RRCF Education Awards

May 31, 2023

The values that drive the D. Michael A. Rudder and Susan E. Reid Charitable Foundation (RRCF) enable the advancement of individual achievement through education, and building healthcare capacity across communities.

The founding Trustees are committed to providing substantial resources to realise our passions. When you share our passions, you too can join our awardees and the Foundation in realising these goals.

Scholarships awarded each year will support at least one university offered academic program and one certification program at a community college or other similar institution.

The maximum annual value of a scholarship to pursue a university degree program (for example BSc or BComm) is currently $5,000. The maximum annual value of a scholarship to pursue a certification at a college (for example, Culinary Arts, Licensed Practical Nurse) is currently $3,000.

To provide awardees with greater certainty as to their financial support for the duration of their studies, the Foundation will renew the scholarship awarded for each of 2 subsequent consecutive study periods depending on the program of study. Any such renewals will be subject to the awardees continuing their studies and achieving a B grade (or equivalent) or higher in all core subject areas that comprise the program of study.

How to Apply

Individuals resident in the Maritime Provinces, Alberta and British Columbia may apply for any of the scholarship awards offered.

RRCF scholarships can be held in conjunction with other scholarships provided that the total of the RRCF scholarship and all other scholarships does not exceed $6,000.

In considering the submission of an RRCF Application, note that RRCF focuses its scholarships on wellness enabling (for example nursing, physiotherapy, dietician, pharmacy, elder care); business (e.g. accounting, economics, statistics and finance); and trade skills training (e.g. electrician, hair dressing).

Applicants must provide:

A completed RRCF Scholarship Application Form.

A statement that demonstrates:

  • your academic achievement, interests and community participation, innovation and commitment;
  • an outline of goals and how the education to be pursued will support achieving these goals, especially as these relate to lifting you beyond your current circumstances;

  • any other factors you consider make you uniquely qualified to be an awardee.

An assessment of your financial need including a reliable estimate of costs and expected available sources of support.
A certified copy of your present academic record.4. Confirmation of acceptance at the institute where you plan to study.

Two references.

The selection of awardees will take into account the following criteria but not so as to limit the parameters of choice: financial need, academic achievement, integrity, innovation, commitment, demonstrated community service and society needs.

Applications accepted for consideration will be reviewed by independent assessors. Each Assessor will provide recommendations and comments no later than one week prior to the date when the Foundation has committed to inform successful applicants.

Applications for RRCF scholarships must be received by May 31 for programs commencing during September of the same year. Applications received after the deadline date are not considered.