Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Scholarship
Alberta students who have been in government care will be rewarded for their academic success through a new scholarship named in honour of the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Alberta. The scholarship recognizes the exceptional achievement of post-secondary students who have overcome significant challenges in their lives. Twenty-five (25) scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to students who have achieved the highest grade point average while working toward a degree, diploma or certificate. In addition, those students taking post-secondary upgrading courses, or attending a specialized high school are also eligible.
To qualify for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Scholarship, students must be Advancing Futures Bursary recipients who are returning to a full-time post-secondary or other eligible program. This year's scholarship recipients will be announced in October.
Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP)
A new internship program is now available to post-secondary students. The Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) is a unique opportunity that allows students to gain valuable work experience in the non-profit/volunteer sector and receive a $1,000 bursary upon completion.
Up to 1000 internships will be available to students enrolled at one of Alberta's 26 publicly funded, post-secondary institutions. Successful applicants can expect to gain meaningful work experience in one of Alberta's many non-profit/volunteer organizations, putting their educational knowledge and skills to work. At the end of the internship, students will receive a $1,000 bursary.
This program is the result of a collaborative effort between the Government of Alberta, Volunteer Alberta and the Alberta Students’ Executive Council. Go to www.joinScip.ca for further information and to apply for the program.
World Skills Scholarships
Building on the legacy of WorldSkills Calgary 2009 and following in the footsteps of Canada’s Olympic success, a new scholarship will help Alberta students own the podium at national and international skills competitions. The WorldSkills Legacy Scholarships will award students and apprentices with up to $10,000 each as they progress through levels of competition and prepare to compete on the international stage.
Students and apprentices who earn a position on Team Alberta at the provincial competition will be awarded $500 each towards their post-secondary education. Those who go on to win gold at the national level will receive a further $500. Students and apprentices who represent Canada at the biennial WorldSkills Competition will receive an additional $9,000 to support their training as they prepare to go head-to-head with the best in the world.
WorldSkills Calgary 2009 is contributing more than $1.4 million to the Government of Alberta's Heritage Scholarship Fund to support the scholarships.