Summer Program

Funding Opportunities

There are a few funding sources available to help students attend CILLDI. We strongly encourage you to contact your band's Educational Office or your Treaty/Tribal office for financial assistance in the first instance. Many of you may still be eligible for funding within your own community or workplace. However, in case you are an individual who is ineligible for financial assistance because you are not affiliated with a band or settlement, because you live off reserve, because you aren’t registered in a full-time degree program, or because you have already received the maximum level of funding available through your band or settlement office, there are a few bursary programs for which you might be eligible.

U of A Provost Bursary for CILLDI Students

The University of Alberta's Provost Office assists CILLDI in sponsoring bursaries to support individuals interested in pursuing courses at CILLDI. 

Purpose: The CILLDI Provost Bursaries will cover room and board in St. Joseph's Residence Hall during the Institute, along with tuition for two CILLDI courses. U of A Provost Bursary applicants must complete the application form and submit it with a letter of support from members of their community (such as an education or culture director, tribal chief or councillor, Métis chair/president, tribal college personnel, Elder). 

Note: These bursaries do not cover travel costs. Only a limited number of these bursaries are available.  

Deadline: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Please submit your completed Bursary Application with a letter of support to the CILLDI office by emailing or faxing 780-492-0806.

Government of Alberta Bursary: Language Bursary Program for Teaching First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Languages

Purpose: This language bursary program is intended to assist Alberta teachers, elders or instructors who currently provide instruction in First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) languages and are planning to take summer post-secondary programs in indigenous language teaching methodologies. 

Students will benefit from the enhanced teaching and language skills of their teachers or instructors, which will encourage students to take up the challenge of learning FNMI languages and culture and will assist with the revitalization and/or renewal of FNMI languages. 

Note:  Post-secondary students in recognized teacher preparation programs in Alberta should contact Student Aid Alberta about the Languages in Teacher Education Scholarship. 

Deadline: Feb 1, 2018

Visit the Alberta Government website for more information and to download an application.