Continuing Education Funding Assistance

Alumni Professional Development Grant

Alumni Professional Development Grants help University of Alberta alumni achieve their career growth goals by removing financial barriers to high-quality, meaningful career education and personal growth opportunities offered by the UAlberta and its partners.

This grant provides funding for alumni to participate in courses and activities that will help them:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Explore career opportunities
  • Learn about professional practices in different cultures and contexts
  • Establish and expand professional networks
  • Reflect critically on their career interests and aspirations
  • Develop new skills including, but not limited to:

    • Career Management skills: skills needed to navigate the workplace
    • Discipline-specific skills: skills specific to certain occupational fields
    • Generic skills: using technology, written and verbal communication, leadership
    • Self-management skills: goal-setting, time-management, self-assessment, reflexivity

Who can apply:

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta.

What's covered?

Up to 75% of the registration fee for any course. 

No grants will be given above $1,000 and no individual may receive more than $1,000 in a single fiscal year (April 1 - March 31).


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