Our Opportunities

Welcome to the 2022-2023 Olds College Student Awards Directory!

Thanks to our industry partners, alumni, and friends of Olds College we are fortunate to offer a generous student awards program to students.

Below you will find a listing of student awards available with a brief description of the scholarship qualifications. To apply, please sign in with your Olds College email user name and password to access the online application portal. Students must be enrolled in the current academic year to qualify.

Internal Automatch Awards
Once you submit your general application, you will be auto-matched with scholarships you may qualify for however, this is not a guarantee of a scholarship. These automatch scholarships will be listed as “None” under the Action column meaning no further action is required on your part.

Internal Recommended Awards
You may be a good candidate for a scholarship but more information is required. "Apply” will appear under the Action column. Complete the additional tasks to be considered.

External Awards (not administered by Olds College, apply directly to the award provider)
These types of awards are open to any post-secondary student (not just Olds College), but offer some excellent opportunities! Search by keyword to find awards that you may be eligible for. Awards have varying criteria, eligibility requirements and deadlines.

Please Note: All students that apply are not guaranteed awards.
Follow up! Log in often to view any new awards that you may qualify for, check on pending tasks or notifications.

Questions? Contact awards@oldscollege.ca

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$2000 - up to 2 student(s) Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship
Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship $2000 – Application Deadline...
Deadline2023/02/15
$1000 - up to 2 student(s) Laurence Decore Leadership Scholarship
Laurence Decore Award $1000- Application Deadline February 15, 2023 The...
Deadline2023/02/15
$1000 - up to 2 student(s) Mara Coote Feeman Memorial Award
Available to a continuing education student enrolled in the Professional...
Deadline2023/03/31
$500 - up to 1 student(s) Robert C. Reid Backstretch Education Fund Award
Programming at Olds College that supports Horse Racing and more...
Deadline2023/03/31
$500 - up to 1 student John Deere Tech Award
Available to a student enrolled full-time in the John Deere Technician...
Deadline2023/04/01
$500 - up to 1 student John Deere Tech Entrance Award
Available to a level one student enrolled full-time in the John Deere...
Deadline2023/04/01
$500 - up to 1 student John Deere Tech Graduation Award
Available to a level four student enrolled in the John Deere Technician...
Deadline2023/04/01
$500 - up to 2 student(s) John Deere Tech Returning Student Scholarship
Available to one level two and one level three student enrolled in the...
Deadline2023/04/01
$1000 - up to 1 student(s) BC Plant Health Care Inc. Endowment Award
Arboriculture Technician student. The successful recipient will have an...
Deadline2023/04/30
$500 - up to 2 student(s) Building Industry and Land Development Association – Central Alberta Award
Bursary to support students entering programs that will be employed in...
Deadline2023/04/30
$500 - up to 1 student(s) Compass Group Meat Processing Spring Award 1
Students enrolled in the Meat Processing Certificate Spring term;...
Deadline2023/04/30
$1500 - up to 1 student(s) Dr. Scott Rairdan Memorial Award
Student graduating from the Animal Health Technology program....
Deadline2023/04/30
$1000 - up to 1 student(s) George and Margery Steckler Spring Award
Available to students in any year of study enrolled in either a...
Deadline2023/04/30
$1200 - up to 1 student(s) Grant MacEwan and Wade Hartwell Award
Students completing their fourth year of the Applied Degree in...
Deadline2023/04/30
$1000 - up to 1 student(s) Green Drop - IPM and Insect Disease Collection Award
Available to a full-time student enrolled in their second year of the...
Deadline2023/04/30
$500 - up to 1 student(s) Green Drop - Most Valuable Arboriculture Technician Award
Available to a full-time student who successfully completes the...
Deadline2023/04/30
$500 - up to 1 student(s) Julie Calderwood "Giddi-Up & Go" Award - in Honour of Laurie Newsham
Available to a full-time student enrolled in the Arboriculture...
Deadline2023/04/30
$1000 - Up to 3 students Land Tec Award
Fourth year Landscape Horticulturist Apprenticeship; GPA of 3.5 or...
Deadline2023/04/30
$500 - up to 2 student(s) Olds College Alumni Association Graduation Award
Graduating SAOC elected member. Actively involved in the College...
Deadline2023/04/30
$500 - up to 2 student(s) Olds College Alumni Association Proficiency Graduation Prizes
Students graduating from any program. Proficiency (GPA); leadership and...
Deadline2023/04/30
$1500 - up to 1 student(s) Redhead Equipment Award
A student completing their second year or further of the Agricultural...
Deadline2023/04/30
$1000 - up to 2 student(s) Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association Winter Awards
Available to full-time students enrolled in the Heavy Equipment Operator...
Deadline2023/05/15
$500 - up to 4 student(s) SAOC Academic Excellence Grad Award
Available to a full-time graduating student enrolled at Olds College. ...
Deadline2023/05/15
$500 - up to 1 student(s) SAOC Communications Grad Award
Available to a full-time graduating student enrolled at Olds College. ...
Deadline2023/05/15
$500 - up to 3 student(s) SAOC Leadership Grad Award
Available to a full-time graduating student enrolled at Olds College. ...
Deadline2023/05/15
$500 - up to 1 student(s) SAOC Mental Health Advocate Grad Award
Available to a full-time graduating student enrolled at Olds College. ...
Deadline2023/05/15
$500 - up to 1 student(s) SAOC Student Life Award
Available to a full-time graduating student enrolled at Olds College. ...
Deadline2023/05/15
$925 - up to 2 student(s) Alberta Handicrafts Guild Award
Available to two students enrolled in the full Fibre Week program at...
$1500 - up to 1 student(s) Graham and Holly Drake Agriculture Technology Award
Available to students entering full-time certificate, diploma or degree...
Ended
Tool Award - up to 1 student(s) Auto Parts Plus Tool Award
A complete toolset to be awarded to a first year student in Agriculture...
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$250 - up to 14 student(s) Friends of Olds College Foundation Entrance Awards
Alberta resident students entering any program. Must have a paid...
Ended
$250 - up to 6 student(s) Olds College Alumni Golden Anniversary Entrance Awards
Students in any program that have paid their tuition deposit by July 15...
Ended
$1500 - up to 5 student(s) Olds College Entrance Awards
1st year students entering Business Management, Hospitality & Tourism or...
Ended
$700 - up to 2 student(s) Quinney Family Endowment Award
Eligibility: Dual Credit High School student, planning on returning to...
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$1000 - up to 3 student(s) Veterinary Studies Entrance Awards
Students enrolled in the VMR, VTA or AHT programs and have paid their...
Ended
$1500 - up to 1 student(s) International Student Agriculture Merit Award
International Student Agriculture Merit Award – Up to Six (6) awards...
Ended
$500 - up to 1 student(s) Compass Group Meat Processing Spring Award 2
Students enrolled in the Meat Processing Certificate; Financial need
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$800 - up to 1 student(s) Ray and Betty Adamson Award for Equine Studies
Open to a student enrolled in a full-time in Animal Health Technology,...
Ended
$1000 - up to 2 student(s) Earthsmart Solutions Agriculture Award 1 (Entrance/Fall)
Available to a first-year student enrolled full-time in Olds College in...
Ended
$1000 - up to 1 student(s) Earthsmart Solutions Agriculture Award 2 (Entrance/Fall)
Available to a first-year student enrolled full-time in Olds College in...
Ended
$1500 - up to 1 student(s) Alberta Beef Congress Society Award
Student enrolled in the third year of the Bachelor of Applied Science –...
Ended
$1500 - up to 2 student(s) Red Deer Agri-Trade Entrance Award
Available to a full-time student enrolled in the first year of the...
Ended
$1500 - up to 3 student(s) Red Deer Agri-Trade Second Year Award
Available to a full-time student enrolled in the second year of the...
Ended
$1250 - up to 2 student(s) Agricultural Management Award
Second year Agricultural Management student. Financial need; Academic...
Ended
$1000 - up to 1 student(s) Agriculture Financial Services Corp Award
Agricultural Management program, preferably Agricommerce major; Alberta...
Ended
$1000 - up to 2 student(s) Alberta - NWT Command, The Royal Canadian Legion Award
Criteria for Bursary Selection: Available to a full-time student...
Ended
$1000 - up to 1 student(s) Alberta Regional Lily Society
Available to current students going into the second year of the...
Ended
$1000 - up to 2 student(s) Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association Fall Awards
Available to full-time students enrolled in the Heavy Equipment Operator...
Ended
$1000 - up to 2 student(s) Alberta Wheat Commission Agriculture Awards
Second Year student enrolled in Agriculture Management – Production...
Ended
$1000 - up to 1 student(s) Beer Canada Award
Second-year Brewmaster and Brewery Management student. Awarded based on...
Ended