Apprentice & Occupational Trainee Scholarships

The Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship Program provides more than 370 annual scholarships of $1,000 each.

These scholarships recognize the excellence of Alberta apprentices in a trade and trainees in a designated occupation, and encourage recipients to complete their apprenticeship or occupational training programs.

Donors

The scholarship program is co-sponsored by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board, private industry and Alberta Advanced Education. For more information about the contributors to the scholarship fund see the list of Scholarship Donors.

How to apply

Applications for the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship are now available. Click here to access the application.

Be sure to complete it fully. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline Date: June 30, 2016

Eligibility

To receive an Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship, you must be both:

  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; and
  • an Alberta resident, as defined by Alberta Scholarship Programs.

To be eligible for an Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship in trades with more than one period of technical training, you must:

  • be registered as an Alberta apprentice in a trade,
  • have passed your first or subsequent period apprenticeship and industry training exam between July 1st and June 30th, and
  • have at least one more period of technical training remaining in your program.

To be eligible for an Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship in trades with only one period of training, you must

  • be registered as an Alberta apprentice, and
  • have passed your apprenticeship and industry training exam between July 1st and June 30th.

Criteria for AIT Scholarships have changed

Apprentices who are registered in trades with only 2 periods of technical training AND have completed both periods of training between July 1st - June 30th are now eligible to apply for an AIT scholarship. This removes the requirement for apprentices in these trades to have one period of technical training remaining.

Trades with two periods of technical training include:

  • Auto Body Refinisher
  • Auto Glass Technician
  • Commercial Appliance Service Technician
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Floorcovering Installer
  • Gasfitter (B)
  • Hairstylist
  • Ironworker - Metal Building Systems Erector
  • Ironworker – Reinforcing
  • Mobile Crane Operator
  • Tilesetter
  • Water Well Driller

To be considered for a scholarship, an Employer Recommendation form must be completed and attached to the application or mailed separately. You must also include two or three paragraphs describing yourself, including what you enjoy about your trade, why you chose a career in the trades, and how this scholarship will benefit you.

Receiving your scholarship cheque

You must attend technical training in order to receive your scholarship cheque. Apprentices who chose to challenge the Apprenticeship and Industry Training exam will not be eligible for payment. Only technical training that is part of a regular Alberta apprenticeship program will be recognized for payment of scholarship awards. Click here to view the class schedule to determine if your technical training is eligible.

The Top Apprentice Scholarships recognized apprentices who have achieved both a very high academic standing in their technical training and a strong employer recommendation. Apprentices do not apply for the Top Apprentice Scholarships. The Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board determines the top apprentice for each scholarship based on an apprentice's technical training marks and other selection criteria established by the donor.

Selection

Selection of scholarship recipients is made by a committee established by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board.

Recipients are selected based on their marks, employer recommendation and their short description about themselves. You will be notified of the status of your application by November 1st.

Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship recipients:

Top Apprentice Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Alberta’s Top Apprentice Scholarship recipients: