The CBE Staff Association proudly represents close to 5000 support staff employees who work in various capacities to support the education of CBE students. Since 2011, the CBE Staff Association has been proud to further support education by offering a range of scholarship opportunities for students who have a parent or guardian who is a current member of the association. In celebration of CBE Staff Association’s 50th Anniversary, we are thrilled to announce that four additional scholarships will be awarded in 2018.


CBE Staff Association

Where Tenable

Calgary and area schools (any jurisdiction)

Field of Study



$1,500 – Financial Need; $1,000 – no financial need restriction


Eleven awards in 2018; six will be based on financial need (6 x $1,500 awards); five will have no financial need restrictions (5 x $1,000).


Open to students registered in grade 12 who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma. Applicants must have marks sufficient for entrance to a post-secondary area of study.

Student must have a parent or guardian who is a current member in the Calgary Board of Education Staff Association (PSS and Main Body). Parent/guardian must note location of work and position at the end of Section IV, Student Applicant & Parent/Guardian Declaration.

Applicants are required to:
1. Submit an original essay describing how this award will assist you in attaining your educational goals. The essay must be no more than 500 words in length (one page, typed or printed).
2. Submit three letters of reference. The reference letters may be provided from school officials/teachers, employers, or community leaders representing a community-based organizations.

Selection will be based on the level of financial need, where applicable, essay and letters of reference.


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 September by the EducationMatters Student Awards Selection Committee. To claim the award, within eighteen (18) months of notification of 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

To download a printable PDF of the terms of reference for this award click here.