More Scholartree awards! Don’t miss out!


Encompass Credit Union scholarship

Competition opens Dec 9, 2020

Scholarship is based heavily on volunteer work, academic achievement and leadership.

Award Value $1,000 x3

Open to students aged 16 plus.


7 Binary Options Scholarship Essay Competition

Value: $3,000

Deadline December 15, 2020.

Student must be planning to attend post secondary Fall/21.


2021 Diversity Scholarship

Value $ 3,000

Student must have used their knowledge and understanding of diversity to make a positive contribution to their school/local community.

Grade 12 planning to attend post secondary Fall 2021.

Deadline: Feb 17, 2021.


Giveaway Scholarship

Value: $1,000

Deadline: May 31, 2021.


Canada’s Luckiest Student

Value: $ 50,000

Deadline April 30, 2021.

Applications for these awards are available at the Scholartree website:  


MyBlueprint has prepared a pre-recorded webinar link on scholarships for students with the following topics in mind:

Three hours preparing for a scholarship can be very financially rewarding

  • Kinds of Scholarships
  • When are they offered?
  • Scholarship search engines
  • Some other places to look
  • Scholarship essays
  • What is leadership

Watch: What You Need to Know About Scholarships with Janet MacDonald of

TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership

Two awards valued at $70,000  for Prairies, N.W Territories and Nunavut.

Grade 12 student planning to attend post secondary Fall 2021. Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% 

Student must have made a consistent and outstanding commitment to solving community problems or making their community a better place.

Student must be passionate about social justice.

Student may have spear headed a project or initiative and be the president or founder of this program aimed to improve the welfare of others.

 Application deadline is November 13, 2020.

 Apply on line at

Scholarship Presentation - Ms. MacDonald

University of Toronto Scholarship Program

Award:   Four years of residence and tuition covered.

Criteria: Grade 12 student intending to attend University of Toronto Fall 2021.

Exceptional commitment to service, volunteerism, leadership and extracurricular with an academic average of 90% or higher.

Canadian Citizen or permanent resident.

Information available at

Deadline: Oct 22nd, 2020


Breakthrough Opportunity Bursary for New Immigrants/Refugees

 Award: 2 awards valued at $3,000 with possible renewal for second year for a total of $6,000
Criteria: New refugee or Immigrant to Canada within last 5 years.

Grade 12 planning to attend post secondary in the Fall of 2021 with marks sufficient to gain access to their program of choice.

Financial need

Deadline: November 1st, 2020.
See Mrs. MacDonald for additional information


The Laurie Sommerville Scholarship Award
Award:   $2,000
Criteria: Grade 11 or 12 student with a minimum 65% average who has financial need.

                Indigenous students and those wishing to pursue trades are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Nov 1st, 2020.
See Mrs. MacDonald for additional information

Alexander Rutherford and Student Loans

Grade 12s wondering about The Alexander Rutherford scholarship, and Student Loans for Post secondary may find detailed information at

Please be aware that students will NOT apply for Loans or the Rutherford until the end of June or beginning of July, 2021 for Fall 2021  All applications are on-line.

You are welcome to see Mrs. MacDonald in Student Services if you have additional questions anytime.

 All students must sign up for an account with and

These databases provide students with regular updates regarding the many awards, bursaries and scholarship competitions that are available to predominantly grade 12 students.


Please see below for current competitions.


ScholarTree :

Gap Year Scholarship.

Learning Matters Education Charity Bursary Award.

Grammarly Product Review Contest.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Competition.

Complete Test Preparation Scholarship.

The Corporate Culture Scholarship.

AES Engineering Scholarship.

How to Save Money Scholarship.

Go Transcript Academic Scholarship.

The Melissa Weeks Business and Marketing Excellence Scholarship.

ScholarTree Giveaway Scholarship.

7 Binary Options Essay Contest.


The Loran Scholarship - 36 awards valued up to $100,00.

Must be a grade 12 student planning to attend post secondary Sept 2021.

Minimum 85% average.

Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Student must demonstrate an exceptional commitment to service and leadership.


Students may apply directly not later than Oct 22, 2020.

Should you wish to be considered for sponsorship by your school see Mrs. MacDonald in Student Services. Sponsored deadline is Oct 15, 2020 but there is an internal deadline of Sept 30th!


Applications and information available at



Re/Max Quest for Excellence Scholarship - 16 awards valued at $1,000.

Grade 12.

An essay competition (1,250 words essay) conveying the contribution the student has made to volunteer work, service and leadership.


Deadline: March 15, 2021.

Additional information available at


Horatio Alger Scholarship - 160 $5,000 scholarships

Grade 12 student graduating from high school June 2021

Planning to attend post secondary and pursuing a degree program.

Canadian Citizen.

Critical Financial Need ($65,000 or less per annual family income)

Extra curricular involvement and community service.

Perseverance in overcoming adversity.


Application deadline Oct 26, 2020.

Applications and further information available at


Stay tuned for further posts

Mrs. MacDonald

In light of COVID-19, you may have students asking how their application to UBC could be affected. Don’t worry – UBC’s Undergraduate Admissions Office is still hard at work and our admissions process is continuing as normal. While UBC’s offers of admission are conditional on final grades, we recognize that COVID-19 is evolving in many places around the world, and is interrupting normal school and exam schedules. If schools or exam providers cancel final exams or adjust their usual grading practices, UBC will consider the results reported by schools or exam providers when we review your students’ offers of admission. If we require any additional information from your students in order to process their applications, an advisor will be in touch with those students directly.
Stay up-to-date Keep an eye on your email and our Admissions Blog for the latest news and updates.
Questions? If you or your students have questions, please contact us directly at If you have a question on behalf of a self-identified Aboriginal student, you can also reach us at We’re here to help.
Sincerely, UBC's recruitment team The University of British Columbia


For those students that were not able to attend an EducationMatters' Student Award Presentation (and as a refresher for those that were), we have created a condensed video presentation.

The video is available on our website and will also be available on our YouTube channel.

Kathryn Schilman

Grants and Stewardship Officer

EducationMatters is currently proceeding as normal with respect to the student award process and application deadlines. We do recognize and understand that there may be some students that currently do not have access to the electronic resources (such as a computer and internet connection) required to participate in the online application process.
While we are uncertain as to how many students will be in this situation, EducationMatters wants to proactively address this situation to ensure that all students have equal opportunity to apply for student awards, regardless of current circumstances.
Any student who is currently without access to an electronic device should contact me at 403-817-7469 and I will make arrangements to personally assist them with setting up an account and completing their applications over the phone or arrange for another EducationMatters staff or volunteer committee member to assist them. You can also reach me by email to let me know that you have a student or students that require assistance and we will arrange to get in touch with them. To start, students will be scheduled for a one-hour window to work with me or another volunteer.
NOTE: Essays/written statements, reference letters, financial statements (tax assessments and written statement of financial situation) and all other documents should be sent to EducationMatters through the mail. Once received, EducationMatters will ensure that it gets attached to the appropriate application(s). EducationMatters will only be completing "factual" portions of the applications to ensure that the application process remains fair and equitable for all applicants – we will not be advising students on what makes a good application at this point of the process.
Everyone at EducationMatters is committed to supporting students through this situation and to ensuring that no students are left out.
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. EducationMatters will continue to monitor the situation and will continue to keep you informed of any changes or important updates.
Take care everyone,

Kathryn Schilman

grants and stewardship officer

Bissett Bursary Program

March Break Scholarships has launched 94 scholarships for which Grade 12 students may apply. Don’t miss out on free money!

Education Matters (CBE scholarships)

has launched their 2020 scholarships! Create an account at their website :EducationMatters.

46 Bursaries and Scholarships are available for your perusal.

Attend the lunch meeting in the library Wednesday March 18, 2020 for details on the application process.


Calgary Foundation Awards

Calgary Foundation also has a variety of scholarships available to students entering post secondary Sept/20.

Go to : and create an account to apply for awards.

Alberta Citizenship Awards

If you are in grade 12 and have done a huge amount of service, ( 1000 hours +) leadership and volunteerism in the school and community, you may be eligible for the Alberta Citizenship award.

See Mrs. MacDonald in Student Services for more information.

Youth of Distinction Awards deadline for nominations Feb 24,2020

If you would like to be nominated for this award , nomination forms are available at

There are nine categories including Leadership, Volunteerism, Community Involvement, Perseverance, STEAM and Athletics

Kirpal Kaur Dhindsa Memorial Scholarship.

Criteria: graduating high school and planning to attend post secondary in the Fall of 2020

Willingness to attend post secondary in the face of financial , physical, emotional and/or educational obstacles

Deadline: April 10, 2020 | Students must apply through Mrs. MacDonald    

The Kids Cancer Care Derek Wandzura  Memorial Scholarship

This award is a one time scholarship for childhood cancer patients or survivors of cancer.

Diagnosis must have occurred at age 18 or younger.

Student must be a resident of Alberta and must have applied to attend post-secondary Fall 2020.

Award value: $1500 applied directly to tuition | Deadline to apply: April 30th, 2020.

See Mrs. MacDonald to apply.

Scholartree Weekly Roundup.

Diversity Scholarship- $500- all students eligible |The Acadium $5,000 Scholarship- all students are eligible.

ServiceScape Scholarship $1000-all students eligible | Strong Data Scinece Scholarship-$1000- all students eligible.

EFC Scholarship Program-Ist year of study-all students eligible.

Check out for specific details and applications

Grade 12 Western Art Scholarship/Western Showcase

Deadline to apply is March 2020 | Applications and details available on Western Showcase website.

Calgary Public Teachers ATA Local 38 Scholarship

Eligibility: child of a teacher who is current, retired or deceased, grade 12 planning to attend post secondary Fall/20

Minimum 80%average (75% for students with a diagnosed Learning Disability).
Value: $1000 | Deadline: May 31, 2020 |See Mrs. MacDonald for application

World of Choice for Boys Feb 28, 2020 

This event is coming up fast

Career Tables confirmed are:

  • Coding and Computer Science | Entrepreneurship | Information Technology | Calgary Fire Department
  • Wealth Management | Canadian Armed Forces | Non Profit Sector
  • SAIT Construction: Sheet Metal | SAIT Construction: Plumbing | SAIT Construction: Architectural Design

Follow this link to register:

The Senator Patrick Burns Scholarship

Criteria: Grade 12 student planning to attend post secondary | Award: $2500

This scholarship is awarded to low-income high school students who seek assistance with post-secondary training or education expenses. Note: The number of scholarships and award amounts vary each year.

This scholarship is open to high school students residing in Calgary who are 21 years of age or under. Students must be graduating in June and have plans to pursue post-secondary education in the fall (September). To apply, applicants must submit a completed application form along with a counsellor recommendation form.

This program is partially funded by the Integro Legacy Fund.

Deadline to apply: February 28th,2020 | See Mrs. MacDonald for applications

Summer 2020 CALM 20 Registrations NOW OPEN

The Canadian Rockies Outdoor Learning Centre is pleased to offer it’s summer CALM course for students currently in grade 10-12

For more information ,or to register see Mrs. MacDonald in Student Services. Spots fill up fast!

Course fee: $825

Scholartree scholarships

Grade 12s need to check out Scholartree’s most recent listings for scholarships and awards!

Encompass Credit Union Scholarship | Gap Year Scholarship | Annabelle’s Legacy Scholarship.

Grammarly Product Review Contest | Learning Matters Education Charity Bursary Award

Mensa Canada Scholarship |Go Transcript Academic Scholarship |American Pavilion Scholarship

EFC Scholarship Program | Fessenden-Trot Program | JCCF Essay Contest.

Optimist Essay Competition: Deadline fast approaching (January 31st)

Optimist  Club Essay Competition

Essay of 70-800 words on the topic: "Is Optimism the Key to Achieveing the Dreams you Imagine”

Award: $2500 | Criteria: Students under 19 years of age as of Oct 2020 | Deadline: Jan 31st, 2020.

Please submit essays to Denise Dolph at

University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering

The University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering is again offering up to 50 entrance scholarships valued at $4,000 each. The Diversity Champions in Engineering Awards will support students who have overcome barriers while pursuing their education, those who have worked to promote inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and those who have ideas for how to make our school and profession more inclusive. All applicants to first-year engineering are eligible to apply for the awards.

Students are encouraged to apply for engineering at the University of Calgary and complete this brief award application. If they send it to us at by January 9, 2020 they will be eligible for consideration.

With the holiday break approaching, Scholar Tree wanted to share a list of  scholarships that are available to students over the break. Please follow this link Holiday Break Scholarships

ScholarTree has partnered with York University to create content to give away 1 free year of tuition. Any students interested in going to York should apply to the contest here

United Space School 

The United Space school is an academic program that runs in Houston, Texas every year for two weeks. High school students from around the world team up and work together to create a manned mission to Mars. This program is NOT space camp. Students are treated as adults and the program is intended for students interested in the STEM careers as they relate to space. A mission to Mars may include teams of geologists, doctors, engineers, chemists and physicists! This program is all expenses paid. We are looking for leaders who would benefit from this program as they plan their educational and career path. It is a competitive , academically based process. Application deadline is January 6th, 2020. Application details are available at or see Mrs. MacDonald in Student Services.

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Value: $28,000 | Criteria: This scholarship is for grade 12 students who have demonstrated a keen and passionate commitment to easing the suffering of others.

This award is for “doers” who have the ability to inspire and make a positive impact on others, and for students who have faced adversity with tenacity , demonstrating courage and humanitarianism. Deadline: Feb 1, 2020.

Gap Year Scholarship

Grade 12 students planning to take a gap year may apply for a $1000 scholarship..

Students must write an essay explaining why they are taking a Gap year, and what their goals are for that year.
Deadline: May 31, 2020.

Burger King Scholar

Amount: $1,000 – $50,000
Criteria: grade 12 and Burger King employee or child of BK employee, community involvement.

Visit BK-SCHOLARS.COM | Apply by Dec 15th, 2019.

Queen’s University

Change to the application process to the Queen’s Accelerated Route to Medical School (QuARMS) that allows any
qualified student to apply.

What is QuARMS?
QuARMS offers 10 exceptional high school students a unique educational opportunity that provides them with the opportunity to apply for admission to Queen’s School of Medicine at the end of two years of undergraduate study.

Any interested student will now apply for consideration directly through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC), and students are no longer required to be nominated for the Queen's Chancellor's Scholarship. To request consideration for QuARMS a student must:

1.            Be a Canadian Citizen OR a Permanent Resident of Canada.
2.            Apply through the Ontario Universities’ Applications Centre (OUAC) for admission to the Faculty of Arts and                       Science (Arts, Science, or Computing) or Health Science.
3.            Select QuARMS as their Subject of Major Interest on the OUAC application.

The deadline for the application and any required supporting documents is December 1.

University of Alberta Engineering

Katherine Lee, a Faculty of Engineering student, participated in the U of A’s Engineering Co-op Program. This program provides students with 20 months of paid work experience over five years.

Lee worked on a high-performance race car during her eight-month Engineering Co-op placement in Germany with the Formula Student Racing Team at the University of Bremen. As a part of the experience, Lee was sent to Italy for a week to provide engineering support to an auto racing team and everything she learned about engineering at the University of Alberta fell into place.

If you are interested in hearing more about U of Alberta’s Engineering Co-op Program then please join us on Tuesday, October 22nd at 8:00 am in room 136.

To register please sign up in the blue binder in the Student Services office.

There are many opportunities for students to earn and achieve financial support for post-secondary studies. 

Students should actively seek out and research all available financial support. They can see their guidance counselor for more details. As scholarships and bursaries have firm guidelines and application deadlines, students should leave themselves ample time to complete the application process. Students should make note of all deadlines and ensure they have all documentation in on time. There are many opportunities available for scholarship outside of grade 12 as well. It is never too soon to begin to seek out opportunities and to apply. 

A scholarship is awarded first on the basis of academic achievement while a bursary is awarded primarily on the basis of financial need. Neither has to be repaid. More Information is available from Student Services.

Many post-secondary institutes and scholarship granting agencies, require references. Teachers and administration write many letters for students. Being specific in the purpose of the reference letter and ensuring students allow ample time to
complete the letter is always very helpful and makes for a stronger reference in the end.


Many scholarships are available for students, including the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship. Annually, the Student
Services team presents important scholarship information to students and their families. Please check our calendar
and school website for further details.

Scholartree Giveaway scholarship.

Apply through Scholartree | Awards are valued at $1000 | Deadline to apply May 31, 2020.

Go Transcript Academic scholarship

Award values $1000 | Must be in grade 12 applying to college or university | Apply through Scholartree | Deadline: June 30, 2020.

Helmet gear lab on line scholarship

Awards: $1000 | Deadline Oct 29, 2020 |Apply through Scholartree

The Laurie Sommerville Scholarship .

 Grade 11 or 12 students may qualify if they intend to pursue post-secondary. Award is based on financial need.
Award amount: $2000 

Students must submit an original letter sharing their story, how they have overcome , or are dealing with adversity, and how their experiences are leading them to their chosen career pathway/educational pursuits.
A letter of reference is also required.

Online application is available at Deadline: November 1, 2019.


Grade 12s must create an account at the website. Scholartree can keep you up to date on all awards and scholarships you may wish to apply for, and you don’t want to miss out on any opportunities! If you are planning to attend post secondary, you should create your account with Scholartree ASAP.

University of Guelph National Scholarship Program.

Grade 12s planning to attend U of G.

Minimum 90% average with  awards for financial need , leadership and volunteer work.

Awards a re valued up to 42,000 dollars.

Deadline: Jan 27th,2020.

Information available at

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership.

Grade 12s planning to attend post secondary Fall/20.

Average between 75-100%

Awards: 20x 70,000 dollars.

Exceptional and extensive leadership that shows a passionate commitment to changing the community to improve the welfare of others.

Deadline: Sept 30/19.

Apply through scholartree or go to

Horatio Alger National scholarships.

Grade 12 planning to attend post secondary Fall/20

Aver 65-100%

Financial need.

Extensive volunteer work and leadership.

Deadline Oct 23rd/19

Apply through scholartree or

Loran Scholars Foundation.

36 awards valued to a max of 100,000 dollars.

Exceptional and EXTENSIVE  commitment to volunteer work and leadership.

Ave 85%-100%

Planning to attend post secondary in Fall/20.

More information available at

Sponsored deadline: Oct 17th /19

Direct pool deadline Oct 24th/19

University of Toronto National Scholarship Program

Value: 100,000 dollars.

Ten awards available.


Need to have extremely high academic average and have an outstanding volunteer and leadership port folio.

Deadline: Oct 24th/19.

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