This award was created to allow students who have graduated from Discovering Choices to upgrade courses needed for a post-secondary program.



Where Tenable

Discovering Choices Outreach programs, Calgary Board of Education

Field of Study

Upgrading courses


Variable, costs based on up to two academic upgrade courses (tuition only) and available funding




Open to Discovering Choices Outreach programs graduates who apply within two (2) years of graduation. Applicants must have demonstrated academic progress in grade 12 and marks sufficient for entrance to their program of choice.
Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be recommended by the Discovering Choices Transition Team. Selection will be based on the recommendation from the Transition Team, the student’s financial need, and their commitment to improve their grades with the goal for future success.


Online application available at The selection committee will include the Discovering Choices Transition Team and a representative of EducationMatters.


To claim the award, within three (3) months of notification of award, the recipient must be registered in an eligible upgrading program. Payments are made to the educational institution into the student’s account upon written and approved confirmation from the institution of student enrollment in the eligible upgrade program.


Applicants should check with the Discovering Choices Transition Team for application deadlines.