Central Alberta Scholarships
Students are responsible for verifying scholarship deadline dates.
ALBERTA MOOSE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS - $1000A scholarship will be awarded to each city or town with a Moose Lodge. Students from Lacombe will be able to apply to the Red Deer Chapter. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicant must be registered at a recognized Community College or University as a full time student. Application available here . Deadline for application May 30. Application may be sent to the Red Deer or to the Ponoka Lodge:
L.O.O.M. #1639140 Petrolia Dr,Red Deer County, AB T4E 1B4
orLoyal Order of the MooseP.O. Box 4271, 5000 AB-2A, Ponoka, AB T4J 1R7
BENTLEY SEED CLEANING SCHOLARSHIP - (amount varies)
Available to graduating students of Rimbey, Alix-MAC, Lacombe, Bentley, Eckville and CACHS. Students must be registered in a post secondary program with preference given to an agriculture related field of study and have a graduating overall average of at least 70%. Students must have been a resident of the area for the past three years. Application available on-line HERE. Deadline is June 1. Please bring your application to the Career Centre.
BURMAN UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
EARLY ADMISSION AWARD: $1,000, deadline February 1
PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP FOR VALEDICTORIANS: FREE Tuition
PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR ATHLETICS: $500 - $2,000
PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP: $500 - $2,000
PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR MUSIC: $500 - $2,000
PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: $1,000 - $3,000
CALUMET SYNERGY ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD - 1 of $1000, 2 of $500
This scholarship will be awarded to a student beginning in post-secondary studies. CSA would like to recognize those students and emphasize the importance of supporting their contributions to our area. In order to be eligible for the Scholarship award, a student must:
- live in the CSA area
- be entering his/her first year of full-time undergraduate studies leading to a degree, diploma or certificate
- have demonstrated positive support and service to the community
- write an essay (minimum of 250 words to a maximum of 500 words) to indicate why you are deserving to receive this Scholarship award
- have confirmation from the Registrar's office of the post-secondary institution that you are attending indicating your full-time status
Applications are available in the Career Centre in your school. Please submit completed applications to your Career Counselor prior to June 25th 2021 for submission to CSA. Your Transcript of Marks or DAR and proof of registration are to be submitted directly to Leanne Walton at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31, 2021. The 2021 application is available HERE.
CAROLE FORHAN THEATRE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP - 1 of $500
Applicants must be a resident of the greater Central Alberta area, apply the award towards costs associated with a recognized workshop or program of a Theatre Arts nature, meet all the admission criteria and be accepted (if applicable) into the program for which funding is being requested, demonstrate commitment, dedication, work ethic and passion towards theatrical arts, as verified through two reference letters. References that speak to these are felt to be of equal if not greater importance than other criteria. Applications become available January 15th each year. Deadline April 15 each year. https://www.reddeerplayers.com/the-carole-forhan-theatre-arts-scholarship.html
CENTRAL ALBERTA DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP – NAIT ($1000 per year for up to 3 years)
Must be accpeted/enrolled as a first year student in the NAIT DMS program. Preference to a candidate that has resided within a 100km radius of Red Deer in the last 5 years. https://camiscare.ca/about-camis/#community Deadline October 4, 2019.
CENTRAL ALBERTA DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP – SAIT ($1000 per year for up to 3 years)
Must be accepted/enrolled as a first year student in the SAIT DMS program; preference to a candidate who has resided within a 100km radius of Red Deer within the last 5 years. https://camiscare.ca/about-camis/#community Deadline October 4, 2019
CENTRAL ALBERTA VINTAGE AUTO CLUB BOB & JEAN SPENCER SCHOLARSHIP - $1000
Awarded to a Grade 12 student attending a central Alberta high school who have achieved at least 15 credits in mechanics/automotives related courses at the high school level, and who graduate in June of the most recent school year. In addition, applicants must be furthering their education in the automotive field by being enrolled in an automotive-related program in a post-secondary institution in Alberta or must have a plan for apprenticeship. Application available on-line HERE. Deadline June 30.
DR. DON CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP - $2,000
For students who choose to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree or a Degree in Veterinary Medicine. The scholarship will be payable to the University of your choice for your tuition, once your university college acceptance and registration has been confirmed. Criteria: Demonstrated leadership or community involvement as evidenced by a resume prepared by the applicant or a reference letter. Consideration may also be given to the financial need of the applicant. Applications available at: https://rddcf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Don-Church-Scholarship-Requirements-2021.pdf. Deadline June 30, 2021 at 4:30 PM.
DR. MARTHA KOSTUCH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FUND - $2500
For a graduating student with an interest in environmental issues who has shown community leadership. Applicants must be able to demonstrate enrolment in a post secondary institution in a field related to the environment, and must reside in th PAMZ area. Further information is available at: www.pamz.org. Applications are available in the LCHS Career Centre or at: https://pamz.org/martha-kostuch-scholarship/. Application deadline August 1 annually.
EQUS SCHOLARSHIP - 4 of $1,500 each
Students applying for this scholarship must be residents of Alberta based on their parents address. At least one of their parents, or legal guardian, must be a member, in good standing of EQUS at the time of the application. Students must be planning on enrolling in the first year of a full-time post-secondary program that is at least two (2) years long. The recipients will be chosen by a selection committee.
For more information and the application, please go to http://www.equs.ca/community/scholarships.html. The deadline is August 1 annually.
LANDMARK GROUP OF BUILDERS YOUTH VOLUNTEER SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000
This scholarship is available to individuals who have been registered in the AHS Youth Volunteer Program within the past year, who reside in or have their permanent address within 100 kilometers of Red Deer, and who are pursuing a post secondary education in a healthcare related field. Must be enrolled in and attending grade 12 or completed grade 12 within the past year..
Applications close March 1, 2021. Please go to https://www.rdrhfoundation.com/scholarship-landmark for more information and application forms.
MARILYN SHARP 4-H SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000
The scholarship is made possible by generous donations from MEGlobal and Dow Canada, in recognition of Marilyn’s long-time volunteer contributions as a member of their Community Advisory Panel. Available to 4-H Members from the West Central Region. The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, overall 4-H achievement and public speaking participation. Deadline May 17 2021 @ 12:00PM. https://registration.4hab.com/Login.aspx
MURRAY FAMILY CAREER OPPORTUNITY AWARD - usually $1,500
Open to students in Central Alberta who are either attending post-secondary school or technical institute for a diploma or degree program. You will be asked to provide information on your career plans and your financial plan for post secondary. Involvement in the community and demonstration of positive motivational and/or leadership skills will be considered. Application available at: https://rddcf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Murray-Family-Scholarship-Application-2021.pdf. Deadline June 30, 2021 at 4:30 PM.
RED DEER ARTS COUNCIL CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS - $500
Awarded to the top scoring submission from a secondary student on the basis of submissions of literary, visual or performing art works. Open to Central Alberta students who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants currently enrolled as full-time students in a secondary institution. For further criteria and application, please contact the Career Centre or you may email the Arts Council at email@example.com. Deadline March 1, 2021 at 4:00 PM. Late submissions will not be accepted. Applications are available in the Career Centre and here.
RED DEER ARTS COUNCIL EMERGING ARTIST AWARDS - $1,000
The Red Deer Arts Council has established this emerging artist award to support and encourage promising artists early in their careers, while also raising the profile of the arts by stimulating, developing and promoting the arts in Red Deer. For further criteria and application, please contact the Career Centre or you may email the Arts Council at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline 4:00 PM March 1, 2020. Late submissions will not be accepted. Applications are available in the Career Centre or here.
RED DEER ARTS COUNCIL WASKASOO BLUEGRASS MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS - $500
Awarded to the top scoring submission from a secondary student on the basis of submissions of literary, visual or performing art works. Open to Central Alberta students who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants currently enrolled as full-time students in a secondary institution. For further criteria and application, please contact the Career Centre or you may email the Arts Council at email@example.com. Deadline 4:00 PM March 1, 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. Applications are available in the Career Centre or here.
RED DEER AND DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000
To qualify, write an essay of 1000 – 1500 words, based on the topic: “Why are Unions Important To Society?”
• Choose a specific union that has been part of a landmark decision
(e.g. the RAND formula or the pay equity for CUPW members, or the
more recent Court Injunction against the Alberta Government’s Bill 46).
• Discuss what the decision is, how it came about, the end result and
how that result is important to society as a whole and specifically to
To Be Eligible the Applicant Must:
1) Be a grade 12 graduate of a Central Alberta High School.
2) Be a full time student attending a post-secondary institution.
3) Provide confirmation of registration in a post-secondary degree or diploma program at a recognized university or community college.
4) Provide a copy of the statement from the institute indicating courses for each semester and a copy of the class schedule.
5) Provide a copy of the receipt indicating payment of tuition.
Please submit essays to firstname.lastname@example.org or #102, 4730A – 50 St. Red Deer, AB T4N 1X2. Deadline October 31, 2021.
RED DEER REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION - numerous available
The Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, with the support of their donors, is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to Central Alberta residents pursuing an education in health care. Applicants must currently reside or their permanent address must be within 100 km of Red Deer. They have a number of scholarships in a variety of fields. A full list of their scholarships, criteria, and eligibility are on their website at www.rdrhfoundation.com click on 'Scholarship' bar at top of page. Applications are accepted from August 1st to September 15th.
SAWYER KIIST PASSION FOR LIFE BURSARY - up to 3 of $1.000
The Sawyer Kiist Passion for Life Bursary will be awarded in memory of Sawyer Kiist, who was part of the Cow Patti Theatre for numerous seasons. Sawyer's family along with Cow Patti look forward to assisting young people with their passion. A bursary of $1,000 will be distributed annually to a young person for the purposes of furthering that student's passion, whether it be post secondary education, extra curricular activities, or support in bringing their passion for an activity to life.
To apply, send in a submission, whether it be a letter, a power point presentation or a short video requesting assistance. Provide some information about yourself, your passion, and why you are pursuing it. If relevant, pictures and/or links are appreciated. Sponsors want to get to know you. Contact information must be provided. Forward submissions to: email@example.com or mail to: Rudy/Marie Kiist, Box 7 Site 5 RR 3, Ponoka AB, T4J 1R3. Deadline March 31, 2021. Bursaries will be awarded July 10, 2021. Information is available at the LCHS Career Centre or here.
TREY PURDIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000
All applicants must be in good standing with AHSRA, graduating from high school and planning to attend post secondary. Successful applicants are permitted to defer for one year. Consideration is given to AHSRA activities and community and school involvement. Applications available at: https://rddcf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Trey-Purdie-Memorial-Scholarship-AHSRA-2021.pdf. Deadline April 1, 2021 at 4:30 PM.
VIOLET RICHARDSON AWARD - $500 to the recipient & $500 for her volunteer organization
This award is sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Central Alberta. Eligible applicants must be females between the ages of 14-17; have demonstrated initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it; have had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteers.
The application should be printed and filled out. The Soroptimist Club has had difficulty in the past when forms are filled out online and then sent to them. It will strengthen your application if you include reference letters, pictures, news articles, etc. These are appreciated by the judges of the award. The completed applications can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com. If a student would prefer to drop off or mail the completed application, they can email for an address.
Should you become a winner of $500, $500 will also be contributed to your volunteer organization in your honor. You would then be eligible for one of 28 $1000 awards. One finalist will be chosen from among those 28 winners for an additional award, including a contribution of $2500 to the finalist's volunteer organization. Applications are available in the Career Centre or here. Deadline: December 31, 2021.