The deadline for the applications is August 31
All applications must be received by the Edmonton Community Foundation by the deadline.
If you have any questions please e-mail: [email protected]
In order to meet the criteria for an award, applicants must :
Personal and reference letters should highlight the above criteria and priorities.
With the completed application form, applicants must provide:
Awards can be used at any public university, college, technical institute, or community consortium in Alberta, as well as at private colleges accredited to grant degrees or private vocational schools which are recognized by the Province of Alberta. Awards may be provided to students attending school outside Alberta when a program is not available within Alberta. Awards may also be provided for studies at educational institutions outside Alberta which specialize in programming for Deaf or Hard of Hearing students, such as:
An applicant’s program of study must lead to a recognized degree (undergraduate, graduate, professional or applied), diploma, certificate or license. Academic upgrading, bridging, or college preparation programs may be eligible. Students must indicate how completion of study will help them gain admission to a post-secondary program or lead to future gainful employment.
The Awards Panel will review applications and select award recipients by the end of October of each year. Applicants may be invited to participate in an interview (in person or by Skype or Facetime). The interview will be conducted in ASL or we can arrange for an interpreter if the applicant’s knowledge of ASL is more rudimentary. Candidates will be advised of the status of their application by email in early November of each year. Edmonton Community Foundation will notify accepting post-secondary institutions of any Charmaine Letourneau Scholarship recipients once all award conditions have been fulfilled. Applicants may re-apply in subsequent years, but each application is for a single school year only.
Awards are intended to assist recipients with mandatory costs such as tuition and fees. In general, awards will be paid directly to the institution upon receipt of invoice. Awards to institutions will not be confirmed until all conditions are met.
It is the responsibility of the recipient to adhere to all regulations of the accepting post-secondary institution regarding all fee payments and to ensure that registration and/or enrolment status is not jeopardized. In particular, fee deadlines may impact students prior to sponsorship confirmation. Students are also responsible for all expenses not covered by the award, in accordance with institution payment deadlines. No part of any award issued by the Edmonton Community Foundation can be applied to amounts owing from previous years.