The Ted Weale Award, Presented by the Wild Rose Rod & Custom Car Club was established to provide financial support for a Calgary student interested in pursuing education and a career in the automotive mechanics industry. It honours Ted Weale, a student at Western Canada High in the early 1940s where he won the Bob Clark scholarship three consecutive years. Ted taught at Western Canada High School from 1951 to 1985. His students went on to win numerous awards themselves and are an enduring testament to Ted’s dedication.


Wild Rose Rod & Custom Club

Where Tenable

Calgary Board of Education (CBE) & Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD)

Field of Study

Automotive Vocational, Technical, or Trades-Related Studies






Open to CBE and CCSD students who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma in the year of application.

Applicants must show strong aptitude and interest in the automotive industry and have achieved automotive vocational, technical or trades related credits through Career and Technology Studies courses, Knowledge & Employability (K&E) courses, Work Experience or the Registered Apprenticeship program. Applicants must also demonstrate their intention to pursue an education and career in the automotive industry.

Applicants are required to submit an original essay describing “how this award will help them achieve their education and career goals in the automotive trades”. The essay must be no longer than 500 words (one page typed).

Applicants must also provide one (1) letter of reference who can attest to their interest in and aptitude in the automotive industry. This letter should come from a teacher or school official who can speak to the student’s commitment to the automotive trades.

Selection will be based on the essay, letter of reference, and academic performance.


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 the EducationMatters Student Award Selection Committee and selections will be made by September. To claim the award, within two (2) years of notification the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of at least (1) one year duration, including vocational, technical or post-secondary institutions. Payments are made to the post-secondary institutions.


May 30