Scholarship Deadlines are Approaching!

2020 Calgary Stampede Grade 12 Western Art Scholarship - deadline is March 8, 2019

STEAM Horizon Award - deadline is January 16, 2020

Schulich Leader Scholarship 

Students in grade 12 interested in pursuing a post-secondary education in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics that demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and financial need are invited to apply for the Schulich Leader Scholarship. This scholarship provides twenty-five $100, 000 awards in engineering and twenty-five awards for science, technology and mathematics annually. St. Joseph's can nominate a student for consideration by January 29, 2019. To be considered, students must submit their intent to Ms. Spafford no later than January 10. For more information, visit Schulich Leader Scholarship.

Optimist International Essay Contest The deadline for essay submissions to Ms. Spafford is January 11.

Kinsmen Hal Rogers Bursary - deadline is February 1.  Please email applications directly to Kim Noselski at

Red Deer Regional Health Foundation Scholarships - students who are pursuing studies in the medical field are invited to apply

Grade 12 students requiring financial support, contribute to their community, and have the minimum entrance requirements for their post secondary programs are encouraged to apply for the Rotary Club Career Opportunity Award.  See Ms. Spafford to submit application.

Trey Purdie Memorial Award - intended for students who live in Red Deer County, on a working farm or ranch

Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries  (check your post-secondary institute for entrance scholarships and awards)

The link above can help students start the process of finding and applying for scholarships, bursaries and awards. Links to the organization are provided for application criteria and process. 

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Alberta Student Aid Scholarship List

Student Loan Information

Student Loan applications will open for the 2019/2020 year the first week of June 2019. For information on student loans, visit the Student Aid Alberta website. A helpful resource for students and parents can be found through this funding guide.

Information can also be found regarding student financing on the Canada Student Loans website.

Student Loan Drop-In Sessions

The Student Connect Centre at Red Deer College offers free Student Loan free drop-in sessions to students who would like some guidance while completing their full-time Alberta Student Aid application.

Other Sources for Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards:


Alberta Scholarships

Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarships

Alberta Blue Cross

Alberta Student Aid Scholarships

Alberta Teacher's Association Local 80

CWB Welding Foundation


Find My Scholarships

Leonard Foundation

Red Deer Regional Catholic Education Foundation

Red Deer Regional Health Foundation

Scholar Tree

Scholarships Canada

Queen Esther Education Foundation


First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries:

Atco Indigenous Education Awards

Belcourt Brosseau Metís Award


Métis Nation of Alberta 

Government of Alberta - Human Services Alberta

Government of Canada - Indigenous Bursaries Search

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Rupertsland Institute

RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program

Athletic Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries:

Alberta Schools' Athletic Association

Softball Alberta

Athletics Canada

Alberta Golf Scholarships

Ringette Canada

Disabilities Scholarships and Bursaries:

Disability Awards

Disabled World

Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta


Voice of Albertans with Disabilities

Scholarship Information Sessions

Information Sessions on finding scholarships, how to apply and keeping track of your scholarship search are available through the Career Centre. Check Career Centre events, monitors, and appointment binder for times and dates.