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.
Applying to the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship - Updated March 2019
- Students will be able to log into their existing Alberta Student Aid accounts in early August to apply online for the 2019-20 Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship.
- The Rutherford Scholarship application was previously made available in early June. However, Alberta Scholarships and Awards has aligned all application cycles to August 1.
- Students considering a gap year after high school graduation will still be eligible to apply for Rutherford in August of the year they plan to attend post-secondary.
- Students will need both a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and an Alberta Student Number (ASN) in order to apply.
- Once a student’s enrollment or attendance has been confirmed by the post-secondary institution, Alberta Student Aid will mail a cheque directly to the student within one month.
For more information on the Rutherford Scholarship, including eligibility and how to apply, click here.
Deadlines are just around the corner!
Central Alberta Human Resources Scholarship Fund - June 28 at 4:30 pm is the deadline to submit your application.
Dr. Don Church Scholarship Fund - June 28 at 4:30 pm is the deadline to submit your application.
Murray Family Career Opportunity Fund - June 28 at 4:30 pm is the deadline to submit your application.
EAP Post Secondary Pursuit Award - July 1 at 11:59 pm is the deadline to submit your application
For this scholarship, submit your essay via email: email@example.com The essay must be 750 words touching on both major and minor criteria.
The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Bursary - Aug 31 is the deadline to submit your application.
Loran Award - A completed application needs to be submitted to Mrs. McQuay by Oct 1 in order to be considered as a sponsored applicant by Notre Dame. A brief interview will follow prior to Notre Dame making a selction. Students not sponsored by Notre Dame are still eligible to apply for this award as direct pool candidates (application for direct pool applicants TBD.)
Schulich Leader Award - A completed application needs to be submitted to Mrs. McQuay 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.
Check out the Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries list to find more!
Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries List
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.
Scholar Tree *NEW*
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit:
Nelson's Scholarship for Indigenous Students *Just added - deadline June 28*
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!