This award was established to provide financial support to students entering their first year of a practical health care program at Bow Valley College, Mount Royal University, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) or the University of Calgary
Eimer Scholarship Fund at the Calgary Foundation
Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Catholic School Division (City of Calgary Schools only)
Field of Study
Practical health care programs related directly to patient care (Degrees leading to a doctoral program in medicine are not applicable).
Open to students registered in Grade 12 completing the requirements of a high school diploma. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be entering their first year of a practical program in health care (certificate, diploma or degree), directly related to patient care at one of the following Calgary post-secondary institutions: Bow Valley College, Mount Royal University, SAIT or the University of Calgary.
International Fee-Paying Students are not eligible to apply for this award.
Applicants are required to submit an original essay of approximately 500 words sharing why they have chosen their particular field of study and why they are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare/patient care.
One letter of recommendation is required. The letter may be provided from a school official, employer, or a community leader representing a community-based organization and will attest to the applicant’s aptitude and potential for success in their chosen field of study.
Selection will be based on financial need, essay and reference.
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 at Bow Valley College, Mount Royal University, SAIT or the University of Calgary. Payments are made to the post-secondary institutions.