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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.

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 now available.

Deadlines are just around the corner!

Red Deer & District Labour Council Essay Contest - Essay submission deadline is October 31

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.

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

Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries List

Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries List

Use this list to get started on your search for scholarships, awards & bursaries. Use the 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 overlooked. Check out the ScholarTree blog below and avoid common mistakes on your scholarship applications...

The 6 Most Common Mistakes When Applying to Scholarships

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!