Students are advised to check the Daily Student Bulletin and the Awards Bulletin Board at their school regularly for updated information, as new scholarships are announced frequently.
Detailed scholarship information and application forms can be found in the Counselling Department at each high school. Applications for specific scholarships are available from the Scholarship Coordinator.
Students should complete the following general application to qualify for a number of awards, detailed within the form:
CCSD General Application with List of Awards (Electronic Version)
Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth Scholarship
ENMAX Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) Scholarship Application
ENMAX Environmental Scholarship Application
Kerry Dyte Educational Scholarship
Mary Ngo Family Bursary
St. Pius X Scholarship
Calgary Italian Sportswomen’s Dinner Association
Violet Richardson Award
Please remember that incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications are usually not accepted beyond the specified deadlines. Remember that dates are subject to change and it is the student’s responsibility to confirm these well in advance. Some deadlines refer to "posted by" a certain date other providers want "received by" a certain date.
Do not leave scholarship applications to the last minute. Most are quite complex and involve portfolios, letters of recommendation and summary data. Plan to work a minimum of one to two hours on each application. Keep copies of all your applications as similar requests may be made on other scholarship forms.
Most scholarship applications require a Social Insurance Number. Apply for a SIN now if you do not have one.
Check the following websites for other Canadian scholarship information:
Alberta Learning Information Services
Alexander Rutherford Scholarships for High School Achievement
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
The Calgary Foundation
The KCCFA Derek Wandzura Memorial Scholarship
The Miller Thomson Foundation
The Paul Pawel Pawlicki Memorial Award
St. Mary's University College
St. Peter's CWL Education Bursary
Please note: For information purposes only. The CCSD does not assume responsibility for awards that are not directly given under its jurisdiction.
Scholarships and bursaries are awarded based on several criteria. The most common are academic achievement, citizenship qualities and financial need. Some awards are based on one, two or all three criteria. The following descriptions will be helpful in determining your eligibility:
Academic Achievement refers to your overall final average or, in some instances, your final mark in a particular group of subjects.
Citizenship Qualities takes into consideration your extracurricular activities, both in and out of school (e.g. clubs, teams, organizations) and your overall contribution to the school.
Financial Need is based on a family’s ability to contribute financially to further education.
A scholarship is a monetary award given to a student primarily on the basis of academic standing. Leadership and citizenship are often considered.
A Bursary is a monetary award given to a student who has attained a certain level of achievement and is in need of financial assistance to continue their education.
A prize is given in recognition of some specific superior accomplishment. Prizes may be in the form of such things as books, plaques, subscriptions or money.
A loan is advanced on the understanding that the money will be repaid upon the completion of one’s studies. The federal and provincial governments both provide student loan plans. Some financial institutions also offer student loan plans.