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Bilanes-Martinez Memorial Scholarship

By | October 24, 2023

Eduardo Bilanes lived a long life with selflessness in one hand and compassion in the other, always caring for those around him first. Eduardo-Jose Martinez carried happiness and positivity wherever he went, lending a helping hand while bringing a smile to your face. Both Eduardos were diagnosed with cancer, and in 2022, peacefully passed away  Continue Reading »

Endow a Student Award

By | March 23, 2023

As part of our 20th Birthday campaign EducationMatters plans to endow at least ten new student awards to support Calgary students in perpetuity. The sky’s the limit when you’re creating your own student award – do you want to support a specific school, a specific area of study, or is it wide open? Are you  Continue Reading »

EducationMatters Legacy Student Award

By | January 13, 2023

Every year thousands of Calgary students apply for the more than $500,000 EducationMatters has available in student awards. There are so many deserving students, and even with half a million dollars, there’s still not enough to go around, so as part of our 20th Birthday Campaign we are creating and endowing a brand new award  Continue Reading »

Monthly Donors

By | June 21, 2022

By choosing to give a regular monthly donation, you will be helping us to plan ahead and make long-term improvements toward students’ success. A regular gift allows us to plan for the future because we know, day in and day out, that we will have a group of dedicated supporters like you. Monthly donors help  Continue Reading »

Donate to Student Award Funds

By | December 31, 2020

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Benjamin (Ben) Albert Legacy Fund

By | April 26, 2019

From tragedy springs hope A tragic avalanche in February 2003 rocked our community like never before. It left more questions than answers about the unfathomable loss of seven high school students. In its aftermath, the trail of destruction and chaos spread down the mountainside, across southern Alberta, and into the lives of everyone who knew  Continue Reading »

School Specific Awards

Mental Health Community Scholarship

By | December 20, 2017

In support of students who are struggling or have struggled with mental health Mental illness affects each and every one of us in one way or another. This scholarship has 2 aims: to provide financial support to individuals that have been affected by either their own mental health struggles or those of a caregiver or  Continue Reading »

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Skipping Stone Foundation Transgender Community Award

By | March 7, 2017

In partnership between The Skipping Stone Foundation and EducationMatters, the Transgender Community Award recognizes emerging community leaders and their impact. The award is open to Grade 12 (CBE or CSSD) students who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma and identify as a member or ally of the transgender/gender diverse community. Applicants must  Continue Reading »

Pamela Jane Hardy Memorial Award

By | January 24, 2014

Pamela Jane Hardy was a dedicated teacher and brilliant mathematician who excelled athletically. In memory of her passion for teaching, love of math, and adventurous spirit this award will go to a Calgary high school student with a demonstrated financial need, who excels mathematically and athletically in order to offset the cost of a university  Continue Reading »

Dustin Peers Memorial Visual Arts Award

By | November 20, 2012

Supporting post-secondary education in the visual arts These awards were established in 2012 in memory of Dustin Peers by his family and friends to assist graduating students pursuing studies in visual arts. One award is designated to Centre for Performing & Visual Arts students at Central Memorial High School and a second award is open  Continue Reading »