Student Information Form for Applying for Scholarships

Student Information Form - Scholarships

Please complete this form when a teacher reference letter is required to apply for a scholarship. This form will provide the teacher with a better picture of your background in order to provide a strong letter for you.

Scholarships and Student Loans/Aid

It's important for students to leave as much time as possible to plan their scholarship applications. A great way for students to keep track of application deadlines is to refer to these resources on the Scholarships section of the Student Aid Alberta website at: 

For detailed information on the scholarship application process visit:

Scholarships Available By Monthly Deadline

Please click on the link below to view a variety of scholarships available to Canadian and Albertan students with the month deadline!

Month-Month Scholarships

Alexander Rutherford

Alberta Rutherford Scholarship - Grade 12 students who had a 75% or higher average for any year of grade 10, 11 and/or 12 and who are entering a post-secondary program in the fall (including apprenticeship) can apply for an Alexander Rutherford Scholarship. Information and application forms are available at student services or online by at the ALIS web site

The online application form for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship is UNAVAILABLE until sometime in June. Please check the Student Aid website (above) in June to see when the application will be active again.

Student Aid Alberta does not have a physical location where scholarship applications can be dropped off in person. Students must follow the instructions included on the application form to submit their scholarship applications.

All scholarship deadlines noted on application forms will be strictly adhered to; any applications or required information submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Peter Elzinga Family Foundation Scholarship

Applications for the 2019 Peter Elzinga Family Foundation Scholarship are now open. Students who plan to attend a post-secondary institution in Fall 2019 are eligible to apply to be awarded up to $2000 towards their education. Those who demonstrate financial need will be given higher priority. Full details can be found on the Peter Elzinga Family Foundation website The deadline to apply is June 1.

Retail Career Scholarship

Interac Association awards the Retail as a Career Scholarship - A $5,000 Scholarship will be awarded to the top applicant. Who can apply? Students entering or currently in a retail or business-related program at college or university who are working at least part-time in retail. What you'll need: Proof of enrolment to post-secondary program; Reference letter from current retail employer; Typed essay; Official student transcript for last two semesters; Completed Application and Release form. Visit the website or call 1-888-373-8245 ext. 320.

Education for Life Bursary

Education for Life Bursary - The Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities (ACCD), the grassroots provincial organization of people with disabilities in Alberta, presents this bursary to further our goal to improve the living standards of people with disabilities in Alberta. This bursary is to assist post-secondary, first-time learners in overcoming the financial barriers that they may encounter when taking on new challenges. The bursaries are awarded to people with disabilities at the entry level or those attempting one course to begin their post-secondary level of education. Applicants must be 17 years or older, a resident of Alberta living with a disability, a member of ACCD before the application deadline, and must use the bursary within the province of Alberta for course materials and/or tuition fees. Check the website at

Metis and Non-Status Bursary Program

Alberta Children and Youth Services is accepting applications for the Metis and Non-Status Bursary Program.  This program assists eligible Metis and Non-Status Indian students who wish to pursue post-secondary education in the field of social services.  For information please visit