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Students applying for post-secondary schools should consider applying for scholarships and bursaries.

Scholarships and bursaries are available from a variety of organizations and institutions as well as from the Alberta Government.  To find the scholarship(s) and bursary(ies) best suited to your career choice, the student must be prepared to research extensively the list below.

For more scholarship opportunities, check out the links below.  Please note:  Some scholarships appear on more than one database.

  1. Alberta Blue Cross website
  2. Alberta Scholarships: Student Aid
  3. Alberta Heritage Scholarships website
  4. Alberta Scholarships website
  5. Alta Link Aboriginal Scholarships website
  6. Edmonton Catholic Teachers Association website (for students whose parents are members of ECT/ATA)
  7. Edmonton Community Foundation website
  8. Edmonton, The City of Champions Lions Club Scholarship:
  9. Unifor Local 52A Scholarship website
  10. Horatio Alger Association of Canada website
  11. Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E.) application form
  12. John Hasselfield Endowment Foundation website
  13. The Johnathan Doody Memorial Scholarship website
  14. MindFuel website (formerly Science Alberta Foundation)
  15. Newman Theological College Scholarship website
  16. Royal Bank Aboriginal Award website
  17. Scholarships Canada website
  18. Student Scholarships website
  19. TransCanada Community Scholarships website
  20. University of Alberta Registrar website
  21. YMCA Foundation Scholarships Awards website

District Bursaries, Scholarships, Awards and Trust Funds

Applications for any of the scholarships must be from students who are currently graduating from the District in the year of their application.

Below you will find general and application information on the available District Bursaries, Scholarships, Awards and Trust Funds:

  • Anne Anderson Scholarship
  • Audrey Eileen Costigan Memorial Scholarship
  • Edmonton Refugee & Emerging Community Awards
  • Frank Schneider Educational Trust Fund
  • Geraldine MacIntosh Memorial Bursary
  • Italian Women's Society Academic Scholarship
  • John and Vera Dunnigan Physical Education Scholarship
  • Kay Krausert Award Fund
  • Pura Scholarship
  • Iskotew - Acahkos (Fire Star) Bursary

Anne Anderson Scholarship

Amount:   Variable

Description:
The Anne Anderson Scholarship has been awarded to First Nations, Metis and Inuit students in the Edmonton Catholic School District since 1979.  Dr. Anne Anderson had a pioneering role in supporting and promoting the importance of Cree language instruction.   Indigenous Learning Services is honoured to present this award to Indigenous students enrolled in the District's Nehiyaw Pimatisiwin Cree Language and Culture Program.

Award:
This award is monetary and the amount and number of awards given are variable.  Successful applicants will be notified and receive their award before the end of the school year.

Criteria:
Indigenous students in junior high and high school are eligible to receive this award through school sponsorship and recommendation.  The award is given based on achievement in Cree Language and Culture as well as the following areas:

  • Academics
  • Leadership
  • Community/School Involvement

Deadline:   April 30

Please Submit:

  • Student letter describing their achievements and the impact of these achievements
  • Letter of Reference from a teacher, coach or an administrator
  • Student Academic Transcripts
  • Name of current school and grade level
  • Student home address and phone number
  • Letter of Acceptance to post-secondary program (if applicable)

Send Application Packages to:
Indigenous Learning Services
Attn: Cree Language Consultant/Manager
Sacred Heart Centre
9624  108 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 1A4

Contact Information:

Darlene Olson, Cree Language Consultant
Tel: 780-944-2000
Fax: 780-944-2007
Email:  darlene.olson@ecsd.net

Audrey Eileen Costigan Memorial Scholarship

Amount:  $2,500 for both one male and one female Grade 12 student annually

Description:
Audrey Eileen Costigan was a devoted and enthusiastic teacher who taught with the Edmonton Catholic School Board for more than two decades.  A natural athlete, Audrey was passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle with respect to physical fitness in her students as well as the community.  Audrey enjoyed a variety of sports and volunteered as a coach in various school programs.  She also served as a volunteer fitness instructor at the YMCA and taught fitness at the Kinsmen Sports centre for 27 years.  Audrey passed away on May 27, 2009 after a 3 1/2 year battle with cancer.

Criteria:
The following criteria will be used in the selection process:

  • A graduate of Edmonton Catholic Schools
  • Is enrolled in a post-secondary program at the University of Alberta
  • Academic excellence
  • Leads a healthy, active lifestyle and is involved in athletic endeavours either inside or outside of school

Deadline:  June 15

Application Form:
Audrey Eileen Costigan Memorial Scholarship 

A completed application form must be received by the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning.  Submissions with the application form should include:
  • A letter of interest explaining why one would be a worthy recipient of the scholarship
  • Enclose a copy of high school transcripts
  • Letter of conditional acceptance to a post secondary program
  • Two letters of reference

Selection:
A selection committee will determine the recipients of this award.

Presentation:
The two recipients will receive the award at their school year end award ceremony.  Audrey's husband,
Norm Onofrychuk, and son, Nicholas Onofrychuk, sponsors of the Scholarship will be involved in the
presentation.

Submissions should be sent to:
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning
Catholic Education Services
9807  106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1C2

Edmonton Refugee & Emerging Community Award

Amount:  $1,000

Description:
This award was established by Edmonton's immigrant community, to help young refugees in Edmonton access post-secondary education, achieve their educational dreams, and build a stronger community. The purpose of the award is to enhance the quality of life for refugees and members of emerging communities living in the greater Edmonton area by supporting education that would increase their ability to obtain employment in their chosen field, or pursue further educational opportunities at a post-secondary level.

Criteria (Eligibility):
The following criteria will be used in the selection process:
  • Is a recent graduate of Edmonton Catholic Schools or currently in grade 12 at an Edmonton Catholic Schools high school
  • Is a refugee, immigrant or member of an emerging community
  • Is accepted to post-secondary studies in the Edmonton area
  • Is experiencing financial need which could otherwise prevent the student from pursuing their studies
  • Has a history of positive community involvement.  

Deadline:  June 15

Application:
A completed application must be received by the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning by the due date above.   An application will be considered complete when it includes:
  • The applicants name, address, phone number and current high school or high school attended
  • A letter of interest indicating their financial need and positive community involvement
  • 2 letters of references – one from a teacher and one from a community member (not a relative)
  • Letter of conditional acceptance to a post-secondary program 

Selection:
A selection committee will determine the recipient of this award.

Presentation:
The recipient will receive the award at their school's year-end award ceremony. 

Submissions should be sent to: 
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning 
Catholic Education Services 
9807 – 106 St NW 
Edmonton AB T5K 1C2

Frank Schneider Educational Trust Fund

Amount:  $1,000

Description:
It is intended to assist the eligible children of District employees.

Criteria (Eligibility):
To be eligible, the applicant must:
  • Be a graduate of the District
  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary program with the intention of entering the field of education
  • Indicate a need for financial assistance

Deadline:   June 15
 
Application:
Submissions must be received by the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning.  The submission will include:
  • A letter of interest and a completed application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Documentation to indicate the criteria have been met     

Application Form:
The Frank Schneider Educational Trust Fund Application Form 

Selection:
The recipient will be selected from the qualified applicants by a committee comprising representation from the District.

Presentation:
The award will be presented at the recipient's high school award ceremony.
 
Submissions should be sent to:
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning
Catholic Education Services
9807  106 St NW
Edmonton AB T5K 1C2

Geraldine MacIntosh Memorial Bursary

Amount:  $1,000

Description:
The award is to be presented annually to an English as a Second Language (ESL) student who is graduating from Grade 12 and entering any post-secondary institution the following academic year.

Criteria (Eligibility):
To be eligible, the applicant must:
  • Be a graduate of the District
  • Have an academic average sufficient to gain entrance to a post-secondary institution
  • Be a well-rounded student who is presently taking, or has taken, an active role in school community activities
  • Show financial need
  • Have landed immigrant status
  • Have received ESL assistance at any point in their education with the District

Deadline:  June 15
 
Application:
The application should be received by the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning.  The submission will include:
  • A short essay (maximum of 400 words) briefly describing:
    • Future goals
    • The impact the ESL program has had or will have in helping the student achieve his/her educational goals
    • Financial need
    • Community involvement
  • Documentation to indicate that the student has met the criteria indicated
  • Three letters of recommendation     

Selection:
The recipient will be selected from the qualified applicants by a committee comprising representation from the District.

Presentation:
The award will be presented at the recipient's high school award ceremony.
 
Submissions should be sent to:
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning
Catholic Education Services
9807  106 St NW
Edmonton AB T5K 1C2

Italian Women's Society Academic Scholarship

Amount:  $500

Description:
Applicant must be of Italian background (one or both parents of Italian heritage - natural or legal, or one of the grandparents of Italian heritage).

Criteria (Eligibility):
  • Applicant must be of Italian heritage (one or both parents of Italian origin - natural or legal, or one of his/her grandparents of Italian origin)
  • Applicant should be enrolled in their final year at a District high school and must have maintained an "honours" standing (80%+) in academic subjects throughout their high school career
  • Applicant should possess leadership qualities and demonstrate a willingness to serve (e.g. community.)
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a post-secondary (university) institution at the time the award is given    

Deadline:  June 15
 
Application:
These may be given to the school counsellor or to the contact person. 
     
The contact person is:
Rosa Bilotta
15615  100 Street
Edmonton, AB  T5X 4E1
Phone: 780-456-2402
Application Form:
Italian Women's Society Academic Scholarship Application Form 

Selection:
The selection will be made by a committee comprising representation from the District.

Presentation:
This award will be presented at the annual gala hosted by the "Italian Women's Society."

John and Vera Dunnigan Physical Education Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000

Description:
This scholarship shall recognize and honor a student graduate of the District who is studying Physical Education for the purpose of teaching.

Criteria (Eligibility):
To be eligible the applicant must
 
  • Be a graduate of the District
  • Be enrolled at a post-secondary program with the intention of teaching Physical Education
  • Indicate a need for financial assistance

Deadline:    June 15
 
Application:
The submission will be received by the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning.  Submissions should include:
  • A letter of interest and a completed application form
  • Letters of support from administrators or teachers
  • Documentation to indicate compliance with criteria 1 & 2 as stated above

Application:
John and Vera Dunnigan Physical Education Scholarship Application Form 

Selection:
A recipient will be selected from the qualified applicants by a committee comprising representation from the District.

Presentation:
Awarded annually at the recipient's high school award ceremony.
 
Submissions should be sent to:
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning
Catholic Education Services
9807  106 St NW
Edmonton AB  T5K 1C2

Kay Krausert Award Fund

Amount:  $500

Description:
The fund was established to provide a yearly scholarship to a District Grade 12 business education student for further education at a recognized post-secondary education institution.

Criteria (Eligibility):
To be eligible, students must:
  • Graduate from a District high school
  • Have majored in business education (CTS) with successful completion of three grade 12 courses in the business/information processing components of CTS
  • Demonstrate a strong service commitment while attending senior high school
  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary institution for further education in the area of business  

Deadline:  June 15
 
Application:
Application form must be received by the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning.

Application Form:
Kay Krausert Award Fund Application Form 

Selection:
The recipient will be selected from the qualified applicants by a committee comprising representation from the District.

Presentation:
Awarded annually at the recipient's high school award ceremony.
 
Submissions should be sent to:
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning
Catholic Education Services
9807  106 St NW
Edmonton AB  T5K 1C2

Pura Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000

Description:
This scholarship is to recognize a grade 12 graduate of ECSD who will be entering a university, college or post-secondary technical institute, pursuing studies in an area of practical arts:
  • Business Education
  • Home Economics
  • Industrial arts
  • Vocational Education
  • Any technical field   

Criteria (Eligibility):
To be eligible, the applicant must:
  • be a graduate of Edmonton Catholic Schools
  • be enrolled in a post-secondary program, pursuing studies in an area of practical arts 

Deadline:  June 15
 
Application:
Application form must be received by the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning.  Submissions should include:
  • Name, address, telephone number, date of birth
  • High school(s) attended, work experience, interests and activities
  • Record of grade 12 marks
  • Proof of registration at a post-secondary educational institution and area of study 

Selection:
The selection and scholarship administrative committee shall select the recipient from among the applicants.

The successful applicant well be notified by letter and requested to notify of the intent to be present to receive the scholarship.

Presentation:
Awarded annually at the recipient's school graduation ceremony/awards day.
 
Submissions should be sent to:
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning
Catholic Education Services
9807  106 St NW
Edmonton AB  T5K 1C2

Iskotew - Acahkos (Fire Star) Bursary

Amount:  Four awards of $750 each

Description:
Edmonton Catholic Schools, Indigenous Learning Services designed  the Iskotew - Acahkos (Fire Star) Bursary that distinguishes our Indigenous students who demonstrate leadership and inspire others through embracing and respecting an Indigenous perspective and world view by:
  • Perservering in his/her studies despite challenges
  • Maintaining a positive outlook on his/her future opportunities and dreams
  • Providing leadership within a cultural perspective by promoting his/her heritage/culture
  • Embracing and respecting the heritage/culture of all

Award Criteria
Be enrolled full-time in their final year of high school and progressing toward graduation with plans to:
  • Enter a post-secondary institution in the fall semester
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to the community
  • Be involved in co-curricular activities
  • Maintain a good academic standing

Application Process
Submit the following documents to Aboriginal Learning Services:
  • Applicant essay including bio; accomplishments and future career goals
  • One signed reference form from an Elder, Sports Coach, Teacher, School Administrator or Indigenous Graduation Coach
  • Applicant resume
  • High school transcripts

The award recipients(s) will receive a cash award of $750

Reference Form:  Iskotew - Acahkos (Fire Star) Form
Selection Process
The following questions will be utilized during the selection process:
  • Does the applicant show an overall positive attitude towards his/her efforts?
  • Does the applicant reflect the spirit and intent of the award?
  • Is the applicant viewed as a role model to others?
  • What impact has the applicant's efforts/achievements had on the applicant and his or her community?
  • How does the applicant's efforts/achievements benefited other FNMI Youth?
  • What are the recipient(s) future and ambitions?

  • Send Application Packages to:
    Aboriginal Learning Services
    Attn: Pam Sparklingeyes
    Sacred Heart Centre
    9624  108 Avenue
    Edmonton, Alberta  T5H 1A4
      
    Contact Information:
    Pam Sparklingeyes
    Tel: 780-944-2000
    Fax: 780-944-2007
    Email:  Pam.Sparklingeyes@ecsd.net  

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

Students applying for post-secondary schools should consider applying for scholarships and bursaries.

Scholarships and bursaries are available from a variety of organizations and institutions as well as from the Alberta Government.  To find the scholarship(s) and bursary(ies) best suited to your career choice, the student must be prepared to research extensively the list below.

For more scholarship opportunities, check out the links below.  Please note:  Some scholarships appear on more than one database.

  1. Alberta Blue Cross website
  2. Alberta Scholarships: Student Aid
  3. Alberta Heritage Scholarships website
  4. Alberta Scholarships website
  5. Alta Link Aboriginal Scholarships website
  6. Edmonton Catholic Teachers Association website (for students whose parents are members of ECT/ATA)
  7. Edmonton Community Foundation website
  8. Edmonton, The City of Champions Lions Club Scholarship:
  9. Unifor Local 52A Scholarship website
  10. Horatio Alger Association of Canada website
  11. Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E.) application form
  12. John Hasselfield Endowment Foundation website
  13. The Johnathan Doody Memorial Scholarship website
  14. MindFuel website (formerly Science Alberta Foundation)
  15. Newman Theological College Scholarship website
  16. Royal Bank Aboriginal Award website
  17. Scholarships Canada website
  18. Student Scholarships website
  19. TransCanada Community Scholarships website
  20. University of Alberta Registrar website
  21. YMCA Foundation Scholarships Awards website

District Bursaries, Scholarships, Awards and Trust Funds

Applications for any of the scholarships must be from students who are currently graduating from the District in the year of their application.

Below you will find general and application information on the available District Bursaries, Scholarships, Awards and Trust Funds:

  • Anne Anderson Scholarship
  • Audrey Eileen Costigan Memorial Scholarship
  • Edmonton Refugee & Emerging Community Awards
  • Frank Schneider Educational Trust Fund
  • Geraldine MacIntosh Memorial Bursary
  • Italian Women's Society Academic Scholarship
  • John and Vera Dunnigan Physical Education Scholarship
  • Kay Krausert Award Fund
  • Pura Scholarship
  • Iskotew - Acahkos (Fire Star) Bursary

Anne Anderson Scholarship

Amount:   Variable

Description:
The Anne Anderson Scholarship has been awarded to First Nations, Metis and Inuit students in the Edmonton Catholic School District since 1979.  Dr. Anne Anderson had a pioneering role in supporting and promoting the importance of Cree language instruction.   Indigenous Learning Services is honoured to present this award to Indigenous students enrolled in the District's Nehiyaw Pimatisiwin Cree Language and Culture Program.

Award:
This award is monetary and the amount and number of awards given are variable.  Successful applicants will be notified and receive their award before the end of the school year.

Criteria:
Indigenous students in junior high and high school are eligible to receive this award through school sponsorship and recommendation.  The award is given based on achievement in Cree Language and Culture as well as the following areas:

  • Academics
  • Leadership
  • Community/School Involvement

Deadline:   April 30

Please Submit:

  • Student letter describing their achievements and the impact of these achievements
  • Letter of Reference from a teacher, coach or an administrator
  • Student Academic Transcripts
  • Name of current school and grade level
  • Student home address and phone number
  • Letter of Acceptance to post-secondary program (if applicable)

Send Application Packages to:
Indigenous Learning Services
Attn: Cree Language Consultant/Manager
Sacred Heart Centre
9624  108 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 1A4

Contact Information:

Darlene Olson, Cree Language Consultant
Tel: 780-944-2000
Fax: 780-944-2007
Email:  darlene.olson@ecsd.net

Audrey Eileen Costigan Memorial Scholarship

Amount:  $2,500 for both one male and one female Grade 12 student annually

Description:
Audrey Eileen Costigan was a devoted and enthusiastic teacher who taught with the Edmonton Catholic School Board for more than two decades.  A natural athlete, Audrey was passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle with respect to physical fitness in her students as well as the community.  Audrey enjoyed a variety of sports and volunteered as a coach in various school programs.  She also served as a volunteer fitness instructor at the YMCA and taught fitness at the Kinsmen Sports centre for 27 years.  Audrey passed away on May 27, 2009 after a 3 1/2 year battle with cancer.

Criteria:
The following criteria will be used in the selection process:

  • A graduate of Edmonton Catholic Schools
  • Is enrolled in a post-secondary program at the University of Alberta
  • Academic excellence
  • Leads a healthy, active lifestyle and is involved in athletic endeavours either inside or outside of school

Deadline:  June 15

Application Form:
Audrey Eileen Costigan Memorial Scholarship 

A completed application form must be received by the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning.  Submissions with the application form should include:
  • A letter of interest explaining why one would be a worthy recipient of the scholarship
  • Enclose a copy of high school transcripts
  • Letter of conditional acceptance to a post secondary program
  • Two letters of reference

Selection:
A selection committee will determine the recipients of this award.

Presentation:
The two recipients will receive the award at their school year end award ceremony.  Audrey's husband,
Norm Onofrychuk, and son, Nicholas Onofrychuk, sponsors of the Scholarship will be involved in the
presentation.

Submissions should be sent to:
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning
Catholic Education Services
9807  106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1C2

Edmonton Refugee & Emerging Community Award

Amount:  $1,000

Description:
This award was established by Edmonton's immigrant community, to help young refugees in Edmonton access post-secondary education, achieve their educational dreams, and build a stronger community. The purpose of the award is to enhance the quality of life for refugees and members of emerging communities living in the greater Edmonton area by supporting education that would increase their ability to obtain employment in their chosen field, or pursue further educational opportunities at a post-secondary level.

Criteria (Eligibility):
The following criteria will be used in the selection process:
  • Is a recent graduate of Edmonton Catholic Schools or currently in grade 12 at an Edmonton Catholic Schools high school
  • Is a refugee, immigrant or member of an emerging community
  • Is accepted to post-secondary studies in the Edmonton area
  • Is experiencing financial need which could otherwise prevent the student from pursuing their studies
  • Has a history of positive community involvement.  

Deadline:  June 15

Application:
A completed application must be received by the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning by the due date above.   An application will be considered complete when it includes:
  • The applicants name, address, phone number and current high school or high school attended
  • A letter of interest indicating their financial need and positive community involvement
  • 2 letters of references – one from a teacher and one from a community member (not a relative)
  • Letter of conditional acceptance to a post-secondary program 

Selection:
A selection committee will determine the recipient of this award.

Presentation:
The recipient will receive the award at their school's year-end award ceremony. 

Submissions should be sent to: 
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning 
Catholic Education Services 
9807 – 106 St NW 
Edmonton AB T5K 1C2

Frank Schneider Educational Trust Fund

Amount:  $1,000

Description:
It is intended to assist the eligible children of District employees.

Criteria (Eligibility):
To be eligible, the applicant must:
  • Be a graduate of the District
  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary program with the intention of entering the field of education
  • Indicate a need for financial assistance

Deadline:   June 15
 
Application:
Submissions must be received by the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning.  The submission will include:
  • A letter of interest and a completed application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Documentation to indicate the criteria have been met     

Application Form:
The Frank Schneider Educational Trust Fund Application Form 

Selection:
The recipient will be selected from the qualified applicants by a committee comprising representation from the District.

Presentation:
The award will be presented at the recipient's high school award ceremony.
 
Submissions should be sent to:
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning
Catholic Education Services
9807  106 St NW
Edmonton AB T5K 1C2

Geraldine MacIntosh Memorial Bursary

Amount:  $1,000

Description:
The award is to be presented annually to an English as a Second Language (ESL) student who is graduating from Grade 12 and entering any post-secondary institution the following academic year.

Criteria (Eligibility):
To be eligible, the applicant must:
  • Be a graduate of the District
  • Have an academic average sufficient to gain entrance to a post-secondary institution
  • Be a well-rounded student who is presently taking, or has taken, an active role in school community activities
  • Show financial need
  • Have landed immigrant status
  • Have received ESL assistance at any point in their education with the District

Deadline:  June 15
 
Application:
The application should be received by the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning.  The submission will include:
  • A short essay (maximum of 400 words) briefly describing:
    • Future goals
    • The impact the ESL program has had or will have in helping the student achieve his/her educational goals
    • Financial need
    • Community involvement
  • Documentation to indicate that the student has met the criteria indicated
  • Three letters of recommendation     

Selection:
The recipient will be selected from the qualified applicants by a committee comprising representation from the District.

Presentation:
The award will be presented at the recipient's high school award ceremony.
 
Submissions should be sent to:
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning
Catholic Education Services
9807  106 St NW
Edmonton AB T5K 1C2

Italian Women's Society Academic Scholarship

Amount:  $500

Description:
Applicant must be of Italian background (one or both parents of Italian heritage - natural or legal, or one of the grandparents of Italian heritage).

Criteria (Eligibility):
  • Applicant must be of Italian heritage (one or both parents of Italian origin - natural or legal, or one of his/her grandparents of Italian origin)
  • Applicant should be enrolled in their final year at a District high school and must have maintained an "honours" standing (80%+) in academic subjects throughout their high school career
  • Applicant should possess leadership qualities and demonstrate a willingness to serve (e.g. community.)
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a post-secondary (university) institution at the time the award is given    

Deadline:  June 15
 
Application:
These may be given to the school counsellor or to the contact person. 
     
The contact person is:
Rosa Bilotta
15615  100 Street
Edmonton, AB  T5X 4E1
Phone: 780-456-2402
Application Form:
Italian Women's Society Academic Scholarship Application Form 

Selection:
The selection will be made by a committee comprising representation from the District.

Presentation:
This award will be presented at the annual gala hosted by the "Italian Women's Society."

John and Vera Dunnigan Physical Education Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000

Description:
This scholarship shall recognize and honor a student graduate of the District who is studying Physical Education for the purpose of teaching.

Criteria (Eligibility):
To be eligible the applicant must
 
  • Be a graduate of the District
  • Be enrolled at a post-secondary program with the intention of teaching Physical Education
  • Indicate a need for financial assistance

Deadline:    June 15
 
Application:
The submission will be received by the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning.  Submissions should include:
  • A letter of interest and a completed application form
  • Letters of support from administrators or teachers
  • Documentation to indicate compliance with criteria 1 & 2 as stated above

Application:
John and Vera Dunnigan Physical Education Scholarship Application Form 

Selection:
A recipient will be selected from the qualified applicants by a committee comprising representation from the District.

Presentation:
Awarded annually at the recipient's high school award ceremony.
 
Submissions should be sent to:
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning
Catholic Education Services
9807  106 St NW
Edmonton AB  T5K 1C2

Kay Krausert Award Fund

Amount:  $500

Description:
The fund was established to provide a yearly scholarship to a District Grade 12 business education student for further education at a recognized post-secondary education institution.

Criteria (Eligibility):
To be eligible, students must:
  • Graduate from a District high school
  • Have majored in business education (CTS) with successful completion of three grade 12 courses in the business/information processing components of CTS
  • Demonstrate a strong service commitment while attending senior high school
  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary institution for further education in the area of business  

Deadline:  June 15
 
Application:
Application form must be received by the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning.

Application Form:
Kay Krausert Award Fund Application Form 

Selection:
The recipient will be selected from the qualified applicants by a committee comprising representation from the District.

Presentation:
Awarded annually at the recipient's high school award ceremony.
 
Submissions should be sent to:
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning
Catholic Education Services
9807  106 St NW
Edmonton AB  T5K 1C2

Pura Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000

Description:
This scholarship is to recognize a grade 12 graduate of ECSD who will be entering a university, college or post-secondary technical institute, pursuing studies in an area of practical arts:
  • Business Education
  • Home Economics
  • Industrial arts
  • Vocational Education
  • Any technical field   

Criteria (Eligibility):
To be eligible, the applicant must:
  • be a graduate of Edmonton Catholic Schools
  • be enrolled in a post-secondary program, pursuing studies in an area of practical arts 

Deadline:  June 15
 
Application:
Application form must be received by the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning.  Submissions should include:
  • Name, address, telephone number, date of birth
  • High school(s) attended, work experience, interests and activities
  • Record of grade 12 marks
  • Proof of registration at a post-secondary educational institution and area of study 

Selection:
The selection and scholarship administrative committee shall select the recipient from among the applicants.

The successful applicant well be notified by letter and requested to notify of the intent to be present to receive the scholarship.

Presentation:
Awarded annually at the recipient's school graduation ceremony/awards day.
 
Submissions should be sent to:
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Planning
Catholic Education Services
9807  106 St NW
Edmonton AB  T5K 1C2

Iskotew - Acahkos (Fire Star) Bursary

Amount:  Four awards of $750 each

Description:
Edmonton Catholic Schools, Indigenous Learning Services designed  the Iskotew - Acahkos (Fire Star) Bursary that distinguishes our Indigenous students who demonstrate leadership and inspire others through embracing and respecting an Indigenous perspective and world view by:
  • Perservering in his/her studies despite challenges
  • Maintaining a positive outlook on his/her future opportunities and dreams
  • Providing leadership within a cultural perspective by promoting his/her heritage/culture
  • Embracing and respecting the heritage/culture of all

Award Criteria
Be enrolled full-time in their final year of high school and progressing toward graduation with plans to:
  • Enter a post-secondary institution in the fall semester
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to the community
  • Be involved in co-curricular activities
  • Maintain a good academic standing

Application Process
Submit the following documents to Aboriginal Learning Services:
  • Applicant essay including bio; accomplishments and future career goals
  • One signed reference form from an Elder, Sports Coach, Teacher, School Administrator or Indigenous Graduation Coach
  • Applicant resume
  • High school transcripts

The award recipients(s) will receive a cash award of $750

Reference Form:  Iskotew - Acahkos (Fire Star) Form
Selection Process
The following questions will be utilized during the selection process:
  • Does the applicant show an overall positive attitude towards his/her efforts?
  • Does the applicant reflect the spirit and intent of the award?
  • Is the applicant viewed as a role model to others?
  • What impact has the applicant's efforts/achievements had on the applicant and his or her community?
  • How does the applicant's efforts/achievements benefited other FNMI Youth?
  • What are the recipient(s) future and ambitions?

  • Send Application Packages to:
    Aboriginal Learning Services
    Attn: Pam Sparklingeyes
    Sacred Heart Centre
    9624  108 Avenue
    Edmonton, Alberta  T5H 1A4
      
    Contact Information:
    Pam Sparklingeyes
    Tel: 780-944-2000
    Fax: 780-944-2007
    Email:  Pam.Sparklingeyes@ecsd.net