STEM Scholarship.

Financial aid for Alberta STEM
and trades programs.

How to Apply

A total of four (4) scholarships worth $650 each will be awarded.

The STEM Scholarship provides financial aid for students enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math field (STEM), and skilled trades programs in Alberta.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must reside in Alberta and be age 17+
  • Must be a current member of connectFirst Credit Union
  • Must be enrolled or accepted to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math field or a skilled trades program in Alberta.
  • Must be a full-time student enrolled or accepted to enroll in an undergraduate or technical program in the academic year of 2024-2025.


Selection process and key dates


July to August.

Apply

Application period from July 15 to August 19.

August to September.

Review

All STEM Scholarship applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of connectFirst employees from August 21 to September 1.


September.

Notify

Successful applicants are notified by phone or email by September 4. 


September.

Award

Scholarship funds will be disbursed no later than September 11.



Review the scoring matrix here



Ready to apply?

For accessibility, we have provided two application methods - apply in person at a branch or online.

Application Checklist

  • Completed application form (physical or online) 
  • Supporting documents:
- Proof of enrolment
- Applicants must be residents of Alberta and be able to provide a home address, located in Alberta on the application form  

STEM Scholarship

Apply in-person

Download, fill in, and print the application form or pick up a physical application form at any of our branches. Make sure to review the eligibility criteria and application checklist before applying.

O
nce you've completed the application form, submit the application with your supporting documents to a branch closest to you.


Find a branch

STEM Scholarship

Apply online

Apply and submit your supporting documents online. 

You may choose to submit a video instead of essay answers. We acknowledge that oral applications may be preferred, and detailed instructions are available here. Make sure to review the eligibility criteria and application checklist before applying.


Apply online
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