Alberta Scholarships

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

Dr. Robert and Anna Shaw Citizenship Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honour of Dr. Robert and Anna Shaw, pioneers in the Sexsmith area. Dr. and Mrs. Shaw are remembered for their many volunteer commitments to the community including serving on the local Board of Trade, Town Council, School Board, teaching Sunday School and substituting for the minister. They were both willing to provide whatever assistance was needed to help people with their problems.

The Dr. Robert and Anna Shaw Citizenship scholarship recognizes the academic and leadership accomplishments of students graduating from Sexsmith Secondary School entering the fields of agriculture, engineering, fine arts or the trades.


Three awards of $500 available

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 Sexsmith Secondary School in the current academic year,
• plan to enrol or be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program related to agriculture, engineering, fine arts or the trades,
• demonstrate a high academic standing in their Grade 12 year, and
• demonstrate outstanding qualities in the areas of leadership, community spirit, involvement in extracurricular activities and a commitment to place the welfare of others above their own needs.

Application Process:

Applicants must submit the following:

Students will be notified of the status of their application in September and the awards are issued in November after Alberta Student Aid confirms full-time enrolment of the successful candidates. 

Selection Process:

The selection members will select recipients on the basis of demonstrated leadership, community involvement and participation in extracurricular activities.

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: