Alberta Scholarships

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

China-Alberta Award for Excellence in Chinese

This scholarship is a collaborative scholarship program supported by the Education Office of the Consulate-General of The People’s Republic of China in Vancouver and Alberta Education. The award was created in 2013 from contributions by the Education Office in the Consulate General of The People’s Republic of China in Vancouver and the Government of Alberta to facilitate Chinese language and culture promotion in Alberta.



Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant 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
    - was married to an Alberta resident immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies.
  • have taken high school Chinese Language and Culture Program 10 and 20 and currently be enrolled or have completed level 30,
  • have obtained an average of 80% in all courses,
  • have obtained a minimum average of 90% in Chinese Language and Culture 10 and 20, and
  • be currently enrolled in Grade 12.

Application Process:

To learn more about these awards and access the application form:

Application - China Alberta Award for Excellence in Chinese

You must supply your transcript which must have an official signature or seal indicating the transcript paper is issued by your school/institution. Photocopies and/or faxed copies will not be accepted.

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Selection Process:

The recipient will be selected by a committee designated by Alberta Education who will review each student’s marks, a two paragraph essay and a teacher and/or school recommendation.

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: