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Scholarships & Awards

Agricultural Service Board Scholarship

To help promote agriculture as a career choice among our youth, the County Agricultural Service Board sponsors an annual scholarship for students who are pursuing a field of study related to the Agriculture Industry. The scholarship is open to all students graduating from Tofield, Ryley, and Viking High schools that are enrolled in a post secondary agriculture or agriculture related program, of two or more years in length.  Proof of enrollment will be required.

The scholarship awarded is in the amount of $ 500.00.

Deadline for application submissions is September 1, 2023.

Students who are interested in applying can submit their applications to:


Beaver County
Box 140
Ryley, AB T0B 4J0

Please make sure to clearly mark in the subject line: ASB Scholarship, Attention: Aimee Boese

Review Ag Service Board Scholarship Policy & Procedures

Click here to access the application form:  2023 ASB Scholarship Application

AAAF Memorial Bursary

The Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldman, as an ongoing tribute to active or retired AAAF members who pass away, and in the spirit of continuing education valued by our Association, created the AAAF Memorial Bursary.

The bursary is intended for students continuing their education in a College or University program that focuses on Agriculture or Environmental Science.  One $500.00 bursary is available annually for each of the 5 Provincial regions of the AAAF.

Application submissions must be received by September 1, 2023.

AAAF Bursary Application form

For more information you can contact Aimee Boese, Agricultural Fieldman at (780) 663-3730. 

Centennial Settler Award

In recognition of the significant contributions made by settlers in Alberta, Beaver County is proud to pay tribute to the centennial anniversary of residents in Beaver County.

Rural residents of Beaver County whose family has continuously owned and actively farmed land in the County for a minimum of 100 years are eligible for the Centennial Settler Award.

How to Apply

Eligible applicants shall submit a completed Request for Centennial Settler Award for review and consideration of Council.

Requests shall include the following information:

  • Date homestead established;
  • Kinship ties between the applicant and the founder of the farm, ranch, or homestead;
  • Dates each subsequent landowner/occupant resided on the homestead.
  • Requests should be submitted at least two (2) months prior to the date of celebration if the Award is to be presented at a celebratory function.

Upon approval of Council, the Award will be prepared and delivered to the applicant.  If requested by the applicant, the Councillor of the area in which the homestead is located may present the Award personally.

Review Centennial Settler Award Policy & Procedures 

Centennial Settler Award Application Form


If you are interested in applying for the Alberta Century Farm & Ranch Award through the Alberta Government, click here to download the application form.

The Alberta Century Farm & Ranch Award is a program with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) for more than 20 years. The Award is to recognize farm families who have gone through hard work and have the desire to carry on what was 100 years ago a dream, then a reality and now a family tradition. 

Since its inception in 1993, there are more than 1,495 recipient families throughout the province. These farm families have continuously owned and actively farmed or ranched the same parcel of land and have not rented out to persons outside of the family for 100 years or more at the time application. An up-to-date recipient list is available online at

For more information, email 

Edward & Marie Stelmach Scholarship Award

Beaver County invites applications for the Edward & Marie Stelmach Scholarship Award.  


Applicants will be graduating Grade 12 students from Ryley School and Viking School intending to pursue post-secondary education and other recognized career training in the year following graduation.

*The Town of Tofield has established a similar policy for the awarding of the Edward and Marie Stelmach Scholarship Award to a graduating student from the Tofield School.


Applicants for the award must demonstrate a financial need.

Priority will be given to applicants who intend to enroll in post-secondary education related to the health services field.

The award may be “held over” for a maximum of one year in the event that the student postpones post-secondary enrollment for that length of time.

The award shall be $1,000 payable to each of two recipients.  The award may be divided between two students from each school at the discretion of Beaver County Council. 

Review Stelmach Scholarship Award Policy & Procedures

Click here for a Stelmach Scholarship Award Application Form 

Submit your form to your school’s Awards Coordinator by June 1, 2023.

Youth Education of Government

Beaver County recognizes that knowledge of the democratic process encourages individual and community involvement, promotes better citizenry, and strengthens the region’s capacity for leadership, resulting in a healthy and dynamic democracy.


Council will provide support for participation in programs of study that are non-partisan and focus on the education of youth in one or more of the following areas:

a) meaning, roles, and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship,
b) the operation and function of political institutions,
c) the various processes of government,
d) political participation,
e) public policy issues.

Financial support of $250 shall be awarded to a student from each school who achieves the highest academic standing in the Social Studies 30 program of studies in a given school year.

Financial support shall not exceed $1000 per calendar year for extra-curricular programs of study.


Students enrolled in schools located within the Beaver ward of Battle River School Division at the time of the request are eligible for support under this Policy.

Click here for the Youth Education of Government Application Form

Click here for the Youth Education of Government Policy

Youth Outstanding Achievement

Beaver County offers Youth Outstanding Achievement funding to recognize significant youth achievements in sports, recreation, or performing arts by providing financial support to attend provincial, national, and/or international competitions.

While youth who participate in provincial, national, and/or international competitions attend on behalf of their province or country, they also represent Beaver County. 

Students enrolled in schools located within the Beaver ward of Battle River School Division at the time of the request are eligible for support under the Policy. 

Students must have been selected individually by a provincial or national-level sports, recreation, or performing arts organization to represent Alberta or Canada at a provincial, national, and/or international competition.

Eligible students shall submit a request for financial support to Council for consideration. The request must be submitted by May 31st of each calendar year, and shall include information outlined in the Policy & Procedures link below.


  • A maximum of $2500 (distributed at a maximum of $500 per eligible student) will be available per calendar year for financial support towards travel and accommodation expenses while participating in competitions. Expenses related to training for competitions will not be considered.
  • Eligible students will receive a supply of County pins to distribute at the competition.

Review Youth Outstanding Achievement Policy & Procedures

Click here for a Youth Outstanding Achievement Application Form.