Nurse Practitioner Bursary
The application for the 2023 – 2024 academic year has now closed.
The Nurse Practitioner Bursary is a return service bursary of $10,500 or $21,000 per year for up to 3 years. It is an incentive to encourage nurse practitioners to practice in northern Alberta upon graduation.
The Nurse Practitioner Bursary is non-repayable if you agree to live and work in the north. Your return service is one year of full time employment in your field of studies for each year of bursary support received. Students must apply for the bursary for each year they want to be considered.
To be eligible to apply for the NADC Nurse Practitioner bursary, you must:
- Have been a resident of Alberta for 12 consecutive months before the start of your program,
- Be enrolled or have applied for full-time Nurse Practitioner program designated for provincial funding,
- Plan to live and work in northern Alberta upon completion of your program and sign a return service contract, and
- Not be in default of a provincial student loan.
Return Service Commitment
Selected recipients sign a return service contract with Alberta Advanced Education.
The $10,500 option: live and work anywhere in northern Alberta
If you are selected for this bursary, you will receive $10,500 per year. Upon completion of your program, you agree to work and live anywhere in northern Alberta (one year for each $10,500 bursary). You will have to apply each year that you are eligible and want to be considered for the bursary.
The $21,000 option: live and work in a specific region or community in northern Alberta
Using the Bursary Partnership Application completed by you and your sponsor, you may receive $21,000 per year ($10,500 per year from the NADC and another $10,500 per year from the sponsor). Upon completion of your program, you agree to live and work in the area specified by your sponsor (one year for each $21,000 bursary). You will have to apply each year that you are eligible and want to be considered for the bursary. The NADC does not match students and sponsors for this bursary option.
Use this link to take you to our Bursary online applications, and select the Northern Alberta Development Council Bursary tile. We accept applications from early January until April 30th each year for studies starting in the upcoming fall.
You will need a verified Alberta.ca Account to submit your application. If you do not have an Alberta.ca verified account, it may take up to two weeks to verify your account. Here is the link to use to create your account.
If you are experiencing problems signing into the application portal with your Alberta.ca Account and receiving the following message “Sorry, we can’t find the page you’re looking for…” please clear your history in the browser you are using. This will fix the problem and you will be able to access the bursary application site.
You will now be able to apply from your computer, cellphone or tablet, save part way through the process and complete it later and see the current status of your application.