École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School Scholarships

LCHS Scholarships

To qualify for the LCHS Awards Program, students in grade 10 or 11 must have earned at least 35 credits at LCHS.  Students in grade 12 must have completed 20 credits at LCHS.  

LCHS awards are intended for LCHS graduates of the current school year.  Where there are no applicants from the current year, applications from graduates of previous years may be considered.  
Please note: Payment of awards & scholarships is at the discretion of award sponsors.

 

A. SPRING AWARDS

 

LCHS ALUMNI FOUNDATION AWARD FOR VALEDICTORIAN
A plaque is presented at Graduation Exercises and a $250 cash award in the fall of the year the student is attending a post-secondary institution. The student must attend a post-secondary institution within 16 months of graduation. The student selected as Valedictorian must have ELA 30-1 and four other courses from the following: Social Studies 30-1, Math 30 -1, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, and Science 30, Études Sociales 30, French Language Arts 30-1, or Second Language at the 30 level.
These courses will be considered in the ranking if taken during the student’s grade eleven or grade twelve year.  

The student must be taking their entire grade 12 year at LCHS and may not be completing any courses through other schools.  To qualify, the student must be registered in a minimum of 25 credits in their grade 12 year at LCHS.  Grades are calculated based on first semester final grades and second semester mid-term grades.

The student who meets the above criteria and is the highest ranked in the graduating class will be valedictorian. The second student in the ranking will be selected as salutatorian.
 

SALUTATORIAN AWARD by LCHS Students’ Union
A plaque is presented at the Graduation Exercises and a $250 cash award in the fall, to the student with the second highest average as above.


CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PRINCIPALS STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD - $250
Criteria is based on demonstrated outstanding leadership in both the school & community. Students must be in the top 20% of their class academically. Recognition, awards, honours & scholarships are also taken into account. An essay is part of the application. Only one student can be nominated per school. Applications available on-line at http://cosl.mb.ca/canadian-association-of-principals-student-leadership-award/. Deadline February 15 at the Career Centre to qualify for the March 1, 2019 deadline to the Association.

 

B.  FALL AWARDS - FOLLOWING GRADUATION

 

AUXILIARY TO THE LACOMBE HOSPITAL & CARE CENTER SCHOLARSHIP - $500
This award is given to the Alix, Bentley or Lacombe student graduating with the highest academic average and who is enrolled in a nursing program leading to an RN. Application available HERE. Deadline to LCHS Career Centre is June 15. Deadline to the Auxiliary is September 1.


CENTRAL ALBERTA CO-OP BURSARY - $300 - highest average; $200 - 2nd highest average
Presented to the student obtaining the highest average mark in all courses ($300) and to the person with the second highest average mark ($200) in their graduating year.  English 30-2 and Math 30-2 must be included in the average. No application. 


CLASS OF ’70 SCHOLARSHIP - $100
Awarded to a student who has not received another award (other than Rutherford), who has spent their High School at LCHS and who possesses personal characteristics that have enhanced the well being of fellow students. Student needs to be enrolled in a post-secondary institution within 16 months of graduation.  By nomination only.  Nomination form available in the Career Centre. Please return completed form to Career Centre.


CLIVE LIONS CLUB BURSARY - $500
Awarded annually to a graduating student who:

  • has attended Clive School
  • can provide evidence of financial need
  • can provide evidence of community and/or school involvement
  • is attending post secondary (broad definition) in the fall after graduation

A student who is in financial need and unable to prove community involvement because he/she needs to work, will qualify for this bursary.
Applications are available HERE and must be returned to the Career Centre by the deadline date of June 10th.

 

COLBY SACKETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $500
Open to grade 12 students who show exemplary characteristics in leadership, are active teen mentors, leaders and show promise for post-secondary education.

Colby Sackett was a Teen Mentor and embodied all these characteristics. We
have named the Big Brothers Big Sisters Scholarship in his honor in memory of the amazing young person who made a difference in our community.  Applications available at: https://lacombe.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/what-we-do/colby-sackett-memorial-scholarship    Deadline June 30, 2019.

 

D & M CONCRETE SCHOLARSHIP in CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY - $200
This award is given to a student who has the highest achievement in Construction Technology 30 courses as determined by the teacher (10 credits preferred). Preference will be given to a student who is pursuing further education in the construction field after graduation. No application.


D & M CONCRETE SCHOLARSHIP in FABRICATION STUDIES - $200
This award is presented to the student who has the highest achievement in Fabrication Studies 30 course as determined by the teacher (10 credits preferred). Preference will be given to a student who is pursing further education in the welding area after graduation. No application.


DON GUSTAFSON MERIT AWARD - $300
Don Gustafson taught for 30 years at Lacombe Composite High School. He continually demonstrated a concern for academic excellence while maintaining an outstanding contribution to school activities and to our community. Don's concern for others is well documented. This award is presented annually to the student who best illustrates the qualities of citizenship and community involvement while maintaining a respectable academic average. The recipient is selected by the staff of LCHS based on information provided in an application to be submitted by June 1 of each year. Application available on-line HERE.
 

DR. DALTON AND MRS. KAY DEEDRICK PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP - $1500
One award will be provided to a qualifying LCHS student who is involved in, and pursuing post secondary education in, the performing arts.  Application available HERE. Please submit application to Career Centre. Deadline May 15th.
 

FRANK FREEMAN EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP (amount varies)

This scholarship, given in memory of a former principal of Blackfalds School, is available to a student who attended Blackfalds School and is enrolled in a faculty of Education and is majoring in Social Studies, Language Arts or Elementary Education. Deadline June 1. Application available HERE. Please submit application to Career Centre.
 

GOVERNOR GENERAL ACADEMIC MEDAL
A bronze medal is awarded to the top academic student on behalf of the Governor General of Canada.  The average includes all grade 11 and grade 12 courses as listed on the student’s official transcript of grades.  There is no differentiation between academic and vocational types of courses; all those courses taken which directly result in the obtaining of a secondary school diploma are included in the calculation.
 

HEALTH CARE AIDE ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP - 2 OF $500

Must have minimum average of 80% in any of the Sciences (Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Science 30)  Must provide written recommendation letter from instructor of the course  Must complete a minimum 750 word (maximum 1500 words) essay on the following subject What inspires you about having a career in the Health Care industry?  Completed application form (provided on last page) Please submit the information described above by June 30th, 2016 to: ATTN: Director The Health Care Aide Academy 4929 49 Street Red Deer AB T4N 1V1.  Applications available here.  Deadline June 30, 2019.  

 

HELEN GORDON NEWMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $1,500
In memory of Helen Gordon Newman, this scholarship is to recognize and encourage accomplishment in the pursuit of knowledge as a life long goal. Applicants shall be attending the University of Alberta or equivalent, have a high academic standing in grades 10, 11 & 12 and have extracurricular involvement while attending LCHS. Application available HERE. Deadline June 1st. Please submit application to Career Centre.
 

HUGH C. MCCULLOUGH SAFE DRIVER ENDOWMENT - Interest on Endowment (about $400)
This scholarship is awarded in memory of Hugh C. McCullough who was born in California but was raised in the Blackfalds area. Mr. McCullough became a bus driver for Greyhound, traveling between San Francisco and Monterey, California and achieved a largely unmatched record for safety and customer satisfaction. Following this, he began his own successful transportation company and land development companies.

Students interested in applying for the Hugh C. McCullough Endowment must meet the following criteria:

  •  Must have attended a Blackfalds Wolf Creek School Division school for all or a portion of their schooling
  •  Must be a graduating student of Lacombe Composite High School
  •  Must provide photocopied proof of successful completion of a recognized Driver Training program
  •  Must hold a valid Class Five Driver’s License
  •  Must have no current demerits (clean Driver’s Abstract) on a valid Driver’s License
  •  Complete a Hugh C. McCullough Safe Driver Endowment application form

The successful recipient will be determined by the Lacombe Composite High School Scholarship Committee.
Applications available HERE. Application deadline June 1.



IODE SOCIAL STUDIES 30-1 SCHOLARSHIPS - $1,000 each for the top two marks

Goes to the 2 students who have the highest mark in Social Studies 30-1.  In the event of a tie, the student who also has the highest English mark will receive the award.  In the event of the tie continuing, Math marks and then overall averages will be used to determine recipients.  The recipients must be in their graduating year and presently attending a degree-granting post-secondary institution. Proof of registration must be provided before award receipt.  No application.
 

LACOMBE COUNTY MUTUAL AID DOUG SPROULE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000                       

This scholarship will be given annually to one student from LCHS. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of the Lacombe County Mutual Aid Organization. To be eligible, all applicants must:

  • be a permanent resident or citizen of Canada & be a resident of Alberta
  • be graduating from École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School
  • submit an essay of 800-1000 words on Emergency Preparedness
  • be registered to commence studies at an recognized Alberta post-secondary institution, broad definition, in a program of at least one (1) year in length

Preference will be given to a student who is:

  • pursuing a course of studies which is related to Emergency Services OR
  • a member of, affiliated with, or related to a member of Lacombe County Emergency Services

Applications and all supporting documents must be received at the Lacombe County Office on or before 3:30pm on March 31st of each year.Applications are available from the Career Centre or online HERE.                                                                                                   


LACOMBE & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP - 2 of $1250
The Chamber of Commerce Scholarship will be given annually to two graduating students of Lacombe area schools. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee determined by the Lacombe & District Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors annually. Successful applicants will be determined by the following criteria:

  • Must be a grade 12 student registered within the Town of Lacombe or Lacombe County
  • Must be a resident of Lacombe or Lacombe County
  • Must be enrolled in a Post Secondary institute in the upcoming school year
  • Must be employed by OR the child of an employee of a Lacombe District Chamber of Commerce Member in good standing
  • Must fill out an application form
  • Must provide a brief write up providing information listed on the criteria sheet enclosed with the application

The application is available at the Career Centre or here. Applications must be sent to the Chamber of Commerce June 3, 2019.
 

LACOMBE & DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB BURSARY - 1 of $500
The Lacombe & District Garden Club Bursary will be given annually to a graduating student going into a program related to agriculture or horticulture.  Applications available HERE. Deadline to submit application to the Career Centre: June 1.


LACOMBE KINSMEN KIN CANADA BURSARY - $500, student recipient qualifies for $1,000 provincial award
Established as a legacy to the founder of Kin Canada, Harold Rogers.   Student applicants will be evaluated on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need.  Must plan to register in postsecondary in the fall follwing graduation.  Applications available in the Career Centre or at https://www.kincanada.ca/bursaries.  Deadline February 1, 2019.


LACOMBE KINSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
The student receiving the highest mark in the following areas will receive $200:
Art 30                          
Foods 30
Drama 30                        
Instrumental Music 30
Fashion Studies 30              
Physical Education 30

The following awards will be awarded to a student who has the highest achievement in advanced course (excluding work experience). Each recipient will receive $200. No application.
Design Studies 30       
Mechanics 30


LACOMBE LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP - $500
This award is based on involvement in and service to the community (volunteering), demonstrated leadership skills, teamwork and academic improvement during high school years.  Applicants must be enrolled in a post-secondary program of at least two year’s duration within 16 months of graduation.  Applications are available in the Career Centre, and must be accompanied by at least 2 letters of reference and proof of acceptance at a post secondary institution or a letter of intention to apply to a post secondary institution within 16 months of graduation. Please submit application to Career Centre. Deadline  May 1.

 

LACOMBE ROTARY DISTRICT #5360 SCHOLARSHIP - $1000

Four awards of $1000 each will be made to students graduating from high schools in Lacombe.  The successful candidates will demonstrate leadership and motivational skills in school and community activities, academic achievement adequate to gain admittance to the accredited post- secondary institution of their choice, and a need for financial assistance. Applications will be available January of each year & must be completed & returned by March 31st, 2019. Applications are available in the Career Centre.


LCHS ACADEMIC CERTIFICATES

Outstanding Achievement Certificates: Students who accomplish outstanding achievement in a subject receive a certificate recognizing their efforts: all course work must be completed in the current school year.. CTS students are chosen by subject teachers; for other subjects the award is based on highest mark.

Certificates Based on Overall Average: Students achieving the following overall averages in grade 10 or 11, who have earned at least 35 credits at LCHS, will be recipients of a certificate of recognition. Averages are credit weighted and based on all courses taken in the past school year, with the exception of Work Experience and RAP, which are not included in the calculation of student averages.

70 - 79.99% average - Silver Certificate
80 - 89.99% average - Gold Certificate
90 - 100% average - Principal's List Certificate


Students achieving the following overall averages in grade 12, who have earned at least 20 credits at LCHS, will be recipients of a certificate of recognition. 

80 - 89.99% average - Gold Certificate
90 - 100% average - Principal's List Certificate


Students on the Principal's list will also have their names added to a plaque, which remains at LCHS
 

LCHS SCHOLARSHIP FUND SOCIAL STUDIES 30-2 AWARD - $150
This award is presented to the student with the highest mark in Social Studies 30-2.


MARY LOU ROSE SCHOLARSHIP IN ENGLISH 30 (sponsored by Corey L. Gish) - $250
This award is presented to the student with highest mark in English 30 each year.   In the event of a tie, consideration will be given to factors such as financial need and passion for English as show in class participation.  Discretion in choice is reserved to the sponsor.  Winner must attend a post-secondary institution within 16 months of graduation.  No application.
 

MASONIC LODGE SCHOLARSHIPS IN ENGLISH 30- 2 - $200 & $100

The following awards will be presented to graduating students: $200 to the graduating student with the highest mark in English 30-2; $100 to the graduating student with the second highest mark in English 30-2. If 2 or more students tie for highest mark, no second-highest award will be given, and the $300 will be divided between the top place students.  No application.
 

MC COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000 towards tuition

To be eligible students must demonstrate outstanding dedication and ability in the field of hairstyling, achieve honors in Grade 12 Cosmetology courses, demonstrate an excellent attendance record, display a positive attitude & strong desire to learn, and display a serious interest in pursuing a career in the Salon Industry. To be eligible student must be nominated by the Cosmetology teacher. Deadlines are January 15 or May 15. If interested please see your Cosmetology teacher.


MERIT CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION CAREER & TECHNOLOGY STUDIES (CONSTRUCTION) AWARD- $300


Students enrolled in construction related courses will be considered. The graduating student with a top academic standing who has demonstrated interest in leadership and cooperation will be chosen to receive the award. No application.

MOORE SHILLETO SOCIAL STUDIES ESSAY AWARD - $250 First Prize & 2 honorable mentions $50 each

This award is given annually to a deserving student enrolled in LCHS upon selection by the Moore Shilleto Selection Committee on the basis of a written essay. This award honors the vision of Canada as a just society; acknowledges the sacrifices of our pioneers and recognizes that they survived through cooperation. Our pioneers created a legacy of public services, such as education and health, which continues to benefit all citizens. Essays should be 800-1000 words in length and reflect careful thought and effective research. Proper documentation must be provided. Deadline June 1.  Essay topics will be available at the Career Centre by April 1.

 

MUISE BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP – $1000

To apply for this scholarship applicants must be:

  • a permanent resident or citizen of Canada
  • a resident of Alberta
  • a female
  • graduating from LCHS
  • have an overall average in combined Grade 12 semester 1 and mid-term Semester 2 marks of at least 70%
  • Must have one or more of the following:
    • worked part time throughout high school (can include on the family farm)
    • involvement in the arts
    • involvement in sports
    • involvement as a volunteer with any non-profit or charity organization
  • have applied to and/or enrolled in the first year oof a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Program at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution
  • consideration will be given to financial need and involvement in the community through the arts, sports or in any volunteer capacity

Applications are available HERE. Deadline  May 25. Please submit completed application to the Career Centre.

 

NOVA CHEMICALS – Two awards of $300

These awards are presented to the top female and top male students in Chemistry 30 (Highest Marks). No application.
 

PRIX D'HONNEUR - $100

Awarded to the graduate with the highest mark in French 30.  No application.

 

REMARKABLE RAM SCHOLARSHIP - $500

Awarded to an LCHS student for contributions to LCHS that make the school a better place.  Applications available in the Career Centre or here.

 

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION LACOMBE LEGION AWARD - $1000

Awarded to one male &/or female of LCHS, who is the child or grandchild of a past or current member of the Branch who had/has a minimum of 10 years continuous service with the Royal Canadian Legion. Criteria are as follows:

  • Student must provide the committee with evidence of their relative’s Legion service & their relationship to the member. If the relative is a current member, they must be in good standing.
  • Student is a member of the graduating class who has participated in school &/or community activities & has been a well rounded student who has shown support to others.
  • Student must have achieved a satisfactory standing in his &/or her Grade 12 year & be in need of financial assistance.
  • Student must attend a post secondary or trade institution within 16 months of graduation. A cheque will be issued upon proof of enrollment.

Applications are available in the Career Centre. Deadline for submission will be May 31 of the year of graduation. Please submit applications to the Career Counselor’s office.
 

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BURSARY - $1000
Awarded to one female and/or one male student of LCHS who is the child or grandchild of Canadian ex-service personnel, Merchant Navy personnel who are eligible for & who have been awarded campaign stars or decorations, or ex-service personnel of Commonwealth countries other than Canada, & of Allied countries, resident in Canada, who are in need of assistance. Criteria for selection are as follows:

  • Student must provide the committee with evidence of their relationship to personnel listed (i.e. Copy of relatives Service Record or Discharge Certificate, etc.).
  • Student is a member of the graduating class who has participated in school &/or community activities; is a well rounded student who has shown support to others.
  • Student must have achieved a satisfactory standing in his &/or her Grade 12 year & be in need of financial assistance.
  • Student must attend a post secondary or trade institution within 16 months of graduation. A cheque will be issued upon proof of enrollment.

Applications are available in the Career Centre. Deadline for submission will be May 31 of the year of graduation. Please submit applications to the Career Counselor’s office.
 

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION LADIES AUXILIARY BURSARY - $500

Awarded to an LCHS student entering their first term of a certificate, diploma or degree in a recognized post secondary institution.  Students must be graduates and under the age of 21 years.  The award is intended to assist the child, grandchild, great grandchild, niece, nephew or great niece and nephew of Canadian Military or RCMP personnel, or the child or grandchild of Auxiliary or Branch member.  Deadline May 31st.

 

TD CANADA TRUST SCHOLARSHIP IN AGRICULTURE FOR LCHS - $200                                                                                                 

The award will be presented to a LCHS graduating student who has demonstrated an interest in the agricultural industry. Preference will be given to a student pursuing post-secondary education preferably in an agricultural related program. Please obtain and submit application at the Career Centre. Applications received by LCHS counsellors up to June 15 will be considered.

 

TRIPLE “A” SCHOLARSHIP – ACHIEVEMENT AGAINST ADVERSITY - $1000

The Lacombe Branch of the Knights of Columbus will award this scholarship to a student who has demonstrated success in school while overcoming significant adversity. The adversity faced may come from a variety of sources, including illness or injury, learning disabilities, family challenges, economic handicaps or personal problems.  Must be continuing education in some way: post-secondary, apprenticeship or other learning institution. Nominations also accepted. Deadline  May 1 of the graduating year.  
 

WOLF CREEK PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCHOLARSHIPS - $300

Six scholarships are awarded on the basis of contribution to school affairs, personal attributes and community involvement. Students who are eligible for the Rutherford Scholarship in grade 12 are not eligible to apply. To receive the scholarship, the student must enroll at a post-secondary educational institution within 12 months of receiving the scholarship (payable upon receipt of enrolment). Application available from the Career Centre or here. Deadline June 15. Please submit application to Career Centre.
 

WOLF CREEK PUBLIC SCHOOLS CTS SCHOLARSHIP  - $300
Awarded to a student who takes a significant amount of his/her program in CTS, RAP or Green Certificate. To receive the scholarship, the student must enroll at a post-secondary educational institution within 12 months of receiving the scholarship (payable upon receipt of enrolment).  The student should be enrolled in a program related to their CTS studies. Application available from the Career Centre or here. Deadline June 15. Please submit application to Career Centre.