Continuing Education Funding Assistance

William F. Lede and Ernest Newman Memorial Bursaries

William F. Lede and Ernest Newman Memorial Bursaries are intended to assist the further education and career development of students and practicing municipal administrators who demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in municipal government administration.

Two (2) bursaries to a maximum of $1,000 for William F. Lede and $800 for Ernest Newman may be awarded annually.


Eligibility

Students who are enrolled or preparing to enrol in the ALUP, NACLAA I, or NACLAA II programs. The applicants must be practicing Alberta municipal administrators employed by a rural or urban municipal authority.


When and how to apply

Deadline: last business day of August.

To apply for the bursaries, students are required to write a request letter containing all four points outlined below. The request letter has to be supported by two work-related references.

The request letter must contain:

  • Clearly demonstrate the need for a bursary.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in municipal administration.
  • Demonstrate that they have progressed as municipal government practitioners and the way they have contributed to the profession.
  • Establish the use to which the bursary will be applied.

Send your ALUP, NACLAA I, or NACLAA II application to naclaa@ualberta.ca or mail it to:

NACLAA Office
Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6


The selection process

The Selection Committee will meet by the end of year to review the applications and select the successful candidate(s). Once the decision is made, the successful candidate(s) will be advised in writing of being selected to receive the bursary.




Other Sources

Funding source
Eligibility
Amount
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline
HRDF 

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep
William F. Lede and Ernest Newman Memorial Bursaries 

Students who are enrolled or preparing to enrol in the Applied Land Use Planning Certificate, Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) Level I or Level II programs

$1,000 and $800 annually
August
ADOA Achievement Award 

Students who completed the Applied Land Use Planning Certificate program

One-year ADOA membership
N/A
Calytera Systems Award 

Students who have completed the U of A Extension Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate program.

$500 annually
instructor nominated
SLGM Achievement Award 

Graduating students of the Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) Level II program

Up to $500 annually
N/A
Ella May Walker Memorial Award 

Students in the Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation), Residential Interiors Certificate programs

$500 annually
June
Lieutenant-Governor Lois E. Hole and Harriet Winspear Endowment Scholarship 

Students in the Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation) program

$300-500 annually
June
Lillian Nunn Scholarship 

ACACA members in the Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation) program

$300-600 annually
July
Constance McFarland Memorial Art Award 

Students in the U of A Extension Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation) program

$300-600 annually
instructor nominated
Harry Wohlfarth Memorial Award 

Students in the Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation) program

$300-600 annually
instructor nominated
Edmonton Construction Association (ECA) Award 

Students in the Construction Management & Administration Certificate program

$1,000 annually
N/A
CCOHS Dick Martin Scholarship Award 

Students enrolled either full time or part time in an Occupational Health and Safety-­related course or program

$3,000 annually
January
OHS Healthy Workplaces Award 

Current students and graduates of the U of A Extension Occupational Health and Safety Certificate and/or Professional Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

$1,000 annually
January
Health And Safety Conference Society Of Alberta (HSCSA) 

Graduates of the U of A Extension Occupational Health and Safety Certificate program

Up to $500 annually
N/A
Gary Wagar Scholarship 

Students who have completed the NCSO designation to use toward their Occupational Health and Safety Certificate program

$500 annually
February
Health & Safety Administrator (HSA) Scholarship 

HSA candidates who are in the Occupational Health and Safety Certificate program.

$500 annually
February
CSSE OHSE Student Writing Awards Program 

Current students and graduates of the U of A Extension Occupational Health and Safety Certificate and/or Professional Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

$200­-500­ annually
April
CSSE OHSE Bursary Program 

Students enrolled either full time or part time in an Occupational Health and Safety-­related course or program

$500­ annually
December
50th Anniversary Scholarship 

Students who are enrolled in theAdvanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) Level I program

$800 annually
August
Chairman’s Scholarship 

Students who are enrolled in theAdvanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) Level I program

$800 annually
August