Students can begin earning funds for their post-secondary education with scholarships and bursaries well before they enter grade twelve. There are many instances where scholarship money goes unclaimed because students feel they are not qualified. If you don't apply, you won't know. If you do apply, the worst that can happen is that you will be turned down. It is worth a few minutes of your time to try for a sum of cash that can help offset the rising cost of post-secondary education.
There are several websites available for students to search for awards. Some websites require registration, while others you simply search. By registering for the websites that request or require you to do so the site will help you narrow your eligibility for awards based on your personal information. Be sure to update your information on a regular basis as you proceed through school as your eligibility for awards will change the closer you get to graduation.
Scholarship Connection - This database lists hundreds of scholarships, bursaries and awards that are administered by various organizations.
Alberta Post-Secondary Institution Scholarship Websites - direct links
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If you are a First Nations (status and non-status), Métis, Inuit student in Canada, there are a variety of available funding sources to help offset post-secondary costs.
Canada-Wide Scholarship Search Websites
Scholarships Canada - When you register with Scholarships Canada you will be provided with a list of awards that are suitable for you based on the information that was supplied.
Scholarships By Due Date - An excellent listing of scholarships by due date maintained by Peace Wapiti School Division
yconic - This site (formerly called Student Awards) is highly recommended by former PLRD students and features a scholarship search tool you can customize to your specific circumstances.
Unlock Your Future - The scholarship process can be overwhelming at first. Unlock your Future: The Key to Scholarships, created and run by Burnaby resident Brittany Palmer, is a program that provides steps for high school students to follow in order to simplify and facilitate this process.