Scholarships and Awards

The Students’ Association of Red Deer College is dedicated to supporting and encouraging student endeavours and pursuits. Proceeds from SA businesses, including The Lift and the Far Side Bar & Grill, help support the 30-plus awards and scholarships given by the Association.

Your Students’ Association celebrates student success and positive contributions to student life on campus by conferring a variety of awards and scholarships at the Students’ Association Awards Ceremony. The Students’ Association also presents a number of other awards and scholarships throughout the year.

Students and faculty are encouraged to nominate individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the college community.

SA Awards and Scholarships

The Part-Time Staff Member Award (3)

Value: $750
Deadline: March 1st

Eligibility: Awarded to a Member employed by the Association.

Criteria: Based on outstanding performance in that individual’s area and dedication, over and above the requirements, to the Association.

How to apply: Nomination forms are available online at www.rdc.ab.ca/currentstudentscholarships

Student Group Award (2)

Value: $300
Deadline: March 1st

Eligibility: Awarded to a Student Group

Criteria: Based on outstanding dedication to the student body through Student Group involvement which goes well above and beyond the predetermined priority of that Student Group.

How to apply
: Nomination forms are available online at www.rdc.ab.ca/currentstudentscholarships

College Member Contribution in Student Affairs Award (2)

Value: Framed Certificate and $20 Association Gift Certificate
Deadline: March 1st

Eligibility: Awarded to a member of the College community.

Criteria
: Based on a dedication to student affairs. The recipient of this award will have continually been involved in student activities, and/or committees of the Association.

How to apply: Nomination forms are available online at www.rdc.ab.ca/currentstudentscholarships

The Student of the Year Award (1)

Value: $1,500
Deadline: March 1st

Eligibility
: Awarded to a student who has been enroled in a full-time capacity. Executives of the Association in the year considered will not be eligible.

Criteria: Awarded to the student who most demonstrates outstanding contributions and leadership in the field of student affairs. The recipient of this award will have performed at a level well above the requirements of that individual’s position.

How to apply: Nomination forms are available online at www.rdc.ab.ca/currentstudentscholarships

Mental Health Initiatives Award (5)

Value: $750
Deadline: March 1st

Eligibility
: Awarded to a Member of the Association.

Criteria
: Based on outstanding leadership in the area of mental health initiatives.

How to apply: Nomination forms are available online at www.rdc.ab.ca/currentstudentscholarships

Terry Wood Scholarship (1)

Value: $1,000
Deadline: March 1st

Eligibility
: Awarded to a Member of the Association.

Criteria: Student must have demonstrated personal growth and involvement leading to the betterment of the Students’ Association and its members.

How to apply: Nomination forms are available online at www.rdc.ab.ca/currentstudentscholarships

Student Volunteer Awards (5)

Value: $750
Deadline: March 1st

Eligibility
: Awarded to a Member of the Association.

Criteria: Based on volunteer activities that benefit the students of Red Deer College.

How to apply: Nomination forms are available online at www.rdc.ab.ca/currentstudentscholarships

The Outstanding Dedication Award(s) (max 5)

Value: $1,000
Deadline: March 1st

Eligibility
: Awarded to a Member of the Association. Executives of the Association in the year considered will not be eligible.

Criteria
: Based on outstanding contribution and leadership in the field of student affairs. The recipients of this award will have preformed at a level well above and beyond the requirements of the individual’s position.

How to apply: Nomination forms are available online at www.rdc.ab.ca/currentstudentscholarships

Other Students’ Association Awards and Scholarships

Students’ Association – Outstanding Academic Achievement Award (1)

Value: $750
Deadline: May 31

Eligibility: Having completed a minimum of one year of full-time studies at RDC and continuing in full-time studies at RDC.

Criteria: Academic standing, financial consideration

How to apply: Apply on RDC’s General Awards Application between March 1 and May 31. Visit www.rdc.ab.ca/scholarships for more information.

Students’ Association – Academic Upgrading (1)

Value: $750
Deadline: May 31

Eligibility: A Red Deer College student who attended two or more courses in the Academic Upgrading Program in the winter term of the most recent year. The student must be continuing full-time studies at Red Deer College in the upcoming academic year.

Criteria: Academic achievement

How to apply: Apply on RDC’s General Awards Application between March 1 and May 31. Visit www.rdc.ab.ca/scholarships for more information.

Students’ Association – Carolyn Peevey Memorial Award (1)

Value: $750
Deadline: May 31

Eligibility: Mature student who has completed the first year of any diploma program who is continuing in the second year of the diploma at RDC.

Criteria: Academic excellence (minimum 3.5 GPA)

How to apply: Apply on RDC’s General Awards Application between March 1 and May 31. Visit www.rdc.ab.ca/scholarships for more information.

Students’ Association – Bachelor of Arts Scholarship (1)

Value: $750
Deadline: May 31

Eligibility: RDC student having completed the first year of the Bachelor of Arts Program taking at least 9 credits per term. Continuing on to the second year of the program at RDC.

Criteria: Academic standing and College/community involvement

How to apply: Apply on RDC’s General Awards Application between March 1 and May 31. Visit www.rdc.ab.ca/scholarships for more information.

Students’ Association – Bachelor of Arts Collaborative Scholarship (1)

Value: $750
Deadline: May 31

Eligibility: Student entering full-time studies in the third year of the Bachelor of Arts Collaborative Degree program who has completed the previous year of the same program at RDC.

Criteria
: Academic standing and financial need

How to apply: Apply on RDC’s General Awards Application between March 1 and May 31. Visit www.rdc.ab.ca/scholarships for more information.

Students’ Association – Bachelor of Education Scholarship (1)

Value: $750
Deadline: May 31

Eligibility: RDC student having completed the first year of the Bachelor of Arts Program taking at least 9 credits per term. Continuing on to the second year of the program at RDC.

Criteria: Academic standing and College/community involvement

How to apply: Apply on RDC’s General Awards Application between March 1 and May 31. Visit www.rdc.ab.ca/scholarships for more information.

Students’ Association – Bachelor of Education, Middle Years Scholarship (1)

Value: $750
Deadline: May 31

Eligibility: Student entering full-time studies in the third year of the Bachelor of Education Collaborative Degree program – Middle School who has completed the previous year of the same program at RDC.

Criteria: Academic standing and financial need

How to apply: Apply on RDC’s General Awards Application between March 1 and May 31. Visit www.rdc.ab.ca/scholarships for more information.

Students’ Association – Bachelor of Applied Arts in Animation and Visual Effects Scholarship (1)

Value: $750
Deadline: May 31

Eligibility: Awarded to a student who has completed the RDC Theatre Studies Diploma Program and has been accepted into the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Animation and Visual Effects Program at RDC.

Note: If no continuing students fit the criteria, then students from outside RDC Theatre Studies will be considered.

Criteria: Academic performance. Financial need.

How to apply: Apply on RDC’s General Awards Application between March 1 and May 31. Visit www.rdc.ab.ca/scholarships for more information.

Students’ Association – Bachelor of Science Continuing Scholarship (1)

Value: $750
Deadline: May 31

Eligibility: Student entering their second year of full-time studies in the Bachelor of Science Program at RDC.

Criteria: Academic standing and financial need.

How to apply: Apply on RDC’s General Awards Application between March 1 and May 31. Visit www.rdc.ab.ca/scholarships for more information.

Students’ Association – Involvement in College Governance Scholarship (2)

Value: $750
Deadline: May 31

Eligibility: Student continuing in the second year of full-time studies at RDC. Designed to encourage first-year students to become part of the Student Government process.

Criteria: Involvement in college or student government, academic standing, and financial need considered.

How to apply: Apply on RDC’s General Awards Application between March 1 and May 31. Visit www.rdc.ab.ca/scholarships for more information.

Students’ Association – Donald School of Business (1)

Value: $750
Deadline: May 31

Eligibility: Student continuing in full-time studies at the Donald School of Business.

Criteria: Involvement in College or student government, academic standing, financial need considered.

How to apply: Apply on RDC’s General Awards Application between March 1 and May 31. Visit www.rdc.ab.ca/scholarships for more information.

Students’ Association – University Transfer Program Scholarship (1)

Value: $750
Deadline: May 31

Eligibility: Student entering the second year of full-time studies in a university transfer program at RDC.

Criteria: Academic standing and financial need.

How to apply: Apply on RDC’s General Awards Application between March 1 and May 31. Visit www.rdc.ab.ca/scholarships for more information.

Students’ Association – Roy North Scholarship for Outstanding Contribution and Leadership (1)

Value: $750
Deadline: March 1

Eligibility: A full-time Red Deer College student attending a credit program, including Collaborative programs, in the Fall and Winter terms of the current academic year. Students’ Association Executive Council members for the current academic year are not eligible.

Criteria: Outstanding contribution and leadership in the field of student political affairs.

How to apply: Nominate a student by completing the Students’ Association of Red Deer College – Roy North Scholarship Nomination form. The nomination form will be available in the Student Funding & Awards Office (room 1102) and the Students’ Association. The deadline for nominations is March 1.

Students’ Association – Apprenticeship Graduation Award (2)

Value: $750
Deadline: May 31

Eligibility: Apprenticeship who has his/her complete program at RDC.

Criteria: Academic standing and College/community involvement.

How to apply: Apply on RDC’s General Awards Application between March 1 and May 31. Visit www.rdc.ab.ca/scholarships for more information.

Students’ Association – Continuing Apprenticeship Scholarship (1)

Value: $750
Deadline: May 31

Eligibility: Apprenticeship student who is continuing any RDC apprenticeship program.

Criteria: Financial need

How to apply: Apply on RDC’s General Awards Application between March 1 and May 31. Visit www.rdc.ab.ca/scholarships for more information.

Other Students’ Association Awards – By Nomination Only

Students’ Association of Red Deer College Dr. Guillermo Barron Philosophy Scholarship

Value: $1,000

Together with Catherine Kappmeier, the Students’ Association is proud to co-sponsor the Dr. Guillermo Barron Memorial Philosophy Scholarship.

Eligibility: Continuing student entering full-time studies in their second, third or fourth year of a RDC program that has completed the most recent academic term at RDC (Collaborative and Partnership programs included). Preference given to a student taking a Philosophy course (not necessarily a Philosophy major).

Criteria: Based upon an essay submitted as part of the student’s normal course work. Preference will be given to written work that shows a spirit of independent thinking in Philosophy.

Application Process: Nominated by Faculty in the Humanities & Social Sciences Department in early May.