He was a guide and an inspiration to many. We honour Hal Winlaw, our family, our friend, and our teacher.

Hal was a high school guidance counsellor with the Calgary school board for over 35 years. He was passionate about exploring the inner self. This was evident in his role as a leader, honouring and offering insight to all students that crossed his path. His search for better health and wellness was an integral part of his life, both in psychology and in the world of nutrition and alternative therapies.

Hal was committed to exploring many different pathways to a life of deeper health and wellness. He was an open- minded adventurer and often took the path less travelled. He would encourage you to choose your own unique path on this journey.

This scholarship is to support your studies into further exploration of leading a more holistic life through any pathway in health and nutrition.


Estate of W.H. (Hal) Winlaw

Where Tenable

Calgary Board of Education

Field of Study

Any field of study that leads to a career in Health & Nutrition.






Open to students registered in grade 12 who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma.

Applicants are required to submit an original essay of three paragraphs and approximately 500 words outlining:

  1. Who Are You? Tell us about yourself and why health and nutrition is important to you.
  2. What is Your Passion? Tell us how your passion relates to health and nutrition.
  3. What is Your Plan? If you pursue this course of study, tell us how it will make a difference in your life and in the lives of others.

Selection will be based on the essay.


Online application available at www.educationmatters.ca. 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 two (2) years of notification of award the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post- secondary study. Payments will be made to the post-secondary institutions.


May 30