F. Margaret Milligan, a Calgary artist donated a number of her paintings throughout  her life and the proceeds from the sale of her works were used to establish this award in 1985 in her name. The Scholarship is awarded to a student who has achieved excellence in an art program sponsored by the Calgary Board of Education (High School, Further Education or Adult Academic) and who is eligible for admission to a post-secondary education on the basis of demonstrated creative artistic ability.


Estate of F. Margaret Milligan

Where Tenable

Calgary Board of Education and Continuing Education programs

Field of Study

Fine Arts






Open to students registered in Grade 12 CBE or Continuing Education programs that are completing the requirements of a high school diploma.

Applicants must have demonstrated creative artistic ability as revealed in a portfolio that would serve as an entrance requirement for a post-secondary art program. Applicants must prepare and submit a portfolio of their work, ready for viewing.

Applicants are also required to submit an original essay or statement of approximately 500 words about their past, present and future artistic goals.


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 in August. The EducationMatters Selection Committee may also include members of the Continuing Education Fine Arts Program. To claim the award, within two (2) years of notification of award, the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary study of at least two years duration. Payments will be made to the student.


May 30

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