Scholarship Success for Concordia Student

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 

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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

Student Loan Repayment Sessions

By mschoepp on March 9, 2016

Are your graduating?  Do you have government student loans to repay?  Do you want to know what happens next?

The National Student Loan Service Centre (NSLSC) provides repayment sessions to help student loan borrowers understand the options for repaying their student loans.  

On-Campus Session:  Thursday, March 24th, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. in Room CE308 (Ralph King Athletic Centre)  Presenter:  Ms. Violet Reid (NSLSC regional rep)

Webinars:  Register for a date and time that works best for you.



Saint John’s Legacy Foundation Scholarship Opportunity

By mschoepp on March 8, 2016

Check out this scholarship opportunity!

  • Academic achievement is defined as having at least a B equivalent in previous years of post secondary studies demonstrated by official transcripts. Students must have successfully completed at least one year of post secondary studies.
  • As well a description of experiences outside of academics including employment, volunteering, sports and/or wilderness adventure should be included with the application. Be certain to include the ACTIVITY SUMMARY with your application.
  • Students must have successfully completed at least one year of post secondary studies.

Scholarships range on average from $500 to $3500.  Deadline to apply:  May 19th


March is Fraud Prevention Month

By mschoepp on March 7, 2016

Fraud Prevention Month is an annual public awareness campaign held in March that works to prevent Canadians from 
becoming victims of fraud by helping them recognize, reject and report it.  Educate yourself by visiting the Competition Bureau Website.

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Student of the Year Award 2015-2016

By Marketing on February 29, 2016

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 available 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 Application 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, 2016.  Questions?  Contact Financial Aid and Awards at or 780-479-9220. 

Scholarship Opportunity for Lutheran Students

By mschoepp on February 22, 2016

Bethesda, in partnership with the Bethesda Auxiliary, is accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-17 academic year for Lutheran high school, college and seminary students with a career objective in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

We will award 10 scholarships:

  • Four $3,000 awards for current college students
  • Two $3,000 awards for seminary students
  • Four $500 awards for high school seniors

The application deadline is May 1, 2016. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and be active, communicant members of a Lutheran congregation. Other application requirements include documentation of volunteer or paid service to people with developmental disabilities, an essay and letters of recommendation.

We will announce recipients in July. Awards will be directly applied to school fees at private or public four-year, post secondary institutions.

Click this link or go to and share with those who may be interested. If you have any questions, contact Barb Schultz at 800-383-8743, ext. 4427, or email

CRISP – Student Paper Competition

By mschoepp on February 10, 2016

Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership (CRISP)   STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION


The Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership (CRISP) is comprised of traffic safety and injury prevention stakeholders within the Edmonton Capital Region. CRISP shares resources and expertise to implement on-going, collaborative, and integrated intersection safety initiatives to reduce the frequency and severity of intersection collisions in the capital region. Initiatives involve integration of education, engineering, and enforcement strategies, and targets four priorities: red light violations, pedestrian safety, speed and high crash locations. For more information visit

CRISP Student Paper Competition

CRISP is pleased to launch a Student Paper Competition for the 2014-2015 academic year. The purpose is to recognize outstanding contributions from individual students at Edmonton based post secondary schools with a focus on improving traffic safety. Student papers can include current research, literature reviews, theoretical arguments, or case studies. Areas of focus and study can include, but are not limited to:

  •           Intersection Design
  •           Injury Prevention
  •           Policy Development
  •           Community Mobilization
  •           Enforcement
  •           Driver Behavior

Deadline for Submission

February 26, 2016


The first place winner receives a $2,500 award, second runner up receives $1,250and third place winner receives $750. In addition, all three winners will receive a full registration to the Urban Traffic Safety Conference.

Award Announcement Date

Winners will be announced and awarded during Edmonton’s 8th Annual International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety scheduled for April 2016.


Author(s) must be enrolled as a student for at least one term in the 2015-2016 academic year at an Edmonton based post secondary school.

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