Scholarships and Bursaries 

How to apply for an award

NAIT supports over 4,000 students by awarding over $6 million in scholarships and bursaries each year. Explore all scholarships and bursaries. If you are a future or current NAIT student, follow these steps to apply for award funding.

  1. NAIT's Scholarship and Bursary system will:
    • determine if you meet the minimum criteria to apply for scholarships/bursaries.
    • determine the application period during which you must apply (see our Deadlines page for an explanation of all the application periods).
  2. If you meet the minimum criteria to apply, NAIT's Scholarship and Bursary system will automatically update your MyNAIT Portal with an online application form. This will only happen on the start of your application period. The online application form will be accessible on your MyNAIT Portal Dashboard, under the "My Tasks" bar on your homepage. 
  3. Click on the scholarships/bursaries application link under "My Tasks" and fill out your application.
  4. Before completing your application, we recommend you review and follow the  how to apply for student awards (pdf). This will help you complete the application as you are required to complete all sections. 
  5. At each step of the application process, you will be asked to confirm or provide information about yourself in order to determine your eligibility for NAIT Scholarships and/or Bursaries.
  6. Based on the information you provide, the system will generate a list of all awards for which you meet the criteria.
  7. Some awards may require an essay submission or additional documentation to be uploaded to the application (ex. Community Involvement Resume). 
  8. Your application will be submitted to each award on your list with a status of "Ready to Submit", once you submit your application. 
  9. Submit your application by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

My Tasks

A "My Tasks" bar will only appear if you have an outstanding task for eligible scholarships. You may not be able to see your "My Tasks" bar until the application has been assigned to your MyNAIT Portal.

If you're a Business Administration student that has completed 8 - 10 courses in levels 1 and 2, you will have to declare your emphasis or specialization to be eligible for some scholarships. Email to properly declare the program you're in.

What to do if you receive a scholarship or bursary

You will be notified via e-letter in your MyNAIT portal if you are the successful award recipient. Before you go celebrate, you will need to accept your award before the deadline so you can receive the award funds.

Accepting your award

Tips for a successful award application

All funding applications are done online in the Student Portal. You will be able to save your progress and return to the application at any point during the application process. Have questions about the application process?  Reach out to the Student Awards office at

Know your deadlines

It takes time to get all the required information and documents together; it is important for you to prepare well in advance. Late applications will not be accepted.

Read instructions carefully

The online application form contains detailed instructions at each step to help you through the application process.

Learn how to apply for student awards at NAIT (pdf)

Make sure your personal information is correct

The online application form determines your eligibility for specific awards based on your personal information. If your information is not accurate, you may not be considered for certain awards.

Answer essay questions thoroughly and give specific examples

Provide all the information requested, especially for essay questions. When writing essays, speak to each point required in the essay question, and give specific examples whenever possible.

Tip: How-to create a Community Involvement Resume

Pay attention to details

Your application will be evaluated based on the information you provide. Please be specific and thorough so that your application may be fully considered.

Proofread your application before submitting

The quality of your writing is more important than the quantity of your writing. Proofread the written portions of your application for spelling and grammar errors.

Learn how to apply for student awards (PDF)

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