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.

Deadlines for these awards are just around the corner...

Violet Richardson Award - Application Deadline is January 8, 2017

Steam Horizon Awards - Application Deadline is January 9, 2017

Schulich Leader Scholarship (Nomination by Notre Dame Required) - Deadline to be considered for nomination is January 16, 2017.  Please submit completed application to Mr. Stang or Mrs. McQuay by 4 pm on January 16.  Completed applications will include:

  • Universities you want to attend;
  • List of your top 3 achievements;
  • 600 word essay demonstrating why you should win;
  • Two letters of reference (at least one from a school staff member);
  • Copy of up to date detailed academic report, and
  • Headshot (this is a Schulich requirement - not a Notre Dame requirement)

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program - Apply by February 1, 2017

 See the Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries List for other awards!

Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries List

Use this list to get started on your search for scholarships, awards & bursaries. Use PDF zoom button to make information easier to read.  Refer to the links provided in this sheet to verify the criteria and application information for each award. 

Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries List

Additional Sources


Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS)

Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Board Scholarships

Alberta Student Aid

Alberta Blue Cross

Alberta Teacher's Association Local #80

Scholarships Canada

Student Awards

Student Scholarships


Queen Esther Education Foundation

Red Deer Regional Health Foundation

The Leonard Foundation

Universities Canada

CWA Foundation 

First Nations, Metis and Inuit:

Alberta Métis and Non-Status Indian Bursary Program

Aboriginal Scholarship Guide

Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool

Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards

Indspire Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

ATCO Pipeline Indigenous Education Awards Program


Disabled World

Disability Awards 

Voice of Albertans with Disabilities 


Alberta Schools' Athletic Association

Softball Alberta

Ringette Canada

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

The application for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship will be available in June 2017 for studies beginning in September 2017.  See the Student Aid Alberta web site on how to apply.