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Nominated Awards

Value: $500        

Number available: 1

Deadline: December 16

Criteria:

  • Must be registered full-time in a post-secondary institution
  • Must be a Canadian citizen and an Alberta resident
  • Must be out of high school for a minimum of three years before starting a high school equivalency program
  • Must have completed a high school equivalency program and obtained a minimum average of 80% in courses required for entry into a post-secondary program
  • Provide an official transcript of high school equivalency program taken
  • Submit a nomination letter from the institution where high school equivalency program was completed. Including name and signature of nominating official.

Method of application: Selected by College Preparation Program Coordinator and Alberta Student Aid Application form provided to qualifying students

Value: $500 

Number available: 1

Deadline: November 4

Criteria:

  • Registered full time in Professional Cooking Certificate
  • Recipient must demonstrate leadership, teamwork and professionalism
  • Minimum 70% in all courses
  • Satisfactory progress and attendance as confirmed by program area

Method of application: Nominated by program area

Value: Certificate and $500

Number available: One per program

Nomination deadline: May 5

Criteria:

  • Must have the highest academic achievement in their program upon completion. Minimum 3.3 GPA or 80%
  • In the event of a tie, the award will be split
  • Registered as a full-time student in a career or Academics for Careers and Education (upgrading) program

Method of application: Nominated by Program Coordinator

Value: $500 

Number available: 2

Deadline: May 5

Criteria:

  • Must be registered full-time in Aboriginal Arts Certificate
  • Must have a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 in the following four courses:
    - NATA 110 Hide Tanning
    - NATA 112 Basic Sewing
    - NATA 116 Beadwork
    - NATA 118 Native Footwear
  • Must be receiving your certificate at the end of the program
  • Must provide a one-page essay describing how this program has affected and improved your life

Method of application: Nominated by Program Coordinator

Value: Bronze medallion and $3,500

Number available: 1

Nomination deadline: May 5

Criteria:

  • Successful completion of a two-year diploma program as a full-time student
  • Obtain the highest academic standing in a post-secondary diploma program
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0

Method of application: Selected and confirmed by the Registrar’s office

Value: $500     

Number available: 2

Nomination deadline: May 5

Criteria:

  • One award available to a student entering their first year in the Aboriginal Arts Certificate or the Artisan Entrepreneurship Diploma program
  • One award available to a student registered in their second year of the Artisan Entrepreneurship program
  • Art submissions will be judged and selected by a panel made up of Native Arts and Culture Advisory Committee member(s), Portage College staff, and a representative from either the Alberta Foundation for the Arts or Alberta Craft Council
  • Creativity, neatness, quality and appeal
  • Satisfactory attendance and progress, as confirmed by program area

Method of application: Selected by the Native Arts and Culture Advisory Committee

Value: $1,000  

Number available: Varies

Nomination deadline: October 7 and January 6

Criteria:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen and Alberta resident
  • Be registered full time in the second or subsequent year of an undergraduate program
  • Have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.2 based on an 80% course load in the previous fall and winter term

Students can take this award to another institution in Alberta, but they cannot take it outside Alberta.

Students cannot receive both the Jason Lang Scholarship and the Louise McKinney Scholarship.

Method of application: Confirmed by Registrar’s office; Alberta Student Aid Nomination form provided to qualifying students

Value: $2,500  

Number available: 2

Nomination deadline: October 7

 Criteria:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen and an Alberta resident
  • Registered full time in the second or subsequent year of an undergraduate or professional program
  • Must be in satisfactory academic standing as confirmed by program area

Louise McKinney Scholarships are reserved for the top 2 students entering their second or subsequent year of a full-time program.

Method of application: Verified by Registrar’s office; form for the Alberta Scholarship Fund provided to qualifying students

Value: $120     

Number available: 1

Nomination deadline: May 5

Criteria:

  • Available to a student from the Portage College Lac La Biche campus
  • Registered full-time in the Academics for Careers and Education (upgrading) program
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Must have demonstrated acceptable progress and above average attendance as confirmed by program area
  • May have had to overcome difficult circumstances throughout the year

Method of application: Nominated and selected by Academics for Careers and Education Program Coordinator

Value: $200

Number available: 2 (1 for career program; 1 for academic upgrading

Nomination deadline: May 5

Criteria:

  • Registered in a program full time
  • Progress from academic upgrading or a career program and enrolled in second year in the following fall semester
  • Demonstrate academic achievement, leadership skills and career goal accomplishments

Note: Cheques will be released in October after confirmation of enrolment in further studies.

Method of application: Nominated by Program Coordinator

Value: $150     

Number available: 1

Nomination deadline: May 5

Criteria:

  • Awarded to a full-time student who has significantly enhanced the quality of fellow students’ lives during the past academic year

Method of application: Nominated by Program Coordinator

Value: $500     

Number available: 1

Nomination deadline: May 5

Criteria:

  • Available to cooking students who demonstrated satisfactory performance deemed by program coordinator
  • Student is intending to continue training in order to achieve Journeyman certification
  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete section C on awards application

Method of application: Nominated and selected by Program Coordinator

Value: $500

Number available: 2 (1 for a student in Academics for Careers and Education (upgrading) program and 1 for a student in a career program)

Nomination deadline: May 5

Criteria:

  • Must have demonstrated strong commitment to their studies despite facing learning barriers
  • Display personal and academic growth in both academic and Student Learning Services programs
  • Must have acceptable attendance and progress as confirmed by program area

Available once per student per program of study.

Method of application: Selected by Student Learning Services Coordinator in consultation with Program Coordinator

Value: Certificate and $500

Number available: Varies

Nomination deadline: May 5

Criteria:

  • Registered full-time in a program of 16 weeks or longer
  • Achieve acceptable attendance as confirmed by program area and not have been placed on probation during current semester and/or in an academic year
  • Must meet graduation/ progression requirements
  • Displays co-operative and helpful behaviors
  • Participated in classroom and group activities
  • Shows initiative
  • Practices safe work habits during class or while on practicum
  • Displays quality of work
  • Shows leadership
  • Displays positive attitude and contributes to a positive college atmosphere
  • Perseveres through difficult circumstances
  • Accepts responsibility for own actions

Method of application: Nominated by program area

Value: $150     

Number available: 2

Nomination deadline: May 5

Criteria:

  • Registered full time in the Office Administration program
  • Must have a high level of academic achievement in document formatting and keyboarding skills

Method of application: Nominated and selected by Program Coordinator

Value: Plaque and $500

Number available: 2 (1 female and 1 male)

Deadline: May 5

Criteria:

  • Only GPA above 3.0 will be considered (GPA heavily weighted)
  • Registered as a full-time student in a program at Portage College
  • A member of a College athletics team competing in ACAC events
  • Student-Athlete in good standing
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Demonstrate outstanding commitment to their sport and team

Method of application: Selected by Athletics and Recreation Director

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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