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January 20

Value: $1,000    

Number available: 2

Deadline: January 20

Criteria:

  • Registered full-time in a post-secondary career program or academic upgrading
  • Must be the child, grandchild, great grandchild or spouse of a war veteran, deceased or disabled war veteran, ex- service man or woman, or serving personnel (provide documentation)
  • Demonstrate satisfactory progress as confirmed by program area
  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete section C on awards application

Method of application: General application form available online click here.

Value: $300        

Number available: 4 per deadline

Deadlines: September 30, November 4, January 20 and March 24

Criteria:

  • Registered full-time in a first-year career training or apprenticeship program (not upgrading)
  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete section C on awards application
  • Must have successfully completed Career & Technology Studies (CTS) courses related to training/career goal while attending high school or ACE
  • Provide most recent high school transcript identifying the CTS course
  • Available once per student per program of study.

Method of application: General application form available online click here.

Value: $2,000                

Number available: 1

Deadline: January 20

Criteria:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person
  • Must be an Alberta resident
  • Must be registered full-time in a post-secondary program: undergraduate, professional, graduate, apprenticeship, diploma or certificate program at a publicly-funded post-secondary institution in Alberta in the current academic year
  • Must have shown outstanding leadership, especially in the area of disability, and/or initiative to improve the lives of other people while attending a publicly-funded post-secondary institution in Alberta
  • Must have satisfactory progress and attendance as confirmed by program area
  • Must provide a resume highlighting your leadership involvement and extra-curricular activities related to improving the lives of other people
  • Submit an essay of up to a maximum of 1,000 words -please refer to page 2 of the application for details 

Method of application: Application form for Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship

Value: $250     

Number available: 4

Deadline: January 20

Criteria:

  • Must be a full-time registered student in a Health and Wellness program
  • Must be in the first year of the program
  • Must maintain satisfactory progress as confirmed by program area
  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete section C on awards application
  • Provide an essay outlining why this bursary will be of assistance to you

Method of application: General application form available online click here.

Value: $250     

Number available: 4

Deadline: January 20

Criteria:

  • Must be a full-time registered student in a Health and Wellness Program
  • Must be in the second year of the program
  • Must maintain satisfactory progress as confirmed by program area
  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete section C on awards application
  • Provide an essay outlining your career plans upon graduation

Method of application: General application form available online click here.

Value: $200 for a student with no children; $400 for a student with children

Number available: 8 of each per deadline

Deadlines: November 4 and January 20

Criteria:

  • Must be registered full-time in a post-secondary career or Academics for Careers and Education (upgrading) program
  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete section C on awards application
  • Complete/answer D2 on awards application form

Method of application: General application form available online click here.

Value: Up to $4,000       

Deadline: September 30 and January 20

 Criteria:

  • Awarded to Indigenous Albertans who are First Nation, Métis, or Inuit (proof of ancestry required)
  • Must be an Alberta resident
  • Must be registered full time in a certificate or diploma program
  • Submit a short essay/letter outlining career plans upon graduation and why this award will be of assistance to you
  • Satisfactory progress as confirmed by program area
  • GPA may be used to determine final selections

Method of application: Indigenous Careers Application Form

Value: $1,000  

Number available: 2

Deadline: January 20

Criteria:

  • Registered full-time in an undergraduate program at an eligible institution In Alberta
  • Must be an Alberta resident and a Canadian citizen
  • Include a detailed description of your involvement and accomplishments in student government or student societies, clubs or organizations at the provincial or national level or in non-profit community organizations
  • Be in satisfactory academic standing as confirmed by program area

Method of application: Laurence Decore Award Application Form

Value: $2,500  

Number available: 2 per deadline

Deadlines: November 4 and January 20

Criteria:

  • Registered in either 4th or 3rd Class Power Engineering, Pre-Employment or Apprenticeship Welding
  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete section C on awards application
  • Must be a permanent resident of the Lac La Biche area (provide proof)

Method of application: General application form available online click here.

Value: $2,500 – $3,000    Number available: Varies

Deadline: January 20

Criteria:

  • Registered full-time in any certificate, diploma or undergraduate degree program at Portage College
  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete section C on awards application
  • Must have achieved a grade point average of 2.0 or better in the immediate previous semester at Portage College (preference will be given to applicants with higher GPAs)
  • Must be an Alberta resident (show proof of 90-day consistent residency)
  • Provide proof of Métis ancestry, by submitting one of the following documents:
    » A current Métis Nation of Alberta membership card; or
    » A current membership card from Métis Nation British Columbia, Métis Nation Saskatchewan, Manitoba Métis Federation or Métis Nation Ontario; or
    » A current Métis Nation of Alberta membership card from a parent (supported by the applicants long form birth certificate) or a card from a grandparent (supported by applicant’s and parent’s long form birth certificate); or
    » A verifiable Métis genealogical profile showing the applicant’s linkage to the historic Métis Nation in the Canadian Northwest (verified by the MNA)
  • Submit a short essay of 400-500 words describing applicant’s experience and/or engagement with Alberta’s Métis community

Note: Students cannot also be receiving sponsorship from Rupertsland Institute, Métis Training to Employment Services, for the same course of study; nor can the student be a Registered or Treaty Indian. Awards will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and recipients selected in February. Awards will be disbursed in the second semester of every academic year.

Method of application: General application form available online click here.

Value: $250

Number available: 4 (1 for each of the following campuses: Cold Lake, Frog Lake, Saddle Lake and St. Paul); not to exceed 4 bursaries awarded between both deadlines

Deadlines: November 4 and January 20

Criteria:

  • Registered for the first time in Academics for Career and Education (upgrading) program at a Portage College community campus
  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete section C on awards application
  • Maintain satisfactory progress and attendance while in training, as confirmed by program area
  • Must be out of the secondary school system for two complete years or more

Secondary consideration given to an Academics for Careers and Education (upgrading) student who was in their first term in the January-June semester of the previous academic year.

Method of application: General application form available online click here.

Value: $300     

Number available: 6 per deadline

Deadline: September 30 and January 20

Criteria:

  • Must have moved to Alberta to pursue education at Portage College
  • Provide proof of home community/out-of-province permanent residence address (e.g. driver’s license, health care card, etc.)
  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete section C on awards application

Available once per student per academic year

Method of application: General application form available online click here.

Value: $400     

Number available: 2 per deadline

Deadlines: September 30, November 4, January 20, March 24 & May 5

 Criteria:

  • Registered in part-time studies at Portage College
  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete section C on awards application
  • Have satisfactory progress and attendance as confirmed by program area

Note: Part-time is defined as a student taking less than 60% of a course load per semester.

Method of application: General application form available online click here.

Value: $300     

Number available: 6 per deadline

Deadlines: November 4, January 20 and March 24

Criteria:

  • Registered full-time in a career program that includes a field placement
  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete section C on awards application
  • Maintain satisfactory progress and attendance, as confirmed by program area
  • Must provide an additional monthly budget breakdown documenting the additional expenses to be incurred while on a field placement (complete practicum section on application)

Note: Students on a paid practicum do not qualify.

Method of application: General application form available online click here.

Value: $2,500

Number available: 2 (1 Indigenous student [attach proof] and 1 non-Indigenous student)

Deadline: January 20

Criteria:

  • Registered full-time in a career program
  • Must be a resident in one of the following municipalities (provide documentation with legal land description):

          Lakeland County

          St. Paul County 19

          Athabasca County 12

          Lac La Biche County

          Bonnyville M. D. 87

  • Must provide a one-page essay outlining career goals upon graduation and the importance of education
  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete section C on awards application

Method of application: General application form available online click here.

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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