This award was established to encourage Calgary Board of Education refugee or immigrant students who have come to Canada within the last five years to continue their education to achieve success in their new lives and careers.


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Where Tenable

Calgary Board of Education

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Open to students in a Calgary Board of Education school who are completing grade 12 and are new refugees or immigrants to Canada within the last five (5) years.

Applicants must have academic grades sufficient to allow admission into their chosen area of study/educational facility and demonstrate financial need.

Applicants are asked to share their story, in approximately 500 words, about their arrival, transitional experience and involvement in their new Canadian life, how they have impacted the lives of others in their new home community, and their plans for the future.

Applicants are required to submit one letter of reference. Letters may be provided from a school official, employer, or a community leader representing a community- based organization that speaks to the applicant’s transition into their new life in Canada and their aspirations for the future.

Selection will be determined with equal consideration being given to financial need, the story and reference.


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 by the EducationMatters Student Award Selection Committee. To claim the award, within twelve (12) months of notification of award, the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary study in Canada of at least two years duration, or an eligible skilled trades or apprenticeship program of at least one year duration. Payments are made to the post-secondary institution or program.


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