Advancing Futures Bursary –
Offered by over 370 institutions in Alberta, this bursary supports current and former youth in care to pursue upgrading, a trade, certificate, diploma, or degree. Funding helps youths cover education funds including tuition, fees, books, supplies, and technology funding​.

Participating Community Colleges:

  • Bow Valley College

  • Grand Prairie Regional College

  • Keyano College

  • Lakeland College

  • Lethbridge College

  • Medicine Hat College

  • NorQuest College

  • Northern Lakes College

  • Olds College

  • Portage College

  • Red Deer College

Participating Universities:

  • McEwan University

  • Mount Royal College

  • University of Alberta: Augustana Faculty, Faculty St. Jean

  • University of Calgary

  • University of Lethbridge

Participating Arts and Culture Institutions:

  • Alberta College of Arts and Design

Participating Polytechnic Institutions:

  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Participating Independent Academic Institutions:

  • Ambrose University College

  • Canadian University College

  • Concordia University College of Alberta

  • St. Mary’s University College

  • Taylor College and Seminary

  • The King’s University College

Participating Specialized High Schools:

  • Braemar

  • Inner City

  • Centre High

  • Boyle Street Education Centre


  • Discovering Choices

  • Louse Dean

Duke and Duchess Scholarship –
This scholarship is an enhancement to the Advancing Futures Bursary program and is available to youth in and from government care in Alberta. This scholarship recognizes the educational achievements of youth in and from care and is valued at $2,000.

Other scholarships and bursaries offered by Human Services Alberta –
Though these sources of funding may not be specific to youth in/from care, Human Services Alberta offers information about a wide range of scholarships and bursaries on their website.

Calgary Legacy Fund for Youth From Care –
A scholarship for youths who were under permanent guardianship with Calgary Rocky View Child & Family Services at the time they turned 18.

The Calgary Foundation –
Though these sources of funding may not be specific to youth in/from care, The Calgary Foundation has an extensive list of scholarships and bursaries available for post-secondary students.