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Awards and Scholarships

ConvocationRed Deer Polytechnic grants its students more than $1,000,000 in awards and scholarships annually! Review and apply for our current opportunities below and check back often to ensure you're taking advantage of your award opportunities year-round! 


Red Deer Polytechnic's Complete List of Awards and Scholarships



The Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) award opportunities currently accepting applications are listed below. Please peruse Red Deer Polytechnic's full list of awards and scholarships and contact the Student Connect Centre should you have any questions.



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Free money may be coming your way! Award and scholarship decisions will be made over the summer months. Award winners will be notified via email to your Red Deer Polytechnic email address. Don’t miss out!

Be sure to keep an eye on your Red Deer Polytechnic email account throughout the summer and fall. Log in to your Red Deer Polytechnic awards account using your Loop account username and password to view your award offers and next steps.

Questions? Contact the Student Connect Centre today.


Red Deer Polytechnic's General Awards Application

The deadline to complete RDP’s General Awards Application has passed. Thank you and best of luck to all applicants! 

RDP’s General Awards Application is available between March 1 and May 31 annually. 


Red Deer Polytechnic Building on Excellence Academic Award

Who said there is no such thing as free money? If you are a current high school student planning to attend a credit program at Red Deer Polytechnic next fall, with an average of 80% or higher in five 5-credit grade 11 or grade 12 subjects, you could get $1,000 awards towards your tuition. It’s easy to apply!  

Beginning October 1, 2021:

  • Email your transcript or Detailed Academic Report to studentconnect [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (subject: Building%20on%20Excellence) .
  • Be sure to provide an up-to-date email address and phone number with the above.

Please note transcripts/Detailed Academic Reports will not be accepted prior to October 1.

There are limited scholarships to be awarded. Be sure to apply today! 


Jason Lang and Louise McKinney Scholarships

 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be continuing in full-time post-secondary studies
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be an Alberta resident
  • Must have completed 24 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.2 (to meet Jason Lang eligibility) or 30 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.7 (to meet Louise McKinney eligibility) over the previous two terms (not including Spring)
  • Students can only receive one of these scholarships per academic year
  • A maximum of 3 Jason Lang and/or Louise McKinney scholarships can be acquired in a student's academic lifetime

Current Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) students meeting the above criteria will be notified via email to their Red Deer Polytechnic email addresses over the summer months. Nominees are required to complete the application linked in this email in order to be considered for the awards. 

Students who have transferred to other institutions (including those currently enrolled in collaborative programs at RDP) must contact the Financial Aid Office at their current institution in order to discuss their Jason Lang and Louise McKinney Scholarship process.


Red Deer Polytechnic Athletic Awards and Scholarships 

Current and prospective Red Deer Polytechnic athletes may be eligible for athletic awards and scholarships. Connect with the Red Deer Polytechnic team’s head coach to discuss your athletic award eligibility.  

Support Red Deer Polytechnic's Awards Program

Interested in contributing to Red Deer Polytechnic's award and scholarship program? Learn how you can support Red Deer Polytechnic's awards program and RDP students today!

External Award Opportunities

In addition to Red Deer Polytechnic awards, maximize your scholarship potential by browsing our list of external award opportunities.


Student Connect Centre 
Room 1102 | Red Deer Polytechnic
Box 5005 - 100 College Blvd, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5 
t: 403.342.3254 | f: 403.342.3262 | e: studentconnect [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca


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