The City of Calgary established this award in 1945 to offer financial assistance to students pursuing post-secondary studies towards a bachelor’s degree at local publicly-funded institutions.


City of Calgary

Where Tenable

Calgary Board of Education

Field of Study





To be determined


Open to students registered in grade 12 who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma. Students must have completed all of their high school education in a Calgary Board of Education school, and parents/guardians must have resided in Calgary during those years. Applicants must have demonstrated academic achievement progress and have a minimum 75% GPA in five courses from level 30 classes which enable admission to any post-secondary institution in the city of Calgary.

The applicant must not hold any other scholarship(s) in excess of $1,700 excluding the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship. Students must notify EducationMatters of other awards won.

The selection will be based on financial need and academics.


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 are selected by September. To claim the award, within twelve (12) months of high school graduation the recipient must be registered in an eligible degree-granting program of post-secondary study in Calgary of at least one-year duration.

Eligible institutions include, but are not limited to, the University of Calgary, the Alberta College of Art and Design, qualifying baccalaureate programs from Mount Royal University.


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