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Student Bursaries and Scholarships

Northland School Division believes in supporting students who pursue continuing education. We provide the following bursaries and scholarships each year for students who are entering post-secondary institutions:

  • One bursary of $20,000 each to a student entering a university program for an education degree. 
  • Two bursaries of $10,000 each to students entering a university program for an education degree. 
  • Four scholarships of $800 each to students entering a university program in a faculty other than the education faculty. 
  • Four scholarships of $800 each to students entering a college or technical institute.
  • Three scholarships of $1000 in memory of Adele Grace Carifelle for a student pursuing studies in the areas of early childhood education, computer-related studies or social work

See Administrative Procedure 370 - Student Bursaries and Scholarships for more details. 

Send application to Executive Assistant Cheryl Osmond




9809 77th Avenue
Peace River, Alberta

Deadline: Prior to June 1st

Northern Alberta Development Council Bursary Partnership 

Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) has a partnership program with Northland School Division where students may be eligible for matching funds relating to our scholarships and bursaries. Students will be required to pay back service based on the amount of their bursary by working in Northern Alberta upon completion of their studies.

Students who wish to apply must fill out the NADC Partnership Student Application Form. Once you have completed the form, please email the original NADC Partnership Application Form to Executive Assistant Cheryl Osmond at cheryl.osmond@nsd61.ca. 

Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC): The NADC bursary accepts applications each year from early January until April 30th for studies starting in the fall of that year.  Students must be entering their last or second to last year of their program to be eligible.  This means students entering a certificate or diploma program would be eligible to apply the year they will be starting their program. For students in a Bachelor program, the best way to describe when they should apply is during the second term of their second year.  This usually means they will be entering their third year in the fall. Applicants will be advised of their status during the third week of July. 

First Nation, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) NADC Bursary: The NADC created the NADC First Nations, Metis and Inuit Bursary in 2015 through additional funding dollars provided by Alberta Advanced Education. This bursary is for individuals who identify as First Nations (Status or non-Status), Metis or Inuit learners. This bursary is for any year of a student’s post-secondary program. This bursary accepts applications twice a year. The first intake is from early February until June 1 and the second intake is from June 2 to November 15 of each year. Each intake is for the entire school year starting in the fall of the year the student applies, so students do not need to apply twice in the same year. Students will be advised of their status in the third week of August for applications received on or before June 1 and by the second week of January for students that apply between June 2 and November 15.

alis scholarships and bursaries

Nelson's Scholarship for Indigenous Students

Belcourt Brosseau Metis Awards

Cenovus Aboriginal Scholarship

Indspire: Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards


Scholarships Canada

John Hasselfield Endowment Foundation

Storwell's Foster Children Bursary Program