Scholarships and Financial Aid

External Scholarships

4-H Alberta Scholarships - Available for 4-H members in Alberta pursuing post-secondary education.

4-H Canada Scholarships - Available for 4-H members pursuing post-secondary education. Apply by May 31.

10 Words or Less Scholarship - Follow the instructions to apply for this $500 scholarship. Open to anyone 14-25 years of age who will be attending school in the fall.

Alex Schaap Memorial Scholarship - This $1000 scholarship is available to grade 12 students from Palliser schools planning to pursue post-secondary education in technology. Apply by May 15.

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship - If you have achieved at least 75% in 5 courses in grade 10, 11 and/or 12 you are eligible to receive up to $2,500. Apply once you receive final marks in grade 12 and have applied for post-secondary education.

Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship - Available to Canadian high school students who are enrolled in their final year of high school. Students must be planning to enrol at a Canadian post-secondary institution in a first-year agriculture, food science, or culinary program. Successful applicants will each be awarded a scholarship valued at $1,500, based on demonstrated academic standards and leadership in the community. Apply by June 10.

Burger King Scholars Program - Scholarships range from $1,000 to $50,000. Recipients are selected based on grades, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service. Apply by December 15.

Calgary Foundation Awards - Scholarships for high school students in Calgary and surrounding areas.

Calvinism Awards - Awards are given annually for research papers on a topic dealing with John Calvin or Calvinism. Awards are payable to student tuition accounts at the following colleges: Calvin, Dordt, King's (Canada), redeemer (Canada) Kuyper, and Trinity Christian College. First prize - $3500, three (3) second place prizes - $2000.  

Canadian Mennonite University Photo/Video/Essay Contest - Win cash and tuition worth up to $500.  Open to grade 11 and 12 students.  Contest closes May 15.

Cover Guy Scholarship - Write an essay about hot tubs and win $1000 scholarship for trade school, college or university in Canada or the US.  Apply before June 30.

CPA Alberta (Chartered Professional Accountants) - Apply for scholarships ranging from $1,500-$2,500 before February 28.

DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities - Apply for this $1000 scholarship if you have a physical or psychological disability.  

First Calgary Financial Matched Savings Scholarship Program - Current grade 11 students can apply for this program by June 1.  

Forestry Scholarships - Check out these scholarships that can help you get started toward a career in forestry.

G3Grow Beyond scholarship - Win $4000 with a video about your vision for the future of agriculture.  Apply by April 1.

John Hasselfield Endowment Foundation Scholarship Program - Receive up to $350 to pursue your passions (note this scholarship does not support post-secondary education costs - it's for pursuing other passions and projects. See website for examples.)

High School Apprenticeship Scholarships - Hundreds of scholarships available to RAP & CTS students in Alberta. 

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships - Up to $5,000 available for students graduating from high school and entering a Bachelor's program in the fall.

Horatio Alger National Entrepreneurial Scholarship  - Up to $10,000 available to students pursuing full-time studies in the coming fall with critical financial need ($55,000 or less net family income or extenuating circumstances), exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Apply by October 25.

Horatio Alger National Vocational & Technical Scholarship Program - Receive up to $3000 to pursue vocational and technical education. Program must be 3 years or less. Apply by July 15.

IODE Coronation Bursary - $1000 bursary based on extra-curricular involvement and financial need, not academic achievement. Apply by July 15. 

Kinsman Canada Bursaries - $1000 bursaries available to students chosen on the basis of their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need. Apply by February 1.

Learn and Earn Scholarship - Participants take part in a ten-month match savings program.  First Calgary Credit Union will match savings 2:1 to a maximum of $1,000.  Priority is given to students who live in the neighbourhood of a first Calgary Credit Union who are motivated, have some form of employment, and face financial barriers to achieving their career or education goals. Apply in September.

Lethbridge County Bursary - Two (2) $1000 bursaries available to county residents attending or have attended a high school within county limits. Only open to residents that are entering their first year of post-secondary. Apply by June 1.

Loans Canada Award - Win $750 by showing how your exceptional financial management efforts have made a positive impact in your life.  Deadlines April 30, July 30 and November 30.

Loran Scholars - This highly competitive scholarship includes an annual $9000 living stipend and tuition waiver is awarded to 30 Canadian students. Visit the website for details on the rigorous application process.

Marit McKenzie Fine Arts Scholarship - $1000 scholarships available to grade 12 Palliser students planning to study Fine Arts. Apply by May 15.

McDonald's Restaurants - McDonald's restaurants offers scholarships for employees. If you work at McDonald's, ask your manager for information on how to apply.

MindFuel Scholarships - Scholarships are now available to students who are graduating from an Alberta high school and are entering their first year in an undergraduate applied science or science education program at an Alberta-based post-secondary institution. Apply by May 15.

Nelson Scholarship - Three (3) $5000 scholarships are available to students who are going the extra mile to make a difference in their community and have an average of over 75%. Apply by June 1. 

RBC Scholarships - Hundreds of scholarships worth $500,000 available for students across Canada. 

RE/MAX of Western Canada Quest For Excellence - Sixteen (16) bursaries of $1000 are awarded to grade 12 students to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives.

Schulich Leader Scholarships - This highly competitive, prestigious award of $60,000 is given to forty (40) students across Canada attending a variety of universities.  Check the website for bios of past Schulich Leaders.  If you think you've got what it takes, follow the instructions on the application process page.

Senator Patrick Burns Legacy Scholarship - Four (4) $2500 scholarships are available to grade 12 students from Calgary who are experiencing financial challenges. Apply by March 26.

Shelagh Mikulak Memorial Scholarship in Library Sciences - To be awarded to a student in any year of study at a Canadian Post-secondary institution, enrolled in a Library Technician program, certificate program, undergraduate or graduate degree who demonstrates a passion for the library sciences field. Financial need also considered. Apply by June 1.

South Country Co-op Scholarship - $1000 scholarships available to students who are graduating from a school in South Country Co-op's trading area and whose families are members of South Country Co-op and spent a minimum of $3,500 in the current fiscal year.  Apply by May 31.

Stacey Levitt Memorial Award - The Levitt family will award the selected recipient $2,500 to ultimately live their life to the fullest. This can be accomplished through extension of education, engagement in sports and recreational activities, or investment into a travel experience. Apply by February 28.

STEAM Horizon Awards - Are you often described as a leader, an achiever, or an innovator? Do you have limitless drive, ambition, and determination?  Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and/or Math?  If so, there's an opportunity to receive $25,000 towards your post-secondary education. Apply by January 15.

Starbucks Tuition Reimbursement - If you're a Starbucks' employee, you might qualify for tuition reimbursement when you are at University. Log in at Life at Starbucks for more information.

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership - If you're making a difference in your community, whether it's big or small, you could be one of 20 students to receive a full TD scholarship, worth up to $70,000.

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program - Up to $7000 available to students who embody Terry Fox's dedication and selflessness in the face of adversity. Apply by February 1.

Tim Horton's Scholarships - If you are a Tim Horton's team member (regular full-time, part-time or year-over-year summer employee, or child/grandchild of an employee), you can apply for one of two hundred $1000 scholarships offered to Canadian students.

University of Lethbridge Grade 11 Merit Award - If you attend the University of Lethbridge the year after you graduate (or after a gap year without studying at another post-secondary institution) you will receive this $1000 award. Apply by June 30 of your grade 11 year.

Universities Canada - Search a variety of scholarships available to students in Canada.

Vulcan County Agricultural Services Bursary - Two (2) $1,000.00 bursaries will be awarded annually and all students in Vulcan County pursuing agricultural or agricultural science studies are eligible to apply. Applications with all supporting documentations must be received by June 30.

Wizedemy $1000 Scholarship - Spend a few minutes applying for this cash scholarship to help with your transition to post-secondary life. Apply by June 30.

Youth Leadership Scholarship - Win $500 for this scholarship that encourages leadership and teamwork among students.  Apply by May 21.

ZEQR $1000 Scholarship - Write an article about online learning to compete for this $1000 scholarship.  Open to high school and university students. Apply by December 15.

Internal (Post-Secondary Institutions) Scholarships

Internal scholarships are applied for through the institutions awards portal. You can apply for internal scholarships once you have applied at a post-secondary institution.