Crusader Scholarships

Scholarships, Bursaries, and so much more!

A scholarship is a monetary award based on academics or merit (community involvement, athletics, program of study, etc.) that is given to a student to help support his/her post-secondary education.  There are countless scholarships, awards, and bursaries available to students but, unfortunately, some of these remain unclaimed due to lack of applicants.  This is why we greatly encourage our graduating students to spend some time researching and applying for scholarships.  

One great way to find scholarships, is to sign up to or and receive free information about scholarships that you qualify for. To keep organized and never miss a deadline, use our Scholarship Tracking Sheet.  Need help applying for scholarships? Check out 7 Tips to Help You Find & Win Scholarships and talk to Mrs. Morrison.

Below, we have listed our local scholarships, as well as other provincial scholarships that students can apply for.  To help students remember about these, please sign up for Remind messages so you receive reminders of scholarship deadlines.  To sign up, visit

Local Scholarships

Our school division publishes a Local Scholarship Booklet with over $75,000 worth of scholarships to help students in our school division achieve their dreams.  All grade 12 students are encouraged to apply for our local scholarships.  Click the image on the left to see the full 2023 SPERD Local Scholarship Booklet. 

At the back of the booklet (starting on page 22), you will find a list of all the scholarships ONLY available to our F.G. Miller graduating Crusaders.The current list includes: 

  • Barrie Wayne McFadyen Memorial Scholarship
  • Barrie Wayne McFadyen Trade Scholarship
  • Bespalko/Scribney Scholarship
  • Jim Vinge Memorial Sports Award
  • Lawrence Modin Memorial Scholarship
  • Malcolm Robert McFadyen Memorial Scholarship
  • Violet E. McFadyen Memorial Scholarship
  • E.H. Bjornstad Scholarship - CLICK TO APPLY
  • Steve Kuziw Memorial Award - CLICK TO APPLY

Student Loans

Student loans are different than scholarships and bursaries. The money received from a student loan needs to be repaid after you complete your post-secondary program and after a 6 month grace period. Visit the Student Aid Alberta website to complete the online application and you will be assessed for both Alberta Student Loan and the Canada Student loan as well as grants available.

Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship

Starting August 1st, graduated students can visit the Student Aid Alberta website to complete the online application for the Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes and rewards academic achievement of senior high school students and encourage them to pursue post-secondary studies. Students can earn up to $2,500, however it is based on academics. Please click here to view details.