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Funds available thanks to the generosity of TELUS World of Science – Edmonton supporters

VEGA Scholarship Fund

The VEGA Scholarship was originated in the late 1980’s by Helen Tkachenko, a retired school teacher and long-time TELUS World of Science – Edmonton volunteer, to encourage young scientists to further pursue their interests and education.

Recipients will receive a towards a Science Camp at TELUS World of Science.

Applications are now closed. Please check back Winter 2021.

Transportation Support Fund

Applications are now closed.

Thanks to the generosity of TELUS World of Science – Edmonton supporters, funds are available to provide transportation by bus to school groups visiting the Science Centre.

Schools applying for the TELUS World of Science - Edmonton Transportation Support Program must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an accredited K-12 educational institution. Funds must go towards supporting a field trip for students and not a PD day for teachers
  • Approximately located within a 30 km radius of the Science Centre. Areas that can access these funds are: Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain.
  • Classes must book a minimum of the Teacher’s Best Value Package* ($11.50 per student).

(*This package includes building admission, one school program or Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre show of your choice, all science demonstrations on the Science Stage and admission to the feature exhibition when available. Schools can add an IMAX show for an additional $5.00 per student.)

Applications will be considered based on the following criteria:

  • Schools who might not otherwise be able to bring their students to TELUS World of Science - Edmonton(students in at-risk areas, schools on the High Social Vulnerability list for their school boards, students who are otherwise underserved).
  • FNMI schools within the 30 km radius of TELUS World of Science - Edmonton.
  • Schools who are booking their first field trip to TELUS World of Science - Edmonton.
  • Inquiring Minds Science School attendees (max. 2 days’ transportation per week of Science School).

The Transportation Support Program includes:

  • One free bus for 40-60 students from the school to TELUS World of Science - Edmonton on the day of the program.

Schools are encouraged to combine classes on an application such that the minimum number of students is 40 and the maximum is 60 (exceptions may be made for our onsite Science School program). Schools may only benefit from this program a maximum of twice per academic year.

Lumen Scholarship Fund

Applications are now closed.

Each year, TELUS World of Science - Edmonton supporters gather for our annual LUMEN Fundraising Gala. A portion of the funds raised at this gala are designated to support school field trips for schools with limited funding. Each LUMEN scholarship provides a full day at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton for 30 students in September or October 2019. Each field trip includes:

  • Busing to and from TELUS World of Science (within Edmonton and surrounding areas)
  • Building Admission for each student (which includes science demos and the Feature Exhibition)
  • 1 science program for the class
  • 1 IMAX admission for each student
  • Lunch for each student