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.

We have a wide variety of Student Awards available. You can find out more about each below. Read some tips for applying for Student Awards.

Application Portal

Al Maurer Awards

  • For permanent public service employees working in Edmonton who demonstrate excellence and long-term commitment to their profession.
  • Awards range between $500 to $3,000.
  • Application opens: June 1
  • Application deadline: August 31

Alexandra M. Munn Scholarships and John & Andrea Wallin Awards

  • For Edmonton area students ages 11 to 15 who demonstrate outstanding talent in classical music.
  • Awards range between $500 to $2,000.
  • Application opens: March 18
  • Application deadline: May 15

Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards

  • For Métis students who demonstrate involvement in Métis community and are residents of Alberta.
  • Awards range between $2,000 to $10,000.
  • Application opens: December 31
  • Application deadline: March 31

Charmaine Letourneau Scholarships

  • For Deaf or hard of hearing students who are residents of Alberta.
  • Awards range between $2,000 to $7,000.
  • Application opens: June 1
  • Application deadline: August 31

Don and Norine Lowry Awards for Women of Excellence

  • For women of all ages pursuing studies in the fields of engineering, medicine, dentistry, nursing, water, power, energy, finance, accounting, and safety.
  • Awards range between $1,000 to $5,000.
  • Application opens: March 31
  • Application deadline: May 31

ECF Awards and Bursaries

  • For students from Edmonton and/or northern Alberta with financial need who have a history of community involvement or leadership.
  • Awards range between $1,000 to $6,000.
  • Application opens: March 15
  • Application deadline: May 15

Edmonton Refugee and Emerging Communities Awards

  • For refugees and immigrants, or their children, living in the greater Edmonton area.
  • Awards range between $1,000 to $5,000.
  • Application opens: March 1
  • Application deadline: May 1

Nancy Fairley Scholarship

  • 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.
  • Award of $3,000.
  • Application opens: March 31
  • Application deadline: May 31

Ranald & Vera Shean Memorial Scholarships

  • For students who demonstrate commitment and exceptional talent in studies of violin or piano. The primary criterion is quality of audition.
  • Awards range between $2,000 to $8,000.
  • Application opens: January 1
  • Application deadline: March 31

Winspear Fund Scholarships for Advanced Classical Music

  • For students who are pursuing advanced studies in classical music (instrument or voice) outside of the Edmonton Metropolitan Area.
  • Awards range between $2,000 to $10,000.
  • Application opens: January 1
  • Application deadline: March 31

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

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