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Clearwater County Post-Secondary Scholarships


Clearwater County provides scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to one student graduating from each of the 4 High Schools in Clearwater County including West Central High School, St. Dominic High School, David Thompson High School and Caroline High School. There is now also a $1000 scholarship available to a home-schooled student.

The scholarships are intended to recognize the importance of youth achievement in the area of community service and to encourage academic advancement. 

Eligibility for High-School Students:
Any graduating student from a County High School registered and attending a post secondary school in a full time capacity;
  • Must have been a resident of Clearwater County at the time of graduation from high school (note:  this does not include Town or Village residents);
  • Citizenship is the primary consideration for eligibility and includes involvement in the community or school in a voluntary and/or leadership capacity while attending high school.  The scholarship recipient will be seen and recognized by other students as an individual who continually demonstrated care and respect for fellow students and the community;
  • A student, upon receiving this $1,000 scholarship once, is ineligible to receive another award under this program.
 
Eligibility for Home-Schooled Students:
Any student from Clearwater County graduating through the home-school program and enrolled in a post-secondary institution in a full time capacity
  • Must have been a resident of Clearwater County at the time of graduation 
  • Citizenship is the primary consideration for eligibility and includes involvement in the community or school in a voluntary and/or leadership capacity. The scholarship recipient will be recognized as an individual who continually demonstrates significant contributions to their community while maintaining proficiency in academics.
  • A student, upon receiving this $1,000 scholarship once, is ineligible to receive another award under this program.

Application Process for High School Students:
  • All graduating county high school students will be notified of this scholarship and will apply through their high school;
  • Interested applicants may apply in writing identifying:
    • Citizenship involvement while attending high school;
    • County residence legal location while attending high school;
    • Name of post secondary institution and the full time program enrolled in;
    • Any reference letters the applicant feels are helpful in confirming citizenship activities 
     
     
Application Process for Home-Schooled Students:
  • Graduating Clearwater County home schooled students will be notified of the scholarship through an advertising process that will include local newspapers, the County newsletter, and contact with Alberta Home Schooling Association. 
  • Interested applicants may apply to the County using the following application form that will be submitted to Clearwater County (Home-School Scholarship Application Form)
    • Citizenship involvement while enrolled in grades 10 to 12
    • County residence legal location while enrolled in the home-school program
    • Name of home school association or board under which the student is registered
    • Proof of acceptance into a post-secondary institution and intended program of study
    •  A transcript or equivalent showing current academic standing
    • Two reference letters to confirm citizenship activities
Review and Selection Process for High School Students:
  • Applications will be received and reviewed by the respective high school principal (or his/her designate) considering the contents of the written application, the observations of school staff through the time the applicant attended high school, and any other community references the principal deems appropriate to consult.
  • The respective high school principal shall select the winning applicant and advise the county administrator for purposes of preparing a check.
Review and Selection Process for Home-Schooled Students:
  • Applications will be received and reviewed by the Agricultural Service Board (ASB). Consideration will be given to the contents of the written application, the reference letters and to a lesser extent, academic standing. 
  • Deadline for applications is August 31 for each year.
  • The ASB shall select the successful applicant and advise the county administrator for purposes of preparing the cheque. 
 
 

Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) Post-Secondary Scholarship


In recognition of the importance of an educated population to the future well-being of rural communities, the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) established the RMA Post-Secondary Scholarship Program in 1995. The program is designed to encourage rural Albertans to pursue further education, and thereby enhance the ability of these young people to make meaningful contributions to their communities in subsequent years. A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is presented to one successful applicant from each of RMA’s five districts. Applications must be received no later than August 31, 2020. For more information about RMA's scholarship program, please visit the RMA website.