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.
Alexander Rutherford Scholarship
Students can now log in to their Alberta Student Aid accounts to apply online for the 2021-22 Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship. For more information on the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, including eligibility and how to apply, visit:
Deadlines are just around the corner!
Loran Award - the deadline to apply is 8PM EST on October 13. Please note there is no longer a limit to the number of applicants from a single school. Students interested in applying need to apply directly through the Loran website.
- Be in your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school.
- Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
- Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
- Be at least 16 years of age by September 1st of the following year.
Students who graduated in 2021 and are currently taking a gap year are also eligible to apply.
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership - the deadline to apply is November 15.
Schulich Leader Award - Notre Dame can nominate one student for consideration for this award. Please submit a completed application to Ms. Halter by January 5 in order to be considered. Include a list of universities you wish to attend, your top 3 achievements (academic or other), a 600 word essay demonstrating why you should win, an optional 250 word essay to outline extenuating circumstances, a short blurb to explain where you see yourself in 10 years, the names of 2 references that will supply letters if you are successful, and a copy of detailed academic report confirming your average. A brief interview will follow prior to Notre Dame making a selection. Students considering a career as a medical practitioner and programs in Biological Sciences are not eligible for this award. Check eligibility requirements and partner universities / programs of study before you apply.
External Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries
For Indigenous students:
For students with Disabilities:
For students involved in athletics:
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.
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