Alberta Scholarships

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

Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Bursary

Established through contributions from northern businesses and communities. Businesses interested in becoming sponsors should contact NADC.


$3,000 for one year of study

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be residents of Alberta and planning to enroll full-time in post-secondary programs. In addition, each applicant must demonstrate financial need and be willing to live and work in northern Alberta after completion of the program. For each year of bursary funding, a student must live and work for one year in northern Alberta. Students have up to six months after graduation to find a job related to their fields of study.

Please note the solid black line on the map of Northern Alberta (north of Edmonton) is where the boundary starts. See map below:

Application Process:

Application forms and information about this bursary is available from:


Selection Process:

Recipients are selected by prospective employers with assistance from NADC. The length of time a student is required to work in northern Alberta is based on the size of the bursary.

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: