Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Northern Student Teacher Bursary
Take your teaching career to a whole new level — go north where you’ll enjoy variety, challenge and a warm welcome. Plus, you may have a job lined up before you even graduate! Northern Alberta offers a wide range of settings and experiences. Alberta Education, StudentAid Alberta and the Northern Alberta Development Council provide funding to make it happen.
$16,000 for an education program student in their second to last year of study ($8,000 per year).
You may be eligible for a Northern Student Teacher Bursary (NSTB) if you are:
- a Canadian citizen enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program at a designated institution
- in the last two years of an Education program leading to a Bachelor of Education with a specialty in the following areas:
|Chemistry||Inclusion / Special Education|
|Drama||Mechanics / Auto Service Technician Trade|
|Electro-Technologies / Electrician||Music /Band|
|Fabrication / Welder Trade||Other CTS|
|Fine Arts||Other Language|
|French as a Second Language||Power Engineer|
|Foods / Cook Trade||Science|
The Northern Student Teacher Bursary is a return service bursary of $8,000 per year for two years, and is offered to students in the last two years of a Bachelor of Education degree. It is meant to encourage students to plan to teach in participating northern school divisions upon completion of their degree.
Return Service Commitment:
Students who receive a bursary agree to live and work as a teacher in one of the participating school divisions following completion of their program. Students commit to the north for three full-time years (or equivalent) for two years of bursary funding. Recipients who do not fulfill this requirement must repay the bursary.
To apply for this bursary, visit,