Student Awards

Undergraduate & Graduate Students

IMPORTANT: Online application forms will be available before the end of January.

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Most of the Calgary Foundation’s awards are for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Awards

One award available at $1,750 applied directly to tuition. The applicant must be:

  • Entering second year of full-time studies in their first undergraduate program attending one of the following: Alberta College of Art & Design, Bow Valley College, Mount Royal University, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, University of Calgary.
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to community development and leadership (has contributed to the community by volunteering through community organizations, athletics, and cultural or political activities).
  • Able to demonstrate strong academic achievement.

There are three awards at approximately$1,000 each, applied directly to tuition. The applicant must:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to community development and leadership.
  • Contribute to the community by volunteering with a non-profit group or has held a position of responsibility with a community organization.
  • Be in need of financial support.
  • Be currently attending an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada and be enrolling in his/her final year of any degree or diploma program.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory academic standing.
  • Be a resident of southern Alberta or has graduated from a southern Alberta high school (south of and including Red Deer).

Two awards valued at $1,500 each, applied directly to tuition. The applicant must:

  • Be enrolled in 3rd or 4th year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.
  • Demonstrate commitment to community development and leadership.

Financial need may be considered.

The Kyle Block Scholarship is in memory of Kyle Alfonso Block, known by his many friends, teammates and fellow musicians for his quick wit, kind heart and adventurous spirit. After graduating from William Aberhart High School, Kyle attended the University of British Columbia where he achieved top honours in Engineering and Economics. He went on to study law at the University of Saskatchewan. Kyle had a passion for hockey and music and believed strongly in equal opportunity for all. In his long and high-level hockey career, Kyle played on teams such as the Junior A Yorkton Terriers and the UBC Thunderbirds. He was known by all as a great teammate. While pursuing his post-secondary studies in British Columbia and Saskatchewan, Kyle continued to play hockey and music with his friends and teammates.

The Kyle Block Scholarship assists worthy recipients to pursue post-secondary studies who are or have been active in competitive sport, and music, fine arts or social issues.  One or more awards valued at a minimum of $2,500. The applicant must be:

  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident studying engineering, economics or law.
  • Enrolled in second year of study or beyond.
  • Enrolled in a qualified post-secondary institution in Alberta, Saskatchewan or British Columbia.
  • In addition to financial need and academic standing, involvement (past or present) in competitive sports, music, fine arts or social justice issues.

Established to honour the legacy of Shannon’s love for the horse and extensive involvement in the Quarter Horse industry. Shannon was an active director and treasurer for both the Quarter Horse Association of Alberta and the Canadian Quarter Horse Association, and was an Alberta director for the American Quarter Horse Association. Her involvement also extended to Equine Canada committees.

One award valued at $2,000. The applicant must be:

  • Entering more advanced years of study (third year and beyond) in any field of study with emphasis on horses, agriculture, agribusiness, animal health technology, or equine veterinary medicine at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution.

In memory of Shelagh Neary Mikulak who was a leader in the library community, an innovator in her field, and an inspiration to those she worked with. Shelagh valued and respected the individuals she worked with throughout her career, mentoring aspiring and established librarians alike. As a long-standing and executive member of the Calgary Law Library Group, she dedicated her time to encouraging the professional development of others in her field.

One or more awards at approximately $1,000. The applicant must be:

  • Enrolled in a Library Technician program, Certificate Program, Undergraduate of Graduate degree who demonstrates a passion for the library sciences field.
  • In any year of study at a Canadian post-secondary.
  • Able to demonstrate financial need.

The Fogolâr Furlan di Calgary is one of sixteen similar associations in Canada whose founding members originate from the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in Italy. One of the mandates of our association is the preservation of our language and, as such, we are pleased to offer this scholarship to students of Italian in Canada. Our founding members emigrated from their homeland because they sought opportunity and advancement in a new country. They worked hard for the interests of their families and the pursuit of a post-secondary education was something sought for their children. Therefore, it is only fitting that we would establish a scholarship that would promote education and financially assist students studying Italian.

One award at approximately $1,200* (applied directly to tuition). The applicant must:

  • Be an Alberta resident (either a permanent resident or a permanent resident studying full-time at a post-secondary outside the province).
  • Be pursuing a major in Italian Studies.
  • Be entering fourth year.
  • Be committed to Italian culture.
  • Have achieved a GPA 3.0 or higher in previous year’s studies.

The Fogolâr Furlan di Calgary is one of sixteen similar associations in Canada whose founding members originate from the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in Italy. One of the mandates of our association is the preservation of our language and, as such, we are pleased to offer this scholarship to students of Italian in Canada. Our founding members emigrated from their homeland because they sought opportunity and advancement in a new country. They worked hard for the interests of their families and the pursuit of a post-secondary education was something sought for their children. Therefore, it is only fitting that we would establish a scholarship that would promote education and financially assist students studying Italian.

One award at approximately $5000(applied directly to tuition). The applicant must:

  • Be an Alberta resident (either a permanent resident or a permanent resident studying full-time at a post-secondary outside the province).
  • Be pursuing a graduate degree in Italian Studies in any year of study.
  • Be committed to Italian culture.
  • Demonstrate high academic achievement in previous year’s studies.

An award for Canadian students working in visual arts (Applied Arts, Drawing, Multimedia (excluding electronic), Photography, Painting, Print Making or Sculpture).

One award at approximately $1,000, applied directly to tuition. The applicant must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen.
  • Be registered in full-time study at a post-secondary Institution in Alberta.
  • Be entering their final year of studies in visual arts (excluding electronic media).
  • Have good academic standing.

The applicant must provide:

  • An artist’s statement and vision, including how this award will be helpful in the applicant’s artistic/academic career.
  • A maximum of eight electronic images of work with an attachment that details title, year, medium and size of each work.
  • Two letters of reference (one must be from a studio professor).

One award at approximately $2,500, applied directly to tuition. Additional awards may be available. The applicant must be:

  • A Canadian citizen and Alberta resident.
  • Entering his/her final year of study in a certificate, degree or diploma program.
  • Able to demonstrate volunteerism, service to youth, and leadership.
  • In need of financial support.
  • In good academic standing.

Preference will be given to students from the Calgary area.

One award at approximately $1000, applied directly to tuition. The applicant must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen and an Alberta resident.
  • Have attended their final year of high school in Calgary.
  • Be a full-time student registered at the University of Alberta, University of Calgary or University of Lethbridge entering their final year of studies in an Education Degree Program with a specialization in English and planning to become a high school English teacher.
  • Have good academic standing.

The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award was created to improve the role of leadership in business and specifically the advancement of women in leadership roles.

Awarded to any individual, with preference given to female students currently in leadership roles, whose focus is to improve the business workplace for women. One award valued at a minimum of $1,000, applied directly to tuition. The applicant must:

  • Be studying at the Master’s or PhD level.
  • Preferably be studying in the areas of: organizational behaviour, business administration, business and commerce, sociology or psychology.
  • Provide a brief summary (one-page) of their involvement in business and views of leadership.
  • Provide two letters from business references.

One award valued at $2,500 applied directly to tuition. The applicant must be:

  • Have resided in rural Manitoba (outside of Winnipeg and Brandon).
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Entering second or subsequent year of study at a Canadian post-secondary in the upcoming Fall.
  • Pursuing a career-oriented degree in Nursing, Math, Sciences, Education, Medicine, Law, or the Trades leading to employment in the specified field.