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 2,000 students. We provide more than $1.2 million in student grants annually.

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

  • Awards generally range between $2,000-$10,000.
  • For Métis students who are residents of Alberta.
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  • Awards generally range between $1,000-$8,000.
  • For accomplished Edmonton area students who will study classical music outside Alberta.
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  • 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 generally range between $1,000-$6,000.
  • For students from Edmonton and/or northern Alberta with financial need who have a history of community involvement or leadership.
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  • Awards generally range from $300 to $1,000.
  • For Edmonton area students ages 11 to 15 who demonstrate outstanding talent in classical music.
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  • Awards generally range from $1,000-$2,000.
  • For refugees and immigrants from Emerging Communities living in the greater Edmonton area.
  • Edmonton Refugee and Emerging Community (EREC) Awards is managed by the Africa Centre.
  • Click here for more information.

May 31 Annual Deadline

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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August 31 Annual Deadline

  • Awards generally range between $500-$2,500.
  • For public service employees working in Edmonton who demonstrate excellence and long-term commitment to their profession.
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  • Awards generally range from $2,000 to $5,000.
  • For Deaf or hard of hearing students who are residents of Alberta.
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For more information about Student Awards, contact our staff at studentawards@ecfoundation.org or by phone at 780-426-0015.

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