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...


Bursaries, Scholarships, Awards and everything inbetween....

This is a great resource to help with the off-set of Post-Secondary expenses. 



Post-Secondary Entrance Awards

For students planning to attend post-secondary programs in the Fall of 2024, 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 2023-2024

Watch Google classroom for current deadlines.

Holiday Break Scholarship List



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:


      Must apply at home. 

         (Building Brighter futures for Indigenous Students.) 

Feb 11: Optimist International Essay. Email  

            See Ms.Groundwater or look on Google Classroom 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)    

Mar 14: Remax Quest for Excellence

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

            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 15:

The Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake 4 Way Test Scholarship Program (12 x $3000)

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:

William Arthur Bower Memorial Bursary ($5000)

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

CPA Education Foundation

May 3

Scholarships (

May 7:

Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation

May 19

The Brandon Walli "Phones Down, Eyes Up" Memorial Scholarship

May 25:

International Philanthropic Educational Organization for Women

May 31:

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

ATA LOCAL 80 Scholarships

MADD Canada’s Bursary Program

Trey Purdie Memorial Scholarship

Dr.Martha Kostuch Scholarship $2500

MADD Red Deer & District Mary Williams Award

JDB Hockey Scholarship


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)

Charles Labatiuk Scholarship Award

Red Deer Golf and Country Club Centennial Scholarship 

Furnace Places Scholarship ($1000)


July 1

SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers

July 7

National Union of Public and General Employees


August 31

Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer



Central Alberta Vintage Club - Bob and Jean Spencer


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 2024-25 school year, the application will be available in August 2024.