Awards and Scholarships
Red 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.
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
By completing this application, you are applying for the vast majority of RDP awards and scholarships!
Click here to access the General Awards Application and log in using your Loop account username and password.
- Current Students – What’s stopping you? Apply today!
- New and Prospective Students – Please note you must first apply to Red Deer Polytechnic and receive your Loop username and password in order to complete the General Awards Application.
- Apprentices – Please note you must have registered for a technical training period for the current academic year (August 2021 – June 2022) in order to complete the General Awards Application.
Deadline to apply: May 31, 2022
Award winners will be notified via email to their Red Deer Polytechnic email address. Be sure to check your email regularly and keep your contact information up-to-date with Red Deer Polytechnic to ensure you do not miss out on any award notifications.
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!
Red Deer Polytechnic Foundation Outstanding Student Scholarship and Red Deer Polytechnic Board of Governors Scholarship for Citizenship
Take a few minutes to nominate a post-secondary student who demonstrates outstanding dedication and leadership to fellow students and to their community for a scholarship!
Complete the Red Deer Polytechnic Foundation Outstanding Student Scholarship and Red Deer Polytechnic Board of Governors Scholarship for Citizenship Nomination in order to nominate a post-secondary student who has demonstrated outstanding dedication contributing to the betterment of Red Deer Polytechnic and the community.
Questions? Contact studentconnect [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (subject: Red%20Deer%20Polytechnic%20Foundation%20Outstanding%20Student%20Scholarship%20and%20Red%20Deer%20Polytechnic%20Board%20of%20Governors%20Scholarship%20for%20Citizenship) .
The deadline to submit nomination forms is May 31, 2022.
Red Deer Polytechnic Student Bursary
If you will be attending a credit program at Red Deer Polytechnic in Fall 2022, you can apply for the Red Deer Polytechnic Student Bursary to assist with the cost of tuition! Full-time student awards are valued at $1,500 and part-time student awards are valued at $750.
Open to all new and continuing students in a Red Deer Polytechnic credit program.
New students must receive clear or conditional admission to a Red Deer Polytechnic credit program for Fall 2022.
Bursaries are limited and eligible recipients are awarded on a first come-first-served basis. Recipients will be notified via their Red Deer Polytechnic email. Apply now!
Deadline to apply: May 31, 2022
Looking for more information on how to support the Red Deer Polytechnic Student Bursary Fund? Visit rdpolytech.ca/giving.
Jason Lang and Louise McKinney Scholarships
- 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
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External Award Opportunities
In addition to Red Deer Polytechnic awards, maximize your scholarship potential by browsing our list of external award opportunities.