Digital Trailblazer Alumni Fund

Funded by the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF), the Digital Trailblazer Alumni Fund was created to support graduates returning to SAIT to develop and build on their digital skills and expertise across multiple sectors. This award can only be applied towards a digital bootcamp, micro-credential or course through Continuing Education and Professional Studies. 

What is the value of the Digital Trailblazer Alumni Fund?

The award covers 80% of the value of the course.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Digital Trailblazer award, you must be:

  • a resident of Calgary, Alberta
  • a SAIT alumni entering a digital bootcamp, micro-credential or course offered at SAIT that is at least 30 hours in length.

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🚨 Not all courses are available throughout the year. Please check course availability on Continuing Education and Professional Studies before applying for the award.

The award code will be disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis. Recipients can only use the code once, and it cannot be combined with any other award codes for a single course.

Registration process

Before registering for a course, you must first verify your alumni status. Allow up to two business days to receive your discount code.

Verify my alumni status

Once you have received your discount code:

  1. Create a coned.sait.ca account if you don't already have one.
  2. Select your course, place it in the cart and check out.
  3. Enter the award discount code to access your award before inputting your credit card and completing the transaction. The award discount will be applied to the tuition, reducing the amount owing.

Level Up Alumni Awards

The Level Up Alumni Awards are a perk created just for you — a valued member of the SAIT alumni family. And because SAIT wants to partner with you on this journey, we have created two student awards offered exclusively to SAIT alumni.

There are two types of awards available for SAIT graduates:

🚨 We are currently accepting applications for the 2023/24 academic year.

SAIT graduates accepted into a certificate, diploma or degree program at SAIT can apply for a Level Up Alumni Award.

A limited number of awards are available and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

What is the value of the credit Level Up award?

  • $1,500 each for full-time students on entry to a certificate, diploma or degree program at SAIT.
  • $500 each for part-time students on entry to a certificate, diploma or degree program at SAIT.

How to apply for a credit Level Up award

Once accepted into a certificate, diploma or degree program, follow this award application process:

  1. Register for your classes.
  2. Log into mySAIT and go to the myStudent tab.
  3. Under the Finance information area, select Student Awards and Financial Aid.
  4. Select Apply for Student Awards, the aid year (July 2023 to June 2024) and the aid period (FYG).
  5. Select the Level Up application.
  6. Follow the prompts to complete and submit the application.

🚨 Funds for continuing education awards have been reached for this intake. Please revisit this page for future application information. 

SAIT graduates registering for a course through Continuing Education and Professional Studies are eligible to apply for a Level Up Alumni Award.  

These awards are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note, course availability varies and it is suggested you check for available courses in advance. 

Pro tip: If you are a Calgary resident and most interested in a digital bootcamp, micro-credential or course, be sure to apply for the Digital Trailblazer Alumni Fund first. You will be eligible to get up to 80% of the value of the course covered.

Frequently asked questions

All SAIT graduates who have received an official credential issued by SAIT following the successful completion of credit programs (certificate, diploma, degree), non-credit certificate programs and apprentice programs, are eligible to apply.

 

Please review award criteria to see full eligibility requirements.

For clarification on the difference between the various credentials issued by SAIT, please review SAIT Credentials

Digital Trailblazer Alumni Fund

So long as you have received a formal credential from SAIT, are living in Calgary, AB, with a permanent Calgary address at the time of application of the award, you are eligible to apply. 

Level Up Alumni Awards

All SAIT graduates who have received a formal credential from SAIT qualify for the Level Up Alumni Awards.

Please ensure you review all criteria of each award before applying.

No. There are a limited number of awards available. They are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while funds are available. 

It depends on which award you apply for.

The Digital Trailblazer Alumni Fund can be applied to a digital bootcamp, micro-credential or course offered through SAIT's Continuing Education and Professional Studies. The course must be at least 30 hours in length. Please review list of available course and their availability before applying for the award.

The Level Up Alumni Award covers all credentialed certificate, diploma or degree programs as well as all Continuing Education and Professional Studies courses, including micro-credentials, badges or other stackable components. 

SAIT intends to continue this student awards program for alumni in the future, provided funding is available.

To avoid disappointment, we suggest that you research courses and their availability ahead of time and apply the code immediately once you receive it.

Unfortunately, discount codes cannot be applied to a continuing education course you've started or completed.

If you wish to apply a discount to an eligible continuing education course you've already registered for but have yet to start, you'll need to drop the course and re-register if a seat is still available to apply the discount. Note that there is a $50 administration fee for dropping the course, and there is no way to guarantee a course seat or section once you've dropped the course.

A discount code cannot be combined with other award codes; recipients can only use the code once for a single course.

It depends on which award you're applying for.

Digital Trailblazer Alumni Fund

The Digital Trailblazer Alumni Fund discount code can only be used once. Once you have received and applied the discount code, you cannot apply again.

Level Up Alumni Awards

The credit certificate, diploma or degree Level Up Alumni Awards are awarded upon entrance to your program, which may or may not run for more than a calendar year. You can apply for the credit award once during the program. To gain access to the application form, you must be registered in your courses.

The Continuing Education (or non-credit) Level Up Alumni Awards are available once per academic year, and alumni can apply for an award once every academic year.

 

When you register and pay for courses and programs at SAIT, you will be issued a T2202 and/or a T4A slip which you can use on your tax return (if applicable). The receipts are released on the last day of February each year for the previous tax year. You can access them from your mySAIT account.

Learn more about tax receipts.

Supporting the re-skilling of your alumni family is easy.

You can make a donation online or purchase products through SAIT's affinity partnerships that help deliver alumni services and resources.

Thank you — these awards have been made possible by:

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Questions?

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