Advancing Futures Bursary

Funding and supports are available for youth who have been in care, as they pursue post-secondary studies and prepare for adulthood.

Services and information

New, returning and upgrading students can get information about the program, eligibility criteria, and how to apply for funding and support.

Professionals can access information to help students apply for Advancing Futures and request a presentation.

Students who are conditionally approved by Advancing Futures must complete several tasks to have their funding approved.

Students approved by Advancing Futures can find information about their program coordinator, finances, health benefits and other resources.

Invite a program coordinator to speak with your group about Advancing Futures, the support we offer youth in transition, and how to apply.

Find all Advancing Futures forms, including applications and supplementary documents.

Information and services for Advancing Futures students and their supports.

Reach the Advancing Futures team or connect with a program coordinator.

Important dates

Next application deadline: June 1, 2020

Application deadline information for the 2020/21 academic year: Advancing Futures will begin accepting applications for the 2020/21 academic year on March 15, 2020. The deadline to apply for funding for the 2020/21 academic year is June 1, 2020.

Spring course information submission for students currently supported by Advancing Futures: March 15, 2020.


Connect with the Advancing Futures program:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-415-0085
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-644-6905

Edmonton office/mailing address

3rd Floor, Sterling Place
9940 106 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2N2

Calgary office

Main Floor, Suite #100 Lancore Building
1021 10 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2R 0B7

Contact a program coordinator directly