Career Corner/Scholarships

EHS Career Corner

Congratulations Graduates!  Scroll to the bottom of the page for resources on planning your next steps. You can also visit the school's career corner in room A110 in the morrning, at lunch or after school for paper copies of pamphlets, brochures, magazines and more.  Or see your grad coordinators for help and advice.

Awards & Scholarships Available to Eckville Students:

Eckville Jr. Sr. High School Awards

Top Academic ACES Awards - Based on academic averages, these awards (plaque and $100) will be presented to the top academic student in each grade
    Grade 7         Grade 10
    Grade 8         Grade 11
    Grade 9         Grade 12

Award Portfolios - Top mark in subject area, merit or honor certificates and ATA honor pins.
    Grade 7         Grade 10
    Grade 8         Grade 11
    Grade 9         Grade 12

Honor Marks on Diploma Exams - Students with a diploma exam grade of 80% or better are paid ½ the amount of their mark, exam grade of 90% or better are paid one dollar for each percentage point of their mark.

Principal’s List ($100) - Recognizes students with an overall average of over 90% or better

Edwin R. Olsen Math Award - This award commencing in 1996 is a tribute to Edwin R. Olsen who worked diligently and with total dedication to the Eckville Jr. Sr. High School for 33 years.  This award will be awarded annually to the student with the most improved Mathematics mark from Grade 10 to Grade 12.  Each recipient will have their name engraved on a main plaque in the school and receive a keeper plaque.  All students who complete a 30 level math course will be considered for this award.

Lorna Tink English Award -This award is a tribute to Lorna Tink who worked with the students of Eckville Jr. Sr. High School for many years.  This award will be awarded annually to the student with the most creative writing in English throughout their High School career.  Each recipient will have their name engraved on a main plaque in the school and receive a keeper plaque.  All graduating students will be considered for this award.

Valedictorian Award - This award began in 2007 for the student with the highest average in Grade 12 based on their final marks including the diploma exams.

Eckford Trophy - This trophy is awarded by the Town of Eckville to a grade 12 student who has contributed the most to the school in his or her high school career.  The student must be outstanding scholastically, athletically and be a school/community minded volunteer.  The student is selected by school administration in consultation with the school staff.

Storwell's Foster Children Bursary Program : Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life.

WCPS Scholarship - Submit your application to the office by June 15th.You are eligible to apply for this award if you:
1) will be graduating from a Wolf Creek Public Schools High School;
2) do not qualify for a Grade 12 Rutherford Scholarship; and
3) do plan to proceed with post-secondary education

WCPS Board of Trustees CTS ScholarshipAwarded to a student who takes a significant amount of his/her program in CTS, RAP or Green Certificate. The student must enroll in post secondary (broad definition, including Apprenticeship Programs) within 12 months of receiving the scholarship (payable on receipt of proof of enrolment). The student should be enrolled in a program related to their CTS studies.

Wolf Creek Local ATA Scholarship - This scholarship is sponsored by the ATA Local for Wolf Creek Regional Division and will be awarded to a deserving candidate from the Eckville Jr. Sr. High School at the fall Awards Ceremony.  Conditions of the award:

  1. The recipient must have an average of 65% or more in grade 12
  2. The recipient must have proof of acceptance as a full time student in a post secondary institution.
  3. The recipient must be pursuing a post-secondary career in education related fields.
  4. Students should make application to the school administration by June 1st of their grade 12 year.

Co-op Scholarship - Offered to a student pursuing business or agriculture.  This award of $500.00 is based on interest and academics.

Eckville Aces Canteen Scholarship - Presented annually to a student that has volunteered within the school community in an effort to improve the school.  The recipient must have shown this commitment throughout their years in the school.  All graduating students will be considered.

Sylvan Lake Rotary ScholarshipRotary scholarship is awarded to 1 grade twelve student who is enrolled in post-secondary programs following their high school graduation. This does not mean a degree granting institution and may include apprenticeships, diploma or recognized skills training.  The recipient should be a student whose lifestyle reflects the Rotarian “test”.

Of all the things we think, say and do…

  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it bring good will and better friendship?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Selection of the candidate is to be made by the school’s scholarship selection committee with the focus being the criteria and not the candidate’s scholastic standing.  Each recipient of the award will have their name engraved on a main plaque that remains on display in the school.  They will receive a keeper plaque and the scholarship money of $1000.00.  This scholarship is generously donated by the Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake and District.  To apply, write a 1-2 page paper that explains who you are and how you live your own life.  You could include your professional or occupational goals, why you selected the particular college you plan to attend, your extra-curricular activities, including your particular role in such activities, your work experience and/or volunteer experience, your reason for applying for this scholarship and any other information you believe would be useful to the committee in making its decision.  Submit your essay to the office or email directly by April 1st.

Energy Rates Scholarship - The deadline for the 2022 competition is January 31. We are offering a $500 scholarship to any student enrolled in a Canadian or American post-secondary educational institution, or planning to enroll in such an institution within the following calendar year (USD 500 for Americans or CAD 500 for Canadians). All you have to do to be considered for the scholarship is write an essay in English or French, no more than 500 words in length, telling us where you see the future of the energy industry. You can talk about anything you want — green energy, oil politics, the continued use of nuclear power, your personal ideas and innovations — so long as it’s about energy in the world of tomorrow. What do you think people will be reading about in the news in a few years?

Eckville Legion Bursary - the deadline is October 31. Criteria: Attending a post-secondary program, involvement in the community, financial need, consideration given to family members of local branch members.

Bentley Seed Cleaning Plant Scholarship - The amount is dependent on the number of qualifying students and is available to graduating students of Eckville, Rimbey, Bentley, Lacombe, Alix and CACHS who have resided in the area for the past three years.  Students must be registered in a post-secondary program and have an overall average of at least 70%.  Students pursuing post-secondary education in an agricultural field will be given preference.  Complete the application form and submit to the office by the end of the school year to apply.

Kayden Waisanen Memorial Scholarship  -  In 2022, the Waisanen family established a scholarship to provide an annual award to an individual attending Eckville Junior/Senior High School that is pursuing post-secondary education in an agricultural related field. Kayden was dedicated to farming and passionate about his cattle and crops.
Successful applicants will receive the ($1855) award to go toward:
• Credit course(s) in an agricultural or animal-based programs from a certified educational institution.
• An accredited certification program.
• Must be a student graduating from Eckville Junior/Senior High School.
• Must be currently enrolled or conditionally accepted to an accredited program in an
agricultural or animal-based program at a college, university or technical school.
• Must provide confirmation of enrollment as applicable.
• Must provide a letter of intent describing their commitment to farming, animal care or agriculture.
Upon meeting all of the above requirements, applicants will be selected according to their demonstrated commitment to agriculture and/or their involvement in the community or volunteerism. The scholarship may be withheld if a suitable candidate is not identified.


Alberta Citizenship AwardsThe Province of Alberta offers three citizenship awards in recognition of students who support and contribute to Alberta communities through public service and volunteer endeavors in school sponsored, community or extracurricular activities.   The three awards are:

  • Premier’s Citizenship Award – One award plaque for a student in each Alberta high school
  • Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal – Eight awards of $5000.00 and a medal presented by the Lieutenant Governor
  • Alberta Centennial Awards – Twenty-five awards of $2005 each

Nominees for an Alberta Citizenship Award must be:

  • Alberta residents and
  • Graduating from high school in the current academic year

Nominees must have displayed outstanding characteristics in:

  • Citizenship
  • Leadership
  • Community service, volunteer work, and must also have shown initiative and had a positive impact in the community and/or school

Please note:  Academic achievement is not a requirement for these awards.  You can submit an application form to the office for consideration.

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship for High School Achievement - Available to all students in Alberta who achieve an average over 70% during their grade 10, 11 and 12 years.  For averages between 70% and 79.9% a maximum of $1500.00 is possible.  For averages 80% and over students may earn $2500.00.   Students must make application to receive the amount they have earned once they are enrolled and attending post-secondary education.

Governor General’s Academic MedalThe Governor General’s Medal, established in 1873, recognizes students who have achieved the highest academic average.  The average includes all grade 11 and 12 courses as listed on the student’s official transcript of grades and must be calculated based on final results after provincial examinations.  There is no differentiation between “academic” and “vocational” types of course; all those courses taken which directly result in the obtaining of a secondary school diploma should be included in the calculation. However, courses taken after graduation to upgrade marks are not included.

Rocky REA Scholarship ProgramTwo $1000.00 scholarships to recognize the academic accomplishments of the children of members of the Rocky REA and to assist the students with their post-secondary pursuits.

Sunny 94 Scholarship - Awarded to a student who shows interest in fine arts or communications, based on a short paragraph response.  Follow the link to the application form.

Loran Scholarship  - The country’s largest and most comprehensive four-year undergraduate award (valued at $100,000) to young Canadians on the basis of character, service and the promise of leadership.  You must have an average over 85% to apply.  Please inform your grad advisers if you plan to apply, as our school can sponsor up to three people.

RE/MAX Quest for Excellence Bursary - 16 available $1,000 bursaries, one of these recipient’s will also receive a flight for two in the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon.  Submit an essay (max. 1,250 words) which conveys your motivation, leadership and communication skills in connection with your community efforts.

TD Scholarship for Community Leadership - Awards students in their final year of high school up to $70,000 for college or university (up to $10,000 for tuition per year, $7,500 a year for living expenses) for 4 years. It’s open to students across Canada demonstrate community leadership and have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year.

Dr. Martha Kostuch Scholarship - The Dr. Martha Kostuch Environmental Education Fund was permanently established to honour her memory and to help students from the PAMZ region pursue an education that will benefit the environment. This award is presented annually to a deserving, graduating high school student in recognition of their outstanding service and leadership, as well as their potential for future achievement in environmental stewardship. The deadline for applications is midnight, May 31, 2024, and the successful recipient will be notified by June 30, 2024.

Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc. Scholarships - First scholarship is the $500 scholarship to a grade 12 student based on academic achievement and who will be furthering their education in engineering, trades or sciences. The recipient will be selected by the school. The second is a $1000 scholarship for any grade 12 student furthering their education. Repsol is asking any students interested in applying to write a cover letter outlining their academic plans for the future and telling a little about themselves. For deadline and contact info, please talk to Mrs. Dennehy.

More Resources for Scholarship Opportunities

Student Aid Alberta

Scholarships Canada

Higher Ed Points

Scholar Tree

TD List of Resources

Apprentice & Trainee Awards and Scholarships

      Red Deer Arts Council

Post-Secondary Education and Career Links

Wolf Creek Career Centre

Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS)

Hard copies of resources:  Check out the viewbooks, pamphlets and academic calendars placed in the racks outside the SSW Office in the Library and on the Career Corner rack in room A110.