A job in science or technology
and up to $20,000 to get you there

Continuing Education

Receive up to $20,000 for your studies. Many awards available for women. Apply today!

NorQuest is now accepting applications for the 1000Women4STEM award! Through the 1000 Women movement, NorQuest provides financial support valued up to $20,000 for women planning to enroll in the Energy Management, Machine Learning Analyst, or Environmental Technician diplomas. The 1000Women4STEM award includes the cost of tuition and provides additional financial support each academic year.

Don’t yet have the academic qualifications for admission into one of the 1000Women4STEM funded diploma programs? Apply for up $5,000 in academic upgrading bursary funding and start on your pathway to a STEM education and career today!

You don’t even have to wait to apply. Submit the one-page application form for financial support today and apply for the program after you’ve received a response.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Identify as a woman
  2. Planning to enroll as a full-time student in the Energy Management, Environmental Technician or Machine Learning Analyst programs
  3. Demonstrate financial need
  4. Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident
  5. Student cannot be receiving other sponsorship (grants or bursaries) that would cover tuition, books, and/or mandatory college fees (including but not limited to Learner Benefits, WCB, Aboriginal funding, Advancing Futures)
  6. Must participate in the STEM Scholarship Mentorship program once awarded the award

Application Process

We understand that financial help can play an important role when it comes to your studies. Apply for financial support first before applying for your diploma program. Don’t miss this opportunity to fund your education!

  1. Explore our three STEM diplomas: Energy Management, Environmental Technician, Machine Learning Analyst
  2. Review the eligibility criteria listed above
  3. Apply for the award today by submitting the one-page application form below
  4. Receive a response between 7 to 10 days after submitting your application and learn if you’re a recipient of the award
  5. After you’ve received a response, apply for one of our three STEM diplomas

Submit your award application today.

Women in STEM

Remember, regardless of whether there is space for you at the table, you can always flip the table over. You can always find another chair and you can always make space. Women belong in STEM and women are going to be the difference.

Sithara Fernando,
Program Chair, Environment & Energy Studies

There are many opportunities for women in STEM and the best part is that you don’t need a background in science to apply for the award or our three STEM diplomas. Our diplomas are designed for all educational backgrounds. The classroom learning and hands-on experience will give you the tools to become workforce-ready upon graduation.

Not sure which diploma is the best fit for you? We can help you find the right one. See our STEM programs.

Award details

Appications are now open! NorQuest has many bursaries available for women. Submit the application form today and apply for the program after you’ve received a response.

What does the award include?

The award is valued up to $20,000 and includes the cost of tuition as well as provides additional financial support each academic year.

Who can apply for the award?

Any woman planning on enrolling full-time in one of our three STEM diplomas should apply for the award! Please carefully review the eligibility criteria listed above as only eligible candidates will be considered as potential recipients. If you have any questions about your eligibility or believe you might be eligible in the future, please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more.

When will I receive my award funds?

The funds for the 1000Women4STEM award will be disbursed after the recipient has confirmed their enrolment in full-time studies in one of our Energy Management, Machine Learning Analyst, or Environmental Technician programs. The disbursements of funds will be on a per-term basis contingent on the award recipient maintaining a 2.0 GPA.

What is the cost to apply?

There is no cost to apply for the award but there is a fee to apply for the diploma program.


Scholarships and Bursaries

Room 1-204, Civic Employees Legacy Tower, Edmonton campus
awards@norquest.ca 780.644.6130