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.
Brent Marshall Memorial Scholarship
- The Marshall family established this scholarship in memory of their son and brother, Brent, who was an avid skier and a member of the Mount Norquay Racing Team and the Calgary Alpine Racing Club. This scholarship is available to an athlete showing excellence in alpine skiing, possessing strong leadership skills, and earning a strong academic average.
- One award of approximately $700
- Apply to: Alberta Alpine Ski Association
Charles C. Reid Memorial Scholarships
- This scholarship is funded by the Estate of Charles C. Reid, an enthusiastic patron of golf. The scholarship is for provincial or national level status student golfers and students
- Students pursuing golf management and turf grass management degree.
- Nine awards of $1000
- Apply to: Alberta Golf Association Foundation
Franklin Donald Bean Award
- For a male member of the Alberta Ski Team who displays good sportsmanship, competitiveness and demonstrates a keen desire to become a member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team.
- One award of approximately $250
- Apply to: Alberta Alpine Ski
Joseph Naccarato #10 Memorial
- In memory of Joseph Naccarato, this scholarship recognizes young hockey players who need and deserve assistance for post-secondary education, or to pursue advancement towards excellence in hockey. The student should be entering a program of at least two years duration at an accredited post-secondary institution (preferably in BC), have a passion for and dedication to sports, with a preference given to hockey. Minimum 75 percent average and a display of citizenship is required.
- One award of $1000
- Apply to: J.L. Crowe School, Trail, BC
Clay Riddell Community Hero Scholarship*
- The Clay Riddell Community Hero Scholarship honours youth who exemplify the traits that Mr. Riddell lived by – leadership, integrity and generosity. Given annually to up to two deserving youth heroes that have been nominated by a participating Shaw Birdies for Kids charity. Nominee must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and exemplify leadership, integrity and generosity. Entering first year of studies within three years of nomination; in good academic standing for acceptance to technical school, college or university.
- One to two awards of $7500
- Nominate through: CF
- Deadline: July 15th
- *apply online at calgaryfoundation.org (after nomination has been placed)