Financial assistance

Through the generosity of our donors, STS awarded $345,145 in scholarships and bursaries to students last year.

Available assistance at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

We are committed to making an STS education accessible to as many families as possible – we appreciate diversity and welcome all students who benefit most from our education. 

You can apply for financial assistance in the form of bursaries, based on financial need, and scholarships, based on a model of excellence in scholarship, leadership, and character. Submit your financial assistance applications at the time you apply for entry to STS, and throughout your time in the STS community.


If a student is a perfect fit for STS, a bursary makes it possible to attend – regardless of family income. Need-based bursaries are offered to families who demonstrate a gap between their available income and the expected cost of a STS education. Naturally, we keep your financial documentation in the strictest of confidence. New and current STS families can apply for bursaries each academic year. 

How do I apply for a bursary?

First, visit Apple Financial Services for Canadian Students. There, you’ll find all the information you need and the complete application process.

Apple Financial Services looks at your information and makes a recommendation to our internal Financial Assistance Committee. The committee reviews each application and awards assistance based on the recommendation.

If you aren’t sure if you qualify, just complete the application on the Apple Financial Services website.

Do you need additional information? Contact the Enrollment Office at 403-938-8326 or email We’re here to help.

The 2019-2020 school year financial applications are being accepted October 1, 2018 – February 17, 2019.

Apply for a bursary at Apple Financial Services

When will I know if I will receive a bursary?

Typically, the bursary allocation process takes about a month after the February 17 deadline, so you should be notified in March.



You can apply for several scholarships. For new students, we have the STS Entry Scholarship program. For new and current students, we offer five different Forever Woods Endowment Fund Scholarships.

STS Entry Scholarship Program

Are you a new student entering Grade 5 to 12? Based on your excellence in scholarship, your compassionate character, and your leadership abilities, you can receive up to $5,000 your first year at STS from the STS Entry Scholarship program. Your STS Entry Scholarship application is due at the time of your application for admission to STS. Only new students to STS are eligible for STS Entry Scholarships.

Apply FOR an STS ENTRY ScholarSHIP now

If your application for entry to the School is approved, you’ll receive the result of your STS Entry Scholarship with your notification of acceptance. 

For more information about the STS Entry Scholarship program, please email the Director of Enrollment and Communications, Lara Unsworth '95 at


Forever Woods Endowment Fund

Following a tragic avalanche that took the lives of seven students on February 1, 2003, a group of donors established The Forever Woods Endowment Fund. The Fund helps all of us remember and honour the lives of students Ben Albert, Dan Arato, Megan Bensler, Scott Broshko, Alexander (Alex) Pattillo, Michael Shaw, Marissa Staddon and Jeffrey Trickett. 

The personal qualities of each student are honoured in keeping with the wishes of each student's family.

Being a Forever Woods Scholar has given me the opportunity to be immersed in the STS community and to take advantage of everything the school has to offer. This scholarship has made attending STS a possibility, and for that I am grateful. - Zoe Johnson '18

Along with scholarships, the Forever Woods Endowment Fund remembers Dan Arato with a special team building day for STS students, and celebrates the lives of Alexander (Alex) Pattillo and Megan Bensler with support for Fine Arts at STS.

Forever Woods Scholarships

The Forever Woods Endowment Fund supports three-year merit-based scholarships for students entering Grade 10 at STS in the form of the Forever Woods Scholarship. Both students new to STS and continuing their education at STS are eligible to apply. New students applying to attend STS must submit a Forever Woods Scholarship application by February 17, 2019, and current STS students must submit applications by March 1, 2019.

Apply for a Forever Woods Scholarship