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Awards and Scholarships

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 RDP 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 2022 – July 2023) in order to complete the General Awards Application. 

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2023 

Award winners will be notified via email to their RDP email address. Be sure to check your RDP email regularly and keep your contact information up to date with RDP to ensure you do not miss out on any award notifications. 


Additional Award and Scholarship Opportunities

Take advantage of all of your award and scholarship opportunities! In addition to the General Awards Application, the following award applications are currently open. 

Red Deer Polytechnic Building on Excellence Academic Award: Fall 2023

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, 2022:

Email your transcript or Detailed Academic Report to studentconnect [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca.

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 early!

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.

Deadline to submit nomination forms: May 31, 2023

Questions? Contact studentconnect [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca.  

Music Camp Awards and Bursaries

Music is in the air! If your child will be spending their summer in an RDP Music Camp, apply for Music Camp Awards and Bursaries

Original deadline to apply: April 30, 2023
NEW Extended deadline to apply: May 31, 2023

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.   


Red Deer Polytechnic's Complete List of 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 above and check back often to ensure you're taking advantage of your award opportunities year-round. Please peruse Red Deer Polytechnic's full list of awards and scholarships and contact the Student Connect Centre should you have any questions.


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.



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