Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships & Awards

How to Apply

Most of the applications for Community-based Scholarships can be completed via our online portal. Please review the eligibility criteria before applying. A list of scholarships is provided below.

List of Scholarships

1. The Dave Donley Jr. Memorial Scholarship 

The Dave Donley Jr. Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to two students pursuing post-secondary studies in Alberta in the areas of computing and Information Technology. There are two awards available annually of $7500 each. Candidates must demonstrate an intention or passion for pursuing a career related to Information Technology and exhibit the ability to problem solve through creative thinking. The funds awarded shall provide assistance with tuition and general educational support at a post-secondary institution of the student’s choice, located in Alberta. The scholarship will be awarded on the following criteria in the descending order:

  • Demonstrate a passion for information technology or computer programming
  • Demonstrate the ability to problem solve through creative thinking
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm to help others

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be either accepted to or currently attending a post-secondary institution in Alberta, Canada 
  • Applicants must be pursuing a program related to or in the area of computing and/or Information Technology

The submission deadline is May 20, 2024. To apply, please click here.

2. The North Queens Community Scholarship 

The North Queens Community Scholarship aims to provide consistent financial support to capable students who demonstrate a combination of academic success, financial need, community engagement, and extracurricular involvement.

The renewable $5000 scholarship will be awarded to three (3) graduates of North Queens Community School in Caledonia, NS each year. The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria: 

  • Grade 12 student status at North Queens Community School in Caledonia, Nova Scotia. 
  • Academic competence. Please note that there is no minimum average and students will instead be considered based on demonstrated commitment, dedication, and passion for their chosen course(s) of study. 
  • Financial need as evidenced by personal testimony, however, all applicants regardless of their financial situation will be considered.
  • Commitment to non-academic pursuits that demonstrate commitment, leadership, and/or potential. 
  • Acceptance and/or enrolment in an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution of the student’s choice. 

Scholarships are renewable for up to three years (maximum four years of funding), provided that the student remains in academic good standing at their post-secondary institution. Students will be required to provide a proof of enrolment each year. The scholarship is administered by Aqueduct Foundation. 

The submission deadline is May 3, 2024.  To apply, please click here

Frequently Asked Questions

A community-based scholarship is a student oriented educational award, with selection focused on a particular community. Aqueduct works with community partners to identify and adjudicate applicants. The scholarship is paid to the student to attend the post-secondary institution of their choice.

In addition to Canadian registered charities and qualified donees, Aqueduct funds can also support special charitable programs. For example, Aqueduct works with donors to establish and run community-based scholarships, art foundations, and to hold environmentally sensitive land. Aqueduct is expanding its mission to make grants to organizations that are not Canadian registered charities, such as Canadian non-profits carrying out charitable purposes or international charities.

Yes. Aqueduct has charitable purposes, which allows it to operate charitable programs such as community based scholarships, artist foundations, management of ecologically sensitive land, and managing charitable purpose real estate.