The Air Access Bursary was established to encourage students to enter high demand aviation programs to help meet future labour demands and strengthen the economy in Alberta.


150 bursaries of $10,000 each are available.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet all of these eligibility criteria:

  • be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident of Canada, or have Protected Person status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada).

  • be an Alberta resident, and to be considered an Alberta resident the following conditions must apply:
    • one parent, or legal guardian has maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies and be residing in Alberta, or
    • Alberta is the last place the student has lived for 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies, or
    • the student’s spouse/partner has maintained permanent residence in Alberta for 12 consecutive months prior to the person attending post-secondary.

  • be enrolled full-time in an aviation/pilot training program in the current academic year at Mount Royal University.

Note: You must be enrolled as a full-time student taking at least 60% of a full course load (40% of a full course load if you are a student with a disability) in both fall and winter terms.

How to Apply

For more information, contact the awards office at Mount Royal University.

Selection Process

Recipients will be selected based on:

  • minimum eligibility criteria for the bursary; and
  • any additional criteria set by the post-secondary institution.

An individual may receive a lifetime maximum of one bursary. Recipients may hold other scholarships and accept remunerative assignments depending on the policy of the institution they attend.

Other Resources

Many other scholarships and awards are offered by other organizations – we encourage you to 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: