Pre-apprentice Scholarships

Pre-apprentice Scholarships encourage those completing pre-apprenticeship training to continue in the trades and complete their programs.

Introduced in 2008, Pre-apprentice Scholarships are valued at $1,000 each.


Funds for these scholarships are donated by industry. For more information about the donors to the scholarship fund, see the list of Scholarship Donors.

How to apply

Applications are now being accepted. Click here to download the application form.  (Please note, PDF form fields are not compatible with certain browsers, please save the PDF to your PC and open in Adobe Reader)

Due to COVID-19, all applications must be received electronically.


To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and an Alberta resident, as defined by the address on file in MyTradesecrets,
  • have successfully completed a recognized pre-apprenticeship program. Programs must include at least four weeks (120 hours) of trade-related instruction, not including work experience components,
  • submit completed grades or proof of successful completion by June 30, and
  • be a registered apprentice.

Receiving your scholarship cheque

Cheques will be mailed by November 1 to the recipient's address on file in MyTradesecrets.


A committee established by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board selects scholarship recipients. Recipients are selected based on their marks, and, in some cases, on financial need. Applicants are notified of the status of their applications by November 1.

Pre-apprentice Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Alberta’s Pre-apprentice Scholarship recipients: