Student Grant Program


The  Student  Grant Program provides students with the opportunity for funding towards personal and professional development.  Specifically,  this program is designed to help  students  enhance  their  skill sets to  align with their personal and professional  aspirations.    

Eligibility :
The program is open to all full-time SAITSA fee-paying members, including apprenticeship programs.  Required courses  for your programs that are  mandatory  for graduation are not eligible for the program.  

Students are eligible for a maximum of $500 per academic year. The reimbursement amount is dependent on the total reflected in submitted receipts and cannot exceed the original amount requested.  

**Please note:  the Student Grant Funding Program is available on a  first come first serve basis as this program has been known to exceed the  maximum number of applications.    

How it Works:  

    1. Please read the Student Grant Program Policies & Procedures as well as the Student Grant Program FAQ  before filling out the application form. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they know the criteria and guidelines for the grant before filling out an application form.
    2. Once reviewed,  complete the following form  (ideally up to a month before the conference/course/event date). All required fields must be properly filled in. Grant applications can only be filled  out by an individual applicant. Club/Group  applications are not permitted (Refer to Club Reimbursement Funding Program).  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applications are available online only.
    3. Applications are reviewed by the Executive Council on a regular basis; however, please allow up to 4 weeks to be notified of the Executive Council’s decision.
    4. Grant recipients are required to submit all receipts  within 30 days following the event, in addition to completing a  post-event feedback form  in  order to receive reimbursement. This information will be reviewed by the Executive Council . 

Click the Example Budget – Student Grant Program  to view an expense detail template.

Student Grant  Program Contact Information 
If you have any questions or require more information on the Student Grant Program, please feel free to call the SAITSA Main Office during regular office hours at 403-284-8036 or email your VP Academic at  

Ready to apply? Complete Student Grant Program application form