High School Student Awards

Do you like free money?
You can find it at uLethbridge through a wide range of scholarships and awards. Many of these awards are given out based on your grades (from the last five years), but other criteria like leadership, community involvement, or artistic ability may also be considered.

While not all awards require you to apply, researching which awards you may qualify for and filling out an application is strongly recommended. A few minutes of your time can really pay off in a big way. Keep in mind that any uLethbridge awards you receive will be dependent on your decision to attend the University of Lethbridge.

Grade 11 Merit Award

You don't have to wait until you are in Grade 12 to start planning for university, especially if your plans include the University of Lethbridge! Our Grade 11 Merit Award is given to students who fill out our online form by June 30th in their Grade 11 year. It is a simple process — no essay or letters of recommendation necessary. Approximately 150 scholarships will be given to the highest achieving Grade 11 students.

We typically send out notification letters in October. 

How To Apply: Submit the online form before June 30 in your grade 11 year. This award is calculated using your Grade 11 Average.

Deadline: June 30 | Value: $800 (80% and higher) or $500 (75-79.9%)

Board of Governor's Admission Scholarship

Our Board of Governors’ (BOG) Admission Scholarship reward students who apply early to uLethbridge. They may be combined with other uLethbridge awards, e.g., Leadership and Entrance Awards, and the Grade 11 Merit Award. Remember to apply early to maximize the value of your scholarships.

In order to be considered for the BOG scholarships, you must apply before our early admission deadline, December 15th. That's it. Apply to uLethbridge before the deadline and you'll be automatically considered.

How to Apply: Submit a completed application for admission before December 15 to be autotomatically considered for the award. There's no need to apply for admission twice to be eligible. Award eligibility is based on Grade 12 marks of an actual admission average of 80% or higher.

Deadline: December 15 | Value: up to $1000

Leadership Awards

To be eligible for one of our Leadership awards, you must be coming to uLethbridge either directly from high school, or without having attended another post-secondary institution. Although some of our awards do not require a separate application in order to be considered, this one does. Please submit the required essay and reference letters by March 15.

How to Apply: Log in to the Bridge and fill out the scholarship application online

Deadline: March 15 | Value: up to $5000

High School Awards

High School awards are available based on your admission average as well as other criteria, such as financial need, volunteer experience and artistic ability. A separate scholarship application is required.

How to Apply: Log in to the Bridge and fill out the scholarship application online

Deadline: March 15 | Value: up to $6000

How do I apply for scholarships?
You must have a University of Lethbridge ID number and an account on our student Information system called the Bridge before you can access the online scholarship application forms. This means you should apply for admission at least two weeks before the scholarship deadline in order to have your application processed and your Bridge account created.  If you have questions regarding your ID number or the Bridge, please contact us.

Are there any other scholarships I can apply for?
Many agencies, employers and organizations offer awards for post-secondary students. These awards are external to the University, and they can be combined with any scholarships and awards you receive from uLethbridge.

Some of them are based on academic merit, but many of them will be based on other criteria such as financial need, volunteer work, community involvement, leadership experience, etc.  Finding these awards involves some work on your part, but it can really pay off in the end.

Online Resources:

For more award information visit: Scholarships and Student Finance


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