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.

When I've found a scholarship I think I may qualify for, what should I do next?

  • Review the application and ensure that you complete it in detail.
  • Be sure to provide your references with your most current information (for example: a resume) so they can provide you with the strongest letter of recommendation.  Providing the criteria of the scholarship to your referee will also assist in addressing the specific areas of focus.
  • Please note that all reference letter requests (principal recommendation and/or teacher recommendations) are due with your application to your counsellor. 
  • Please provide your references a minimum of two working weeks prior to the deadline date
  • Check the dates carefully as holiday times are not included in the two week request. 

Remember, when you consider applying, pay close attention to:

  1. Qualifications you need to be considered for the scholarship
  2. Support documentation required
  3. Application deadlines

At Forest Lawn High School, counsellors are available to support you in finding out more about these and other scholarships, bursaries, and awards for which you might want to apply.


Academic Scholarship of $5,000

The Abruzzese Cultural Association of Calgary is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the province of Abruzzo. Abruzzo is a province in Italy located in the central region on the Adriatic coast. Our main objective is to ensure the preservation and celebration of the Abruzzese culture and traditions for our future generations. We host guests at our annual dinner at The Carriage House Inn in November. At the dinner we showcase Abruzzese cuisine (including traditional Porchetta), wines (Montepulciano), costumes, poetry, music and dance. Over the years, we have showcased both local entertainers and entertainers directly from Abruzzo. One of the highlights of our evening is the awarding of our academic scholarships to deserving students of Abruzzese descent. CRITERIA The Abruzzese Cultural Association of Calgary will award on an annual basis, one academic scholarship to further the education, at the Post-Secondary level, of a student that meets the following criteria: - Has at least one parent and/or grandparent that came from Abruzzi - Highest academic standing - Proof of application/enrollment at a Post-Secondary institution - Attended high school in Calgary or the surrounding area.

See application: has made a concerted effort to add as many scholarships to the platform as we could find. May is the end of peak scholarship season so there are a lot of awards with upcoming deadlines.

We currently have 61 scholarships that equate to 367 awards and a total of $960,500 application period ending this month. So there is still time for students who have put off applying to scholarships throughout the school year.

Students can sort their scholarship list ( by the deadline by using the sort by option at the top of the page.

Calgary Black Chambers Scholarships

In partnership with the Calgary Black Chambers, the Calgary Foundation is pleased to present new scholarship opportunities for Black Calgary students enrolled in undergraduate degree or diploma programs.  Please share this message with your community and with any applicants that may be eligible.

The deadline to apply for the following scholarships is June 15.

  • Calgary Black Chambers Anderson Ruffin Abbott Academic Achievement Scholarship
  • Calgary Black Chambers John Ware Fellowship Scholarship
  • Calgary Black Chambers Olivier Le Jeune Advocacy Scholarship
  • Calgary Black Chambers Viola Desmond Mentorship Scholarship
  • Calgary Black Chambers Violet King Legacy Scholarship
  • Calgary Black Chambers Calgary Sport & Entertainment Group Athletic Achievement Scholarships

 Students are encouraged to access full scholarship information and criteria at:


Alberta Citizenship Awards

The Alberta Citizenship Awards is an opportunity for the Government of Alberta to encourage and reward the excellence of Alberta students and to recognize their positive impact on our communities.

Alberta high schools are invited to select one graduating student who demonstrates exceptional citizenship, leadership, community service, and volunteerism for the Premier’s Citizenship Award, as well as Alberta Centennial Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal.

The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2021.

Given the current situation with COVID-19, we will be flexible and try to accommodate every application. For more information please visit our website at

Kinsmen Club of Calgary Foundation - Volunteer Scholarship $1000 

“The Calgary Kinsmen are interested in continuing their support of post-secondary studies by graduating Grade 12 students from certain Calgary high schools. We have allocated a $1000.00 award the same as last year for a Forest Lawn High School student who has demonstrated a high level of Volunteerism in Calgary and/or the Forest Lawn student community. The KCCF invites Forest Lawn staff to select a student that has displayed a great level of Volunteer effort towards a charitable cause or benevolent activity within your school community or the greater Calgary area. The degree of Volunteerism a student has demonstrated is our sole criteria. We ask that applicants provide an essay detailing their volunteer community involvement along with a reference letter from a school faculty member. The value of our scholarship will be $1000.00 (one thousand dollars). Payment of the scholarship award will be made to the student’s post-secondary institution or directly to the student upon confirmation of enrollment by September 30th." 

Deadline: Monday, May 31, 2021    

Requirements: carefully read the award details below before you begin.

  1. To apply, you must be a registered grade 12 student at Forest Lawn High School.
  2. Proof of enrollment or letter of acceptance into any post-secondary program (no high school upgrading) 
  3. A teacher reference letter will only be requested if you are (1) of the top 3 student nominees.
  4. Submit your 500 word essay detailing your volunteer experience to Mr. Shirley by email: Bursary!

There are 25 bursaries, each valued at $6,000.

  • The bursaries are based on financial need
  • CSTF is specifically looking for students who demonstrate strong character: resiliency, community-mindedness and commitment to excellence
  • Students can access the application form within their myBlueprint account (in the Scholarships tab)
  • The deadline to apply for the myBlueprint bursary is May 7, 2021
  • We’ve included all the information you need to know and answers to your questions here. - Apply Now

  • Scholarships and bursaries are available to students in grades 10, 11, and 12 – with the majority of awards available in your last year of high school.
  • IMPORTANT: you can only apply to while you’re a high school student.

How to Apply for Scholarships & Bursaries through EducationMatters:

Students are encouraged to begin searching and applying for scholarships and bursaries now -

  1. To view and learn about which scholarships and bursaries you are eligible for, you must first create an account.
  2. During the application process, a list of scholarships and bursaries will be generated for you based on your responses.
  3. To create a new account or login visit:
  4. Video on how to apply:


Each application with Educationmatters will have their own deadline, some deadlines are May 1, 2021  or earlier while the majority of awards have an application deadline of May 30, 2021.


Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS)

   Applying for scholarships and bursaries is a great option to help pay for your post-secondary education.

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship:

National Scholarships has an extensive list of scholarships.

Visit: https://www.scholarshipscanada - here are a few resources you can use to help students who are applying for scholarships:


More Scholarships and Bursaries:

The Senator Patrick Burns Legacy Scholarship 

This is awarded by the Burns Memorial Fund to high school students requiring assistance with post-secondary expenses. Scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to the successful students. This scholarship is open to students graduating in June 2021 with plans to pursue post-secondary education during the upcoming 2021/2022 academic year. Students applying for this scholarship must be experiencing financial challenges. 

This scholarship is partially funded by the Integro Legacy Fund.

The Inspiring Futures Scholarship 

This is awarded by Burns Memorial Fund in partnership with the United Way of Calgary and Area, to parenting students requiring assistance with post-secondary expenses. This scholarship is open to parenting students graduating in June 2021 with plans to pursue post-secondary education during the upcoming 2021/2022 academic year. Scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to the successful students. Students applying for this scholarship must be experiencing financial challenges.

Please note: applicants may apply for both the Senator Patrick Burns Legacy Scholarship and the Inspiring Futures Scholarship. However, successful candidates will be eligible to receive only one of these two scholarships.

Applications are available online at

The deadline for applications, including the required documents listed, is March 26

Successful applicants will be notified by mid-May.

Bursaries & Scholarships

What are Schulich Leader Scholarships? 

Schulich Leader Scholarships are Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships. Fifty are awarded to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada. Twenty-five are valued at $100,000 for engineering scholarships and 25 are valued at $80,000* for science and math scholarships. 

Every high school in Canada can nominate one graduating student each year to apply for the scholarship. For more information please visit the website:

Offered at 20 Canadian Universities Top 5 most in-demand universities: 

2 scholarships at $100,000 for engineering 

2 scholarships at $80,000 for science or math 

Remaining 15 universities: 

1 scholarship at $100,000 for engineering 

1 scholarship at $80,000 for science or math 

To Apply 

*Visit the website, read the nomination process carefully, and then visit your counsellor in Student Services. 

Deadline: January 15

Click here to nominate a Forest Lawn High School student.

Canadian Scholarships Awards, Prizes and Bursaries in Canada

Directory of Canadian scholarships, prizes, awards and bursaries available in universities and colleges in Canada. A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further education. Scholarships in Canada are awarded on various criteria, usually reflecting the values and purposes of the donor of the award. Scholarship values can range from a few hundred dollars, to full payment of all tuition and student fees. However, the most commonly awarded scholarships have values of $1000-$5000 per year.

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Re/Max Quest for Excellence

Grade 12 Graduates Eligible for $16,000 through RE/MAX Quest for Excellence Bursary Program!


Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

Owen Hart Scholarship Apply Now

The Owen Hart Foundation Awards were established in memory of Owen Hart who died while working for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

Click here to learn more about the Owen Hart Foundation Awards.

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.

Ten or more awards valued at $4,000 each, applied directly to tuition. Additional honorariums valued at $500 may be offered.

Applicant must:

  • 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.
  • Plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution in the next academic year, including college, university or technical school.
  • Be motivated toward improving their life through education.
  • Have at least a 70 per cent average or above or acceptance to post-secondary based on entry requirements.
  • Provide a brief summary of their goals, plans and/or career dreams, family circumstances, contributions to the school community and/or the broader community. The summary should also define the applicant’s abilities and strengths and descriptions of any personal challenges or obstacles that the applicant had to overcome.
  • Be in financial need.
  • Preference given to students who hold part-time employment.

Calgary Foundation Unique Awards

Calgary Foundation offers a few community awards with unique criteria for specific demographics including writers, youth formerly in care and immigrant women. In addition, registered charities may apply for support for outdoor safety projects or animal welfare projects using the application forms provided.

Online application forms will be available at least two months prior to application deadlines. For detailed awards description, download the Unique Awards Criteria document.

Application deadlines vary, click on apply now for more details - Apply Now

Calgary Foundation Awards

IMPORTANT: Online application forms will be available before the end of January.

For information, Contact Us.

Most of the Calgary Foundation’s awards are for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Application deadlines vary, click on apply now for more details.

Search over 3.7 million college scholarships and grants. Start your free search.

Government of Alberta Scholarships

Over 60 scholarships and awards in this listing are offered by the Government of Alberta and administered by Alberta Student Aid. 

Rutherford Scholarship

This scholarship was named in honour of Alexander Rutherford, who had the distinction of being Alberta’s first Premier and Minister of Education. He was known for his strong support of public education, particularly the University of Alberta, and his active involvement in community affairs. 

University of Calgary High School Awards

The University of Calgary offers a variety of scholarships, awards and bursaries to students entering directly from high school.

Mount Royal University Scholarships & Bursaries

At Mount Royal we are dedicated to supporting your success and offer scholarships, bursaries and awards to reward you for making this investment. Awards help lower the cost of your education. Mount Royal offers hundreds of awards, providing students with more than $3 million in scholarships and bursaries. 

SAIT Student Awards

Through the generous support of our donors, SAIT is proud to offer over $5 million in awards to students in almost every program. Awards are available to all qualifying SAIT students in recognition of academic success, financial need, community involvement and other areas of success and support.

Bow Valley College Scholarships and Bursaries

Our student awards program supports students' success. We offer financial help and recognize accomplishments in a learner's journey. With over 300 awards, scholarships, and bursaries supported by our generous donors, the Awards program promotes affordable learning with a holistic approach.

University of Alberta Scholarships, Awards, and Financial Support

The Office of the Registrar administers over $28 million in scholarships, awards, bursaries, and emergency loans to undergraduate students each year. Additional funding and resources are also available from external sources.

St. Mary’s University Scholarships & Student Awards

St. Mary’s University offers an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to students. Scholarships and bursaries play a vital role in financially assisting a student obtain their post-secondary education.

University Of Lethbridge Scholarships and Awards

The Scholarships and Student Finance office offers a variety of services to help guide students and parents through university life. Your post secondary education is an important investment and we want to help you reach your goals. 

Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) Scholarships - How to Apply

RAP Scholarships were created to recognize the accomplishments of Alberta high school students participating in the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) 

  • RAP Scholarships encourage students to continue their apprenticeship training after completing high school. 
  • In 2012, RAP Scholarships were expanded to include students who have completed a Career and Technology Studies (CTS) apprenticeship pathway. 

There are 500 RAP/CTS Scholarships of $1,000 each are available annually.


Search our database of grad schools for information on masters, doctoral (PhD), and post-diploma degrees. Sort by location, grad school name, grad program or degree type and request info to start your graduate studies.

Alberta University of the Arts Awards and Scholarships

Each year the Alberta University of the Arts (formally ACAD) connects students with hundreds of thousands of dollars in bursaries, awards, scholarships, and prizes to help fund their studies. Check out all the various awards available to help make your career dreams come true!

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