Scholarships

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

Students should actively seek and research all available financial support. Students can also 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 a note of all deadlines and ensure they have all documentation in on time. There are many opportunities available for scholarships outside of Grade 12 as well. It is never too soon to seek opportunities and apply. 

A scholarship is awarded first on the basis of academic achievement, while a bursary is awarded primarily based on 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 find a scholarship, what should I do next?

1.    Review the application and ensure that you complete it in detail.

2.    If required, 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.

3.    In some cases, 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 to apply.

 

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The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Providing university scholarships to students who exemplify the humanitarian ideals of Terry Fox by volunteering and giving back to their communities.

Apply: https://terryfoxawards.ca

Deadline: Dec.1




Supporting Students through Accessible Technology and Mentorship Program

The grants are valued at $1000 per student. 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.

Easter Seals is pleased to partner with Scotia Bank, through its ScotiaRISE commitment, to offer financial grants and mentorship opportunities to students in Alberta who are currently in or who will be entering high school in Fall 2022. 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. 

Website: https://easterseals.ca/en/scotiabank-and-easter-seals-partnership

Apply: https://easterseals.ab.ca/highschool-support

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a first-come-first-serve basis until all available funding is spent.



Financial need is the most important criterion for this scholarship.

We are an international philanthropic organization (Canada and the United States) who highly value education and love to assist women in achieving their educational goals. We have several scholarships available for a range of needs - from those who are completing high school and going on to a postsecondary institution, to those whose education has been interrupted and need help to continue, to those in their final years of doctorate programs. Scholarships can be merit and/or needs based. For more information, please look at this website. http://www.peointernational.org. As the F.E. Taylor Charitable Foundation Scholarship is Alberta/Saskatchewan based, you will not find it on the international site. That can be found on the provincial website: http://peoab-sk.ca.

Award Criteria: There is no limit to the number of students who can apply. 

1. The minimum amount awarded remains at $1,000.00. 

2. Each applicant must be entering full-time study at an accredited AB/SK postsecondary.

3. Demonstrate financial need through review, projected budget & interview process.   

4. Have a Social Insurance Number and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.  

5. Be committed to educational goals demonstrated by a commendable academic record.  

6. Scholarship recommendations are reviewed by provincial committee.

Apply: meet with your school guidance counsellor.

Deadline: June (last day of regular classes).



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.

Apply: https://www.sait.ca/admissions/tuition-and-financial-aid/student-awards

Bissett Bursary Program

Thanks to the generosity of Calgary philanthropist David Bissett, SAIT is able to offer full tuition annually to recent high school graduates who demonstrate financial need and an interest in continuing their education at SAIT.

The Bissett Bursary Program will cover tuition and mandatory fees for recipients while they attend SAIT (Universal Transit Pass, Student Association and SAIT Athletics memberships, and Student Health and Dental Coverage).

Apply: https://www.sait.ca/admissions/tuition-and-financial-aid/student-awards/bissett-bursary-program

Deadline: dates vary, check website.



Storwell Self Storage has re-launched our Foster Children Bursary and we are looking to connect with educational institutions to help expand awareness of the program so that we can provide scholarships to foster children who are working on building a better life for themselves.

Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 to support foster children as they pursue their post-secondary education and to help them as they progress into a new and exciting stage of their lives.

Apply: https://www.storwell.com/bursary-application

Deadline: check website.



Do you know a Grade 12 student that is doing exceptional work in the classroom, as well as in their community? This year, we are once again offering $10,000 for each of our scholarship opportunities: our Civic Leadership Scholarship and our Indigenous Student Scholarship, in partnership with Indspire. Recipients of the awards are young leaders of tomorrow, showcasing a commitment to community stewardship and academic achievement.

Apply: https://mailchi.mp/nelson/2022-nelson-scholarship-applications-now-open?e=1174d7aba9

Deadline: August



John Hasselfield Endowment Foundation Grant Program

A non-profit society created to provide support to young people who display a wanting desire for personal development and learning through education, sports, music and physical activity, who might otherwise not fulfill that desire because life has put obstacles in their path in ways beyond their control.

“the Foundation will not offer funding for post secondary education.”

Apply: http://www.johnhasselfield.com

Deadline: March

 

  

The Inspiring Futures Scholarship 

Burns Memorial Fund oversees the granting of bursaries and scholarships for Calgary high school students in financial need. Information on the granting opportunities is provided below. If you have any questions about the grants, please take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions.

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.

Apply: http://www.burnsfund.com/programs/childrens-fund/high-school-students 

Deadline:  March

 


Scholarship Partners Canada by Universities Canada has offered unmatched scholarship services for over fifty years and is considered the leading Canadian service provider in the field of scholarship management. Our unique educational expertise and proven methodologies provide customized scholarship design, implementation and management. To apply for a scholarship and to access your online account, please login using your email address and password. In order to search for scholarships, you will need to create a user profile by registering below. 

Apply: https://portal.scholarshippartners.ca/s_Login.jsp

Deadlines: are scholarship specific, see website.

 


TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

Since 1995, TD has awarded millions in scholarships to recognize students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community leadership. TD Scholarship for Community Leadership recipients receive up to $70,000 for tuition and living expenses as well as opportunities for paid summer employment, peer networking and mentorship. Supporting young community leaders is one way TD is helping build a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow.

Apply: https://www.td.com/ca/en/personal-banking/solutions/student-banking/community-leadership-scholarship-for-canadians

Deadline: check website.

 


Awarded to those who show passion and a clear vision for their future. For youth 15-29 years old and enrolled part time in school or not in school at all. Grades and transcripts are not required. Over 500 scholarships available annually. This $1,500 scholarship is flexible and can be used for any learning opportunity including short-term courses, certificates as well as necessary equipment, and much more.

Apply: https://www.rbc.com/dms/enterprise/futurelaunch/future-launch-scholarship.html?utm_source=rbcawards&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=acct_flscholarship2020

Deadline: May

 

 

CIBC - Winner will be picked January

If you’re looking for a quick and easy application, be sure to apply for the CIBC Full Ride Scholarship! All you need to do is be a member of the Student Life Network and open an account with CIBC for a chance at $35,000. 

Apply: https://www.cibc.com/en/student/scholarships-and-contests/full-ride.html

Deadline: check website.

 


Desjardins

By our count, Desjardins offers the most bank scholarships in Canada! Hundreds of scholarships are available for students at all levels of study—from vocational training and CEGEP to doctoral programs. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, a commitment to their studies, and community involvement to be eligible. Scholarships are available in $1,000 to $10,000 awards.

Apply: https://www.desjardins.com/ca/about-us/social-responsibility-cooperation/education-cooperation/desjardins-foundation/academic-scholarships/index.jsp

Deadline: March

 

 

BECOMING A SCHOLAR

The selection of a Loran Scholar is unique in its attention to a young person’s character. We believe that integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy are better indicators of overall potential than standard academic measures. To discover these traits, we administer the most comprehensive and thorough scholarship selection process in Canada.

Apply: https://loranscholar.ca/becoming-a-scholar

Deadline: October

 

 

ScholarTree.ca

Scholarship season is fully underway. There is currently over 7 Million Dollars worth of scholarships that are open for applications on ScholarTree! Once students complete their profile they will be matched to all of the awards that they qualify for.

Apply:  https://scholartree.ca

Deadline:  visit website.

 


Schulich Leader Scholarships are Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships. One hundred are awarded to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada. Half are valued at $120,000 for engineering scholarships and half are valued at $100,000* for science and math scholarships. Every high school in Canada can nominate one graduating student each year to apply for the scholarship.

Website:  http://schulichleaders.com

Apply: visit your guidance counsellor in Student Services.

Deadline:  January

 

 

Through the support of dedicated donors, Calgary Foundation offers post-secondary entrance awards, scholarships and bursaries for Calgary and area high school students. Online application forms will be available before the end of January. Most of Calgary Foundation’s awards are for Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Student award applicants must be enrolled at a post-secondary institution recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as a “qualified donee.” To determine if your post-secondary institution is a qualified done, please visit the CRA’s website.

Apply: https://calgaryfoundation.org/student-awards/high-school-students

Deadline: dates vary, check website.

 


Owen Hart Foundation Awards

There are ten or more awards valued at $4,000 each, applied directly to tuition. Two awards provided to students at each eligible high school. Additional honorariums valued at $500 may be offered.

Financial need and holding part-time employment are not part of the eligibility criteria, but are aspects of the application that are taken into consideration.

Apply:  https://www.grantinterface.ca/Home/Logon?urlkey=thecalgaryfoundation&

Deadline:  June



 Alberta Citizenship Awards

The government offers 3 awards, including 2 with scholarships, to recognize students who have contributed to their communities through public service and volunteering.

Apply: Premier’s Citizenship Award

Apply: Alberta Centennial Award

Apply: Queen’s Golden Jubilee Awards

Deadline: dates vary, check website.

 

 

Kinsmen Club of Calgary Foundation

“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." 

Requirements:

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

To apply: visit Student Services

Deadline:  June

 


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). We’ve included all the information you need to know and answers to your questions here.

Apply:  http://education.myblueprint.ca/cstf

Deadline:  May

 

 

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 EducationMatters.ca while you’re a high school student.

Apply: https://www.educationmatters.ca/students/applying-for-a-scholarship

Deadline:  May

 


Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS)

Applying for scholarships and bursaries is a great option to help pay for your post-secondary education. Did you know there are hundreds of scholarships and bursaries that could help pay for your education?

Apply: https://alis.alberta.ca/explore-education-and-training/pay-for-your-education/apply-for-free-money-to-pay-for-school

Deadline: dates vary, check website.

 

 

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship:

Students can apply for this scholarship after you have registered for post secondary.

Apply:  https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships-and-awards/alexander-rutherford-scholarship

Deadline:  Apply online when your official high school marks are available and when you are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies.

*For More Scholarships and Bursaries:

Apply: https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships

Deadline: dates vary, check website.

 

 

The site has been helping students find scholarships since 1997. Our mission is to help students realize their dreams. We do this by making it possible for students to attend the school of their choice without being limited by the cost.

Apply:  https://www.scholarshipscanada.com

Deadline: dates vary, check website.

 

 

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.

Apply: http://www.canadian-universities.net/Scholarships/Alberta/index.html

Deadline: dates vary, check website.

 

 

Re/Max Quest for Excellence

The Quest for Excellence program is a bursary program for grade 12 students in Western Canada. It was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regard to leadership and community contribution initiatives.

Apply:  https://www.remax-western.ca/2020-quest-for-excellence-bursary-program-now-open-2

Deadline:  March

  


Since 2004, Indspire has provided over $153 million in financial support through more than 49,000 bursaries, scholarships and awards to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. All Building Brighter Futures donations are matched by the Government of Canada allowing us to be double the impact for students. Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

Apply: https://indspire.ca/programs/students/bursaries-scholarships

Deadline: dates vary, check website.

 

 

The University of Calgary offers a variety of scholarships, awards and bursaries to students entering directly from high school. Applying for awards is easy. Submit the application for each available awards competition and you'll be considered for all the awards you are eligible for.

Apply:  https://www.ucalgary.ca/registrar/finances/awards/apply

Deadline:  dates vary, check website.

 

 

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. 

Apply: https://www.mtroyal.ca/Admission/MoneyMatters/ScholarshipsBursaries

Deadline:  dates vary, check website.

 


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.

Apply: https://bowvalleycollege.ca/student-resources/financial-services/scholarships-and-bursaries

Deadline:  dates vary, check website.

 

 

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.

Apply: https://www.ualberta.ca/registrar/scholarships-awards-financial-support/index.html

Deadline:  dates vary, check website.

 

 

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.

Apply: https://stmu.ca/scholarships-student-awards

Deadline:  dates vary, check website.

 

 

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. 

Apply: https://www.ulethbridge.ca/ross/student-finance/awards

Deadline:  dates vary, check website.

 

 

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!

Apply: https://www.auarts.ca/future-students/student-awards-and-financial-aid/awards-and-scholarships#:~:text=AUArts%20connects%20students%20with%20over,community%20and%20government%20award%20opportunities.

Deadline:  dates vary, check website.

 

 

Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) Scholarships

To qualify for the High School Apprenticeship Scholarship, applicants must be registered as an Alberta apprentice in the Registered Apprenticeship Program AND have successfully completed a CTS Apprenticeship Pathway at an Alberta high school.

Apply: https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/apprentice-services/get-financial-support/scholarships/high_school_apprenticeship_scholarships

Deadline:  dates vary, check website.

 

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