Scholarships and Loans
Student Aid Alberta - Lots of information on this site for Alberta students seeking scholarships!
Alexander RUTHERFORD Scholarship - Receive up to $2500 based on your average (which includes option courses!) in grades 10,11 and 12. Apply in August and receive your cheque in early October (generally) of your first post-secondary semester. Even if you take a gap year, you are still eligible for these funds! Don't forget to take 7 minutes out of your day and APPLY online for this funding!
2019-2020 Funding Guide - This guide (updated every year) has all of the information you need to complete the Student Loan application form for post-secondary studies. The guide includes information about grant funding as well.
Student Grant Estimator - Fill in this very quick calculator to determine how much you may receive in GRANTS (that's free money, not a loan!) from the Canadian government.
ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS - This list, lovingly procured and updated by YOUR Career Practitioner is definitely worth a read!
Livingstone Range School Division scholarships - There are typically 3 distinct scholarships administered by LRSD Central Office. The application deadline for these three scholarships is mid May - with more details available in Spring.
- Livingston Macleod Association Bursary Fund ($2,000 for grade 12 graduates pursuing a career in the trades with training at Olds College, Lethbridge College, SAIT and NAIT (if unavailable at SAIT)
- ENMAX Environmental Leadership Scholarship ($1,000 for grade 12 graduates with 65% GPA who are pursuing environmental studies)
- Dr. Lloyd Cavers Scholarship ($1,000 for a grade 12 graduate who is nominated by his/her LRSD school in recognition of their leadership and community activities. All nominees not selected for the award receive $200.00 in recognition of the students' distinct contributions.
Scholarships Canada - You can create a profile and this website will match you with potential scholarships. It takes time to sort through the list, but it could pay off in big dollars!
Scholar Tree - Similar to Scholarships Canada; create a profile and review scholarship suggestions based on your personal information.
RESP information in 3 minutes! This YouTube video may be of interest if you are looking for quick information about the Registered Education Savings Program. Taking advantage of the up to $7200.00 in government contributions is a great way to help a student save for post secondary education. The government of Canada provides further information about Using your RESP when it's time to start withdrawing funds for your student's post-secondary studies.
Higher Ed Points Students and graduates can convert loyalty points through HigherEdPoints in $250 increments to make tuition payments or to pay back student loans. Parents, relatives and friends can also use their loyalty program points to help students pay back their loans.