The Bowness Historical Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and preserve the history of Bowness. The book titled ″Bowness: Our Village in the Valley″ launched in September 2005 and tells the history of Bowness from the late 1800’s to the time that it was annexed to the City of Calgary (1964). This award launched in 2008 and is intended to help grade 12 students who have demonstrated an interest in the history of the Bowness community.


Bowness Historical Society

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Bowness High School

Field of Study







Open to students registered in grade 12 who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma. Applicants are required to submit an essay on some historical aspect of Bowness. This may include (but not be limited by) buildings, family histories (excluding any currently published), community leaders, culture or environment of Bowness. The essay must be no more than 500 words in length (one page, typed or printed). No more than two pages of supporting material (photographs, drawings) are permitted.


Online application available at Applicants should check with their guidance office for more information and are encouraged to discuss their application with the Scholarship Coordinator at their high school.

Selection & payment

Recipients will be selected by staff at Bowness High School, including a representative from EducationMatters and will be notified by September. The selection committee may also include a representative from the Bowness Historical Society. To claim the award, within one (1) year of notification of award, the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary study of at least two years duration. Payment will be made to the post-secondary institution.


May 1

To download a printable PDF of the terms of reference for this award click here.