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2019/2020 Semester 2 Schedule

Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Program

The Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program addresses the under-representation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students at Canadian universities. One of the factors contributing to this is the lack of academic role models for these students.  The Foundation addresses this by offering scholarships to Indigenous grade 11 students to spend a week at a Canadian university interacting with scientists in their research laboratories. During their week on campus the students have the opportunity to meet role models, learn about the support systems that are available to them on campus and experience the excitement of doing research.

Deadline to Apply is January 20, 2020


UofA Green and Gold Getaway

Green & Gold Getaway is an exclusive event open to Grade 11 students from across Alberta. 20 lucky students will be selected to visit our UofA's North Campus in Edmonton from May 22-24, 2020.

This is an opportunity to test-drive a Top 5 Canadian University, and to see first-hand if Edmonton and the University of Alberta are the right fit for you. 

If selected, your experience will include accommodations. travel expense reimbursement and a whirlwind weekend of exciting events both on campus and in Edmonton. 

Applications will be accepted until the of the day on January 26, 2020. 


Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Up to $28,000 over 4 years. 

Deadline to Apply is February 1st! 

Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards are open to students of all abilities.

To be considered for the Award, applicants must meet be:

  • In good academic standing.
  • Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
  • Students graduating from secondary (high) school or students completing their first year of CÉGEP or students who have completed secondary (high) school
  • Involved in voluntary humanitarian activities (for which they have not been compensated).
  • Planning to or are already studying towards their first university degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution, or entering their 2nd year of CÉGEP in the upcoming academic year.


Stacey Levitt Memorial Award

The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award was created in memory and celebration of Stacey’s life by her family through Parachute. Each year beginning in November, high school students from across Canada can apply for this award.

This award encourages Canadian youth to embody Stacey’s qualities and ideals and Parachute’s overarching goals of a long life lived to the fullest, understanding the importance of risk management and injury prevention.

Applications close on February 28, 2020 and the Levitt family awards each year’s selected recipient $2,500 to help them live their life to the fullest. The award could be put toward:

  • An educational endeavour
  • Engagement in sports
  • Investment in a travel experience

Trades & Apprenticeship Scholarships/Grants






Admission Deadlines

Some schools offer scholarships and/or other perks for applying early. Please see the attached document(s) for application deadlines at the main Alberta colleges and universities. 

Most 2020/2021 applications open October 1, 2019. Some programs fill up quickly, so apply early!

Also note that some programs have specific deadlines different to the rest of the institution. Please research your desired program and do not hesitate to ask questions! 

Apply Alberta

ApplyAlberta is an online application and transcript system that anyone can use to apply to undergraduate programs at one or more of Alberta's public post-secondary institutions. 


Student Loans

The Alberta and Canada governments provide student loans and grants to help you reach your post-secondary educational goals.

When you apply as a full-time student, you are considered for both Alberta and Canada student loans and grants. Financial assistance is also available for students studying part-time.


Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Purpose: To recognize and reward academic achievement at the senior high school level and to encourage students to pursue post-secondary studies.

Value: Up to $2500

Eligibility: Apply once your final official high school transcript marks are available and when you are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies. Anyone with averages of 75% or higher in any of Grade 10, 11 and 12 will recieve the scholarship. Make you sure you apply! 

How To Apply: https://studentaid.alberta.ca/applying-for-funding/how-to-apply.aspx

More info: https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships/alexander-rutherford-scholarship/

Fall 2019 Open House Schedule

This list encompasses the main colleges and universities in Alberta. Please research your options for out of province and private post secondary institutions. 

Many schools offer waived application fees, and sometimes even on-the-spot admissions at their open houses! 

List of Post secondary Institutions in Canada

University of Calgary - Saturday, Oct.5, 2019 | 10am - 3pm (Calgary)

King's University - Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 | 10am - 2pm (Edmonton)

Olds College - Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 | 10am - 3pm (Olds)

SAIT - Friday, Oct. 18 & Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 | 9am - 3pm (Calgary)

NAIT - Friday, Oct. 18 & Satuday, Oct. 19, 2019 | 9am - 3pm (Edmonton) 

University of Alberta - Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 | 9am - 3pm (Edmonton)

Out of Province University Fair - Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 | 6pm-8pm (BMO Centre Hall D, Calgary)

Lakeland College - Friday, Oct. 25 & Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 | 9am - 3pm (Vermillion & Lloydminster)

University of Lethbridge - Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 | 9am - 3pm (Lethbridge)

Mount Royal University - Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 | 9:30am - 3:30 pm (Calgary) 

Red Deer College - Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 | 10am-1pm (Red Deer)

Grant MacEwan University - Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 | 9am-3pm (Edmonton)

Lethbridge College - Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 |10am - 2pm (Lethbridge) FIELD TRIP

Medicine Hat College - No Open House [Contact to Book Tour / Student of the Day] | (Medicine Hat)


TD Scholarships

Students can receive up to $70,000 with the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership. 

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are open to students across Canada who:

  • Have demonstrated community leadership
  • Are in the final year of high school 
  • Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year

TD Scholarships also include: 

  • Offers of paid summer employment
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Annual gatherings
  • Networking opportunities and more

Applications for the 2019/2020 year will be open until November 15, 2019