Our graduates are prepared to excel at post-secondary institutions and in their future careers. To aid in financing post-secondary education, several scholarships are available.
Sturgeon Public Schools Scholarship - deadline September 30
A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to all Grade 12 students who qualify.
Sturgeon Public Schools Bursary - deadline September 30
A bursary of $500 is awarded to one student from Sturgeon Composite High School and one student from Redwater High School.
Frank Robinson Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship has been instituted to provide financial help to graduating students in Sturgeon Public Schools who have enrolled in a post secondary institution. The scholarship of $500 will be awarded annually to one student from Redwater School and one student from Sturgeon Composite High School who has met or exceeded specified achievement and enrolment criteria and who is deemed to have provided the greatest amount of support to the school.
External Scholarships - deadline dates may vary from scholarship to scholarship, refer to the applicable application form for specific deadlines
Aimee Ference Scholarship
This $200 scholarship is awarded to a student who has continuous involvement in supporting people with disabilities. Lifeskills teachers determine the candidate.
Alexander Rutherford Scholarship
Scholarships ranging from $300 to $2,500 are awarded to students who achieve a grade of 75% or better in five specified subjects. Applications are continuous and submitted online through the ALIS website.
Alice Klassen Memorial Scholarship
This $600 scholarship is awarded to a Sturgeon Composite High School student who has been a member of the school's concert band, choir, jazz band or small vocal ensemble for at least two years. The successful candidate must be enrolled in post-secondary study within 15 months of graduation.
For more information, visit Student Services at Sturgeon Composite High School.
Blue Cross Scholarship Program
These scholarships range from $750 - $1,500 and are awarded to Alberta students on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Most awards are administered directly through the accredited post-secondary institutions. Application deadlines vary based on institutions.
Canadian Women in Municipal Government Scholarships
This scholarship is open only to young women in any year of study at a Canadian Secondary School. Applicants should be students who are making a contribution to their school’s leadership teams and student councils.
Careers in Child Care for High School Students
For high school students who want to pursue childcare as a career, Alberta Human Services provides a $2,500 High School Child Care Scholarship to attend post-secondary programs in early learning and child care education. Application deadlines are ongoing.
Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation Scholarship
The Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation’s National Citizenship Award and Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships to secondary students across Canada who exhibit exemplary citizenship qualities in their communities through extensive community service, volunteerism and humanitarian causes. Scholarship application is available in December.
Kin Canada Bursaries
Kin Canada Bursaries, a program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund (HREF), awarded 72 deserving students with a $1,000 bursary for their 2015-16 school year. Successful applicants were chosen based on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need.
Maise Metrunec Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a Sturgeon Public Schools graduate who lives in the Town of Gibbons and who has achieved the highest academic average in Grade 12.
Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme
The Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme offers a number of different scholarships. The awards range from $1,000 - $3,000, and each has its own eligibility requirements.
Phi Delta Kappa Future Educator’s Award
$500.00 award offered to a high school student who is entering an education program directly following high school.
RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program
The RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program was created in 1992 to assist aboriginal students to complete post-secondary education and to provide an opportunity for RBC to strengthen its relationship with the aboriginal community. Selected students are awarded $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards tuition, books, supplies and living expenses.
RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship
In recognition of the growing number of Canadian students showing a passion to lead and inspire positive change in their community, we have created the RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship. Fifteen scholarships worth $10,000 will be awarded in three student categories.
Registered Apprenticeship Program Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to recognize the accomplishment of students in the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) and to ensure these students continue to complete their apprenticeship training. Visit your school's Student Services for more information.
Sam Bull Memorial Scholarship
For students pursuing studies in law and political science. Applicants are required to apply for the Sam Bull Memorial Scholarship by contacting the Alberta Indian Investment Corporation office. Students must prepare a 100 to 200 word statement of personal and academic objectives, which should emphasize how their proposed course of study will contribute to First Nation community development in Canada.
Schulich Leader Scholarships
Launched in 2012, this $100 million program funds 50 undergraduate scholarships in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Twenty-five $80,000 scholarships in the field of engineering and 25 $60,000 scholarships for science technology or math degrees. Students must be nominated by their high school and must possess two out of the three criteria: academic leadership, leadership (community, business and entrepreneurial), financial need. Students must also enroll at one of Schulich Leader partner universities. If interested in being nominated please see Ms. Anderson in student services by December 10, 2015.
Scotiabank Customer Contest for Students
A total of $22,000 will be awarded through this program. Must be a Scotiabank customer, yconic member, Canadian citizen and be 13 years or older and be enrolled in a Canadian school.
Senator James Gladstone Memorial Scholarship
For students pursuing studies in business, finance and economics. Applicants are required to apply for the Senator James Gladstone Memorial Scholarship by contacting the Alberta Indian Investment Corporation office. Students must prepare a 100 to 200 word statement of personal and academic objectives which should emphasize how their proposed course of study will contribute to First Nation economic and business development in Canada.
Stacey Levitt Memorial Award
The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award was created in memory and celebration of Stacey’s life by her family through Parachute. This annual high school student award encourages Canadian youth to embody Stacey’s qualities and ideals and Parachute’s overarching goal of a long life lived to the fullest, while maintaining an approach that is rooted in risk management and injury prevention.
Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program aims to honour the spirit of Terry Fox, one of Canada’s greatest heroes, by encouraging Canadian youth who strive to emulate Terry Fox’s courage and determination by providing their communities and those in need with humanitarian service.
This scholarship of $250 is awarded to one Sturgeon Composite High School graduate and one Redwater School graduate who has demonstrated exemplary work habits, have an interest in technology and advancing technology in their education, and is pursuing a post-secondary education in the school year following graduation from high school.