The following is a compilation of scholarships, bursaries and awards that may assist students to finance their post-secondary education. This list is extensive but it may not include many scholarships, particularly from various colleges, universities and private companies. Students should use this as a beginning point to search out scholarships.
Student Loan applications can be handled online starting in early June. The Alexander Rutherford applications are also online and in order to receive funding, you must apply at least two months prior to your attendance at a post-secondary institution. For information on how to apply, use this website: http://studentaid.alberta.ca/before-you-apply/. When creating an Apply Alberta login, you are encouraged to use your personal email address as your school email address will disappear after June in the year you graduate. The same login password and email will be used to apply for Rutherford Scholarship and Student Loan site so if you use one that is familiar to you, hopefully you will remember the password.
- Most scholarships are based on Grade 12 marks and are applied for in a student’s grade 12 year. There are, however, some exceptions to this rule, notably the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship (based on grades 10, 11, or 12) and many university scholarships.
- Most scholarships are based on academic achievement that usually means an average over 80% and often require extra curricular or community involvement.
- When completing applications, print clearly or have them typed. Completed applications should be proofread before sending.
- Complete all parts of the application. Follow all instructions including sending any requested documents.
- Complete all applications by the deadline. Late applications are generally disqualified.
- Scholarships are publicized in several ways: information posted on the high school bulletin board and through information on this webpage.
- If you have questions about scholarships, awards or loans, see a counselor early in the school year.
- Government of Alberta Scholarship Programs
- The Big List of Scholarships
SCHOOL SPECIFIC SITES
- University of Alberta
- Grant MacEwan
- Lakeland College
- Red Deer College
- University of Calgary
- University of Lethbridge
DISABLED STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
- Disabled World
- Disability Awards
- DCCI Scholarship for Students
- MastersDegree - A full guide for disabled students who want to get a college or a graduate degree. This article covers the process of choosing and applying at university, laws and regulations for disabled students and getting financial aid through scholarships.
ADDITIONAL LOCAL, PROVINCIAL AND NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
- Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship (for students entering agriculture or food-related studies)
- Cornerstone Co-op Spirit of Youth Scholarship
- Dave Donley Memorial Scholarship (for those taking Information Technology or Computer Science)
- CUPE Local 1606 Scholarship (scroll down to find application form)
- Women of Vermilion Scholarship (Vermilion schools only)
- Lions Legacy Scholarship Program
- Valeyo Learning Grant (credit union members only)
- S.O.A.R. Scholarship (Wainwright and area school students)
- G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship (produce a video about your vision for the future of agriculture)
- STEAM Horizon Award ($25,000)
- Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
- I.O.D.E. Alberta Provincial CORONATION BURSARY
- The Al Hamilton Scholarship Award (Edmonton Oilers)
- REMAX Quest for Excellence Bursary Program
- TD Scholarship for Community Leadership
- Masonic Bursary Fund
- John Hasselfield Endowment Foundation - this is NOT for post-secondary education but a bursary for a high school student to pursue their passion in education, arts or sports.
**ALMOST ALL POST-SECONDARY SCHOOLS HAVE THEIR OWN WEBSITE SECTION DEDICATED TO AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS. PLEASE INVEST THE TIME TO DISCOVER WHAT IS AVAILABLE AT YOUR SCHOOL OF CHOICE!. **