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Whether you are considering an apprenticeship, a certificate, a diploma or a degree program, post-secondary education costs money and you need to be prepared for the expense. Scholarships can be a great way to help finance the expense. It's important to note that scholarships are typically based on conditional acceptance from a post-secondary institution, as scholarships are meant to help pay for school. You do not have to be fully accepted into a program at the time you apply for scholarships, but you do not get the money until you actually attend school.

Deadlines are just around the corner!

Schulich Leader Scholarship (Nomination required) - To be considered as Notre Dame's Schulich Leader nominee, a completed application needs to be submitted to Ms. Halter by January 4, with an interview with Mrs. McQuay to follow.

Optimist International Scholarship Program (Essay Contest) - Please submit 4 copies of your essay and to Ms. Halter by Jan 30. This year's topic is "Reaching Your Dreams by Choosing Optimism".  Winning essays at the Red Deer Club level will be considered at the District level for the chance to win $2,500.

Kin Canada Bursary - Application deadline is Feb 1 and must be submitted to Red Deer Kinette Club via email

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program - Application deadline is Feb 1.

Optimist International Oratorical Contest (Speech Contest) - Please have your speeches ready for the Red Deer Club level before March 18, 2021.  If you plan to compete in this speech contest, please let Ms. Halter know by March 1.

Post-Secondary Entrance Awards

For students planning to attend post-secondary programs in fall 2021, entrance awards are available through the institution you will be attending. Entrance awards can be a great source of money to pay for school.  Some scholarships demand applications others do not!  Some schools have scholarship application deadlines before admission deadlines! Application requirements and deadlines vary by school, so check with your institution directly for more information. 

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Student Aid recommends you apply for this scholarship at least two months prior to the start of school.   If you are starting school after August 1, 2021, you will apply using the 2021-22 application.  The 2021-22 application will be available in August.