CILLDI Summer School Bursary Program

There are a few funding sources available to help students attend CILLDI. We strongly encourage you to contact your band's Educational Office or your Treaty/Tribal office for financial assistance in the first instance. Many of you may still be eligible for funding within your own community or workplace. However, in case you are an individual who is ineligible for financial assistance because you are not affiliated with a band or settlement, because you live off reserve, because you aren’t registered in a full-time degree program, or because you have already received the maximum level of funding available through your band or settlement office, there are a few bursary programs for which you might be eligible.


U of A Provost Bursary for CILLDI Students

The University of Alberta's Provost Office assists CILLDI in sponsoring bursaries to support individuals interested in pursuing courses at CILLDI. U of A Provost Bursary applicants must complete the application form and submit it with 2 letters of support from members of their community (such as an education or culture director, tribal chief or councilor, Métis chair/president, tribal college personnel, Elder). Only a limited number of these bursaries are available. The CILLDI Provost Bursaries will cover room and board in St. Joseph's Residence Hall during the Institute, along with tuition for two CILLDI courses.  Note that these bursaries do not cover travel costs.  To apply for the Provost Bursary, fill out the 2013 Bursary Application Form. If you can't download the form, please contact the CILLDI Office and a copy will be mailed to you. Successful applicants will likely be working towards the Community Linguist Certificate or the proposed Indigenous Languages Instructor Certificate or will already be working in their home community as an endangered language activist.


Enbridge Indigenous Language Leadership Award

For a third year, Enbridge is offering awards of $2500 to support students at the CILLDI Summer School. These awards are available to members of communities in the Treaty 6, 7 and 8 areas. Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor of Education degree and who are working in the area of Indigenous languages education. Students cannot hold both a CILLDI bursary and an Enbridge award for the same year. 

The individuals who receive the Enbridge Indigenous Language Leadership Award are committed to Indigenous Language Education.  Learn more about their story here


Government of Alberta Bursary: "Languages in Teacher Education Scholarship"

Teachers of languages other than English who are planning to take a summer program of at least four weeks duration in a language/language teaching methodology other than English may be eligible for the Language Teacher Bursary program.

Bursary recipients will be chosen by a selection committee, with decisions based on the applicant's statement of program, course rigour, school authority endorsement and the potential benefit for both the teacher and the school authority. Every effort will be made  to represent various grade levels and languages from across Alberta. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by mid-April 2013.

Please see the Alberta government website for more information about this $2,500 scholarship program. Teachers are reminded to meet their school authority procedures and deadlines.  The school authority must mail its endorsement, along  with the teacher’s application package. The deadline is usually in February. Please contact the Faculty of Education for more information. You may also contact Christina Bexte at Alberta Ed.

Christina Bexte
Program Manager, International Languages
Curriculum Branch, Alberta Education
8th floor, 44 Capital Boulevard
10044 108 Street NW
Edmonton, AB, T5J 5E6

TEL: (780) 422-3216

FAX: (780) 422-3745

Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) Web site