About the scholarship
To commemorate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Royal Visit to Alberta in July 2011, the Government of Alberta established the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes the exceptional educational achievements of Advancing Futures students who have been in government care.
The scholarship reflects the important value the royal couple places on education and creates a special legacy in honour of their tour of our province, while making a positive and lasting difference for bright young Albertan scholars who have overcome significant challenges in their lives.
The scholarship is an enhancement to the Government of Alberta's Advancing Futures program, which provides social and emotional supports and funding to youth who have been in care, as they pursue post-secondary studies and prepare for adulthood.
The $2,000 scholarships are awarded to 25 Advancing Futures students annually, which is determined based on their previous year's academic performance. In the fall, recipients are issued their award payment by Advancing Futures and mailed a congratulatory letter from the Minister.
Who can apply
You are eligible to apply if you:
- were an Advancing Futures student in 2021‑22 and will be continuing your studies in 2022‑23
- were enrolled in post-secondary studies or an academic upgrading program
- were enrolled in full-time studies for at least 8 consecutive months during the 2021‑22 academic year
- achieved a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher in the 2021‑22 academic year
- live and attend school in Alberta
Complete the application form below. Ensure you attach a copy of your 2021‑22 unofficial transcript. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
The personal information you provide is being collected under Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection (FOIP) of Privacy Act and will be used to identify your needs for Advancing Futures’ supports and funding and other related programs.
The personal information provided will also be used and disclosed in the application process, for ongoing verification, and for the delivery of programs, benefits or services offered by the Government of Alberta, and for program evaluation and ongoing improvement.
Questions regarding the collection and use of your personal information can be sent to Advancing Futures at [email protected].
After you apply
It can take up to 30 days after the application deadline for your application to be reviewed and processed. Requesting updates sooner will not result in faster processing.
It takes 10 to 12 weeks after the application deadline for applications to be fully reviewed for eligibility and successful scholarship recipients to be contacted.
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