Alberta Scholarships

Scholarships and awards in this listing are offered by the Government of Alberta and administered by Student Aid Alberta.

Laurence Decore Awards for Student Leadership

The Laurence Decore Award for Student Leadership honours Mr. Laurence Decore, former Edmonton mayor and leader of the Alberta Liberal Party.

The original proposal for the Student Leadership Awards was initiated by the Alberta College & Technical Institute Student Executive Council (ACTISEC). The Awards are intended to recognize post-secondary students who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and leadership to fellow students and to their community.

Value:

$1,000

Eligibility Criteria:

A nominee must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person (visa students are not eligible),
  • be an Alberta resident, and to be considered an Alberta resident one of the following conditions must apply:
    • one parent must currently be residing in Alberta, or
    • Alberta is the last place the student has lived for twelve (12) consecutive months before being a full-time student, or
    • is married to an Alberta resident before the start of the qualifying year of study.
  • be currently enrolled full-time (a minimum 60% course load) in an undergraduate program at an eligible school in Alberta,
  • be involved in either student government or student societies, clubs or organizations, or involved in student organizations at the provincial or national level or in non-profit community organizations,
  • be selected by a Selection Committee at the school.

Selection Process:

Each post-secondary institution is responsible for establishing a Selection Committee to review applications.

The Selection Committee will forward the names of successful candidates to Student Aid Alberta no later than February 15, 2017.

Application Process:

Include with your nomination form:

  1. A detailed description of your involvement and accomplishments in student government or student societies, clubs or organizations, or student organizations at the provincial or national level or in non-profit community organizations, and
  2. A related letter of reference.

Many other scholarships and awards are offered by other organizations – and we encourage you to speak with a funding advisor or visit Alberta’s university and college websites to research the scholarships that they offer. For a listing of Alberta’s public post-secondary institutions, visit: