Awards and Scholarships

Unified School Award

The Unified Schools Award is presented annually at the Special Olympics Alberta Awards Luncheon. This award is based on sportsmanship and full-school engagement throughout the school year and at Unified events.

Sportsmanship:

  • All team members are given the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to every game/event
  • Leadership skills are demonstrated both by teammates and coaches

Full School Engagement:

  • Unified Sports teams are supported and celebrated within the school
  • School spirit is demonstrated at all games/events
  • Unified teams within the school engage in practices leading up to each event
  • Opportunities and adaptations are used to create a welcoming atmosphere for any student to get involved

Past Recipients:

Year School
2019/20 Metro Athletics
2018/19 Cold Lake High School
2017/18 Cochrane High
2016/17 Bert Church
2015/16 Lester B. Pearson High School

Special Olympics Unified Sports Leader in Inclusion Scholarship

About:
Four scholarships will be awarded to students who participate in Unified Sports and demonstrate leadership in creating an inclusive environment in their school. The successful applicants will be selected by a committee made up of ASAA and Special Olympics Alberta representatives.

4x $500.00 scholarships will be distributed geographically as follows:

  • 1x Edmonton
  • 1x Calgary
  • 2x Elsewhere in the province of Alberta

Note: Scholarships may be redistributed at the discretion of the Committee if no eligible or acceptable applications are received from an area noted above.

Application Deadline:
June 30th at 12:00 midnight. No late applications will be accepted.

Eligible Students:
Graduating grade 12 students in Alberta who will be attending a post-secondary institution in Canada the September after graduating from high school. Applicants must have participated in at least one Unified Sports event; preference will be given to applicants who have participated in multiple Unified Sports events throughout their high school career. This includes both in-person and virtual Unified Sports events.

More general information about the scholarship, including the application form, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Past Recipients:

Year Recipient School
2020/21 Chiara Raguso Notre Dame
2020/21 Emma Rockwell Bert Church
2020/21 Erin Walker Cold Lake High School
2020/21 Nicholas Morimanno Archbishop O’Leary
2019/20 Danielle Roshko Archbishop O’Leary
2019/20 Derian Ward Bellerose