Named in honour of Jo-Anne Koch, the first Principal of ABC (Westmount) Charter Public School in Calgary. As a parent of a gifted child, and a long-time educator in Alberta’s publicly-funded schools, Ms. Koch was a tireless advocate for the rights and needs of gifted learners.


One scholarship of $1,500

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person (visa students are not eligible),
  • 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.
  • enrolled full-time in the second or subsequent year of a Bachelor of Science program in Chemical Engineering, Nursing or Social Work at a post-secondary institution in Alberta.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit to Alberta Student Aid:

  • a completed application form, and 
  • a copy of their official post-secondary transcript


Apply for this scholarship between August 1 to October 31.

Selection Process

Selection will be made on the basis of academic achievement in a full-time course load for the previous fall or winter terms. 

Many other scholarships and awards are offered by other organizations – we encourage you to visit Alberta’s public university and college websites to research the scholarships that they offer.

For more information, see Alberta post-secondary institutions.