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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:

  • Two bursaries of $20,000 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 student pursuing studies in the areas of early childhood education, computer related studies or social work

See Procedure 321 Student Bursaries and Scholarships for more details. 

Click here to access the application. 

Send application to Executive Assistant Krystal Potts




P.O. Bag 1400
9809 77th Avenue
Peace River, Alberta

Deadline: Prior to June 15th

Scholarships and Bursaries available through Partnership

Northern Alberta Development Council Partnership 

Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) has a partnership program with the 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 must complete the NADC Partnership Student Application Form and send it in with the Northland Application

Click here to learn more Bursary Partnership Program or contact us

Byron Ross Memorial Scholarship

Byron Ross was a former Northland teacher, administrator and active member of the Northland Alberta Teachers Association Local #69. 

  • One scholarship of $1500 which may be matched by the NADC for students pursuing studies in Education or Health. 
  • NADC requires one year of return service for each bursary received, in a northern community. 


The applicant must: 

  • Be a Northland School Division graduate
  • Be a graduate or graduating student of a school that has a current bussing agreement
  • Enter or continue full-time university or university transfer program in Health or Education, leading to an undergraduate degree
  • Must have and maintain an acceptable GPA or grade average
  • Must show a need for financial assistance

Criteria for Byron Ross Scholarship

  • Complete the NADC Partnership Student Application Form
  • Submit transcripts from high school and/or the college or university
  • Compose a short essay explaining your need for the Byron Ross Scholarship (include any other sources of income expected during your year at the post secondary institute). 

Send applications to Vice President, ATA Local #69 Taras Danco




P.O. Box 150
Grande Cache, AB

Deadline: May 15th

Other Scholarships and Bursaries Available

First Nation, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) NADC Bursary

Métis and Non-Status Indian Bursary Program

Cenovus Aboriginal Scholarship

Indspire: Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

Osum Spark - $5000 scholarship for Indigenous students

Tom Baldwin Memorial Scholarship

North Peace Winter Games Legacy Scholarship

Northern Alberta Development Council 

Aboriginal Scholarship Guide: Aboriginal Multi-Media Society

Scholarships Canada

Alberta Learning Information Service

John Hasselfield Endowment Foundation