Student Conference Scholarships

Deadline extended to March 28th.

This year we are inviting you to submit the Conference essay before the end of the academic term instead of after the Conference as many students are moving and starting jobs in May.  There is a $1,000 Award for the winning essay, and we want to maximize your participation and opportunity to win this Award. 

Also, for the first time, we will be presenting the Student Essay winner at the Conference Banquet.  CPAA Conference delegates are strong supporters and contributors to student scholarship fundraising and it’s important to share the good news with them at the Conference. The CPAA Scholarship and Awards Committee will communicate and assist with the Essay Winner’s Conference Banquet attendance.  

•The Student Essay Contest winner will attend the CPAA Conference Award Dinner to receive the Award and make a short acceptance summary speech of their Essay (2-3 minutes/2-3 power point slides).

Registration Fees will be waived for the Essay Winner to attend the Awards Banquet

Contact the CPAA office to receive the Student Conference Scholarship Application/Essay Question at [email protected]

To volunteer and be eligible for the scholarship, students must:

  • be in a planning related post-secondary program in Alberta
become student members of CPAA at $25.00
register for the Conference at the student rate of $50.00 (for students who are not designated volunteers but attend the conference)
be accepted as a student volunteer for the Conference

For Conference Volunteers, CPAA will provide accommodation (multiple persons per room) and mileage expenses (carpool or commericial bus service). CPAA may need to limit the number of student volunteers accepted under these terms.

Scholarship Timeline

February 9 - Essay questions are distributed

March 28- Essay submission deadline

May 2 - Scholarship is awarded



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