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”!

2019 Scholarship Winners

Cowgirl Tough High School
1st – Kenzie Howe $1,000
2nd – Kayla Gordon $500

Cowgirl Spirit High School
1st – Courtney Taylor $1,000
(please note there is only one recipient/winner for the Cowgirl Spirit – High School)

Cowgirl Tough Post-Secondary
1st – Fallon Nelson $2,500
2nd – Shebly Burns $1,000

Cowgirl Spirit Post-Secondary
1st – Naomi Paridaen $2,500
2nd – Makenna Moore $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 2020 recipients!


Calling all cowgirls! (who are still in school)

The La Due Ladies Lunch Scholarship Program has awarded over $60,000 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 2020 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. The winners selected in 2020 will not only receive an invitation to the La Due Ladies Luncheon, but will also be invited to the Calgary Stampede Foundation’s event to celebrate with all of their scholarship winners during the Calgary Stampede on the grandstand stage.

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 2020 is extended to midnight on May 31st. A panel of seven judges will review and judge all essays anonymously.

How to Apply

We are excited to launch the 2020 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!