This scholarship was established in 2005 in tribute to Edith Berger’s deep love of education and teaching. Endowed by her brother, it is intended to provide graduating high school students the opportunity to pursue post-secondary education towards a teaching degree. Edith concluded her career in education as principal of Huntington Hills Elementary School and a plaque honoring her and the recipients hangs in the school.
Endowed by Rudy Berger
Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School District (City of Calgary schools only)
Field of Study
Open to students registered in grade 12 who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma. Applicants must have demonstrated academic progress and have a minimum 70% average in grade 12.
Applicants are required to submit an original essay of approximately 500 words on their passion for education and why they would like to pursue a career as a teacher.
Online application available at www.educationmatters.ca. 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. To claim the award, within one (1) year of notification of award the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post- secondary study of at least two years duration. Payment will be made to the post- secondary institution.