Zane Fisher Personal Development Bursary

Honouring a passion for life and a desire for helping others.

The Zane Fisher Personal Development Bursary was created to honour the compassion Zane had for living your best life and sharing that with others. This bursary is not based on scholarship but rather the desire to personally grow; to develop new skills that will empower the individual and that will have an impact on themselves and perhaps their community.

This annual bursary awards a young adult $1,000 to support achieving a goal they have identified as important to their personal or professional growth.

This bursary is about needing a little help achieving a goal important to your personal or professional growth. If you are someone who is passionate about life, about creativity, lifting others up. .. this bursary might be for you.

— J. Fisher

Applicants must

  1. Be between the ages of 18 and 30.
  2. Be a resident of Calgary and area.
  3. Identify a goal they wish to accomplish.
  4. Identify the desired outcome of this goal.
  5. Identify the skill and any assets needed to achieve this goal.
  6. Display how this skill can enhance their life and that of their community.
  7. Currently volunteer or will volunteer within the year.
  8. Be willing to update us on how the bursary impacted their goal.

Bursary details

  • Applications are open January 15, 2023 and close May 31 2023.
  • Finalists will be interviewed in June 2023.
  • The chosen applicant will be notified by phone in August 2023.
  • The bursary awarded in August 2023.
  • Permission to use applicant’s likeness on approved media channels.

What do you care about? What is your passion, the mark you want to leave in your community? Let us know. Submit a letter, proposal, art project…be you! Tell us your goal and how could $1,000 help?

Email your completed application to

Zane, sitting on the bank of Bow Falls in Alberta