Lethbridge College offers a wide range of program awards to suite diverse interests, and we’re always adding more awards. When you fill out our online application, you will be matched to various awards' criteria. Your application will then be reviewed for any awards you are deemed eligible for.

Rita Simons Memorial Award

Rita Simons was the mother of Diane Simons and the grandmother of Northside Lethbridge Dodge General Manager Russell Gallant, who together have created these awards in her memory.

Rita saw the value in education and community involvement. She came to Canada from Holland as a war immigrant when she was a child. Although education was very important to her, she was only able to complete grade 8 because of the post-war family circumstances and the mindset of the time. However, after raising her family, Rita returned to school at 55 years of age to receive an education in health care. She graduated with honours, and with her determination and new education, she forged a new life and a successful career.

The Rita Simons Memorial award of $2,500 is given to eight students each year – four who are enrolled in the Automotive Service Technician, Carpenter, Electrician or Heavy Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Training programs and one who is enrolled in the Automotive Systems program.

Three awards are also available annually to students in any program with a focus on Indigenous students, mature students or students who are single-custodial parents.

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)

Duane King Memorial Awards

Awarded to students in the Bachelor of Agriculture Science degree program and Agriculture & Heavy Equipment Technician program. Recipients of this award will have demonstrated academic achievement, positive student conduct, has experience in the farming industry and financial need. (4 awards at $1000 each)

Dragonfly Education Award

Awarded to a full-time continuing student in any post-secondary program , excluding Arts & Sciences who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement at Lethbridge College who, without additional financial support may be at risk of withdrawing from studies. Recipient must be a Canadian citizen. (One award at $3,000)

Lloyd Hickman Memorial Award

Awarded to a continuing full-time Criminal Justice Policing student who has demonstrated leadership and community involvement upon completion of the first year of the program. Created In memory of Lloyd T. Hickman, Chief Superintendent (Rtd), RCMP, who dedicated his life to bettering his community through his 37-year policing career and his many volunteer activities. (One award at $2000)

Jeffrey Sean Wamsteeker Memorial Entrance Scholarship

Awarded to a student entering the Computer Information Technology program (full-time) who demonstrates a combination of academic achievement and financial need. (One award at $1000)

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)

Simpson-Markinch Foundation Awards

Awarded to students in a wide range of programs who are Alberta residents and demonstrate financial need. (30 awards at $1000)