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Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

Portage College has scholarships, awards and bursaries available for students. 

Many of the scholarships, awards and bursaries are made possible through the generosity and kindness of donors. The students and staff wish to thank each donor for providing these opportunities.

To qualify students must be registered in, or have successfully graduated from a program and fulfil specific requirements. 

Portage College Lac La Biche Campus
Box 417 (9531 - 94 Avenue)
Lac La Biche, AB T0A 2C0
Email Student Awards
Phone toll free: 1-866-623-5551

Fax: 1-780-623-5519

Click on the deadline links below to view scholarship, award and bursary opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

To qualify students must be registered in, or have successfully graduated from a program and fulfil specific requirements outlined with each opportunity.

Most awards require you to fill this general awards Application Form.

To apply for the following specific awards and scholarships use the corresponding fillable application forms:

Send completed application forms to the Awards Office at the Lac La Biche Campus by mail, fax or scan to email. You can also pick up a form from the Student Services Centre.

Only chosen recipients will be notified approximately 3 weeks after the deadline date.

Students may apply for as many scholarships, awards and bursaries as they are eligible for. We encourage students to check the criteria of each award carefully.

Awards will be disbursed approximately one month after each deadline.

Any funds awarded are applied to any outstanding balances on your student account. The balance will be provided in the form of a cheque.

Yes - it is always appropriate to send a thank you note! It is especially polite when the scholarship has been donated by an external source. The donors contact information may be shared with you for this purpose. Or you may send it to the Awards office, and it will be forwarded to the donor on your behalf.

All scholarships, awards and bursaries are taxable. You will automatically be issued a T4A if you are a recipient.

You can Email Student Awards

or call toll free: 1-866-623-5551 ext. 5503 (ask for awards office)

Apprenticeship Students

Business Students

General Awards

Indigenous Students

Health & Wellness

High School Students

Students with Disabilities

External Websites & Databases Listing Scholarships

  • Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Board 
    Provides more than 900 scholarships to apprentices and occupational trainees every year.
  • Canadian Hospitality Foundation
    The Canadian Hospitality Foundation is very proud to annually offer approximately $200,000 in scholarships for students across Canada wishing to pursue a career in the hospitality, foodservice and tourism industry.
  • DisabilityAwards.ca
    Financial aid portal that contains over 300 scholarships, awards and bursaries specifically for post-secondary students with disabilities.
  • Edmonton Community Foundation (Metis Awards)
    The Edmonton Community Foundation has opportunities for students looking for student awards.
  • GoodCall.com
    Use GoodCall to find scholarships with very few entrants, high award amounts, short essays and more.
  • Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC)
    NADC provides over $800,000 in bursaries to university and college students.
  • Reviews.com
    Reviews.com created this guide to review the best scholarship search platforms and instruct students on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible.
  • Scholarships Canada
    Create a free ScholarshipsCanada.com profile to access exclusive resources to search over 23,000 scholarships.
  • Scholarships Connections
    An online database that lists hundreds of scholarships, bursaries and awards that are administered by various organizations.
  • Service Canada: Scholarships & Bursaries
    Find scholarships and bursaries at a national and provincial level.
  • studentscholarships.org
    Largest collection of scholarships on the web.
  • yconic.com
    yconic offers several Money for School opportunities, co-branded scholarships, and contests. Check out these awesome programs!

Guides to Searching for Scholarships:


Portage College is not responsible for validating external scholarships or awards. The student should evaluate external scholarships thoroughly prior to releasing their personal information, and to ensure the legitimacy of requests for such information.

We are located on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaties 6 and 8, which are also homelands to Métis people.
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