The Pharmacy Student Bursary is a return service bursary of $6,000 or $12,000 per year for a maximum of 4 years of the pharmacy program. It is an incentive to encourage Alberta pharmacy students to live and work in northern Alberta upon graduation.
The Pharmacy Bursary is non-repayable if you agree to live and work in the north. Your return service is one year of full time employment in your field of studies for each year of bursary support received.
You may receive a Pharmacy Student Bursary if you:
- Have been a resident of Alberta for 12 consecutive months before the start of your program
- Are enrolled in a four-year pharmacy degree program leading to a BSc in Pharmacy program designated for provincial funding
- Plan to live and work in northern Alberta upon completion of your studies and sign a return service contract
- Are not in default of a provincial student loan
Return Service Commitment
Selected recipients sign a return service contract with Alberta Advanced Education.
The $6,000 option: live and work anywhere in northern Alberta
If you are eligible for this bursary, you will receive $6,000 per year. Upon completion of your program, you agree to work and live anywhere in northern Alberta (one year for each $6,000 bursary).
The $12,000 option: live and work in a specific region or community in northern Alberta
Using the Bursary Partnership Application completed by you and your sponsor, you may receive $12,000 per year ($6,000 per year from the NADC and another $6,000 per year from the sponsor). Upon completion of your program, you agree to live and work in the area specified by your sponsor (one year for each $12,000 bursary).