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Awards and Scholarships

ConvocationRDC grants its students more than $1,000,000 in awards and scholarships annually! Review and apply for our current opportunities below. Click here for a complete list of RDC awards and scholarships.  

In addition to RDC awards, maximize your scholarship potential by browsing our list of external award opportunities.

 

RDC's General Awards Application 

By completing this application, available between March 1 and May 31 annually,  you are applying for the vast majority of RDC awards.  

The deadline to complete RDC's General Awards Application has passed. Thank you and best of luck to all applicants! Award winners will be selected and notified by email to their RDC email address. Don't miss out - be sure to keep an eye on your email over the summer months and into the Fall.

The application will reopen on March 1, 2021.

 

Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG)

The Government of Canada has created the Canada Student Service Grant, a program that will provide thousands of qualified post-secondary students with learning and volunteer opportunities to address relevant COVID-19 challenges at Canadian not-for-profits during summer 2020. Participating students will be eligible for a grant, which will provide up to $5,000 to be used towards post-secondary education costs. The grant is based on the number of validated volunteer hours completed between June 15 and September 15, 2020. Click here to find a volunteer opportunity near you.

Deadline: Applicants must register by August 8, 2020

 

Access and Excellence RDC Alumnus Scholarship 

Are you an RDC Alumnus who is returning to take an RDC to take a career-oriented credit course or Continuing Education course? This $500 scholarship could be yours! Complete the Continuing Education Scholarship Application* to be considered. 

*By completing the Continuing Education Scholarship Application, you will also be considered for the Canadian Western Bank Continuing Education Scholarship in Honor of Jack Donald and the Nina Dary Memorial Scholarship.

Deadline to apply: September 15, 2020

 

Canadian Western Bank Continuing Education Scholarship in Honor of Jack Donald

If you are enrolled in any RDC Continuing Education Business & Leadership Certificate Program and have demonstrated community involvement and leadership, you could be eligible to receive this $2,500 scholarship. Complete the Continuing Education Scholarship Application* to be considered. 

*By completing the Continuing Education Scholarship Application, you will also be considered for the Access and Excellence RDC Alumnus Scholarship and the Nina Dary Memorial Scholarship.

Deadline to apply: September 15, 2020

 

Nina Dary Memorial Scholarship 

This scholarship, valued at $1,000, supports female students enrolled in any RDC Continuing Education Business & Leadership Certificate Program. Complete the Continuing Education Scholarship Application* to be considered. 

*By completing the Continuing Education Scholarship Application, you will also be considered for the Access and Excellence RDC Alumnus Scholarship and the Canadian Western Bank Continuing Education Scholarship in Honor of Jack Donald.

Deadline to apply: September 15, 2020

 

Princess Auto Foundation Pre-Employment Bursary

If you are entering any full-time Pre-Employment Trades Program at RDC in Fall 2020, you are eligible to apply for the Princess Auto Foundation Pre-Employment Bursary! Six bursaries will be given valued at $2,500 each. Simply complete the Pre-Employment Bursary Application in order to be considered.

Deadline to apply: September 15, 2020

 

History and Heroes Foundation Award

Have you completed courses pertaining to Canada and/or Alberta's history? You may be eligible for the $1,500 History and Heroes Foundation Award!

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Completion of History courses focused on Canada and/or Alberta
  • Satisfactory academic standing
  • Demonstration of good character, active community service and potential for leadership

To apply, send an email to studentconnect [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca with all of the following:

  1. A completed application form, and
  2. An unofficial transcript displaying your history course completion, and
  3. A short essay, and
  4. Letter(s) of recommendation.

Deadline to apply: October 1, 2020

 

RDC Athletic Awards & Scholarships 

Current and prospective RDC athletes may be eligible for athletic awards and scholarships. Connect with the RDC team’s head coach to discuss your athletic award eligibility.  

 

Student Connect Centre 
Room 1102 | RDC 
Box 5005 - 100 College Blvd, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5 
t: 403.342.3254 | f: 403.342.3262 | e: studentconnect [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
Click here to book an online appointment with the Student Connect Centre 

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