Student Awards

Helping Local Students Achieve

Through the generosity of our donors, the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta has been able to award thousands of dollars to post-secondary students from our region. Since 2005, the Foundation has invested in over 290 post-secondary students to assist them with the costs of their education.  In 2020 the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta presented over $13,000 in Student Award Funds to local post-secondary students. Together we are supporting the community leaders of tomorrow.

Student Award Applications are now closed for the 2021 year.  The portal will reopen in 2022 for the 2022/2023 school year.

Financial circumstances shouldn’t be a barrier to post-secondary education. That’s why the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta offers a range of student awards to help students with financial need achieve their post-secondary goals.

Applying for student awards can be confusing and intimidating. We have put together some handy tips to consider before you apply for one of our student awards. Make sure you read these thoroughly before submitting an application.

Notes About The Process

  • Start early. Give yourself enough time to find the awards that are perfect for you — there could be more than one. Click here for a complete list of 2021 student awards.
  • Ask parents and others about awards offered through employers or service clubs.  There are many awards that do not get claimed every year depending on application requirements.

Apply Here

  • Please complete the application and submit no later than August 23, 2021 at 11:45 p.m.
  • Applicants will be advised of the selection committee’s decision mid September 2021.
  • If you have questions, ask.
  • Awards will be paid directly to the institution of study and will be applied to the recipient’s tuition and book fees. There are no exceptions to this rule.
  • This Student Award Program would not be possible without the contribution of our many donors. The Community Foundation does its best to thank and recognize the supporters of our awards program however, the most powerful acknowledgment is the expression of appreciation made by you. Please take a moment to forward a note of thanks to our office; a copy will be sent to the donor.

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