Alberta Scholarship Programs
Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarships
Sponsored by: Co-sponsored by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board, private industry and Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education. For more information about the contributors to the scholarship fund, see the list of Scholarship Donors.
Purpose: To recognize the excellence of Alberta apprentices in a trade, and trainees in a designated occupation, and to encourage recipients to complete their apprenticeship or occupational training programs.
Value: $1,000 (Over 370 Annual Scholarships)
Applicants for an Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship must be both:
- a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant); and
- an Alberta resident, as defined by Alberta Scholarship Programs.
To be eligible for an Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship in trades with more than one period of technical training, applicants must:
- be registered as an Alberta apprentice in a trade,
- have passed their first or subsequent period apprenticeship and industry training exam, and
- have at least one more period of technical training remaining in their program.
To be eligible for an Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship in trades with only one period of training, applicants must
NOTICE! Criteria for AIT Scholarships have been altered to include the following:
- be registered as an Alberta apprentice, and
- have passed their apprenticeship and industry training exam.
Apprentices who are registered in trades with only 2 periods of technical training AND have completed both periods of training within one year are now eligible to apply for an AIT scholarship (this removes the requirement for apprentices in these trades to have one period of technical training remaining).
In this situation, cheques will be mailed to scholarship recipients when they have completed all requirements for their trade certificate.
Recipients must qualify for and claim their award within 5 years of being notified of their award.
Trades with two periods of technical training include:
- Auto Body Refinisher
- Auto Glass Technician
- Commercial Appliance Service Technician
- Concrete Finisher
- Floorcovering Installer
- Gasfitter (B)
- Ironworker - Metal Building Systems Erector
- Ironworker – Reinforcing
- Mobile Crane Operator
- Water Well Driller
To be considered for a scholarship, an Employer Recommendation form must be completed and attached to the application or mailed separately. Applicants must also include two or three paragraphs describing themselves, including what they enjoy about their trade, why they chose a career in the trades, and how this scholarship will benefit them.
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 marks, employer recommendation and short description about themselves.
Application: Applications for the Apprentice & Industry Training Scholarships are available April 1, 2013. Click here to access the application. Be sure to complete it fully. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Deadline: The application deadline has been extended to February 28, 2014.
Disbursement: Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by November 1.