Grow your career and build a life: The Northern Alberta Development Council provides over $1,300,000 in bursaries to university and college students training for jobs in demand in northern Alberta. And what job isn't in high demand? Awards range from $500 to $24,000, and you don’t have to repay them if you work in the north after graduating.

Hundreds of bursaries that connect you and your dreams. 

Imagine finishing your post-secondary studies with lower debt and huge job opportunities.  Then picture yourself working in exactly the kind of job you’ve been trained to do, making great money and being able to afford all the good things life has to offer. 

The Northern Alberta Development Council can help make this happen for you.  Our bursaries ease the cost of your post-secondary education, and put you right in the centre of all the action:  northern Alberta

We’ve got a lot to offer, and so do you.  We’re Canada’s hottest economy, with thousands of new jobs opening up each year.  If you have a drive to succeed, an adventurous spirit and a willingness to stray off the beaten path — you’ve got what it takes to make it here. 

Here’s how we help you succeed:

NADC BURSARY: If you are in your final two years of post-secondary study, we just might give you a return service bursary of $6,000 per year (non-repayable if you agree to live and work in northern Alberta for 1 year in return for each year of bursary support received).

MEDICAL AND DENTISTRY STUDENT BURSARY: If you are enrolled in medical school, you could get $12,000 or $24,000 per year for the length of your program (non-repayable if you agree to live and work in the North for 1 year in return for each year of bursary support received).

PHARMACY STUDENT BURSARY: If you are enrolled in a pharmacy degree program, we’ll give you between $6,000 and $12,000 per year for the length of your program (non-repayable if you agree to live and work in the North for 1 year in return for each year of bursary support received).

NURSE PRACTITIONER BURSARY: If you are enrolled in a nurse practitioner program, we'll give you between $9,000 and $18,000 per year for up to 3 years (non-repayable if you agree to work in the North for 1 year in return for each year of bursary support received).

BURSARY PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM: Many employers are recruiting students before they are done their post-secondary studies. Employers are investing in these future employees by helping with their educational expenses now. We partner with employers by providing matching funds of up to $500 - $3000 per year ($6,000 maximum) to support students of their choice. We can also connect employers with students who have the skill sets they are looking for.

VETERINARY MEDICINE - LARGE ANIMALS: If you are enrolled in a large animal veterinary program, we'll give you between $6,000 and $12,000 per year for the length of your program (non-repayable if you agree to live and work in the North for 1 year in return for each year of bursary support received).

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

NADC Bursary: Applications are due by April 30th for students starting the following fall.

Northern Student Teacher Bursary: Applications for a $16,000 bursary ($8,000 for each of your last two years) are due October 7, 2016.

Medical and Dentistry Student Bursary: Applications for a $12,000 bursary are due by April 30th of each year. Applications for a $24,000 bursary through a sponsor are due by November 30th of the academic year it is awarded.

Pharmacy Student Bursary: Applications for a $6,000 bursary are due by April 30th of each year. Applications for a $12,000 bursary through a sponsor are due by November 30th of the academic year it is awarded.

Nurse Practitioner Bursary: Applications for a $9,000 bursary are due by April 30th of each year. Applications for a $18,000 bursary through a sponsor are due by November 30th of the academic year it is awarded.

Veterinary Medicine - Large Animals: Applications for a $6,000 bursary are due by April 30th of each year. Applications for a $12,000 bursary through a sponsor are due by November 30th of the academic year it is awarded.

First Nation, Metis and Inuit Bursary: Applications for a $6,000 or $10,000 bursary, depending on the type of program you are taking, are due July 5th and December 9th of the academic year it is awarded.

Bursary Partnership Program: Businesses and organizations can submit forms according to individual sponsor deadline. However, applications are due three months before the completion of an academic year. The deadline is November 30 of each year unless arrangements are made in writing prior to this date. The application process runs from April 1 to November 30 of each year.

Click here to download applications for all bursary programs.