Laurence Decore Award
Leadership Scholarship Named in Honour of Laurence Decore
The Government of Alberta is recognizing former provincial Liberal leader Laurence Decore by naming a scholarship in his honour. Alberta post-secondary students that demonstrate leadership and dedication within their institutions and communities can now share in the total of $50,000 to be allotted annually through the Laurence Decore Awards for Student Leadership.
"Laurence Decore was a true leader – a man who managed to hold both the esteem of his colleagues and the respect of his adversaries," said Premier Ralph Klein. "This scholarship is a fitting tribute to Laurence. Students awarded it should be very proud to be associated with a man who was so enthusiastic and so committed to public life."
The Laurence Decore Awards for Student Leadership will be awarded to 100 students each year, based on their commitment to student government, student societies, clubs or organizations. The recipients will be nominated by their peers and then selected by a committee at their post-secondary institution.
"This award recognizes that being a student is being part of a larger learning community, " said Minister of Learning Dr. Lyle Oberg. "Student leaders are giving something of themselves to that community and the Government of Alberta recognizes that these accomplishments are important just like academic, athletic or creative excellence."
The Laurence Decore Awards for Student Leadership are funded and administered through the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund. Since its inception in 1981, the fund has awarded more than $185 million to over 134,000 Alberta students.
When to Apply
OPENS: The scholarship application process opens on January 6, 2021
CLOSES: The deadline is January 31, 2021 by 11:59 pm.
How to Apply
- The application is online, available via the Bridge.
- Go to the Bridge, click ‘Student’ then click ‘Apply for uLethbridge Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries’
- Complete & submit a General Application.
- Once this has been done, the Laurence Decore application will populate under ‘Recommended Opportunities’.
Sponsored by: Initiated by the Alberta College and Technical Institute Student Executive Council (ACTISEC) in honour of Laurence Decore, former Edmonton mayor and leader of the Alberta Liberal party.
Purpose: To recognize those post-secondary students who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and leadership to fellow students and to their community.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Alberta residents who are currently enrolled in a minimum of three full courses at a designated Alberta post-secondary institution.
Selection: Applicants are selected on the basis of involvement in either student government or student societies, clubs or organizations. In addition, candidates may be involved in student organizations at the provincial or national level or in non-profit community organizations.
Application: Recipients are selected by a selection committee. The selection committee is established at participating educational institutions.
Deadline: Schools submit nominations by January 31, 2021 by 11:59 pm.
Disbursement: Award is disbursed in April
Audience: Undergraduate Students
- be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person (visa students are not eligible),
- one parent or legal guardian has maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least twelve (12) consecutivemonths immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies and be residing in Alberta, or
- Alberta is the last place the student has lived for twelve (12) consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies, or
- the student’s spouse/partner has maintained permanent residence in Alberta for 12 consecutive months prior to the person attending post-secondary.
- be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program (a minimum 60% course load) at a publicly-funded post-secondary institution in Alberta,
- be involved in either student government or student societies, clubs or organizations, or involved in student organizations at the provincial or national level or in non-profit community organizations,
- be in satisfactory academic standing as determined by the post-secondary institution.