This award was established in 2006 through the Calgary Foundation by an anonymous donor who believes that kids really do come first. The purpose of the bursary is to provide an incentive for students who might otherwise be discouraged by reason of financial need to pursue post-secondary education.


Endowed by an anonymous donor

Where Tenable

Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School District (City of Calgary Schools only)

Field of Study





Two (one CBE, one CCSD)


Open to students registered in grade 12 who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma.  Applicants must have demonstrated academic progress and have a minimum 65% GPA in grade 12, and demonstrated financial need.

Selection will be based primarily on financial need, with consideration of academic merit.  One award will be given out to one student in each of the two eligible school boards.

International fee-paying students are not eligible to apply


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 one (1) year of notification of award the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary study of at least two years duration. Payments will be made to the post-secondary institutions.


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