The City of Calgary established this award in 1945 to offer financial assistance to students pursuing post-secondary studies leading to a diploma or certificate 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 the courses and grades necessary to meet the entrance requirements of their planned post-secondary program of study.

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.

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 program of post-secondary study in Calgary of at least two years duration towards a diploma or certificate, but NOT a bachelor’s degree. Eligible institutions include, but are not limited to, SAIT and Mount Royal University non-baccalaureate programs.


May 30