Grants & Scholarship Programs
Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) Scholarship
Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) offers a Scholarship Program in support of rural students attending an Alberta college or university. Bursary amount is $1,000. For additional information and application criteria, please contact the Nisku office at 780.955.3639 or CLICK HERE.
County of Northern Lights Bursary Program
The County of Northern Lights, in partnership with the Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) offers two bursaries of $1500 each annually to students in the County. The successful candidates of the County Program are eligible for matching funds from the NADC. Considerations in determining successful candidates include academic standing, financial need, essay evaluation, and references. Download Application and Guidelines For the NADC application, please click here.
The NADC Bursary program provides up to $12,000 over two years and is non-repayable if you agree to live and work in the north for one year in return for each year of bursary support received. Some careers in high demand now include education, medical and health, engineering and technical fields and social work. For more information and to submit an application click here.
The NADC FNMI Bursary is a return-of-service bursary. Funding is provided to recipients in exchange for their commitment to live and practice in their field of study within the NADC boundary for one year of full-time employment for each year of bursary support received. Recipients who complete their return-of-service obligations do not have to repay the bursary funds. Applicants must be First Nation status or non-status, Métis or Inuit, over the age of 18, Alberta residents for 12 consecutive months before the start of their programs, enrolled full time in a program and school designated for provincial funding, the program of must be a minimum of 12 weeks in length, and not in default of a provincial student loan. Bursary value $6,000 per year of study for students in Pre-employment programs leading to an apprenticeship or a certificate or diploma program, and $10,000 per year of study for students in a Bachelor’s, Masters or PhD program. Applications will be accepted throughout the school year. Download Bursary Information Flyer Download Application Forms
The Robert E. Walter Memorial Scholarship was created to financially assist persons from the North Peace and Mackenzie regions taking post-secondary programs who plan to utilize their education in a career based in the North Peace or Mackenzie regions of northern Alberta. Application Deadline is March 31. For more information CLICK HERE
The Monsanto Fund Scholarship supports post-secondary education opportunities for farm families by assisting young people from farm backgrounds in their pursuit of a college or university education in agriculture. For more information, CLICK HERE
Also, take a moment to visit the Scholarships Canada Website for even more grants and scholarships.
County of Northern Light's Hometown Proud Program
Hometown Proud is available to students who are graduating, or have graduated from Grade 12 and is provided by the County of Northern Lights and the Town of Manning. Students who sign up can expect gift cards, fun postcards and more! Students who sign up before May 31st will also have their name entered to win a Hometown Proud hoodie!
We’ll also let you know about all the opportunities that are available to you. The County of Northern Lights is happy to provide you with any possible information and resources related to grant funding, job opportunities and business start-up assistance. When you’re ready, just give us a call at the number below or pop by the office! Questions about Hometown Proud? Call Trinidy Schmidt at 1-780-836-3348.