If you’re like most people, you’ll draw on a mix of resources to pay for your education—savings, jobs, family, scholarships, bursaries, or government student aid.
Scholarships and Bursaries
A scholarship is a monetary award based on academic merit or excellence in a specific area of study or discipline (athletics, music, volunteerism, etc.). A bursary is a monetary grant based primarily on financial need.
Alberta Scholarships and Bursary Programs
Alberta Advanced Education administers scholarships and bursaries through a number of programs. Visit the Alberta Scholarships website for more information.
Post-Secondary Institution Awards and Scholarships
Awards and scholarships are also available from Alberta post-secondary institutions. These awards and scholarships are available in addition to the ones provided by the Alberta government.
Student Aid is available to help eligible post-secondary students meet the basic costs of learning and living so they can achieve their educational goals. When you apply, you’ll be considered for loans and grants from both Student Aid Alberta and the Canada Student Loans Program. Funding is available for full-time and part-time students.