The Ross Glen Scholarship was established to celebrate the partnership between RGO Office Products and Lester B. Pearson High School to reward students who are pursuing a career in the skilled trades or postsecondary studies. Mr. Glen is a well-known philanthropist who has been inducted in the Calgary Business Hall of Fame! Mr. Glen earned this prestigious honour because he “exemplifies the true character of Alberta through his unwavering spirit; vision and determination, he has set the benchmark for business excellence as both citizen and mentor in our global community.” (Calgary Herald, April 27, 2016). This scholarship is intended to assist students who may be in financial need, and who have a passion for the trades or postsecondary studies and thereby carrying on Mr. Glen’s legacy at Lester B. Pearson and in the community.
Lester B. Pearson High School (LBPHS)
Field of Study
Minimum of 4
Open to grade 10-12 students registered at Lester B. Pearson High School who have participated in a registered apprentice program, work experience program, have been a positive member of the Lester B. Pearson community and are completing the requirements of a high school diploma. Applicants are required to write a short essay (maximum 500 word) identifying how they have illustrated the LBPHS core values of vision, wisdom and courage. A personal statement of financial need is required if the student would like this additional consideration. Students must also include a brief reference from a teacher, or a LBPHS staff member. Selection will be based on (in order of priority): participation in a registered apprenticeship program and/or work experience at LBPHS; consideration of financial need (if provided); the award application essay and reference.
Online application available below. 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
Selection will be determined by the Principal, Work Experience / RAP Coordinator at Lester B. Pearson High School and representatives from EducationMatters and
RGO Office Products or Mr. Glen. Recipients will be notified by July. Students must claim the award within one year following notification or high school graduation as applicable. Payment will be made into the student’s account at the registered trades/apprenticeship training facility or post-secondary institution with confirmation of enrollment.