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 are just around the corner!

Red Deer College Building on Excellence

Applications open on October 1st and are available to the first 30 students that apply!  

Eligibility: Student entering RDC as a full time student coming directly from high school.

Criteria: Academic excellence. Must have an average of 85% or better in the most recently completed five (five-credit) Grade 11 or Grade 12 subjects (excluding optional subjects.

To apply: Email a copy of your Detailed Academic Report (from directly to RDC's Student Funding & Awards Office at  

Loran Scholar's Foundation

Application Deadline (Direct Pool Applicants ONLY): October 25 

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: October 25

Scotiabank National Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 2

Fireside Catholic Publishing Essay Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 8

Notre Dame can nominate one student essay for this scholarship.  In order to be considered, please submit your 750 word essay and completed student application form to Mrs. McQuay or Mrs. Kelly by 4 pm on Wednesday November 8. Your essay will be reviewed and a nominee from the school selected for consideration in this contest. 

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

Application Deadline: November 17

Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries List

Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries:

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.

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


GoodCall guide

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 for studies beginning in September 2018 will be available June 2018. Apply once you have final grade 12 marks.