Scholarships for University Students in Western Canada
Scholarships are an excellent way for university students to gain financial aid during their post-secondary education. Here are a few scholarships available to be won for students attending university in Western Canada, and some resources you can use to discover other available scholarships.
Alexander Rutherford Scholarship
Value: Up to $2500
Purpose: In recognizing students with an outstanding combined grade average in grades 10, 11 and 12.
How to apply: http://studentaid.alberta.ca/applying-for-funding/how-to-apply/
BC Excellence Scholarship
Province: British Columbia
Purpose: In recognizing well rounded British Columbia graduates who demonstrate leadership and service in their schools and community, as well as demonstrate commitment to their desired career path.
Please note: Students must be nominated for this scholarship by their secondary school in order to apply. Only one student from each school may be nominated. Students must confirm their nomination by having their school principle sign and date their application form.
Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship
Value: Lifetime maximum of $2000
Purpose: To provide new grade 12 students including ABE and GED students up to $500 per year to be applied to the cost of their post-secondary institution.
How to apply: Your post-secondary institution will apply for this scholarship on your behalf, if you are eligible.
Manitoba Youth Leadership Scholarship
Purpose: To recognize students in grade 12 who have engaged in leadership and citizen volunteer activities in their community during the past year.
How to Apply:http://www.manitobascholarships.ca/register.php
Province: 1 of 6 scholarship will be awarded in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, with one additional scholarship being awarded to the rest of Canada.
Purpose: To recognize grade 12 students entering into an agricultural post-secondary institution.
Indigenous Graduate Award
Purpose: To Encourage Indigenous students of Alberta to pursue graduate studies.
How to Apply: Students must contact the Student Awards or Scholarship office at their individual school or visit their institutions website for further details.
Please note: There many other scholarships available to students that are not listed. The websites listed below are tools that can be used in discovering other scholarship opportunities available. As well, it is important to understand there are many scholarships available to individual post-secondary institutions. To find scholarships exclusive to your post-secondary institution, visit your school’s website and search under “scholarships and grants.” Additional scholarships may also be available under individual programs and fields of study.
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/home (British Columbia)
http://www.studyincanada.com/Index.aspx (All of Canada)
http://www.canadian-universities.net/Scholarships/ (All provinces)
http://www.cpaalberta.ca/Foundation/Support-Programs/Students/Post-secondary-Scholarships (Alberta and Saskatchewan)
http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b816/_docs/scholarships.pdf (Western Canada)