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.
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 students in financial need. The fund is intended to provide support for students facing unexpected 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 any post-secondary program, excluding Arts & Sciences, who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement at Lethbridge College, and who, without additional financial support may be at risk of withdrawing from studies. Recipient must be a Canadian citizen. (One award at $3,000)
New award highlights
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 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 prior Lethbridge College program, the submission of a portfolio in addition to an essay on immersive technologies career interests. Portfolios must demonstrate 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)
For more information on how to support student awards such as these featured awards, or to learn how to create a new student award, please visit www.lethbridgecollege.ca/give or call our Development Office at 403-320-3457.