Crescent Heights is in the enviable position of having one of the most extensive school based scholarship programs in the Calgary Board of Education. Scholarship and bursary awards can be based on any combination of the following: academic achievement, school and community involvement, excellence in a specific class and/or financial need. Award applications become available as early as September, especially for Grade 12 students.
This page contains specific Crescent Heights High School scholarship information, with links to other scholarship websites. A “Tips” section provides helpful hints on how to apply for scholarships.
Awards are available at all Grade levels. Students should be aware that most Grade 12 scholarships are based on their academic achievement, extracurricular activities and community volunteerism in all three years of high school. Grade 10, 11 and 12 award information sessions will be held in the fall and spring to inform students of these scholarships. (Announcements in Crescent PRIDE will inform students of scholarships as they become available throughout the year.)
- Get involved with your school and community – keep track of all ways you are involved.
- Start researching scholarships early – some have deadlines as early as October.
- Keep a resume including your employment and your volunteer placements.
- Keep track of the volunteer hours you accumulate during each of your high school years – hours, type of work and a supervisor contact information.
- Connect with teachers and mentors who may be able to provide a reference letter. Always give them plenty of time before a deadline – at least 2 weeks.
- Don’t be scared of the essay!!If there is an essay involved, still apply for it. Many of the essays will be based on similar criteria and can be re-used with some edits.
- Always have someone go over your essay to catch editing errors.
Looking for Scholarships
Looking for scholarships to apply for is really like a part-time job for students. Check out the links online, use google, and search potential university sites. Then plan to spend dedicated time reading through them. There are 1000s of different scholarships– you need to find scholarships for which you fit the criteria, and apply for any you believe you may qualify. Remember, there is a lot of money available, so dedicating time is worth it! Listen to Crescent Heights daily announcements, information provided in Crescent PRIDE, check out the school monitors and the website - all important scholarship information is posted there!! As always, your counsellors or the scholarship coordinator, Mr. Dancey can help you with specific questions. More Information is available from Student Services.
Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship
Alexander Rutherford had the distinction of being Alberta’s first Premier. He was known for his strong support of public education, particularly the University of Alberta, and his active involvement in community affairs. This scholarship named in his honour, rewards exceptional academic achievement at the senior high school level and encourages students to pursue post-secondary studies.
Career and Technology Scholarships
Not all scholarships are specifically based on academic courses. CTS scholarships are awarded on the basis of the number of CTS modules completed and the marks achieved. These awards can also be based on portfolios, teacher recommendations and community involvement. Make sure you are checking out awards based on CTS and Fine Arts.
Industry & Private Sponsor Scholarships
There is a wide range of scholarships available to students. If the applications are received by the school, these will be advertised on the school tvs, through announcements and on Instagram. Students are encouraged to look online for industry specific awards and to check with parents for potential scholarships with their employer.
Scholarship information for university, college or technical schools is available in Student Services beginning in the fall of a student’s Grade 12 year.
Grade 12 Awards
Application Forms for the various scholarships below are all found online. You will be asked to first create an account before you are able to apply for the scholarships online. If you have any questions or concerns, please see Mr. Dancey in Student Services.
|Deadline||Award & Value||Criteria|
CHHS Alumni Association
Recognizes participation in CHHS’s extracurricular program, volunteer work, and/or contribution to the community. Financial need. Must be enrolled in a post secondary program in September.
Dr. James Duncan Campbell Memorial
Graduating student currently attending Crescent Heights who has a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle who also graduated from Crescent Heights. Planning to attend post-secondary institution and have the highest academic average in four specific 30 level courses.
|May 30||Durkie Arts Award|
Applicants must have demonstrated academic progress in grade 12 and marks sufficient for entrance to a post-secondary area of study. Selection will be based on the student’s school/community involvement in arts and reference letters. Specific information can be found on the EducationMatters website.
|May 30||Everett and Mitchell Code Scholarship|
Open to applicants who are pursuing a further education in post-secondary or trades/vocational fields. Applicants must have been actively involved in athletics during their time at Crescent Heights High School, demonstrate financial need and have marks sufficient for entrance into their chosen program of study. Specific information can be found on the EducationMatters website.
Frank Whipple Memorial
Academic Achievement: minimum Grade 12 average of 65% with emphasis on Pure Math 30, Math 31, Applied Math 30; citizenship qualities; financial need. Specific information can be found on the EducationMatters website.
Joan Ethier Women in Science
$½ tuition for 2 years
Female students having a strong aptitude and interest in, and enrolling in a Faculty of Science, Engineering, or a degree in Information/ Computer Systems in any faculty. Financial need. Letters of reference. Specific information can be found on the EducationMatters web site.
|Nov 1||Laurie Sommerville Scholarship|
|Open to students registered in grade 11 or 12 in the Calgary Board of Education who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma, demonstrate financial need and wish to pursue post-secondary education. Applicants must have a minimum average of 65%. Selection will be based on the student’s financial need, essay and reference letter. Specific information can be found on the EducationMatters website.|
Maurice A. Spring Memorial Vocational
Minimum 65% in top 4 Grade 12 subjects. Financial need. Must attend post-secondary technical institute. Specific information can be found on the EducationMatters website.
Maurice A. Spring Memorial Academic
Minimum 80% in 5 subjects which meet University Entrance requirements. Specific information can be found on the EducationMatters website.
|May 30||Olwen Thomas Memorial Award|
Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be conscientious, demonstrate academic progress and have marks sufficient for entrance to a post-secondary area of study. Applicants must also be outstanding school citizens who are significantly involved in extra-curricular activities and act as positive influences for classmates, adding to the cooperative culture of Crescent Heights High School and, hopefully, to the community at large. Specific information can be found on the EducationMatters website.
|June 25||Owen Hart Foundation Award|
These awards recognize students who are motivated to improve their lives through education. High academic achievement is not a requirement, but acceptance to a college, university or technical school is – a minimum 70 percent average and acceptance to post-secondary is required.
- Be graduating with completed Grade 12 from one of the following high schools: Forest Lawn, Western Canada, Ernest Manning, Crescent Heights, or Sir Winston Churchill
- Preference given to students who hold part-time employment
Specific information can be found on the Calgary Foundation website.
Teenagers Against Drunk Driving (TADD)
Awarded to a student who has made a significant volunteer commitment throughout high school. Specific information can be found on the EducationMatters web site.
No application required
Awarded to the top academic student in Grade 11. Specific information can be found on the EducationMatters web site.
|Ena Paul Memorial||Awarded to a student continuing in Fashion-related or Foods- related areas|
|Merit Contractors||Awarded to the top student in Metals or Cabinetmaking|