The deadline for the applications is May 15th
All applications must be received by the Edmonton Community Foundation by the deadline.
If you have any questions please e-mail: [email protected]
You should consider applying for an award if:
If you fit the criteria above, you are eligible to apply! However, highest priority will be given to applicants who are also able to show us that:
Do you volunteer for your community league, the food bank, or a theatre festival? Are you an artist who contributes to the community or a volunteer soccer coach? Other examples of the not-for-profit (NFP) sector include but are not limited to: public arts organizations, social justice, child or elder care, mental health, environmental advocacy, Indigenous organizations, social enterprises, and community interest groups. Our definition is pretty broad, but if you are unsure if your activities would fit we would be happy to hear from you.
ECF Awards and Bursaries can be used at any public university, college, or technical institute in Alberta. They can also be used at any private institution or vocational school accredited by the Province of Alberta. Awards may be provided to students attending school outside Alberta (but within Canada) when circumstances warrant (e.g. when a program is not offered in Alberta). You will need to tell us why you have selected your school of choice. Schools outside Alberta must be equivalently accredited. If you’re not sure if your school or program qualifies please contact us and we can help you find out.
The program of study must lead to a recognized undergraduate degree, applied degree, diploma, certificate or licence. Academic upgrading and college preparation programs are also eligible. If you are planning on applying for an award or bursary to help with upgrading, you will need to tell us how it will help you gain admission to a post-secondary program or lead to future employment.
A limited amount of support is available for non-credited learning opportunities for people working in the NFP sector (e.g. conferences, workshops and training programs). If you are applying for this kind of opportunity you will need to tell us how it will enhance your work within Edmonton’s NFP sector.
The Awards Panel will review applications and select award recipients during the summer. Everyone who applies will be notified of the status of their application by email in July/August. If you are accepted, Edmonton Community Foundation will notify your school of your award and bursary once all award conditions have been fulfilled.
In general, awards will be paid directly to the institution of study, to be applied to your tuition.