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
Monselito BunyiMonselito Bunyi
15:15 18 Aug 21
I just finished and graduated in Diploma for Personal Fitness Trainer. I have learned so much and my brain got full knowledge from the best instructors in school. Crystal, Jarred and Leah are really the best! They have established credibility in their knowledge and they really care about the students. The excellence in their teaching styles have different strokes but have the same goal, and that is the CARE to share their knowledge to us and make us to become the excellent fitness professional.For those who are still thinking about starting a fitness career, this school is my HIGHLY recommended for your guys. Your tuition fee is all worth it. You will not be disappointed and you will finish this school with a smile in your heart and full of knowledge in your brain and you will become successful!
22:44 17 Aug 21
Took the personal trainer course and it was easily the best educational experience I've had by far. The instructors are unreal and just a fountain of knowledge. I would do it all over again if I could. If you're considering your options for any certifications they offer just pick ELA, you wont be disappointed.
Pengwen (DJ Pengwen)Pengwen (DJ Pengwen)
19:59 12 Mar 20
I was enrolled (and completed) the personal fitness trainer program. It's also worth noting that I'm a massage therapist, with a strong knowledge of muscles and their movement, and I still found this program challenging. But it's also worth it.The instructors genuinely want to see people succeed, both in the program and out in the real world, and although the course requires you to be quite self-driven, they will provide you with the resources and assistance where able to ensure you succeed.I would also like to point out, ensure you can structure a healthy work/school/life balance before enrolling. It'll help a lot. :)
Bonnie LangBonnie Lang
20:11 29 Jul 19
I cannot recommend working with ELA enough! I spoke to one of their classes and received a warm welcome, great questions, and lots of interest for a practicum. I was impressed with their level of professionalism but also "real" nature and honesty around the personal training industry.From the class, I was able to work with a practicum student and loved how she was always ready to watch, interact, and even take over on the spot. I appreciated her enthusiasm, willingness to learn, and great people skills - she made people at ease and jumped right into their sessions with them.I'm grateful for a fun experience with ELA and would recommend connecting with them for any personal trainer/business owner in the fitness industry.
Erin GaboraErin Gabora
00:17 27 Mar 19
After much research I came across Elevated Learning Academy. I decided to enroll in the Personal Fitness Teainer Diploma program and I am so glad I did. The instructors, Leah and Daniel were extremely knowledgeable and prepared me for the industry I was entering into. I would recommend anyone interested in becoming certified to check them out. You get the practical work along with the textbook work!

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Applied Nutrition Science Diploma

Next Virtual Delivery: April 22, 2024 - August 28, 2024

Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma

Next Virtual Delivery: February 5 - June 6, 2024
Next Calgary In-Person: March 18 - July 18, 2024
Next Edmonton In-Person: April 15 - August 13, 2024

Cannabis and Health Specialist Diploma

Next Virtual Delivery: March 4, 2024 - July 8, 2024


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