Student Awards

Financial circumstances shouldn’t be a barrier to post-secondary education. That’s why ECF offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to help students with financial need achieve their post-secondary goals.

Our Student Awards help you reduce the amount of debt you take on, whether you’re just getting started or are halfway through your program. Since 1989, we have provided millions of dollars to more than 1,200 students.

One student, Naomi Rau, received Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards (BBMA) in 2006-2009. The scholarships helped Naomi finish her Bachelor of Commerce degree in four years without having to take time off to work to afford tuition. After graduating from the University of Calgary with a major in International Business, Naomi started her career as a Business Improvement Analyst. Now Naomi is giving back to the program that gave her the financial security she needed. In 2010, She established the Rau Family BBMA Fund to help other students pursue their post-secondary dreams. Click here to watch a video about Naomi’s story.

The BBMAs are just one of many Student Awards available. You can find out more about each below. Before applying, please click here and read the Tips for Applying for Student Awards.

March 31 Annual Deadline

Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards

  • Awards generally range between $2,000-$10,000.
  • For Métis students who are residents of Alberta.
  • Click here for more information.

Winspear Fund Scholarships for Advanced Classical Music

  • Awards generally range between $1,000-$8,000.
  • For accomplished Edmonton area students who will study classical music outside Alberta.
  • Click here for more information.

Ranald & Vera Shean Memorial Scholarships

  • Awards generally range between $1,000-$5,000.
  • For students from Edmonton or Northern Alberta who are pursuing classical music study of violin or piano.
  • Click here for more information.

May 15 Annual Deadline

Awards for Students Experiencing Financial Need

  • Awards generally range between $2,000-$5,000.
  • For students in financial need who have attended school in Edmonton at some point between kindergarten and Grade 12. These awards include:
    • Rose Margaret King Merit Awards
    • Don Howden & Jane Squire Howden Awards
    • Teri Taylor-Tunski Awards
  • Click here for more information.

*Applicants only need to fill out one application to be considered for all three awards.

Alexandra M. Munn Scholarships and John & Andrea Wallin Awards

  • Size and number of awards may vary.
  • For Edmonton area students ages 11 to 15 who demonstrate outstanding talent in classical music.
  • Click here for more information.

Edmonton Refugee and Emerging Communities Awards

  • Edmonton Refugee and Emerging Community (EREC) Awards is a program of the Africa Centre
  • In 2017 there will be 10 awards of $2,000 each.
  • To “enhance the quality of life for refugees and members of Emerging Communities living in greater Edmonton by supporting education that will increase their ability to: a) obtain employment in their chosen field, or b) pursue further educational opportunities at a post-secondary level.”
  • Click here for more information.

May 31 Annual Deadline

Nancy Fairley Scholarship

  • Award of $3,000.
  • For Edmonton public or Catholic students enrolled in a full International Baccalaureate (IB) program in their final year of high school. Students must be nominated by their IB English 30 teacher.
  • Click here for more information.

Don and Norine Lowry Awards for Women of Excellence

  • Awards generally range between $1,000-$5,000.
  • For women of all ages pursuing studies in the fields of water, power, finance, energy, accounting, healthcare, safety, and/or community relations.
  • Click here for more information.

June 15 Annual Deadline

Community Scholarships

  • Awards generally range between $1,000-$4,000.
  • For students from Edmonton and/or Northern Alberta with financial need who have a history of community involvement or leadership.
  • Click here for more information.

August 31 Annual Deadline

Al Maurer Awards

  • Awards generally range between $500-$2,500.
  • For public service employees working in Edmonton who demonstrate excellence and long-term commitment to their profession.
  • Click here for more information.

Charmaine Letourneau Scholarships

  • Size and number of awards may vary.
  • For Deaf or hard of hearing students who are residents of Alberta.
  • Click here for more information.

For more information about Student Awards, contact our staff at studentawards@ecfoundation.org or by phone at 780-426-0015.

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