Alberta Scholarships

The Alberta Government through Alberta Student Aid, and in partnership with post-secondary institutions and other community organizations, offers a suite of scholarships and awards to encourage and reward the excellence of Alberta students.

For most scholarships and awards, an application or a nomination process is required. Research your options because in some instances, you may even be eligible for more than one scholarship or award.

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:

To learn more, browse the Alberta Scholarships and Awards list:

Tiessen Foundation Broadcast Scholarship

This scholarship was created to recognize an outstanding Alberta high school student and to encourage and assist students with the pursuit of post-secondary studies at a broadcast institution in Canada.

Value:

One scholarship of $750

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, or legal guardian has maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least twelve (12) consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies and be residing in Alberta, or
    - Alberta is the last place the student has lived for twelve (12) consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies, or
    - the student's spouse/partner is an Alberta resident.
  • graduate from an Alberta high school in the current academic year, and
  • be enrolled full-time in the upcoming academic year, at any recognized post-secondary institution in Canada offering degree or diploma programs in broadcasting such as TV, radio and broadcast engineering.

Students must apply in the year they graduate from high school. Students may only apply once for this scholarship.

Application Process:

Applicants must:

• complete an application form,
• include a maximum 750 word essay outlining their interest and pursuit in the field of broadcasting, and
• attach a letter of support from a teacher.

The scholarship will be issued after Alberta Student Aid confirms full-time enrolment in post-secondary institution.

Selection Process:

Recipients will be selected based on the application, essay and letter of support.

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: