First Nation, Métis and Inuit Bursary

The First Nation, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) NADC Bursary is a return service bursary of varying amounts. Students in pre-apprenticeship training, or in a certificate or diploma studies can access up to $6,000 for their studies. Students in a Bachelor’s, Masters’ or PhD program can access $10,000 per year for any year of their studies.
The FNMI NADC bursary program provides funding for students in the form of a non-repayable bursary if you agree to live and work in the north for one year of full time employment in return for each year of  bursary support received.  The goal of this bursary is to assist FNMI students to obtain the skills and knowledge to enter or re-enter the workforce in northern Alberta.

You may receive a FNMI NADC Bursary if you:

  • Have been a resident of Alberta for 12 consecutive months before the start of your program
  • Are enrolled fulltime in a post-secondary program that is designated for provincial funding
  • In a program that is at least 12 weeks in length for half of a bursary or 16 weeks for a full bursary
  • Are not in default of a provincial student loan
  • Can provide proof of Aboriginal Ancestry (see application for more detail)

Return Service Commitment

Selected recipients sign a return service contract with Alberta Advanced Education.