Scholarship Programs

Scholarship Opportunities for CASA Youth

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Dittrich
Manager, Philanthropy

CASA Mental Health offers scholarship opportunities for youth who are attending or have graduated from CASA programs. These scholarships support CASA youth in pursuing further education and job readiness.

Applications for scholarships are accepted year-round, however, there are two intake deadlines each year: March 1* and October 1.

*Please note: the spring deadline has been extended to
Wednesday, May 1, 2024.


Adam Meyer Scholarship

Carla Howatt created this scholarship fund in honour of her son Adam who died by suicide in 2015. She wants young people struggling with mental illness to have an opportunity to apply for courses or programs to advance their education regardless of their academic standing, or to buy essentials to allow for job readiness.

Emily Taylor Scholarship

Rick and Stephanie Taylor created this scholarship in honour of their daughter Emily, who died by suicide in 2013. 

Emily’s legacy lives on in the advocacy work that her parents do for youth at CASA House. Rick and Stephanie want to help other adolescents who struggle with mental illness advance their education. 

Devon Craig Memorial Fund

The Craig family created this fund to honour the memory of Devon Craig, a deeply generous soul who loved her family and friends fiercely. Making a positive difference in the life of a youth would be something Devon would rally behind and the family is proud to offer this scholarship as her legacy to continue to do great things.

How to Apply

  1. Download the application form.
  2. Fill out the application form, including the additional one-page document explaining why you think you should receive the scholarship and how it would benefit you.
  3. Follow the submission instructions in the form.

By submitting an application form, youth will be considered for all available scholarship opportunities for which they are eligible.


  • Applicants must attend or be a graduate of a CASA program.
  • Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of Alberta, Canada.
  • Funds must be used:
    • Towards an educational program, such as post-secondary schooling, certificates, diplomas, classes or learning programs. 
    • To purchase necessary items for job readiness.
    • To offset registration fees or any other education or training expenses related to the intended program of study. 
    • To purchase equipment or supplies necessary to advance the successful applicants’ education or employment.
  • Scholarships may not be applied to previous debts, accounts or shortfalls.
  • Scholarship values will vary from year-to-year depending on the available funds and the number of applications.
  • The Emily Taylor Scholarship will be awarded to a new recipient every time.

For A Child In Immediate Crisis

If your child is in physical danger or is at risk of harming themselves or someone else, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

If your child is in crisis, dial the Edmonton distress line at 780-482-4357 for immediate assistance.

May 1-7 is Mental Health Week.

For thousands of families across Alberta, every week is Mental Health Week. Support CASA Mental Health and help empower our kids and families thrive.