Awards & Scholarships
It is your grade 12 year and some of you are starting to think about scholarships and bursaries available to students. This is the time to check out ALIS Scholarship Info to get you started on your search for scholarships and bursaries. Also, here is another link that lists more scholarship information. The Government of Alberta has a great site to search scholarships too.
ScholarTree is committed to helping reduce student debt in Canada by making scholarship more accessible. Most people don’t realize how many scholarships are awarded early in the school year.
Students can find which scholarships are best fit for them by signing up at ScholarTree.ca.
Here are a couple of significant scholarships that are available now:
How students have won these scholarships in the past:
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Alberta Schools Athletic Association Scholarships
ASAA Scholarships Are Available for 2020-21!
Have you experienced a personal hardship or catastrophic life event?
Deadline of Submission - June 30, 2021
Scholarship Available - 3
Amount - (3) $1000 (USD/CAD)
- JPG or PDF your GPA
- Professional photo (jpg or png) of yourself to be used in the
scholarship winner press release if chosen
- In 400 words, explain a personal hardship or catastrophic life event
that you have experienced. How did you manage to overcome this obstacle?
What did you learn and how did you grow from it? All applicants must
fill out the application form in its entirety.
Women Building Futures
Women Building Futures (WBF) is offering a program this fall! The WBF Power Engineer Career Accelerator Program is a 2 year program that offers paid coop placements with industry partners location in the Heartland of Alberta. This program offers young women an opportunity to enter an industry that is focused on diversity and has a strong future in Alberta.
WBF is educating and spreading awareness of the opportunities available for Power Engineering and looking for young women that are ready to start a new adventure with us. WBF is hosting information sessions on the Power Engineer Career Accelerator Program and would love to extend an invite to any young women from your school who would be interesting in learning more. The next information session is:
May 24th 7:00pm
If you have any questions or to learn more, please reach out to:
Craig Hamilton Admission and Enrollment Advisor
Scholarship for Education Students
Education Student Scholarship
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Eta Chapter, Sherwood Park
Value: $500 - one grant will be awarded each year
Tenable: Any accredited post-secondary institution in Canada
Payment: Payable when the recipient is in actual full-time attendance at post-secondary institution
Deadline: June 15 of each year
Resident student within the boundaries of Elk Island Public Schools
Meet Alberta High School Diploma requirements
Demonstrate exceptional potential in their chosen field teacher education
Student must have applied to a teacher education program at an accredited post-secondary institution
Two letters of reference
One as a character reference
One as an indication of your potential as a teacher
Have the referees indicate how long they have known you and in what capacity.
A transcript or detailed academic report listing all high school courses taken and marks obtained, certified by a school official
Personal profile of approximately 250 to 300 words outlining your career plans to be a teacher and why you feel this is an appropriate career direction for you. Include extracurricular and volunteer activities that support your potential to be a teacher as well as financial challenges that you may have.
Contact Nadine Lennox with questions before June 1, 2021.
Let's Talk Careers
The 4th annual Let’s Talk Careers competition encourages grades 6-12 students to actively explore their options via a daily 10 question quiz. Students will also be able to research occupations and programs of study by visiting reputable web pages and mapping out interests as they explore. This creates a unique profile and unlocks reports matching them with colleges, universities and relevant labour market information based on their interests. Each question answered earns students points for themselves and their school!
The competition is hosted by Skills Canada, Let's Talk Science, and ChatterHigh. It's all free and virtual, available in English and French for grades 6-12, and $25K in cash prizes to be won by schools and students. The competition runs from April 12 to May 26, 2021. The sooner you start, the better your chances are at becoming Let’s Talk Careers: Canada’s Most Informed School and Student!
Step 1: Create an account.
Step 2: Create a class.
Step 3: Follow these instructions.
Start quizzing on April 12th!
There is no need to 'Enrol' in the competition. You're automatically in once you create your account and start quizzing. Students, parents, and teachers can participate by creating their account here.
The CPA Education Foundation Scholarship
It’s that simple. Students put in the work, apply to and get
accepted into an Alberta post-secondary business school, and
they’ll get cash to pay for school.
The CPA Education Foundation is the charitable arm of the CPA
profession in Alberta, and offers a variety of scholarships and
awards to students at all stages of their educational careers –
including high school. We’re always impressed by the creativity,
diversity and strength of character in high school applicants for
our awards, and we encourage you to share this information with
any students that you think have stepped up their game and would
benefit from applying for scholarships.
Please note that they’ve changed the deadline for application to
May 1, 2021 for high school scholarships. They will be awarded
before the end of June.
Thanks for your cooperation! Any questions can be directed to
Strathcona Christian Secondary Student Scholarship Application
Please fill out this Scholarship Application Form before April 12, 2021, if you are interested in being considered for the various awards offered.
Post-secondary acceptance letters can be emailed to email@example.com
Diana Balbar Scholarship
SCHOOLS: Senior high
In recognition of Diana Balbar’s valuable contribution to the community through volunteerism as well as her efforts in promoting youth volunteerism, the Ardrossan Recreation & Agricultural Society (ARAS) is proud to offer $1,000 annually in a scholarship.
Eligibility: Students must be either entering post-secondary, or currently enrolled in any year of an accredited program, degree or diploma.
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2021
- Education programs related to agriculture are desirable
- Selection based on community involvement (minimum of 8 volunteer hours logged with the society)
Kevin Gaetz Award
SCHOOLS: Senior high
Reminder: One student from each EIPS high school will be awarded up to $2,956.25 from the Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) for the Kevin Gaetz Award; recognizing and supporting students in their pursuit of post-secondary education. This award will be given to a student who:
- meets the entrance requirements for the program of post-secondary studies to be supported; and
- has a financial need that would restrict the student’s ability to pursue such post-secondary studies; together with:
- a perseverance and commitment to post-secondary education, which may also be described as desire and determination to pursue further learning in an area of interest.
Each school (counsellor and administration) may nominate one student to receive this award. For more information on how to apply or submission requirements, contact Kristin Oleksyn, Career Pathways Consultant. Nomination deadline is April 16, 2021.
RICOH Works Scholarship Awards
SCHOOLS: Senior high
Reminder: RICOH wishes to acknowledge deserving students in need of support to pursue their career, education and learning goals. Five EIPS students will be selected to receive this $500 award. This scholarship recognizes and supports students who have overcome some level of adversity to graduate from high school and continue their learning. Students who demonstrate a strong work ethic, optimism, resilience, knowledge and success in their pursuit to achieve their Alberta High School Diploma or Alberta High School Certificate of Achievement may be nominated.
For information on how to apply and submission requirements, refer to the how to apply document. If you require further information, contact Kristin Oleksyn, Career Pathways Consultant. Nomination deadline is April 16, 2021.
Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship
For information on the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, including eligibility and how to apply for this award, visit:
Scroll down to understand course requirements and take note of the changes to the award amounts you may be eligible for depending on the year you completed high school.
You will be required to apply for this scholarship once you have received your final grade 12 marks and an acceptance at a post-secondary school.
*If you are not attending post-secondary the year that you graduate, you are still eligible for this scholarship in the years that follow. You will be able to apply for this scholarship once you have an acceptance at a post-secondary school.
SCA SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARDS
SCA offers many school awarded scholarships to their graduates.
The grade 12's will be given a 3 week period to apply for these awards in April. Please continue to look here for further information as we receive it.
If you need further information, please email Mr. Merta
Scholarships for Female Leaders (Government)
Check out this scholarship opportunity for female leaders. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) gives out yearly scholarships for youth in high school. It is a specific $1000 scholarship for women, to help inspire them in to leadership roles. Please follow the link to the application page. Stay Safe, Katie Berghofer for Ward 8. Link to Scholarship
Parent/Guardian Access to Scholarship Application Information
Students may want a parent(s)/guardian to assist with aspects of their scholarship application and information.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Alberta), Alberta Student Aid requires written consent to share Personal Information with a parent/guardian.
High school awards counselors should inform students that a Consent to Disclose Personal Information or Power of Attorney form must be completed and submitted to Alberta Student Aid in order to have their personal information disclosed to a designed individual. The Consent to Disclose Personal Information and Power of Attorney form is available under the Legal heading at:
Chartered Professional Accountants Scholarship
| Alberta Scholarships and Awards
For more on eligibility and how to apply for scholarships and awards, visit:
Scholarship & Awards Deadlines
It's important for students to leave as much time as possible to complete their scholarship applications. Many scholarships and awards have annual deadlines - and some have fall/winter session deadlines. Alberta's scholarships and awards are made available either by:
- Student Application - Student must complete and submit application.
- Nomination of Recipients - School/supporting organization must nominate and process application on behalf of the student.
Note: For nominated scholarships and awards, students must inquire about the school’s/sponsoring organization’s posted application deadline. This deadline typically falls months before the nomination deadline which is in place for the school/sponsoring organization to submit their nominations to Alberta Student Aid.
Deadlines The deadlines for submitting completed applications and supporting documents required to apply for Alberta scholarships and awards varies according to each scholarship and award.
Keep track of scholarship deadlines at:
Alberta Apprentices Awards & Scholarships
|Alberta Apprentices Awards & Scholarships The Apprentice Training (AT) Award was expanded to include first year apprentices who are unemployed in their trade on August 1. The AT Award continues to support apprentices in second, third and fourth year technical training. Having the same financial award available to apprentices throughout their technical training periods makes it easier for apprentices to determine their eligibility because of familiarity with the award criteria.
Details on how to apply for the Apprentice Training Award are available here:
EnergyRates.Ca College Scholarship
The EnergyRates.Ca College Scholarship is a yearly scholarship by EnergyRates.ca. Every year, we award outstanding students for their essays on the energy industry.
We are offering a $500 scholarship to any student enrolled in a Canadian or American post-secondary educational institution, or planning to enroll in such an institution within the following calendar year.
All you have to do to be considered for the scholarship is write an essay in English or French, no more than 500 words in length, telling us where you see the future of the energy industry. You can talk about anything you want — green energy, oil politics, the continued use of nuclear power, your personal ideas and innovations — so long as it’s about energy in the world of tomorrow. What do you think people will be reading about in the news in a few years?
Please feel free to check technical details regarding submissions, past winners, rules and requirements at the official scholarship website: https://energyrates.ca/energyrates-ca-scholarship/
Pursue Your Passion Student Scholarships
Scholarships available for Education, Athletics, The Arts
More information and application form available at:
Alberta Indigenous Awards
Alberta Student Aid recently launched the Indigenous Careers Award and the Indigenous Graduate Awards. These awards encourage Indigenous Albertans (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) to pursue either high-demand career program bands or graduate studies in Alberta. Students can learn more about both the Indigenous Careers and Graduate Awards on the Alberta Student Aid website:
Jimmie Condon Athletic Scholarships
Thinking of Ambrose? You won't want to miss out on this scholarship opportunity! The Presidential Scholarship provides full tuition for up to 4 years, eight consecutive semesters or the completion of one degree.
Click on the following link for full information.
Peter Elzinga Educational Scholarships
The Peter Elzinga Family Foundation awards 1 - 5 scholarships yearly ranging from $600 to $2000. Information here
Loran Scholars Foundation Scholarships
The Loran Scholars Foundation will offer up to 138 awards at the following three levels:
Up to 34 available and valued at $100,000 over four years, each award includes an annual stipend of $10,000, a matching tuition waiver, access to funding and internships through our summer program, invitations to annual gatherings and forums, and mentorship opportunities.•Loran Scholars may pursue undergraduate studies at the following universities only: Alberta, British Columbia, Calgary, Dalhousie, Guelph, King’s, Laval, McGill, McMaster, Manitoba, Memorial, Montréal, Mount Allison, New Brunswick, Ottawa, Queen’s, Ryerson, Saskatchewan, Sherbrooke, Simon Fraser, Toronto, Waterloo, Western, Victoria, York.•Loran Scholars must meet university and program admission requirements. To renew the award, Loran Scholars must maintain a B+ standing (3.3) under a full course load, live in university residence for the first year of study, show continued evidence of character, service and leadership and continue studies at their university of entrance.
Up to 54 one-time awards valued at $5,000 offered to final-ists not selected as Loran Scholars for use at any public Canadian university.
Up to 50 one-time awards valued at $2,000 offered to top candidates chosen by regional and direct pool interview committees, for use at any public Canadian university.
Please note: Travel to the nearest area committee interview in the fall is the responsibility of the applicant, including costs. Travel costs to national selections are largely reduced by grants.
Eligibility criteria for high school students be in their final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school.Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.Must be 16 years of age or older as of September 1st, 2019.
Follow this link for more information.