Scholarship Success

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. 

There are two categories: Entrance Awards (awarded by a post secondary institutions) and External Awards (awarded by various organizations).

It is easy for your scholarship applications to get overlooked. Check out the Scholar Tree blog below and avoid common mistakes on your scholarship applications...

This webinar by Janet MacDonald of gives valuable information for how to find scholarships and actually get them...

Post-Secondary Entrance Awards

For students planning to attend post-secondary programs in the fall of 2023, entrance awards are available through the institution students apply to. Entrance awards can be a great source of money to pay for school.  Some are automatic based on submitting an application.  Some require a separate application and deadlines are often earlier than admission deadlines! Application requirements and deadlines vary by school.  Check with each institution directly for more information. 

External Awards 2022-2023

Watch Google classroom for current deadlines.



January 5: RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth RBC Royal Bank Scholarships - RBC Royal Bank

January 10: Schulich Leaders Award. Have the google form on classroom filled out before

Check this to see if you qualify.

January 14: STEAM Horizon Awards

January 15: Alberta Blue Cross Entrance Scholarship for Indigenous Students

January 31: Scotiabank National Scholarship

January 31: Energy Rates College Scholarship

January 31: Open to Olds College Applicants only.  Fill out your application to Old College before January 31, 2023, to be considered for in-house scholarships. 




Feb 01:



         (Building Brighter futures for Indigenous Students.) 

Feb 11: Optimist International Essay. Email  

            See Ms.Groundwater for the topic.

Feb 15:

            Discover University of Alberta Award for applicants going to UofA



Mar 01: UofC Building the Vision Scholarship 

            Rex Turple Memorial Scholarship 

            John Hasselfield Edowment Foundation

                                     (JHE now accepting applicants all year)    

        Red Deer Arts Counsil

Mar 14: Remax Quest for Excellence

Mar 15: Horatio Alger Association of Canada (open to Gr.11's)

Mar 17: A.Bernard & Mary B. Dixon Memorial Scholarship

Mar 31: Dr.Kezian Science Scholarship

            Belcourt Brosseau Metis Award 

            University of Alberta Students deadline to apply for Scholarships!


April 1:  

Glen Armitage Memorial Foundation

 HEPE Scholarship 

Retail Education Scholarship Program

April 3:

Trey Purdie Memorial Scholarship

April 15:

Mission Creek Scholarship

April 30:


James Kreppner Memorial Scholarship

Derek Wandzura Memorial Scholarship

Métis and Non-Status Bursary

Pat Fletcher Foundation Scholarship

Abbot Painters Scholarship

Lift Parts Scholarship



May 1:

The Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake 4 Way Test Scholarship Program (6x $1000)

William Arthur Bower Memorial Bursary ($5000)

Premier’s Citizenship Award  Come see Ms.Groundwater for submission for these three.

CPA Education Foundation

May 3

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May 7:

Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation

May 31:

Brock Myrol Memorial Scholarship - See Ms.Groundwater for submission. 

ATA LOCAL 80 Scholarships

MADD Canada’s Bursary Program



June 1: 

Peter Elzinga Family Foundation

Bayer Crop Science Opportunity Scholarship

SOCAN Foundation Awards for Emerging Screen Composers

June 7

Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest

June 8 

Bayer Crop Science Opportunity Scholarship

June 15

2023 Horatio Alger Canadian Vocational & Technical

June 18

UCB Beyond

June 30




Nelson Scholarship Program (date TBD)

Bob & Jean Spencer Scholarship (Automotive Tech or body post secondary)                    See Ms. Groundwater for application

Charles Labatiuk Scholarship Award



July 1

SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers

July 7

National Union of Public and General Employees


Notre Dame Awards (School-Based Awards)

The Notre Dame Awards will be announced later this semester.

Note: The Maureen Barmby Award and the Denis Cote Memorial Scholarship can be accessed through this application.

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Students can log in to their Alberta Student Aid accounts to apply online for the 2022-23 Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship.  For more information on the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, including eligibility and how to apply, visit: 

For students looking to apply to these funds for the 2023-24 school year, the application will be available in August 2023.