Alberta Scholarships

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

Tiessen Foundation Broadcast Scholarship

This award 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.



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 award.

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 application for this award is not available. Check back in early August. 

Selection Process:

Selection members chosen by the Tiessen Foundation will select recipients.

Applicants will be short-listed based on their Grade 12 academic average using the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship criteria. Copies of the top ten applications will be forwarded to the selection members who will review the applications and select the recipient 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: