There are numerous scholarships, bursaries and awards available to students based on academic achievement, citizenship and/or financial need. 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. A scholarship bulletin that lists available scholarships is published monthly in guidance, is posted on the Guidance Scholarship Board.

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.

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.

Scholarship Information

Thank you to all the students and parents that attended our Scholarship Meetings on October 4 at lunch and in the evening. The meetings were well attend and we hope that students take advantage of all the free money that is out there. What we covered in our scholarship meeting you can find in the Scholarship D2L Shell. In content, you will find many different scholarships but remember there is still many more out there. Check to see if your guardian’s work has scholarships for students of employees.

As promised at the student and parent meetings, here are the three links to do more scholarship searches:

A couple of points to bring to your attention:

Canada Student Loans – the Federal Government website with links to savings programs and student loans

Alberta Student Aid – Alberta’s government offers scholarships and awards to encourage and reward the excellence of Albertans in post-secondary study.

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship – this is found in the scholarship section of content in D2L. Please remember that you apply for this in the summer of the year you intend on going to post secondary.

**Post Secondary School Scholarships

Please remember whichever post-secondary you are considering, check their award page on the school’s website to research various sources of funding that may be available to you. If your student has any questions or concerns, please ask them to make an appointment with Ms. Nish in guidance.

EducationMatters - Scholarships

Join EdMatters and learn some tips and tricks on how to apply for EducationMatters Student Awards!

Kathryn Schilman, EducationMatters’ Grants and Student Awards Officer, will be hosting online information sessions through Microsoft Teams to help students navigate the Student Award Application Portal. She will also be providing tips on how students can put their best foot forward, and will also be happy to answer any questions applicants may have about the awards and the application process.

If these dates do not work for your schedule, please follow our social media pages as we will be adding more learning sessions in the future.

Attention Grade 12 students

EducationMatters website is now open and you are able to begin applying for the many scholarships that are offered.  Please create your account and then begin to review eligibility for the scholarships.  Students, please remember when the form asks for your counsellor’s name and email, A – Z surnames, please put the following:  Julie Nishimura

Education Matters – “Investing in the Future Award!”

I am excited to share details about an exciting new award through EducationMatters , the “Investing in the Future Award”!

This incredibly generous award opportunity provides recipients with $80,000 over 4 years and 6 awards are available. This award is available to Grade 12 students in CBE high schools who will be pursuing 4-year University Degree at a Canadian University (any field of study). Additional details on the award are attached and can be found at

Applications are now open and are due March 31, 2023.

Students can apply through our new scholarship portal

Here you will register an account, you will get an email asking them to “confirm” their account and, from there, should automatically see the link to access the application.

Everything should be straight-forward but feel free to contact the EducationMatters grant officer with any questions.  Kathryn Schilman – 403-879-5285

All Students (A-Z surname), the person that would be the third-party endorser would be MS. NISHIMURA 403-281-3366 ext. 2412

If you have further questions, please come see me in the Learning Commons.

Supporting Students through Accessible Technology and Mentorship Program

Do you know a student in HS who could use $1000 toward tech/accessibility/etc… there are still grants available for students in grades 10-12.

The grant and mentorship opportunity is intended for any student with a disability who is currently enrolled in or entering high school in Fall 2022. The scholarship’s objective is to reduce financial barriers for the student as they complete high school and assist them in preparing for a successful transition into post-secondary education or entry into the workforce.  As part of this unique opportunity, recipients can participate in a year-long mentorship program from September 2022 to June 2023. The recipients will be paired with a volunteer mentor who can provide encouragement, guidance, and support for their future studies or work experience. 

See the link below for more information and application.

*Students can apply the grant funding toward purchasing laptops, learning aids or other specialized/adaptive learning equipment, learning software, or tutoring and other costs required for school.

Candidates will be considered based on the following criteria:

  • A resident of Alberta,
  • Have a disability,
  • Currently attending or will be attending high school in Fall 2022,
  • Demonstrated commitment to the academic process,
  • Articulated plan for the future,
  • Commitment to participate in mentorship to the best of their ability.

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