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!

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership - Application deadline November 15

Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award - Club application deadline January 1.  For more information check out this fact sheet.

STEAM Horizon Awards - Application deadline is January 15

Schulich Leader Award - A completed application needs to be submitted to Ms. Halter by Jan 6 in order to be considered for nomination by Notre Dame. Please include the following in your application: universities you wish to attend, your top 3 achievements (academic or other), 600 word essay demonstrating why you should win, optional 250 word essay to outline extenuating circumstances, short answer to identify where you see yourself in 10 years, names of 2 references that will supply letters if successful , copy of detailed academic report. A brief interview will follow prior to Notre Dame making a selction. Note: Students considering a career as a medical practitioner and students considering programs in Biological Sciences are not eligible for this award.

Optimist International Essay Contest - Please submit 4 copies of your essay and contest application to Ms. Halter by Jan 6. Winning essays at the Red Deer Club level will be considered at the District level for the chance to win $2,500.

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award - Application deadline is February 1

Check out the Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries list to find more!

Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries List

Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

Use this list to get started on your search for scholarships, awards & bursaries. Use PDF zoom button to make information easier to read. Refer to the links provided on this sheet to verify the criteria and application information for each award.

Getting it Right

It is easy for your scholarship applications to get over looked.  Check out the ScholarTree blog below and avoid common mistakes on your scholarship applications...

The 6 Most Common Mistakes When Applying to Scholarships

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, 2020 - apply using the 2020-21 application.  (The 2020-21 application is not available yet).

Post-Secondary Entrance Awards

For students planning to attend post-secondary programs in the fall, entrance awards are available through the institution you will be attending. Entrance awards can be a great source of money to pay for school. Check with your institution directly for information as deadlines and application processes vary by school. Good luck!