Bursary encourages future teachers to move north

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Students interested in teaching in Northern Alberta have until Oct. 15 to apply for a $16,000 bursary, money intended to help them with education expenses as they prepare for their career in teaching.

The Northern Student Teacher Bursary was created in 2009 to help attract and retain teachers in participating northern school divisions. In its inaugural offering 150 post-secondary students applied for the bursary, with 56 candidates receiving the $16,000 in funding.

The program is being offered again by Alberta Education and the Northern Alberta Development Council to support a second group of students through the bursary program for the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 school years.

To qualify for funding, candidates must be in their last two years of teacher preparation studies at a post-secondary institution in Canada and agree to live and work in the north for three years after graduating.

Applications information is available at www.benorth.ca.

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  1. This is a good idea. Why can’t we do this for some of the other occupations that we so desperately need.

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