Grade 12 Scholarships

Each year the Red Deer Regional Catholic Education Foundation awards up to five student scholarships ($500 each). The scholarships are to encourage and support students’ pursuit of post-secondary studies. They are awarded to Grade 12 students who demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership and Christian values. The scholarships are presented at students’ high school annual award ceremonies.

Applications must be submitted online no later than May 22, 2020.

Alumni Scholarship

The Red Deer Regional Catholic Education Foundation will award one Alumni Scholarship ($1500) to a graduate of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools for a project that will help enhance our Catholic identity. If there are no successful applications, the funds will be used in the school grant budget.

Applications must be submitted online no later than May 22, 2020.


Daughters of Wisdom Social Justice Award

This award was established in October 2012 by the Moore Family to honour the Daughters of Wisdom who established Catholic Education in Central Alberta.

David and Christine Moore said; “The Catholic Education Foundation is very dear to our hearts. It seemed very fitting to honour these pioneer women. Their legacy is one of hard work, dedication, and commitment. They lived their faith and made a very real difference in the lives of those they served. The sisters had a great passion for education, health and social justice. They always showed special care and tenderness towards the poor and needy. Their spirit lives on in the students now attending Catholic schools in Central Alberta.”

The Daughters of Wisdom Social Justice Award is meant to perpetuate the great work initiated by these religious women and will be awarded annually to a deserving student who demonstrates their faith through social justice action.

Applications must be submitted online no later than May 22, 2020.


Catholic Education Foundation Grant

Schools in the Division can apply for a Catholic Education Foundation grant by submitting a project proposal that:

  • Brings about change in the school system by introducing something new or continues to be innovative
  • Strengthens Catholic identity
  • Involves a group of students within the school system
  • Builds leadership skills or growth within a group
  • Is education based and will provide a learning experience for the students involved
  • Recognizes Red Deer Regional Catholic Education Foundation and helps grow the Foundation
  • Invitation for Proposals April 17, 2020
  • Deadline for Proposals May 22, 2020
  • Review of Proposals by Committee June 1-5, 2020
  • Notification to all Applicants June 19, 2020
  • Testimonials and student pictures due when the project is complete

Please complete the online Funding Request Application Form providing sufficient information to help the Funding Committee understand how your project enhances Catholic education.

If you have any questions, contact Kathleen Finnigan, Interim Superintendent of Schools at 403-343-1055.

Please note the deadline for proposals is May 22, 2020.