Heritage College is proud to offer the following scholarships, bursaries and grants to help prospective students attend our institution. Keep an eye on this page for new opportunities, or contact Heritage College at 403-800-8221 for more information about our current offerings.

For more scholarships and grants, please check out Alberta Student Aid’s scholarships page

The Mary Ann Shadd Cary Bursary


The Mary Ann Shadd Cary Scholarship is named in memory of American-Canadian anti-slavery activist, journalist, publisher, teacher, and lawyer, Mary Ann Shadd Cary. Shadd Cary was the first Black woman to become a publisher in North America, and the first woman publisher in Canada. This scholarship is for those who plan to enter one of Heritage College’s certificate or diploma programs. It is Heritage College’s intent to give low income, in-need individuals who are looking to transform their lives an opportunity at an affordable education. Successful applicants will be granted a 50% reduction of their total tuition costs for the program of their choice. Find out if you are eligible now! Contact Heritage College at 403-800-8221.


Successful applicants to the Mary Ann Shadd Scholarship will meet the following criteria:

  • Must be employed full-time or part-time
  • Must have one (1) or more dependant children
  • Must be living in Calgary and be able to provide proof of residency
  • Must be a permanent resident or Canadian citizen
  • Family income must be $50,000 or less per annum
  • Must not be currently enrolled at Heritage College
  • Must meet the standard Heritage College admission requirements

To Apply

Please fill out the following form, and we will be in contact with you. Please note: all applicants are required to submit a confidential letter explaining their personal circumstances and how this scholarship will help them achieve their academic and career goals. Applicants will also be asked to submit a tax return or other proof of income before the scholarship is ultimately issued.

Last Date for Submissions is June 19, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

Mary Ann Shad Bursary at Heritage College
MASC Scholarship Application Form
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