KBI Scholarships Criteria

Charles Balderson Memorial:

Royal Canadian Legion #76 - Acme Branch

This scholarship is awarded annually to a grade 12 student at Beiseker School based on the following criteria:

  • 10% on need (post-secondary, siblings in post secondary, family circumstances, etc. but not necessarily all of these nor limited to these)
  • 80% based on Social 30-1 final mark
  • 10% based on citizenship/leadership


Beiseker Lions Scholarship

This award is to be presented to the best all around male or female student enrolled in grade 11- program in Beiseker School.

  • 1/3 based for 4-H involvement
  • 1/3 for athletics, leadership and sportsmanship
  • 1/3 for scholastic ability with special emphasis on participation in school and community activities.

The recipient will receive $500.00

The school, scholarship along with consulting with a member of the Lions club will pick candidate.


Grade 9-12 Honor Roll

The criteria for this award is: 80% or above with no marks below 50%, using five subjects from the following.

  • Language Arts 9- English 10-20-30
  • Social Studies 9- Social Studies 10-20-30
  • Math 9- Math 10-20-30-31
  • Science 9- Science 10, Biology 20-30, Chemistry 20-30, Physics 20-30, Science 20-30
  • Physical Education- 9-10-20-30

2 of:

  • Any Option- HS (3-5 credits)

The award includes gift certificate from a bookstore and your name included on the honor roll plaque. Sponsored by the Scholarship Committee.


Outstanding Athlete, Male and Female

Athlete who most exemplifies:

  • Athletic ability- level of skill and excellence, number of activities, motivation and determination.
  • Participation (School and community sports)- number of activities, willingness to cooperate, attitude, attendance at practices.
  • Leadership- demonstrates a high level of skill, cooperativeness, participation to other team members and students
  • Sportsmanship- demonstrates a level of genuine sportsmanship in competition, practice at school.

Selection Process:

The awards co-coordinator shall gather information from the coaches to determine the possible candidates. All candidates will be awarded a possible 10 points in each category from 1 to 4 using the criteria as a guideline. The athlete receiving the most overall points out of a possible 40 points will receive the award. In the event of a tie the award will be given to all athletes involved in the tie. Winners will receive cheques, certificates and their name engraved on the plaque at the school.


Kathyrn Beiseker Scholarship Committee Grade 12 Award


  • Must graduate from Beiseker School, have attended grades 10-11-12 at Beiseker School.
  • Highest average of their best four grade 12 subjects (Must include English 30 with a minimum of 65%
  • Must be registered in a post secondary school
  • If a tie the students grade 10-11 marks will be considered.

A student will be disqualified from receiving the KBSC Award, if they qualify for another major scholarship award.


Burnco Scholarship of Technology

There is an increasing demand in the work world for the trades people and workers who are skilled in the technology fields. In response to this need, Burnco will award scholarships annually to two graduates of Beiseker School who meet the following criteria:

  • Must have earned an Alberta high school diploma
  • The student is registered in a technology institute to pursue a career or is participating in a registered apprenticeship program.
  • The student has achieved the highest and second highest grades considering they are registered in a technology institute.
  • If the student was registered in the RAP program in high school has earned the highest or second highest marks in this program.


J.H Schmaltz Memorial Leadership Award

The J.H Schmaltz award for leadership is awarded annually by the directors of the J.H Schmaltz scholarship board in memory of J.H Schmaltz.


  • 1-Grade 12 student of Beiseker School
  • 2-Must have been enrolled for their full grade 12 year at Beiseker School
  • 3-50% based on leadership qualities throughout their high school years
  • 4-25% based on all high school marks from grade 10-12 with exception of special projects, work experience and any other courses not under direct instruction of the school.
  • 5-25% on leadership qualities demonstrated in community activities during their high school years.

In consideration of criteria 1 and 3, the students “initiative” in providing both active and passive leadership qualities should be emphasized rather than mere participation or skill level.

The J.H Schmaltz board shall consist of:

  • Three trustees: one member of the schmaltz family, one active member of the Beiseker School and one member of the Kathyrn Beiseker Scholarship Committee.
  • The principal or designate form the school.

The school administration, in consultation with the school’s staff, will recommend a minim of two candidates. The decision of the majority vote of the board will be made a minimum of two weeks prior to the award ceremony. There will be no disqualifications for this award for the recipient has qualified for other awards from the scholarship committee.


J.G Schissel Memorial Scholarship

Because of his perennial interest in the quality of education in our local area, the family of the late J.G (Jerry) Schissel wishes to offer a memorial scholarship, to be presented annually to a graduation student from Beiseker School. In keeping with Mr. Schissel’s own particular interests, and pursuant to the high standards with which the scholarship was conceived, the following criteria will be used to select a candidate for this award:


  • The student must be registered in a post secondary school or musical academy or school.
  • Must have received the highest average based on five 30 level courses that must include English 30. Minimum average must be 70% or better, if not achieved the scholarship will not be awarded.  Special projects and work experience marks will not be included in this average.
  • Student must be enrolled for the full grade 12 year
  • Special attention will be given to any student who possesses musical training or has participated in some aspect of music (choral or band) in their community.
  • Should two students have similar averages (within three percent) and one has a musical background and the other doesn’t the musical student will be awarded. In the event both students have musical backgrounds then the one that has achieved greater proficiency in their musical level (one that attained the higher grade in conservatory music).

A student will not be disqualified from receiving the J.G. Schissel Memorial scholarship if they are already receiving another major award

Beiseker & District Agricultural Society Scholarship

Scholarship = 2 students @ $250.00 each

The candidate male or female must be:

  • Received a High School Diploma
  • A student of Beiseker School (min. one full year)
  • Registered in a secondary Agricultural school program at a University, College, and/or Technology School for the upcoming school year.

The Scholarship criteria will consist of:

  • Highest average: Average based on four 30 level courses

(must include English and Social plus two others)

  • Registered in an Agricultural program in a secondary school

The board will consist of:

  • One Beiseker Agricultural Society director or member
  • One Beiseker school administrator and one teacher representative


Valinda Nee (Uffelman) and Andrew Leonard Memorial Scholarship

The Valinda Nee (Uffelman) and Andrew Leonard scholarship is awarded annually by the directors and family of the Valinda Nee (Uffelman) and Andrew Leonard scholarship committee.

“Valinda and Andrew Leonard were aboard a 737 bound for Saudi Arabia when their airplane was hijacked by terrorists. They were planning to meet Ed Leonard (Valinda’s husband and Andrew’s father) in Saudi Arabia, their temporary home. Valinda was born in Calgary, August 21st, 1958, she attended Beiseker Elementary School and later Beiseker-Kathyrn Multi-campus. Valinda received part of her Grad 12 education in Acme High School. After receiving her RNA training in Calgary, she moved to Vancouver. Andrew was born July 25th, 1984.

A book will be awarded to students in Grade 12


In order to quality to be on the Honor Role, the following criteria will be used: 80% or above with no marks below 50%, using 5 subjects from the following:

Grade 12

1 of: English 30-1 or 30-2

2 of: Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2, Math 30-1 or Math 30-2, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Science 30

2 of: Any 30 level option(5 credits)


Beiseker School Staff Grade 11 Academic Scholarship $100


Must be enrolled in a full grade 11 academic program.

Highest Average in:

  • English 20-1
  • Social Studies 20-1
  • Biology 20 and/or Chemistry 20 and/or Physics 20
  • Math 20-1
  • 1 complimentary course at the 20 level

No mark below 65%

40% of the scholarship to be based on:

  • Must exhibit exemplary learning behaviors such as: Completion of homework
  • Completion of assignments
  • Consistent effort
  • Positive attitude


Beiseker School Staff Grade 12 Non- Academic Scholarship $400


Must be a student of Beiseker Community School who has been awarded an high school diploma and is registered in a secondary school program.

60% of the scholarship to be based on:

Highest Average in

  • English 30-2
  • Social Studies 30-2
  • 3 courses at the 30 level

No mark below 60%

40% of the scholarship to be based on:

Must exhibit exemplary learning behaviors such as:

  • Completion of homework
  • Completion of assignments
  • Consistent effort
  • Positive attitude


Irricana and District Agricultural Society

Grade 12 student who has graduated at BCS and is registered in a post secondary program at a university, college or technical school.

  • All grade 12 courses are considered in the selection
  • Included in the process is an essay on: How agriculture has had an impact on the student’s life.

A committee of members of the Ag Society will pick the candidate(s).


Robert Geysler Starkey Memorial

Criteria: combination of 2 of the following


1-Successful participation in the Registered Apprenticeship Program in Fabrications

2-A student who has shown an overall improvement in attitude, behavior and academics throughout their high school career.

3-A student who has had a positive impact at all levels of the school community

The school, scholarship along with consulting with Mr. McCarthy will pick candidate.



High School Achievement Scholarship

Named in honour of Alexander Rutherford, Alberta’s first Premier and Minister of Education. The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship recognizes and rewards exceptional academic achievement in high school and encourages students to pursue postsecondary studies.

Award Value - Up to $2,500 Eligibility Criteria

A student must meet the required average based on five designated courses in at least one grade: Grade 10, 11 or 12. The required average, value of the award, and courses that can be used depend on the year the student graduated. Students who graduated before April 1, 2008, should check the website for course requirements and award value.

Applicants must:

*be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident,

*be an Alberta resident - the applicant or the applicant’s parent(s) must have resided in Alberta during the qualifying grades,

*have completed high school on or after September 30, 1980,

*have attained the required average in five designated subjects in either Grade 10, 11 and/or 12 as calculated from marks on a valid Alberta Education transcript (see list of course requirements). A student need not have met this average in all three school years or in all courses to qualify for a portion of the scholarship, and *be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary or apprenticeship program.



NOTE: Averages are not rounded-up for scholarship purposes.

All courses must be completed before starting post-secondary studies

Application Procedures

Apply by May 1 for post-secondary studies starting in September or by December 1 for post-secondary studies starting in January. Applications must be post-marked by the application deadline.

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