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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-479-9220.
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:
The application package can be found on Deaf & Hear Alberta website at www.deafandhearalberta.ca. The deadline to apply is May 19, 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
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.
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
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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 Deadline is February 1
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►Deadline: January 15th
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 www.siedmonton.org. Interested applicants must send their completed application form to the Edmonton chapter by email to email@example.com or by mail to:
Soroptimist International Club of Edmonton
c/o 8502 – 80 Ave
Edmonton, AB T6C 0T3
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 DaltonCampAward.ca.
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 www.indspire.ca for more information on how to apply.
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 spiritofvimy.ca
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Students are always welcome to contact Concordia's Financial Aid Advisors for assistance with their student loan documents. Contact us.
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.
Alberta Women’s Science Network is pleased to announce its upcoming 2016-2017 scholarship application is now open for applicants.
If the answer to both questions above is a resounding YES then we want you to apply for the $3,000 AWSN scholarship.
Visit www.awsn.org for more information. Deadline to apply is June 1, 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
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.
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.
The Financial Aid and Awards Office is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients. Congratulations!
The LiveOutThere.com scholarship is a student award that supports any undergraduate student who is passionate about the outdoors.
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