Alberta Scholarships

The Alberta Government through Alberta Student Aid, and in partnership with post-secondary institutions and other community organizations, offers a suite of scholarships and awards to encourage and reward the excellence of Alberta students.

For most scholarships and awards, an application or a nomination process is required. Research your options because in some instances, you may even be eligible for more than one scholarship or award.

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:

To learn more, browse the Alberta Scholarships and Awards list:

WorldSkills Legacy Scholarships & Awards

Sponsored by WorldSkills Calgary 2009 and managed through the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.

Value:

  • WorldSkills Provincial Champion Scholarship
    $1,200 available for a top podium finish in the Provincial Skills Canada Competition

Eligibility Criteria:

Recipients must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or 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 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/parent is an Alberta resident.
  • be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program a minimum of 1 semester or 1 term of technical training for apprentices,
  • have received a letter of endorsement from Skills Canada Alberta for a top podium finish in the Provincial Skills Canada Competition.

Application Process:

Applicants must submit to Alberta Student Aid:

  • A completed application form, and
  • A copy of the Skills Canada Alberta letter of endorsement.

Note: Scholarship must be claimed within two (2) years of receiving the letter of endorsement from Skills Canada Alberta.

Selection Process:

WorldSkills Team Canada Alberta Award Only 

There are an additional 9 awards of $7,000 each available bi-annually for training to compete in the World Competitions over a period of two years. Recipients of the WorldSkills Team Canada Alberta Award are selected by Skills Canada Alberta based on students participation on Team Canada at the bi-annual World competitions.

For more information on the WorldSkills Legacy Scholarships and Awards:

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: