How to Apply
You must apply to the school you are attending.
If you are a co-op student, a student in a brokered program,
or participating in an ofcial exchange, you must apply through
the school that will issue your post-secondary credential.
Other Eligibility Criteria (if required)
Indigenous Ancestry and Residency Requirements
• You must be Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/
First Nations, Métis, or Inuit and be able to provide proof of
Indigenous ancestry.
• You must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
of Canada and an Alberta resident.
Eligible School Requirement
You must be attending a participating:
• public post-secondary school in Alberta, or
• First Nations College in Alberta
Course Load and Study Requirements
You must be enrolled in the 2020-21 Fall and/or Winter term
in order to be considered for this award. Students enrolled in
both terms are eligible for $2,000 per term for a total of $4,000.
Students enrolled in only the Fall or the Winter term are eligible
for $2,000. A term is dened as a study period of up to 17 weeks
in length.
• You must be enrolled in at least 60% of a full course load.
• If you are a student with a documented permanent disability,
you can be eligible if you are enrolled in at least 40% of a full
course load.
• Your school determines what constitutes a full-time course
load in each program.
Co-op students, students in brokered programs, and students
who are participating in an ofcial exchange may be eligible.
• You must be in satisfactory academic standing as determined
by your school - satisfactory academic standing may vary in
how it is determined by school or program.
• You are not eligible to receive the award if you withdraw from
studies or drop from full-time to part-time studies before the
award is paid.
Credential Types
• You must be enrolled in a certicate, diploma, applied or
bachelor’s degree program. Students enrolled in apprenticeship
technical training, integrated training, pre-employment or non-
credential programs are not eligible.
Indigenous Careers Award
Value – $4,000
The Indigenous Careers Award is designed to encourage Indigenous Albertans (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) to pursue and complete
post-secondary studies in certicate, diploma, applied degree, and bachelor’s degree programs.
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(Schools may insert any additional eligibility requirements.)
Personal Information
Indigenous Ancestry
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FOIP Collection Notice or Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) Notice
Last Name (current legal name)
First Name (current legal name)
Apartment or Box Number
Street Address (add direction, e.g. S, NW, SE, if applicable)
Mobile Number (format: 999-999-9999) to receive text messages
Telephone Number (format: 999-999-9999)
Email Address (mandatory)
Citizenship Status: (check one)
Permanent Resident
Protected Person
Prov/State Country Postal/Zip Code
Social Insurance Number
Day Month Year
Indigenous Careers Award
Are you an Alberta resident*?
* You are an Alberta resident if one of the following describes
your situation:
You maintained permanent residence in Alberta for
a period of 12 months immediately prior to attending
a post-secondary school, or
Your parents or guardians have maintained permanent
residence in Canada for 12 consecutive months and
reside in Alberta, or
Your spouse/partner is an Alberta resident, or
• You have been declared, or fall within a class of persons
declared, to be a resident in Alberta by the Minister.
Please indicate your Indigenous Ancestry:
Status Indian/First Nations
Non-Status Indian/First Nations
Documentation Requirements: You must provide proof of your Indigenous ancestry to your school to determine your eligibility.
Acceptable documents of proof include:
• certicate of Indian Status, a status card or a valid band membership card
• letter from your band verifying your status
• membership card issued by a Métis organization the student is registered with (Métis organization must be a legal entity)
• a certied copy of a Nunavut Trust Certicate card or Inuit beneciary card
• letter of support from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada or Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
• letter of support from a First Nation, Métis or Inuit organization (must be a legal entity) conrming the applicant’s aboriginal ancestry
Schools may use discretion and accept other documentation.
Alberta Student Number (mandatory)
Insert School Name
(Schools must provide FOIP or PIPA collection notices, as required.)
What year of this program will you be in? (check one)
1st year or less
2nd year
3rd year
4th or 5th year
Length of your program of studies (check one)
1 year or less
2 years
3 years
4 or 5 years
Enter your program session start and end dates for the current school year.
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Name of School
Program Specialization/Major
Program Outcome/Credential
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Student Aid Alberta will contact the person below to obtain your new address, phone number
or email address if unable to contact you using the information you provided on page 1.
Full-time Studies Information
Additional Questions
I have read and understand the instructions, and declare that:
• All information provided is true and complete and I understand it is subject to verication.
• I will immediately notify ______________________________________________ if there are any changes to the information I have
provided in this application.
Declaration of Applicant
Signature of Applicant (in ink) Today’s Date (in ink)
Day Month Year
• I authorize my post-secondary institution to disclose information collected on this application form, my program of study and any
award details (if I am selected) to Alberta Student Aid, and I authorize Alberta Student Aid to collect this information from the post-
secondary institution for the purposes of administering the Indigenous Careers Award under the Student Financial Assistance Act,
including conrming my eligibility and suitability for this award, for program evaluation and for research and statistical analysis.
(School should insert information about the additional eligibility criteria that it will require and add any questions or requirements for
the Applicant to fill in as necessary.)
(School Name)
(School may insert any additional required text below regarding any further declarations deemed required by the school.)