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Alberta Scholarship Programs

RAP/CTS Scholarships



Sponsored by: The funds for the scholarships are provided from a joint investment of contributions from the private sector and the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund. For more information about the contributors to the scholarship fund, see the list of Scholarship Donors.

Purpose: To recognize the accomplishments of Alberta high school students participating in the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) or who have completed a Career and Technologies Studies (CTS) apprenticeship pathway and to encourage students to continue their apprenticeship training after completing high school.

Value: $1,000 (500 RAP/CTS scholarships are awarded annually)

Eligibility:

RAP students must:

    • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant), and a resident of Alberta as defined by Alberta Scholarship Programs,
    • have completed the requirements for a high school diploma in 2012 or earlier,
    • be registered as an Alberta apprentice in a trade while still attending high school,
    • have completed a minimum of 250 hours of on-the-job training and work experience in your trade,
    • be continuing in an approved regular apprenticeship program,
    • have NOT been awarded a RAP Scholarship previously, and
    • have at least one period of technical training remaining.

To be considered for a RAP award, your application must be supported by:

    • two or three paragraphs, written or typed, telling us about yourself, confirming your plans to continue your apprenticeship program and why a career in your trade is a 'good fit' for you,
    • a completed employer recommendation form, and
    • a recommendation letter from a high school teacher or counsellor.



CTS apprenticeship pathway students must:

    • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant), and a resident of Alberta as defined by Alberta Scholarship Programs,
    • be a registered Alberta apprentice or plan to register within 12 months,
    • have completed the requirements for high school graduation in 2012 or earlier,
    • have completed one of the five apprenticeship pathways, i.e. automotive service technician, carpenter, cook, hairstylist, welder,
    • have at least one period of technical training remaining, and
    • have NOT been awarded a RAP Scholarship previously.

To be considered for a CTS award, your application must be supported by:

    • two or three paragraphs, written or typed, telling us about yourself, confirming your plans to continue your apprenticeship program and why a career in your trade is a 'good fit' for you, and
    • a certified copy of your Record of Courses Completed form provided by your supervising teacher. This form must be completed and signed by your teacher, principal and journeyperson instructor.


Selection: Selection of scholarship recipients is made by a committee established by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board. Recipients will be selected on the basis of their employer recommendation, high school recommendation, marks and short description of themselves.

Application: Applications for the 2012 Registered Apprenticeship Program/Career and Technologies Studies (RAP/CTS) scholarships are now available. Click here to access the application. Be sure to complete it fully. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline:

June 30

Disbursement: Applicants will be notified of the status of their application.

Audience: Apprentices, High School Students



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