Visit the Alberta Government Education Funding site to learn about bursaries, scholarships, loans and grants available to help fund your post-secondary education goals.
May and June Scholarships
Canadian Hospitality Foundation Scholarships
Up to $3,500 scholarships are offered to graduating students who are planning on studying one of the following areas of study: accommodation, chef, cook, culinary, events, pastry chef, food and beverage, club, hospitality, hotel, resort, restaurant, tourism, catering management. In Alberta this applies to programs at NAIT and SAIT (although there are institutions across Canada that this can be used for). Deadline: May 16, 2014.
Girl Guides of Canada Scholarships
There are scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 available to registered Girl Guide members who are planning on pursuing post-secondary education. Deadline: April 2014.
Heritage Youth Researcher Summer Program
This is an opportunity for Grade 11 students interested in getting biomedical and health research experience to have a summer work opportunity on an Alberta university campus. Students must have at least an 85% average in each of Math 20-1 or 20-2, Biology 20, and one other Grade 11 science class. Deadline: March 14, 2014.
Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship
This $6,000 scholarship is intended for a student planning on completing an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering. Deadline: May 1, 2014.
Kinsmen Club of Stony Plain Bursary
$1,000 bursaries are available to graduating students planning to register as a full-time student in September of 2014 at a recognized university, college, technical institute or other post-secondary institution. Deadline: August 10, 2014.
Website: www.stonyplainkinsmen.ca, look under “Resources” tab.
Careers: the Next Generation Summer Health Internships
Students in Grades 11 and 12 have the opportunity to explore a variety of health-care careers in a summer internship program. The student gets 6 weeks of paid work experience. Deadline April 11, 2014.
Star Scholarship and Fellowship
This scholarship is intended for a student who will be enrolling in curriculum related to the petroleum industry. Deadline is April 15, 2014.
Kin Canada Bursaries (Hal Rogers Endowment Fund)
The Kinsmen and Kinette Club offers 48 deserving students a $1,000 bursary. The bursary is given to students based on their community and school involvement. Students must plan to register as afull time student in the 2014-15 school year at a recognized post-secondary institution. Deadline: February 1, 2014.
PDK Prospective Educator Scholarship
The Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation annually awards $500 scholarships to graduating students intending to enter the field of education. Students must write a 1000 word essay describing why education is their chosen field. Deadline: February 1, 2014.
Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program
Renewable awards of up to $7,000 are available for students studying towards a first undergraduate degree or diploma in Canada. Students must demonstrate the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship to be considered for the award. Other relevant qualities are courage in overcoming obstacles, involvement in humanitarian service and participation in sport, fitness, and community service. Deadline: February 1, 2014.
Grant MacEwan United World College Scholarship
Available to grade 11 students who would like to complete their high school at one of the twelve United World Colleges located throughout the world. The scholarship is based on the student’s academic record, breadth of study, personal accomplishments, community involvement and interest in the goals of the United World Colleges. Deadline: February 15, 2014.
Grant MacEwan University Young Woman of Vision Bursary
Females going to Grant MacEwan University in the fall of 2014 are eligible to apply for the Young Woman of Vision Bursary worth $1,500. Applications are available on the Grant MacEwan University website. Deadline: January 31, 2014.
RBC Aboriginal Student Award Program
Selected Aboriginal students are awarded up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards post-secondary tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses. Deadline: February 28, 2014.
RBC Students Leading Change Scholarships
15 scholarships worth $10,000 each are available to students who are currently enrolled in their graduating year of high school who will be enrolled full-time in a degree or diploma program at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada in the fall of 2014. All applicants must have a minimum of 70% academic average. Deadline: February 19, 2014.
French for the Future National Essay Contest
Scholarships, valuing between $1,000 and $12,000, are open to students in grades 10 to 12. Write and submit a 750 word essay in French on this year’s chosen theme, “What defines passion, and how can it have an impact on your life?” Deadline: December 20.
Dupont Challenge Science Essay Contest
Students in grades 10, 11, or 12 could win up to $5000 U.S. and an expenses paid trip to Kennedy Space Center and Walt Disney World in Florida. Students are invited to write an original 700 to 1,000 word essay about a science related topic. Competition opens on November 15, 2013 and closes on January 31, 2014.
Burger King Scholars Program
- Scholarships ranging from $1000 - $50,000 are available to graduating students who intend to pursue college, university or post-secondary vocational / technical school. Grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and community service are all considered. Applications open November 15, 2013 and close on January 10, 2014.
Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation Scholarship and Citizenship Award
$1000 scholarships are available to Canadian residents who are pursuing post-secondary education or training. Candidates who participate extensively in activities that focus on character, community service, volunteerism and humanitarian causes should consider applying. Deadline: January 15, 2014.
Top 20 Under 20 National Awards and Mentoring Program
Top 20 Under 20 recognizes and awards youth under the age of twenty who have demonstrated significant levels of innovation, leadership and achievement in all disciplines and fields. Deadline: January 2014.
Fellowship for Full Time Study in French
For Alberta students taking full-time post-secondary studies taught in French in any discipline anywhere in Canada (full time is defined as being enrolled in a minimum of a 60% course load – 3 courses per semester in which the course content and the language of instruction are in French). Value $500 - $1000 per semester. Deadline: November 15.
House of Commons Page Program
Graduating students have the opportunity to be a House of Commons Page. Students must present an academic average of 80% and be fluent in English and French. Students must also be accepted at a university in the National Capital Region (Carleton University, University of Ottawa, Saint Paul University, or Universite du Quebec). Deadline: December 9, 2013.
Remax Quest for Excellence 2013
16 bursaries of $1,000 each will be awarded to graduating students in Western Canada. Students must write a short essay to demonstrate their leadership, motivation and communication skills. Other attributes may include volunteering, participation in charitable events or fundraising, and contributions that enrich the lives of others and their communities. Applications opened in September. Deadline: March 10th, 2014.
Lives That Make A Difference Essay Contest
Students in Grades 9 -12 can win $2,000 - $3,000 for writing a 300 word essay based on someone they think made the biggest impact on Canadian society in 2013. Deadline: December 11th, 2013.
TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership
Each scholarship is valued at up to $70,000 and includes: up to $10,000 for tuition per year, $7,500 a year toward living expenses, an offer of paid summer employment, and mentorship opportunities. Scholarships are open to Grade 12 students who have demonstrated outstanding community leadership and obtain a minimum average of 75%. Deadline: December 6, 2013.
2014 Horatio Alger Jim Pattison Alberta & British Columbia Scholarship Programs
Students are eligible for this scholarship if they are enrolled as full time Grade 12 students with plans to enter a post-secondary institution in September, 2014. The student must have critical financial need; have a minimum grade percentage of 65%, and a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada. Deadline: December 1, 2013.
110 scholarships ranging from $2,000 - $80,000 for grade 12 students with an academic average above 85%. Loran award winners are students who demonstrate character, service and leadership potential. Excellent applicants show a genuine commitment to serving others, ability to manage and lead others, determination, independent thinking and a willingness to take meaningful risks. Three students can be sponsored by the school with an application deadline of October 16. Other students can be direct pool applicants with a deadline of October 23.
Earl and Countess of Wessex World Championships in Athletics Scholarships
Two awards of $3,000 are available to a male and female grade 12 student who excel at track and field, have a strong academic record and plan to continue their studies at an Alberta post-secondary institution (University of Alberta, University of Calgary, or University of Lethbridge). Recipients will be selected based on their proven athletic abilities. Deadline: October 1.
TD 4-H Scholarship
Ten scholarships valued at $2,500 each for 4-H members in their last year of high school who are planning to enroll in post-secondary education in an agriculture or agri-business related discipline. Deadline: October TBA.
Larry Campbell Milton Memorial Scholarship
Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded annually to current 4-H members planning to attend a Canadian University in a Food Science, Meat Science or Animal Science discipline. Deadline: October 23
Alberta Blue Cross Scholarship Program
Alberta Blue Cross awards 63 scholarships to young Albertans entering full-time post-secondary study in Alberta. These scholarships range from $375 to $1,250 and awarded to Alberta students on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Most awards are administered directly through the accredited post-secondary institutions themselves. Awards can be found at www.ab.bluecross.ca, choose “About Us” and then “Scholarship Program”. Deadline varies according the post-secondary institution.
University of Toronto National Book Awards
The University of Toronto National Book Award Program is intended to recognize and reward the very best Canadian grade 12 students, regardless of which university those students choose to attend. Deadline is November 8, 2013.
The P.E.O. Star Scholarship is worth $2,500 for graduating high school females. Applicants must be female, exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service, and plans to attend an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada or the United States. Deadline: November.
Student Awards Great Canadian Scholarship Contest
Pizes between $100 - $1,000 are available to students who sign up with www.studentawards.ca. Contest ends October 8, 2013.
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