Northern Lights Area

This information is intended as a guide to awards, scholarships and bursaries. Efforts are made to maintain accurate and up to date information. However, awards, scholarships and bursaries change frequently as do the dates for making applications. To attain the most accurate and up to date information, please ensure you visit the actual web site representing the award, scholarship or bursary for the most up to date information. Most of the scholarships are competitive, meaning that eligibility does not necessarily guarantee winning the award.

 

Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties Scholarship

Audience: Residents of a municipality which is a member in good standing of the AAMDC; Residents of cities, towns or villages are not eligible.
Sponsored by: Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties
Eligibility: be registered in first four years of study at a recognized post‐secondary institution. Preference will be given to candidates attending a recognized postsecondary institution in Alberta, except in instances where the chosen program of study is not available in Alberta; and be pursuing a course of studies of relevance to local government and/or rural communities.
Value: One scholarship of $1,000 is presented to one successful applicant from each of the five AAMDC districts.
Deadline: Check Website
Application Information

Alberta Blue Cross Scholarship

Audience:  63 scholarships awarded each year to young Albertans entering full‐time post‐secondary study in Alberta
Sponsored by: Alberta Blue Cross
Eligibility: Awarded to Alberta students on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Most awards are administered directly through the accredited postsecondary institutions listed at the website.
Value: These scholarships range from $375 to $1,250
Deadline: Varies with each post secondary institution - Check website
Application Information

Alberta Blue Cross Scholarships for Aboriginal Students

Audience:  Must be Registered Indian, Inuit or Metis and must have been residents of Alberta during their previous year of study.
Sponsored by: Alberta Blue Cross
Eligibility: Applicants must have just completed their final year of high school and be entering a first year of post‐secondary studies. Applicants will be evaluated based on the results as shown on their Alberta Education High School transcript. The top five courses with a minimum five credit value will be averaged to determine a percentage score. Financial need and community involvement will also be considered.
Value: Three scholarships of between $375 ‐ $1,250 depending on institution
Deadline: Check Website
Application Information
 

Alexander Rutherford Scholarships

Audience: High School Students
Sponsored by: Alberta Scholarship Programs
Eligibility: Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and an Alberta resident; and plan to enrol or be enrolled full‐time in a post‐secondary program or apprenticeship program.
Value: See website for the exact courses required to obtain the following averages.

Grade 10

Average of 75.0% to 79.9% in five subjects ‐ $300
Average of 80.0% or higher in five subjects ‐ $400

GRADE 11

Average of 75.0% to 79.9% in five subjects ‐ $500
Average of 80.0% or higher in five subjects ‐ $800

GRADE 12

Average of 75.0% to 79.9% in five subjects ‐ $700
Average of 80.0% or higher in five subjects ‐ $1,300

Deadline:  Check Website
Application Information

ATCO Indigenous Education Awards

Audience:  First Nation, Inuit and Metis students across Canada who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their schools and communities.
Sponsored by: ATCO
Eligibility: Applicants must be Canadian Indigenous persons enrolled in full-time high school (including upgrading) or an accredited post-secondary institution or training program, and cannot be the child of an ATCO employee.
Value: Three awards available:                        Merit Awards ($500.00) - for students completing grade 10-12, including upgrading                       Bursaries ($1,000.00) - for students enrolled in trade, diploma or certificate programs                       Scholarships ($1,500.00) - for students enrolled in degree or graduate programs
Deadline: Check WebsiteApplication Information
 

Canadian Natural Building Futures Scholarship

Audience: Students in all stages of their academic lives: mature students, part time students, students with some post‐secondary education, or those just finishing grade 12 in communities where Canadian Natural has operations
Sponsored by: Canadian Natural
Eligibility: Priority will go to those applicants seeking training in trades and technical areas related to the oil and natural gas industry. Applicants need at least a C+ average to be eligible.
Value: One scholarship of $3,000
Deadline:  Check Website
Application Information
 

Chris & Pat Cowden Fund

Audience:  Metis Students in the Northern Lights School Division
Sponsored by: Belcourt Brosseau Metis Awards and the Chris and Pat Cowden Fund
Application Information

Cold Lake Imperial Oil Operations Aboriginal Education Awards Program

Audience: Individuals of Native ancestry
Sponsored by: Cold Lake Imperial Oil District Operations
Eligibility:Candidates must be a resident of Alberta, have a high school diploma OR a G.E.D. and be able to provide proof of acceptance into a post‐secondary educational institution in a petroleum industry career path.
Value: One scholarship of $1,000 The recipient of the award will also be considered for summer and post‐graduate employment with Imperial at Cold Lake, if employment opportunities are available.
Deadline: Check website
Application Information

Cold Lake Imperial Oil Operations Billion Barrell Scholarship

Audience: Students of the Lakeland area
Sponsored by: Cold Lake Imperial Oil District Operations
Eligibility: Awards will be based on academic merit, leadership and community involvement and programs that support the petroleum.
Value: Two scholarships of $5,000
Deadline: Check Website
Application Information

Cold Lake Imperial Oil Operations Native Internship Program

Audience: Member of one of the following communities: First Nations ‐ Beaver Lake First Nations, Cold Lake First Nations, Frog Lake First Nations, Heart Lake First Nations, Kehewin Cree Nations, Saddle Lake First Nations,Whitefish (Goodfish) Lake First Nations Métis ‐Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement, Elizabeth Métis Settlement, Fishing Lake Métis Settlement, Kikino Métis Settlement, Métis Nation of Alberta – Region 2, Métis Nation of Alberta – Region 1 (born in, or resident of, Lac La Biche only)
Sponsored by: Cold Lake Imperial Oil District Operations
Eligibility: Must have Grade 12 diploma or G.E.D., must hold a valid driver's licence and provide a driver's abstract, and be committed to obtaining power engineering certification.
Deadline: Check Website
Application Information
 

Cold Lake Imperial Oil Operations Women in Wage Awards Program

Audience: Women who possess a Grade 12 diploma or GED, are a current resident of the Lakeland District and have been a resident for the last 12 months
Sponsored by: Cold Lake Imperial Oil District Operations
Eligibility: All applicants will be evaluated based on their application, a brief essay describing why you have chosen a career in the petroleum industry, provision of a current driver’s abstract and completion of a formal interview.
Value: One scholarship of $1,000
Deadline: Check website
Application Information

Grand Lodge of Alberta/Masonic Higher Education Bursary

Audience: Alberta Students
Sponsored by: Grand Lodge of Alberta, A.F. & A.M.
Eligibility: Bursaries are awarded on a basis of need and proven scholastic ability.
Value: Several bursaries of $2,000
Deadline: Check website
Application Information
 

Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards

Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 12 First Nations, Metis or Inuit students enrolled in and regularly attending a school that is operated by an ASBA member school board or First Nation Education Authority.
Sponsored by: A committee consisting of members from the Alberta School Board Authority (ASBA) in collaboration with the College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS), Alberta School Council's Association (ASCA), Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA), and funded this year through grant dollars from Alberta Education.
Eligibility:  The Committee will consider First Nations, Métis or Inuit students who have been nominated by members of their education community based on their exemplary leadership, honour, courage and commitment to their own education path.
Value: Check application information
Deadline: Check website
Application Information

John Hasselfield Scholarship 

Audience: Alberta Students
Sponsored by: John Hasselfield Endowment Foundation
Eligibility: Each year the John Hasselefield Endowment Foundation helps Alberta students pursue their passions by awarding scholarships to public school students. This non-profit society was 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.” 
Value: Several bursaries of up to $350
Deadline: Check website
Application Information

Kinsman and Kinette Bursary

Audience: Plan to be a full‐time student at a recognized post‐secondary institution for advanced learning
Sponsored by: Hal Rogers endowment fund
Eligibility: Based on financial need, community/volunteer involvement, high ideals and qualities of citizenship, knowledge of Kinsmen and Kinettes.
Value: One scholarship of $1,000
Deadline: Check Website
Application Information
 

Knights of Columbus Scholarships

Audience: applicant be a Knight, or the child, wife or widow of a Knight in good standing of his council.
Sponsored by:Knights of Columbus
Eligibility: All‐around student achievement (rather than strictly academic performance) accessing programs at any accredited institute of higher education.
Value: Three scholarships of $750
Deadline:  Check Website
Application Information
 

Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alchohol Spectrum Disorder

Audience:  Current grade 12 students residing within the LCFASD service area diagnosed with an FASD.
Sponsored by: LCFASD
Eligibility: be registered to study at a recognized post‐secondary program, currently in grade 12 and diagnosed with an FASD.
Value: One scholarship of $500 is presented to one successful applicant from each of the five AAMDC districts.
Deadline: Check WebsiteApplication Information:  Contact the LCFASD at 780-594-9905 for application package.  Your school counselor may have a copy of the application package.

Lakeland Sublocal of Northern Lights ATA Local No. 15 Scholarship Award

Audience: Graduating Grade 12 students enrolled in Education or Pre‐Education programs, or the child of a current Lakeland Sublocal ATA member
Sponsored by: Lakeland Sublocal of Northern Lights No. 15
Eligibility: Graduating Grade 12 students enrolled in Education or Pre‐Education programs, or the child of a current Lakeland Sublocal ATA member. Application must be accompanied by high school transcript and Registrar’s confirmation of registration. *Note: This scholarship is being revised for the upcoming year and the local school ATA representative will have the most current information with respect to the status.
Value: One scholarship of $500
Deadline: Check with SponsorApplication Information: See your school career counsellor who will refer you to the school based ATA representative.

NLPS ATA Local #15 Scholarship

Audience: Any Northern Lights Public Schools student graduating in June of the current school year, and accepted into an accredited post-secondary program to begin the following September
Sponsored by:  Northern Lights Public Schools ATA Local #15 
Eligibility: Accurate completion of the application form, letter of post-secondary acceptance, and a personal response essay no longer than 500 words to the required topic.
Value:  Three scholarships of $1,500Additional Award:  Each school in Northern Lights Public Schools may grant a scholarship to a student in their school in the amount of $120
Deadline:  See application form 
Application Information:  Contact your school counselor

Portage College/Alpac “Invest in your Future” Scholarship

Audience: Students entering a Portage College post‐secondary program.
Sponsored by: Portage College/Alpac
Eligibility: Amounts are based on marks average as follows: If applying before January 15 of graduation year, Grade 11 marks are used. If applying between January 16 and June 15 of graduation year, Grade 11 marks and first term Grade 12 marks are used. If applying after June 15 of graduation year, only Grade 12 school‐awarded marks are used.
Value: Tuition credits of $400, $800, and $1,200
Deadline: Check Website
Application Information: forms available at the student services center

Portage College Entrance Scholarship

Audience: High school student entering directly into a Portage College post‐secondary program, without breaks in high school study
Sponsored by: Portage College
Eligibility: Students enrolled in a Portage College program full‐time and must be coming to school the same year as completing high school (with a January or June graduation), with no other post‐secondary or upgrading in between. Students must be attending a program of at least 8 weeks in length.
Value: One scholarship of $500
Deadline: Check website
Application Information - forms available at the student services center

Portage Board of Governors’ Entrance Scholarship

Audience: Graduating grade 12 students who have been a resident of Alberta for one year enrolling at Portage College
Sponsored by: Portage College
Eligibility: One scholarship is awarded on the basis of overall average (75% minimum) in three 30‐level core subjects
Value: One scholarship of $800
Deadline: Check website
Application Information - forms available at the student services center

Portage College Scholarships

Audience: Students entering into a Portage College post‐secondary program.
Sponsored by: Portage College
Eligibility: A number of scholarships are available. Eligibility varies from scholarship to scholarship.
Value: Varies
Deadline: Check Website
Application Information

RBC 2018 Aboriginal Student Awards Program

Audience: Status Indians, Non-status Indians, Inuit and Metis
Sponsored by: RBC
Eligibility: This scholarship is intended to support those Aboriginal students who have at least 2 years remaining in their post-secondary studies. Scholarship recipients are selected primarily on the basis of personal and academic achievements, and individual financial need.  Click the link for more Application Information.
Value: Ten scholarships of up to $4,000 per academic year for two to four years
Deadline: February 28, 2018 

Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Alberta and NWT Command Bursaries

Audience: Students not over the age of 20 of Alberta and N.W.T. Command students
Sponsored by: Royal Canadian Legion branches 211, 183, and LLB
Eligibility: entering a first term of a University, School of Technology and Art, Nursing Program or any recognized College within Alberta‐N.W.T. These awards are intended to assist children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews of ex‐service personnel, as well as a children and grandchildren of current serving personnel, R.C.M.P., Fire fighters, Volunteer Fire Fighters and Reserve Personnel in advancing their education.
Value: Varying number of scholarships of $500
Deadline: Check Website
Application Information: for application forms, contact the nearest Legion branch

Xerox Scholarship Award Business and Entrepreneurship

Audience: Graduating grade 12 Northern Lights Public Schools students
Sponsored by: Xerox Canada
Eligibility: One scholarship is awarded on the basis of an overall grade 12 average of 65% or higher, and enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution in business/entrepreneurship. 
Value: One scholarship of $1,000
Deadline: June 15th of graduating year
Application Information