Apprenticeship Awards & Scholarships

Red Deer College's Annual Online Awards & Scholarships Application

What is it?

By completing this application and two safety assessments you are applying for all RDC apprenticeship awards.

How do I apply?

Complete the Annual Online Awards & Scholarships Application.  Click here for instructions.

When should I apply?

The application is available December 1st - May 31st annually.  

Award winners will be notified throughout the summer months.  Be sure to keep your contact information (email, phone, mailing address) up-to-date with RDC to ensure you do not miss out on any scholarship notifications!


Trade Secrets - Apprentice & Occupational Trainee Scholarships

What is it?

Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training provides over 370 scholarships of $1,000 annually.  Complete one annual application to be considered for all of these opportunities!

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee
  • Must be an Alberta resident (as defined by Alberta Scholarship Program - click here for residency requirements)
  • Must be an Alberta apprentice
  • Must have attended and passed a period of technical training in the current academic year (ie. July 2016 - June 2017)
  • Must have at least one more period of technical training remaining in your program (ie. apprentices completing their final level of training are not eligible)

How do I apply? 

Print the application from  Select the Financial Assistance tab, click on Scholarships from the sidebar, then choose the Apprentice & Occupational Trainee Scholarship.  You must mail your application to the address provided on your form by the application deadline (ie. The post-mark must be June 30th or prior).

When should I apply? 

Applications become available online every spring. The annual deadline to apply is June 30th.  


When will I find out if I am selected for a scholarship? 
Award recipients are notified via mail by November 1st. 

Where can I get more information? 
Tradesecrets website
Apprenticeship & Industry Training phone service:  1-800-248-4823
Apprenticeship & Industry Training:  First Red Deer Place (ATB Financial Building) 3rd Floor, 4911 - 51 St, Red Deer


External Scholarship Opportunities



Student Funding & Awards Office
Room 1102 | RDC
Box 5005 - 100 College Blvd, Red Deer, AB  T4N 5H5
t: 403.342.3254 | f: 403.342.3262 | e: financialaid [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca