About the MCSnet Scholarship

As one of Alberta’s largest rural internet providers, we believe students deserve to grow their education in technology. That’s why we started the MCSnet Scholarship program. Our local communities are at the heart of our success, and we want to invest in our young people’s future.

Each year, we offer four $1,000 local scholarships to graduating grade 12 students. To be eligible, you must be pursuing a post-secondary education in Computer Science or related studies, and you must reside in the MCSnet service area.

Scholarship Criteria

The scholarship is chosen by the MCSnet Scholarship Engagement Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Academic Marks: weighted 60%
  • Community Involvement: weighted 40%
  • Tie-Breaking Criteria: Work experience or involvement in an initiative (may be technology-related) that has brought a positive impact to the community.

Submission Requirements

  • Official high school transcript of final marks
  • Reference letter from principal or guidance/career counsellor
  • Official confirmation of acceptance in a post-secondary institution
  • A short, typed essay (800-1,000 words) outlining your post-secondary education goals and your career intentions. Additionally, include personal background, work experience, volunteer activities, and any other relevant accomplishments/activities.

Apply for the MCSnet Scholarship

MCSnet is a locally, family-owned, and operated business that is the largest rural high-speed internet provider in Alberta. At MCSnet we strongly believe in the importance of investing in our local communities and supporting our community through good-works initiatives. With this in mind, MCSnet is offering four, $1000 local scholarships to graduating grade 12 students that are pursuing post-secondary education in the field of Computer Science or related studies that reside in the MCSnet service area (please see service area map).

Applications open until August 31, 2022

There are two ways to apply

Submit your application by August 31, 2022, by mail by downloading the form, or submit online by filling out the form below.

Online Scholarship Application Form

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    Download and send by mail

    If you choose to download a PDF version of our application form your submission can be made digitally via email, or by physical mail. If you choose to mail your application form please allow enough time so that your application arrives with us before the entry deadline.

    By mail:

    ATTN: MCSnet Scholarship Engagement Committee
    Box 98
    4810 50 Avenue
    St. Paul, AB T0A 3A0

    To inquire further, please email Business Development Manager Heather Starosielski at heather@corp.mcsnet.ca

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