AFKA Bursary

This bursary is designed to help in continuing education in a college,
university, vocational institution or other special educational pursuits.
A minimum of two bursaries will be awarded annually, depending on
availability of funds.

AFKA Bursary Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a foster, former foster, adopted, or a biological child of a licensed foster or a *kinship caregiver or a child currently placed with or formerly placed with a kinship caregiver.
  • Foster or *kinship caregiver(s) must be in good standing with the AFKA. (Current Membership)

    *Kinship Caregiver for the purposes of this application refers to a kinship caregiver who is an approved placement provider.


  • Download and complete application package 
    (2021 application available January 2021)
  • Email completed application to:
  • Or mail to:
    • Alberta Foster and Kinship Association
      303, 9488 – 51 Avenue NW
      Edmonton, AB T6E 5A6



Bursary Applications must be postmarked on or before June 1st.

Email submissions must be received by: 11:59PM pm June 1st.

Award recipients will be notified on or before July 1st.

Check back in January 2021 for the AFKA’s 2021 Bursary Application.


Other NON-AFKA Bursarys

“Funding and supports are available for youth who have been in care, as they pursue post-secondary studies and prepare for adulthood…

…Advancing Futures is a transitional support program for current and former youth in government care aged 18 to 24. The program provides social and emotional supports and funding to eligible students while they pursue post-secondary studies.”