December 2019

Queen’s University Major Admission Awards & Queen’s Chancellor Scholarship Bursaries, Entrance Awards, etc.

Website

For major admission awards: By Nov 15 you should have applied for admission to Queens; must have access to the online student centre SOLUS & submit online application by Dec 1, 2018

*Nomination required for the Chancellor (2 at HWW). Submit a paper copy of your online application for major awards to your counsellor by November 26.

Criteria

Superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership qualities. Financial need is also a consideration.

Apply for one or all admission awards by submitting a single Major Admission Award Application.

Apply for admission to Queen's through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) prior to Nov 15th to meet the Dec 1 Major Admission Award Application deadline.

*Nomination required for the Chancellor (2 at HWW). $36,000 (50 awards) Approx 90% average. Leadership. Creative thinking/ innovation. Extra-curricular.

Students with an interest in QuARMS indicate interest in OUAC when they apply/required to submit transcripts by Dec 1.

UBC Major Entrance Awards

Website

Deadline: December 1, 2019 Must submit your UBC Application and award application by this date.

Criteria

  • Major Entrance ie. Presidential
  • Up to $60,000 over 4 years.
  • Must have applied to UBC and completed application by this date.
  • (School nomination is not required)

University of Manitoba BMO Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship

Website

DeadlineDec 1, 2019 Must submit your UMB Application and award application by this date.

Criteria

$16, 000 (3). 90%+ based on grade 11 courses (listed on website); demonstrated leadership, excellent communication skills, record of community and school involvement, demonstrated abilities other than purely academic, completed U of M application by Dec 1 including payment of application fee.

University of Calgary Prestige Awards

Chancellor’s Club, Seymour Schulich
Academic Excellence, Seymour Schulich
Community Service/Entrepreneurial, Leader in Health Science

Website

Deadline: December 1, 2019
One application! Start early/31 pages although many are demographic or checking boxes!

Criteria

These are prestigious awards up to over $40,000. Most are renewable for several years. Based on academic excellence (90%+) as well as citizenship. Must first apply for admission; you do not have to be conditionally admitted before you apply!

You require a UCalgary student ID # and use your myUofC portal account to apply. Apply early to get access to the application to complete by deadline.

Scholarship average is calculated the same as your admission average.

Remaining high school awards application due March 1, 2020.

Immigrant Services Youth Scholarships Immigrants of Distinction Awards

Website

Deadline: December 1, 2019. Can nominate yourself or ask someone who knows you in an academic / leadership / coach capacity to nominate you! Online nomination/application.

Criteria

Immigrant or refugee youth between the ages of 14 to 24. 50 scholarships. Outstanding contributions or significant achievement in any of the following: arts and culture, sports, community and volunteer activities, academics & leadership. Must be able to attend the gala awards presentation March 13, 2020.

Burger King Scholarship

Website

Create account. You will then get access to online application. Save your username/password!

Deadline: December 15, 2019

Criteria

There is a General Track available to ALL high school seniors and an Employee Based Track for Gr 12’s who are BK employees, or children of employees. Up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2018-19 school year. GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; active in school and community through volunteering, sports, clubs etc. Notified in May.

University of Alberta

Scholastic Distinction and Major Entrance

Website

Deadline: December 11, 2019

Criteria

  • Scholastic Distinction up to $50,000. (95%)
  • Leadership up to $20,000.
  • See website for criteria. Must apply for admission and then access the scholarship application via your BearTracks account.

November 2019

Laurie Sommerville Award 

Website

Deadline: November 1, 2019 Online application. 

Online application. Look under Student Awards/System-Wide/Name of the Award/Click Apply box.

  • New Users: Please click on "Create New Account" to complete the registration process and create your logon credentials.
  • Existing Users: Please enter your credentials and log in. If you forget your password, please use the “Forgot your Password” link to the left to reset your password. Do not create a new account.

Criteria

  • $2000 (5). Grade 11/12 completing diploma, demonstrate financial need, pursuing post secondary, 65% average, Indigenous students encouraged to apply.
  • 500 word essay re: overcoming obstacles/dealing with adversity. See website for details of essay. 1 reference letter from school or community.

Queen’s University Major Admission Awards & Queen’s Chancellor Scholarship Bursaries, Entrance Awards, etc.

Queen's University Student Awards

For major admission awards: By Nov 15 you should have applied for admission to Queens; must have access to the online student centre SOLUS & submit online application by Dec 1, 2019.

*Nomination required for the Chancellor (2 at HWW). Submit a paper copy of your online application for major awards to your counsellor by November 26. 1 of the 2 Chancellor nominees may be selected as a QuARMS candidate. 

Criteria

  • Superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership qualities. Financial need is also a consideration.
  • Apply for one or all admission awards by submitting a single Major Admission Award Application.
  • Apply for admission to Queen's through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) prior to Nov 20th to meet the Dec 1 Major Admission Award Application deadline. 
  • *Nomination required for the Chancellor (2 at HWW). $36,000 (50 awards) Approx 90% average. Leadership. Creative thinking/innovation. Extra-curricular. 

Students with an interest in QuARMS indicate interest in OUAC when they apply/required to submit transcripts by Dec 1.

Toronto Dominion Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership

Website

November 15, 2019
1-800-308-8306 Apply online

Criteria

  • Grade 12 students in their graduating year, who have outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place. Minimum average of 75%. Up to $70,000 value (20 available), $10,000 per year in tuition; $7500 per year additional expenses, opportunity for summer employment. Apply online! 600 word essay required, letter of recommendation from the school and 2 community letters of support, transcript, statement of financial need if it applies. 

Shad Valley Scholarship Program

Website

November 19, 2018 (Date for 2019 not posted as of Oct 1)
Apply online. Early Applications welcomed!

Criteria

  • Financial assistance to help students participate in the Shad Valley Program. 600 students Gr 10- 12 selected to attend this July program at 1 of 13 university residences across Canada. Automatic entrance awards to cover about ½ of tuition plus bursaries for financial need. Those interested in STEAM (Sci/Tech/Eng/Math) and entrepreneurship who have an interest in creativity and innovation should apply!! 

  • Academic results and extra-curricular considered in application process.

Calgary Stampede Poster Competition

Website

November 30, 2019
Contact: Madeline Babinec
403-261-0487/403-589-2088

** Info Session Sept 28, 2019
10am – noon, Doherty Hall, Stampede Park 

Criteria

  • Largest Art awards in Canada. Up to $20,000 in Scholarships to be shared among top 8. Age 15-24. Alberta resident. Submit 2 pieces of 2D Art (painting, photography, drawing, graphic design); 1 must be ‘Western art’.
  • Digital submissions are accepted first online and a hard copy may be requested to be mailed if the art is accepted.
  • Scholarship can be used for any education- not art specific.
  • 2 reference letters; written statement of impact and possible education program.
  • 1st place = $10,000 

Immigrant Services Youth Scholarships Immigrants of Distinction Awards

Website

December 1, 2019. Can nominate yourself or ask someone who knows you in an academic/leadership/coach capacity to nominate you! Online nomination/application. 

Criteria

Immigrant or refugee youth between the ages of 14 to 24. 50 scholarships. Outstanding contributions or significant achievement in any of the following: arts and culture, sports, community and volunteer activities, academics and leadership. Must be able to attend the gala awards presentation March 13, 2020.

Arthur Paulin Automotive Aftermarket

Website

November 30, 2019 (Application completed online to fax or email it by deadline) Student letter, instructor letter,
transcript and summary of leadership in school/community required.

Criteria

  • $700 × 5 to support students planning to enrol in an automotive aftermarket industry related program or curriculum at a Canadian college or university. This includes students pursuing their studies as an automotive apprentice. It also includes studies in any of the following automotive sectors: auto body, hard parts, heavy duty, or motive power (machinists). 
  • Financial hardship a consideration as well as leadership ability.

Sept./Oct. 2019 & Miscellaneous Scholarships

Momentum for Youth

Website

Program start-up is Sept/Jan. Fill out the youth gains info form online to see if you qualify. Email: youth@momentum.org or call 403- 204-2694.

Criteria

  • A free program to help low income youth save money for the future. Money is saved in student’s own account and this organization matches it 4:1! Sponsored by Alberta Government and United Way. Ages 16-24. See online chart to see if your family income will qualify you!
  • Must attend a 2 hour money management seminar 2 evenings per month for 9 months.

Servus Credit Union Scholarship Endowments

Website

Various dates starting in September.

Criteria 

  • Awarded to students planning to attend post-secondary in Alberta: Lakeland/Lethbridge/Medicine Hat/Red Deer Colleges or U of A! Deadlines will be posted on the post secondary school's website.

Calgary Calabrian Cultural and Heritage Society Scholarship

Website

Email application to: maria.west@cssd.ab.ca or submit by mail. Check for application online or paper application in student services. 

Deadline Sept. 30, 2019

Criteria 

  • For students who graduated in June 2019.
  • Applicant must be of Calabrian decent, be in good academic standing, and show exemplary citizenship.
  • 2 Scholarships; minimum of $2000
  • Must submit an official transcript. Essay required.
  • Must attend a banquet Jan 25, 2020.

Alberta Blue Cross Scholarship

Website

Deadlines vary, see post secondary institution websites. 

Criteria

  • $750- $1500 (65 Awards) Canadian citizen
  • Academic achievement, financial need, full-time student.
  • See the list of eligible Alberta post-secondary institutions. Most post-secondary institutions will administer the award so check their websites for deadlines and process.

Alberta Blue Cross Scholarship for Aboriginal Students

Website

Open Sept 1/’19 – Jan 15 (date from 2019, should be similar for ’20 but not posted online yet)

Criteria

  • $1500 (6 Awards) for aboriginal students who have graduated and are entered in their first year of post- secondary studies at an accredited AB institution. Candidates chosen based on academics, financial need and community involvement.
  • Online application.

Calgary Stampede Poster Competition

Website

November 30, 2019
Contact: Madeline Babinec 403-261-0487/403-589-2088
** Info Session Sept 28, 2019
10am – noon, Doherty Hall, Stampede Park

Criteria

  • Largest Art awards in Canada. Up to $20,000 in Scholarships to be shared among top 8. Age 15-24. Alberta resident. Submit 2 pieces of 2D Art (painting, photography, drawing, graphic design); 1 must be ‘Western art’.
  • Digital submissions are accepted first online and a hard copy may be requested to be mailed if the art is accepted.
  • Scholarship can be used for any education- not art specific.
  • 2 reference letters; written statement of impact & possible education program.
  • 1st place = $10,000

Earl and Countess of Wessex: World Championships in Athletics Scholarship

Website

October 1, 2018  (not posted yet for 2019) (not posted yet for 2019)

Criteria

  • Two awards of $3000. To recognize the top male and female Alberta students who have excelled in track and field, and have a strong academic record. Enrolled for Sept/’18 at Universities of Calgary, Alberta or Lethbridge and have joined Track by Sept. Application and qualification details online.

Morehead-Cain Merit Scholarship

Website

Aug 15 - October 31, 2019 , 2019, 2019, 2019, 2019
Students can apply directly online or seek nomination (3 at HWW).

Criteria

If seeking nomination:

  • start application and notify counsellor and recommender (teacher) by Oct 10. Complete ‘School Info’ and ‘Recommendation’ sections first in application
  • email will be sent by M-Cain to your counsellor and teacher recommender so they submit a school report/ transcript/ reference letter by Oct 31
  • you must complete application by Oct 31
  • Fully funded 4 year merit scholarship valued at $115,000.
  • 60 are given out to students attending the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • Canadians: 15- 20 semi-finalists; interview; 4-6 finalists flown to Chapel Hill for a weekend of fellowship & interviews.
  • Strength of character, appetite for learning, physical vigour, and leadership are essential.

National Merit Scholarship Program

Website

Write PSAT in Fall Grade 11
Oct 16/19/30 2019

SAT Suite of Assessments
Speak to your counsellor re: sites that administer the PSAT, Register and pay fee ($16) with that school & ask them for a copy of the student study guide.

Criteria

  • Intended for students planning to pursue education in the United States, and who participate in the PSAT.
  • On the website see: Scholarship Programs/National Merit.
  • Students will be notified of eligibility in the Fall of Grade 12 by PSAT. See website for details re: commended/semi-finalist/finalist status, and possible amounts of awards.

Loran Award 

Website

Start late Sept notifying your reference. Deadline to submit at HWW is Oct 8 if you wish to be a sponsored applicant : 

  1. Select ‘Seeking Sponsorship from my school’ on the online application 
  2. Enter the name of your guidance counsellor and their email address as school contact (NOT your teacher– that comes in the reference section) 
  3. Submit a copy of your application to guidance counsellor by Oct 8 . The school will not receive online notification you are wishing to be nominated UNTIL the reference letter has been submitted online so it is imperative to notify your reference early! You will be notified by Oct 15 if you are 1 of 3 chosen HWW nominees selected by the scholarship committee and your counsellor will then complete the nomination by the Oct 17, 8 pm East, due date/time. All students who are not nominees can still apply as direct pool applicants by October 24, 8pm East, due date/time.

Criteria

  • National program, based on character, service, and leadership. Selection criteria include academic excellence, community and extracurricular involvement. There are 30 major financial awards, valued at up to $100,000 and tenable at 25 universities. There are also over 100 finalist and provincial awards up to $3000. 
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Minimum average 85%. 
  • Submit online application directly to Loran and a copy to counsellor by Oct 8th if seeking school nomination. 
  • Transcripts and endorsements must be submitted online. Give references at least 2 weeks notice so ask them in September!

University of Toronto National Book Award and National Scholarship Program 

Website

School Nomination required for Book Award – if interested contact your guidance counsellor by Oct 9. You will be required to submit a short application to the guidance office by Oct 11. You will be notified if you are the selected nominee chosen by the HWW scholarship committee. Our school nomination will then be completed by a guidance counsellor by the Oct 17 deadline.

Criteria

  • Superior academic performance, original and creative thought and exceptional achievement in a broad context. Enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and involvement in the life of their school and community. 
  • For the National Book Award, each school may choose one outstanding student on the basis of the above criteria. The national book award will be presented to the student and they may subsequently apply for the National Scholarship Competition. 
  • Student is not required to attend U of T for the Book Award. 
  • Students can still apply as direct applicants for the National Scholarship if they are not nominated for the Book Award. (The award is actually prestige and a book, as well as your name on a plaque kept at HWW - no monetary value.)

University of Toronto National Scholarship Program

Website

Online application available in mid September. A reference letter and transcript must accompany your application. Give at least 2 weeks notice to references! 

Deadline: October 24, 2019

Criteria

  • Approx 10 National Scholarship winners receive full tuition and fees for four years of undergraduate study at the U of T, residence support for 1 year, renewable monetary award based on individual financial circumstances. 
  • Finalists (approx. 20) who are not National Scholar winners will receive Arbor scholarships valued at $7500 for the first year, renewable at $1500 for subsequent years. If you were not nominated for the Book Award you can still apply! 
  • Online application; upload transcript.

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship Program & Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Website

August 1-October 25 2019 (Apply online by 12:30 am Eastern time) 

*Notify guidance counsellor and reference 2 weeks prior to deadline

Criteria

  • $5000 (160 awards), Integrity and perseverance overcoming adversity; financial need ($65,000 or less net income per family); involvement in co-curricular and community activities; a minimum grade percentage of 65; attend university Fall 2019; Canadian Citizenship. 
  • Apply online. Support form completed by adult online; Counsellor certification form completed online. 
  • New: Entrepreneurial Scholarships $10,000 (10 awards) – same criteria as above plus desire and ability to be entrepreneurial in a chosen field 

*Same application form as above. 

*Vocational and Tech awards March 15, 2020

Immigrants of Distinction Youth Awards

Website

Nomination is required online. If you wish to be nominated talk to a teacher or community member who can speak to your involvement in the areas listed. Deadline for nominations for the 2019/20 Awards is not yet posted, but likely in November.

Criteria

  • Between 14 and 24 years old. Born outside Canada. Canadian Citizen or permanent resident living in Calgary or surrounding area. Contributions towards arts and culture, sports, community and volunteer activities, leadership or academics.
  • Awards presented at the Immigrants of Distinction Awards Gala March 15, 2020.
  • Self nomination is okay; resume and 2 references required.

Korean Veterans Association of Canada Wall of Remembrance Bursary

Website

October 22 each year– Application online, mail in to address provided by deadline. In process of transferring the admin to another foundation.

Criteria

  • Grads of 2019 enrolled in post sec; Academic promise and financial need. Canadian citizen; have a student loan. You do not have to be of Korean descent; award administered by Korean Veterans!

The Duke Of Edinburgh's International Award

The Duke Of Edinburgh's International Award

The Award encourages anyone between the ages of 14-25 to challenge themselves by setting and working towards goals in four areas:
Service to the community, Skill, Physical Fitness and an Adventurous journey. 
There is a $50 fee. 

When registering please enter the following:

  1. select country = Canada
  2. select your operating authority = Alberta, NWT and Nunavut
  3. select your Award Unit  = ALBERTA, Independent participants

Education Matters

Download a copy of Education Matters Award Applicants Handbook for tips on completing a successful application. Please create your account (there is a video tutorial on their site to guide you) and take the eligibility quiz; a list of scholarships you should consider applying for will be generated.

Scholarship Listings

December 2019

Queen’s University Major Admission Awards & Queen’s Chancellor Scholarship Bursaries, Entrance Awards, etc.

Website

For major admission awards: By Nov 15 you should have applied for admission to Queens; must have access to the online student centre SOLUS & submit online application by Dec 1, 2018

*Nomination required for the Chancellor (2 at HWW). Submit a paper copy of your online application for major awards to your counsellor by November 26.

Criteria

Superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership qualities. Financial need is also a consideration.

Apply for one or all admission awards by submitting a single Major Admission Award Application.

Apply for admission to Queen's through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) prior to Nov 15th to meet the Dec 1 Major Admission Award Application deadline.

*Nomination required for the Chancellor (2 at HWW). $36,000 (50 awards) Approx 90% average. Leadership. Creative thinking/ innovation. Extra-curricular.

Students with an interest in QuARMS indicate interest in OUAC when they apply/required to submit transcripts by Dec 1.

UBC Major Entrance Awards

Website

Deadline: December 1, 2019 Must submit your UBC Application and award application by this date.

Criteria

  • Major Entrance ie. Presidential
  • Up to $60,000 over 4 years.
  • Must have applied to UBC and completed application by this date.
  • (School nomination is not required)

University of Manitoba BMO Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship

Website

DeadlineDec 1, 2019 Must submit your UMB Application and award application by this date.

Criteria

$16, 000 (3). 90%+ based on grade 11 courses (listed on website); demonstrated leadership, excellent communication skills, record of community and school involvement, demonstrated abilities other than purely academic, completed U of M application by Dec 1 including payment of application fee.

University of Calgary Prestige Awards

Chancellor’s Club, Seymour Schulich
Academic Excellence, Seymour Schulich
Community Service/Entrepreneurial, Leader in Health Science

Website

Deadline: December 1, 2019
One application! Start early/31 pages although many are demographic or checking boxes!

Criteria

These are prestigious awards up to over $40,000. Most are renewable for several years. Based on academic excellence (90%+) as well as citizenship. Must first apply for admission; you do not have to be conditionally admitted before you apply!

You require a UCalgary student ID # and use your myUofC portal account to apply. Apply early to get access to the application to complete by deadline.

Scholarship average is calculated the same as your admission average.

Remaining high school awards application due March 1, 2020.

Immigrant Services Youth Scholarships Immigrants of Distinction Awards

Website

Deadline: December 1, 2019. Can nominate yourself or ask someone who knows you in an academic / leadership / coach capacity to nominate you! Online nomination/application.

Criteria

Immigrant or refugee youth between the ages of 14 to 24. 50 scholarships. Outstanding contributions or significant achievement in any of the following: arts and culture, sports, community and volunteer activities, academics & leadership. Must be able to attend the gala awards presentation March 13, 2020.

Burger King Scholarship

Website

Create account. You will then get access to online application. Save your username/password!

Deadline: December 15, 2019

Criteria

There is a General Track available to ALL high school seniors and an Employee Based Track for Gr 12’s who are BK employees, or children of employees. Up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2018-19 school year. GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; active in school and community through volunteering, sports, clubs etc. Notified in May.

University of Alberta

Scholastic Distinction and Major Entrance

Website

Deadline: December 11, 2019

Criteria

  • Scholastic Distinction up to $50,000. (95%)
  • Leadership up to $20,000.
  • See website for criteria. Must apply for admission and then access the scholarship application via your BearTracks account.

November 2019

Laurie Sommerville Award 

Website

Deadline: November 1, 2019 Online application. 

Online application. Look under Student Awards/System-Wide/Name of the Award/Click Apply box.

  • New Users: Please click on "Create New Account" to complete the registration process and create your logon credentials.
  • Existing Users: Please enter your credentials and log in. If you forget your password, please use the “Forgot your Password” link to the left to reset your password. Do not create a new account.

Criteria

  • $2000 (5). Grade 11/12 completing diploma, demonstrate financial need, pursuing post secondary, 65% average, Indigenous students encouraged to apply.
  • 500 word essay re: overcoming obstacles/dealing with adversity. See website for details of essay. 1 reference letter from school or community.

Queen’s University Major Admission Awards & Queen’s Chancellor Scholarship Bursaries, Entrance Awards, etc.

Queen's University Student Awards

For major admission awards: By Nov 15 you should have applied for admission to Queens; must have access to the online student centre SOLUS & submit online application by Dec 1, 2019.

*Nomination required for the Chancellor (2 at HWW). Submit a paper copy of your online application for major awards to your counsellor by November 26. 1 of the 2 Chancellor nominees may be selected as a QuARMS candidate. 

Criteria

  • Superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership qualities. Financial need is also a consideration.
  • Apply for one or all admission awards by submitting a single Major Admission Award Application.
  • Apply for admission to Queen's through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) prior to Nov 20th to meet the Dec 1 Major Admission Award Application deadline. 
  • *Nomination required for the Chancellor (2 at HWW). $36,000 (50 awards) Approx 90% average. Leadership. Creative thinking/innovation. Extra-curricular. 

Students with an interest in QuARMS indicate interest in OUAC when they apply/required to submit transcripts by Dec 1.

Toronto Dominion Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership

Website

November 15, 2019
1-800-308-8306 Apply online

Criteria

  • Grade 12 students in their graduating year, who have outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place. Minimum average of 75%. Up to $70,000 value (20 available), $10,000 per year in tuition; $7500 per year additional expenses, opportunity for summer employment. Apply online! 600 word essay required, letter of recommendation from the school and 2 community letters of support, transcript, statement of financial need if it applies. 

Shad Valley Scholarship Program

Website

November 19, 2018 (Date for 2019 not posted as of Oct 1)
Apply online. Early Applications welcomed!

Criteria

  • Financial assistance to help students participate in the Shad Valley Program. 600 students Gr 10- 12 selected to attend this July program at 1 of 13 university residences across Canada. Automatic entrance awards to cover about ½ of tuition plus bursaries for financial need. Those interested in STEAM (Sci/Tech/Eng/Math) and entrepreneurship who have an interest in creativity and innovation should apply!! 

  • Academic results and extra-curricular considered in application process.

Calgary Stampede Poster Competition

Website

November 30, 2019
Contact: Madeline Babinec
403-261-0487/403-589-2088

** Info Session Sept 28, 2019
10am – noon, Doherty Hall, Stampede Park 

Criteria

  • Largest Art awards in Canada. Up to $20,000 in Scholarships to be shared among top 8. Age 15-24. Alberta resident. Submit 2 pieces of 2D Art (painting, photography, drawing, graphic design); 1 must be ‘Western art’.
  • Digital submissions are accepted first online and a hard copy may be requested to be mailed if the art is accepted.
  • Scholarship can be used for any education- not art specific.
  • 2 reference letters; written statement of impact and possible education program.
  • 1st place = $10,000 

Immigrant Services Youth Scholarships Immigrants of Distinction Awards

Website

December 1, 2019. Can nominate yourself or ask someone who knows you in an academic/leadership/coach capacity to nominate you! Online nomination/application. 

Criteria

Immigrant or refugee youth between the ages of 14 to 24. 50 scholarships. Outstanding contributions or significant achievement in any of the following: arts and culture, sports, community and volunteer activities, academics and leadership. Must be able to attend the gala awards presentation March 13, 2020.

Arthur Paulin Automotive Aftermarket

Website

November 30, 2019 (Application completed online to fax or email it by deadline) Student letter, instructor letter,
transcript and summary of leadership in school/community required.

Criteria

  • $700 × 5 to support students planning to enrol in an automotive aftermarket industry related program or curriculum at a Canadian college or university. This includes students pursuing their studies as an automotive apprentice. It also includes studies in any of the following automotive sectors: auto body, hard parts, heavy duty, or motive power (machinists). 
  • Financial hardship a consideration as well as leadership ability.

Sept./Oct. 2019 & Miscellaneous Scholarships

Momentum for Youth

Website

Program start-up is Sept/Jan. Fill out the youth gains info form online to see if you qualify. Email: youth@momentum.org or call 403- 204-2694.

Criteria

  • A free program to help low income youth save money for the future. Money is saved in student’s own account and this organization matches it 4:1! Sponsored by Alberta Government and United Way. Ages 16-24. See online chart to see if your family income will qualify you!
  • Must attend a 2 hour money management seminar 2 evenings per month for 9 months.

Servus Credit Union Scholarship Endowments

Website

Various dates starting in September.

Criteria 

  • Awarded to students planning to attend post-secondary in Alberta: Lakeland/Lethbridge/Medicine Hat/Red Deer Colleges or U of A! Deadlines will be posted on the post secondary school's website.

Calgary Calabrian Cultural and Heritage Society Scholarship

Website

Email application to: maria.west@cssd.ab.ca or submit by mail. Check for application online or paper application in student services. 

Deadline Sept. 30, 2019

Criteria 

  • For students who graduated in June 2019.
  • Applicant must be of Calabrian decent, be in good academic standing, and show exemplary citizenship.
  • 2 Scholarships; minimum of $2000
  • Must submit an official transcript. Essay required.
  • Must attend a banquet Jan 25, 2020.

Alberta Blue Cross Scholarship

Website

Deadlines vary, see post secondary institution websites. 

Criteria

  • $750- $1500 (65 Awards) Canadian citizen
  • Academic achievement, financial need, full-time student.
  • See the list of eligible Alberta post-secondary institutions. Most post-secondary institutions will administer the award so check their websites for deadlines and process.

Alberta Blue Cross Scholarship for Aboriginal Students

Website

Open Sept 1/’19 – Jan 15 (date from 2019, should be similar for ’20 but not posted online yet)

Criteria

  • $1500 (6 Awards) for aboriginal students who have graduated and are entered in their first year of post- secondary studies at an accredited AB institution. Candidates chosen based on academics, financial need and community involvement.
  • Online application.

Calgary Stampede Poster Competition

Website

November 30, 2019
Contact: Madeline Babinec 403-261-0487/403-589-2088
** Info Session Sept 28, 2019
10am – noon, Doherty Hall, Stampede Park

Criteria

  • Largest Art awards in Canada. Up to $20,000 in Scholarships to be shared among top 8. Age 15-24. Alberta resident. Submit 2 pieces of 2D Art (painting, photography, drawing, graphic design); 1 must be ‘Western art’.
  • Digital submissions are accepted first online and a hard copy may be requested to be mailed if the art is accepted.
  • Scholarship can be used for any education- not art specific.
  • 2 reference letters; written statement of impact & possible education program.
  • 1st place = $10,000

Earl and Countess of Wessex: World Championships in Athletics Scholarship

Website

October 1, 2018  (not posted yet for 2019) (not posted yet for 2019)

Criteria

  • Two awards of $3000. To recognize the top male and female Alberta students who have excelled in track and field, and have a strong academic record. Enrolled for Sept/’18 at Universities of Calgary, Alberta or Lethbridge and have joined Track by Sept. Application and qualification details online.

Morehead-Cain Merit Scholarship

Website

Aug 15 - October 31, 2019 , 2019, 2019, 2019, 2019
Students can apply directly online or seek nomination (3 at HWW).

Criteria

If seeking nomination:

  • start application and notify counsellor and recommender (teacher) by Oct 10. Complete ‘School Info’ and ‘Recommendation’ sections first in application
  • email will be sent by M-Cain to your counsellor and teacher recommender so they submit a school report/ transcript/ reference letter by Oct 31
  • you must complete application by Oct 31
  • Fully funded 4 year merit scholarship valued at $115,000.
  • 60 are given out to students attending the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • Canadians: 15- 20 semi-finalists; interview; 4-6 finalists flown to Chapel Hill for a weekend of fellowship & interviews.
  • Strength of character, appetite for learning, physical vigour, and leadership are essential.

National Merit Scholarship Program

Website

Write PSAT in Fall Grade 11
Oct 16/19/30 2019

SAT Suite of Assessments
Speak to your counsellor re: sites that administer the PSAT, Register and pay fee ($16) with that school & ask them for a copy of the student study guide.

Criteria

  • Intended for students planning to pursue education in the United States, and who participate in the PSAT.
  • On the website see: Scholarship Programs/National Merit.
  • Students will be notified of eligibility in the Fall of Grade 12 by PSAT. See website for details re: commended/semi-finalist/finalist status, and possible amounts of awards.

Loran Award 

Website

Start late Sept notifying your reference. Deadline to submit at HWW is Oct 8 if you wish to be a sponsored applicant : 

  1. Select ‘Seeking Sponsorship from my school’ on the online application 
  2. Enter the name of your guidance counsellor and their email address as school contact (NOT your teacher– that comes in the reference section) 
  3. Submit a copy of your application to guidance counsellor by Oct 8 . The school will not receive online notification you are wishing to be nominated UNTIL the reference letter has been submitted online so it is imperative to notify your reference early! You will be notified by Oct 15 if you are 1 of 3 chosen HWW nominees selected by the scholarship committee and your counsellor will then complete the nomination by the Oct 17, 8 pm East, due date/time. All students who are not nominees can still apply as direct pool applicants by October 24, 8pm East, due date/time.

Criteria

  • National program, based on character, service, and leadership. Selection criteria include academic excellence, community and extracurricular involvement. There are 30 major financial awards, valued at up to $100,000 and tenable at 25 universities. There are also over 100 finalist and provincial awards up to $3000. 
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Minimum average 85%. 
  • Submit online application directly to Loran and a copy to counsellor by Oct 8th if seeking school nomination. 
  • Transcripts and endorsements must be submitted online. Give references at least 2 weeks notice so ask them in September!

University of Toronto National Book Award and National Scholarship Program 

Website

School Nomination required for Book Award – if interested contact your guidance counsellor by Oct 9. You will be required to submit a short application to the guidance office by Oct 11. You will be notified if you are the selected nominee chosen by the HWW scholarship committee. Our school nomination will then be completed by a guidance counsellor by the Oct 17 deadline.

Criteria

  • Superior academic performance, original and creative thought and exceptional achievement in a broad context. Enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and involvement in the life of their school and community. 
  • For the National Book Award, each school may choose one outstanding student on the basis of the above criteria. The national book award will be presented to the student and they may subsequently apply for the National Scholarship Competition. 
  • Student is not required to attend U of T for the Book Award. 
  • Students can still apply as direct applicants for the National Scholarship if they are not nominated for the Book Award. (The award is actually prestige and a book, as well as your name on a plaque kept at HWW - no monetary value.)

University of Toronto National Scholarship Program

Website

Online application available in mid September. A reference letter and transcript must accompany your application. Give at least 2 weeks notice to references! 

Deadline: October 24, 2019

Criteria

  • Approx 10 National Scholarship winners receive full tuition and fees for four years of undergraduate study at the U of T, residence support for 1 year, renewable monetary award based on individual financial circumstances. 
  • Finalists (approx. 20) who are not National Scholar winners will receive Arbor scholarships valued at $7500 for the first year, renewable at $1500 for subsequent years. If you were not nominated for the Book Award you can still apply! 
  • Online application; upload transcript.

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship Program & Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Website

August 1-October 25 2019 (Apply online by 12:30 am Eastern time) 

*Notify guidance counsellor and reference 2 weeks prior to deadline

Criteria

  • $5000 (160 awards), Integrity and perseverance overcoming adversity; financial need ($65,000 or less net income per family); involvement in co-curricular and community activities; a minimum grade percentage of 65; attend university Fall 2019; Canadian Citizenship. 
  • Apply online. Support form completed by adult online; Counsellor certification form completed online. 
  • New: Entrepreneurial Scholarships $10,000 (10 awards) – same criteria as above plus desire and ability to be entrepreneurial in a chosen field 

*Same application form as above. 

*Vocational and Tech awards March 15, 2020

Immigrants of Distinction Youth Awards

Website

Nomination is required online. If you wish to be nominated talk to a teacher or community member who can speak to your involvement in the areas listed. Deadline for nominations for the 2019/20 Awards is not yet posted, but likely in November.

Criteria

  • Between 14 and 24 years old. Born outside Canada. Canadian Citizen or permanent resident living in Calgary or surrounding area. Contributions towards arts and culture, sports, community and volunteer activities, leadership or academics.
  • Awards presented at the Immigrants of Distinction Awards Gala March 15, 2020.
  • Self nomination is okay; resume and 2 references required.

Korean Veterans Association of Canada Wall of Remembrance Bursary

Website

October 22 each year– Application online, mail in to address provided by deadline. In process of transferring the admin to another foundation.

Criteria

  • Grads of 2019 enrolled in post sec; Academic promise and financial need. Canadian citizen; have a student loan. You do not have to be of Korean descent; award administered by Korean Veterans!

The Duke Of Edinburgh's International Award

The Duke Of Edinburgh's International Award

The Award encourages anyone between the ages of 14-25 to challenge themselves by setting and working towards goals in four areas:
Service to the community, Skill, Physical Fitness and an Adventurous journey. 
There is a $50 fee. 

When registering please enter the following:

  1. select country = Canada
  2. select your operating authority = Alberta, NWT and Nunavut
  3. select your Award Unit  = ALBERTA, Independent participants

Education Matters

Download a copy of Education Matters Award Applicants Handbook for tips on completing a successful application. Please create your account (there is a video tutorial on their site to guide you) and take the eligibility quiz; a list of scholarships you should consider applying for will be generated.

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