Sponsorship & Funding

As a registered charity and non-profit society, we've always worked hard at SUNIA to keep our program as financially accessible as possible. Part of this involves providing funding opportunities for those who demonstrate financial need, working with community organizations to offer scholarships, and developing resources to help individuals who wish to seek out their own community sponsorship. If you would like to come to SUNIA but need some help paying the associated fees, this page is here to help you! Throughout the year, new opportunities may be added to this page.

Please note: You must be registered to be considered for these opportunities. If you have any questions regarding the sponsorship process, please contact our Registrar, Victor Frunza, at (780) 237-6118 or via email at registrar@sunia.ca.


Many different organizations and individuals in the community share our goal of making SUNIA accessible, and help us achieve that by offering the scholarships listed below. 

S. Claire Memorial Scholarship

We're glad to offer the S. Claire Memorial Scholarship for our 2017 program. This scholarship will award one full scholarship ($595.00) as well as the cost of plane travel for one student currently residing in the United States, Quebec, or any rural town in Alberta (any township excluding Calgary, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Airdrie, Spruce Grove)

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please complete the form below by clicking the "Apply Now" button and complete the "Why Do You Want To Attend SUNIA" essay.

Deadline for Submissions: June 30st

Alberta Teachers’ Association Scholarships

Several locals of the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) provide full or partial funding to students in their districts. Throughout the year, available ATA scholarships will be listed here, along with due dates and other details.

Edmonton Public Local No. 37 ATA

Amiskwaciy Academy ∙ Centre High ∙ Eastglen ∙ Edmonton Christian ∙ Harry Ainlay  ∙ J. Percy Page ∙ Jasper Place ∙ Lillian Osbourne ∙ M.E. LaZerte ∙ McNally  ∙ Millwoods Christian ∙ Old Scona Academic ∙ Queen Elizabeth ∙ Ross Sheppard ∙ Strathcona ∙ Victoria Composite ∙ Vimy Ridge Academy ∙ W. P. Wagner

We're glad to be partnering once again with the Edmonton Public Local No. 37 ATA to offer one student from every Edmonton Public High School a full scholarship ($595.00) to attend SUNIA. If you are interested in applying, please talk with the head of the social department at your school.

Deadline for Submissions: April 14th

Calgary Separate Local No. 55 ATA

Notre Dame ∙ Bishop McNally ∙ St. Francis ∙ Father Lacombe ∙ St. Mary's ∙ Bishop Carroll ∙ Bishop Grandin ∙ Bishop O'Byrne 

We're glad to be partnering once again with the Calgary Separate Local No. 55 ATA to offer two students from a Calgary Separate High School a full scholarship ($595.00) to attend SUNIA. If you are interested in applying, please talk with the head of the social department at your school.

Deadline for Submissions: June 1st

We would like to thank the following organizations who have provided students all over Alberta with the opportunity to attend SUNIA last year. 

  • Alberta Teachers Association - Edmonton Public Local No. 37
  • Alberta Teachers Association - Calgary Separate Local No. 55
  • Alberta Teachers Association - Fort McMurray Local No. 48
  • United Nations Association of Canada - Edmonton Branch
  • United Nations Association of Canada - Calgary Branch

Community Sponsorship

finding sponsorship

Businesses and individuals are often willing to sponsor students to attend SUNIA. As a registered charity, SUNIA can provide charitable receipts for any sponsorship donations made to the program. SUNIA has a sponsorship package to help you find a sponsor. This package includes a list of suggested sponsors, a letter template for you, and a letter from our registrar to help you in your funding quest.

Want to help keep Sunia financially accessible? 


Any individual wishing to make a donation is can do so through our donate page. 


If you're an organization that has funding available or you wish to help make attending SUNIA more accessible for students, please feel free to reach out to our Partnerships Coordinator, who will be happy to find something that works best for you and your organization!


SUNIA is proud to be able to provide bursaries to students who would otherwise be unable to attend our program due to financial need. We cannot guarantee that you will receive your requested amount, as this will depend on the demand for bursaries and the number of students who request a bursary. Please note that a bursary can only cover SUNIA's registration fees, a maximum of $595.00, and cannot be used for any other payment related to a student's participation in our program, such as travel.

We recommend that students applying for bursaries also apply to any relevant scholarships above to maximize the likelihood that they will have their experience fully or partially funded.

Please note that in order for your bursary request to be processed correctly, you must first be registered with our program. 

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