Ben Albert understood the importance of education and the positive impact sports has in a person’s life. Ben had a passion and drive to excel academically and in sport. He proved you could be a top student but also participate and succeed in sports at the same time. The Benjamin (Ben) Albert Legacy Award was established to assist students who see value in playing a sport but are facing financial challenges to remain active while achieving success at school. It is hoped that Ben’s passion to succeed at school and in sports can live on in the recipients of this award. 


Gerry R. Albert and Samantha Albert

Where Tenable

Calgary Board of Education

Field of Study





Five (5) awards in 2019: At least two (2) designated for students attending apprenticeship, trade or technical school.


Open to students registered in Grade 12 who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma and have intent to pursue a post-secondary certificate or degree.

Applicants are required to submit an essay on “The impact and importance that being involved in sports has had on your life” The essay must be no more than 500 words in length (one 8.5” x 11” page typed double spaced).

The award must be claimed within 18 months from the date of high school graduation. Selection will be based on essay and financial need.

The recipient must provide proof of registration in an eligible program of study leading to a degree or diploma, including vocational, apprenticeship, technical or post secondary institutions.


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.


May 30

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