Scholarships

BE SURE TO CHECK WITH INDIVIDUAL POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS FOR SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED BY THOSE SCHOOLS

Please note that applications for various scholarships are not avalable year round; check back closer to application deadlines if this is the case.

Advancing Futures Bursary (Updated for 2010)
Four deadlines available:
July 15 – Fall term
November 15 – Winter term
March 15 – Spring term
May 15 – Summer term

Application available at: http://www.advancingfutures.gov.ab.ca/
To be eligible, applicants must be a resident of Alberta, have had a Permanent Guardianship Order (PGO) between the time they were 13 and 18 years old; OR have been in the care or custody of Alberta Children’s Services for at least 546 days between the time they were 13 and 22 years old. The bursary can be used to cover full tuition, mandatory fees, and books for the full academic term. Award amounts vary based on school and program costs. Applications can be downloaded from:


Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarships (Updated for 2010)

Deadline: July 15
Award: $1000

Application available at: http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/et/fo/scholarships/info.html?EK=555
Applicants for an Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship must be both: a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant; an Alberta resident as defined by Alberta Scholarship Programs.

Alberta Blue Cross Scholarships (Updated for 2010)
Award: $375 to $1250 (63 available)
Deadline:
Processes vary from one institute to another
Application available at: www.ab.bluecross.ca/scholars.html
Several awards are available at many Alberta Colleges and Universities. Contact the post-secondary institution Awards office where you plan to attend for an application form. Five categories of scholarships are:
1. Entrance Awards
2. Travelers (for those located more than 100 km from home)
3. Special Needs
4. Aboriginal Awards
5. Students specializing in Computer Systems, Nursing/Health Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine or Pharmacy.

Alberta Golf Association Foundation (Updated for 2010)

Award: $1000 (20 awards)
Deadline: July 31
Application available at:
http://www.albertagolf.org/?p=8
Must be applying for Golf Management, Turf Grass Management, or Alberta Golfer. Scholarship applications will be judged on the following criteria if applicable:
1. Academic performance in the previous school year
2. Golf related awards
3. Financial need
4. Participation in extracurricular or community activities
5. Relevant work experience

Alberta Opportunities Bursary (Updated for 2010)

Award: $500 - $1500
Deadline: None
Application available at:
http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/et/fo/scholarships/info.html?EK=865
To be eligible, you must be enrolled in your first or second year of full-time post-secondary studies at a participating institution and qualify for an Alberta student loan of at least $4,000. You do not need to apply for this bursary. If you receive the Alberta Opportunities Bursary, your student loan will be reduced by the amount of grant you receive. Second year students who qualify will receive either the Canada Millennium Bursary or the Alberta Opportunities Bursary.

 

Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship (Updated for 2010)

Award Maximum: $2,500
Deadline: August 1

Application available at: http://alis.alberta.ca/pdf/scholarships/Rutherford%20Scholarship.pdf
Students must:
1. be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and be an Alberta resident, as defined by Alberta Heritage Scholarship regulations. Generally this means the student’s parents must have been residents of Alberta when the student was in high school. Eligibility is restricted to grades obtained while a resident of Alberta
2. be enrolled or planning to enrolled fulltime, for a minimum of one semester, at a post-secondary institution designated by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology or be an apprenticeship student
3. have attained a minimum average of 80% calculated on marks received in five designated subjects.

Anna and John Kolesar Memorial Scholarship (Updated for 2010)

Award: $1,200
Deadline: July 1

Application available at: http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/pdf/scholarships/Kolesar_app.pdf
Applicant must:
1. be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and be an Alberta resident,
2. be from a family where neither parent obtained a university degree,
4. be enrolling full-time in the first year of a program in a Faculty of Education.
Award will be held if the recipient is entering the first year of general studies.

 

APEGGA Millennium/Dr. Norman Wagner, OC Scholarship (Updated for 2010)

Application Deadline: July 15
Application available at:
http://www.apegga.org/EducationFoundation/receive2.html
APEGGA sponsors 10 ($3500) scholarships that are awarded to Alberta high school graduates who:
1. Enter the Faculty of Engineering or the Department of Geology or Geophysics at the University of Alberta or the University of Calgary
2. Enter other universities or colleges in Alberta offering transfer programs in engineering, geology and geophysics
3. Scholarships are awarded based on grade 12 marks, extra-curricular activities, letters of reference, student’s financial need, and student’s reasons for pursuing the planned course of studies.

Bill Kehler Memorial Awards (Updated for 2010)

Award: $2500 (4 available)
Deadline: August 29, 2008.

Application available at: www.canadianfinalsrodeo.ca/benevolent.html (request information)
Open to students who have completed grade 12 & are pursuing post-secondary education. To honor Bill’s memory, awards will be distributed to students with academic interests in broadcasting or agriculture. Individuals in professional rodeo will also be able to apply for an award to support their post-secondary studies.

Calaway Park (Updated for 2010)

Deadline: August 10 of the current season
Application available at: http://www.calawaypark.com/employment2.html#scholar
Calaway Park is Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park. The park opened its doors in 1982 and has grown from a small amusement park to one of Calgary and Western Canada’s best attractions and is now celebrating its 28th anniversary in 2009.
Calaway Park is committed to the development of employees and recognize the impact both education and work experience has in shaping the future of our youth. Calaway Park actively supports employees by rewarding up to 25 high performers with a scholarship to assist them in achieving their educational goals.
To be eligible for a scholarship, employees must:
•           Start working by July 1st and work through the Thanksgiving weekend, unless attending school out of town (proof of registration is required).
•           Be available to work at least 35 hours per week in July and August.
•           Take no more than 7 consecutive days vacation (including days off), with no more than 12 requested days off in total throughout the season.
•           Meet all scheduled shifts with a maximum of 3 lates.
•           Be successful in their department recognition program, fulfilling their job requirements and practicing the Calaway Park Climate Goals. They must have earned a raise and have a clean record with no safety violations or official reprimands.

 

Canadian Forces Communication Reserve Education Benefit (Updated for 2010)
Award: Up to $2,000 per year for 4 years
Must be a member of the Reserves, have completed basic training within the first year the benefit is claimed, and be enrolled in an approved course of study. Tuition & eligible fees reimbursed at the end of each academic year. For more information, contact 1-866-303-5333.

 

 

 

 

 

Chestermere High School Scholarship Fund (Updated for 2010)
Applicants must have graduated from Chestermere High School and obtained at least 45 credits from CHS. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic proficiency, extra-curricular involvement, citizenship, leadership and financial need. Applicants must provide proof of registration at a post-secondary school for further education by September 1. Applications can be picked up from Dr. Judah. You do not need to be an honours student to apply for this award.

 


DeVry Community Scholarship Program
(Updated for 2009)
Award: $1000 - $1500 per semester, up to $9,000
Deadline: July 1 and students have one year from high school graduation to apply and start at DeVry.

Application available at: http://www.devry.edu/tuition/scholarships.jsp
Eligibility: Must be in top 50% of class OR have a GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.   Offered in the US & Canada, onsite and online.

 



 

 

Freedom Scientific Technology Scholarship Award Program (Updated for 2009)
Application Deadline: varies
Available: $1,500 - $4,000 (10 awards)
Application available at:
Kim Kohler
The Freedom Scientific Technology Scholarship Award
RR 2, 955256 Canning Rd
Paris, ON  N3L 3E2
Tel: (519) 458-8665
Fax: (519) 458-8609 
Email: kohlerk@cnib.ca
Eligibility: must have vision loss; be entering first year of a post-secondary educational institution; must be a Canadian citizen or 1-year resident of Canada prior to date of application.

 

 

 


IODE. Coronation Bursary (Provincial Chapter)
(Updated for 2009)
Award: $1000 (at least two awarded per year)
Deadline: July 15th

Application available at: http://www.iodealberta.com/images/application.pdf
To be eligible you must have been an Alberta resident for at least 3 years; enter any degree-granting program in Alberta; financial need is considered.


Immigrants of Distinction Awards: Immigrant Services of Calgary (Updated for 2009)
Deadline: 1:00 p.m. November 28, 2008
Application available at:
http://www.immigrantservicescalgary.ca/index.php/nomination_forms/menu-id-59.html
Eligibility: Between the ages of 14 and 24 years; Born outside of Canada; Currently a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Calgary or the surrounding area; Made an outstanding contribution or significant achievement in one or more of the following areas: Arts and Culture, Sports, Community and Volunteer activities and Academics

Imperial Tobacco Special Scholarship Fund for Disabled Students (Updated for 2009)
To obtain information, guidelines and an application form for the special scholarship fund for disabled students, kindly contact:
Christine Paramanoff
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited
Scholarship Fund for Disabled Students
350 Albert Street, Suite 600
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1

 

 



The Marion Roberts Memorial Scholarship (For children or spouses or employees of AIA Member Companies) (Updated for 2010)
Deadline: July 15 of each year
Award: $500
Application available at:
http://www.aiacanada.com/scholarships.cfm?itemid=3492&smocid=1350
Applicants must be the dependent child or spouse, of a full-time employee in an active AIA member company in good standing; Confirmation of the parent's/spouse's employment must be provided by the Member Company and be sent along with the scholarship application.
Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time post secondary program leading to a degree, certificate or diploma at an accredited university, college, technical school or C.E.G.E.P. (Quebec); An overall score from the selection committee of 100 or more points must be achieved.
The administration of the program is carried out by the National Office of AIA under the direction of the President and Executive Committee; Applicants must submit their application with all necessary documentation to AIA Canada by July 15; Any application that is received incomplete or later than July 15 will not be considered.
A signed copy of the scholarship application form; A letter indicating: why the applicant thinks they should receive the scholarship, demonstrated leadership ability in school, social or other activities e.g. tutoring, demonstrated good citizenship in family, school and the community e.g. volunteer activities, coaching for a children's sports team; A transcript indicating academic achievement in the year of application. The transcript must include an official seal or photocopy of the seal; Recent photo (passport size) for use in marketing materials promoting successful candidates.

 

 

 

 

 


National Federation of the Blind: Advocates for Equality Scholarship (Updated for 2010)

Award: 3 at $1,000.00 and 2 at $700.00 

Application Deadline: October 31, 2009
Application available at:
http://www.blindcanadians.ca/programs/scholarship.php
The scholarship is offered to recognize outstanding blind scholars in Canada. Applicants must be legally blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind and must reside in Canada, be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time college or graduate course of study.

 

 

 


 

 

RBC Royal Bank Scholarships (Updated for 2009)
Applications available at: http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/RBC:RyD2R471JscAGVBk2jk/scholarships/


RBC Junior 'A' Scholarship Awards (Updated for 2010)
Award: 10 at $1,000; 1 at $5,000
Deadline: TBA
Application available at: http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/scholarships/
Eligibility: Hockey Players on a Canadian Junior 'A' Team

 

 

 

 

Registered Apprenticeship Program Scholarship (Updated for 2010)
Award: 500 at $1,000
Deadline: July 17, 2010

Application available at: http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/et/fo/scholarships/info.html?EK=41
To be eligible for a RAP Scholarship, you must: be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, and a resident of Alberta; have completed the requirements for high school graduation; be registered as an Alberta apprentice in a trade while still attending high school; have completed a minimum of 250 hours of on-the-job training and work experience in your trade; plan to continue in an approved regular apprenticeship program after completing high school; and, have not been awarded a RAP Scholarship previously.
To be considered for an award, your application must be supported by: two or three paragraphs, written or typed, telling us about yourself, confirming your plans to continue your apprenticeship program and why a career in your trade is a 'good fit' for you; a completed employer recommendation form; and, a recommendation letter from a high school teacher or counselor.

 

Rocky View ATA Scholarship
Must attend a Post-Secondary Program, must have an 80% Average (from 25 credits) in their best 30, 30-1 or 30-2 subjects or Advanced 3000 Level CTS Marks. One subject must be English 30, 30-1 or 30-2. Information for the 2008 scholarship deadlines has not yet been released.

 

 

Royal Canadian Golf Accociation Scholarships (No information available for 2009, as of November 30)
Award: $4000
Application available at:
http://www.rcga.org/innerpage.aspx?x=XrdhG%2ftmCc9fm97UyNWBAmzXpYLkUXVb0nmR5Xk1fPwNBt7UBx5JtJqiy8MQi%2fRMhQz9mxu90Q8%3d
Competitive golf students with an “A” average in the last two years of High School and who have demonstrated extracurricular activities, may be eligible to apply. Contact Canadian Golf Association, 1333 Dorval Dr., Oakville, ON L6J 4Z3; fax 905-845-7040.


Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Bursary, Alberta-N.W.T. Command
(Updated for 2009)
Award: $500
Deadline: August 22nd

Application information available at: http://www.abnwtlegion.com/MAIN%20PAGES/YOUTH/BURSARIES.pdf
Open to graduating students entering any post-secondary institution. The bursary is intended to assist children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of ex-service or currently serving personnel.

 

 

 

 


 

 

William and Dorothy Ferrell Scholarship (Updated for 2010)
Application Deadline: February 15
Award: $500 (2 awarded)
Application available at:

 

http://aerbvi.org/downloads/5/0/2008%20Ferrell%20Scholarship%20Application.doc


This scholarship is to be used to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired pursuing post-secondary education in a field service to persons who are blind or visually impaired.
Eligibility: Applicants must be blind or visually impaired, and studying at the post-secondary level for a career in the field of services to blind and visually impaired people.

 

Deadlines in January, February, March


BE SURE TO CHECK WITH INDIVIDUAL POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS FOR SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED BY THOSE SCHOOLS

 

Edmonton Rodeo Cowboy’s Bill Kehler Memorial Awards (Updated for 2010)
Deadline: TBA
Application available at: http://www.canadianfinalsrodeo.ca/bill_kehler.html or by phoning Northlands Park at (780) 471-7162

Open to students who have completed grade 12 and are pursuing post-secondary education, up to four awards of $2500 each will be awarded this fall and announced at Canadian Finals Rodeo in November in Northlands Park in Edmonton. Awards will be distributed to students with academic interests in broadcasting or agriculture. Individuals in professional rodeo will also be able to apply for an award to support their post-secondary studies.

RBC Junior 'A' Scholarship Awards (Updated for 2010)
Award: 10 at $1,000; 1 at $5,000
Deadline: TBA
Application available at: http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/scholarships/

Eligibility: Hockey Players on a Canadian Junior 'A' Team

Top 20 Under 20 National Awards and Mentoring Program (Updated for 2010)
Award: Up to $5000
Deadline: January 22, 2010

Application available at: http://www.top20under20.ca/
Recognises and awards youth under the age of twenty who have demonstrated significant levels of innovation, leadership and achievement, in all disciplines and fields.

Alberta Ukrainian Centennial Commemorative Scholarships (Updated for 2010)
Award: $12,500 and living allowance of $8,000. Includes tuition and $500 for books and materials. In addition, $1,000 research stipend and one return airfare.
Deadline: February 1

Application available at: http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/et/fo/scholarships/info.html?EK=10
Two awards are available annually:  one award to a resident of Alberta and one award to a resident of Ukraine.  Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time study at the graduate level. Students may be enrolled at an institution in their home country and studying in the other country. Recipients will be required to pass a language proficiency examination; in Ukrainian for the Alberta student and in English for the student from Ukraine.

Burger King Scholarships Program (Updated for 2010)
Award: $700 of $1,000 in U.S, Puerto Rico and Canada
Deadline: February 1, 2010
Application available at: http://www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/bksp_faq.html

Student must have a cumulative high school grade of 67% or better, work an average of at least 15 hours a week for 40 weeks a year, demonstrate participation in community service and/or co-curricular activities, and demonstrate financial need. To qualify, students must receive a written nomination and signature from a school official and an employer recommendation.

Hal Rogers Endowment Fund (Updated for 2010)
Award: 41 at $1000
Deadline: February 1
Application available at: http://www.bursary.ca/

Student must be continuing to post-secondary education in September and have demonstrated high ideals and qualities of citizenship. Applications may be picked up from the office. Deadline is February 15th to the nearest Kinsmen, Kinette or Kin Club.

RBC Royal Bank Scholarship for New Canadians (Updated for 2010)
Award: 12 at $3,500
Applications available at: http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/scholarships/index.html
Deadline: February 1, 2010

Designed to encourage young people who have immigrated to Canada to share their experience of adjusting to life in a new country.
Eligibility: Graduating high school or CEGEP students who have immigrated to Canada on or after January 1, 1999 born outside Canada

RBC Royal Bank Scholarship for Undergraduates (Updated for 2010)
Award: 6 at $10,000 (2 exclusively for RBC clients)
Deadline: February 1, 2010
Application available at: http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/scholarships/index.html

Eligibility: Graduating high school or CEGEP students and full-time university or college students

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program (Updated for 2010)
Award: 20 awards available for up to $7000
Deadline: February 1
Application available at: http://www.terryfoxawards.ca/english/forms/Application_English.doc

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award recognizes the benevolence of young Canadians and encourages them to continue in their humanitarian work while attending college or university in Canada

Grant MacEwan United World College Scholarships (Updated for 2010)
Award: Tuition, room and board, and one return trip home per year. The scholarship covers both years of the program.
Deadline: February 15
Application available at: http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/et/fo/scholarships/info.html?EK=24

Applicants must be Alberta residents and be between the ages of 16 and 17 and a half. Applicants are normally in the process of completing their Grade 11.

Alberta Fish & Game Association Scholarship (Updated for 2010)
Award: $500
Deadline: February 28

Application available at: hhttp://www.afga.org//content.html?identifier=programsscholarship
The applicant must be enrolled in a minimum one-year environmental sciences or related program at an accredited Alberta post-secondary institution; must also be or have a parent that is a member of the AFGA or an affiliated fish & game club; must be 21 years of age or younger; must fill out application & write a minimum 500 word essay; not necessarily based on high marks.

Alberta Press Council 2010 Essay Contest (Updated for 2010)
Award: $2,000
Deadline: February 28, 2009
Applications available at: http://www.albertapresscouncil.ca/scholarships.html

2010 Essay Title: "Facing Up To Facebook: How Does The Traditional Newspaper Survive"?
Requirements: either be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident; have resided in Alberta for at least one year prior to time of application; be currently enrolled in a grade 12 Alberta Education Curriculum; can apply if a family member of a member newspaper staff person; cannot apply if a relative of a current Press Council member.

‘Explore’ Second Language Spring-Summer Program (Updated for 2010)
Award: $2000
Deadline: February 28
Application available at: http://www.jexplore.ca/english/index.html

Discover another region of Canada and use this opportunity to improve your knowledge of French. Explore offers you five weeks full of opportunities to make discoveries, meet new people, and exchange ideas in a stimulating setting for learning your second language. Experience something new. Explore your country and your personal capabilities!
To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following three criteria:
1. be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (those studying in Canada on a student visa are not eligible)
2. have completed at least grade 11 (Secondary 5 in Quebec) or be at the postsecondary level by the time your Explore course begins
3. have been full-time students for at least one term during the current school year.

RBC Royal Bank Aboriginal Student Awards Program (Updated for 2010)
Award: 10 at $4000 per year to a maximum of 4 years at university or 2 yrs at a college
Deadline: February 28
Application available at: http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/scholarships/

Eligibility: For a status, non-status, Inuit or Métis students with proof of acceptance to a finance, insurance or real estate related full-time program. Must have financial need and include a recommendation letter and essay on why you should be selected.

Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program (Updated for 2010)
Award: 20 at $5000
Application Deadline: February 28, 2010
Application available at: http://www.earthday.ca/scholarship/

For graduating students who have achieved academic excellence and distinguished themselves in environmental community service and cannot be an employee or immediate family member of an employee of Toyota Canada, its dealers, Earth Day Canada or Panasonic Canada Inc.

Masonic Higher Education Bursaries (Updated for 2010)
Award: $1500
Deadline: March 1
Application available at: http://www.freemasons.ab.ca/mhebapp.pdf

Goes towards tuition at post-secondary institutions in Alberta. Priority given to those who do not receive a Rutherford Scholarship. This award is based on financial need.

RE/MAX 2010 “Quest For Excellence” Bursary Program (Updated for 2010)
Award: $500 (24 bursaries per year)
Deadline: March 5, 2010
Application available at: www.remax-western.ca/4002_quest_for_excellence.html

RE/MAX is pleased to offer Grade 12 students the opportunity to earn a $500 bursary to be used towards further education. In order to qualify, the student must demonstrate their passion and dedication by writing a short essay on one of the following chosen topics: Leadership, Sports, Performing Arts, Technology or Trades, Fine Arts, Community/Volunteer Service

Garfield Weston Merit Scholarship for Colleges
Award: Up to 25 at $7500; an $8,000 stipend renewable for one or two additional years; a mentorship program; and, access to summer program funding; up to 18 Regional Awards at $4,000 one-year scholarship; up to 15 Provincial Awards at $2,500 one-year scholarship.
Deadline: March 21, 2010
Application available at: http://garfieldwestonawards.ca/

For students planning to attend specified Canadian colleges only

Calgary Stampede - Western Showcase Scholarship (Updated for 2010)
Awards: City of Calgary and Southern Alberta (2 prizes awarded in each category)
First Prize $1,500 Second Prize $1250 Third Prize $1000
Deadline: March 26, 2010
Application available at: http://westernshowcase.calgarystampede.com/new/pdf/2009WesternArtScholarshipEntryForm.pdf

The competition is open to all students who are full time residents of Alberta, a Landed Immigrant or Canadian Citizen and are completing their final year of high school in Calgary or Southern Alberta during the 2006/2007 school year. Students who are, or could be repeating their final year of high school are eligible to enter this competition, but may only enter once. Students must plan on continuing their education at a recognized post-secondary institution by September 2011.
The work of art must be entirely the student's original work and completed independently. Teamwork will not be considered. Only one work per student may be submitted.
The work of art must depict themes of western culture, lifestyle, heritage and characters, including but not limited to the following: ranching, landscape, floral, rodeo, agriculture, First Nations and portraits.
Any medium may be used. All flatwork must be suitably mounted or framed. Three-dimensional work must be suitable for display.

Belcourt Brosseau Metis Awards (Updated for 2010)
Award: $2000 - $9000
Deadline: March 31
Application available at: http://www.ecfoundation.org/forstudents/belcourtbrosseaumetisawards

Awards are based on a holistic assessment of financial need, community involvement, commitment to studies and personal circumstances. Applicants must be: Metis, demonstrate financial need, have applied or been accepted to a qualified program.

Eric and Lorraine Young Chairman’s Award (Update for 2010)
Award: $3000 tuition credit
Deadline: March 31
Application available at: http://www.macewan.ca/web/services/src/services/DetailsPage.cfm?id=659

Applicants must be entering their first year of post secondary education at MacEwan in the fall of the calendar year for which they are applying for the award; must be a grade 12 student in an Alberta High School with a minimum 65% grade average and be able to demonstrate on the application: 1. dedication to community service through volunteerism; and/or dedication to student governance, shown either through participation on committees or involvement in student government.

Hans Peder Madsen Memorial Scholarship (Updated for 2010)
Award: Varies
Application Deadline: March 31
Application available at: http://www.mtroyal.ca/Admission/MoneyMatters/ScholarshipsBursaries/index.htm#list

Eligibility: open to students with physical disabilities; must be attending Mount Royal College; full time 2nd year students studying in any field; allocated based on financial need and academic achievement.

Retail as a Career Scholarship (Updated for 2010)
Award: 26 at $1000; 1 at $5000
Deadline: April 1, 2010
Application available at: http://www.retailcouncil.org/education/programs/scholarship.asp
Eligibility: Enrolled full-time or part-time at a Canadian college or university in Fall 2010; pursuing a retail, business or marketing-related program; and, currently working part-time or full-time within the retail industry.


SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (Updated for 2010)

Award: $1,000 to $4,000 depending on the category.
Deadline: April 1 of each year
Application available at:  http://www.aiacanada.com/scholarships.cfm?itemid=24908&smocid=1350
The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund was founded in 1984 to foster leadership in the specialty equipment marketplace and to support educational goals for students pursuing career in the automotive aftermarket.  SEMA Scholarships are awarded annually and have been distributed to hundreds of students in support and encouragement of their educational ambitions.
Eligibility: SEMA Memorial Scholarships are available to full time students who are at the following levels of their educational studies: Graduate level studies at an accredited university or college; Four-year accredited university or college; Three-year accredited university or community college; Two-year community college; Vocational/technical school.
Requirements: Must be enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university, college in Canada; Must be pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive aftermarket or related field; Expected graduation date must be 12/01/08 or later; Must remain enrolled as a full-time student for the full academic year of the award.

InvestYoung National Leadership Award (No information available for 2010, as of January 2010)
Award: $500
Deadline: April 14, 2008
Application available at: http://www.investyoung.org/InvestYoung%20National%20Leadership%20Award.pdf
To be eligible you must:
1. Be a Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant, a permanent resident or a protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Act.
2. Be in his or her final year of high school, entering the first year of post-secondary studies and have an interest in Business or Finance.


F.J.L. Woodcock/Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded Scholarship Foundation (Updated for 2010)
Award: Based on the Foundation’s financial report for the previous year.
Deadline: April 30
Application available at: http://www.cnib.ca/en/about/awards/scholarships/sapa/Default.aspx
Priority consideration will be given to students graduating from secondary school in the current year and entering a post-secondary education program. Students continuing studies in subsequent years will be given consideration based on availability of funds.
Students who have not more than 20/70 vision after corrections, and who are continuing either their vocational or academic education at the post-secondary level are eligible to apply.

Aboriginal Health Careers Bursary (Updated for 2010)
Award: Determined by the Selection Committee
Deadline: May 1
Application available at: http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/et/fo/scholarships/info.html?EK=1
Applicants must be Indian, Inuit, or Métis and have been living in Alberta for the last three years and plan to enroll full-time in a health field at the college, technical institute or university level.

Dominion Institute Great Question Essay Competition (Updated for 2010)
Award: $2000 (3 award available)
Deadline: May 7, 2010
Application available at: http://www.greatquestions.com/e/bulletin.html
To be eligible you must: Participants must be 21 years of age or younger; Contest is open to any Canadian student who will graduate from high school in June 2008 or any undergraduate student.

Advancing Futures Bursary (Updated for 2010)
Four deadlines available:
July 15 – Fall term
November 15 – Winter term
March 15 – Spring term
May 15 – Summer term
Application available at: http://www.advancingfutures.gov.ab.ca/
To be eligible, applicants must be a resident of Alberta, have had a Permanent Guardianship Order (PGO) between the time they were 13 and 18 years old; OR have been in the care or custody of Alberta Children’s Services for at least 546 days between the time they were 13 and 22 years old. The bursary can be used to cover full tuition, mandatory fees, and books for the full academic term. Award amounts vary based on school and program costs.


Charles S. Noble Scholarship for Study at Harvard (Updated for 2010)
Award: $10,000 (3 per year)
Deadline: May 15
Application available at: the Office of Admissions at Harvard and from the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.
These scholarships will recognize & reward academic excellence & provide an opportunity for outstanding Alberta students to pursue undergraduate studies at Harvard. Applicant must intend to be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at Harvard.

Euclid Herie Scholarship and Leadership Award (Updated for 2010)
Application Deadline: May 15
Award: $5,000
Application available at:
http://www.cnib.ca/en/about/awards/achievement/euclid-herie-leadership
Eligibility: Applicants must have vision loss and be resident of Alberta, NWT, or Nunavut for at least one year prior to date of application.

Euclid Herie Technical Aids Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 15
Award: $5,000
Application available at: http://www.cnib.ca/en/about/awards/achievement/
Eligibility: Applicant: have vision loss; be currently enrolled in high school within Alberta, NWT or Nunavut; and, be a resident of Alberta, NWT or Nunavut for at least one year prior to date of application.


Lorne Hassan Memorial Bursary (Updated for 2010)
Application Deadline: May 15
Award: $500 (5 awarded)
Application available at: The CNIB Awards Committee
100 – 5055 Joyce Street
Vancouver, BC
V5R 6B2
604.431.2020
This scholarship is to be used to assist full-time post-secondary students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind.
Eligibility: Applicants must be blind, visually impaired, or deafblind and studying as an undergraduate on a full-time basis at a British Columbia – Yukon region post-secondary institution.


Robinson and Buckland Memorial Bursary (Updated for 2010)
Award: 4 at $500 – $1,000
Application Deadline: May 15
Application available at: The CNIB Awards Committee
100 – 5055 Joyce Street
Vancouver, BC
V5R 6B2
604.431.2020
This scholarship is to be used to assist full-time post-secondary students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind.
Eligibility: Applicants must be blind, visually impaired, or deafblind and studying as an undergraduate on a full-time basis at a British Columbia post-secondary institution.


Avar Press Literary Essay Scholarship (Updated for 2010)
Award: 3 award available - $1750, $750, $500
Deadline: May 31, 2010
Application available at: http://www.avarpress.com/HS_scholarships.html
To be eligible you must:
1. Eligibility: the Scholarship is open to all US & Canadian high school students who are members of the classes 2008 or 2009.
2. The Scholarship is not open to any persons, or their relatives, previously or currently affiliated with Avar Press in any capacity. Nor are any previous winners permitted to enter.


Carl G. Frink Scholarship (Updated for 2010)
Application Deadline:  May 31
Award: $500 – $1,000 (4 awarded)
Application available at: The CNIB Awards Committee
100 – 5055 Joyce Street
Vancouver, BC
V5R 6B2
604.431.2020
This scholarship is to be used to assist full-time post-secondary students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind who do not receive funding from any other government programs.
Eligibility: Applicants must be blind, visually impaired, or deafblind and planning to, or are already attending post-secondary training in British Columbia. Funds will be distributed based on the following: financial need, motivation, responsibility and on goals being oriented toward independence.


Charmaine Letourneau Fund (Updated for 2010)
Deadline: May 31
Application available at: http://www.dollarsforlearners.com/
For Deaf or Hard of Hearing residents of Alberta who will attend an academic or training program at a qualified post-secondary institution.


EnCana High School Educational Scholarship (Updated for 2010)
Deadline: May 31
Awarded annually to one graduating high school student within the “School District” with payments of $2500 per year to a maximum of $10000 over four years. The scholarship is intended to assist students pursuing post-secondary education in an oil and gas industry-related field through a degree, diploma or certificate program. Examples would include Geology, Petroleum Engineering Technology, Heavy Equipment Operator, Surface Land, Engineering or Geophysics. For an application, please see Dr. Judah in April.


Learning Matters Bursaries (Updated for 2010)
Award: 6 at $2500
Deadline: May 31, 2010
Application available at: http://www.cst.org/site/cst/assets/pdf/learning_matters_application.pdf
Eligibility: You must be: a Canadian citizen or have landed immigrant status in Canada; be entering or enrolled in a full-time post-secondary undergraduate education program at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution; and, be able to demonstrate financial need, and one or more of community involvement, academic excellence, and career objectives which will make a positive contribution in Canadian society.


Metis & Non-Status Bursary Program (Alberta Children’s Services) (Updated for 2010)
Award: Up to $19,200.
Deadline: May 31
Application available at: http://www.child.alberta.ca/home/544.cfm
This program assists eligible Métis & Non-Status Indian students who wish to pursue post-secondary education in the field of social services. Applicants must have a financial need, demonstrate a commitment to aboriginal communities in Alberta & have been an Alberta resident for at least 3 years prior to applying.


Monsanto Canada Opportunity Scholarship Program (Updated 2010)
Deadline: May 15
Application available at: http://www.monsanto.ca/monsanto/layout/about/scholarship.asp (Pleasenote that applications are not available until mid March)
This year, Monsanto Canada will provide between 40 and 50 scholarships to deserving high school students across the country entering their first year of post-secondary education in agriculture or forestry. Each scholarship is valued at $1500 and will be awarded to students who meet the following criteria: students must be from an agricultural or forestry family farming operation with plans to enter their first year of post-secondary education in agricultural sciences or forestry; students must have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership capabilities and active involvement in their local community.


Oriole Scholarship Fund (Updated for 2010)
Award: Minimum of $1000
Deadline: May 31, 2010
Application available at: http://www.cst.org/site/cst/assets/pdf/oriole_application.pdf
Eligibility: You must be: a Canadian citizen or have landed immigrant status in Canada; entering or enrolled in a full-time undergraduate post-secondary education program at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution; and, able to demonstrate financial need, career objectives which will make a positive contribution in Canadian society, and one or more of community involvement or academic excellence.


Royal Canadian Legion Scholarships (Updated for 2010)
Application Deadline: Continuing students May 31, Entering Students March 31
Award: 24 at $100 – $500
Applications available at: http://www.rdc.ab.ca/funding_and_awards/scholarships/awardDetails.html?RDC_A_D=MjQ=
By Telephone: (403) 283-5264
Eligibility: Open to all post-secondary students with vision loss in Southern Alberta.


Walter and Wayne Gretzky Scholarship Foundation for the Blind Youth of Canada (Updated for 2010)
Award: $3,000 – $5,000
Deadline: May 31; an official transcript of your academic standing for the current year must be received by July 31.
Application available at: http://www.cnib.ca/en/about/awards/scholarships
Candidates must be: Blind or living with vision loss; A secondary school graduate entering their first year of post-secondary education; A Canadian citizen or have held landed immigrant status for one year prior to the date of application; All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, service to the community, and financial need; Applicants will be expected to have achieved a high academic standing and to have exhibited superior leadership; The applicant's essay and answers to the questions on the application form will play an important role in the selection committee's final decisions.



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