Alberta Scholarships

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

Fellowship for Full-time Studies in French

Funded by the federal department of Canadian Heritage and administered by Alberta Advanced Education, the fellowship is designed to assist Alberta students pursuing post-secondary studies taught in French.


$500 or $1,000

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must:

  • be either a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or a Protected Person (visa students are not eligible),
  • be an Alberta resident, and to be considered an Alberta resident one of the following conditions must apply:
    • one parent, or legal guardian has maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least twelve (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 twelve (12) consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies, or
    • the student's spouse/partner is an Alberta resident.
  • be registered full-time in a post-secondary program - full-time is defined as being enrolled in a minimum of a 60% course load, and
  • be taking a minimum of three courses per term in which the course content and the language of instruction are in French.

Application Process:

Include with your application:

  • An official academic transcript if you attended post-secondary studies in the previous academic year.

  • Students entering the first year of a post-secondary program directly from an Alberta high school do not need to send a high school transcript.

  • Students entering the first year of their post-secondary from a non-Alberta high school need to send their out of province official high school transcript.

  • Post-secondary students must contact their school to request their official transcripts. Your transcript must have an official signature or seal indicating that the transcript paper is issued by your school/institution. Photocopies and/or faxed copies will not be accepted.

Note: You must apply each year for the fellowship as it is not automatically renewed.

Confirmation of your courses are verified by Alberta Student Aid in February for both the fall and winter terms.

The award is usually paid in March.

Selection Process:

The Fellowship has a minimum value of $500 per term. A student who meets the course requirement for two terms will receive a full fellowship of $1,000. Depending on funds available from the federal department of Canadian Heritage an additional fellowship, the Roger Mahé Memorial Award, may be awarded.

Awards are valued at $500 per term, and recipients are selected based on academic achievement during the previous year of post-secondary study. In previous years the GPA on a 4.0 scale has been in the range of 3.7 and above. The number of awards offered is dependent on the amount of funding available from Canadian Heritage.

Many other scholarships and awards are offered by other organizations – and 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: