Awards & Scholarships

Award & Scholarship Opportunities

Red Deer Polytechnic's General Awards Application
  • Current Students – What’s stopping you? Apply today!
  • New and Prospective Students – Begin by first applying for admission to RDP. Once you have been issued a Loop account username and password, you can then proceed to complete the General Awards Application.
  • Apprentices – You must have attended or be registered in a technical training period in the current academic year (August 2023 – July 2024) in order to complete the General Awards Application. You do not need to be currently attending classes in order apply – as long as you have attended technical training this academic year or are registered to begin before July 2024.

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2024

Award winners will be notified via email to their RDP email address. Be sure to check your RDP email regularly and keep your contact information up to date with RDP to ensure you do not miss out on any award notifications.

Red Deer Polytechnic Building on Excellence Academic Award

Who said there is no such thing as free money? If you are a current high school student planning to attend a credit program at Red Deer Polytechnic next fall, with an average of 80% or higher in five 5-credit grade 11 or grade 12 subjects, you could get $1,000 awards towards your tuition. It’s easy to apply!  

Fall 2024 Applicants: Beginning October 1, 2023, email your transcript or Detailed Academic Report to the Student Connect Centre and be sure to provide an up-to-date email address and phone number.

There are limited scholarships to be awarded. Be sure to apply early!

Red Deer Polytechnic Foundation Outstanding Student Scholarship and Red Deer Polytechnic Board of Governors Scholarship for Citizenship

Do you know a post-secondary student who demonstrates outstanding dedication and leadership to fellow students and who contributes to the betterment of Red Deer Polytechnic and the community? Honour their contributions by nominating them for a scholarship. 

Complete the Red Deer Polytechnic Foundation Outstanding Student Scholarship and Red Deer Polytechnic Board of Governors Scholarship for Citizenship Nomination Form to nominate a deserving student today. 

Deadline to nominate: May 31, 2024 

Jason Lang & Louise McKinney Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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 Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) students meeting the above criteria will be notified via email to their Red Deer Polytechnic 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 RDP) must contact the Financial Aid Office at their current institution in order to discuss their Jason Lang and Louise McKinney Scholarship process.

Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics Awards & Scholarships

Current and prospective Red Deer Polytechnic student-athletes may be eligible for athletic awards and scholarships. Connect with the Red Deer Polytechnic team’s head coach to discuss your athletic award eligibility.   

Red Deer Polytechnic's Complete List of Awards & Scholarships

Red Deer Polytechnic grants its students more than $1,000,000 in awards and scholarships annually.


Review and apply for our current opportunities above and check back often to ensure you're taking advantage of your award opportunities year-round. 


Questions? Contact the Student Connect Centre.

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External Award Opportunities

Searching for scholarships can be like hunting for treasure – it takes time, but the rewards are worth it. Maximize your scholarship potential by browsing the following list of external award and scholarship opportunities. Criteria and deadlines will vary, so be sure to check year-round. 

Alberta Student and Scholarships
Awards for Newcomers to Canada & International Students
  • Queen Esther Education Foundation
  • The award(s) listed here are specific to newcomers to Canada and international students, however; you are encouraged to review the other opportunities listed on this page as they too may accept applications from international students. 
Indigenous Student Awards

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