SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES
What is a Scholarship?
A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further education. Scholarships are awarded on various criteria usually reflecting the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Usually based on academic achievement.
What is a Bursary?
A monetary award made by an institution to an individual or a group to assist the development of their education. Usually based on financial need.
Elevated Learning Academy’s Bursaries and Incentives
Student Referral Incentive – Refer a friend, family member or fellow fitness/nutrition enthusiast to either of our Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma or Applied Nutrition Science Diploma programs, and if they enroll you get $200 cash!
Early Enrollment Incentive – Enroll into any of our programs by each one of our specified deadlines, and save $100. This incentive can be combined with any of ELA’s other incentives or bursaries.
Alumni and Current Student Bursary – Are you currently enrolled in one of ELA’s programs or are a graduate? If so, enroll for any of our other programs and receive $500 off your tuition.
Other Bursaries and Scholarships
Have you been out of high school for at least 3 years and have done some upgrading? If so, then you may be eligible for the Adult High School Equivalency Scholarship ($500).
Are you graduating from high school this year and have contributed to your community in some way? If so then you may be eligible for the Premier’s Citizenship Award, Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal ($5,000) or Alberta Centennial Scholarship ($2,000). In addition to these, the Alberta Press Council award ($2,000) is given out to all high school graduates with good academic achievements.
Are you a high school student planning to enroll in a full-time post-secondary program? The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship ($2500) is designed to recognize and reward academic achievement at the senior high school level. Check out the eligibility requirements, deadlines and how to apply here.
Are you of Aboriginal descent? Have a look at the Aboriginal Health Careers Bursary, where approximately $200,000 per year is given out to Aboriginal students enrolled in a health field at a post-secondary institution.
Are you, a parent or spouse a member of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE). If so, bursaries and scholarships ($1,000) are available for your education. Alberta Milk also has a scholarship ($2,000) for all its members or for those that are sponsored by members.
Don’t forget to check with your or a parent/spouse’s employer to see if they offer scholarships. Many do. Even McDonalds.