Laurence Decore Award

Leadership Scholarship Named in Honour of Laurence Decore

The deadline for Nominations is January 28, 2019  --- DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

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.

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.

Value: $1,000

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 28, 2019 to the U of L Scholarship & Finance office room AH151.

Disbursement: Award is disbursed in April

Audience: Undergraduate Students