Scholarships and Bursaries 

NAIT supports over 4,000 students by awarding over $6 million in scholarships and bursaries each year.

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Tips for applying

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)

Personal information

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.

Essay questions / Community involvement resume

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.


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)

How to apply

  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. 

    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.

  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.

Your Personal Information

The following personal information will be requested from you, should you be awarded a scholarship or bursary from NAIT.

  1. Social Insurance Number (SIN): A SIN number is a unique nine-digit number that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) uses to identify you for tax purposes. You need it to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits.

  2. Individual Tax Number (ITN): An ITN is a unique nine-digit number that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) uses to identify you for tax purposes if you aren't eligible for a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

This information is required for tax purposes and to make sure that cheques are issued and processed correctly.

T4A Slip: A T4A slip is an official document for tax purposes. It provides the amount of funds a student has received in scholarships, bursaries, and awards from January to December of any given year. If you receive a scholarship or bursary from NAIT, you will be issued a T4A slip. 

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