STS awarded over $535,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students this year.
Available assistance at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School
We are committed to making an STS education accessible to as many families as possible – we appreciate diversity and welcome all students who benefit most from our education.
You can apply for financial assistance in the form of bursaries, based on financial need, and scholarships, based on a model of excellence in scholarship, leadership, and character. Submit your financial assistance applications at the time you apply for entry to STS, and throughout your time in the STS community.
If a student is a perfect fit for STS, a bursary makes it possible to attend – regardless of family income. Need-based bursaries are offered to families who demonstrate a gap between their available income and the expected cost of a STS education. Naturally, we keep your financial documentation in the strictest of confidence. New and current STS families can apply for bursaries each academic year.
How do I apply for a bursary?
First, visit Apple Financial Services for Canadian Students. There, you’ll find all the information you need and the complete application process.
Apple Financial Services looks at your information and makes a recommendation to our internal Financial Assistance Committee. The committee reviews each application and awards assistance based on the recommendation.
If you aren’t sure if you qualify, just complete the application on the Apple Financial Services website.
Do you need additional information? Contact the Enrollment Office at 403-938-8326 or email email@example.com. We’re here to help.
Financial Assistance applications are accepted annually between October 1 - February 14 for the next school year starting in September.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Financial Assistance application period for the 2021-2022 school year is now closed. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be accepted starting in October 2021.
When will I know if I will receive a bursary?
Typically, the bursary allocation process takes about a month after the February 14 deadline, so you should be notified in March.
You can apply for several scholarships. For new students, we have the STS Entry Scholarship program. For new and current students, we offer five different Forever Woods Endowment Fund Scholarships.
STS Entry Scholarship Program
Are you a new student entering Grade 5 to 12? Based on your excellence in scholarship, your compassionate character, and your leadership abilities, you can receive up to $5,000 your first year at STS from the STS Entry Scholarship program. Your STS Entry Scholarship application is due at the time of your application for admission to STS. Only new students to STS are eligible for STS Entry Scholarships.
If your application for entry to the School is approved, you’ll receive the result of your STS Entry Scholarship with your notification of acceptance.
For more information about the STS Entry Scholarship program, please email the Director of Strategic Enrollment Management and Communications, Lara Unsworth '95 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The STS Entry Scholarship application period for the 2021-2022 school year is now closed. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be accepted starting in October 2021.
Forever Woods Endowment Fund
The Forever Woods Endowment Fund supports three-year, merit-based scholarships for students entering Grade 10 at STS in the form of the Forever Woods Scholarship. Both students new to STS and continuing their education at STS are eligible to apply. Learn more about each scholarship below. New Grade 10 applicants must submit a Forever Woods Scholarship application with your application package before February 14. Current students at STS in Grade 9 must complete their Forever Woods Scholarship application online as a part of their re-enrollment checklist before March 1.
BEING A FOREVER WOODS SCHOLAR HAS GIVEN ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE IMMERSED IN THE STS COMMUNITY AND TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EVERYTHING THE SCHOOL HAS TO OFFER. THIS SCHOLARSHIP HAS MADE ATTENDING STS A POSSIBILITY, AND FOR THAT I AM GRATEFUL. - ZOE JOHNSON '18
Forever Woods Scholarships
Following a tragic avalanche that took the lives of seven students on February 1, 2003, a group of donors established The Forever Woods Endowment Fund. The Fund helps all of us remember and honour the lives of students Ben Albert, Dan Arato, Megan Bensler, Scott Broshko, Alexander (Alex) Pattillo, Michael Shaw, Marissa Staddon and Jeffrey Trickett.
The personal qualities of each student are honoured in keeping with the wishes of each student's family.
Along with Forever Woods scholarships, the Forever Woods Endowment Fund remembers Dan Arato with a special team building day for STS students, and celebrates the lives of Alexander (Alex) Pattillo and Megan Bensler with support for Fine Arts at STS.
Awarded to students who best represent and reflect the outstanding qualities of Ben Albert, including excellence in academics and athletics, and fine character.
Learn about Ben Albert and meet the Scholars who embody his qualities.
Awarded in honour of Scott Broshko to a capable male or female student who, as Scott did, lives by the motto “be your best”.
Learn about Scott Broshko and meet the Scholars who embody his qualities.
Awarded to capable students who best represent and reflect the many exceptional qualities of Michael Shaw including excellence in academics, participation in the outdoor education program, and who exhibit a well-rounded nature through participation in service and co-curricular activities.
Learn about Michael Shaw and meet the Scholars who embody his qualities.
This scholarship is aimed at young women who best represent and reflect the many fine qualities of Marissa Staddon including excellence in academics, and a generosity of spirit as indicated by their participation in service and co-curricular activities.
Learn about Marissa Staddon and meet the Scholars who embody her qualities.
Awarded to students who best represent and reflect the many fine qualities of Jeffrey Trickett including excellence in academics, and a commitment to and proficiency in athletics and/or the arts - specifically, band and music.
Learn about Jeffrey Trickett and meet the Scholars who embody his qualities.
Applications for Forever Woods Scholarships can be completed during the Application and Re-enrollment processes. Please click below to apply for a Forever Woods scholarship.