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DOING IT AGAIN! Continuing Student Scholarships

A renewed program is available to Continuing Student Scholarship recipients who are attending spring courses at Ambrose. Up to half of your award can be allocated toward spring course tuition and the other portion can be allocated toward fall tuition.

This initiative is to assist our continuing students with the cost of education during COVID-19. Please contact financialaid@ambrose.edu to implement.

Remember to apply for Financial Aid by June 1.

Application is available online on Financial Aid homepage.

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Category
Financial Aid
MyAmbrose

A Letter for Students About Financial Literacy Resources

Hello,  

My name is Cayla Linaker and I am from the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Outreach Program. 

The CRA understands that many students have been struggling with financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if students didn’t make any income last year, that’s okay! We still encourage them to file their income tax and benefit return, so they don’t miss out on a refund, benefit, or credit that they may be entitled to receive.

To help students learn about Canada’s tax system and how to complete their tax return, the CRA Outreach Program offers free services and information geared towards understanding taxes. Find out more on our website: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/educational-programs.html.

Outreach Officers (like myself) are also available to provide a virtual, one-hour presentation on Students and Financial Literacy. We have coordinated these sessions with high schools, post secondary institutions and International Student organizations, throughout the province. The presentation includes a question and answer period and covers the following topics:

  • The Canadian Tax System
  • Social Insurance Numbers (SIN)
  • What happens to your pay cheque?
  • Understanding your T4 slip
  • Refundable tax credits vs non-refundable tax credits   
  • Tax credits for students
  • Ways to do your taxes  
  • Digital Services
  • Scams

We can be as flexible as possible when it comes to your school’s schedule and setting a date and time for a presentation. Students can participate online by clicking on a registration link, if they are learning at-home in light of the ongoing pandemic. Alternatively, an instructor can display the presentation in a classroom setting with the assistance of an Outreach officer, who will facilitate virtually.    

Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to set up a presentation.  

Regards,

Cayla Linaker

Western Region
Canada Revenue Agency / Government of Canada
OUTREACHSAB@cra-arc.gc.ca  / Tel.: 1-866-837-1531

Région de l’ouest
Agence du revenu du Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
OUTREACHSAB@cra-arc.gc.ca  / Tél.: 1-866-837-1531

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Category
Financial Aid
MyAmbrose

Loans & Grants: Academic New Year is Here!

Apply for Alberta Student Aid Loans and Grants

Students can now access the following applications:

  • 2021-22 Full-time application
  • 2021-22 Part-time application

Students can also use the following resources to help them complete the full-time post-secondary application for financial assistance: 

 

Apply for Canada student loans at: National Student Loans Service Centre.

Monday, June 7, 2021
Category
Financial Aid
MyAmbrose

Indigenous Careers Award

The Indigenous Careers Award is designed to encourage Indigenous Albertans (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) to persue and complete post-secondary studies in certificate, diploma, applied degree and bachelor's degree programs.

Award Value:
$2,000 per semester / maximum of $4,000 in an academic year

Credential Types:

Students must be enrolled in a certificate, diploma, applied or bachelor’s degree program.

All program bands are eligible for the Indigenous Careers Award.

To Receive This Award:

  • You must be enrolled in the 2021-2022 Fall and/or Winter semester in order to be considered for these awards.

  • At least 60% of a full course load (40% of a full course load if you are a student with a documented permanent disability). Your school determines what constitutes a full course load in each program.

  • Have satisfactory academic standing, as determined by the school.

Application Deadline: November 5, 2021
Indigenous Careers Award Application 

For complete eligibility criteria and to access the application, contact:

Roxanne Poelstra
Financial Aid & Awards Coordinator

financialaid@ambrose.edu
(403) 410-2938

Book an Appointment

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Category
Financial Aid

Alex Decoteau Award of Honour

  • The Alex Decoteau Award of Honour recognizes the sacrifice of Canada's brave veterans and their families and supports them in their post-secondary pursuits in Alberta. 

    Valued at a one-time amount of $5,000, this award helps meet the Alberta Government’s commitment to make it easier for Canadian veterans and their families to transition from service to the next steps in their careers. 

    Canadian Armed Forces members must be returning soldiers who:

  • actively served in designated military operations in the Canadian Armed Forces (Regular or Reserves), or
  • were permanently disabled as a result of participation in Canadian Armed Forces training.
  • Applicants who are family members must be spouses/common-law partners, or children of Canadian Armed Forces soldiers who are deceased or permanently disabled:

  • while serving or as a result of a designated military operation, or
  • as a result of participating in Canadian Armed Forces training.

How To Apply

Applicants must submit the completed application form and all supporting documentation to Alberta Student Aid by October 31, 2021.

Online application Apply: Alex Decoteau Award Of Honour

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Category
Financial Aid

Alberta Culture and Status of Women Awards

Sent on behalf of Alberta Culture and Status of Women

Application intakes are now open for the following Government of Alberta scholarships:

  • Persons Case Scholarship
  • Women in STEM Scholarship

Note: This content does not reside on the Alberta Student Aid website. Please direct your inquiries to Alberta Culture and Status of Women (contact information below).

The Persons Case Scholarship is open to students of all genders in the arts, humanities and social sciences fields whose work advances gender equality, or who are studying in fields where their gender is under-represented. Each student will receive $2,500, for a total investment of $100,000 by Alberta's Government.

The Persons Case Scholarship is an annual program and applicants can apply once during each intake.

How to Apply

For information on eligibility and how to apply for the Persons Case Scholarship, visit:

  • Persons Case Scholarship

Applicants must submit the completed application form and all supporting documentation to Alberta Culture and Status of Women by December 31, 2021.

The Women in STEM Scholarship supports women pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and working to advance gender equality in their chosen field. $125,000 is available for this scholarship. 50 women will receive $2,500 each for their studies. The Women in STEM Scholarship is an annual program and applicants can apply once during each intake.

How to Apply

For information on eligibility and how to apply for the Women in STEM Scholarship, visit:

  • Women in STEM Scholarship

Applicants must submit the completed application form and all supporting documentation to Alberta Culture and Status of Women by December 31, 2021.

Contacts

Alberta Culture and Status of Women:

Email: cmsw.swsi-admo@gov.ab.ca

Address: Alberta Culture and Status of Women 9th Floor, 10405 Jasper Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta

T5J 4R7

studentaid.alberta.ca | Student Aid Contacts

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Category
Financial Aid

Jason Lang Scholarship

The scholarship recognizes and rewards Alberta post-secondary students for their academic achievements and encourages them to continue in their undergraduate or professional program of study.

Value

$1,000

Deadline

January 21, 2021

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible an applicant must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person (visa students are not eligible),
     
  • Be an Alberta resident and to be considered an Alberta resident one of the following conditions must apply:
    • one parent, or legal guardian has maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies and be residing in Alberta, or
    • Alberta is the last place the student has lived for 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies, or
    • the student’s spouse/partner has maintained permanent residence in Alberta for 12 consecutive months prior to the person attending post-secondary.
       
  • Be enrolled full-time in the second or subsequent year of an undergraduate program at a publicly funded post-secondary institution in Alberta,
     
  • Have achieved a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.2 on a 4.0 point scale based on an 80% full course load in the previous fall and winter terms.

Note: A term is defined as a study period of up to 17 weeks in length. Co-op work terms, internships or exchange programs may be eligible as long as these programs are a mandatory component of the undergraduate or professional program.

Students are not eligible for a Jason Lang Scholarship if they:

  • Are enrolled in a one year certificate program,
  • Do not return to a publicly funded post-secondary institution in the fall or winter terms of the next academic year,
  • Are recipients of a Louise McKinney Scholarship for the same period of study, or
  • Have received the lifetime maximum of three Jason Lang Scholarships.

Nominees must be enrolled at eligible Alberta public post-secondary schools (includes publicly-funded colleges, technical institutes, universities and private colleges accredited to grant degrees). 

Apply Now

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Category
Financial Aid