Scholarships for Albertans

Every year, over 500 Alberta students benefit from funding through the Government of Alberta-administered Private Scholarship Program.

  • Jun. 20, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Every year, over 500 Alberta students benefit from funding through the Government of Alberta-administered Private Scholarship Program. The program was established in 1995 and rewards student excellence thanks to donations by generous Albertans.

Private scholarships can be specific to a student’s grades, family situation and/or area of study. For example, a student who has completed high school with exemplary academics and is interested in pursuing an education in broadcasting can apply for the new Tiessen Foundation Broadcast scholarship.

The Anna and John Kolesar Memorial scholarship is available to students interested in obtaining a degree in Education and who come from families where neither parent has a university degree. A qualifying student can receive $1,500 from this scholarship.

Other scholarships, such as the Eugene Boyko Memorial scholarship, are focused on the student’s chosen field of study. This scholarship targets students entering the field of crop production and/or crop processing technology studies. Eligible students can qualify for a $500 scholarship.

The Government of Alberta is committed to encouraging and rewarding the excellence of Alberta students by offering scholarships through the Achievement Scholarship program and the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.

Alberta has the most generous scholarship program in Canada. Over the last 31 years nearly half a million Alberta students have received $800 million in scholarship funding. Deadlines for scholarships vary; for more information on how to apply, students should visit

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship, visit or contact the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund at 780-427-8640.

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