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Bissett Bursary Program

Thanks to the generosity of Calgary philanthropist David Bissett, SAIT is able to offer full tuition annually to recent high school graduates who demonstrate financial need and an interest in continuing their education at SAIT.

The Bissett Bursary Program will cover tuition and mandatory fees for recipients while they attend SAIT (Universal Transit Pass, Student Association and SAIT Athletics memberships, and Student Health and Dental Coverage).

Once enrolled, SAIT will connect these students with academic coaches and mentors to support their academic success. Students' progress is monitored throughout the duration of their program. Students who maintain their grades through their first year of studies will be eligible for funding for the second year of their studies.

Selection and criteria

Students are chosen for the program based on:

  • demonstrated financial need,
  • community involvement,
  • career planning,
  • academic success in high school,
  • youth 25 and under,
  • no previous post-secondary education, current SAIT students are not eligible,
  • domestic applicant from Calgary, AB, and surrounding area,
  • interested in a SAIT program (apprenticeship not eligible).

Applications are accepted year-round but students are encouraged to apply early. Applications are reviewed on a regular basis. Please contact bissett.bursary@sait.ca with any questions.

Bissett Bursary program application form