The HPAD Student Award provides financial support to a graduating HPAD student that will pursue post-secondary
education or compete in high level/elite sport opportunities.



Friends, families and alumni of the High Performance Development Pathway Program at Bowness High School


Bowness High School


Unrestricted academic field of study but preference will be given to students pursuing an education program in the field of sport science. Students continuing to compete in a chosen sport at the varsity, provincial or national level.






Open to students registered in grade 12 who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma. To be considered for this award, applicants must:

– Complete HPAD 10/20/30 while demonstrating a strong passion for athlete development and have successfully applied HPAD principles and values during their time in the program.
– Demonstrate leadership, citizenship and respect within the school community throughout grade 10, 11 and 12.
– Qualify for an Alberta High School Diploma.
– Fall into one of the following categories:
a. Enrolled in any post-secondary education program (a sport science field will be given preference).
b. Competing for a post-secondary level athletic team.
c. Competing for a provincial/national level sport organization.

Applicants are required to submit an essay of approximately 500-750 words in length following the themes below:

– The Importance of Sport: explain how and why sport has played a significant role in your life. Discuss the values, skills, and experiences you’ve gained through your involvement in sport.
– The Importance of HPAD: What has been your biggest takeaways from your time in HPAD and how will these support you in the future?
– Financial Considerations: Provide a brief statement to describe any special financial situations and/or the impact this award will have towards pursuing your goals.

Originality and creativity of the essay:

– Demonstrated passion for HPAD and the pursuit of Athletic Development.
– Embodied the HPAD values and goals.
– Financial considerations


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


Recipients will be selected by the HPAD Award/Grant selection committee, including a representative from EducationMatters and will be notified in June. To claim the award, within one (1) years of high school graduation, recipients attending post-secondary must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary study OR proof of athletic affiliation must be presented.

Payments will be made to the post-secondary institution or to Bowness High School for distribution


May 30