Scholarships & Bursaries

Empowering students across the region.

The MD of Lesser Slave River recognizes the importance of education and continued learning. In this spirit, a number of scholarship and bursary programs are offered each year to encourage students to pursue further educational opportunities, and to enhance the ability of young people to make meaningful contributions to their communities. Additionally, provincial and national scholarship and bursary opportunities that may be of interest to to Lesser Slave River students will be added to this section.

Please note that, unless otherwise specified, the scholarships and bursaries listed within this section are only available to individuals residing within the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River.


2017 Rugged & Real Scholarship Recipients

The three recipients of the 2017 Rugged & Real Scholarship this year were:  Alexa Hendricks who is currently studying Bachelor of Arts at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, Hailey Wynnyk who is enrolled at Thompson Rivers University and will be studying Architectural Engineering Technology, and Taylor Hodge who is taking Medical Radiologic Tech at NAIT. We wish our young recipients the best in their studies!


Scholarship and Bursary Opportunities in the Lesser Slave River Region

At least one Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 is awarded each year. Apply by July 14, 2017. With a view to supporting local students to advance studies and pursue higher education opportunities, the Rugged & Real Scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student attending a post-secondary institution whose permanent residence is within the Municipal District. Mature students are encouraged to apply.

For the 2017 scholarship, applicant submissions will be in the form of a six-minute video. Click Here for full details on the 2017 Rugged & Real Scholarship application criteria.

Application deadline: July 14, 2017 at 4:30pm. 2017 APPLICATION CLOSED.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) & the Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) are proud to offer this unique bursary opportunity. AHS and the NADC match between $1,000 and $3,000 per student up to a total of $6,000 per year for each recipient in exchange for a return of service within northern Alberta.

Applications are currently closed. Check back in August 2018 for updated application information.

Municipal District of Lesser Slave River has recently announced a new grant program called the Community Assistance Board (CAB) grant. It is available to not-for-profit community organizations in an effort to enhance social programming, community events and facilities, as well as other amenities located within the municipality. The program will have four intakes during the year (January, April, July and September) and applications will be evaluated on the project’s alignment to the MD’s community values.

How are funds allocated?
A Council-appointed Community Assistance Board will meet four times per year (February, May, August and November) to review, prioritize and allocate funds towards community opportunities, initiatives and programming.

Who will be eligible for funding?
All not-for-profit societies, community groups, clubs and individuals that offer a direct benefit to the citizens of the MD, and that align with the region’s community values (some of which include fellowship, generosity, compassion and volunteerism) will be eligible to receive community assistance funding.

Who will not be eligible for funding?
Religious entities, registered charities and for-profit organizations will not qualify for community funding through this new application process.

The NADC Bursary is a return service bursary of $6,000 per year for a maximum of two years, and is offered to students in their final two years of post-secondary studies. It is meant to encourage students to train for jobs that are in demand in northern Alberta. To learn more, visit them online at www.benorth.ca.

Applications are due by April 30th for students starting the following fall. The NADC Bursary is currently not accepting applications at this time. Please contact  780-624-6545 (toll free by first dialing 310-0000) for more information on the bursary schedule.

In recognition of the importance of an educated population to the future well-being of rural communities, the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties established the AAMDC Scholarship Program in 1995. The AAMDC Scholarship Program is designed to encourage young rural Albertans to pursue further education, and thereby enhance the ability of these young people to make meaningful contributions to their communities in subsequent years. Through the Scholarship Program, the AAMDC provides funding assistance to five rural students each year (one student in each of the five AAMDC geographic districts).

Application deadline: August 4, 2017. 2017 APPLICATION CLOSED.


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Election 2017

Resources for candidates and voters.

The next municipal election takes place Monday October 16, 2017. Nomination day is on Monday September 18, 2017. Council for the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River consists of a Reeve elected at large and six Councillors, representing two municipal divisions. Division 1 includes the communities of Flatbush, Chisholm, Hondo and Smith. Division 2 includes the communities of Mitsue, Marten Beach, Canyon Creek, Widewater and the land adjacent to the Town of Slave Lake.

To be nominated as a candidate in an electoral division, the person must be a resident of the division for six consecutive months prior to nomination day. The term of office is for four years. There is no limit on the number of times a Councillor can be re-elected.

Unofficial Election Results: Reeve and Councillors

The following tables show the unofficial results for Lesser Slave River's October 16, 2017 municipal election. The the official results will be posted at noon on Friday, October 20, 2017.

  REEVE SLAVE LAKE WIDEWATER SMITH FLATBUSH    RESULTS  
  Kerik, Murray  122  119  156  174    571  
  Skrynyk, Mike  159  193  54  22    428  

 

  COUNCILLOR - DIVISION 1 SLAVE LAKE WIDEWATER SMITH FLATBUSH    RESULTS  
  Esau, Robert 77 99    176  
  Fulmore, Darren 120 54    174  
  Horton, Garry 59 17   76  
  Melzer, Sandra 122 149   271  
  Peiffer, Becky 164 27   191  

 

  COUNCILLOR - DIVISION 2 SLAVE LAKE WIDEWATER SMITH FLATBUSH    RESULTS  
  Commins, Jeff 132 149  
  281 
  Measor, Charlotte 65 120    185 
  Mughal, Munir Ahmad 99 57    156 
  Pearson, Brad 187 202    389 
  Rosche, Brian 213 193    406 

Unofficial Election Results: HPSD School Trustee

The following table shows the unofficial results for Lesser Slave River's HPSD School Trustee election. The the official results will be posted at noon on Friday, October 20, 2017.

  HPSD SCHOOL TRUSTEE
   RESULTS  
  McConnell, Sean 
   594  
  McGregor, Joy 
   977  
  Mouallem, Ali     976  

 


Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

    • On July 6, 2011, Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visited the Lesser Slave River region to offer encouragement to residents and rebuilding efforts in the wake of the devastating wildfires that hit the region in May. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

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