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Scholarships for Indigenous students

Every year, Alberta Blue Cross provides scholarships for Indigenous students. The awards are based on scholastic achievement, financial need and community involvement. The award amount varies according to the institution the student will be attending.

Application forms are available from high school guidance counsellors, post-secondary institution student awards officers, some career development centres and Canada/Alberta Service Centre Sites and Alberta Blue Cross. The application form has also been posted on this web site as a pdf file.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: application submissions will be accepted beginning on September 1, 2018. The application period will close January 15, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by February 5, 2019.

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Alberta Blue Cross Entrance Scholarship for Indigenous Students

Purpose: The Alberta Blue Cross Entrance Scholarship for Indigenous Students is for students who have demonstrated community involvement, achievement of personal goals as well as demonstrate financial need. Scholastic achievement will also be considered. This scholarship is for students who are completing their high school education and entering their first year of post-secondary study at an accredited institution.

Value of award: Varies (up to $1,500 depending on institution)

Number of awards: Three

Criteria:

  • Applicants are a member of a first nation or band, or have Inuit, Métis or Indian Status as referenced on the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada website.
  • Applicants must be enrolling in the first year of any full-time post-secondary certificate or diploma program of two or more years duration.
  • Applicants must clearly describe their community involvement, personal goals and financial need.
  • Applicants must have been residents of Alberta during their most recent year of study.
  • Applicants must submit reference letters for evaluation.
  • Applicants must be accepted to an accredited post-secondary institution.

Submitting you application: applications should be sent to Alberta Blue Cross Corporate Offices 10009 108 Street NW Edmonton Alberta, T5J 3C5 Fax: 780-498-8096 before January 15, 2019.

Closing date: January 15, 2019

Disbursement date: disbursement of scholarships to successful candidates will take place on February 28, 2019.



Alberta Blue Cross Scholarship for Mature Indigenous Students

Purpose: The Alberta Blue Cross Scholarship for Mature Indigenous Students is for individuals who have demonstrated community involvement, achievement of personal goals as well as demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is for students who are defined as “mature” by their post-secondary institution.

Value of award: up to $1,500 depending on institution

Number of awards: One

Criteria:

  • Applicants are a member of a first nation or band, or have Inuit, Métis or Indian Status as referenced on the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada website.
  • Applicant must be defined as a mature student by their post-secondary institution.
  • Applicants must be enrolling in the first year of any full-time post-secondary certificate or diploma program that are two or more year’s duration.
  • Applicants must clearly describe their community involvement, personal goals and financial need.
  • Applicants must have been residents of Alberta during their most recent year of study.
  • Applicants must submit reference letters for evaluation.
  • Applicants must be accepted to an accredited post-secondary institution from the list below.

Submitting your application: Applications should be sent to Alberta Blue Cross Corporate Offices 10009 108 Street NW Edmonton Alberta, T5J 3C5 Fax: 780-498-8096 before January 15, 2019.

Closing date: January 15, 2019

Disbursement date: disbursement of scholarships to successful candidates will take place on February 28, 2019.

Accredited post-secondary institutions

  • Alberta College of Art and Design
  • Ambrose University College
  • Athabasca University
  • Augustana Faculty, U of A
  • Blue Quills First Nations College
  • Bow Valley College
  • Canadian University College
  • Concordia University College
  • Fairview College / Grande Prairie Regional College
  • Keyano College
  • The King's University College
  • Lakeland College
  • Lethbridge Community College
  • MacEwan University
  • Maskwachees Cultural College
  • Medicine Hat College
  • Mount Royal University
  • NAIT
  • Norquest College
  • Northern Lakes College
  • Olds College
  • Old Sun Community College
  • Portage College
  • Red Deer College
  • SAIT
  • St. Mary's University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Lethbridge
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