Bursaries and Scholarships

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.

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Elevated Learning Academy’s Bursaries

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.

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Other Bursaries and Scholarships

Are you a woman who would like to be recognized for her outstanding sport and community contributions? If so, then you can apply for the Stacey Levitt Women and Sports Memorial Scholarship ($500).
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.
Also, Crowsnest Pass High School ($1,500), Carmangay School ($2,500), Sexsmith Secondary School, ($500, $1,500) and Olds High School ($1,000) all have their own scholarships.
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.
Don’t forget to check with your or a parent/spouse’s employer to see if they offer scholarships. Many do. Even McDonalds.
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 it’s members or for those that are sponsored by members.
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Private Sector Scholarships

Below is a table of scholarships offered by some other private organizations:




To Qualify

Nov 15
Up to $17,500
Be a community leader.
Feb 28
Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Inuit, Metis
$500 – $50,000
Feb 1, Aug 1, Nov 1
First Nations, Inuit, Metis
Dec 30
Volunteer experience, 22 y.o. or younger
June 15
Short story
Nov 30
Be 25 years old or younger
Mar 15, June 15, Sept 15, Dec 15
Business plan
Aug 31
Answering question online

Applied Nutrition Science Diploma:

Virtual Delivery: Feb 8, 2022 - June 14, 2023

Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma:  

Virtual Delivery: Apr 11, 2023 - Aug 10, 2023
Calgary In-Person: Jan 30, 2023 - June 1, 2023  
Edmonton In-Person: Feb 6, 2023 - June 8, 2023

Cannabis and Health Specialist Diploma:

Virtual Delivery: Mar 20, 2023 - July 26, 2023


Enroll Early & Save on Your Tuition

Must enroll by November 30 for classes starting between Jan and March.

Must enroll by February 28 for classes starting between April and May.

Must enroll by April 30 for classes starting between June and August.

Must enroll by July 30 for classes starting between Sept and Dec.


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