Scholarship Deadlines are Approaching!

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 30, 2018. To be considered, students must submit their intent to Ms. Spafford no later than January 11. For more information, visit Schulich Leader Scholarship.

Optimist International Essay Contest

The deadline for essay submissions to Ms. Spafford is January 11.

Loran Award
Grade 12 students who are graduating this year, hold a minimum overall average of 85% and demonstrate exceptional qualities of leadership, character and community commitment are open to apply for the Loran Award. This award is valued at a maximum of $100, 000 and is renewable to up for four years towards a student's post-secondary education. Each Loran Award includes an annual stipend of $10,000, a matching tuition waiver, access to funding and internships through the Loran Scholars summer program, invitations to annual gatherings and forums, and mentorship opportunities.   

St. Joseph's High School can sponsor applicants for consideration - to be considered, a student must submit their intent to Ms. Spafford no later than October 3 by 9:00 a.m. Students applying for school sponsorship will then follow an interview process to select a candidate. Deadline for the Loran Award applications is October 17 (school-sponsored applicants) and October 24 (direct pool applicants). For more information, visit and Loran Award 2018 Info Sheet.

AES Engineering Scholarship

Students in their final year of high school are eligible for this $500 scholarship. Students will be asked to complete a 500-1000 word scholarship answering the question, "When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?" Essay deadline is October 6, 2018. Submit your essay to

Horatio Alger Scholarship
Five scholarships of up to $10,000 and eighty awards of $5,000 are awarded to grade 12 students graduating high school with financial need (family income under $65,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record. The deadline to submit an application for this scholarship is October 25. For more information, visit .

Fireside Catholic Publishing Scholarship

Grade 12 students are invited to submit their essays to Ms. Spafford by November 5. Applications are available at the Career Centre. 

Carole Forhan Theatre Arts Scholarship

This is a $500 award for students who demonstrate passion and commitment to theatre, with the intent to further their education and/or knowledge in the area of Theatre Arts. The application can be found here.

Financing Your Post-Secondary Education

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

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. 

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, Metís and Inuit Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries:

Atco Indigenous Education Awards

Belcourt Brosseau Metís Award


Metís 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.

Student Loan Information

For post-secondary programs beginning in September 2018, student loan application forms are now available. 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 Workshops

The Student Funding & Awards Office at Red Deer College offers free Student Loan Workshops to help you fill out your Full-Time Alberta Student Loan Application and answer your questions. Visit to register for a free workshop!

Note: You DO NOT have to be attending RDC to register in the free loan workshops.