Scholarships

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 mycampusGPS.ca 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 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.  https://schulichleaders.com/apply/

January 14: STEAM Horizon Awards 

https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/UG-PC/STEAM-STIAM_eng.asp

January 15: Alberta Blue Cross Entrance Scholarship for Indigenous Students

https://www.community.ab.bluecross.ca/programs/indigenous-scholarships.php

January 31: Scotiabank National Scholarship https://arm1.scotiabank.com/

January 31: Energy Rates College Scholarship https://energyrates.ca/energyrates-ca-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. 

 

 

FEBRUARY

Feb 01: https://www.kincanada.ca/bursaries

            https://terryfoxawards.ca/

            http://www.mhebf.com/

            https://indspire.microsoftcrmportals.com/en-US/       (Building Brighter futures for Indigenous Students.) 

Feb 11: Optimist International Essay. Email LesTrevor@hotmail.com  

            See Ms.Groundwater for the topic.

Feb 15: https://aiicbusiness.org/scholarships/

            Discover University of Alberta Award for applicants going to UofA

 

MARCH

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 

April 3:  Trey Purdie Memorial Scholarship

April 15:Mission Creek Scholarship

 

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 2022-23 school year, the application will be available in August 2022.