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.
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 of school. Check with your institution directly for information as deadlines and application processes vary by school. Good luck!
Deadlines are just around the corner!
Application Deadline: January 8
Please submit 4 hard copies of your essay and completed application form to Ms. Halter by 4 pm on January 8. Winning essays at the Red Deer Club level will move on to the District level for the chance to win $2,500. This year's essay topic is: “Can Society Function without Respect?” Please note that this contest is open to all students under age 18 as of October 1st, 2017. Scholarships awarded are to be used at a college, university or trade school only.
Schulich Leader Scholarship (Nomination Required)
Application Deadline for consideration as Notre Dame's nominee: January 12
Notre Dame can nominate one student for the Schulich Leader Scholarship. To be considered, please submit your completed application package to Mrs. Reed or Mrs. McQuay by the end of the day January 12, 2018.
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.
First Nations, Metis and Inuit:
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.