Student of the Year Award 2016-2017

Student of the Year Award 2016-2017

By Marketing on March 1, 2017

First awarded in 1968-69, the Student of the Year award has a long history at Concordia.  This annual Concordia Students’ Association award ($2,000) is awarded to an undergraduate student who:

·         Demonstrates outstanding leadership in extra-curricular campus activities (e.g. CSA, athletics, clubs and association, drama, residence, etc.)

·         Demonstrates integrity, respect and a servant’s heart in their interactions with fellow students, faculty and staff.

·         Has made a significant positive impact on student life through their entire career at Concordia.

·         Is graduating from Concordia in the current year.

·         Is registered full-time in an undergraduate degree program and presents a satisfactory graduating GPA for their program.

Student of the Year Applications are also located on the CSA website and in the brochure rack located outside of the Student & Enrolment Services Office (HA120).  Completed applications must be submitted to the Student & Enrolment Services Office by March 31, 2017.  Questions?  Contact Financial Aid and Awards at or 780-479-9220.

Tom Pinder Education Scholarship

By mschoepp on February 27, 2017

Deaf and Hear Alberta established the Tom Pinder Education Scholarship in 2014 thanks to long-time and generous supporter, Tom Pinder. Up to $2,000 will be awarded annually to one or more deaf or hard of hearing adult learners.  To be eligible an applicant must:

  • be deaf or hard of hearing (with significant hearing loss) or use a cochlear implant;
  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • be a resident of Alberta for a least 1 year;
  • demonstrate a need for financial support, as determined by referral from a qualified agency or successful application for financial support.

The application package can be found on Deaf & Hear Alberta website at  The deadline to apply is May 19, 2017.



Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards

By mschoepp on February 7, 2017

The BBMA Fund provides awards so that Métis Albertans demonstrating financial need, commitment, and a desire to be gainfully employed can realize self-sufficiency through the advancement of their post-secondary education and skills development.  Since 2001, the endowment Fund has provided awards totaling over $6 million to more than 1000 Alberta Métis students.

Awards are intended to assist recipients with essential costs such as tuition and fees, textbooks and supplies.  Approximately 140 awards are provided each year, most awards range between $2,000 and $10,000. Size and number of awards may vary.

The selection process is based on a holistic assessment of:
•       Financial need
•       Connection to the Métis community
•       Career goals and likelihood of improved opportunities

Academic standing is not a primary factor in selection of recipients. Priority is given to first year students, and many students have received awards in later or successive years.

Online application:  deadline is March 31, 2017

Peter Elzinga Family Foundation Scholarships

By mschoepp on February 7, 2017

The Peter Elzinga Family Foundation was established for the purpose of awarding Educational Scholarships which are intended to promote the advancement of education and to provide an incentive and means for anyone to continue learning.

On a yearly basis the Foundation awards one (1) to five (5) scholarships ranging in value from $600 to $2,000.

Awards are granted on the basis of financial need, community involvement, and leadership skills with the intent to encourage the pursuit of further education.

The deadline for applying for scholarships is June 1, 2017.


Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship

By mschoepp on February 5, 2017

The Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship was established in honour of Sarah Gaulin, who died at age 26 after a longtime battle with mental illness. Along with her passion for Paralympic sport, Sarah actively pursued a career in the healthcare field.

The scholarship seeks to support and encourage the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education, which Sarah believed strongly in.

Students must be registered in a post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of their mental illness. The scholarship will be awarded to outstanding applicants who meet the criteria of the program. The awards will be paid directly to the post-secondary institution (in the students' accounts) that the recipients are attending to defray the cost of tuition fees for post-secondary study.

Deadline to apply:  April 1st

You Need a Budget Mixtape

By mschoepp on January 30, 2017

Check out this YNAB Mixtape—a playlist of Top 40 parodies to keep you pumped about budgeting all year long!



Scholarship Success for Concordia Student

By mschoepp on January 20, 2017

Congratulations to Dallas Cardinal, a Concordia Bachelor of Arts student, who recently received the ATCO Indigenous Education Award.  The ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Program supports students who demonstrate a commitment to education, showcase strong leadership skills and possess significant role model qualities that can be recognized in the community.


Winter Term Bursary Deadline

By mschoepp on December 22, 2016


Winter Term Deadline is February 1 

Apply in Online Services.

Apply Now for a Scholarship

By mschoepp on December 6, 2016

The Concordia General Awards Application is now open!

Here's your chance to apply for over $45,000 in annual scholarships!

►Go to Online Services for Students.

►Deadline:  January 15th


Live Your Dream Award

By mschoepp on November 4, 2016


The Live Your Dream Award is all about helping women who have faced economic and personal hardships to live their dreams.  Since 1972, the award has provided tens of thousands of women with cash grants to help achieve their educational and career goals.  The program helps women build a better life for themselves and their dependents.  Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families.  The Edmonton chapter of Soroptimist International has extended the deadline to December 31, 2016.  The fillable application form is available at   Interested applicants must send their completed application form to the Edmonton chapter by email to or by mail to: 

Soroptimist International Club of Edmonton

c/o 8502 – 80 Ave

Edmonton, AB  T6C 0T3


November is Financial Literacy Month Across Canada

By mschoepp on November 1, 2016


Dalton Camp Award

By mschoepp on October 27, 2016

The Dalton Camp Award is a $10,000 prize to the winner of an essay contest for excellence in creative essay writing on the link between democracy and the media in Canada.  For details on the award please visit

Alberta Indigenous Post-Secondary Student Award

By mschoepp on September 30, 2016

These awards are designed to support ongoing success of Alberta Indigenous post-secondary students and encourage them to continue and complete their studies. Awards are open to all levels and areas of post-secondary study, including Indigenous students attending Alberta’s First Nations Colleges enrolled in Indigenous Language and Culture programs as well as Teaching/Education programs (including Early Learning and Child Care and Teacher’s Assistant). These awards will help Alberta Indigenous students maximize their potential and serve as role models in their communities. 

Awards are for Indigenous Albertans enrolled in full-time post-secondary study. Recipients will be selected based on financial need, demonstrated involvement in their Indigenous community, academic achievement and other measures of merit.

The next deadline is November 1, 2016.  Visit for more information on how to apply.

Spirit of Vimy Ridge Social Media Contest

By mschoepp on September 30, 2016

In April 1917, Canada delivered an unprecedented victory at Vimy Ridge, with all four divisions of the Canadian Corps fighting together for the first time in the Great War. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a defining moment for Canada and is often considered to be a significant event in the birth of Canada as an independent nation. 2017 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. We must always remember this remarkable moment in our history, not to glorify war but to honour the heroes who fought at Vimy Ridge. 

The goal of the Spirit of Vimy Ridge Social Media Contest is to provide an opportunity for young Albertans (Ages 14 to 24) to reflect upon and develop the spirit that allowed Canadians to secure such a pivotal victory at Vimy Ridge.  To be eligible for judging, submissions must be received by no later than February 24, 2017.

For more information, visit

Study Abroad Travel Bursary

By mschoepp on September 14, 2016

What is the Concordia Study Abroad Bursary?

The Study Abroad Bursary is a one-time $1,000 award to assist Concordia undergraduate students with travel costs to participate in a study abroad semester with a partner institution. Concordia has over 30 partner agreements around the world.  Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about new cultures, travel the world, improve your language skills and build your global perspective.  

How do I apply for a Study Abroad Bursary?

First you must apply to be nominated to study abroad by contacting Concordia's International Office.  You will also need to complete and submit a study-abroad-bursary-application-form-docx by the term deadline.  Fall term – October 1st; Winter term – March 15th.

AltaLink Aboriginal Scholarship

By mschoepp on September 11, 2016

About the Scholarship

This scholarship program is designed to recognize leaders in the Aboriginal community by offering eight scholarships to Aboriginal students attending post-secondary institutions. Two eligible students from each of Treaty 6, 7, 8 and the Métis community in Alberta will be awarded with a $1,000 scholarship.


To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution and:

• Treaty applicants must be born in Alberta.

• Métis applicants must either be a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta Association or an Alberta Métis Settlement or must have been living in Alberta for at least the past three months with a Métis membership card from another province.

Deadline has been extended:  October 31, 2016

For more information, visit the AltaLink website.

Indigenous Awards

By mschoepp on August 4, 2016

The Government of Alberta is once again offering Indigenous Awards to encourage Indigenous Albertans (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) to pursue and complete post-secondary studies in certificate, diploma, applied degree and bachelor's degree programs that lead to high demand careers in Alberta.

Indigenous Careers Award 

Award Value:  $2,000 per semester / maximum of $4,000 in an academic year

Eligible Programs at Concordia:  Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Education After Degree,  Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Environmental Health After Degree

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis or Inuit
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have protected person status under Canada's Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be a resident of Alberta
  • Be enrolled in at least 60% of a full course load (40% of a full course load for a student with a permanent disability)
  • Demonstrate academic merit for their program

How to Apply:  Complete an Indigenous Careers Award Application 16/17 and submit it along with all supporting documentation to the Student and Enrolment Services Office HA120.

Deadline to Apply:  October 28, 2016

Indigenous Graduate Award 

Award Value:  $7,500 minimum – $15,000 maximum

Eligible Programs at Concordia:  Master of Arts in Biblical and Christian Studies, Master of Information Systems Security Management and Master of Information Systems Assurance Management

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis or Inuit
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have protected person status under Canada's Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be a resident of Alberta
  • Be enrolled in at least 60% of a full course load (40% of a full course load for a student with a permanent disability)
  • Deomnstrate academic merit for their program

How to Apply:  Complete an Indigenous Graduate Award Application 16/17 and submit it along with all supporting documentation to the Student and Enrolment Services Office HA120.

Deadline to Apply:  October 28, 2016

Canada Post Labour Disruption

By mschoepp on July 7, 2016

Canada Post Labour Disruption

Student Aid Alberta communicates with students mostly through online methods, however there may be some situations where you may be affected by a Canada Post strike.  Please refer to the links below for the most up to date information.

Information for Canada Student Loans

Information for Alberta Student Loans

Students are always welcome to contact Concordia's Financial Aid Advisors for assistance with their student loan documents.  Contact us.

Phyllis Davidson Easter Seals Scholarship

By mschoepp on June 22, 2016

Applications are now being accepted for the Phyllis Davidson Easter Seals Scholarship, awarded to post-secondary students living with physical disabilities in Alberta.  The scholarship was developed in loving memory of Phyllis Davidson, and is intended to ease the financial responsibility of post-secondary education for students.

Deadline to apply is July 31, 2016.

Phyllis Davidson Easter Seals Scholarship Handout

Phyllis Davidson Easter Seals Scholarship Application



Alberta Women’s Science Network

By mschoepp on April 12, 2016

Alberta Women’s Science Network is pleased to announce its upcoming 2016-2017 scholarship application is now open for applicants.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Are you a female student who is continuing full-time undergraduate studies entering your third year in a three or four year program (science, engineering, mathematics or technology) at an Alberta university, college, or technical institute?
  • Have you demonstrated leadership in the academic or community setting?

If the answer to both questions above is a resounding YES then we want you to apply for the $3,000 AWSN scholarship.

Visit for more information.  Deadline to apply is June 1, 2016.

AWSN Scholarship 2016_2017


Edmonton Community Foundation Scholarships

By mschoepp on April 7, 2016

Did you know that the Edmonton Community Foundation has a long history of providing scholarships to help students achieve their education dreams?  ECF oversees more than $17 million to help students pursue post-secondary education. These programs support a diverse range of students from young, aspiring musicians to older students returning to upgrade their skills. 

Award deadlines are approaching for the following awards:

Awards for Students Experiencing Financial Need – May 15, 2016

Don and Norine Lowry Awards for Women of Excellence – May 31, 2016

Community Scholarships – June 15, 2016



Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities

By mschoepp on March 18, 2016

The Financial Aid and Awards Office is now accepting applications for the Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities (Value:  $2,000).  Eligible students are invited to submit an application form to the Student and Enrolment Services Office (HA120) by Friday, April 15th.  An internal selection process is used to determine Concordia's nominee.  For more information, please visit Universities Canada website or speak to a Concordia financial aid advisor.

Mattinson Scholarship Application 2016-2017

Nature Canada Award Opportunities

By mschoepp on March 18, 2016

Charles Labatiuk Scholarship


Any student enrolled at an accredited college or university in Canada, in the interdisciplinary study of natural environmental systems (ecosystems), how they operate, how they interact with people, and how people interact with them.

Visit the Nature Canada website for details.  Deadline is May 1st.

2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients

By mschoepp on March 14, 2016

The Financial Aid and Awards Office is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients.  Congratulations!

Concordia General Award Recipients 2015-2016

Concordia Academic Award Recipients 2015-2016


Live Out Scholarship

By mschoepp on March 14, 2016

Can you write an essay?  Then you can apply for a scholarship.

Scholarship Overview

The scholarship is a student award that supports any undergraduate student who is passionate about the outdoors.

Applicants Must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree level course at a recognized Canadian University;
  • Be passionate about the outdoors
  • Submit a 600 word essay based on why your province is the best place to Live Out There 
  • One application per student

Selection process: Selection will be made by Live Out There

Winner will be notified via email no later than: May 31, 2016

Number of awards: *One

Value of award: *$2,000

Deadline: 15th April 2016