Awards and Scholarships
RDC grants its students more than $1,000,000 in awards and scholarships annually! Review and apply for our current opportunities below and check back often to ensure you're taking advantage of your award opportunities year-round!
RDC's Complete List of Awards and Scholarships
The RDC award opportunities currently accepting applications are listed below. Please peruse RDC’s full list of awards and scholarships and contact the RDC Student Connect Centre should you have any questions.
RDC award decisions are in progress and notifications are being sent to RDC student email addresses. Be sure you do not miss out on an award notification! Check your RDC email account regularly and log in to your RDC awards account using your Loop account username and password to view your award offers and next steps.
Questions? Contact the Student Connect Centre today.
RDC’s General Awards Application
The deadline to complete RDC’s General Awards Application has passed. Thank you and best of luck to all applicants! Award winners will be selected and notified by email to their RDC email address. Be sure to monitor your RDC email regularly over the summer months and into the fall so that you do not miss any award notifications!
The application will reopen in March 2022.
Canadian Western Bank Continuing Education Scholarship in Honor of Jack Donald
If you are enrolled in any RDC Continuing Education Business & Leadership Certificate Program and have demonstrated community involvement and leadership, you could be eligible to receive this $2,500 scholarship. Complete the Continuing Education Scholarship Application* to be considered.
*By completing the Continuing Education Scholarship Application, you will also be considered for the Nina Dary Memorial Scholarship.
Deadline to apply: September 15, 2021
Nina Dary Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, valued at $1,000, supports female students enrolled in any RDC Continuing Education Business & Leadership Certificate Program. Complete the Continuing Education Scholarship Application* to be considered.
*By completing the Continuing Education Scholarship Application, you will also be considered for the Canadian Western Bank Continuing Education Scholarship in Honor of Jack Donald.
Deadline to apply: September 15, 2021
Red Deer College Student Bursary
The deadline to apply for a Fall 2021 RDC Student Bursary has passed. Bursary recipients will be notified by email. This bursary application will reopen for Fall 2022 students in the Spring of 2022. Looking for more information on how to support the RDC Student Bursary Fund? Visit rdc.ab.ca/giving.
RDC Safety Scholarships for Apprentices
These scholarships are applied for by obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on two safety assessments completed in your BlackBoard account between September and May 31 annually.
As the deadline to apply for RDC’s Safety Scholarships has passed, it is now time to watch your RDC email account for award notifications! Award winners are notified via email to their RDC email address throughout the summer months. To ensure you do not miss out on an award notification, be sure to check your RDC email regularly and keep your contact information (email, phone, mailing address) up-to-date with RDC.
Apprentices will be able to apply for Safety Scholarships again once the safety assessments are made available in September 2021.
Jason Lang and Louise McKinney Scholarships
- Must be continuing in full-time post-secondary studies
- Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
- Must be an Alberta resident
- Must have completed 24 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.2 (to meet Jason Lang eligibility) or 30 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.7 (to meet Louise McKinney eligibility) over the previous two terms (not including Spring)
- Students can only receive one of these scholarships per academic year
- A maximum of 3 Jason Lang and/or Louise McKinney scholarships can be acquired in a student's academic lifetime
Current RDC students meeting the above criteria will be notified via email to their RDC email addresses over the summer months. Nominees are required to complete the application linked in this email in order to be considered for the awards.
Students who have transferred to other institutions (including those currently enrolled in collaborative programs at RDC) must contact the Financial Aid Office at their current institution in order to discuss their Jason Lang and Louise McKinney Scholarship process.
RDC Athletic Awards and Scholarships
Current and prospective RDC athletes may be eligible for athletic awards and scholarships. Connect with the RDC team’s head coach to discuss your athletic award eligibility.
Support RDC's Awards Program
Interested in contributing to RDC's award and scholarship program? Learn how you can support RDC's awards program and RDC students today!
External Award Opportunities
In addition to RDC awards, maximize your scholarship potential by browsing our list of external award opportunities.
Student Connect Centre
Room 1102 | RDC
Box 5005 - 100 College Blvd, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5
t: 403.342.3254 | f: 403.342.3262 | e: studentconnect [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
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