Scholarships

  • Scholarships are awarded at all grade levels for excellence in a wide range of achievements such as academic, athletics, citizenship, community involvement, subject areas, and due to financial need.
  • Although most scholarships are applied for in Grade 12, the work that students do in Grades 10 and 11 helps to earn those scholarships. Leadership skills, volunteer experiences, citizenship and academics are large components of many scholarships.
  • Scholarship information is posted on the Student Services Office bulletin board beside the Main Office and by searching helpful websites.

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.


November and December Scholarships

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership Up to $70,000

Students in their final year of secondary school who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place. Minimum 75% average in grade 11.

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

Due November 15, 2021


Queen’s Chancellor’s Scholarship $9,000 per year (renewable for 3 subsequent years)

90%+ average, Superior academic ability, Creative and original thinking, Proven leadership qualities. Must be nominated. Special application download online or pick up in Guidance. Also see attachment to the right.

https://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/admission-awards/major-admission-awards

Due by November 15, 2021 hand in to Mrs. Peters in Guidance (students should also be aware that they must apply to Queen’s University by November 20, 2021 to be considered for this scholarship)


The University of Saskatchewan Best and Brightest Scholarships (up to $40,000)

There are a few scholarships with various criteria including academics and extra-curricular involvement. Students must apply to the University of Saskatchewan by December 1, 2021

https://admissions.usask.ca/money/scholarships.php#BestandBrightestEntranceScholarships

Due by December 15, 2021

UBC Presidential Scholars Awards up to $80,000

Students who excel across the board and who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. No application is necessary, students who apply to UBC by December 1 will automatically be considered based on information in their Academic Profile and Personal Profile

Due by December 1, 2021

UBC Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Program up to $80,000

Students who self-identify as Black, have a strong academic background and demonstrate financial need.

https://you.ubc.ca/financial-planning/scholarships-awards-canadian-students/beyond-tomorrow/

Due by December 1, 2021

 

UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Awards up to $80,000

Students with strong academic background who demonstrate financial need

https://you.ubc.ca/financial-planning/scholarships-awards-canadian-students/entrance-award/

Due by December 1, 2021

 

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award up to $28,000

Open to students of all abilities, in good academic standing who have been involved in voluntary humanitarian activities

https://terryfoxawards.ca/

Due December 1, 2021

 

The University of Calgary Prestige Awards up to $25,000

For more information and to apply for the following awards https://www.ucalgary.ca/regist...

Chancellor’s Scholarship

You must be admitted into first year in any undergraduate degree program for the fall term

A minimum admission average of 90% with a strong indication of academic promise

Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident

You must demonstrate exceptional contribution to school and/or community life, leadership and volunteerism.

Ena Lee Leaders in Business Scholarship

Offered annually to an undergraduate student entering the Haskayne School of Business Bachelor of Commerce degree program. Renewable in the second, third and fourth year at the University of Calgary, provided recipients achieve a minimum GPA of 3.20 over a minimum of 30.00 units in the previous fall and winter terms.

Exceptional academic merit and promise

Contribution to school and/or community life with demonstrated leadership

Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Scholarship

Offered annually to undergraduate students entering first year in the Schulich School of Engineering. Renewable in the second and third years at the University of Calgary at $13,150 providing the recipient maintains enrolment in the Schulich School of Engineering and achieves a minimum GPA of 3.50 in the previous fall and winter terms based on a full course load (minimum 30.00 units)

Exceptional academic merit

Permanent home address is within 100 kilometres of the Calgary city centre. International students are also eligible.

Seymour Schulich Community Service/Entrepreneurial Entrance Award

Offered annually to undergraduate students entering first year in the Schulich School of Engineering. Renewable in the second and third years at the University of Calgary at $13,150 providing the recipient maintains enrolment in the Schulich School of Engineering and achieves a minimum GPA of 2.70 in the previous fall and winter terms based on a full course load (minimum 30.00 units). Renewal is also based on evidence of a commitment to continued service or entrepreneurial activities

Demonstrated contribution to school life, community service or evidence of entrepreneurial talent

Academic merit

Permanent home address is within 100 kilometres of the Calgary city centre. International students are also eligible.

Richard and Lois Haskayne Legacy Scholarship

Offered annually to an undergraduate student entering the Haskayne School of Business Bachelor of Commerce degree program. Renewable in the second, third and fourth year at the University of Calgary, provided recipients achieve a minimum GPA of 3.20 over a minimum of 30.00 units in the previous fall and winter terms.

Exceptional academic merit and promise

Contribution to school and/or community life with demonstrated leadership

Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarship

Offered annually to undergraduate international students entering first year in any undergraduate degree in the upcoming fall term who have satisfied the university's English Language Proficiency requirement. Renewable in the second, third and fourth year at the University of Calgary, provided recipients achieve a GPA of 2.60 or more over a minimum of 24.00 units in the previous fall and winter terms and continue to pay an international differential tuition fee as an international student.

International students who are required to pay a differential fee and who are not Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada

Academic merit.

Leader in Health Sciences Scholarship

Offered annually to high school students entering first year in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

Renewable in the second, third and fourth year of the Bachelor of Health Sciences program.

Academic merit with potential to succeed as a medical scientist (MD-PhD)

Exceptional evidence of the non-cognitive attributes sought by the Cumming School of Medicine amongst matriculants to the MD program

Contribution to school and/or community life with demonstrated leadership

Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents

Supplemental application must be submitted to Cumming School of Medicine by December 15

The deadline for all U of C Prestige Awards is December 1, 2021




The 4-Step Process

Step 1 - Use Search Engines

This is probably the most important step, as it is likely to yield the largest number of results, and the data you get is easy to use (i.e. it’s sortable, hotlinked and concise, and it refers only to scholarships you actually are qualified for).

There are two major Canadian search engines:

These search engines are better for Canadian post-secondary studies than U.S.-based search engines. They have tens of thousands of scholarships in their databases.

  • Create an account. It’s free!
  • Fill out the registration form in detail. The more information you provide in the form, the better a job they can do of matching you with the right scholarships.

Step 2 - Check for School-Based Awards

All schools offer various entrance scholarships of all 4 types; some offer more money than others. Some are automatic consideration, but others require application. Check the websites of each school carefully In general, it is more important to find the right school than to go for the best scholarships.

However: If you are at or near the top of the honour roll, it might be worth your while to look at the extremely valuable scholarships they offer to the best of the best. Many universities have special scholarships targeting students with certain characteristics (e.g. a specific cultural/ethnic background, or a disability etc.)

  • If you possess one of these special characteristics, your chances of obtaining a scholarship from the school that targets it are obviously enhanced.
  • Finding these scholarships, however, would be an onerous job. Fortunately, the vast majority of universities publish all their scholarship information to the Student Awards and Scholarships Canada search engines and you therefore do not have to worry too much about missing one of these.
  • If there is a scholarship at a certain school for a special characteristic that you possess, you should already have found out about it through step 1.

Step 3 - Check Your Connections

Many, many scholarships go unawarded year after year because they are so narrow in focus and are not known to the search engines.

  • Any organization that you or your extended family are associated with could have one of these. Enquire. Ask your family and contacts to enquire on your behalf.
  • This step is a bit more time consuming than the first two and will yield few, if any, results.
  • However, any scholarship you do find using this method will have very few other applicants and therefore you will have a really good chance of receiving it.

Step 4 - Apply to Education Matters/Rutherford

The Rutherford Scholarship is given to any Alberta resident who is either a citizen or a landed immigrant whose marks in Grades 10, 11, and/or 12 are in excess of 75% on five selected subjects.

  • This scholarship is applied for in the summer before entering post-secondary.
  • Education Matters is the organization that coordinates a number of scholarships exclusive to students attending CBE or Calgary Catholic schools.

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