Sponsorship & Other Funding
|Funding for Indigenous Students|
The following funding options exist for Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis, or Inuit students:
|Funding for Apprenticeship Students|
You may qualify for assistance beyond EI while you take your training. Have a look at these options:
You may also want to visit the AlbertaTradesSecrets website to learn about funding and scholarships that may be available to you.
|Funding for Students with Disabilities|
|Students with disabilities may qualify for additional financial assistance through the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities, and/or the Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities. Some provinces also offer provincial grant funding.
To access any of these grants, you must first apply and qualify for student loan funding. For further details on how to apply, visit the student loan website for the province you reside in. A list of student loan websites is available at: www.lakelandcollege.ca/campus-life/financial-aid-and-awards/funding-your-education/government-student-loans/
If you are notified by student loans that you do not qualify for these grants, there may still be supports available to you. To inquire, please contact Accessibility Services at Lakeland College.
You may also want to check out the Scholarships for Students with Disabilities or Special Needs section of our External Awards Links page.
|Skill Upgrading and Work Retraining|
|Grant funding may be available to adults who require upgrading or basic training to get or keep a job. Residents of Alberta should inquire with their local Alberta Works or Alberta Supports Centre about funding options. For residents of Saskatchewan, the Provincial Training Allowance may be an option. Please note: High school students are not eligible for these programs.
If you current receive WCB benefits you may be eligible for assistance. Contact the WCB directly.
|Funding for Military Personnel and Their Families|
The Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund (CFPAF) administers a Student Line of Credit program (formerly known as the Education Assistance Loan Program) to meet the needs of the Canadian Forces Community in their pursuit of post-secondary education. For more information visit:
Veterans Affairs Canada administers a program called the Veterans' Education and Training Benefit, which will provide funding for college, university or technical education to Canadian Armed Forces Regular Force and Reserve Force Veterans with at least six years of military service. For more information visit:
Canada Company began in May 2006 and has become an influential voice advocating for our troops at home and abroad. One of its roles is to support children of deceased military members in achieving their post-secondary education goals. If you are a child of a decreased member of the military, you may qualify for funding through the Canada Company Scholarship Program or free tuition and services through Project Hero. For full details, visit: www.canadacompany.ca/en/2019/10/31/canada-company-our-programs-projects/
As of 2020, the Government of Alberta has made available the Alex Decoteau Award of Honour to Canadian Armed Forces members OR family members of Canadian Armed Forces Members who are deceased or were permanently disabled while serving (must be a spouse/common-law partner or child). The family member/applicant must be enrolled at public post-secondary institution in Alberta in a post-secondary program that leads to an academic credential. Up to 200 awards of $5000 each are available. Full details and application available at: studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships/alex-decoteau-award-of-honour/
|Canadian Cancer Society Financial Assistance Program|
|The Financial Assistance Program administered by the Canadian Cancer Society provides support to people in financial need for transportation and accommodation when travelling to and from treatment at cancer treatment facilities.
The amount of financial support available depends on: