Awards Handbook & Scholarship Information

PBHS Academic Awards Handbook

As a response to Covid 19, there is a fair amount of instability to the awards and financial prizes that go with them as we are sensitive to our community sponors and the financial hardships they are enduring during this time.

Please be aware that all awards and scholarships listed in our Awards Booklet may not be available at this time due to community involvement.


PBHS Academic Awards Handbook


Scholarship Information ...

In addition to completing university and college applications and finishing school with a strong academic average, high school seniors should also devote some time to apply for scholarships. They are an excellent way to supplement the cost of tuitionroom and boardbooks and other expenses and the best part is that they don’t have to be paid back. EVER. That’s free money, people...why not take advantage of it?

If the thought of winning a scholarship seems impossible, you’re probably not looking in the right places. Sure, there will be lots of competition but if you only apply for the scholarships that pertain specifically to you and your unique situation, your chances of winning increase significantly. Check out the links to some popular scholarship databases below, set up a unique profile, and you will find plenty of scholarships you will be eligible for; some are easy, some require work and some are downright strange but you won’t receive any awards unless you get started!

Click HERE for a copy of the PBHS Scholarship Workshop powerpoint presentation!

Scholarships Available for Spring 2021

With the March/Spring break approaching, we wanted to share a list of scholarships (over $850,000) that are available to students over the break. March Break Scholarships

Last time we sent out a list like this some students were unable to access it at school or from their school emails because of the school boards firewall settings, so we recommend that you make a copy, download as a pdf or download as an excel file before sharing it with your students. 

Not all awards will apply to all students. For students to get a list customized to them and weekly email reminders of deadlines, they should create a profile on ScholarTree. At the top left, they can use the filter "Applications Open" to only see those scholarships that are currently accepting applications.


2019 Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship

The Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program is available to Canadian high school students who are enrolled in their final year of high school as of May 29, 2019 and eligible to graduate from high school in 2019. Those eligible for a scholarship must be planning to enroll at a Canadian post‑secondary institution (degree or diploma) in a first-year agriculture, food science or culinary program.





Alexander Rutherford Scholarships for High School Achievement

To recognize and reward academic achievement at the senior high school level and to encourage students to pursue post-secondary studies.

See the Course Requirements for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarships!



Health and Wellness Studies Student Bursary

Picture Butte and District Happy Old Timers

Health and Wellness Studies Student Bursary


Sponsor: Picture Butte and District Happy Old Timers

Value: 2 - $1000 bursaries in each year of 2019, 2020, and 2021

Purpose: To encourage suitable candidates to enrol in an approved program of studies in some aspect of health and wellness.

Eligibility: Applicants must be students attending Picture Butte High School and planning to pursue an approved post-secondary program in some aspect of health and wellness.

Terms and Conditions: In order to receive their bursary, successful candidates must present a tuition receipt from the post-secondary institution in which they have enrolled and must be enrolled in that institution within one year of being selected.

Selection: Suitable candidates will be recommended to us by the School Selection Committee.  The President and two other members of the Happy Old Timers will review the application of those candidates and present a list of the names of the candidates they consider to be most deserving of the award to a duly constituted meeting of the Happy Old Timers for final approval.  The Happy Old Timers Selection Committee will base their decision on candidates' academic record and their general impressions of the written application.

Application: Application forms are available from the PBHS Academic Counsellor.

Deadline:  Deadline to apply is June 1.

All applicants will be notified of the results of the competition by June 15.


Ladies' Auxiliary of The Royal Canadian Leigon Bursary

Ladies' Auxiliary, Alberta - NWT Command

The Royal Canadian Legion


The Ladies' Auxiliary, Alberta - NWT Command, The Royal Canadian Legion is offering a number of Bursary awareds in teh amount of $500 each.

These awards are for Alberta and NWT students entering their FIRST TERM of a certification, diploma or degree in a recognized institution in Alberta and the NWT.  Students must be graduates of the current year or previous and under the age of 21 years.

These awards are intended to assist:

  • A child, grandchild, great-grandchild, niece, nephew, or great niece & nephew of Veterans' personnel.
  • Child and grandchild of current personnel, RCMP.
  • Reserve Personnel and Fire-fighters (paid or volunteer) who have served a minimum of one year, in advancing their education.
  • Child and grandchild of Auxiliary or Branch member.

Applications must be accompanied by a letter from the student explaining why the money is needed and the reason for choosing the selected course.  A letter of reference from on of the following: School Principal, Home Room Teacher, or School Counsellor on school letterhead. An unofficial copy of your "High School Transcript of Achievement" stating "diploma granted".  Amount of yearly income is to be given as stated on the net income line of the parents' immediate past year income tax returns.

Application Deadline: August 31

Applications are available from the PBHS Academic Counsellor.