Alberta Scholarships

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

Anna and John Kolesar Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honours the memory of Anna and John Kolesar, the parents of Dr. Henry Kolesar, Deputy Minister of Alberta Advanced Education from 1976 to 1987. Longtime residents of the Millet area, the Kolesars were lifelong advocates of the importance of higher education, providing encouragement and support to all who chose academic pursuits. Originally from Hungary, Anna and John Kolesar arrived in Alberta in 1927, contributing much to their community and province in the many years they lived in Millet. Upon his retirement in 1987, Dr. Kolesar initiated the scholarship with a generous endowment that was supported by contributions from friends and colleagues.

Value:

One award of $1,500

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants 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 graduating from an Alberta high school in the current academic year,
• be from a family where neither parent obtained a university degree, and
• be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a program of study in an Alberta publicly funded post-secondary institution in a Faculty of Education.

Selection Process:

The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic excellence as calculated from the final standings received in three subjects as recorded on an Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement. The subjects include:
- One of: English 30, English 30-1, 30-2 or Français 30, 30-2, and,
- Any two of the following:

• Pure Mathematics 30 • Biology 30
• Applied Mathematics 30 • Chemistry 30
• Mathematics 31 • Physics 30
• Science 30 • Social Studies 30, 30-1 or 30-2
• Mathematics 30-1, or 30-2 • Or a language at the Grade 12 level other than the one used above

In the event of a tie the applicant with the highest average of Diploma Examination marks for the qualifying courses will be selected.

Application Process:

Students must submit completed application forms to Alberta Student Aid. 

Applicants will be notified of the status of their application in September. The award will be issued in November after Alberta Student Aid confirms the recipient’s full-time enrolment in a Faculty of Education.

 

Many other scholarships and awards are offered by other organizations – and we encourage you to 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: