2017 CILLDI BURSARY APPLICATION FORM - Deadline May 26, 2017

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This bursary program is intended to support individuals and communities in the teaching of the Indigenous languages of Alberta. Recipients will receive opportunities to develop their expertise in second language teaching, curriculum and assessment, program planning and the integration of Indigenous cultures and languages. These awards will supply tools to Indigenous language instructors and teachers so that they can better promote, protect, practice, and pass on their language.

This new bursary program is being funded by the First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) Education Division, Alberta Education, Government of Alberta and will support individuals pursuing Indigenous Languages Education courses in Elementary Education at CILLDI Summer School. Bursaries are intended for students registered in two 3-credit EDEL courses (one in Block I and one in Block II). Applicants must submit a letter of support from a member of their community (Application Process below) and fill out pages 2, 3, and 4. The deadline date for submission is May 26, 2017.

The Bursary will cover:

  • University of Alberta Open Studies Application Fee (if necessary)
  • Tuition for two 3-credit courses
  • A meal plan at St. Joseph’s College
  • On-Campus Accommodation at St. Joseph’s Men’s Residence Hall OR an $800 housing stipend for students who chose to stay elsewhere (e.g. Schäffer Hall, Campus Towers, etc.)

Note: Travel and parking expenses will not be covered by the bursary. Also note, the University of Alberta can support a limited number of students - take care to fill out this application form accurately and completely.

Application Process:

Submit this completed application form (pages 2, 3, 4) and a letter of support as outlined on page 4. The letter of support must come from a member of your community (such as an education or culture director, tribal chief or councilor, Métis chair/president, tribal college personnel, or Elder). This letter of support should focus on your commitment to the work you are doing or hope to do related to Indigenous Language education. 

We will not consider applications that do not have the letter of support.

Deadline: May 26, 2017




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