Provincial Scholarships

Provincial Scholarships

Students are responsible for verifying scholarship deadline dates.

4-H ALBERTA SCHOLARSHIPS - up to $2,500

  • You must be a past or present member of a 4-H Alberta Club for a minimum of 3 years.
  • You may apply for a 4-H scholarship every year that you are a full time post-secondary student at an officially recognized institution.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof that they are attending a post secondary institution as a full time student.

Applications available on-line from March - May. Deadline for application is Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 3 PM.  For more information please go to http://www.4h.ab.ca/About/scholarships.html.

 

ADVANCING FUTURES BURSARY PROGRAM – school expenses and fixed monthly living allowance.

Assists youth who have been or continue to be in the care or custody of Alberta Children’s Services to achieve their educational goals by offering opportunities and resources through education. Must be between 18 and 24 years of age to apply.  Application and information available on-line at www.advancingfutures.gov.ab.ca

Deadlines available are:

  • Apply by June 1 to begin studies anytime during the upcoming academic year (September to August)
  • Apply by October 1 to begin studies anytime between January and August of the following year.
  • Apply by February 1 to begin studies anytime between May and August of the same year.

 

ALBERTA ACADEMY OF AESTHETICS - $1000

Awarded to one deserving student from each High School per calendar year. The scholarship award will be put toward the tuition of the full -time Aesthetics Program. The scholarship is awarded to the highest academic achiever graduating from a grade 12 Cosmetology program with an average of 80% or more. For more information please visit http://www.academyofaesthetics.com/.  Deadline tends to be in June.

 

ALBERTA BLUE CROSS 50th ANNIVERSARY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ABORIGINAL STUDENTS - up to $1,500

Three scholarships are awarded each year to aboriginal students completing high school and planning on entering post-secondary studies in Alberta. Applicants must be Indian, Inuit or Métis and must have been residents of Alberta during their previous year of study. Recipients are chosen based on academic achievement, financial need and community involvement. Applications are available on-line at www.ab.bluecross.ca/aboutus/aboriginal-scholarships.html. Deadline January 15, 2019.  

 

ALBERTA FISH & GAME ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP - $500

The applicant must be enrolled in a minimum one-year environmental sciences or related program at an accredited Alberta post-secondary institution; must also be or have a parent that is a member of the AFGA or an affiliated fish & game club; must be 21 years of age or younger; must fill out application & write a minimum 500 word essay; not necessarily based on high marks. Detailed information & applications are available on-line at https://www.afga.org/educational-scholarships/.  Deadline February 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

 

ALBERTA GOLF ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION - over 50 awards of up to  $1000

Scholarship applications will be judged on the following criteria if applicable:
• Academic performance in the previous school year
• Financial need
• Participation in volunteer or community activities
• Relevant work experience

Please see http://albertagolf.org/ag-scholarships/ for further details.  Deadline June 30, 2019.

 

ALBERTA MILK - MILK EVERY MOMENT SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 (2 available – 1 female, 1 male)

This award is for students who achieve a balance in life, participate in school life, and have the desire to do great things in life.

  • Grade 12 student
  • Participate in athletic activities (school intramurals, member of a sports team, pr participate in activities outside of school ie. Dance, water polo, hockey, karate, etc.)
  • Demonstrate an attitude of fair play  and sportsmanship while participating in sport and social activities
  • Show personal development with involvement in activities other than athletics and academics (ie. Community work, hobbies, clubs, youth programs, etc)
  • Plan to attend a post-secondary facility in Canada
  • Be an Alberta resident

Applicants will be required to submit four complete copies of the application signed by the student and school principal/assistant principal, a resume, maximum two letters of reference, and an essay of a maximum of 500 words. The Alberta Milk Never Stop application form, requirements and eligibility criteria are posted on the ASAA website http://www.asaa.ca/recognition/scholarships/alberta-milk-asaa-scholarship.  Deadline to your Career Centre: June 14, 2019.

 

ALBERTA OUTFITTERS ASSOCIATION YEAR OF THE COWBOY SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 

Applicant must be pursuing a career in a field that perpetuates the "Western Spirit".  This can include: veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, ranching, agricultural business administration, forestry, fish & wildlife etc.  Please contact Alberta Outfitters for application information http://albertaoutfitters.com/alberta-outfitters-association-year-cowboy-scholarship-application// or find applications here.   Deadline January 31, 2019.

 

ALBERTA SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP - $2000

To qualify, applicant must be a graduating senior & a Trail Pass member of the ASA as of January 1 of that scholarship year; must submit a cover letter, a resume, a summary of involvement in snowmobiling, a transcript of grade point averages, & an essay of the theme provided. Applications available on-line in January at https://albertasnowmobile.ca/discover/resources/programs.   Application must be received at ASA by March 30th, 2018.

 

ALBERTA UNION OF PROVINCIAL EMPLOYEES

For bursaries based on financial need, and for the $2,500 Brent Gawne Memorial Scholarship, members of AUPE with two consecutive years service as of July 16 of current year are eligible, and/or their spouse, and/or their financial dependents, and/or dependents of retired or deceased members. Eligible dependents must be under the age of 25 years.  Original applications and attachments are to be mailed to the AUPE head office. Further details can be found at http://www.aupe.org/my-aupe/benefits/scholarships/.   Links to application forms are found on this site  between May 10 and July 16 each year.  Deadline July 11, 2019.

In addition, AUPE Bursaries/Endowments are set up with the following Institutions for first and subsequent year students:

  • Universities - Augustana, Calgary, Lethbridge, MacEwan, Mount Royal
  • Technological Institutes - NAIT, SAIT
  • Colleges - Fairview, Grande Prairie,  Keyano, Lakeland, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Olds, Red Deer

Once you have chosen the institution you will attend, ask their Finance Department or Bursar’s office, or check their scholarship website for an AUPE Bursary Application. The application form is to be returned to your post-secondary institution.

 

ALEXANDER RUTHERFORD SCHOLARSHIPS

The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship (the Rutherford) was named in honour of Alexander Rutherford, Alberta’s first Premier. The Rutherford recognizes and rewards academic achievement in senior high school to encourage students to pursue post-secondary studies. Apply for all three years in the year you plan to attend post secondary. There are no application deadlines. Students should apply as soon as they are accepted at their college or university. Funding is paid once the school confirms the student’s full-time For complete eligibility criteria and information about how to apply, visit the Student Aid Alberta website, at: https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships/alexander-rutherford-scholarship/how-to-apply/.   For the 2018 post secondary year, applications were available online in July.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

High School - Graduated after April 1, 2008

Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
  • Average of 75.0% to 79.9% 
    in five courses - $300*

  • Average of 80% or higher 
    in five courses - $400
  • Average of 75.0% to 79.9%
    in five courses - $500*

  • Average of 80% or higher
    in five courses - $800
  • Average of 75.0% to 79.9%
    in five courses - $700*

  • Average of 80% or higher
    in five courses - $1,300

Average is calculated from 5 designated courses 
*Option/Career and Technology Studies (CTS) may also be considered (See below).

One of:
  • English 10-1, 10-2
  • Français 10-1 or 10-2
One of:
  • English 20-1, 20-2
  • Français 20-1 or 20-2
One of:
  • English 30-1, 30-2
  • Français 30-1 or 30-2
At least two of:
  • Mathematics 10C
  • Science 10
  • Social Studies 10-1 or 10-2
  • A language other than one used above at the Grade 10 level.
At least two of:
  • Mathematics 20-1, or 20-2
  • Chemistry 20
  • Physics 20
  • Science 20
  • Biology 20
  • Social Studies 20-1 or 20-2
  • A language other than one used above at the Grade 11 level.
At least two of:
  • Mathematics 30-1, 30-2 or 31
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • A language other than one used above at the Grade 12 level.
Any two courses with minimum three credit value at Grade 10 level (1000 or 4000 series) including those listed above and combined introductory CTS courses. Any two courses with minimum three credit value at Grade 11 level (2000 or 5000 series) including those listed above and combined intermediate CTS courses. Any two courses with minimum five credit value at Grade 12 level (3000, 6000 or 9000 series) including those listed above and combined advanced CTS courses.

 

ALEX TUTSCHEK FCPA, FCA AWARD FOR INDIGENOUS STUDENT HIGH SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT - $1,500

One award is available to a high schoolindigenous student enrolled in, or accepted by, a business program at an Alberta post-secondary institution.  For information and applications, please go to : https://www.cpaalberta.ca/Foundation/Support-Programs-and-Scholarships/Scholarships/Indigenous-Scholarships.  Deadline extended to March 15, 2019.

 

ANNA & JOHN KOLESAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $1500

Applicants for the Anna & John Kolesar Memorial Scholarship must be Alberta residents and from a family where neither parent obtained a university degree. In addition, they must have obtained a grade 12 diploma after January 1, 1988 and must be enrolling for full-time study in the first year of a program in a Faculty of Education. Based on final standings in three academic subjects including English 30-1 or 30-2. Application eventually available on-line at https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships/?SK=203.  From the StudentAid Alberta website: The application for this award is not available. Check back in early August.

 

APEGA Education Foundation Undergrad Bursaries

The foundation awards seven $5000 bursaries to any Albertans enrolled in an undergraduate engineering or geoscience program anywhere in Canada. We will award bursaries based primarily on financial need in addition to non-academic accomplishments. To apply visit http://apegaeducationfoundation.ca/apply/'.  Deadline to apply is July 31 each year.

 

ASAA PAY IT FORWARD SCHOLARSHIP - 10 of $500 

To be eligible the nominated student: • Must have participated in at least one ASAA sanctioned sport during all three years of high school; • Must be a grade 12 student; • Must be in good standing at their school (as endorsed by school administration); • Must have either: a) Coached (assistant or head) one team during their three years of high school; at either school or community level in any sport; or, b) Officiated during their three years of high school; at either school or community level in any sport. Deadline to your Career Centre: June 15, 2019.  http://www.asaa.ca/recognition/scholarships/pay-it-forward-scholarship

 

ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA AGRICULTURAL FIELDMEN (AAAF) MEMORIAL BURSARY- $500

Bursaries are available to students who are Alberta residents continuing their education at a College or University enrolled in an agricultural or environmental science program. Must supply a copy of their high school marks, together with a letter of acceptance & course of studies planned at a post-secondary institution. Applications are available on-line at https://aaaf.ab.ca/about/aaaf-bursary.html. Deadline September 1 each year.

 

ATCO INDIGENOUS EDUCATION AWARD MERIT PROGRAM - $500

 For full time high school students in Grades 10 - 12.  Application for the 2019-2020 school year opens in in March 2019.  Deadline July 15, 2019.  For More information and to apply, please go to: https://www.atco.com/en-ca/our-commitment/indigenous-partnerships/indigenous-education-programs.html

You are eligible to apply for ATCO’s three Indigenous Education Awards if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a citizen of Canada
  • You are of Indigenous ancestry originating from Alberta
  • You are enrolled full-time in a high school or post-secondary educational program
  • You are not an ATCO employee and/or the child of an ATCO employee

 

ATCO INDIGENOUS EDUCATION AWARD PROGRAM BURSARIES - $1,000

This award recognizes Indigenous students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their school and communities. Must be registered in a recognized trade/community/technical college diploma or certificate program; preference will be given to those enrolled in a program relating to the natural gas industry.   Deadline July 15, 2019.  https://www.atco.com/en-ca/our-commitment/indigenous-partnerships/indigenous-education-programs.html

 

ATCO INDIGENOUS EDUCATION AWARD PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS - $1,500

This award recognizes Indigenous students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their school and communities.  must be registered in a university program intended to lead to a bachelor or graduate degree;
preference will be given to those enrolled in a program relating to the natural gas industry.    Deadline July 15, 2019.  https://www.atco.com/en-ca/our-commitment/indigenous-partnerships/indigenous-education-programs.html

 

BELCOURT BROSSEAU METIS AWARDS – 140 awards ranging from $2,000 - $10,000

In order to meet the criteria for an award, applicants must :

  • Be Métis
  • Intend to pursue a program of study leading to a recognized licence, certificate, diploma, undergraduate or professional degree in Alberta
  • Be permanent residents or citizens of Canada
  • Be residents of Alberta

Primary consideration will be given to applications demonstrating:

  • Financial need
  • Connection to the Métis community
  • Likelihood of improved career opportunities

Application available on-line at http://ecf.getopenfield.com/belcourt-brosseau-metis-awards/. Deadline March 31 each year.

 

CERES ALBERTA WOMEN’S FRATERNITY - $250

Open for application to female students coming to the University of Alberta out of high school. The ideal candidate should have an appreciation of the rural way of life, be actively involved in school, extra-curricular activities, & strive for excellence in all she does. Deadline: January 31, 2019. More information available at at www.ceresalberta.com.

 

CHARLES S. NOBLE JUNIOR HOCKEY SCHOLARSHIP - 10 @ $2,000

To reward the athletic & academic excellence of Junior Hockey players & provide incentive & means to continue with their post-secondary education. Applicants must be an Alberta resident; a participant, or have been a participant, in at least one full season of hockey in the Alberta Junior Hockey League & have played during the last year or are currently playing; enrolled as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution in Alberta and maintained a minimum average of 2.0 on a 4.0 Scale. Recipients are nominated by each Alberta Junior Hockey team and forwarded to the league scholarship committee. Interested applicants should contact their team coach or manager.  Deadline for Nomination December 1, 2019.  Nomination form:  http://ajhl.ca/media/files/upload/Nomination-Charles-Noble-Junior-Hockey-Scholarship.pdf

 

CHARLES S. NOBLE SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDY AT HARVARD - $10,000 (3 per year)

These scholarships will recognize & reward academic excellence & provide an opportunity for outstanding Alberta students to pursue undergraduate studies at Harvard. Applicant must intend to be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at Harvard. Application available at http://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships/?SK=206.  Deadline May 15, 2019.

 

CHARMAINE LETOURNEAU SCHOLARSHIP – number & value of awards vary

Applicants must be a resident of Alberta, be deaf or hard of hearing, have applied or been accepted to an academic or training program at a qualified  post-secondary or vocational school, demonstrate financial need, demonstate knowledge of sign language.  Consideration will be given to leadership within your school or community; regular attendance, punctuality, diligence and commitment. Application available on-line at  http://ecf.getopenfield.com/charmaine-letourneau/​. Deadline August 31 each year.

 

DAVID (FCA) & JANET BENTLEY HIGH SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARD - $2,500

One award granted annually to one (1) student in Grade 12 at any Alberta high school. Preference will be given to applicants/nominees who will need to relocate within Alberta in order to attend a post-secondary institution. Selection is based on involvement in volunteer activities, satisfactory academic achievement, and an expressed interest in pursuing a professional accounting designation. For more information on scholoarship criteria, please visit https://www.cpaalberta.ca/Foundation/Support-Programs-and-Scholarships/Scholarships/High-School-ScholarshipsApplication deadline is February 28, 2019.

 

DR. ERNEST & MINNIE MEHL SCHOLARSHIP - $3500

Based on scholastic achievement in Grade 12 diploma examinations, financial need and commitment of the individual. Criteria will be the same as the Rutherford Scholar Awards. Recommendations of school principals and financial information will also be considered. Recipients are selected from applications received for an Alexander Rutherford Scholarship. A separate application is not required.  More information is available at: https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships/?SK=207.

 

FEDERATION OF ALBERTA GAS CO-OPS LTD. ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - 4 @ $1,000

Available to children of co-operative members of gas utilities within the Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops, as well as, children or landowners who are serviced by gas member towns, villages, counties, or bands. Memberships must have been in place at least one full year. Children of active members of the Provincial Federation Board are not eligible. Applicants must have admission to the first year of a degree or diploma or apprenticeship program at any Canadian accredited post secondary institute of learning with the following restrictions: students attending an institution in the Province of Alberta will only be eligible. Candidates must have completed the course work of the last one (1) year of schooling required for admission to the post secondary institution and must have obtained an academic standing of at least seventy five percent (75%) in core subjects.

Application available at: https://www.fedgas.com/award. Application deadline October 1.

 

FOOTHILLS NATURAL GAS CO-OP LIMITED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - $500

Children and grandchildren of co-operative members of Foothills Natural Gas Co-op. are eligible. Must be attending a degree or diploma program at an accredited post secondary institute and obtain an average of 75% in core subjects. Deadline: October 31, 2019.   https://foothillsgas.ca/welcome/ 

 

GLEN ARMITAGE MEMORIAL EDUCATION FUND - $1500

This scholarship was created in 2008 to support a member of a needy rural family desiring advanced education. Applicant must:

  • be a Canadian citizen and be an Alberta resident
  • have primary family income from the agriculture sector
  • be in need of financial assistance in pursuing post secondary education
  • have demonstrated leadership qualities in family, community, and school involvement and/or clubs and teams
  • plan on pursuing further education at a recognized educational institution

Information & application available HERE. Application deadline April 1, 2019.

 

HEC GERVAIS ACADEMIC & CURLING SCHOLARSHIP – 3 pf $3,000

Applicant must be an active curler & have competed in Junior Men's or Women's, High School, Winter Games, or Mixed competitions; must be age 20 or less as of Dec 31 in the year of application; For other criteria specifications & application please refer to the website at http://www.hecgervaisscholarship.com/apply-now/. Deadline for application: May 31, 2019.

 

IODE CORONATION BURSARY (PROVINCIAL CHAPTER) - $1000

To be eligible you must have been an Alberta resident for at least 3 years and be entering any degree-granting program in Alberta.This bursay is based on financial need.  Applications are available in the Career Centre or here.  Deadline July 15th.

 

JO-ANNE KOCH ACTION FOR BRIGHT CHILDREN (CALGARY) SOCIETY AWARDS - $750

Named in honour of Jo-Anne Koch, the first Principal of ABC (Westmoung) Charter Public School in Calgary, this award is for a gifted child.  Must be an Alberta resident, have or be completing Grade 12 requirements at a publicly funded Alberta High School, meet the criteria for giftedness as determined by his/her school jurisdiction and plan to enroll in a full time post-secondary program.  http://studentaid.alberta.ca/media/107219/award-joannkoch-actionbrightchildrensociety.pdf

 

JOHNATHAN DOODY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $800

The Johnathan Doody Memorial Scholarship is preferred for emerging, first year male University of Alberta students. There are three $800 scholarships available for the students who apply. The scholarship is preferred for students who have a strong commitment to both academics and extracurriculars/volunteering. Johnathan Doody was an exceptional athlete, an inspiring student leader, a loving friend, and a talented scholar. Johnathan came to the University of Alberta to study engineering. In October of 1993, Johnathan was tragically killed in an automotive accident outside of his hometown. The scholarship is in honour of the excellence of Johnathan Doody. application forms available at the Career Centre or at:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJq3HiE0pCn-qeoV7n9clfb3LVmdnIQX9j2hY37qDbJBUW7Q/viewform.  Deadline September 14, 2019.

 

JOHN HASSELFIELD ENDOWMENT FOUNDATION -  up to $350

The John Hasselfield Endowment Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that was created to provide support to young people wishing to take part in personal development and learning through education, sports/physical activity or visual/performing arts. The Foundation assists students who might otherwise not fulfill that desire because life has put obstacles in their path in ways beyond their control. Up to $350 is provided to student applicants to enable them to take part in an activity. These funds can be used for bus fare, equipment, supplies or other items needed to attend enhanced learning activities.

For detailed criteria and the application form, go to www.johnhasselfield.com. Deadline March 1, 2019.

 

KEYERA ENERGY PETER J. RENTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $6000 ($3000 per year for two years)

The scholarship is intended to assist and encourage Alberta students to pursue full-time studies in a post-secondary program in a field related to the oil and gas industry. Applicant must plan to enroll in an accredited Alberta post-secondary institution in the first year of a degree or diploma program; be a Canadian citizen; be an Alberta resident; have completed the requirements for high school graduation in Alberta. Application & information may be found at https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships/?SK=1091Deadline August 1, 2019.

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS STATE SCHOLARSHIP FOR AB/NWT – $750 (3)

This scholarship is open to Knights, their children, wives or widows of Alberta Knights of Columbus who are in good standing in their councils. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of all round achievement in the areas of academics, athletics, the arts, school, community & church involvement as well as financial need. Application & information may be found at http://www.kofc7599.org/apply-for-state-scholarship
click on 'Scholarship Rationale Application Form'). Deadline May 31, 2019.

 

MANCAP FOUNDATION LEGACY EDUCATION GRANT - $5000

Six Education Grants are available to graduating students planning to start their own business after post secondary. Two primary criteria: the applicant has demonstrated a desire to be an entrepreneur and has financial need. Application available on-line at www.mancapfoundation.com.  Deadline July 31, 2019.

 

MANDIN AWARD - $400

The Mandin Awrd is a financial award of up to $400 to assist Alberta children & young adults (between the ages of 4 & 21) with learning disabilities. Its purpose is to encourage those children to pursue their educational goals with enthusiasm & confidence. More information & the application are available at https://www.ldalberta.ca/get-involved/scholarships. Deadline May 15, 2019.

 

MASONIC HIGHER EDUCATION BURSARIES - 30 of $5,000, 2 of $7,000

To provide assistance to those students wishing to receive a higher education but lacking the ever increasing funds to do so. Goes towards tuition at post-secondary institutions in Alberta.  Bursaries are awarded on a basis of need and proven scholastic ability. Application available on-line at http://www.mhebf.com/ Deadline February 1, 2019.

 

METIS & NON-STATUS BURSARY PROGRAM - Up to $19,200

This program assists eligible Metis & Non-Status Indian students who wish to pursue post-secondary education in the field of social services. Applicants must have a financial need & have been an Alberta resident for at least 3 years prior to applying.  http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/department/15041.html  Deadline April 30, 2019.

 

MOTOR DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA SCHOLARSHIP- $500-$1500

The MDA Education Foundation was established to provide an avenue for scholarship opportunities to dealership staff.~ From trade and technical scholarships, to bursaries for finance and dealership management programs at SAIT and Georgian College- the MDA wants to provide assistance where it is needed, and reward excellence in academic achievements. Eligibility requirements:

  • enrolling in Automotive Technical Trade Apprenticeship Programs                                   
  • enrolling in Canadian Automotive Institute Program (either Georgian College, Barrie or SAIT Polytechnic, Calgary)                               
  • Alberta resident                        
  • apprentice or employed by active MDA member dealer
  • financial need

Students must provide:

  • a copy of their enrollment transcript

Applications are accepted year-round & reviewed by the MDA scholarship committee on a quarterly basis. Scholarship values are assessed based on need & merit (marks & other achievements). Students are eligible to apply for every year of their schooling or technical training so long as they remain employed by an MDA Member Dealer. Application available at www.mdaalberta.com.

 

PERSONS CASE SCHOLARSHIP - 40 of $2,500

This scholarship honors the efforts of Alberta's Famous Five. Criteria considered will be financial need, program of studies and academic achievement.  To qualify, you must identify as a woman. Women entering nontraditional fields are encouraged to apply. Further information & application available at https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships/?SK=219. Application deadline December 15, 2019.

 

PREMIER'S CITIZENSHIP AWARD

To recognize students graduating from high school who have supported and contributed to Alberta communities through public service and voluntary endeavours.  Recipients will receive a plaque and a letter of commendation from the Premier.  One award is available for each high school in Alberta. Students should contact the Career Centre. More information available at www.alis.gov.ab.ca/scholarships/info.asp . Nominations usually requested in late April or early May.

 

QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLDEN JUBILEE CITIZENSHIP MEDAL

This award was created to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002.  The five most outstanding recipients of the Premier’s Citizenship Award will receive the Queen’s Golden Jubilee citizenship Medal, a letter of commendation from the Lieutenant Governor, and $5,000. Information available at www.alis.gov.ab.ca/scholarships/info.asp. Application by nomination. Nomination deadline tends to be in June to Alberta Scholarship Programs.

 

QUEEN’S GOLDEN JUBILEE SCHOLARSHIP FOR PERFORMING ARTS - $5000

Awarded annually to a student in the performing arts who shows extraordinary talent and potential and who demonstrates clear educational/training goals and objectives.

Applicants may apply for:

  • Any level of undergraduate studies; or
  • Equivalent in an accredited performing arts program; or
  • Any level of a technical performing arts school; or
  • A recognized program or mentorship;

Other eligibility criteria may be viewed on-line at https://www.affta.ab.ca/queens-golden-jubilee-scholarship-performing-arts.  Deadline  March 1, 2019.

 

QUEEN’S GOLDEN JUBILEE SCHOLARSHIP FOR VISUAL ARTS - $5000

Awarded annually to a student in the visual arts who shows extraordinary talent and potential and who demonstrates clear educational/training goals and objectives.

Some of the eligibility criteria includes:

  • For the purposes of this scholarship program the visual arts can include but are not restricted to: drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, clay, glass, food, metal, fiber or combination of these.
  • Must be a resident of Alberta
  • The scholarship will only be granted if the applicant can prove enrollment

For more information to go:  https://www.affta.ab.ca/queens-golden-jubilee-scholarship-visual-arts. Deadline March 1, 2019.

 

RAP/CTS SCHOLARSHIP - up to 500 scholarships of $1000

Apprentices no longer apply for the RAP/CTS Scholarship. Recipients are selected based on the criteria. 

Program specific criteria:

o   RAP - complete 250 hours of on-the-job training while attending high school (before graduation).  Apprentice on-the-job  hours must be updated with AIT by August 1, 2019

o   CTS - complete an apprenticeship pathway while attending high school (the “Record of Courses Completed” must be submitted to the local AIT office).  The form must be assessed by August 1, 2019.

o   An academic component has been added as a final step to selecting recipients.          Apprentices are ranked based on their high school marks in English, Math and Sciences.

The top 500 RAP/CTS students in Alberta will receive RAP/CTS scholarships.

·        Students are only eligible to receive this scholarship in the year they graduate.

Apprentices with questions are encouraged to review the information on Tradesecrets.alberta.ca (under Financial Assistance) or email board.scholarships@gov.ab.ca

 

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION LADIES' AUXILIARY BURSARY, ALBERTA-N.W.T. COMMAND - $500

These awards are for Alberta and N.W.T. Command students entering their first Term of a University, School of Technology and Art, Nursing Program, or any recognized College within Alberta-N.W.T. These awards are intended to assist children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews of ex-service personnel, as well as children and grandchildren of current serving personnel, R.C.M.P., Fire fighters, Volunteer Fire Fighters and Reserve Personnel in advancing their education. They are not for mature students = i.e. students over twenty years of age.

Students may obtain an application form at the Career Centre or write to the Ladies' Auxiliary, Bursary Chairman, 2020 - 15th Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2M 3N8, or they may contact the nearest Auxiliary or Legion Branch.
The completed Application Form should be mailed on or before August 31st to the Ladies' Auxiliary Bursary Chairman.

 

RURAL MUNICIPALITIES OF ALBERTA (RMA) POST SECONDARY SCHOLARSHIPS  - $1000

Student applicants must

  • be a resident of a municipality which is a member in good standing of the RMA, including municipal districts, counties and Special Areas. Residents of cities, towns or villages are not eligible;
  • be registered in his or her first four years of study at a recognized post-secondary institution (the applicant must not have any previous degrees or diplomas). Preference will be given to candidates attending a recognized post-secondary institution in Alberta, except in instances where the chosen program of study is not available in Alberta; and be pursuing a course of studies of relevance to local government and/or rural communities. (This criterion is not intended to restrict eligibility to applicants in only a certain few programs. Instead, applicants are invited to explain the relevance of their intended study program within their letter of application.)

Community involvement and academic performance are considered. Deadline August 31, 2019.  Applications available in May on-line at https://rmalberta.com/about/awards-recognition/rma-scholarship-program/.

 

SCHRADER-TURNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000

Clem Schrader and Bobby Turner were men with a passion for the outdoors, animals and the well-being of today’s youth.  Applicants must be a resident of Alberta and enrolled in a post-secondary program in the field of Environmental Sciences. Please explain in an attached letter/email, why you chose this field of study, your background and interests and why you need or deserve this scholarship.   The application and more information can be found at: https://nebula.wsimg.com/5b36f1402a05cd87ae96d4a82292cab9?AccessKeyId=D88D40D859B4F11C9EED&disposition=0&alloworigin=1.  Deadline January 31, 2019.

 

SIOBHAN ISABELLA REID MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - not less than $800

This scholarship is intended for a full-time student attending an Alberta University who is enrolled in a program that will lead to that individual being able to assist children and/or adults with learning disabilities.More information & the application are available on-line at https://www.ldalberta.ca/get-involved/scholarships. Deadline May 15, 2019.

 

SYNCRUDE ABORIGINAL & WOMEN EDUCATION AWARDS PROGRAM - 6 awards @ $2000 each

  • Two awards of $2000.00 each for Aboriginal people attending post secondary educational institutions in programs related to the oil sands industry (i.e.: engineering, computer science, technologists etc.).
  • Two awards of $2000.00 each for Aboriginal people attending post secondary educational institutions pursuing studies in the Finance/Accounting/Business disciplines.
  • Two awards of $2000.00 each for women attending post-secondary institutions pursuing a degree in Science & Technology.

To be eligible you must:

  • be aboriginal peoples (First Nation, Inuit, & Métis Nation); women pursuing studies in science and technology.
  • have lived in Alberta for at least one year
  • be registered as a full time student leading to a recognized degree or diploma
  • provide parental or spousal financial information
  • provide your most recent transcripts
  • provide proof of acceptance into accredited colleges or universities within Canada

For more information on these scholarships & for applications please go to http://www.syncrude.ca/users/folder.asp (click on the 'Community' tab to locate scholarships). Deadline for application tends to be in June.

 

THE POTASHCORP ABORIGINAL YOUTH FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AWARDS - $5,000 value

These Awards are now open to Aboriginal youth in grades 11 & 12. Recipients attend AFOA Canada's National Conference and participate in a special Youth program designed to introduce youth to careers in Aboriginal finance and management. 

Award recipients will enjoy a 5 year Scholarship package valued at over $5,000 (call for details 866- 722-AFOA (2362)), a complimentary 4 night stay at the Hyatt Regency Calgary and a domplimentary trip to Calgary and tour of city highlights.  Criteria: Aboriginal Ancestry (Proof of First Nation, Inuit or Métis status), Pursuing post-secondary education and demonstrates an interest and is considering a career in the areas of finance and/or management/commerce (including financial management/planning, business administration, commerce, accounting and economics), Completed Application Form and submit an essay, 2 letters of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counsellor or educator, attesting to the student’s performance and commitment, Academically successful, Students in Grades 11 and/or 12 may apply (maximum age 19).  Deadline for 2019 not yet posted.  check at:   http://www.afoa.ca/afoaen/About_Us/Awards_Scholarships/Abo_Yth_Awards/en/About__/Awards_Scholarships/Abo_Yth_Fin_Mgmt_Conf_Awards.aspx?hkey=9e78c605-d6b8-456b-9d74-07a554c50849

 

TIESSEN FOUNDATION BROADCAST SCHOLARSHIP - $750

Must be an Alberta Resident, Graduate from an Alberta High School in the current year, and be enrolled full time in the upcoming academic year in a degree or diploma program in broadcasting such as TV, radio and broadcast engineering.  https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships/?SK=1909  Deadline August 1, 2019.  

 

TRENT S. BOUCHARD MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP  - $500

For a male student entering first year of studies at U of A. Should have an appreciation of the rural way of life, be actively involved in school and extra-curricular activities, and strive for excellence.  Applications available in the Career Centre.  Deadline August 30, but applications should be submitted as early as possible.

 

VOICE OF ALBERTANS WITH DISABILITIES (VAD) - EDUCATION FOR LIFE BURSARY - $500

This bursary is awarded to people with disabilities who are entering their first year of post-secondary training, full time or part time. The bursary assists first-time post-secondary learners who require support in overcoming the financial barriers they may encounter when taking on educational challenges. Recipients must have a disability, live in Alberta, use the bursary for tuition fees and/or course materials, submit a completed application form, include a letter of reference and submit a short biography.   Applications available on-line at https://vadsociety.ca/support/bursaries.  All applicants for the Education for Life Bursary will be considered for the Elsa Marie Lodewyk Memorial Bursary.  Deadline July 15, 2019.

 

YOUNG EMERGING PROFESSIONALS AWARD - $1,500

Awarded to two (2) Alberta high school students. In addition to satisfactory academic standing, applicants must also demonstrate the following qualities in their applications: professionalism, integrity, ethics & leadership. For more information on scholarship criteria, please visit: https://www.cpaalberta.ca/Foundation/Support-Programs-and-Scholarships/Scholarships/High-School-Scholarships. Application deadline February 28, 2019.