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NLC Awards List

Awards: All Programs

Access to the Future Bursaries

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Award: $750 - $2,000

Criteria: For full-time and part-time students, must be in good academic standing and in financial need. There are two separate awards: 1) single parents, 2) Aboriginal students.

Application Deadline: October 14 & February 24

Board of Governors Bursary

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Award: $500

Criteria: Full-time student, good attendance, financial need, faced adversity and/or have overcome obstacles to be successful in education.

Application Deadline: October 14

Board of Governors Leadership Award

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Award: $500

Criteria: Full-time or part-time student, involvement in student life (Students' Association, tutoring or volunteering) & contribution to community.

Application Deadline: April 14

Board of Governors Scholarship

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Award: $500

Criteria: Full-time student, completion of Program, academic achievement, excellent attendance, proven passion and plans for lifelong learning.

Application Deadline: April 14

Convocation Award

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Award: $500

Criteria: Full-time or part-time student, convocating/completion of program, planning to continue with studies, academic achievement.

Application Deadline: April 14

Faculty Association Student Award

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Award: $500 (4)

Criteria: Full-time student.  Must be in good academic standing with financial need.

Application Deadline: February 24

Students' Association - Role Model Scholarship

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Award: $1,000 (2)

Criteria: Full-time student. Financial need, good academic standing, contribution to student activities, role model to other students. (Students’ Association members: 1 -Academic Upgrading, 1 - Post-Secondary)

Application Deadline: October 14

Awards: Post-Secondary Programs

*CCEC Partnership Bursary

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Award: $1,500 (2)

Criteria: Full-time student. Academic achievement, financial need, commitment to working in region and volunteered in home community.
1 - Certificate (1 year) program 1 - Diploma (2 year) program

Application Deadline: October 14

*Partnership Bursary – matching amount available from Northern Alberta Development Council, if eligible

Christopher Taylor Award of Excellence

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Award: $1,000 (2)

Full-time student who exemplifies the following criteria: at least a 3.7 GPA overall; embodies characteristics of professionalism, including responsibility, reliability, mentorship, advocacy, and initiative; and contributes to overall societal well-being.

1 - Primary Care Paramedic student  1 - 2nd Year Advanced Care Paramedic student

Selections made by Health Careers department. - May 15

CICan Bird Construction/Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary

The CICan Bird Construction/Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program of $2,500 aims to provide financial support to Indigenous college and institute students that demonstrate financial need and who often face greater challenges and barriers to participate and complete post-secondary education.  

Criteria:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, permanent resident or a protected person.
  • Must be a full-time student in a post-secondary program of 2 or more years in length.
  • Must be an Indigenous student (First Nation, Metis or Inuit).
  • Be in financial need.
  • Face challenges/barriers/adversity to attend college.

Essay (max 10,000 characters) to be submitted should include:

  • List or examples of challenges/barriers/adversity the student has faced/overcome to attend college.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Impact of how the bursary will benefit the student.

Letters of support to be submitted, can be one or more, from:

  • Current employer.
  • Teacher/instructor.
  • College Administrator.
  • Member of community and/or organization.


Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the required documentation is submitted for consideration.  Selection for this bursary is a nomination forwarded to CICan for recipient selection.

DEADLINE: September 16

CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary

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The CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program of $5,000 aims to provide financial support to college  students that demonstrate financial need and who often face greater challenges and barriers to participate and complete post-secondary education.  

Students attending colleges in rural, remote or northern areas will be given preference.

Criteria:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, permanent resident or a protected person.
  • Must be a full-time student in a post-secondary program of 2 or more years in length.
  • Be in financial need,
  • Face challenges/barriers/adversity to attend college,
  • Must be involved in community and/or volunteer.

Essay (max 10,000 characters) to be submitted should include:

  • List or examples of challenges/barriers/adversity the student has faced/overcome to attend college.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Impact of how the bursary will benefit the student.
  • Demonstrate community involvement.

Letters of support to be submitted, can be one or more, from:

  • Current employer.
  • Teacher/instructor.
  • College Administrator.
  • Member of community and/or organization.

*Nomination to CICan

Application deadline: September 16

Community Spirit Bursary

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Award: $1,000

Criteria: Full-time or part-time student, first in immediate family to attend first year of post-secondary training.

Application Deadline: October 14

Dianne Garratt Bursary

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Award: $750

Criteria: Full-time or part-time Slave Lake Campus student, continuing into 2nd year of post-secondary training, contribution to community and volunteerism.

Application Deadline: April 14

Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship

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Award: $2,000 (2)

Criteria: Full-time student.  Leadership skills, preferably in the area of disability, and/or initiative to improving the lives of others.  In good academic standing.  Resume, essay & letter of reference required. Check application for more details.

Application Deadline: January 20

Gilles Lacoste Scholarship

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Award: $500

Criteria: Full-time or part-time student.  Registered in a Trade or Resource program, academic achievement, financial need, hardworking - must submit essay outlining how criteria is met. References also required.

Application Deadline: October 14

Governor General’s Collegiate Medallion

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Award: Medallion

Criteria: Highest Academic Standing. (2 yr programs)

Application Deadline: No application - selection made June 1st

Indigenous Career Awards

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Award: $2,000/term

Criteria: First Nation, Metis or Inuit (status or non-status), Canadian citizen, resident of Alberta, full-time in an eligible program and satisfactory academic standing. (1 yr & 2 yr programs)

Application Deadline:  October 14  &  January 20

Jason Lang Post-Secondary Scholarship (Nomination to Scholarships Program)

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Award: $1,000

Criteria: Academic Achievement. (1 yr & 2 yr programs)

Application Deadline: No application - selection made June 1st

Jesse Roberts Award

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Award: $1,000 (2)

Criteria: Full-time or part-time student. Must be in second year of Business Management or Human Resource program, or in the Business Administration certificate program. Be in financial need and in good academic standing.

Application Deadline: February 24

Laurence Decore Award for Student Leadership

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Award: $1,000 (2)

Criteria: Full-time student.  Student leadership & involvement in Students' Association, student organizations and/or non-profit organizations.  Letter/essay and letter of reference required. Check application for more details

Application Deadline: January 20

Lena Ouellette Bursary

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Award: $2,500 (1)

Criteria: Full-time student.  Enrolled in a program leading to a career working with children (Early Learning & Child Care, Education Assistant or University Studies to transfer to Education), demonstrate financial need, maintain good academic standing and self-funded (including those receiving student loans).

Application Deadline: October 14

Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship

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Award: $2,500

Criteria: Full-time student. Highest academic achievement, continuing full-time into second year of program. (2 yr programs) 

Application Deadline: No application - selection made June 1st

Nelson Lutz Bursary

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Award: $1,000

Criteria: Student in first year of University Studies or a Diploma program. Be in financial need and resident in NLC region. 

Application Deadline: February 24

Northlands Scholarship

Award: $500 (2)

Criteria: Full-time student enrolled in Addictions Counselling or Social Work program.  Have completed first term successfully with highest GPA.  Preference give to students who have resided in Alberta for one year prior to application.

No application required, selection made in May. 

Pasikow Partnership Award

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Award:$1,000 (1)

Criteria: In good academic standing, full-time student and identified financial need. Must be a resident of Bigstone Cree Nation (provide letter as proof).

Application Deadline: October 14

Peace Regional Outreach Centre Award

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Award: $400

Criteria: Must have been a Peace Regional Outreach Student in the last three years. Full-time or part-time students. Identified financial need and in good academic standing. (Peace River Campus only)

Application Deadline: October 14

Renaissance Bursary

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Award: $2,000 (8)

Criteria: Full-time student. Clinical/Practicum placement must be outside of student's home community. In good academic standing. Identified financial need. Health and Human Services programs only.

Application Deadline: February 24

Roland Gladue Memorial Scholarship

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Award: $1,000

Criteria: Full-time student. Academic Achievement, planning to continue studies in Post-Secondary in the Fall.

Application Deadline: April 14

Sunrise Award

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Award: $1,000 (10)

Criteria: In good academic standing, full-time student and identified financial need. Must be a resident of NLC region. University Studies program only.

Application Deadline: October 14

*TC Energy Partnership Award

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Award: $600 (2)

Criteria: Full-time student, demonstrate financial need, commitment to working in region and active in community through volunteerism.

1 award for a Certificate student (1 yr program), 1 award for a Diploma student (2 yr program)

Application Deadline: October 14

*Partnership Bursary – matching amount available from Northern Alberta Development Council, if eligible

Ultimate Heir Award

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Award: $1,000 (5)

Criteria: In good academic standing, full-time student, identified financial need, leadership in school/community and/or overcoming obstacles. Must be a resident of NLC region and in second year of program. Health Diploma programs only.

Application Deadline: February 24

Xerox Scholarship

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Award: $1,000

Criteria: Full-time student, good academic standing and highest GPA. For students who begin in Fall in University Studies and continue into the Winter term.

Application Deadline: February 24

Awards: Academic Upgrading

ABE Achievement Award

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Award: $500

Criteria: Full-time student. Exceptional progress/attendance and academic achievement. (Adult Basic Education - BEL courses)

Application Deadline: April 14

Adult High School Equivalency (Nomination to Scholarships Program)

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Award: $500

Criteria: Full-time student. 80% average in courses for entry to post-secondary training; out of high school for 3 yrs.

(Nomination to Alberta Scholarships program)

Application Deadline: April 14

Doreen Bellerose Memorial Award

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Award: $500 (1)

Criteria: Faced adversity and/or overcome obstacles to be successful in education. (Adult Basic Education - BEL courses)

Application Deadline: April 14

Janet Frank Memorial Award

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Award: $500 (1)

Criteria: Full-time student. High academic achievement, demonstrating interest in learning & helping others.
(Northern Region Campuses - Peace River, High Level, Fort Vermilion & Chateh)

Application Deadline: April 14

Lorna Bell Literacy Award

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Award: $500 (1)

Criteria: Full-time student.  Financial Need, exceptional attendance and attitude. One instructor reference required. (Adult Basic Education - BEL courses) 

(Northern Region campuses - Peace River, High Level, Fort Vermilion & Chateh)

Application Deadline: April 14

Rick Neidig Award

Award: $500 (1)

Criteria: Full-time student enrolled in the Academic Upgrading program. Have financial need, in good academic standing, successfully completed first semester and involved with student life and/or at the campus.

Application Deadline: February 24

Awards: Dual Credit

Dual Credit Bursary

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Award: $500

Criteria: Completion of Dual Credit courses, registered to attend NLC within one year of graduation from high school.

Application Deadline: No application required- Credit applied to tuition

Peace Region Power Engineering Association - High School Dual Credit Power Engineering 4th Class Award

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Award: $1,000

Criteria: High School student who successfully completed the NLC Power Engineering 4th Class program. Student must be from Peace River or within a 200 Kilometer radius. Achieved an overall average of 70%. submit an essay (minimum 500 words) outlining why they have chosen the field and their career goals. Student must be willing to participate in a short telephone interview with the Selection Committee if needed. 

Application Deadline: Student will be selected by the NLC Awards Selection Committee based on the criteria outlined above. 

Peace Region Power Engineering Association - Water and Wastewater Operator Preparation Programs Award

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Award: $1,000

Criteria: Full-time or part-time student. Student must be from Peace River or within a 200 kilometer radius. Student with highest GPA. Students completing the Level 1 course in the academic year will be eligible. 

Application Deadline: No application required.

Awards: Trades & Resource Technology

Peace Region Power Engineering Association - Oilfield Operator Training Award

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Award: $1,000

Criteria: Student must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time Oilfield Operator program student from Peace River or within a 200 kilometer radius. Student with the highest grade. Students completing the program within the current academic year will be eligible.

Application Deadline: No application required.

Peace Region Power Engineering Association - Power Engineering Steam Lab Certification 4th Class Award

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Award: $1,000

Criteria: Must be a full-time or part-time student and have successfully completed NLC Power Engineering 4th Class within the current academic year.   Student with the highest grade of the program, from Peace River or within a 200 Kilometer radius.  Must meet the academic entrance requirements for the Power Engineering 4th Class Lab Certification.

Application Deadline: No application required.

Reg Carr Memorial Scholarship

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Award: $1,000

Criteria: Enrolled in 4th Period Electrician program. Highest grade. Financial Need. Professionalism and ability to consistently produce a high quality of work.  Instructor reference required.

Application Deadline: April 1