Scholarships

Scholarships were established by Blue Mountain Power Co-op to recognize the academic accomplishments of children of Blue Mountain Power Co-op members and to assist and encourage further education. Two scholarships of $1,000 each are granted each year to the top applicants.

Scholarship Application Guidelines

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must:

  • be a Canadian citizen (or permanent resident) and a resident of Alberta
  • have at least one parent, or their legal guardian, be a member in good standing of Blue Mountain Power Co-op at the time of application
  • be planning to enroll in the first year of a post-secondary program of at least two years in length

In addition, applicants must include:

  • an essay describing their study plans and future career goals. The essay should be typed, double-spaced and no longer than 1,000 words
  • a copy of their post-secondary institution acceptance letter
  • official Government of Alberta transcripts (once available)
  • two letters of reference either from teachers, employers, coaches, or religious representatives. The letter should describe the qualities the applicant displays which make them an appropriate candidate for this award. For example the letter may include information regarding the applicant’s academic standing, achievement in extracurricular activities, and/or community involvement.

Selection Procedure

Recipients will be chosen by a selection committee. Applicants will be judged on their academic success based on the average of their five highest Grade 12 courses with a minimum three credit value, their essay, and letters of reference.

Application Procedure

Deadline: August 1 annually

Applications must be mailed to:

Blue Mountain Power Co-op
Box 1538
4920 – 43rd Street
Rocky Mountain House, AB
T4T 1B2

Submissions must be postmarked no later than August 1 of the submission year. For more information, please call 310-POWR.

All applicants will be notified of the results of their application by September 15 annually. Blue Mountain Power Co-op will arrange to present the awards to the two recipients.

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Application Form

2020 Winners

Katelyn Willsie will be attending the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus. She is enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree. As well as achieving consistently high grade averages, Katelyn has assumed leadership roles in school and in the community. She excelled at volleyball, basketball and dance. Katelyn has been president of her local 4H club and has raised three grand champion steers. Raised on the family farm, she is not afraid of hardwork, helping
wherever needed and with daily chores.

 

McKenna Foesier will be attending Medicine Hat College. She is enrolled in dual diplomas: Addictions Counselling and Social Work. A dedicated student and dancer, McKenna has also assumed leadership roles in her school and volunteered in her community and the local church. She has been nominated for her second citizenship award and during her last year of school committed to an hour long drive to volunteer at the Turning Point Society in Red Deer. McKenna was also a member of Caroline Dance West for fifteen years and a volunteer for five years.