Scholarships & Awards

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Each year, the City of Medicine Hat's HAT Smart program sponsors a $1000 scholarship for a Medicine Hat College student.

The HAT Smart Scholarship encourages local students to pursue careers in the sciences, in hopes they may eventually contribute in a field related to HAT Smart’s goals of energy awareness, energy efficiency and sustainable energy.

Requirements to qualify for the HAT Smart Scholarship include:

  • Student or parents/guardian must have a City of Medicine Hat utility account
  • Proven academic ability
  • Enrollment in the Medicine Hat College Science/Engineering University Transfer Program

How to apply for the HAT Smart Scholarship:

The HAT Smart Scholarship is awarded to an applicant who fills out the general Medicine Hat College scholarship application form. There is no application form specific to the HAT Smart Scholarship. Information about the general Medicine Hat College scholarship application form is available here.

Past HAT Smart Scholarship winners:

  • 2015-16:  Blake Weisgerber - Blake graduated from Eagle Butte High School with honours and due diligence. Through the Medicine Hat College, he is taking Environmental Reclamation and plans to take an environmental science degree at the University of Lethbridge once he graduates. Blake plans to work in the environmental field and enjoys many outdoor hobbies such as biking and snowboarding.
  • 2014-15:  Jackie Chow
  • 2013-14:  Jade Spruyt


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The City of Medicine Hat’s HAT Smart program sponsors the “HAT Smart Awards” at the Southeast Alberta Kiwanis Science Fair at the Medicine Hat College each year.

The awards are presented to students who best represent the ideals of the HAT Smart program under one of the seven categories representing the Community Environmental Roadmap Survey, from which the HAT Smart program evolved: Land/surface, renewable energy, energy conservation, water conservation, water quality, waste and recycling, and air quality.

2015 HAT Smart Winners:
Sydney Ivanics, John Berger and Sally Zhou
Science Fair Winners 2015
Hailey Doucette, Evan Mason, John Berger, Sally Zhou and Kariann Szemethy pictured with Dr. Ken Sauer, Kiwanis.
2014 Winners  
winner samuel winner dayne
Samuel Dumanowski's presentation entitled “Round and Round Power Goes” depicted the ability of water to generate energy. Dayne Rice's presentation “If Live Gives You Lemons, Charge Your iPhone” used power derived from lemons to charge a cell phone.
2013 Winners  
winner kyla winner jasveen kate
Kyla Leibel Jasveen Brar and Kate Berger
2012 Winners     
 winner lucas winner kariann
winner braydon 
 Lucas Keinick  Kariann Szemethy  Braydon Thompson

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The HAT Smart program has received many accolades and has garnered numerous awards since its inception. Click the links below to learn more.
Award Emerald Award FCM
 Provincial Emerald Award FCM Sustainable Community Award