Pani Chintamaneni was the mother of Commonwealth Education Group’s founder—Vijay Chintamaneni. Pani was an exceptional mother, wife, and philanthropist. Born on September 25, 1945, in India, she started a number of charitable groups to raise money and help students afford post-secondary education.
Pani Chintamaneni was a huge believer in empowering people through education—especially skill-based education that led to meaningful employment. Her son, Vijay Chintamaneni, wishes to follow in his mother’s footsteps to continue her legacy to help students afford their post-secondary education at the following locations:
Commonwealth College (Winnipeg)
The Salon Professional Academy (Winnipeg)
Campbell College (Edmonton)
To honour her memory and her life-long dedication to education, 24 scholarships (8 per institution) will be awarded on an annual basis to those students who best exemplify the qualities and characteristics for which Pani Chintamaneni was known. Each scholarship of $500 will be presented to students on their graduation day based on meritorious responses received through the application form provided in the link below. Please note, that students who qualify for the Pani Chintamaneni Memorial Scholarship must successfully complete their program(s) on the date specified in their contract.
Your family may belong to companies, organizations, or unions that offer scholarships and bursaries to qualifying family members.
Campbell College’s tuition bursaries are non-repayable grants. Campbell College offers a number of tuition bursaries to new and returning students. Bursary amounts are dependent on the program of study and/or any special offers by the College. Students who wish to inquire about their eligibility should see their Admissions Counsellor.
To be eligible, the student must be a resident of Canada (excluding Quebec) a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident and enrolled as a full-time student at Campbell College.
Tuition bursaries must be used in a single academic year and for a single Academic Program. The bursary amount cannot be transferred if the student wishes to transfer from one Academic Program to another.
Tuition bursaries are awarded at the completion of the Academic Program and paid directly to the person(s)/organization that provided the funds. The student must have completed all coursework, practicum placements, and exams, and have successfully graduated from the program. All fees to the College must be paid in full and all commitments of the student contract fulfilled.
Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship
This scholarship was named in honour of Alexander Rutherford, who had the distinction of being Alberta’s first Premier and Minister of Education. He was known for his strong support of public education, particularly the University of Alberta and his active involvement in community affairs.
To recognize and reward the academic achievement of senior high school students and encourage them to pursue post-secondary studies.
Up to $2,500
Apply once your official high school transcript marks are available and when you are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies. Requirements for high school transcript marks will vary.
To receive this scholarship, you must also meet all of these eligibility criteria:
Be a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident of Canada or a Protected Person under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, (Visa students are not eligible);
Be an Alberta resident, and to be considered an Alberta resident the following conditions must apply:
one parent or legal guardian must have maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to the applicant commencing a program of study;
applicant has maintained permanent residence in Alberta at least 12 months prior to commencing a program of study;
applicant is not eligible to receive a scholarship with respect to any grade unless the applicant or the applicant’s parent(s)/legal guardian were a resident in Alberta throughout the whole of that grade.
Have completed high school on or after September 30, 1980.
Be enrolled in a full course load in a designated post-secondary or an apprenticeship program of at least one semester in length.
You may only be awarded the Alexander Rutherford scholarship once.
A student must have a minimum combined average based on five designated courses in at least one grade. Grade 10, 11 or 12 as calculated from:
Alberta Residents Courses/marks on an official Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement
Completed High School Outside Alberta Courses/marks that appear on an official high school transcript attained in another province
Students will automatically be considered for the following awards when they apply for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship. There is no separate application required for these awards.
Rutherford Scholars Award
Dr. Ernest and Minnie Mehl Scholarship
Mildred Rowe Weston Memorial Scholarships
Apply online when your official high school marks are available and when you are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies.
Once your enrollment or attendance has been confirmed by your post-secondary institution, Alberta Student Aid will mail a cheque to you within one month.