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!

TD Community Leadership Scholarship - November 16 is the deadline to apply

Fireside Catholic Publishing Essay Contest - November 26 is the deadline to submit your entry to Ms Halter for consideration.

Schulich Leader Scholarship - January 7 is the deadline to submit your application to Mrs. McQuay in order to be considered for nomination by Notre Dame. Please include the following in your application: universities you wish to attend, your top 3 achievements (academic or other), 600 word essay demonstrating why you should win, optional 250 word essay to outline extenuating circumstances, short answer to identify where you see yourself in 10 years, names of 2 references that will supply letters if successful , copy of detailed academic report. A brief interview will follow prior to Notre Dame making a selection. Students considering a career as a medical practitioner are not eligible for this award.

Optimist International Essay Contest - January 11 is the deadline to submit your essay to Ms. Halter

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award - February 1 is the deadline to apply

Check out the Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries list to find more!

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 on 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

Scholar Tree *NEW*

Yconic (formerly Student Awards)

Student Scholarships


Queen Esther Education Foundation

Red Deer Regional Catholic Education Foundation

Red Deer Regional Health Foundation

The Leonard Foundation

Universities Canada

CWB Welding Foundation

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit:

Lynx Indigenous Career Connection

Alberta Métis and Non-Status Indian Bursary Program

Alberta Blue Cross Entrance Scholarship for Indigenous Students

Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool

Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards

Indspire Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

ATCO Pipeline Indigenous Education Awards Program

The Rebecca Kelln Metis Bursary Fund *Apply by Apr 30, 2019!

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) Post Secondary Funding *Apply by Nov 30, 2018!

The Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards

TransAlta Bursary 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 2019 will be available in May or June 2019.

Post-Secondary Entrance Awards

For students planning to attend post-secondary programs in the fall, entrance awards are available through the institution you will be attending. Entrance awards can be a great source of money to pay for school. Check with your institution directly for information as deadlines and application processes vary by school. Good luck!