Inspired by the Results crafted by the CBE Trustees, this award was established by EducationMatters in 2006 in honour of the CBE Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. Adhering to the principles that we can all be leaders and that learning experiences empower students to lead the way in their schools, their communities and the world around them, the EducationMatters Future Leaders Award seeks to inspire today’s students to follow their own pursuits of excellence and lead others by example.


EducationMatters Future Leaders Fund

Where Tenable

Calgary Board of Education

Field of Study







Open to students registered in grade 12 who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma. Students must have completed all of their senior high school education in a Calgary Board of Education school. Applicants must have a minimum 75% GPA in Grades 11 and 12.

Applicants must have demonstrated commitment to volunteerism, positive citizenship and leadership qualities as revealed by the participation in non-academic activities throughout grades 10, 11 and 12, for the school and community.

Applicants are required to submit an original essay of approximately 500 words sharing how they have demonstrated, and will continue to demonstrate, leadership based on the commonly used definition of “leader” as being “a person who guides or inspires others, often inspiring confidence in other people and moving them to action”.

Applicants are required to submit one letter of reference, which may be provided from a school official, employer, or a community leader representing a community-based organization, demonstrating the applicant’s leadership and citizenship activities.

Selection will be based on academics, essay, reference and leadership.


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 in August. To claim the award, within fifteen (15) months of high school graduation 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.


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