Alberta Scholarships Deadlines

The Government of Alberta offers various scholarships and awards to recognize outstanding student accomplishments, contribution and achievements. It’s a good idea to start to apply early. Many scholarships and awards have annual deadlines - and some have fall/winter session deadlines.

Alberta's scholarships and awards are made available either by:

1. Student Application, or 
2. Nomination of Recipients & Selection

Note: For nominated scholarships and awards, students must inquire about their school's/sponsoring organization's posted application deadline. The student's application deadline typically falls several months before the nomination deadline in place for the school/sponsoring organization to submit their nominations to Student Aid.

Deadlines

The deadlines for submitting completed applications and supporting documents required to apply for Alberta scholarships and awards varies according to each scholarship and award. Follow the instructions regarding submission, supporting documents and deadline dates provided on each application.

Please refer to the following two charts to find out when and how you need to submit:

Student Scholarships & Awards 

Student must complete and submit the application:

April (3 Deadlines)

Deadline Scholarships & Awards
Apr 1 Jo-Anne Koch Action For Bright Children (Calgary) Society Awards
Apr 30 China-Alberta Award for Excellence in Chinese
Apr 30 Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Bursary
Nominated award. Students must contact NADC for the application deadlines.

May (1 Deadlines)

Deadline Scholarships & Awards
May 15 Charles S. Noble Scholarships for Study at Harvard
Students must submit their applications to Harvard College by May 15.

June (8 Deadlines)

Deadline Scholarships & Awards
Jun 1 Alberta Centennial Scholarships
Selected from recipients of Premier's Citizenship Awards. High schools must submit their nominations by June 1.
Jun 1 Dr. Robert and Anna Shaw Citizenship Award
Jun 1 Helen and George Kilik Scholarship
Jun 1 Premier's Citizenship Awards
Students must contact their school to inquire about how to apply and the posted application deadline. High schools must submit their nominations by June 1.
Jun 1 Queen's Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal
Selected from recipients of Premier's Citizenship Awards. High schools must submit their nominations by June 1.
Jun 30 Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarships
Jun 30 Alberta Pre-Apprentice Scholarships
Jun 30 Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)/ Career and Technology Studies (CTS) Scholarships

October (5 Deadlines)

Deadline Scholarships & Awards
Oct 31 Persons Case Scholarship
Oct 1 Earl and Countess of Wessex - World Championships in Athletics Scholarship
Oct 1 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Scholarship
Applications and information on deadline dates are available from Advancing Futures Bursary (AFB). AFB to submit their nominations by Oct 1.
Oct 7 Northern Student Teacher Bursary
Deadline is to submit applications to Alberta Education.
Oct 31 Canadian Oil Sands Network for Research and Development (CONRAD) Scholarship

November (1 Deadlines)

Deadline Scholarships & Awards
Nov 15 Fellowship for Full-time Studies in French

Nominated Scholarships & Awards 

School/supporting organization must nominate applicants and process applications on behalf of students.

Please Note! For nominated scholarships and awards, students are advised to inquire with the sponsoring organizations or Student Awards/Graduate Students offices at their schools about how to apply, the selection process and the school's/sponsoring organization's posted application deadlines.

January (2 Deadlines)

Deadline Scholarships & Awards
Jan 20 Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) – FNMI
NADC must submit nominations to Student Aid by Jan 20.
Jan 31 Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship - Study Outside Alberta
Students must submit their applications to Student Aid by Jan 31.

February (7 Deadlines)

Deadline Scholarships & Awards
Feb 1 Graduate Student Scholarship
Students must contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies at participating post-secondary institutions to inquire about the posted application deadline. Schools must submit their nominations by Feb 1.
Feb 1 Jason Lang Scholarship - Winter Term
Students must contact the Student Awards Offices at participating post-secondary institutions to inquire about the posted application deadline. Schools must submit nominations to Student Aid by Feb 1.
Feb 1 Jimmie Condon Athletic Scholarship - Winter Term
Nominated by individual coaches at post-secondary institutions. Students must contact their coaches to inquire about the application deadline.
Feb 1 Prairie Baseball Academy Scholarships
Students are nominated by the Prairie Baseball Academy. Students must contact the academy to inquire about the posted application deadline. The academy must submit nominations to Student Aid by Feb 1.
Feb 15 Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship
Students must submit their completed application to the Student Awards Office at their school by the posted application deadline. Schools must submit nominations to Student Aid by February 15.
Feb 15 Languages In Teacher Education Scholarship
Contact the Student Awards Office for the posted deadline for nominating candidates. Awards Offices must submit nominations to Student Aid by February 15.
Feb 15 Laurence Decore Awards for Student Leadership
Students must submit completed applications directly to Student Awards Offices at their schools by the posted application deadline. Awards Offices must submit nominations to Student Aid by February 15.

June (1 Deadlines)

Deadline Scholarships & Awards
Jun 1 Theodore R. Campbell Scholarship
Recipients are selected by the Office of the Registrar at University nuhelot’ine thaiyots’i nistameyimakanak Blue Quills. The application deadline is Jun 1.

July (1 Deadlines)

Deadline Scholarships & Awards
Jul 1 WorldSkills Legacy Scholarships
Students are nominated by Skills Canada Alberta in June. World Skills must submit their nominations by July 1.

September (3 Deadlines)

Deadline Scholarships & Awards
Sep 1 Adult High School Equivalency Scholarships - Fall Term
Students must contact the Student Awards Offices at their schools to inquire about the posted application deadline. Awards Offices must submit nominations to Student Aid by Sept 1.
Sep 30 Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarships - In Province
Students must contact the Student Awards Offices at their schools to inquire about the posted application deadline. Awards Offices must submit nominations to Student Aid by Sept 30.
Sep 30 Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary
Students must contact the Student Awards Offices at their schools to inquire about the posted application deadline. Award Offices must submit nominations to Student Aid by Sept 30.

October (6 Deadlines)

Deadline Scholarships & Awards
Oct 1 Charles S. Noble Junior Football Scholarships
Students must be nominated by Alberta Junior Football teams. Students must contact their teams to inquire about the posted application deadline. Teams must submit nominations to Student Aid by Oct 1.
Oct 15 David Johnston Law Scholarship
Students must contact the Awards Offices at their law school to inquire about the post application deadline. Law schools must submit nominiations to Student Aid by Oct 15.
Oct 15 Graduate Citizenship Award
Deadline is for students to submit application forms to the Graduate Student Association (GSA) office at their school. The GSA must submit nominations to Student Aid by Nov 15.
Oct 15 Jason Lang Scholarship - Fall Term
Students must contact the Student Awards Offices at participating post-secondary institutions to inquire about the posted application deadline. Awards Offices must submit nominations to Student Aid by Oct 15.
Oct 15 Jimmie Condon Athletic Scholarship - Fall Term
Nominated by individual coaches at post-secondary institutions. Students must contact their coaches to inquire about the posted application deadline. Coaches must nominations by Oct 15.
Oct 15 Lois Hole Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship
Students are selected by Student Awards Offices. Deadline applies to Athabasca University, MacEwan University, Mount Royal University and University of Alberta. The schools must submit their nominations by Oct 15.

November (2 Deadlines)

Deadline Scholarships & Awards
Nov 15 Lois Hole Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship
Students are selected by the Student Awards Office at the University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge. The schools must submit their nominations by Nov 15.
Nov 30 Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Bursary Partnerships Program
Applications must be submitted to the NADC by Nov 30.

December (4 Deadlines)

Deadline Scholarships & Awards
Dec 1 Adult High School Equivalency Scholarships - Winter Term
Students must contact their schools for the posted application deadlines. Schools must submit their nominations to Student Aid Alberta by Dec 1.
Dec 1 Charles S. Noble Junior Hockey Scholarships
Students must be nominated by Junior Hockey Teams in Alberta. Contact your team about posted application deadlines. The hockey teams must submit their nominations to Student Aid by Dec 1.
Dec 1 Grant MacEwan United World College Scholarships
Students must submit their applications for 2017-18 to Pearson College (United World College) by Dec 1.
Dec 15 Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Bursary
Students must submit their applications to the NADC by Nov 30. NADC must submit nominations to Student Aid by Dec 15.

Submitting Applications

Any mailed documents must be postmarked no later than midnight of a given deadline. In the event that a deadline falls on a statutory holiday or weekend, the effective deadline will be the next business day.

Applicant reported/uploaded grades are verified against official grades from the school or examination board. Should significant discrepancies or irregularities arise, applicants may be required to provide an explanation at any point.