This year, Lethbridge College students will receive well over $1.5 million in scholarships and awards.

With just one online application, you can apply for all of the awards and scholarships you may be eligible for within our Lethbridge College awards program

  • This opportunity opens March 1 of each year, 
  • It closes for continuing and graduating students May 1. (Continuing status applies to students choosing a 'major' or 'stream' within a program.)
  • Please carefully review the definitions of the categories at the 'top' of the application. 
  • It closes July 15 for students entering the college for the first time, switching to a new program (not changing 'majors'), or for those who began their College program in January of the current year. 

Nursing (NESA) and After-Degree Nursing students who wish to be considered for academic entrance awards (Scholarships) must send transcripts to [email protected] as the College does not have access to those records. These must be received prior to the application deadline. Nursing and After Degree Nursing students who have finished their time with the College should be applying to the University of Lethbridge for transfer awards as they don't fit into the 'continuing' or 'graduating' Lethbrige College categories.

Awards Application

Open now! (For Entrance Students - those who began programs in January or who are starting with us in the fall)

(Closed for continuing and graduating students on May 1)

Apply for Awards and Scholarships
One application covers all awards and scholarships that you qualify for.

Lethbridge College Awards Application

 Please note - almost all Lethbridge College Entrance and Continuing awards are contingent on FULL-TIME enrolment (and other criteria if noted in the awards letter) in the fall term and are credited to student accounts once the recipient has contacted [email protected] 


Provincial awards

Please note that Alberta residency is based on the provincial government's definition - for example, for 'dependent' students it is required that the parent(s) also reside in Alberta - again, visit Student Aid for more information.

  •  Jason Lang and Louise McKinney scholarships are restricted to Alberta residents currently registered with the nominating institution (the full criteria for both scholarships can be found on Student Aid Alberta).
  • Recent changes to that program mean that students who have just transferred to the college must check in with us to see what is required in order to be considered/nominated. (This would include sending us the relevant proof of marks/credits earned)

Current students who qualify for either scholarship are nominated by our office based on College/received data. However, we may need additional information from you so please monitor your '@lethbridgecollege.ca' email account for messages from [email protected].  Failure to respond means missing out on being nominated. 

Indigenous Careers Award

  • Indigenous students continuing full-time in credit programs may be eligible for this $2000/term award. 
  • There are application deadlines and criteria restrictions so be sure to check with us for those dates, facts, and the application. 
  • Information on this award is posted on Canvas during application periods.
  • This award is based on a limited allocation so restrictions (such as minimum GPA) may be imposed - award is not guaranteed.

Health Care Aid Certificate Bursaries (contingent on availability and administered by Norquest)

Our Health Care Aid students are eligible for up to $9000 in bursary funds administered by the province. 

 

Lethbridge College administered awards

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Awarded to a graduate of a Southern Alberta High School entering a full-time program of study at Lethbridge College.  Must have demonstrated achievement in athletics and contribution to community while in High School.

Awarded to an LC athlete not eligible for the Alberta Athletic Award. Recipient must be recommended by his/her coach, and must be enrolled full time with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Because this award is based on past performance it is awarded in the form of a cheque even if the selected recipient is continuing studies at the College.

Awarded to a graduate of a City of Lethbridge High School entering a Lethbridge College credit program (full-time), who has demonstrated academic and athletic proficiency.

Awarded to a student entering the Agriculture Science program (full time) based on demonstration of financial need and academic achievement.

Awarded to a student entering the Bachelor of Agriculure Science program (full-time) based on demonstration of financial need and academic achievement.

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Awarded to an LC athlete not eligible for the Alberta Athletic Award. Recipient must be recommended by his/her coach, and must be enrolled full time with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Because this award is based on past performance it is awarded in the form of a cheque even if the selected recipient is continuing studies at the College.

Awarded to a continuing (full-time) Agriculture Enterprise Management student who is a long-term resident of Southern Alberta and who demonstrates financial need. Of these the award will go to the student who faculty feels has best demonstrated communication skills and leadership, a strong work ethic, integrity and team building qualities in the classroom and/or the community.

Awarded to a continuing (full-time) Agriculture Science student based on demonstration of financial need and academic achievement.

Awarded to a continuing (full-time) Bachelor of Agriculture Science student who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement.

Awarded to a member of the 20th Independent Battery who is a full-time (continuing) Lethbridge College student. Of those names supplied by the Battery, the award will go the member with the highest GPA.

Awarded to a graduating (full-time) Agriculture Science student who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement.

Awarded to a student graduating from the Bachelor of Agriculture degree program at Lethbridge College who demonstrates financial need and outstanding academic achievement.

Awarded to the graduating Criminal Justice student who best demonstrated the following: academic excellence in CJP 2280, a positive attitude, and a strong desire to pursue a career in the commercial vehicle enforcement field.

Awarded to a graduating Architectural Animation Technology student who receives the highest grade on a specific project associated with this award. The project will be determined and evaluated by an internal selection committee.

Awarded to a full-time student upon completion of an Environmental Science program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who has demonstrated a contribution to the program. Financial need must also be demonstrated.

Awarded to a continuing international student for a combination of academic achievement and volunteerism/involvement in the college or Lethbridge community at large.

Awarded to an international student (on a student visa) entering a Lethbridge College post-secondary program for the demonstration of academic achievement and based on an essay detailing why they chose to attend here.

Awarded to an international student continuing full-time within a Lethbridge College post-secondary program who demonstrates a compelling combination of academic achievement and financial need.

Awarded to continuing full-time international awards applicants on the basis of outstanding academic achievement.

Awarded to a student who has Permanent Resident status, demonstrates financial need and is continuing full-time in a Lethbridge College program. Preference will be given to those who have overcome challenges related to immigrating to Canada and who also demonstrate academic achievement.

Awarded to a student enrolled at Lethbridge College who is of Blackfoot descent who: participates in the preservation of the Blackfoot culture through community involvement with relevant community events and/or organizations; and who preserves the Blackfoot language by demonstrating a proficient ability to speak Blackfoot and/or has shown a commitment to learn Blackfoot. Videos will be adjudicated by Elders who will select the applicants who best address both the language and cultural involvement.

Awarded to an Indigenous student entering a post-secondary program at Lethbridge College. Selection will be based on the demonstration of financial need in combination with academic achievement. Student must be full-time in the fall term.

Awarded to a continuing (full-time) post-secondary student who is a member of the Blackfoot Nation (Kainai, Piikani or Siksika Nations) who demonstrates involvement in a community initiative either in Lethbridge or in the student's home community. Good academic standing is also required.

Awarded to an Indigenous student who has completed academic upgrading at the college and who is now entering (full-time) a post-secondary program at Lethbridge College. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Awarded to a student from the Piikani Nation graduating from Wind Turbine Technician program with the highest grade, one grad from December and one from April. If there are no students from the Piikanii Nation, preference will be given to a student of Indigenous descent.

Featured Awards

Lethbridge College offers a wide range of awards to suit diverse interests, and we’re always adding more. When you fill out our online application, you will be matched to various awards criteria. Your application will then be reviewed by a committee and successful applicants will be notified by mail. Be sure to update your address in Self Service if you move.

New award highlights

Dragonfly Education Award

The dragonfly represents change that results in growth. For many, this growth is achieved through higher education. The founder of this fund believes that education is one way people can achieve their goals of growth, transformation, and self-realization. The Dragonfly Fund was established to support facing financial barriers that could potentially prevent them from completing their educational journey. 

The Dragonfly Fund also supports the annual Dragonfly Education Award which is awarded to a full-time continuing student in a variety of post-secondary programs, for demonstration of exceptional academic achievement at Lethbridge College, as well as the ability to demonstrate that unmet need may result in their withdrawal from studies. Recipient must be a Canadian citizen. (One award at $3,000) 

1st Choice Savings Awards

Awarded to students in the Bachelor of Agriculture Science degree program and the Agriculture Sciences diploma program who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need. (25 awards between $500 and $1000)

Bruce McKillop Awards

Awarded to students in a wide range of programs who have overcome academic or personal obstacles in order to pursue, continue and/or complete a post-secondary education. (23 awards between $1000 and $2500)

FortisAlberta Indigenous Awards

Awarded to Indigenous students who are entering a post-secondary program (full-time) at Lethbridge College. Selection will be based on the demonstration of financial need. Preference will be given to Indigenous students who are from Fortis-served communities. (These are: Alexander, Alexis, Beaver Lake, Enoch, Heart Lake, Paul, Ermineskin, Louis Bull, Montana, Samson, Sunchild, Ochiese, Stoney (Bearspaw, Chiniki, Wesley), Blood, Siksika, Piikani, Tsuu T'ina, Buffal Lake, Kikino). (4 awards at $2500)

 Katharina Martha Herbst Practical Nurse Award

Awarded to a graduating Practical Nursing student for the demonstration of 'caring and kindness' to fellow students, exemplary leadership, and an interest in  lifelong learning. (1 award at $1000)

Le Barons Car Club Automotive Award

Awarded to a student graduating from the Automotive Systems program for demonstration of enthusiasm for the automotive industry and a high regard for workplace safety. Preference will be given to students who have interest in vintage cars. (1 award at $1000)

Lethbridge College Immersive Technology Outstanding Achievement Post Diploma Award 

Funded by supporters of the 30th Annual Clayton Allen Wine Auction, this award is for Lethbridge College Alumni who are entering the Virtual and Augmented Reality (VXR) Certificate program. Selection will be based on outstanding academic achievement in a prior Lethbridge College program, the submission of a portfolio, and an essay on immersive technologies career interests. Rating of portfolios will be based on the applicant’s proficiency in spatial media and/or other digital graphic design. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed Architectural Animation Technology, Interior Design Technology, Multimedia Production. Computer Information Technology, Engineering Design Technology and/or other Lethbridge College programs complementary to immersive technologies. (2 awards at $4000)

Simpson-Markinch Foundation Awards

Awarded to students in a wide range of programs who are Alberta residents and demonstrate financial need. (20 awards at $1000)

Wellman Family Memorial Awards

 The Cal Wellman Memorial Award is awarded to a mature Indigenous entrance student who demonstrates financial need and who has overcome obstacles in order  to pursue post-secondary education. Preference will be given to those studying Agriculture Sciences. (2 awards at $3000)

 The Doris M. Wellman Memorial Award is awarded to a mature female Indigenous entrance student who demonstrates financial need and has overcome obstacles in  order to pursue post-secondary education. Preference will be given to those studying Business Administration. (2 awards at $3000)

 

External awards

A variety of external awards are listed below, though this list is limited. External awards opportunities exist in too many places for us to provide you with a comprehensive list. 

Some scholarship search engines require registration but do a lot of the work for you:

 yconic.com  

 scholartree.ca 

 student Life Network

Awards for LGBTQ students
Awards for Indigenous students

You'll find a complete listing of available Indigenous scholarships and awards in the Indigenous Services section of our website.

Belcourt Brousseau and other ECF awards

Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool

BluEarth Renewables Scholarship Program

TC Energy Scholarship

Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategy --MEF Early Learning and Child Care Metis Scholar Award and funding for final years of post-secondary programs

Scholarship for Indigenous Students (National Union of Public and General Employees)

Alberta Blue Cross Indigenous Scholarships

Alberta Government Indigenous scholarships

First Nations, Metis and Inuit Undergraduate Bursary

RBC Future Launch Indigenous Scholarship

Indigenous Skills and Employment (for non-status, Eastern Metis and Southern Inuit)

Indspire Awards

Primary Indigenous Bursary (engineering, Powerline, IT)

Awards for Digital Communications/Other Media students
Awards for Early Childhood Education students
Awards for Engineering students