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1 Scholarships, Bursaries and Financing How to pay for post secondary and what financial assistance you can apply for

2 Where to find scholarships  Student Services  College and University websites  Other websites

3 Types of Scholarships  Sports performance  Academic based  Needs based  Cultural  Community participation and volunteer  Apply for all scholarships (even if you don’t meet all the requirements. Many scholarships are not handed out due to a lack of applications)

4 Volunteer Opportunities

5 What is a Bursary? Bursaries are based primarily on financial need. Some bursaries may include other selection criteria such as extracurricular involvement, leadership, etc. Bursaries are meant to supplement, not replace, students' primary sources of funding such as student loans, other provincial financial assistance, employment income, and parental/spousal contributions.

6 Where to find Bursaries

7 How to apply Most scholarship applications require: Essays this is your opportunity to sell yourself, describe community involvement you have had including volunteer experiences, extra curricular activities, work experience, academic achievements and personal accomplishments References this can be a teacher, employer, coach, mentor, or community leader that will advocate for your community involvement and accomplishments Application Forms most scholarship applications will have a form for your basic information, plans for post secondary, and sometimes academic achievement in high school

8 Things to Remember When Applying Watch for application deadlines for scholarships Highlight all of your achievements, success’, accomplishments, awards, SELL YOURSELF

9 Alexander Rutherford Scholarships for High School Achievement Sponsored by: Alberta Scholarship Programs. Purpose: To recognize and reward academic achievement at the senior high school level and to encourage students to pursue post-secondary studies. Value: Up to $2,500 Eligibility: Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and an Alberta resident; and plan to enroll or be enrolled full-time in a post- secondary program or apprenticeship program. Selection: A student must have a minimum combined average based on five designated courses in at least one grade: Grade 10, 11 or 12. The minimum average, value of the award, and courses that can be used depend on the year the student graduated. Click here to view the list of course requirements course requirements

10 Application: Click here to: view and print the Alexander Rutherford Scholarships for High School Achievement application form. find your post- secondary institution code number view a list of frequently asked questionsAlexander Rutherford Scholarships for High School Achievementpost- secondary institution code numberfrequently asked questions Application forms are also available from Alberta Scholarship Programs and at all Alberta High Schools. Deadline : For 2008, the application deadline is extended to June 1 to accommodate the recent changes to the scholarship. The December 1 application deadline for January start date will remain as is. Disbursement: The award is issued in November for students who applied by June 1 and in late March for students who applied by December 1. Audience: Apprentices, High School Students


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