ABORIGINAL HEALTH CAREERS BURSARY
In 1995, Alberta Health and Wellness created the Aboriginal Health Strategy with the long-term goal of reducing the inequalities in
health status between the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people of Alberta.
Part of this strategy included the creation of the Aboriginal Health Careers Bursary, to assist aboriginal students taking post-
secondary education in a health field. The award was established through the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund Endowment
Awards vary between $1,000 and $10,000. Application deadline is May 1.
• be Indian, Inuit, or Metis students,
• have been living in Alberta for the last three years, and
• be enrolled or planning to enroll in a health field at the post-secondary level.
Recipients will be selected by a selection committee, and the following will be considered:
• financial need,
• previous academic record,
• involvement in the aboriginal community,
• experience in the health care field, and
• health career goals and employment prospects.
Applications are available from high school counsellors, student awards office at post-secondary institutions, Canada Alberta Service
Centres, and from Alberta Scholarship Programs.
Application must include:
• proof of aboriginal status,
• an original transcript,
• a career essay,
• two letters of support: one academic and one from the community, and
• the original application and supporting documents, plus six photocopies of the original application and six photocopies of
all supporting documents.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by September 1. Recipients may expect to receive their award in
FAXED APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
Mail to: Courier to:
Alberta Scholarship Programs Alberta Scholarship Programs
Box 28000 Station Main 4th Floor, 9940 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4R4 Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2V1
Telephone: (780) 427-8640
ABORIGINAL HEALTH CAREERS BURSARY
We are collecting the personal information on this form under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection
of Privacy Act (FOIP Act), as being directly related to and necessary to determine your eligibility for a scholarship under the Alberta Heritage
Scholarship Act and to administer the Alberta Scholarship Programs. If you have any questions about the collection of this information,
please contact Alberta Scholarship Programs, 4th Floor, 9940 106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2V1 Phone (780) 427-8640.
Student I.D. Number Social Insurance Number (required for processing)
Last Name (current full legal name) Please use upper and lower case. First Name and One Initial (current full legal name)
Mailing Address (Include Apt. or Box Number) City/Town
Province Country Postal Code Area Code Telephone Number
Gender (circle one) Date of Birth Email Address
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day month year
CITIZENSHIP (check one)
04 CANADIAN CITIZEN or PERMANENT RESIDENT (Landed Immigrant)
Note: Landed Immigrants must include a photocopy of their immigration form. Visa students are not eligible.
Do your parents currently live in Alberta? Have you lived in Alberta all your life? If ‘NO’ since
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PROPOSED POST-SECONDARY STUDIES
Name of Institution Name of Program
Location (If outside Alberta, please provide complete address.) Entry Date of Program Year of Program
month year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Academic Year Begins Academic Year Ends
month year month year
Please indicate your aboriginal status: Treaty, Non-Status, C31, Metis or Inuit
Attach a copy of your aboriginal status.
Office Use Only
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GRANT TOTAL AWD INSTIT PGM MO YR MO YR ORG ADD
MO YR SFB AUTHORIZATION AWARD KEY APP KEY
Please list the last three schools, colleges or universities that you attended. If you have attended more than three educational institutions
you may include the information on a separate page .
PERIOD OF STUDY INSTITUTION
From (mm/yy) To (mm/yy) Name of Institution Program
Marital Status: Married ________ Single ________ Single Parent ________
Please attach a copy of your budget listing your expenses:
Where will you live while attending school? __________________________________________
(i.e., with parents, own home, subsidized housing, etc.)
Monthly expenses while attending school: $_________________________________________
(include rent, utilities, food, clothing, transportation, child-care
and other expenses). Please itemize on your budget sheet.
Monthly resources while attending school: $_________________________________________
(include wages, spouse’s wage, Band funds, government funds,
and other monthly resources). Please itemize on your budget sheet.
From August 1 to July 31, how many months will you be a full-time student? __________________________________________
Do you have any dependent children living with you? ________________ If yes, how many? ___________________________
What are your educational costs for this year? $_________________________________________
(i.e., tuition, fees, books and supplies)
Total resources available to you (please list) $_________________________________________
(include bank savings, RRSP’s, assets, stocks, bonds, and other scholarships and bursaries)
How much money will you need to complete the coming school year? $________________________________________
Please list the last three places of employment and indicate whether full-time or part-time.
Period of Employment Employer
(include type of work and location)
From (mm/yy) To (mm/yy)
The purpose of the Aboriginal Health Careers Bursary is to assist aboriginal students in Alberta pursue post-
secondary studies in a health field.
Student Experience within Aboriginal Communities
List the aboriginal communities in which you have lived and the number of years in each.
Two reference letters must accompany your application. The letters must be current, submitted on
letterhead and signed.
One letter must be from a member of your aboriginal community. This letter should provide some background
on your involvement in the aboriginal community and the appropriateness of your training. Please indicate
who will be providing this letter.
Aboriginal letter of support from: _______________________________________________________________
The second letter should be from someone who is familiar with your academic efforts (preferably a former
teacher). This letter should comment on your effort, achievement and attitude in school. Please indicate who
will be providing this letter.
Academic letter of support from: _____________________________________________________
ESSAY QUESTION (Essay must be typed)
In one or two pages, provide a detailed description of your health career goals. Explain why you chose this
field, your experience in this area and health care in general, your employment prospects and plans after
graduation. It is important that you indicate how your future plans will help and/or support your aboriginal
community after graduation. This is your opportunity to convince the committee that your past experience and
present study plans will help to meet the current and future health care needs of Alberta’s aboriginal
DECLARATION MUST BE SIGNED ON NEXT PAGE
Declaration of Applicant
I have read and understand the instructions, and declare that
a. all information provided is true and complete and I understand it is subject to audit;
b. I will be a full-time student at the institution named for the period stated;
c. I will immediately notify the office of Alberta Scholarship Programs in writing if I withdraw from
full-time studies before completing one semester of studies.
I understand and agree that
a. my personal information pertaining to my post-secondary academic record and enrolment status may
be released and exchanged by and between Alberta Scholarship Programs and the educational
institution for the purpose of determining my eligibility for a scholarship;
b. my personal information may be released and exchanged by and between Alberta Advanced Education
and Technology and any provincial government departments, boards or institutions to verify the
information I have provided to Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, and for the use in
research and statistical analysis in program evaluation.
I authorize Alberta Advanced Education and Technology to release my name and the program of study and home town if I
receive a scholarship.
Signature of Applicant (in ink) Today’s Date (in ink)
Proof of aboriginal status,
An original transcript,
A typed health career essay, and
Two letters of reference.
Complete package (original and six photocopies) must be postmarked no later than May 1.
Notification of results may be expected by August 1.
ALBERTA HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Funded by a $100 million endowment from the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund, the Alberta Heritage
Scholarship Fund is designed to stimulate the pursuit of excellence by recognizing outstanding achievement
and by encouraging and assisting Albertans to achieve the fullest potential - whether intellectual, cultural,
social or physical.
Further information on other awards administered by Alberta Scholarship Programs is available at: