Alberta Scholarships

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

Languages In Teacher Education Scholarship

This scholarship program is designed to reward Alberta post-secondary students enrolled in a recognized Alberta teacher preparation program taking courses that will allow them to teach languages other than English, including FNMI (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) languages in Alberta schools. This scholarship was created by an endowment from the Government of Alberta to the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund to build provincial capacity in the area of language education.



Eligibility Criteria:

A candidate 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 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 enrolled full-time in the final two years of a recognized Alberta teacher preparation program offered by an Alberta Faculty of Education.

Note: A student may only receive this scholarship once.

Application Process:

The application for this award is not available. Check back in early August. 

Selection Process:

Recipients are nominated by the Faculty of Education at eligible post-secondary institutions. Institutions will select students who meet the eligibility criteria and who are completing an education program that will allow them to be a language teacher in Alberta schools after they graduate.

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: