This award, created as a tribute to David Stevenson in honour of his more than 40 years of work for, and in support of, CBE students and staff, will help advance the goal to forward and encourage further education for Indigenous students.


Friends and family of David Stevenson

Where Tenable

Calgary Board of Education

Field of Study

Upgrading courses and/or post-secondary studies in any field






Open to all CBE Indigenous students graduating in the current academic year who are pursuing further education in upgrading or post-secondary courses. Applicants must have marks sufficient for entrance into their program of choice and a clear plan for their future goals and aspirations that require education to help them succeed.

Students are required to share their story in an essay of approximately 500 words, video, art project or other innovative way to describe “your future goals, why you have chosen your path and the steps your are pursuing in obtaining further education to help you realize success.”

A reference letter from a CBE Indigenous Education team member is recommended but not required.

Selection will be based on the student’s story and commitment to their goal of engaging in further education, the student’s financial need and reference letter, if applicable.


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

Selection will be made by a committee consisting of a member of the CBE Indigenous Education team, a representative of EducationMatters and may include a representative of the donor.

To claim the award, within one (1) year of notification of award, the recipient must be registered in the essay described program of study at an eligible institution in Canada. Payments are made to the educational institution for deposit into the student’s account upon written and approved confirmation from the institution of student enrollment.


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