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Alberta Scholarships

Joe P Cardinal Bursary/Internship Award
Aboriginal Multi Media Society (AMMSA)

AMMSA is pleased to offer an annual Bursary/Internship Award to an Aboriginal student to further their education in communications specializing in broadcasting and/or journalism. This Bursary is intended to assist students in the 2nd or subsequent years of a degree program in radio broadcasting or journalism.

The Bursary is named to honour Joe P. Cardinal, Elder, AMMSA Board Member and leader who believed communications was key to greater understanding between people and cultures.

Applicants MUST:
Be First Nations, Inuit or Métis, hold permanent Canadian resident status and have in Alberta
Be enrolled in the 2nd year (or beyond) of a Canadian post secondary Journalism or Radio & Television Arts Program or Equivalent Certified Training Program (as recognized by Alberta Learning) and be able to produce a transcript of grades from the 1st year
Be available to participate in a 4 week internship program at AMMSA at the completion of the school year. (There is an opportunity for the internship to be extended to a 4 month paid internship.)
Be interested in acting as an ambassador for the broadcast industry and serving as a role model for other Aboriginal people to encourage them to pursue careers in broadcasting

Guidelines:
One bursary valued at $4,000 will be awarded each year. This award may be applied to academic and/or living costs. An additional $1,000 will be awarded to the student for their participation in the AMMSA Internship program.

Bursary recipients are eligible for continued scholarship awards each year they continue in the approved programs in the amount of $2,500 annually to a maximum of $10,000

Application Form:
Click here for word document

Selection Committee:
The management team of AMMSA will grade each application on the criteria outlined

Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2014

Please submit to
Carol Russ
AMMSA Bursary Selection Committee
13245 - 146 Street
Edmonton, AB T5L 4S8

Fax: 780-455-7639

Email: news@ammsa.com


Northern Alberta Development Council

Application deadline: April 30

Are you interested in living and working in northern
Alberta? If so, consider applying for one of the NADC Bursaries offered each
year to Alberta students. Bursaries are offered to students in a wide range of
programs including education, technical programs, health, business and social
services. Bursaries are valued at $6,000, with some specialty bursaries for
certain occupations valued at $9,000 and $12,000.  For more information visit our website at www.benorth.ca  Upon graduation, recipients live and work for one year
within the Northern Alberta Development Council boundary. Applicants must be
Alberta residents based on Students Finance regulations. Applicants must also
be within two years of completing their program. Students receive a maximum of
two bursaries.

Applications are available online: www.benorth.ca

OR:

Northern Alberta Development Council
Postal Bag 900-14
Peace River, Alberta T8S 1T4

780-624-6545 (toll-free first dial 310-0000)

Email: nadc.bursary@gov.ab.ca



ATCO Pipelines Aboriginal Education Awards Program

The
ATCO Pipelines Aboriginal Educational Awards Program is aimed at
supporting Aboriginal students from First Nations and Métis communities
in close proximity to our facilities. Successful applicants will
demonstrate a balanced lifestyle and commitment in the pursuit of
education. These awards, bursaries and scholarships are awarded to
select students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be
role models in their schools and communities.

Since the program was launched in 2011, this program has seen 74 students from across the province receive awards.

There are three different awards available:

  • Merit Awards - merit awards of $500 to be granted each year;
    Must
    be attending High School (completing grades 10-12); Maximum one award
    per applicant per calendar year; Must re-apply to be considered for
    subsequent years 

  • Bursaries - bursaries
    of $1,000 to be granted each year; Must be registered in a recognized
    trade/community/technical college diploma or certificate program;
    Preference will be given to those enrolled in a program relating to the
    natural gas industry;
    Maximum one award per applicant per calendar year; Must re-apply to be
    considered for subsequent years 

  • Scholarships
    - scholarships of $1,500 to be awarded each year; Must be registered in
    a university program intended to lead to a bachelor or graduate degree;
    Preference will be given to
    those enrolled in a program relating to the natural gas industry;
    Maximum one award per applicant per calendar year; Must re-apply to be
    considered for subsequent years

ELIGIBILITY

All
applicants must be enrolled full-time in a secondary or post-secondary
educational program, be Canadian citizens of Aboriginal ancestry and
originate from within 50km of ATCO Pipelines facilities. ATCO employees
and/or their children will not be considered for these awards.

HOW TO APPLY

Downloadable Application Form (pdf )

The deadline to submit an application is August 1st annually. Applications received after that date will not be considered during the review and selection process.

The following information must ALL be included in the application package in order to be regarded for any one of these awards:

  • A completed application form 

  • One reference letter from a teacher, faculty member, employer or community leader 

  • A short essay (minimum 250 words) describing why you are a suitable candidate for the award 

  • Proof of enrollment for the upcoming semester in a secondary or post-secondary institution

  • Transcripts from a secondary and/or post-secondary institution in which you are currently enrolled

Mail or deliver completed application packages, and direct official transcripts, to:

Corporate Communications
ATCO Pipelines
#1300, 909 – 11th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB  T2R 1L8

Website: http://www.atcopipelines.com/Community/Aboriginal-Education-Awards-Program

SELECTION

All
applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of
representatives from various departments within ATCO Pipelines.
Committees will be established each year specifically to review
candidate submissions for this program.

Poster: http://www.atcopipelines.com/Community/Documents/Ab_Awards_Poster_FINAL.pdf


The Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards

Value: $2,000 - $9,000

If you are a Métis residing in Alberta and need financial help to pursue your education or upgrade your skills, a Belcourt Brosseau Métis Award can help you take the next step. It will give you the opportunity to continue your education by covering a portion of your tuition costs.

Deadline: March 31

For more information call: 1-866-626-0015

Web site: www.bbma.ca


AltaLink Aboriginal Scholarship Program

This scholarship program is designed to recognize
leaders in the Aboriginal community by offering eight scholarships to
Aboriginal students attending post-secondary institutions. Two eligible
students from each of Treaty 6, 7, 8 and the Métis community in Alberta will be
awarded with a $1,000 scholarship. 

ELIGIBILITY:
To
be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary
institution and:

  • Treaty applicants must be born in
    Alberta. 
  • Métis
    applicants must either be a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta Association
    or an Alberta Métis Settlement or must have been living in Alberta for
    at least the past three months with a Métis membership card from another
    province. 

HOW TO ENTER:
Application forms are available online at www.altalink.ca/Aboriginalscholarships
and may be submitted by email or by mail to the address below. A transcript,
either official or unofficial, and a photocopy of your status card must be
submitted for the application to be considered. The deadline for receipt of the
completed application is October 15.

ATTN: Kim Greenstein-Stark
AltaLink
2611 3rd Ave SE
Calgary AB, T2A 7W7
Kim.Greenstein-Stark@AltaLink.ca


Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Scholarships for Aboriginal Students

Closing date: September 20

Value: Varies ($375 - $1,250 depending on institution)

Number of Awards: Three

Applicants must be Registered Indian, Inuit or Metis and must have been residentsm of Alberta during their previous year of study. Applicants must have just completed their final year of high school and be entering into the first year of post-secondary studies at an accredited Alberta post-secondary institution.

Applicants will be evaluated based on the results as shown on their Alberta Education High School transcript. The top five courses with a minimum five credit value will be averaged to determine a percentage score. Financial need and community involvement will also be evaluated in determining the recipients of the scholarship.
Students will be ineligible if receiving more than $3,500 in other scholarships or bursaries for the current academic year.

Field of Study: Any full time program of two or more years duration.

Accredited Institutions: Alberta College of Art & Design, Ambrose University College, Athabasca University, Augustana University College (U of A), Blue Quills First Nations College, Bow Valley College, Canadian University College, Concordia University College, Fairview College (NAIT), Grande Prairie Regional College Keyano College, King's University College, The, Lakeland College, Lethbridge College , MacEwan College, Maskwachees Cultural College, Medicine Hat College, Mount Royal College, NAIT, NorQuest College Northern Lakes College, Olds College, Old Sun Community College, Portage College, Red Deer College, SAIT, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge

Applications should be sent to:

Alberta Blue Cross
Corporate Offices
10009-108 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5J 3C5
Fax: (780) 498-8096

web site: www.ab.bluecross.ca


Andy Collins Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements
 
Applicant mus te of Aboriginal ancestry within Zone II Metis Nation of Alberta regional boundaries
 
Entering a field in one of the following areas:  oil and gas, music or sports
 
Entering or enrolled in a post-secondary educational institute
 
Must demostrate a financial need
 
Applications Process
 
Fill out an application form available at the Zone II Regional Council office in Bonnyville
 
Attach the following with your application:  Letter of Acceptacne or proof of enrollment from the institute, short type-written profile on yourself and proof of Aboriginal ancestry
 
Applications will be accepted from January 15 of each year to July 1st.
 
A panel will review all applications.
 
Two letters of support must be submitted with application.
 
For More information:
 
Zone II Regional Council
Métis Nation of Alberta
Box 6497
Bonnyville, AB  T9N 2H7
Phone: 780-826-7483


Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc. Scholarships

Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc. has announced that they will provide six $1,000 cash bursaries to any qualifying Métis individuals that are in their first year of Post-Secondary education.  

All the applicant needs to do is go to our web site at www.apeetogosan.com to receive a copy of the details and application.
 
Michael Ivy, General Manager
Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc.
#302, 12308 - 111 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5M 2N4

Phone: 780-452-7951 -- Toll Free: 1-800-252-7963


Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc. Bursaries

Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc. is pleased to offer 6 annual bursaries of $1,000 to qualifying Métis students wishing to further their education.  The application form can be obtained by going to our website at www.apeetogosan.com.
 
The bursary is for qualifying first year post secondary students.
 
Michael Ivy, General Manager
Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc.
#302, 12308 - 111 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5M 2N4

Phone: 780-452-7951 -- Toll Free: 1-800-252-7963


Alberta Apprenticeship Scholarship Program

Number: 165

Value: $1000

Alberta industry is in desperate need of skilled tradespeople.

Funding for the Scholarship program was raised through an industry and government fund-matching campaign. Industry, with support from the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AAIT) Board, raised a grand total of $1.3 million and Alberta Learning committed to match the double of industry's contributions up to $1 million.

The first Alberta Apprentice Scholarships will be awarded in Fall 2002.
Complete criteria and applications will be available later this spring at www.tradesecrets.org and at local Alberta Apprenticeship Industry Training offices.

Information:
Fairview College
Financial Services Department
Toll free 1-888-999-7882, ext.654
E-mail: sbough@fairviewcollege.com


Edmonton Métis Cultural Dance Society Community Scholarships - High School

To encourage Aboriginal students in Alberta to pursue Studies at recognized High School.

Value: Two $500.00 scholarships one to a female and one to a male.

Eligibility: An Aboriginal youth in an Alberta high school. Must live in the province of Alberta, have a lot of community involvement, is helping to preserve the Aboriginal culture in their community.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: September 30th

Scholarships, will be given out at the Annual Louis Riel Gala during Métis Week in Edmonton. All recipients must be in attendance and available for the award.

Edmonton Métis Cultural Dance Society
10104 - 121 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1K4
Phone: (780) 451-1072 Fax: (780) 451-1137
E- mail: emcds@telusplanet.net
Website: www.metisdance.com


Edmonton Métis Cultural Dance Society Community Scholarships - Post Secondary

To encourage Aboriginal single parents, and children of single parent families, to further their education at the post-secondary level.

Amount: Two $500.00 scholarships one to a female and one to a male.

Eligibility: An Aboriginal Person in a recognized post-secondary institution located in Alberta. Must live in the province of Alberta, have a lot of community involvement, is helping to preserve the Aboriginal culture in their community.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: September 30th

Scholarships, will be given out at the Annual Louis Riel Gala during Métis Week in Edmonton. All recipients must be in attendance and available for the award.

Edmonton Métis Cultural Dance Society
10104 - 121 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1K4
Phone: (780) 451-1072 Fax: (780) 451-1137
E- mail: emcds@telusplanet.net
Website: www.metisdance.com


Laurence Decore Awards for Student Leadership

Eligibility: Applicants must be Alberta residents who are currently enrolled in a minimum of three full courses at a designated Alberta post-secondary institution. Applicants must also be involved in either student government or student societies, clubs, or organizations.

Additionally, candidates may be involved in student organizations at the provincial or national level or in non-profit community organizations.

Selection: Applicants must be nominated by fellow students from their institution.

Each institution is responsible for the formation of a Selection Committee to review nominations and recommend recipients.

Award: A total of 100 awards are divided among eligible Alberta post-secondary institutions.

Awards are valued at $500 each.

Nominations must be submitted to the institutions by March 1. Some institutions may impose an earlier deadline.

Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund (AHSF)
9th Floor- 9940 106 Street
Box 28000 Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4R4
Phone (780) 427-8640
(In Alberta, but outside Edmonton dial 310-0000)


Jason Lang Scholarships

Background: These scholarships were named in memory of Jason Lang, a 17 year old high school student who was killed in a school shooting. They are designed to reward the outstanding academic achievement of Alberta post-secondary students who are continuing into their second year of an undergraduate program.

Eligibility: Nominees must be residents of Alberta who continuing in the second year of a full-time program. Students must be attending an Alberta institution.

They also must have completed one year of an undergraduate post-secondary program that is at least two years in length.

The nominee must have been enrolled in at least 80 per cent of a full course load in their first year
and have earned a grade point average of at least 80 per cent.

Selection: Students will be nominated by the Awards Office of the Alberta institution where they completed their first year. The nominee must take at least 60 per cent of a full course load in their second year of the same program.

Students are not allowed to receive the Jason Lang Scholarship and the Louise McKinney Scholarship for the same period of study.

Post-secondary institutions may establish additional requirements for their nominees.

Award: Scholarships are valued at $1,000 each.

Deadline is August 1.

Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund (AHSF)
9th Floor - 9940 106 Street
Box 28000 Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4R4
Phone (780) 427-8640
(In Alberta, but outside Edmonton dial 310-0000)


AlPac Aboriginal Education Partnership Program

Award: Varies - full tuition for maximum five year period

Deadline: May 30.

Eligibility: Aboriginal person residing in Alberta-Pacific Forest Management area for at least on year pursuing post-secondary studies leading to a recognized degree certificate or diploma. Must possess suitable attitude and be willing to participate in a partnership.

Contact 1-800-661-5210


Theodore R. Campbell Scholarship

Deadline is June 1.

This scholarship was created to reward the accomplishments of an aboriginal student from Blue Quills First Nations College. The scholarship was established by the family of Ted R. Campbell through the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund Endowment Program.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Alberta residents who have completed the first year of an Education degree (university transfer) at Blue Quills First Nations College. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 24 credits with passing marks in all courses. The applicant must be continuing in the Education program.

Selection: Blue Quills will determine the qualifying applicant based on their 1st year grade point average.

Award: Each year 1 scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded.

Application forms are available from the Research and Planning Office at Blue Quills College

OR

Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund (AHSF)
9th Floor - 9940 106 Street
Box 28000 Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4R4
Phone (780) 427-8640
(In Alberta, but outside Edmonton dial 310-0000)


Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary

Deadline: Students should contact the financial aid office of their institution.

Value: $500

Number Available: Five

Eligibility: Awarded to Aboriginal students without sponsorship enrolled full-time in their second year of the Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Diploma or Faculty of Law programs at Lethbridge Community College, Mount Royal College, Grant MacEwan Community College, University of Calgary or University of Alberta. Applicants must have been a resident of Alberta for a minimum for three years prior to applying.

Application forms are available from the institution's Student Awards Office.


Sylvia Schulze Memorial Bursary for Alex Taylor School

Offered through Grant McEwan Community College, Edmonton to female student who attended Alex Taylor School in central Edmonton, with priority given to an Aboriginal student.

For more information contact:
Executive Director
Grant McEwan Community College Foundation
Edmonton, Alberta
Phone: (780) 497-5545


TransCanada Aboriginal Awards Program

TransCanada has been a long time supporter of educational initiatives focused on Aboriginal people.  By encouraging and supporting Aboriginal people to obtain an education, we can help increase the number of Aboriginal professionals and trades people in the workforce.  We are proud of our long-standing commitment to education and we will continue to enhance and find new ways of furthering our support.  The TransCanada's Aboriginal Awards Program is designed to encourage and assist Aboriginal people (status and non-status Indians, Métis and Inuit) to obtain undergraduate post-secondary education.

Closing Date: Administered by the colleges

Value:  Variable  (based on interest earned on the endowment)

Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry; maintain full course load in chosen program; possess promising academic qualifications; require financial support.

Available to students attending:    Grande Prairie Regional College; Lakeland College; Mount Royal College; Northern Alberta Institute of Technology; Olds College.

For more information contact:   Student Aid and Awards at the applicable colleges and/or visit the college's website to complete the on-line scholarship/bursary application


NAIT Aboriginal Student Club

Value: $800

Number: 1

Eligibility: Available to students of Aboriginal Heritage who are enrolled in the second year of the Forest Technology program.

Conditions: Awarded on the basis of academic achievement.

Applications: Apply on the NAIT application for scholarships AFTER August 1

Deadline: September 30th

Office of the Registrar
Student Awards and Financial Aid
The Northern Alberta Insituitute of Technology
Suite 1000
11762-106 Street N.W.
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3H1


Syncrude Aboriginal and Women Education Awards Program

Deadline: June 30

Two awards of $2000.00 each for Aboriginal people attending post secondary educational institutions in programs related to the oil sands industry (i.e. engineering, computer science, technologists etc.)

Two awards of $2000.00 each for Aboriginal people attending post secondary educational institutions pursuing studies in the Finance/Accounting/Business disciplines.

Two awards of $2000.00 each for women attending post secondary institutions pursuing a degree in Science & Technology.

Eligibility: Aboriginal peoples (Indian, Inuit & Metis)
Women pursuing studies in science & technology

You must: have lived in Alberta for at least one year immediately prior to applying for the award, or formerly long-term residents; meet the academic requirements for the program of study; maintain a full course work load leading to a recognized degree or diploma; provide proof of acceptance into accredited colleges or universities within Canada (must be provided before awards are received)

A selection committee, comprised of Syncrude employees and community members will evaluate applications and its decision will be final.

Criteria to be used in selecting award recipients are: financial need, academic performance and potential, and appropriateness of the discipline of studies to Syncrude..

Syncrude Canada Ltd. will notify all applicants, in writing, of the results no later than mid-August.

How to apply:
Application forms are available from the address listed below. Please send your completed application form along with the required transcripts and proof of acceptance to the address outlined below.

Please note that if proof of acceptance and/or transcripts are not available at that time, then it must be produced prior to receiving the award.

For further information regarding this award program contact Lana Agecoutay at Phone: (780) 790-6356

E-mail: agecoutay.lana@syncrude.com

Syncrude Aboriginal/Women
Education Awards Program
P.O. Bag 4023, M.D. 1200,
Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 3L5

Web Site: www.syncrude.com


Grant MacEwan College Foundation - Alberta

Deadline for application June 15 for following academic year

Aboriginal business Leadership Award

Four (4) awards of $1,500 each

Executive Director
Grant McEwan Community College Foundation
Edmonton, Alberta

Phone: (780) 497-5545


Imperial Oil - Aboriginal Education Award

Education award for students of Aboriginal descent, from the local Aboriginal communities, that are enrolled in a petroleum related program at a post-secondary institution. One recipient will receive a one time payment of $1,000. The recipient of this award will be given consideration for summer and/or permanent employment.

Application Deadline: June 30

Imperial Oil - Billion Barrel Scholarship

In 2009, Imperial Oil reached one billion barrels of production at its Cold Lake Operation. The Billion Barrel Scholarship was introduced to celebrate this milestone. This education award is for all students that are pursing post-secondary education. All high school graduates in the Lakeland are eligible to apply. Two recipients will receive a one time payment of $5,000.

Application Deadline: July 31

Imperial Oil - Women in Wage Award

This award is for women who are enrolled in a technical program at a post-secondary institution. The program of study will employ them in a non-traditional role in the petroleum industry. Supported programs of study include; Power Engineer, Petroleum Tech, Instrumentation/Electrical (IE) and Millwright trades. One recipient will receive a one time payment of $1,000. The recipient of this award will be given consideration for summer and/or permanent employment.

Application Deadline: August 31

For more information on our Educational Programs and Scholarships, visit: www.imperialoil.ca/coldlake or call 780-639-5195.


Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation -
Alberta's Future Leaders Program

For young people of Alberta's indigenous communities

Program will use sport, recreation and the local environment to address the needs of Alberta's indigenous youth

Contact: Karla Moir (780) 422-7110

Alberta Sport, Recreation,
Parks and Wildlife Foundation,
Edmonton, Alberta


Alberta Foundation for the Arts Scholarships

The Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for the Performing Arts

Deadline: March 1.

Applications that are postmarked on or before March 1 will be accepted. No late applications will be accepted.

Introduction
The Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for the Performing Arts was established by the Government of Alberta in 2002 to commemorate the Queen's accession to the throne and her service to the Commonwealth.

A Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded annually to a student in the performing arts who shows extraordinary talent and potential and who demonstrates clear educational/training goals and objectives.

Eligibility Criteria
* For the purposes of this scholarship program the performing arts shall be considered as any discipline or genre within theatre, dance and/or music.

* Applicants must be residents of Alberta. A "resident" means a person lawfully entitled to be or remain in Canada, whose primary residence has been in Alberta for at least one year prior to applying, and who ordinarily lives in Alberta.
* Students must be 25 years of age or younger and entering:

* any level of undergraduate studies; or
* equivalent in an accredited performing arts program; or
* any level of a technical performing arts school (i.e. National Theatre School, National Ballet School, Banff Centre for the Arts); or
* a recognized program or mentorship.

* The scholarship will only be granted if the applicant can prove enrollment in an acceptable program of study or mentorship. If a winning applicant is not enrolled at the time of application, Alberta Community Development will hold funds on their behalf for no more than one year.

Assessment
Assessment for the Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for the Performing Arts will be made by an expert jury, with recommendations made to Alberta Foundation for
the Arts for approval. Adjudication may take up to four months. Only one award may be granted. All applicants, successful and unsuccessful, will be notified via mail. No jury comments will be provided. The general assessment criteria are:

* Merit, such as artistic, educational and/or exposure
* Impact of the project
* Reasonableness of the budget
* Ability of the applicant to carry out the proposed project

The jury may consider and applicant's:

* Level of training and experience
* Performance and achievements, both past and present
* Personal objectives

Application Requirements

Eligible students must submit the following:

· One original and three copies of the entire
application package:

* A completed and signed application form.
* A letter (maximum two pages) outlining their educational/training and artistic goals.
* A detailed description of the course of study to be undertaken.
* Applicants not already accepted into proposed study program should provide a minimum of two alternate study program choices.
* A resume or CV of no more than two pages.
* At least one letter of reference, preferably from an instructor or professional artist in the performing arts.

· Only one copy of audio and/or visual (CD, audio tape, CD Rom or video) support material. All videotapes must be VHS in North American (NTSC) format.

* Acting training: a video recording containing two monologues of contrasting style appropriate to program of study. Musical theatre applicants must submit one monologue and one song. The two pieces combined must not run longer than 10 minutes.

* Dance training: a video recording containing two dance pieces of contrasting style appropriate to program of study. The two dance pieces combined must not run longer than 6 minutes.

* Music training: a CD or 2 audio cassettes (1 for each selection) containing two musical selections of contrasting style, appropriate to the program of study.

* Related Performing Arts Disciplines: such as dance/drama/music instructors, choreographers, playwrights, composers, directors, designers, theatre technicians, audio engineers must submit a resume, portfolio, and/or audio/video samples of their work.

* If the applicant is under 18 years of age, a parent and/or a guardian must co-sign the application.

* Applicants must be 25 years or younger on or before the March 1 deadline and must provide proof of age.

* Hard copy applications will be accepted, by mail only. No faxed, computer disc or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

* Alberta Community Development shall retain custody of all materials submitted with scholarship applications.

For application assistance, please contact staff by calling  (780) 427-6315 at least two to four weeks
before the program deadline date.


The Queen's Golden Jubilee Commemorative Scholarship for the Visual Arts

Deadline: March 1.

Applications that are postmarked on or before March 1, will be
accepted. No late applications will be accepted.

Introduction
The Queen's Golden Jubilee Commemorative Scholarship for the Visual Arts was established by the Government of Alberta in 2002 to commemorate the Queen's accession to the throne and her service to the Commonwealth.

A Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded annually to a student in the visual arts who shows extraordinary talent and potential and who demonstrates clear educational/training goals and objectives.

Eligibility Criteria
* For the purposes of this scholarship program the visual arts can include but are not restricted to: drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, clay, glass, wood, metal, fibre or any combination of these.

* Applicants must be residents of Alberta. A "resident" means a person lawfully entitled to be or remain in Canada, whose primary residence has been in Alberta for at least one year prior to applying, and who ordinarily lives in Alberta.

* Students must be 25 years of age or younger and entering any level of undergraduate studies or the equivalent in any accredited visual arts program.

* The scholarship will only be granted if the applicant can prove enrollment in an acceptable program of study or mentorship. If a winning applicant is not enrolled at the time of application, Alberta Community Development will hold funds on their behalf for no more than one year.

Assessment
Assessment for the Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for the Visual Arts will be made by an expert jury, with recommendations made to Alberta Foundation for the
Arts for approval. Adjudication may take up to four months. Only one award may be granted. All applicants, successful and unsuccessful, will be notified via mail. No jury comments will be provided. The general assessment criteria are:

* Merit, such as artistic, educational and/or exposure
* Impact of the project
* Reasonableness of the budget
* Ability of the applicant to carry out the proposed project

The jury may consider and applicant's:
* Level of training and experience
* Performance and achievements, both past and present
* Personal objectives

Application Requirements
Eligible students must submit the following:

* One original and three copies of the entire
application package:

* A completed and signed application form.
* A letter (maximum two pages) outlining their educational and artistic goals.
* A detailed description of the course of study to be undertaken.
* Applicants not already accepted into proposed study program should provide a minimum of two alternate study program choices.
* A resume or CV of no more than two pages.
* One letter of reference, preferably from the following: a high school, college or university instructor in the visual arts or a professional artist working in the visual arts.

* One set of no more than 10 (ten) 35 mm slides of examples of the applicants work. Please provide a numbered inventory of all visuals submitted including title, medium, size and year of execution. All slides must have the applicant's name on them.
If more appropriate for the applicant's medium, a videotape (VHS, NTSC) of no more than five minutes, or a PC formatted disc or CD ROM, containing JPEG or GIF files in a PC format may be submitted. Check with Alberta Foundation for the
Arts for appropriate file types.

* If the applicant is under 18 years of age, a parent and/or a guardian must co-sign the application.

* Applicants must be 25 years or younger on or before March 1, and must provide proof of age.

* Hard copy applications will be accepted, by mail only. No faxed, computer disc or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

* Alberta Community Development shall retain custody of all materials submitted with scholarship applications.

1. For application assistance,  please contact staff by calling (780) 427-6315 at least two to four weeks before the program deadline date.


The Grant MacEwan Young Writer's Scholarship

Introduction

Applications are now being accepted for the Grant MacEwan Young Writer's Scholarship. This award was created by the government of Alberta to honour the life and contributions of the late Dr. Grant MacEwan. Dr. MacEwan served as both the Mayor of Calgary and Alberta's Lieutenant Governor.

He was widely known and wrote more than fifty books on subjects including nature, folklore, agriculture, politics, environment, literature, history and the people of Alberta.

Scholarships of $2,500 each are awarded annually to four young Alberta writers who create a literary work reflecting Alberta and/or Dr. MacEwan's interests.

Assessment
Assessment for the Grant MacEwan Young Writer's Scholarship will be made by an expert jury, with recommendations made to Alberta Community Development for approval. Four awards of $2,500 each will be granted. All applicants, successful and unsuccessful, will be notified via mail.

Eligibility Criteria
* Applicants must submit a short story or an essay to this competition. The work must reflect the interests of Dr. MacEwan as set out in the "Introduction" to this program.
* All work submitted must be written by an Alberta resident. A "resident" means a person lawfully entitled to be or remain in Canada, whose primary residence has been in Alberta for at least one year immediately prior to application, and who ordinarily lives in Alberta.
* Applicants may submit their work in either English or French.
* Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 25 as of December 31 of the application year.
* Any work submitted must be original and written solely by the applicant. Any applicant who submits a work that is not original, commits plagiarism, or violates the Copyright Act of Canada will be considered ineligible and the work subject to rejection.
* Applicants must submit work between 1,000 and 5,000 words in length. Works under or over this amount may be considered ineligible.
* The scholarship will only be granted if the applicant can prove enrollment in an acceptable program of study or mentorship. If a winning applicant is not enrolled at the time of application, funds will be held on their behalf by Alberta Community Development for no more than three years.

Application Requirements
* A completed and signed application form.
* If under 18 years of age, a parent and/or guardian must co-sign the application.
* Work is to be submitted on white, 8 1/2 x 11 paper, single-sided, double-spaced, in 12-pt. type in a bound (stapled or cerlox) form.
* A letter (maximum 2 pages) answering the following questions: who you are; where you are from; what (if any) previous writing experience you have; what interests you in writing; how does your essay/short story reflect Dr. MacEwan's interests; how you will use the scholarship to improve your writing skills if you are the successful applicant.
* One letter of reference, preferably from one of the following: a high school, college or university instructor in English or Creative Writing; a published author, journalist,
bona fide publisher, or similar professional working in the literary arts.
* Hard copy applications will be accepted, by mail only. No faxed, disk, or e-mail submissions will be accepted.
* Deadline for submission is December 31 of each year.
* Four copies of all material (letter, essay/short story, reference letter, and application form) to Alberta Community Development. Please note that reference letters should not be sent under separate cover but photocopied and submitted with the application.
* All application material, including writing samples, will not be returned.

Submit to:
Alberta Community Development
901 Standard Life Centre
10405 Jasper Ave
Edmonton AB T5J 4R7


The Alberta Foundation for the Arts has consolidated its scholarship grant programs under the new program:

Grants to Individuals.

Deadlines: February 15 and September 15.

Purpose: To assist the professional/creative development of individuals by enabling them to conduct projects in the area of art production, training/career development, marketing/travel and research related to any arts discipline. Eligible applicants must be resident Alberta artists planning to undertake projects in the arts. Eligible activities include projects in any discipline that supports the creative development of the
individual artist.

Amount of assistance: Up to 100% of project expenses to a maximum of $20,000. This is a juried program (i.e., applications are assessed by a panel of jurors).

Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund
Students Finance Board
6th Floor, Sterling Place
9940 - 106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2V1

Phone: (780) 427-8640


Alberta College of Art and Design

Artstream is an upgrading program for those who demonstrate artisitic ability but who do not meet Alberta College of Art & Design's academic and/or English proficiency requirements

Grant money is available covering living expenses, tuition and supplies if you are eligible

Contact: (403) 284-7600 or 1-800-251-8290


Aboriginal Health Bursary Program - Alberta

Apply by May 15

Partnership program with Alberta Health and Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.

Designed to provide funding for Aboriginal students in Alberta to pursue post-secondary education in a health field.

Awards valued up to $12,000 for college/technical programs or $13,000 for university programs.

Up to 20 awards will be available annually.

Applicants must be Indian, Inuit or Metis and have been a resident of Alberta for 3 years.

Must be enrolled or will be enrolled in a health field at the college, technical institute or university level and demonstrate financial need.

Have maintained full-time enrollment (60% of a full course load) and passing marks in all courses in their previous year of study if they are entering their second or subsequent year

Contact: Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund,
6th Floor, 9940 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2V1

Phone: (780) 427-8640


Alberta Energy Company Limited

Native Scholarship Award

Value: Five (5) $3,500 scholarships each year.

Must be accepted into the oil and gas industry at an accredited technical
school, college or university.

Candidates must have resided in Northwest Territories, British Columbia,
Alberta or other areas where AEC has an operation interest.

Applications are available by contacting:

Alberta Energy Company Ltd.
3900 - 421 - 7 Ave S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K9
Fax: (403) 266- 8212


Weyerhaeuser Canada Scholarships - Alberta

Each year, Weyerhaeuser Canada offers scholarships to young men and women from the Peace Country and Grande Cache, Alberta who are furthering their education in Commerce, Engineering, and Forestry. Tweleve awards of $1,000 each are awarded to nine high school graduates and three first-year college graduates enrolled at a university, college or techinical institute in Alberta. Of the nine awards to high school students , one will be offered to a student of Native ancestry (Métis, Indian, Inuit).

High School Awards: Deadline July 15

Peace Wapiti School Board #33,
8611A-103 Street
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 4C5

College Awards: Deadline April 15

Awards Advisory Committee,
Grande Prairie Regional College
10726-106 Avenue,
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 4C4


Alberta Law Foundation Scholarship - University of Lethbridge:

Deadline May 31

One annual award of $5,000 is available to an Aboriginal student entering first year at the Faculty of Law on the basis of academic standing. The award is renewable in the sum of $3,500 per year for a further two years subject to the recipient maintaining a satisfactory academic standing.

No additional documentation is required to apply. Your application to the Faculty automatically is considered as an application for the Law Foundation Scholarship.

Undergraduate Awards for Native American Students

Bobby-Jo Stannard: stanrj@hg.uleth.ca

There are several Undergraduate scholarship opportunities for students of Native American descent at the University of Lethbridge (for example;

Peigan Nation Scholarship, Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison Scholarship - Native American Studies, Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison Scholarship - Fine Arts). The terms of reference for these scholarships can be found in the back of the UofL Calander. Applications for the UofL Undergraduate Awards are available at the Financial Aid and Student Awards Office (SU047).


Native Foundation Trust Bursary - Grande Prairie Friendship Centre

For high school students entering an arts, science or business program at a recognized educational institute.

Amount: The number and amount of bursaries vary from year to year.

Eligibility: Must have attended a recognized educational facility within Grande Prairie and area. Academic standing. Financial need.

Duration: N/A.

Deadline: October 15th of each year.

Information: CEO
Grande Prairie Friendship Centre
10507 98th Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 4L1
Phone: (780) 532-5722
Fax: (780) 539-5121


Senator James Gladstone Memorial Scholarship - Alberta Indian Investment Corp.

To recognize excellence and achievement by a Treaty Indian and to encourage and assist Treaty Indians in the pursuit of post-secondary education in the area of business, finance or economics.

Amount: Maximum of $750 for students enrolled in colleges and technical institutions. Maximum of $1,000 for students enrolled in universities.

Eligibility: Treaty Indian and resident of Alberta.

Enrolled full time at a college, university or technical school in one of the following programs:

1. Commerce 2. Business 3. Administration 4. Accounting 5. Small business.

Personal and academic objectives, particularly as they relate to Aboriginal economic and business development in Canada.

Application Deadline: Varies

Information:
General Manager
Alberta Indian Investment Corporation
P.O. Box 577
Winterburn, Alberta T0E 2N0

Phone: (780) 470-3600
Fax: (780) 470-3605


Aboriginal Business Leadership Awards

Amount: Minimum of 4 @ $1,500 each annually

Deadline: June 15

Conditions: Self-employed Aboriginal students and 2nd or mature Aboriginal students who are attending a public post-secondary educational institution in Alberta and enrolled in a program leading to a certificate, diploma, or degree in a business or commerce.