The goal of this bursary is to assist First Nations, Métis and Inuit students to obtain the skills and knowledge to enter or re-enter the workforce in northern Alberta.
The First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) NADC Bursary is a return service bursary of varying amounts:
- Student in pre-apprenticeship training, or in a certificate or diploma studies can access up to $6,000 for their studies.
- Students in a Bachelor’s, Masters’ or PhD program can access $10,000 per year for any year of their studies.
In addition to the base bursary amount of $6,000 and $10,000 students may qualify for additional funding based on financial need to assist with their schooling cost.
You may receive a First Nations, Métis and Inuit NADC Bursary if you:
- Are 18 years of age or older
- Have been a resident of Alberta for 12 consecutive months before the start of your program
- Are enrolled fulltime in a post-secondary program that is designated for provincial funding
- In a program that is at least 12 weeks in length
- Are not in default of a provincial student loan
- Can provide proof of Indigenous (see application for more detail)
To apply for this bursary, visit:
You may also obtain an application through your local post-secondary school, local Alberta Native Friendship Center, Rupertsland Institute or your local Alberta Income Supports office.
Mail your completed original application to:
NADC Bursary Program
Room 206, 9621 – 96 Avenue
Peace River, AB T8S 1T4
Faxed or emailed applications will NOT be accepted.
The FNMI NADC bursary program provides funding for students in the form of a non-repayable bursary if you agree to live and work in the north for one year in return for each year of bursary support received.
For more information, see Alberta Post-secondary institutions.