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Michael A. Riffel Catholic High School
Community Scholarships
​Please note when applying for scholarships, that deadlines are non-negotiable. If transcripts or references are required, be aware that it takes time for others to process your requests. Also be aware that if you must mail documents, it will likely take 2 or 3 days for your application to reach its destination.

Note: Many Scholarships have not yet been announced for the school year. Scholarships whose deadlines have passed or have not had current contact with the school will be kept on our web site for reference. Please keep checking this page for updates or do a Google search using the scholarship name.

1800 Wheelchair (2 awards of $500) - Open to all students. Students must write a poem, in a style of your choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge. Application deadline is January

AES Engineers Scholarship ($500) - AES is a consulting firm committed to supporting higher education for all students (not restricted to engineering students). To be eligible, students need to submit an essay. The recipient will be chosen based on the essay response. This years topic is: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What people, things and accomplishments  do you need? Application deadline is  October

Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship ($500) - Students must submit an essay based on how physical therapy can make a difference in someone's life. Application deadline is August annually.

BBG Communications Scholarhsip ($1000)
This is a scholarship that requires students to write 2 essays. The essay questions are based on advances in information and communications. 

Application deadline is June 30. 

Bill Mason Scholarship Fund ($1000) Paddle Canada is proud to award this annual scholarship of $1,000 to assist with the education of tomorrow's environmental stewards - those people who help make a difference in the kind of world we live in today and pass on to future generations.
Application deadline is September

Burger King Scholars
​In memory of  Burger King co-founder James W. McLamore. Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to  $50,000, and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college  or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on  their grade point average, work experience, e
xtracurricular activities and/or  community service.
The application  is due in December

CAA Saskatchewan (3x$2500)
CAA Saskatchewan awards three  annual entrance scholarships of $2,500 each to students attending the province's  major post-secondary educational facilities - University of Saskatchewan,  University of Regina and SIAST. Applicants must be either a CAA Saskatchewan  Member or child of a Member, and a resident of Saskatchewan. CAA Saskatchewan  also awards one entrance scholarship of $2,500 to an employee or child of an  employee. The successful candidate is determined by academic excellence and  selected by CAA Saskatchewan. 

Application deadlines vary. 

Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation Scholarships

These scholarships are available to female students entering Engineering. Various awards are available with varying criteria. 
Application deadlines are in January

Canadian Hospitality Foundation
The Canadian Hospitality Industry offers over $200,000 in scholarships for students wishing to pursue a career in the hospitality, foodservice and tourism industry across Canada annually.
Application deadlines varies

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund  ($1000 per year up to 4 years)
Recipients are chosen based on academic excellence, financial need, and a passion for pursuing a career in medicine. 
Applications are due in June

Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (Loran  Award)
Awarded to talented young Canadians on the basis of character, service and leadership potential. A Loran Award includes four years of funding for undergraduate studies and a comprehensive enrichment program. For more information go to the Loran Award webpage To be considered to  be a sponsored applicant, please see a Guidance Counsellor 
after you read  through the application. Up to 30 National Awards valued at $75,000 over four years at select universities. Criteria includes proven leadership, character and services. There are 42 Finalist Awards of $3000 and 40 Regional Awards of $2000.
Applications are due in October of each year.

Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
The student must be pursuing a course of studies directed toward a career in exploration geophysics or be adependent of a CSEG member who will be entering university. In order to qualify for an award, students must be enrolled at a Canadian university in an academic program leading to an exploration geophysics career in  industry, teaching or research. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance, financial need, interest in geophysics and extra-curricular activities.
Application deadline is November 1st annually

Carlyle Murray Educational 
Foundation Scholarship

Applicants will be evaluated on academic performance, extra-curricular activity, and financial need.
Application deadline is in May. Applications are available in Student Services. 

Colonel Douglas H. Gunter Award (Canadian War Museum History Award) (5 X$1000)
The 2014 competition theme is:  Canada and the First World War. Students must submit an original piece of work  that explores this theme. This work can be text, visual art, web design, or  audio/video production. 
Application deadline is in March

CN Canadian Diversity Scholarships (multiple awards of $3000)
Through its Diversity Scholarship Program, CN will offer grants to support the post-secondary education of women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, military veterans and people of Aboriginal heritage in Canada. 
Application and deadline is in May

Dalton Camp Award ($10,000) 
This is an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. 
Application deadline is in December

Disability Awards
This is a portal to awards and scholarships for students with disabilities studying at Canada's colleges  and universities.
Application information and deadlines vary depending on the scholarship.

Equals6 is an online community where students compete for exclusive scholarships, make valuable connections and discover exciting career possibilities. 
Equals6 also serves as a social meeting place where students  form groups, share ideas and hold lively discussions.
There are 188 scholarships with varying deadlines

End Distracted Driving Scholarship ($1000)
This scholarship is sponsored by the Applicants must write a 1-3 page typed essay about the McKiggan Hebert Law Group in Nova Scotia. Applicants must write an essay describing their experiences with Distracted Driving, discuss how that experience impacted them and how they have overcome related struggles. Application deadline is June

"Explore" (formally called the "Summer Language Bursary Program")
This is a bursary offered to students who have completed grade 11. Recipients are randomly accepted. The bursary covers tuition  fees, instructional materials, meals and accommodations for five weeks of French  instruction and activities in your choice of many locations across Canada.

Application forms are due February  

Father Ted Colleton Scholarship 
This scholarship is  available for grade 11 and 12 students. ​Three prizes: $1500 first prize, $800 second prize and $500 third prize. Applicants are required to write an essay based on a pro-life issue. 

Application deadline is December  

Fireside Essay Scholarship (5 X $1000) 
Scholarships are awarded to students of Catholic High Schools. One student per high school may be nominated. One  submission is permitted from each high school. The nominated student will then  have his/her application forwarded to Fireside Catholic Publishing by Dec. 11th,  2015. Students should display outstanding leadership in religious education and complete a 750 (max.) word essay. 
Applications are due back to Student Services by Dec.1. 

Gerry McCudden Memorial Scholarship Award ($950)  
This award is sponsored by the Council of Educational Facility Planners  International. Award criteria is +80% academic average, post-secondary acceptance, and essay competition.
Application deadline is in June  

Girl Guides of Canada 
The National Scholarship Program is one of the ways that 
Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) recognizes girls and adult Members who embody the Mission and Values of the organization. This program supports “registered Members” who continue in Guiding, while they pursue their education / training at a recognized post-secondary institution.  More than 25 awards ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. The number of scholarships awarded varies from year to year. 
Application deadline is in April 

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship ($500)
Using  implements carried by Global Lift Equipment, applicants must submit a short story using an inanimate object as the main character. 
Application deadline is in June

Got a Spine Scholarship ($500)
This scholarship  is sponsored by Arctic Chiropractic Clinic and requires applicants to research  treatment of back injuries. 
Application deadline is in June 2 

Henry Baker Scholarship Program (City of Regina)
The City of Regina awards 13 scholarships through the Henry Baker Scholarship  Program.
Application deadline is in June

Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Scholarship and Citizenship Award ($1000)
The Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation offers scholarships to students from across Canada who exhibit  exemplary citizenship qualities and who are in need of financial assistance to further their educational goals.

Application deadline is January 15th (annually). 

Horatio Alger Association of Canada
Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their final year of high school with financial need (family income under $65,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record.
Application deadline is in October

James Lee Foundation Scholarship (up to $5000)
The scholarship is open to emerging creative talent from across Canada wanting to enter into the advertising industry. Entrants must be non-professional Canadian residents over the age of 16. All fields of creativity related to the advertising community will be considered. ( eg. writers, art directors, film makers, recording artists, illustrators, digital artists, etc. ). 
Application deadline is in September

Indspire Institution 
Indspire is the largest supporter of Indigenous education outside the federal government. To date Indspire has awarded more than $50 million in scholarships and bursaries to over  14,000 First Nation, Inuit and Métis recipients nationwide. Indspire disburses  funds to Indigenous youth across Canada, covering all disciplines in four  funding categories: Fine Arts, Oil and Gas and Trades and Technology, Health  Careers and Post Secondary Education.

Application deadlines vary depending on the scholarship being applied to.

InviteRight School Tools (3 X $500)
These are three $500 scholarships to high school students across Canada for excellence in academics, theatre arts & athletics. 
1 - Making Grad Great Scholarship- this scholarship goes to the student who best displays how they went the extra mile to make grad special at their school.  
2-Sweat Your Way to Grad Scholarship - for the student athlete who demonstrates school spirit throughout year. Include special awards (MVP, class president, team captain, league championship, etc.). 
3 - Acting Out Grad Scholarship - show off your theatrics! Grade 12 students applying for this scholarship should describe how they express themselves through music, acting or working behind-the-scenes. 
Application deadline varies between March 31 and May 31

Junior Citizen of the Year (4 X $3000) 
The Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association will be taking nominations for  Junior Citizen of the Year from Dec 1st to April 30th. These prestigious awards  are given to Saskatchewan youth who: 
have a positive lifestyleare  dedicated to community and schoolhave a strong sense of caring and  responsibilityhave the ability to overcome life's challenges,  inspire other
Nomination deadline is April 30th annually. 

Ken Dryden Scholarship 
These are awarded to select young people, currently or formerly in the care of the Canadian child welfare system, who demonstrate great achievement and promise. Each scholarship covers up to $3,000 or 80% of the cost of tuition and fees, whichever is less, and is renewable annually.

Applications deadline is in March

The Leader Post Foundation
  (3 X $5000)
These bursaries are granted primarily on need. Graduating students must be accepted as a full-time student at a recognized institution and provide reference letters. Involvement in school and community must be evident.
The deadline is May 30 each year. For more information, email

The Leonard Foundation 
(140 X $1000)
Students must be enrolled in a full-time student and must demonstrate financial need. Please read the
 scholarship criteria carefully.

Nominator deadline is March 15th annually. 
Lifestyle Dentistry Scholarship (2 awards of $500) - Applicants must write an essay (in less than 750 words) based on the following question: How could your personal lifestyle be affected by the health of your teeth, mouth, and gums? Application deadline is June.

Lift Parts Express Scholarship ($500) - applicants are required to write an essay based on the following topic: Going to  college is a big financial commitment. Write an essay that outlines how much you  expect to spend to finish your schooling, how you intend to pay for your schooling, and what you expect your job to be once you are finished your schooling. Application deadline is in June  

Kin Canada Bursaries (35 x $1000) - awarded annually based on financial need, community/volunteer involvement and knowledge of Kin Canada. The bursary application deadline date is February 1 annually. 

Knights of Columbus Father Burns Council #5949 -  $450. Applicants must be active members or have parents who are active members  of St. Cecilia Church. Application deadline is in May. Applications are available in Student Services. 

Leavitt Machinery ($500) - This scholarship requires applicants to write an essay about safety procedures and injury prevention. Application deadline is

Loran Award - The Loran Scholar Program seeks well-rounded students who demonstrate character, promise of leadership and strong commitment to service in the community. This program offers up to 110 cash awards in 3 different categories: Loran Awards (30 awards valued up  to $80,000 over four years), Finalist Awards (one time awards of $3000), and Provincial Awards (one time awards valued at $2000). These awards are available to students attending specific universities. Application deadlines range  from October 22-30 

MADD Canada Bursary Program ($2000) - The MADD Canada Bursary Fund is for Canadian students who have had an immediate family member (mother, father, legal guardian, or sibling) killed in an impaired-driving related crash and are pursuing any full time education program that is approved by a provincial Ministry of Education. Bursaries of up to $2,000 can be awarded to qualifying students across Canada. Application deadline is May 31st annually.

Marlene Forden Memorial Scholarhsip -The MS Society of Sask awards this scholaship to people living wih MS, parents who have MS, or another immediate family member who has MS.  Application is due in August  

Masonic Scholarships (Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan) - The Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan as well as many Lodges sponsor a number of awards, scholarships, and bursaries. Multiple awards are available. Application deadlines
vary depending on which scholarship is  applied to. 

Mensa Canada Scholarships ($1000-$3000) - The Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme offers a number of different scholarships. The awards range from $1000 - $3000, and each has its own eligibility requirements. Application deadline is in January  

Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program - this scholarship is for student who have farm backgrounds and who plan on pursuing post-secondary education in the area of agriculture. Multiple awards of  $1500.00 (over 50) are given out annually. Application deadline is in May 

Nelson Civic Leadership Scholarship (3 x $5000) - Nelson Civic Leadership Scholarships support community-minded student leaders in achieving their educational goals. Three $5000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated academic success, personal strength, and determination in their commitment to civic engagement and leadership. Application deadline is in June 

Oddfellows and Rebekahs of Saskatchewan (Bursary) - applicants must have a minimum of 75% average. Application criteria included  participation in school, community, church, and sports. Applications are  available in Student Services. Application deadline is in March.  Applications can be emailed to

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship ($500) -  Applicants must write 2 essays.  Application deadline is March 30, 2015.

Odenza Vacations College Scholarship ($500) - applicants must write an essay about "why they want to go to college/university". Application deadline is in March 

Optimist International Essay Contest - students must submit as essay based on the following topic: Lead By Example (2015). Application deadline varies. 

Prairie View Community Association - 1 award in the amount of $500.00 is awarded to a student living the Prairie View community. Applications are available in Student Services and are due May 15th. Application information is available at the Prairie View  Community Association  website

Premier's Centennial Arts Scholarship - multiple  scholarships varying from $1000 - $2500. Available for students in any fine arts  discipline. Application deadlines is May 15th annually. 

Queens's Diamond Jubilee Scholarship - six awards of $1000. This scholarship is based on students ability to provide information about their leadership skills, responsibilities out of school, financial support needed, and their academic performance. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the school.

Quest of Excellence 2014 School Bursary Program  -  The Quest for Excellence Program is a bursary program for grade 12 students in  Western Canada. It was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the  success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to 
leadership and community contribution initiatives. RE/MAX of Western Canada
will  award 16 bursaries of $1,000 each to qualifying Grade 12 students. In
addition,  the 16 bursary winners will be entered into a draw and one lucky
recipient will  receive a RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon ride for two.  Applications are due in March 

Retail as a Career Scholarship Program - (1 award  of $5000 and 25 awards of $1000) This essay scholarship is available for students pursuing a retail, business or marketing-related program and who are currently working part-time or full-time within the retail industry. Application deadline is in March  

Royal Canadian Legion, Saskatchewan Command (20 x  $300 - 10 bursaries and 10 scholarships) - available to sons /daughters, grandsons/granddaughters and great grandchildren of Veterans, Ex-Service or still serving Military or RCMP personnel. Awards are granted based on academic standing. Applications are available in Student Services. Application deadline is August  

Ruth Hancock Scholarship - 3 award of $2000 are presented to students enrolled in a recognized communications course with a goal to enter a career in Canadian broadcasting. Application deadline is June 30th annually.

Saskatchewan School Boards Association Education Scholarships (Building Brighter Futures) - 2 awards of $2500. One to a student entering the U of S and the other going to a student entering a recognized institute of applied science and technology in Saskatchewan. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated good character,  community leadership, financial need, and a $500-word essay. Application deadline is August 31st annually.

Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship Program - 10 scholarships of $1000 will be awarded to students entering  agriculture related post-secondary studies in 2015. Applicants are asked to  produce a 750 word essay or 3 minute video describing why  "agriculture, today  more than ever, is a vibrant, diverse industry". Applications are due March 1 annually 

Saskatchewan Drama Association - SDA provides a $1000.00 Entrance Scholarship to an eligible SDA student member graduating from Grade 12 and continuing his/her education in a post secondary institution with a  major area of study in Theatre/Drama or Theatre/Drama Education. Applications deadline is
May 31 of each year. 

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) First Nations Scholarships - Two $5000 scholarships are awarded to student in  Information Technology, Commerce, or Hospitality and Tourism. Two $2500  scholarships are awarded to students studying Communications and Electronics. Ten $1000 scholarships are awarded to eligible students in any other field. Applications  deadlines vary  

Sask Pulse Growers -Student or student’s parent(s) must be registered Saskatchewan pulse growers (i.e. they have sold Saskatchewan-grown pulses in the last two years).  Student must be accepted as a full-time student this fall in a Saskatchewan-based, post-secondary​ program that is associated with the pulse industry or agriculture (example: agriculture, natural sciences, engineering, nutrition)​.  See student services for an application. Deadline is in May​

Schulich Leader Scholarship - 40 awards worth  $80,000 over 4 years. Candidates must be enrolling in a program at one of 20 pre-selected universities in Canada and must be studying in one of the  following  areas: Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. School nomination forms  are due back to Riffel Student Services in December. Only one student from Riffel can be nominated. The nomination forms can be picked up from Student  Services. More  information and applications for this scholarship are available online.   

Sing Canada Harmony - the charitable wing of the  barbershoppers, offers multiple scholarships to provide for individual vocal  training. Students must be current choral students who can demonstrate the  ability to transfer experience and knowledge gained to other members of  their  choral group. Preference will be given to new applicants. Deadlines are Oct.1,  Dec.1, and April 1 of each year. 

Stacey Levitt Memorial Award ($2500) - Stacey was a high school student in Toronto who was accidently killed by a car while she was out jogging. In her memory, Stacey's parents created an annual $2500 award for a student who emulates that spirit and ideals that their daughter had before her tragic passing. Application deadline is in February 
St. John Ambulance - St. John Ambulance’s Bursaries and Scholarships are available  to volunteers who are members of St. John Ambulance Community Services programs.  Application deadline is May 15th annually. 

Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program (3 awards of $2000 US) - this scholarship is open to Grade 12 students.  It requires applicants to write an essay. Application deadline is in March

  SWNA Junior Citizen of the Year Award seek   nominations for youth who display a positive attitude, are dedicated to community and school, have a strong sense of caring and responsibility, have the  ability to overcome life's challenges, and inspire others. Four award recipients  will be chosen and in addition to local recognition, the winners receive a  $3,000 bursary provided by SaskPower to be used for their post-secondary  education. Applications and  Nominations  are accepted from December 1st to April 30th each year. 

Team Tim Hortons Scholarship Program ($1000) is designed to recognize restaurant team members and their children or grandchildren who believe in giving back to the community (through volunteer work) and would like to pursue post-secondary education.  A total of 220 scholarships will be awarded this year, 200 in Canada and 20 in the United States. Each scholarship is valued at $1,000. Applications Deadline is in April.

Ten Words or Less ($500) - Students was answer a question using 10 words or less. Application deadline is January

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program ($7000/year  for a maximum of four years). This award recognizes humanitarian volunteer work. There is no set
discipline  students must study in order to receive the award, but they must
maintain their  academic, voluntary and career performance to a satisfactory
level. Application deadline is  February 1st, every year 

TD Scholarship for Community Leadership - 20 awards valued at up to $70,000 each. The key criterion for this scholarship is that students must have outstanding community leadership, in balance with academic performance. Applications are in November 

Top 20 Under Twenty - up to $1500 towards an educational experience including post secondary, conferences and summer programs. Applicants must be endorsed by an innovation sponsor, and must use innovation to shape change in their lives, school, community, province or country. More information can be obtained on the Top 20 Under Twenty website. Application deadline is in  February
Twin Lakes Community Association Scholarship - TLCA will award a scholarship award in the amount up to $500.00 to one student from each of the high schools in our area (Winston Knoll Collegiate and Riffel High School). Application deadline is April 30, 2016. 

Veterans Bursary Program - was been established to disburse monies from the Bursary Fund as per the Federal Court of Canada issued Court File Number T-463-07. Up to 535 bursaries will be disbursed annually on a first-come-first-served basis. A Veteran can designate themselves to apply for a bursary or can designate an eligible individual (spouse, child, grandchild, nephew or niece) to apply. Applications in July

Violet Richardson Award - is a recognition program for young women ages 14-17 engaged in volunteer action within their  communities or schools. This award is given to young women whose volunteer activities make the community and world a better place. Application deadline is Dec.1 annually. 

Walsh Acres/Lakeridge/Garden Ridge Community Association   Scholarship - is an award available to students who live within this designated area. The scholarship is for $500.00 and is awarded to one student at  Riffel Catholic High School. More information is available on their Community Association  website. Deadline for submission is  March annually.