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Awards and Scholarships

Student Recognition – Ainlay Achieves

Harry Ainlay recognizes and celebrates student achievement.

  • students are recognized for outstanding contributions and achievement in academics, fine arts, applied subjects, co-curricular, and service.
  • Awards Program
  • District Awards Program
  • Excellence Recognitions

Criteria for Academic Excellence Awards

Honors with Distinction and Honors awards will be given to students who meet the following requirements:

  1. Awards are based on marks at grade level and not necessarily based on courses completed in the current school year. 
  2. Awards are based on 25 credits of which 15 credits must be from a core subject: Math, English or French Language Arts, Social Studies and Science. English or French Language Arts is mandatory. Non-core subjects may compose the remaining 10 credits.
  3. Honours with Distinction will be awarded to students with an averaged mark of 90.0% or higher. Honours will be awarded to students with an averaged mark of 80.0% to 89.9%.
  4. An awards ceremony will take place in October to recognize the achievements from the previous year.

Note: No exceptions will be made to students whose mark is a fraction of a percentage short of any of the three levels.

University of Alberta Entrance Awards

You are eligible for the following U of A Entrance Awards if you are entering U of A for the first time directly out of high school; entering after taking time off from high school; or, entering with less than 24 postsecondary transfer credits:

  • Academic Excellence – based on Grade 11 and 12 marks with a minimum average of 80%.
  • Scholastic Distinction – based on Grade 10, 11 and 12 marks with a minimum average of 95%.
  • Entrance Leadership – based on outstanding leadership and Grade 11 and 12 marks with a minimum average of 80%.
  • Eldon Foote Track and Field – based on excellence in track and field, Alberta residency, minimum average of 80% in Grade 12.
  • Advanced Placement – based on Advanced Placement marks.
  • Universiade ’83 – based on excellence in athletics or fine arts, minimum average of 80% in Grade 12.
  • Faculty/Department Selected – variable

For application information and deadlines access Entrance Awards for students entering the University of Alberta for the first time.

Don’t Know Where to Go?

Find Universities and programs by accessing: www.aucc.ca. This web site is available in both official languages. Click on your language or choice, click “Canadian Universities”, and click “search here” and click “Database Search”. This will lead you to a database of Canadian Universities and programs offered at each one.

Take a Free Career Quiz

If you still need more direction, access: www.schoolfinder.com. Here, you can take a free career quiz. It will return your highest ranking career choice based on your answers. From there, you are able to look at specific schools and corresponding scholarship information. This web site also has links to International Universities, University Colleges, and Career Colleges. Highly Recommended.

RAP Scholarships

The following web site will give you information on scholarships for Apprentices and Occupational Trainees: www.tradesecrets.org.

U.S. Universities

For information on U.S. Universities try: www.universities.com

“Making Career Connections” Resources for Students

Whether you are looking for a Post-Secondary Institution or Scholarship Information, the answers to your questions are right at your fingertips at the following web sites:

The Alberta Learning Information Service provides numerous valuable career planning resources.

Whether you are looking for a Post-Secondary Institution or Scholarship Information, the answers to your questions are right at your fingertips at the following web sites:



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