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Scholarships & Bursaries

Did you know there are hundreds of scholarships and bursaries that could help pay for your education? Many scholarships are based on academic achievement. However, others are awarded for athletic involvement, leadership, community service or areas of interest.

Understand the Difference between a Scholarship and a Bursary

  • A scholarship is a monetary award given to a student for academic excellence in a specific area of study (such as biology or English) or for achievements in non-academic areas (such as athletics or community service).
  • A bursary is a monetary grant given to a student based on clearly demonstrated financial need and/or satisfactory academic achievement.

If you are a resident of Alberta and a high school graduate or a post-secondary student, you may be eligible to apply for scholarships and bursaries. Follow these steps to help you win scholarships:

Find and apply for Scholarships and Bursaries

  • Alberta Scholarships
    Find scholarships administered by Student Aid Alberta. Learn about scholarships for students in high school, apprenticeship training, undergraduate and graduate studies in the Alberta Scholarships Brochure.

  • Apprenticeship Scholarships
    Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board scholarships for apprentices and occupational trainees.

  • Bursaries and Scholarships for Aboriginal Students
    Designed specifically for aboriginal students pursuing post-secondary education.

  • Post-Secondary Institutions
    Many schools offer scholarships and bursaries for students attending their school.

  • Scholarship Connections
    Search for awards administered by various organizations including businesses, private groups, associations, companies and unions to selected students.

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