Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

We invite you to review the following lists of scholarships, bursaries, and awards available through the Faculty of Extension. To apply, you must meet all eligibility criteria and submission deadlines.

Thank you to our corporate and private donors that support our students with these gifts.


Communications & Technology

Dr. Marco Adria Award for International Graduate Students in Communications and Technology

This scholarship was endowed by Dr. Marco Adria, Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Communications and Technology at the University of Alberta (2000-2011), and by friends, colleagues and family.

  • ‎up to $2,000 – eligibility

    Eligibility:
    International student on a Study Permit who is registered in a graduate degree program in Communications and Technology in the Faculty of Extension or who is at the University of Alberta participating in an international academic exchange.

    Criteria:
    The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing. A student may only receive the award once. If there is no suitable candidate in a given year, the award will not be offered.

    Value:
    up to $2000

    Number:
    one

    Application Deadline:
    N/A

    Administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies


Public Sector

William F. Lede and Ernest Newman Memorial Bursaries

The William F. Lede and Ernest Newman bursaries are intended to assist the further education and career development of students and practicing municipal administrators who demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in municipal government administration. Further education considered suitable for the bursaries could include studies in such fields as public administration, business administration, political science, economics, and planning. These studies could be taken at the certificate, undergraduate, graduate or post graduate level and should occur at a post-secondary institution, preferably in Alberta. Bursaries will be provided for payment of tuition and will be awarded annually.

  • ‎$800-1,000 – eligibility and how to apply

    Eligibility:
    Applicants must be practicing Alberta municipal administrators employed by a rural or urban municipal authority.

    Criteria:
    Clearly demonstrate a need for bursary. Demonstrate a commitment to a career in municipal administration and establish the use to which the bursaries will be applied.

    Value:
    Maximum of $1,000 for William F. Lede; Maximum of $800 for Ernest Newman

    Number:
    Variable

    Application Deadline:
    Last business day of August

    How to Apply:
    Application letter accompanied by two work-related references

    Selection Process:
    All applications are reviewed by a Bursary Selection Committee that usually meets in November/December. After the selection process is completed, successful candidates are contacted by email.
    The Committee includes the representatives from:
    • City of Leduc
    • Local Government Administration Association
    • Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
    • University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension

    Contact:
    780.492.4315 and 780.492.2870


Alberta Capital Finance Authority (ACFA) Chairman's Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded annually to an Alberta resident who has completed four courses with a minimum of two courses remaining at the University of Alberta in the Local Government Certificate Program in the Faculty of Extension

  • ‎$1,000 – eligibility

    Eligibility:
    Alberta Resident who has completed four courses with a minimum of two courses remaining at the University of Alberta in the Local Government Certificate Program in the Faculty of Extension

    Criteria:
    Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement.

    Value:
    $1000

    Number:
    one

    Application Deadline:
    N/A

    Award Date:
    May/June

    Contact:
    780.492.4315 and 780.492.2870


Alberta Capital Finance Authority (ACFA) 50th Anniversary Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to an Alberta Resident with superior academic achievement who has completed the final four courses in the Local Government Certificate Program in the Faculty of Extension.

  • ‎$1,000 – eligibility

    Eligibility:
    Alberta Resident with superior academic achievement who has completed the final four courses in the Local Government Certificate Program in the Faculty of Extension.

    Criteria:
    Recipients will be selected on the basis of superior academic achievement.

    Value:
    $1000

    Number:
    one

    Application Deadline:
    N/A

    Award Date:
    May/June

    Contact:
    780.492.4315 and 780.492.2870


Society of Local Government Managers (SLGM) of Alberta Achievement Award

This award, valued at $500, is presented annually to a graduate who has achieved the highest grade point average in the NACLAA Level II program. In the event of a tie, the award will be split.

  • ‎$500 – details

    Value:
    $500

    Number:
    One

    Application Deadline:
    N/A

    Award Date:
    May/June

    Contact:
    780.492.4315 and 780.492.2870


Occupational Health & Safety

OHS Healthy Workplaces Award

Recognizing excellence in wellness thinking and practice of students and/or graduates of the Faculty of Extension’s Occupational Health and Safety or Human Resources Management program.

  • ‎$1,000 – eligibility and how to apply

    Eligibility:
    Eligibility for the award(s) is restricted to current students and graduates (Alumni) of the University of Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety or Human Resources Management program in the Faculty of Extension.

    Criteria:
    Current thinking about wellness is on integrated solutions that use data and engaged human resources management practices to build sustainable and effective wellness culture in all industries in Alberta.    All applicants must submit the following:
    • Application form, cover letter and essay titled "Looking to the Future"
    • 1500 - 2000 word essay identifying a psychological concern or mental hazard in a workplace (i.e. burnout, compassion fatigue, stress, vicarious trauma, bullying) and demonstrate an integrated, evidence-based solution. 

    Value:
    $1000 per award

    Number:
    Maximum 3 awards annually

    Application Deadline:
    September 30

    How to Apply:
    Application letter accompanied by two work-related references

    Selection Process:
    All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of experienced practitioners who are part of the award partnership team.

    Contact:
    780.492.4315 and 780.492.2870

    Administered through the Faculty of Extension

Information Access and Protection of Privacy

CSDC Scholarship in Information Access and Protection of Privacy (IAPP)

CSDC Systems Inc. supports the Information Access and Protection of Privacy (IAPP) program by offering individuals an award in recognition of excellence in the IAPP program to help enrich the information access professional community.

  • ‎$500 – eligibility

    Eligibility:
    Canadian or International student completing the Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate Program in the Faculty of Extension.

    Criteria:
    Recipients will be selected on the basis of excellent academic achievement.

    Value:
    $500

    Number:
    two

    Application Deadline:
    N/A


Construction Management & Administration

Edmonton Construction Association Award

The Edmonton Construction Association (ECA) supports dozens of young men and women in their trade training and apprenticeship, through scholarships drawn from endowment funds built up by the ECA Board of Directors over many years.

  • ‎$1,000 – eligibility

    Eligibility:
    Student graduating from the Construction Management & Administration Certificate Program

    Criteria:
    The Construction Administration Award will be provided to the student graduating annually with the highest grade point average

    Value:
    $1000

    Number:
    one

    Application Deadline:
    N/A (award will be made in conjunction with graduation in June of each year)

    Administered through the Faculty of Extension


Art & Design

Constance McFarland Memorial Art Award

This award was endowed through the estate of Constance Nettleton McFarland a year after her death in 1974. Constance McFarland was a school teacher in Vulcan, Alberta, and was instrumental in the formation of the Art Class and Art Club in Vulcan in 1955. Constance graduated from the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Alberta in 1920. She received her early art training at the Art Institute of Chicago, and with community art classes conducted by Dr. Harry Wohlfarth through the (then) Department of Extension at the University of Alberta. Her specialty was portrait painting. Constance remained an active member of the Art Club and Class in Vulcan until her retirement in the late 1960’s.

  • ‎$300-600 – eligibility

    Eligibility:
    All students in the U of A Extension Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation) Program.

    Criteria:
    Instructors nominate outstanding Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation) Program students for this award based on students’ creativity, skill and craftsmanship, motivation and effort, and community involvement.

    Value:
    $300 - $600

    Number:
    variable

    Application Deadline:
    N/A Instructor nominated


Lillian Nunn Scholarship

This scholarship was funded by a donation to our program by the late Mrs. Lillian Nunn of Lacombe, Alberta. She was a member of the Alberta Community Art Clubs Association (ACACA) until her death in 1982. It was her request that the funds provide scholarships to active ACACA members 50 years of age or older to assist with the furthering of their art.

  • ‎$300-600 – eligibility and how to apply

    Eligibility:
    Preference will be given to students 50 years of age or older who are members of the Alberta Community Art Club Association enrolled in the Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation) Program.
    Criteria: Individuals may be awarded a Lillian Nunn Scholarship by one of two methods:
    The Instructors of the Faculty of Extension Visual Arts Program will submit the names and portfolios of persons who have excelled in these courses and who meet the age and A.C.A.C.A. membership requirements. These portfolios will consist of five (5) pieces of work completed within the last 1-2 years.
    A.C.A.C.A. members who meet the age requirement but are not enrolled in a Faculty of Extension Visual Arts Program may apply for a scholarship by completing an application form and submitting a portfolio of five (5) pieces of work completed within the last 1-2 years directly to the Lillian Nunn Scholarship Application to Communications & Design, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, 2341 Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4P6.

    Value:
    $300 - $600

    Number:
    variable

    Application Deadline:
    July 15

    How to Apply:
    Application Form


Harry Wohlfarth Memorial Award

This award was endowed by family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Dr. Harry Wohlfarth (1921-1996), Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta. A mountain climber and explorer, Dr. Wohlfarth was known internationally for his research in colour psychodynamics — the study of the effect of colour on people’s behaviour — and for his work as a painter and sculptor. In his 30 years at Extension, Dr. Wohlfarth travelled to all parts of Alberta, teaching classes, judging art competitions, and encouraging artists. Dr. Wohlfarth and Extension were instrumental in the formation of the Alberta Community Art Clubs Association (ACACA) in 1968, linking nearly 450 art clubs under the common aims of uniting, serving, and networking artists throughout the province.

  • ‎$300-600 – eligibility

    Eligibility:
    All students in the U of A Extension Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation) Program.

    Criteria:
    Instructors nominate outstanding Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation) Program students for this award based on students’ creativity, skill and craftsmanship, motivation and effort, and community involvement.

    Value:
    $300 - $600

    Number:
    variable

    Application Deadline:
    N/A Instructor Nominated


Ella May Walker Memorial Award

This award was funded by Wilfrid and Jim Walker, sons of the late Ella May Walker — an Edmonton artist, author, and musician. She contributed to numerous local clubs including the Edmonton Art Club, the Alberta Society of Artists, and the Historical Society. Ella May taught sculpture and painting for the U of A Faculty of Extension for five years.

  • ‎up to $500 – eligibility and how to apply

    Eligibility:
    All students in the U of A Extension Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation) Program and Residential Interiors Certificate Program with satisfactory academic standing.

    Criteria:
    Selection is based on demonstrated proficiency, creativity, diversity, and potential in the arts; academic standing, and leadership qualities demonstrated by involvement in extracurricular and community activities.

    Value:
    maximum allocation of $500

    Number:
    one

    Application Deadline:
    June 15

    How to Apply:
    Application Form


Lieutenant-Governor Lois E. Hole and Harriet Winspear Endowment Scholarship

The intent of the Lieutenant-Governor Lois E. Hole and Harriet Winspear Endowment Scholarship is to support students’ continued study in the Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation) Program at the Faculty of Extension.

  • ‎$300-500 – eligibility and how to apply

    Eligibility:
    Students must be registered in the Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation) Program and/or have taken at least two courses in the Visual Arts Program at the Faculty of Extension in the two-year period prior to application. Students must be enrolled in a course at the Faculty of Extension for the term relevant to the application, and also the term previous.

    Criteria:
    Recipients will be selected by jury process on the basis of demonstrated dedication to developing a serious art practice (personal or professional) and demonstrated high academic/artist achievement in relevant coursework, including high proficiency, creativity, diversity, and potential in the arts.

    Value:
    $300 - $500

    Number:
    variable

    Application Deadline:
    June 30

    How to Apply:
    Application Form


EXTERNAL & PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Public Sector

Alberta Development Officers Association (ADOA) Award

The Alberta Development Officers Association, and organization of Development Officers from urban and rural municipalities and members if the private sector, is proud to support the Applied Land Use Planning program.  ADOA will present an award for excellence in academic achievement to the student with the highest overall grade point average (GPA) who has completed the ALUP certificate program. The award of a one-year membership with ADOA will promote and enhance the professional practice of the graduating student in the planning profession and community.

Health and Safety

CCOHS Dick Martin Scholarship Award

The CCOHS Council of Governors established the Dick Martin Scholarship Award in 2002 in the memory of Dick Martin, a tireless health and safety advocate and a pioneer of workplace health and safety in Canada. Awarded annually, this $3,000 national scholarship is available to any student enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an occupational health and safety related course or program leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree at an accredited college or university in Canada.

Gary Wagar Scholarship

The University of Alberta and the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) have established a scholarship program in honour of former ACSA Executive Director Gary Wagar. The goal of this partnership is to encourage and support students who wish to further their careers in the health and safety profession. Two Gary Wagar Scholarships of $1000 are presented to individuals who have attained the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) or Health & Safety Administrator (HSA) designation through the ACSA, and allow recipients to continue their professional development in the Occupational Health & Safety Certificate program at the U of A. The winners also receive a complimentary registration to the ACSA’s annual conference.

Health and Safety Conference Society of Alberta (HSCSA)

The Health and Safety Conference Society of Alberta provides a cash award of up to $500 to a student graduating with the highest grade point average. No application is required.

Canadian Society of Safety Engineers OHSE Student Writing Awards Program

Granted by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers (CSSE) the Student Writing Awards Program supports excellence in student writing by Canadian students registered in a one, two, or three year OHSE program (full-time or part-time) at an accredited college or university in Canada.

Canadian Society of Safety Engineers OHSE Bursary Program

As part of their ongoing objective to support people who have chosen to pursue a career in Occupational Health and Safety, the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering OHSE offers bursaries up to a maximum of $500.00 in support of students who have successfully registered in a 1, 2 or 3 year OHSE program (full-time or part-time) at the undergraduate level at an accredited university or college in Canada.

Other

Canada Alberta Job Grant

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training program where an employer applies on behalf of their employee(s) for eligible training costs. Employers decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees. 

Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Job Grant

Windmill Microlending

Windmill Microlending is a registered charity serving newcomers since 2005. They offer microloans to help skilled immigrants and refugees continue their careers in Canada. Windmill is Canada’s largest and most successful microlending program for immigrants and refugees.

Funding provided through Windmill Microlending (funded by the private and public sector)