For 34 years, Sandra taught elementary children at five Calgary Board of Education schools and was a Learning Leader at two of them. She loved teaching and cared deeply for her students. Sandra was particularly focused on teaching methods designed to strengthen her students’ reading ability.
Sandra’s commitment to the education of students continued long after she retired in 2002. She then embarked on a tutoring career that lasted until 2015. Many of her students began working with her when they were in the early primary grades and together continued their educational journey until they were well into high school.


Garry Jeffrey


Calgary Board of Education


Program leading to a Bachelor’s of Education (BEd)




Two (2)


Open to students registered in Grade 12 at any senior high school in the Calgary Board of Education who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma and demonstrate financial need.

Students are asked to submit a video or written statement of approximately 500 words outlining their need for economic/financial support and their passion for education and why they would like to pursue a career as a teacher.

Applicants must have demonstrated positive citizenship and leadership qualities as revealed by the participation in non-academic activities for the school and/or community.

Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one letter must be provided by a school official and the second can be provided from another school official or an employer or community leader representing a community-based organization.

Selection will be based on the essay/video, references, volunteerism and financial need


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 are selected and notified by September. The EducationMatters Selection Committee may also include the donor or their representative. To claim the award, within twelve (12) months of notification of the award, the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary study in Canada. Payments are made to the post-secondary institution.


May 30