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Grants & Bursaries

West Smoky Legion #244 – Students attending Grade 10, 11 & 12  that previously attended Bezanson School are eligible for a one-time sponsorship for a high school sports or fine arts program. To qualify for a sponsorship;

  • Each recipient must live in the West Smoky area, and attended grade nine in Bezanson School.
  • Confirm enlistment in a program with a letter from a coach or instructor.
  •  Orally present, in person to the board,  their written request indicating details of the program or sport including students roles and responsibilities, entry fees and any other pertinent information. If students are unable to present in person due to extracurricular activities it is recommended that they provide a creative method to deliver their presentation to the board.
  • Provide a complete mailing address.

Fund amounts vary. Contact a Legion member for more information. 

Students attending GPRC are eligible for one of 3 $500 Bezanson Community Bursaries sponsored by the Bezanson Ag Society, Bezanson Recreational Society and West Smoky Legion #244. Bursary is application is open to all students who attended Bezanson school for at least on year, demonstrate well defined career goals with added consideration for volunteer activities entering GPRC. Application deadline is June 30. For more information or to apply,

Application Link Here


Student Scholarships:

Nominate a student who has demonstrated leadership!  Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies has partnered with Calgary Stampede and Northlands Park to offer two $1500 awards that will be given to outstanding post‐secondary students continuing their education, who have volunteered their time and energy to their communities and agricultural societies. Applicants must be nominated by their local Agricultural Society.

Deadline for applications is December 15

Click below for the nomination forms:

Scholarship Application Form