Financial Aid

At Women Building Futures, we understand that pursuing change can come with financial challenges. With the generous support of our partners, we are able to offer WBF students financial supports during  their programs.  

For prospective students

If you are a prospective student looking for support in navigating student funding, contact and an advisor will be able to help you through the process.  

For current students & graduates

WBF has a variety of financial supports, scholarships and awards that are available based on achievement, academic excellence and financial need. Please see the full listing of our financial support offerings below. 

General financial aid 

Whether it’s covering tuition, supplies or helping with day-to-day living expenses and unexpected financial setbacks, our goal is to ensure our students are equipped with the essential resources they need to thrive in our programs.  

Specifically for the Journey to Trades and Construction Bootcamp programs in Alberta, WBF works closely with the Government of Alberta to support students through Alberta Works’ Foundational Learners Assistance program. This funding may also help students with additional financial support, such as income, childcare, health benefits and learning supply costs. Students in other programs have access to financial aid provided by our employer sponsors. 

If an individual is not eligible for this funding, WBF is able to support women in these programs through internal funding sources. Thanks to the support of our donors, WBF can provide a wide array of financial aid and scholarships designed to lift economic burdens for students taking any of our WBF programs.  


To learn more about your eligibility, please contact and one of our advisors will be able to support you through this process.  

Emergency funding

We have emergency funding available for students to access financial support for unforeseen circumstances while completing a program. If you are a current student and require emergency financial aid, please connect with your Class Lead for details.

Scholarships & Bursaries

WBF is pleased to offer financial support to our students and alumni as they continue to build and grow their careers. 

WBF Alumni, Career Advancement Scholarship 

Made possible through funding from the Government of Alberta, the WBF Alumni Career Advancement Scholarship is available to WBF alumni in Alberta who are continuing their education in programs that advance gender equality. These courses can include leadership, transition to renewable energy, apprenticeship completion, blue seal certification, micro-credentials or project management, for example. Eligible alumni could be awarded up to $3,000, depending on the type of course or credential. This scholarship is only available to Alberta residents. To apply for the WBF Alumni Career Advancement Scholarship, please download the application

For instructions on how to apply, download the WBF Alumni Scholarship application here.

John Vincett Responsible Care Award

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada is partnering with Women Building Futures to support Indigenous women by establishing the John Vincett Responsible Care Award. This award aims to empower Indigenous WBF students and alumni to continue their path of success in maintenance, construction and transportation. For more information and instructions on how to apply, please download the application.

For instructions on how to apply, download the John Vincett Responsible Care Award application here.

Journey to Trades Merit Award

The Journey to Trades Merit Award recognizes successful graduates of this program who exemplify WBF’s core values. Three awards of $500, $750 and $1,000 will be awarded to the top 3 selected applicants per Journey to Trades cohort.

For more information about this award, please contact the student funding advisor as or your class lead if you are a current Journey to Trades student.


To apply for a scholarship or bursary, or if you have any additional questions, please contact our team to discuss your eligibility by emailing