Alberta Scholarships

Scholarships and awards in this listing are offered by the Government of Alberta and administered by Student Aid Alberta.

Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) First Nation, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Bursary

The goal of this bursary is to assist FNMI students to obtain the skills and knowledge to enter or re-enter the workforce in northern Alberta.

Value:

The First Nation, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) NADC Bursary is a return service bursary of varying amounts:

  • Student in pre-apprenticeship training, or in a certificate or diploma studies can access up to $6,000 for their studies.
  • Students in a Bachelor’s, Masters’ or PhD program can access $10,000 per year for any year of their studies. 

In addition to the base bursary amount of $6,000 and $10,000 students may qualify for additional funding based on financial need to assist with their schooling cost.

Eligibility Criteria:

You may receive a First Nation, Métis and Inuit NADC Bursary if you:

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Have been a resident of Alberta for 12 consecutive months before the start of your program
  • Are enrolled fulltime in a post-secondary program that is designated for provincial funding
  • In a program that is at least 12 weeks in length
  • Are not in default of a provincial student loan
  • Can provide proof of Indigenous (see application for more detail)

Selection Process:

The FNMI NADC bursary program provides funding for students in the form of a non-repayable bursary if you agree to live and work in the north for one year in return for each year of bursary support received.

Application Process:

To apply for this bursary, visit:

You may also obtain an application through your local post-secondary school, local Alberta Native Friendship Center, Rupertsland Institute or your local Alberta Works office. 

Mail your completed original application to:

NADC Bursary Program
Room 206, 9621 – 96 Avenue
Bag 900-14
Peace River, AB   T8S 1T4

Faxed or emailed applications will NOT be accepted.

Many other scholarships and awards are offered by other organizations – and we encourage you to speak with a funding advisor or visit Alberta’s university and college websites to research the scholarships that they offer. For a listing of Alberta’s public post-secondary institutions, visit: