We are pleased to announce the winners of the  LaDue Ladies Lunch Scholarship competition. We have been inspired by all of the young ladies who applied to us and were impressed with your commitment to living your life with “Cowgirl Spirit”!

2021 Scholarship Winners

Cowgirl Tough High School
1st – Clare Taylor $1,000
2nd – McKinley Wall $500

Cowgirl Spirit High School
1st – Aliera (Alie) Chernoff $1,000
2nd – Trenyse Collie $500

Cowgirl Tough Post-Secondary
1st – Kira Schneider $2,500
2nd – Bailey Hines $1,000

Cowgirl Spirit Post-Secondary
1st – Natalie LaForest $2,500
2nd – Julie Sharp $1,000

Congratulations to our recipients. To all of you who applied to us, remember…

Ride high in the saddle, But stay grounded! Because there are only a few who Dare to be a COWGIRL!


Alisa Brace is a proud fourth generation farmer from the Sundre area and from a young age had a deep passion for rodeo and the western way of life.
Alisa’s dream came true in 2017 when she was crowned Miss Rodeo Sundre 2017, a title she then took to the Miss Rodeo Canada Pageant, where she represented her favourite town and rodeo during an amazing year.
After receiving many scholarships during her time in college to become a Registered Veterinary Technician, she gained an appreciation for any scholarship aimed at providing young people with the opportunity to better themselves and believes that the La Due Ladies Lunch embodies that completely.
She is beyond thrilled to be a part of the team this year and looks forward to meeting the lucky young women who will be the 2021 recipients!


Calling all cowgirls! (who are still in school)

The La Due Ladies Lunch Scholarship Program has awarded over $70,000 to young women in Alberta since it’s inception! The award offers two distinct categories for promising young women in both High School and those pursuing post-secondary education. The 2021 applicants of the La Due Ladies Lunch Scholarships will have the chance to receive $10,000 in awards!

La Due Ladies Lunch is grateful for its ongoing partnership with the Calgary Stampede Foundation. With it’s mission of “providing the youth of Alberta with the opportunity to develop strong roots in their culture and heritage through programs that enhance personal growth, citizenship and education”, the Foundation was a perfect fit for the La Due Ladies Lunch and it’s scholarship program. All funds raised for the La Due Scholarship Fund are housed under the CS Foundation and any direct contributions to the scholarship fund are eligible for a tax receipt. All successful recipients will apply directly to the CS Foundation to obtain their La Due Scholarship Funds.

Four high school scholarships:

1. Cowgirl Tough – 1st: $1,000
2. Cowgirl Tough – 2nd: $500
3. Cowgirl Spirit – 1st $1,000
4. Cowgirl Spirit – 2nd: $500

Four Post-Secondary scholarships:

1. Cowgirl Tough – 1st: $2,500
2. Cowgirl Tough – 2nd: $1,000
3. Cowgirl Spirit – 1st: $2,500
4. Cowgirl Spirit – 2nd: $1,000

That’s a total of $10,000 in scholarships!

The application deadline for 2021 is midnight on April 25th. A panel of seven judges will review and judge all essays anonymously.

How to Apply

We are excited to launch the 2021 program and we hope that you will share it with the young women in your lives.

As always, we couldn’t do it without you.

Good luck to all applicants!

Click here to apply!