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September 30

Value: $800        

Number available: 24

Deadline: September 30

Criteria:

  • Registered for the first time in a career training program at Portage College
  • Must be an Alberta resident for one year prior to enrolment
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent with an overall average of 75% or better in three 30 level core subjects
  • Provide a copy of high school transcript

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: $1,000                

Number available: 1

Deadline: September 30

Criteria:

  • Preference is for full-time enrolment in a career program; however, part time is acceptable with a plan of how to balance school, work and study
  • Must be an Alberta resident for at least one year
  • Bursary is for descendants of soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for Canada. If the ultimate sacrifice was not made, active duty may be considered. Direct lineage is required, and should be described in detail. At minimum, include the soldier’s name, when and how the soldier died, and the soldier’s relationship with you.
  • Provide a written essay about how the stories of Canada’s fallen soldiers remain relevant today. Ideally, personalize your perspective, and comment specifically on your family’s loss and how your loved one is remembered. Discuss how receiving this scholarship, awarded in honor of a soldier who was not able to pursue his enthusiasm for education, motivates and encourages you. Also, tell us about yourself and your career plans upon graduation.
  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete budget section and explain how finances will be managed over the study period

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

This award has been established in the memory of Flt. Sgt. Erlyn E. Kirby, a member of a bomber crew lost in combat in May 1942. This award is sponsored by his sister Kay Pullen in appreciation of work done by the Airmen’s Memorial Committee and the Lac La Biche Legion Branch 28 (McGrane) who were responsible for erecting cairns at all the lakes named after lost airmen.

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: $400 Merit Award for an average between 60-69%; $800 Recognition Award for an average between 70-79%; $1,200 Honor Award for an average above 80%

Number available: 4 at $400; 2 at $800; 2 at $1,200

Deadline: September 30

Criteria:

  • For students graduating from high school within 100km of the Portage College service region or Portage College students completing College Preparation
  • Must have no breaks between study periods
  • Must be entering into a career program at Portage College
  • An early admission average is assessed based on Grade 11 and/or Grade 12 marks to pre-qualify for a scholarship
  • Must submit a brief essay outlining community Involvement

Method of application: Invest in Your Future application form

Value: $500     

Number available: 2

Deadline: September 30

Criteria:

  • Registered full-time in a career training program
  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete section C on awards application
  • Must be an Alberta resident
  • Write an essay (minimum one page) or do an oral presentation on the influence the community of Lac La Biche has had on your chosen profession and how the community will benefit from your training (must indicate in essay where educated in public school system)
  • Must be educated at least three consecutive years (grades 10, 11 and 12) in the Lac La Biche public school system (provide high school transcript)

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

Value: $400     

Number available: 2

Deadline: September 30

Primary criteria:

  • Registered full-time in the first year of the Natural Resources Technology program
  • Must provide proof (documentation of employment or confirmation of involvement) in one or more of the following:

» Completion of the Junior Forest Ranger program

» Completion of the Wildland Firefighter training or employment

» Completion of a high school wildlife course, environmental course or science fair

» Registered Trapper

» Forest industry experience or employment in/with: Logging company/contractor

Sustainable resource development Environment

Re-forestation

Secondary criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete section C on awards application

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

Value: $300     

Number available: 1

Deadline: September 30

Criteria:

  • Registered full-time in the second year of the Natural Resources Technology program
  • Must have satisfactory attendance and progress, as confirmed by program area 
  • Provide transcript

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: $500      

Number available: 40

Deadline: September 30

Criteria:

•   High school student entering directly into a Portage College post-secondary program, without breaks in high school study

•   Registered in a program full-time

•   Must be coming to school the same year as completing high school (with a January or June graduation), with no other post-secondary or upgrading in between

•   Must be attending a program of at least 8 weeks in length

•   Must attach high school transcript

Note: First 40 students qualified and accepted into a career program will receive the scholarship after demonstrating acceptable progress and attendance in the first portion of their program.

Method of application: Portage College Entrance Scholarship application form

Value: $1,000  

Number available: 1

Deadline: September 30

Criteria:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent with an overall average of 80% or better in three core subjects taken in Grade 10 through 12 (provide transcript)
  • Registered for the first time in a career training program at Portage College

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

Value: $1,000 per award

Number available: 10, awarded as follows:

September 30 - 8 bursaries for financial need; must complete section C on awards application

March 24 - 2 scholarships for academic achievement (min. 80% average); transcript must be attached for verification of marks obtained in the final year of either high school or upgrading.

Deadlines: September 30 and March 24

Criteria:

  • Must be a permanent resident of Lac La Biche County for at least one full year prior to registration (provide proof including physical address, e.g. driver’s license, utility bill, rental agreement)
  • Provide a one-page essay outlining educational goals
  • Consideration will be given to someone registered as a full-time student in a Portage College program, which may lead to further education in a law enforcement related field of study (e.g. law enforcement, military, correctional officer, conservation officer, criminologist or park ranger and can include ACP, PCP, EMR, firefighter, wildland fire-fighter, heavy equipment operator and university transfer moving into any of the above mentioned careers); transferable to other institutions; identification of the program of study and the post-secondary institution at which the continued  training will be held is required

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

Value: $500 (awarded in the first semester)

Number available: 2 (1 for a student from the Lac La Biche campus and 1 for a student from a community campus)

Deadline: September 30

Criteria:

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship for High School Graduates or for students progressing from ACE: Available to Grade 12 students who are proceeding directly from high school to the Portage College University Studies/Transfer programs
  • Have a minimum average of 70% or greater (based on the student’s marks in English and four other Grade 12 subjects from Humanities, Fine Arts or Science, including Math (attach transcript)

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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