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Scholarship Information

Go through the handbook then start exploring scholarships by month. We post at least one month in advance of due dates! The scholarship listing by month can be found on the right hand side of this page.

Students can contact the Student Services Office for more post-secondary planning information. Be sure to check the Daily Bulletin, Wednesday Warrior and the Student Services D2L Shell for information on post-secondary presentations, scholarships, awards, and other information. Please check the website often for changes and updates

Please search the following websites for upcoming scholarships:

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Kin Canada Bursaries – Hal Rogers Endowment Fund

Successful applicants are chosen based on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need.

72(in 2021/22) $1000 bursaries

Submit to the Kinsmen, Kinette or Kin club closest to where you live (see online list).

February 1, 2023


Masonic Higher Education Bursary

Financial need and scholastic ability. Going into a program no less than 2 yrs in length within AB. Essays required for some awards/ ‘proof of family income’ required.

30 ($5000) across AB

2 ($6000) Engineering or Engineering Tech in AB

2 ($7000) across AB entering Pharmacy or Medicine

February 1, 2023 (12 pm)

Honoring Spirit: Indigenous Student Award

Grade 10-12. Must be of First Nations, Metis or Inuit heritage, who demonstrates leadership and inspires others. Qualities of perseverance, healthy attitude, embracing cultural identity, improvement in attitude/work ethic/attendance, honesty and kindness.

Students  may  be  nominated by  other  students, teachers, principals, superintendents,  education directors, trustees, school  staff,  Elders  or  a  member  of  the  education community. See Ms. Delion, Ms. Wells or Ms. Renaud for further instructions.  email: or send in by  regular mail (see website)      Nomination deadline is Feb 3, 2023

Optimist Essay Contest/Oratorical Contest and Communication Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

$2500 Essay Contest: Must write an essay of 700 to 800 words on the required topic.

$2500 Oratorical Contest: 4-5 minute speech on a required topic.

$2500 Communication Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing


Club deadline to submit to district: end of Feb 2023 (TBD)

* Click under Who We Are/ Scholarship Contests. Check with local club well before the due dates listed. Submitted to local Optimist club.


Nov- February (check for your local district club’s deadline)


Western University – National Scholarship program

National Scholarships are designed to recognize all-round excellence. They are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance (90% average plus) to candidates who demonstrate ability for creative and innovative thought and a passion for the pursuit of learning, National Scholarships also recognize exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities such as the arts and athletics. A special emphasis is placed on a candidate's commitment to community service through ongoing contributions to school and community life. There are numerous scholarships available valued up to $80,000. Must be nominated. HWW can nominate 4 students plus 1 International Student.

*Save all essays and service/involvement lists for future applications!


A copy of your online application is due to your HWW counsellor Feb 8, 2023

Your counsellor’s email address is submitted in the Nomination section

A second staff email address is given for your reference letter in the Assessor section

You will be notified by the school nomination deadline of Feb 14, 2023 if you are one of the nominees!

*Must have applied to Western main campus using OUAC application system- the Registration OUAC # is needed (we advise to complete early)


University of Waterloo

Various ($12,000 - $25,000). Some are automatic entrance awards and some require an application.

Faculty of Math, Entrance Scholarships – submit an AIF (Admission Information) form and write the Euclid and/ or Canadian Senior Contest. Other automatic entrance awards and bursaries available with scholarship application. Check website for application details and deadlines.


February 17, 2023, deadline 11:59 pm

McGill University Entrance Scholarships

$3000-$12000, many renewable for up to 4 years, awarded on the basis of academic achievement and outstanding leadership in school or community activities. Also check their faculty specific scholarships! Some of these are automatic and some require an application. One application is used for all major entrance awards.

Apply to McGill. Get your McGill ID # and PIN to log in to Minerva. Go to the Major Entrance Scholarship link.

Feb 7, 2023 midnight

Must apply to McGIll first so start early!



University of Alberta, Discover U of A Award

$8,000 renewable (up to 30) for students who have demonstrated financial challenges and barriers to attending university. Will be asked to provide a description of life circumstances, education goals and challenges and a support reference.


Must have applied for Admission to U of A. Receive a CCID and password from U of A to apply for scholarships. Fill out the award application via your Bear Tracks account or under the Student Awards/Apply for Awards section.

February 15, 2023



McMaster University - Entrance Scholarships, Engineering


McMaster entrance scholarships are automatic based on grades however Faculty specific scholarships require an application. In Engineering ONE application is required to be considered for all entrance awards.


Application for admission required prior to this date. Apply through OUAC. Activate your MacID in Mosaic. It will take a few business days and then log in to AwardSpring. Complete the Common Application. You will be redirected to the Dashboard where you will have access to the faculty of engineering scholarship application.

Feb 17, 2023, noon ET


Canadian Association of Principals Student Leadership Award

Each High School is eligible for 1 nomination. There are 12 awards, 1 per province/territory ($250). Must be a student leader in school & community, academic achievement in top 20% of your graduating class. If seeking nomination submit a 1 page chart to your counsellor by Feb 22, 2023 explaining how you meet the above criteria. (point form is fine, we will print your transcript to go along with the chart)


If you are the nominee you will be notified so that you can complete the application and have it postmarked by Mar 1, 2023

Burns Memorial Fund:  Senator Patrick Burns Legacy Scholarship


$2500. For students applying to post-secondary with financial need. If living at home the most recent ‘Notice of Assessment’ is required; if living independently supply documents indicating monthly income. Transcript. Extracurricular/volunteer work recommended.

To apply, applicants must submit a completed application form to their counsellor; counsellor will complete a recommendation form and fax in by the last day of the month!


Due to your guidance counsellor February 22, 2023. Application not open at time of publishing this document.


Cadillac Fairview Youth of Distinction Awards (YODA)

Students can be nominated for the following:

 Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Environmental, Leadership, Peer Support, Perseverance, Sportsmanship, and Volunteerism. Applicants must be Age 12-18.

This is not monetary award/ recognition only!

Students should ask an adult who knows them well to complete the online nomination form.(ie, teacher, coach, group leader)


February 13, 2023  

U of C Pathways to Medicine Scholarship 

Five students will receive: 

§      Tuition and fees: $5,000/year (for four years) 

§      Relocation allowance: up to $1,000 

§      Summer internship: $6,000 (in third year) 

When you complete your undergraduate degree you are guaranteed admission (assuming certain criteria are met) into the university’s MD program! 

Criteria includes financial need; students from rural or indigenous backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. 


Apply to U of C and Student Awards indicating interest in this scholarship by March 1. Start early so you have access to your Student Center/ myUofC portal. 

Successful applicants will be asked to complete a preliminary application form. There is an application manual link for help. 



U of C Norman Ronald Silver Memorial Entrance Scholarship 

$2500. Must be a graduate from HWW! Minimum 75%; strong citizenship qualities. 

Apply early so you can access the application in your myUofC portal/Student Centre. On left find ‘My financials’, Find Awards & Scholarships, Apply for Undergrad Awards 

Apply to U of C and Student Awards by March 1. 


Burns Memorial Fund:  Senator Patrick Burns Legacy Scholarship 


$2500. For students applying to post-secondary with financial need. If living at home the most recent ‘Notice of Assessment’ is required; if living independently supply documents indicating monthly income. Transcript. Extracurricular/volunteer work recommended.  

To apply, applicants must submit a completed application form to their counsellor; counsellor will complete a recommendation form and fax in by the last day of the month! 


Due to your guidance counsellor March 1, 2023. 


The John Hasselfield Endowment Foundation 

$400. Any student enrolled in AB public schools can apply! Provide a 500 word essay outlining how/why funds will be used, what you have contributed financially to your goal, various obstacles. ie financial need can be an obstacle. Letter of reference. 

See website for ideas such as flight school, art camp, basketball training, etc! 

**NOT for post secondary education! 

March 1, 2023 




Investing in the Future Award

This student award was founded in 2022 by an incredibly generous anonymous donor with the desire to provide students in financial need with the opportunity to be fully supported on their post-secondary journey. Investing in young people is a true investment into our future – this student award will remove financial barriers to success for students and ensure that they can learn, grow, and be ready to make a positive impact on our world.




WHERE TENABLE: Calgary Board of Education


VALUE: $80,000 in total for University (4 year) programs; $20,000 in year 1, with option to renew award for up to

three consecutive years at $20,000 per year as long as the student remains in good standing with their



ELIGIBILITY: Open to students registered in grade 12 who demonstrate financial need and are completing the requirements of a high school diploma. Applicants must have demonstrated academic progress in grade 12 and marks sufficient for entrance to a post-secondary area of study.

Applicants are required to submit proof of financial need.

Applicants are required to submit an original essay of approximately 500 words or a two minute video describing “the impact on their lives and the impact they hope to have on the world should they receive this opportunity.”

Students must be planning to attend a Canadian higher education institution.

Applicants are encouraged to submit letters of reference from a school official, employer, or a community leader representing a community-based organization.

International fee-paying students are not eligible to apply for this award.

The recipient must not hold any other scholarship(s) or award(s) administered by EducationMatters or another student award granting body or organization. Academic prizes and bursaries awarded prior to the recipient’s graduating year do not affect eligibility, nor do automatic university entrance awards.

Selection will be based on the level of financial need, academics, and the essay.

APPLY: Online application available at Applicants should check with their guidance office for more information and are encouraged to discuss their application with the Scholarship Coordinator at their high school.



Recipients are selected and notified by May 31. The Selection Committee will include a representative of the donor and representatives from EducationMatters. To claim the award, within twelve (12) months of notification of award, the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary study in

Canada of at least four years duration.

In order to receive continued funding, award holders must maintain sufficient academic standing to continue in post-secondary based on a full-time course load (as determined by the institution) for the previous semester and provide proof of enrollment. A transcript must accompany each subsequent proof of enrollment which must be received no later than three (3) months after the beginning of the semester.

Award will be available to recipients for a five-year period once payment is initiated; students must continue in an appropriate field of study and maintain an adequate GPA as per the terms of the award. Recipients must notify EducationMatters as soon as possible if they plan to defer their award or change their course of study. Payments are made to the post-secondary institution.

DEADLINE: March 31

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