Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships

160 $5,000 Scholarships Awarded


To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be graduating high school (or be in the final year of CEGEP) with plans to enter university in the fall of 2020
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65
  • Attend high school (or CEGEP) and reside in Canada
  • Be Canadian citizens

Applicants for both the Entrepreneurial and Canadian Scholarships are required to fill out only ONE application.  The Association will use the one application to consider you for all programs for which you are eligible.




Complete a Student Profile!

Complete a student profile and submit it to Ms. McChesney in room A100 ASAP!

Pick up a paper copy in A100 or fill out the digital version and email it to Ms. McChesney (adrienne.mcchesney@burnabyschools.ca)


Student-Profile Fillable 2019-2020

****You must submit a student profile to be eligible for school and district awards.***

Scholarship Information Sessions @ lunch!

  • What are scholarships?
  • How do I apply for scholarships? Am I eligible?
  • What kinds of scholarships are there?

Come to one of two information sessions being held at lunch in room a100 

Monday September 23rd 


Tuesday September 24th.

The National Book Award

The University of Toronto National Book Award Program recognizes and rewards the very best Canadian secondary school students, regardless of which university those students choose to attend. These are students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context. They excel in academic pursuits, demonstrate enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and have a strong involvement in the lives of their schools and communities. It is not necessary that the student intend to apply for admission to the University of Toronto. Award recipients receive a National Book Award recognizing their achievements, and as a symbol of their academic potential. It is a non-monetary award. The book will be presented to the student at their secondary school graduation ceremony at the end of the school year.  Students nominated for this award are invited to submit an application to the University of Toronto’s National Scholarship Program.

Eligibility: Recipients must be Canadian citizens and nominated by their secondary school.

How to Apply: If you would like to be considered for the National Book Award, please express your interest in this award to Ms. McChesney either in person or by email (adrienne.mcchesney@burnabyschools.ca), and submit a complete Student Profile to Ms. McChesney in room A100 by Monday, September 30th

The deadline for schools to submit their 2020 nomination is October 17, 2019.


Loran Scholars deeply value integrity and possess the courage to make difficult decisions, perseverance to work towards long term goals, curiosity to better understand the world around them, and the drive to make positive change in their communities.

The Loran Foundation grants up to 36 Loran Awards, each valued at $100,000 over four years of undergraduate studies. 

The Loran Foundation’s deadlinefor sponsored applications is October 17, 2019.  Alpha Secondary can submit up to three sponsored applications. 

***If you would like Alpha Secondary to sponsor your application, please submit a completed Student Profile to Ms. McChesney in room A100  by Friday, September 27th  along with a paragraph explanation of why you should be Alpha’s nominee for the Loran Scholarship. 

Students may submit direct pool (non-sponsored) applications to the Loran Foundation. Deadline for direct pool applications is October 24th, 2016. 

The application process is entirely online at:  www.loranscholar.ca 

Find out more: 


Welcome Grads of 2020!

Scholarships are available for every student!

Scholarships are commonly awarded on the basis of academic excellence and outstanding school or community service, but there are also many scholarships for students who excel in athletics, or  fine arts,  trades  or  applied skills. 

Volunteering and community/school involvement is important for both academic and non academic scholarships. Universities and post secondary schools are looking for well- rounded students- students who get involved, do extra curricular activities, and do well in their course work. If you haven’t been volunteering, get started now and start accumulating those hours!

Students are urged to complete Alpha’sStudent Profile 2019-2020 early in the school year to maximize their eligibility for the wide array of scholarships available for post-secondary education (copies can be found in room A100).  Bring your profile to Ms. McChesney by the end of October.  You have access to your profile throughout the year if you need to update it. 

***Students must complete a Student Profile to be considered for school and district scholarships. 

There are several ways to get information about scholarships….. 

  1. Join Alpha’s scholarship blog for all updated scholarship information. 
  2. Check with the university or college you are interested in attending to find out about their scholarship program.
  3. Treat your scholarship search like a part time job – commit and show up! Spend a couple hours a week searching and completing applications. 

Here are some helpful links to use in your scholarship search… 



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