Alberta Heritage Scholarships

Alberta Scholarship Programs:

High School

Undergraduate

Graduate

Citizenship

Career Development

Student Athletes

Endowment Programs

Alberta Blue Cross

Alberta Scholarship Programs

To stimulate the pursuit of excellence by recognizing outstanding achievement and by encouraging and assisting Albertans to achieve their fullest potential.

Alberta Scholarship Programs For High School Students
Alexander Rutherford Scholarships for High School Achievement

More than 6,000 scholarships available to students achieving a minimum average of 80 percent in five designated subjects in grades 10, 11, 12:

$300 for grade 10; $500 for grade 11 and $700 for Grade 12 with a total value of up to $1,500.

Applicants must be Alberta residents who plan to enrol or are enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program of at least one semester in length.

Application deadline: May 1 for September entry; December 1 for January entry

Alberta Scholarship Programs
9th Floor, 9940-106 Street,
Box 28000 Station Main,
Edmonton AB T5J 4R4
Phone: (780) 427-8640
(In Alberta, but outside Edmonton dial 310-0000)


Rutherford Scholars

Top ten students graduating from grade 12, as determined solely on the basis of Diploma Examination results in English 30 or Francais 30, Social Studies 30 and three other subjects

Recipients will receive a plaque and $1,500 in addition to their Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Application deadline: candidates will be selected from Alexander Rutherford Scholarship applications received prior to August 1


United World College Scholarships

Based on academic ability, leadership capability, references and an interview are awarded annually for two years of study at United World Colleges

Applicants must be Alberta residents in the process of completed Grade 11

Application deadline: March 1 for study commencing September of the same year


Adult High School Equivalency Scholarships

200 awards valued at $500

You are eligible if you've been out of school for three years, have achieved a minimum average of 80 percent as a full-time student in courses required for entry into a post-secondary program

Must be nominated by their institution by September 1

 


Alberta Scholarship Programs For Citizenship

High School Citizenship Awards

One graduating student from each high school is recognized for outstanding characteristics in the areas of academic ability, leadership in school-sponsored, community or extracurricular activities, and a demonstrated willingness to place the good of others above personal ambitions. Nominations will be made by each high school and recipients will receive a plaque and letter of commendation.

Nominations will be made by May 1 and recipients will receive a plaque and letter of commendation.


Alberta Scholarship Programs For Undergraduate Students

Louise McKinney Post Secondary Scholarships

Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarships
Approximately 930 scholarships are available to reward students for their academic achievements and to encourage continued undergraduate study. Scholarships are valued at $1,500 at the undergraduate level and $3,500 for professional programs such as medicine, law, veterinary medicine, optometry, chiropractic and dentistry. Students enrolled in programs within the province are nominated by the awards office of their institution. Albertans enrolled in programs outside the province because their program of study is not offered in Alberta, should contact this office.

Application deadline: June 1


Alberta Women's Secretariat "Persons Case" Scholarships

To recognize students whose studies will contribute to the advancement of women or who are studying in fields where members of their sex are traditionally few in number

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000

Application deadline: September 30


Charles S. Noble Scholarships for Study at Harvard

Three scholarships of $10,000 are awarded to Alberta students for undergraduate study at Harvard. The awards are co-sponsored by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund and an endowment established by Edmonton businessman Sandy Mactaggart.

Application deadline: May 15


Charles S. Noble Scholarships for Student Leadership

A total of 80 awards valued at $300 each are available to recognize outstanding leadership in the areas of student government, student societies, clubs or organizations at the post-secondary level.

Application deadline: March 1


 

"Persons Case" Scholarships

These awards recognize students whose studies will contribute to the advancement of women, or who are studying in fields where members of their sex are traditionally few in number. Selection is based on program of studies, academic achievement and financial need. Awards range in value from $1,000 to $5,000. A maximum of $20,000 is available each year.

Application deadline: September 30


Alberta Scholarship programs For Graduate Students

Sir James Lougheed Awards of Distinction

Fifteen awards are available to recognize academic excellence and provide Albertans with the opportunity for advanced study at institutions outside of the province. Scholarships are valued at $10,000 for master's and $15,000 for doctoral level study.

Application deadline: February 1


Ralph Steinhauer Awards of Distinction

Fifteen awards are available to recognize exceptional academic achievement of students studying within Alberta. Applicants must be Canadian residents who are enrolled or intending to enrol at an institution in Alberta. Scholarships are valued at $10,000 for study at the master's level, and $15,000 for doctoral level study.

Application deadline: February 1


Alberta Ukrainian Centennial Commemorative Scholarships

Two awards are available to provide academic opportunities for a student from Ukraine to study in Alberta and for a student from Alberta to study in Ukraine. Scholarships are for graduate level study, and will be awarded every second year.

Application deadline: February 1


Government of Alberta Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

Approximately 130 awards are available annually to provide the incentive and means for Canadians to pursue graduate study at Alberta post-secondary institutions. Scholarships are valued at up to $9,300 and fellowships at up to $10,500. Nominations are made by each graduate faculty in Alberta.

Nomination deadline: students should consult their faculty of graduate studies



Alberta Scholarship Programs
Alberta Scholarship Programs
9th Floor, 9940-106 Street,
Box 28000 Station Main,
Edmonton AB T5J 4R4
Phone: (780) 427-8640

Aboriginal Health Careers Bursary

Application deadline: May 15
Approximately 20 bursaries are available for aboriginal students in Alberta entering their second or subsequent year of post-secondary education in a health field. Applicants must be Indian, Inuit or Métis and have been residents of Alberta for a minimum of three years prior to applying. Awards are valued at up to $12,000/year for college programs, and $13,000/year for university programs.


The Alberta Press Council Scholarship

Application deadline: January 15
One scholarship of $1,000 is awarded yearly to an Alberta high school student enrolling in post-secondary studies. The award is based on the applicant's ability to write an essay on a specified topic. Application forms are available from high school counsellors and the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.


Janet and Horace Allen Scholarship
Application deadline: June 1
One scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to the top science graduate from Crowsnest Pass High School who is an Alberta resident and has enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution. Application forms are available from the school counsellor.
Theodore R. Campbell Scholarship

Nomination deadline: Contact the registrars office at Blue Quills First Nations College.
One scholarship valued at $1,500 will be awarded for an aboriginal student studying Education at Blue Quills First Nations College. Applicants must be Alberta residents and in their second year of the Blue Quills University Transfer program.


CANA Scholarships

Application deadline: October 31
The CANA Scholarships were designed to recognize and reward the exceptional academic achievement of children of CANA employees. Applicants must be Alberta residents entering their second or subsequent year of study at an eligible institution. One award of $1,500 and two awards of $1,000 are available each year. Application forms are available from CANA and from the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund


Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary

Nomination deadline: Students should contact the financial aid office of their institution.
Five awards valued at $500 are available to aboriginal Albertans without sponsorship enrolled full-time in their second year of the Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Diploma or Faculty of Law programs at eligible institutions.


Hal Harrison Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline: June 1
One award of $250 is available to the grade twelve student with the highest marks who is enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution and one of their parents is a member in good standing with the Alberta Volunteer Fire Fighters Association.


The Helen and George Kilik Scholarship

Application deadline: Contact school
This scholarship was developed to assist a student from Olds High School in establishing himself in his career. The recipient must be an Alberta resident who has completed all of his high school studies at Olds High School. The school will select the recipient based on financial need, involvement in extra-curricular activities and academic achievement. The award is valued at $1,000

Anna & John Kolesar Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline: July 1
One scholarship valued at $1,200 will be awarded to the applicant with the highest academic average in three designated subjects as shown on an Alberta Education Transcript. Applicants must be Alberta residents, planning to enrol in a Faculty of Education, and from a family where neither parent has a university degree.


Hal Neldner Scholarships and Telus Bursaries

Application deadline: June 1
Two scholarships for the top high school graduates, two for the top post-secondary students and two random bursaries all valued at $1,500 will be awarded to students whose parents are employed by Telus and its wholly owned subsidiaries. Applicants must reside in Alberta and be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program. Application forms are available through Telus-Human Resources Section, high school counsellors, and the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.


The Robin Rousseau Memorial Mountain Achievement Scholarship

Application deadline: January 30
This scholarship was developed to recognize excellence in leadership development and safety in the mountain community. Applicants must be Alberta resident's, active in the mountain community and must be planning on taking a recognized Mountain Leadership and Safety certification program. One recipient will be chosen each year by a selection committee who will look at each applicant's work record, volunteer activities, personal goals and how these relate to mountain safety. The selection committee will determine the value of the award and the recipient will be reimbursed this amount after they complete their program.


Dr. Robert and Anna Shaw Scholarships

Application deadline: June 1
Awards are available to students graduating from Sexsmith Secondary School to continue in post-secondary studies based on their high school accomplishments. Two different types of scholarships are available. Students should contact the counsellor at the school for more information.


Staples Scholarship

Application deadline: June 30
Two scholarships valued at $2,000 each will be awarded to the top two applicants entering an eligible program. Applicants must be Alberta residents, planning to enrol in a Faculty of Business or Commerce. Averages are calculated based on the final marks in five designated grade 12 courses.


Alberta Scholarship Program For Student Athletes
Jimmie Condon Athletic Scholarships

Approximately 1,400 scholarships valued at $1,000 each are awarded to students at universities, colleges, and technical institutes who are members of designated teams, maintaining an average of at least 65 percent and enrolled as full-time students.

Nomination deadline: November 1


Charles S. Noble Junior Football Scholarships

A total of 30 scholarships valued at $1,000 each are awarded to junior football players who are currently enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution in Alberta and are nominated by their team. The awards are co-sponsored by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund and the three Alberta teams in the Junior Football League.

Application deadline: October 1


Charles S. Noble Junior 'A' Hockey Scholarships

Five scholarships of $650 are awarded to individuals who have participated in Junior "A" Hockey and who are currently enrolled in full-time post-secondary study in Alberta. Nominations are made by their respective team. The awards are co-sponsored by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund and the Junior "A" Hockey League.

Application deadline: December 1, April 1, and August 1


Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund Career Development Scholarships

Michael Luchkovich Scholarships for Career Development

These awards are given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding ability in their work and are pursuing short-term, full-time study of less than six months or part-time study. Applicants must have worked in Alberta for a minimum of three years. Awards assist with direct educational costs.

Application deadline: December 1, April 1 and August 1

For more information or to apply for any scholarships on this page please contact:

Alberta Scholarship Programs
9th Floor, 9940-106 Street,
Box 28000 Station Main,
Edmonton AB T5J 4R4
Phone: (780) 427-8640
(In Alberta, but outside Edmonton dial 310-0000)