Grants & Scholarship Programs

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 who reside in the County. The successful candidates of the County Program are eligible for matching funds from the NADC Bursary Partnership Program. Considerations in determining successful candidates include academic standing, financial need, and references. Download County Application and Guidelines (Deadline extended to August 2, 2022)

For the NADC Bursary Partnership application, please click here.

 

NADC Scholarship

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. Your return service is one year of full-time employment in your field of studies for each year of bursary support received. Students must apply for the bursary for each year they want to be considered. 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 online application click here. The deadline for applications is April 30th.

 

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. The bursary amount is $1,000. For additional information and application criteria, please contact the Nisku office at 780.955.3639 or CLICK HERE.

 

FNMI Bursary

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 Ph.D. program. Applications will be accepted throughout the school year. Download Bursary Information Flyer Download Application Forms

 

Robert E. Walter Memorial Scholarship

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. The Application Deadline is March 31. For more information CLICK HERE.

 

Community Foundations of Northwestern Alberta Student Awards

Through the generosity of donors, the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta has been able to award thousands of dollars to post-secondary students from our region. In 2021 the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta presented over $29,000 in Student Award Funds to post-secondary students from Northwestern Alberta. Together we are supporting the community leaders of tomorrow.

Financial circumstances shouldn’t be a barrier to post-secondary education. That’s why the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta offers a range of student awards to help students with financial need achieve their post-secondary goals.

Applications are open to students attending any form of post-secondary education or training. Applications close on August 15th, 2022.

 

Alberta Blue Cross Post-Secondary Scholarships

Increased access to education has proven to positively influence health outcomes. This scholarship program is Alberta Blue Cross’s® first non-employee-driven community impact program.

Supporting more than 70 scholarships each year, the scholarships range from $750 to $1,500. They’re awarded to full-time students based on academic achievement and financial need.

All the awards are administered directly through the accredited post-secondary institutions posted here. If you are a student looking to apply for any of these awards, please contact the post-secondary institution you are attending directly.

 

TD Bank Community Leadership Scholarship

Since 1995, TD has awarded millions in scholarships to recognize students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community leadership. TD Scholarship for Community Leadership recipients can receive up to $70,000 for tuition and living expenses as well as opportunities for paid summer employment, peer networking and mentorship. Supporting young community leaders is one way TD is helping build a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow.

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are open to students across Canada who:

  • Have demonstrated community leadership
  • In their final year of high school (outside Quebec) or CEGEP (in Quebec)
  • Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year

Applications for the 2021/2022 year are now closed. Applications for students starting college or university in September 2023 will open in September 2022. Call 1-800-308-8306for more info.

 

Manning Royal Purple Bursaries

The Manning Royal Purple offers two $500.00 annual bursaries; the Emme Lorencz Bursary and the Aileen Aardema Apprenticeship Bursary. Full details can be found here.

 

Scholarships Canada Website

For more grants and scholarships, visit the Scholarships Canada Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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