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Making education accessible to Albertans

Increased access to education has proven to influence health outcomes. In 1998, to celebrate our 50th anniversary, Alberta Blue Cross established a $1 million scholarship fund to assist young Albertans pursuing their dreams of post-secondary education.

Supporting 65 scholarships, each year, our scholarships range from $750 to $1,500, and are awarded to full-time students on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Most awards are administered directly through the accredited post-secondary institutions psted below.

Supporting the health and wellness of young Albertans

Alberta Blue Cross® appreciates the valuable role that Alberta’s post-secondary institutions play in preparing our young adults with the skills they need to not only build successful futures for themselves, but to build the future of our province.

While many health prevention programs target children and adolescents, young adults do not receive the same amount of attention. Conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, which are commonly associated with later stages in life, are increasingly being diagnosed in young adults. At the same time, more young adults are facing mental health challenges. Wellness promotion initiatives targeted toward young adults can proactively address health conditions and in doing so, ensure a healthier future for our young people.

That’s why Alberta Blue Cross created the Post-Secondary Wellness Promotion Grant Program—through which we made up to $350,000 available on a one-time basis, and to be distributed equitably, among Alberta’s universities and colleges. The program received an enthusiastic response with 20 post-secondary institutions across the province applying for funding.

Scholarships for Indigenous students

Alberta Blue Cross’s Indigenous Scholarship Program awards six annual scholarships to Indigenous students across the province. To learn more about our Indigenous Scholarship Program, click here.

"Without bursaries provided by generous donors such as Alberta Blue Cross, some students would not be able to pursue their passions and goals of Post-Secondary education. Thank you, Alberta Blue Cross for all of the support that you provide, you are helping students realize their dreams!"

—Kathryne Drnasin, Student Awards office, University of Calgary

If you're planning to enter a diploma or degree program at one of the following institutions, there could be an Alberta Blue Cross scholarship for you!