Northern Student Teacher Bursary
The Northern Student Teacher Bursary is a return service bursary that brings teachers to rural and remote northern Alberta locations. This bursary currently provides teaching students in northern Alberta with $18,000 over two years. Half the amount is awarded to students in their last year of studies and the full amount is awarded over two years to students in their second to last year of their program.
The bursary program is administered by Alberta Education in partnership with Jobs, Economy and Northern Development and the Northern Alberta Development Council.
Applications for the Northern Student Teacher Bursary are now being accepted for the 2023-2024 academic school year. The deadline to apply is October 10, 2023. Students can apply by visiting the BOA Portal - Bursary Online Application (alberta.ca).
Successful applicants must agree on a return-of-service agreement as a teacher, at a northern school district following the completion of their program. Students commit to the north for three years of full-time employment for two years of bursary funding. Students who receive one year of funding will commit to two years of full-time employment. Part-time teaching employment (subbing or short-term contracts) will be prorated towards your obligation. Recipients who do not fulfill this requirement must repay the bursary.
If you have questions about the bursary program please direct them to [email protected].
For more information visit the Northern Alberta Development Council website.