RAP/CTS Scholarships

RAP Scholarships were created to recognize the accomplishments of Alberta high school students participating in the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP).

RAP Scholarships encourage students to continue their apprenticeship training after completing high school. In 2012, RAP Scholarships were expanded to include students who have completed a Career and Technology Studies (CTS) apprenticeship pathway. 500 RAP/CTS Scholarships of $1,000 each are available annually.

All students who will have graduated from high school in June of this year, or earlier, are registered apprentices or plan to continue their apprenticeship training after graduation are invited to apply. Apprentices who apply for the RAP/CTS Scholarship must have at least one period of technical training remaining in order to claim the Scholarship.


Funds for these scholarships are provided by a joint investment of contributions from the private sector and the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.

For more information about the contributors to the scholarship fund, see Scholarship Donors.

How to apply

The deadline to submit Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) Scholarship applications has now passed and the competition is closed. Applications will be available again in the Spring.

Applicants for 2017 Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) Scholarships will be notified of the status of their applications by November 1, 2017.


A RAP Student must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent  resident, and a resident of Alberta as defined by Alberta Scholarship Programs;
  • have completed the requirements for a high school diploma in June or earlier;
  • be registered as an Alberta apprentice in a trade while still attending high school;
  • have completed a minimum of 250 hours of on-the-job training and work experience in your trade;
  • be continuing in an approved regular apprenticeship program;
  • have NOT been awarded a RAP Scholarship previously; and
  • have at least one period of technical training remaining.

A CTS Apprenticeship Pathway Student must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and a resident of Alberta as defined by Alberta Scholarship Programs;
  • be a registered Alberta apprentice or plan to register within 12 months;
  • have completed the requirements for high school graduation in June or earlier;
  • have completed one of the five apprenticeship pathways, (e.g. Automotive Service Technician, Carpenter, Cook, Hairstylist, Welder);
  • have at least one period of technical training remaining; and
  • must NOT be a previous RAP Scholarship award recipient.

To be considered for an award, your application must be accompanied by a certified copy of your Record of Courses Completed Form provided by your supervising teacher. This form must be completed and signed by your teacher, principal, journeyperson instructor AND local Apprenticeship and Industry Training office.

Receiving your Scholarship Cheque

To receive your scholarship cheque, you must meet the payment guidelines

Hairstylists please note: to receive your scholarship cheque you must attend apprenticeship training at one of the two approved training providers in Alberta. The approved providers are MC College in Edmonton and Delmar College of Hair and Esthetics in Calgary. Applicants who attend other institutions are not eligible for this scholarship.

Apprentices must attend technical training in order to receive their scholarship cheque. Apprentices who chose to challenge the Apprenticeship and Industry Training exam are not 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 schedules to determine if your technical training is eligible.


A committee established by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board selects scholarship recipients based on their marks. Applicants are notified of the status of their applications by November 1st.

RAP/CTS Scholarships Recipients

Congratulations to Alberta’s RAP/CTS Scholarship recipients:

RAP/CTS Scholarship Recipient High Schools

The RAP program in Alberta is strong and continues to grow thanks to the high schools and the off-campus coordinators who work with their students and the RAP program.