Awards and Scholarships

This information is intended as a guide to awards, scholarships and bursaries.  Efforts are made to maintain accurate and up to date information.  However, awards, scholarships and bursaries change frequently as do the dates for making applications.  To attain the most accurate and up to date information, please ensure you visit the actual web site representing the award, scholarship or bursary for the most up to date information.  Most of the scholarships are competitive, meaning that eligibility does not necessarily guarantee winning the award.

Which Program is Right for Me?

Guide to Post Secondary Institutions

Prepare Yourself for Awards, Bursaries, and Scholarships

Student Loans and Grants

  • CanLearn- Government of Canada
  • ALIS.Alberta- Alberta Learning Information Service Loans Information

NLSD Specific Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships

Local Awards, Bursaries, and Scholarships

School Specific Awards, Bursaires, and Scholarships

Northern Alberta Awards, Bursaries, and Scholarships

Provincial and National Awards, Bursaries, and Scholarships

Other Provincial and National Awards, Bursaries and Scholarship sites:

Aboriginal Awards, Bursaries, and Scholarships


Applying to a Post Secondary Institution

  • - ApplyAlberta is an online application and transcript transfer system that anyone can use to apply to undergraduate programs at one or more of Alberta's post-secondary institutions.

Survival Guide to Post Secondary Education

Non-Student Awards and Scholarships

Alberta School Boards Assocation (ASBA) offers the following awards:

  • Premier's Award for School Board Excellence
  • Edwin Parr Teacher Award
  • Friends of Education Award
  • Honorary Life Member Award
  • Long Service Award
  • President's Award
  • Zone Appreciation Award

Click on the ASBA link - Select Services for Boards - Awards to get the details and application forms.

Excellence in Teaching Award

Do you know an excellent teacher? The program recognizes outstanding Alberta teachers; honours creative, innovative and outstanding teaching; focuses public attention on the teaching profession; and involves Albertans in celebrating teaching excellence.

Nominate an outstanding Alberta teacher today!

Nomination deadline:  Visit the Excellence in Teaching Awards website for deadline and details.

To request a nomination package, email or call toll fre 1-866-590-1660 or download from the Excellence in Teaching Awardswebsite.

NLSD Friends of Education Award

The Friends of Education Award recognizes organizations or individuals in the community who have made a special contribution to education in the Northern Lights School Division.