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Scholarships and You

Scholarships and You


In order to receive any money you need to have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Money can be sent directly to post-secondary school or given to you, and may be specific to province or country

Alberta Scholarships:

Alberta Learning Information System (ALIS) - to check out more than 400 scholarships, grants, bursaries and awards.

Rutherford Scholarship - claim in Grade 12 for any/all years in high school. Two levels of funding.

Entrance Scholarships:

Most schools offer some form of entrance award (faculty or into school) as an incentive to come to their school. They are always marks based (i.e. U of A). Check websites for deadlines.

Financial Need:

There are scholarships based on financial need. You have to demonstrate your need, for example, working while going to school: Burger King, Dollars for Learners, Wendy's

Athletic Scholarships:

Post-secondary school specific as they are all slightly different. Once on a team, the scholarship becomes part of a benefit package. They act as an incentive to come to a specific school. For American Universities you must have completed your SATs

Corporation Scholarships:

Independent businesses such as TD Bank, RBC, RE/MAX, Safeway, parental employers, APEGGA

Obscure Scholarships and Contests:

Greyhound, cultural associations, clubs (student/family), churches

How to Apply:

University of Alberta

Student Awards. com

Where to find information:

Visiting University presentations at noon

Post Secondary Event - November 12

Open Houses and Information Weeks

Student for a Day (Keep your eye on the Daily Bulletin or SchoolZone for important information)

SAT'S and out of country study:

College week live:

College Week Live

November 12 and 13 Virtual booths for 200+ colleges and universities across North America resources, advisors and information

Free registration (available after initial registration for 90 days);

Out of country - contact through website



Be aware of deadlines, specific awards and admissions to schools. Start planning now.

Brag sheets or brag letter:

Listing your experiences and achievements, reference letters from teachers or work. Volunteerism and community service.


Post Secondary Studies Loans:

Money you pay back after. You can find information on the Alberta Learning Information System (ALIS) under "Student Finance" (AB and Canada)


Money that does not have to be paid back (Provincial and Federal) based on financial need.

Come see us in Student Services, room 117, with any questions or inquiries you may have!

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