How it works

Endowments provide a sustainable, long-lasting resource that allows our students to access important scholarship funding for years to come. Since 2009, our endowment program has given over $26 million in scholarships.

These scholarships and bursaries play an important role in the success of more than 4,700 students at NAIT each year!

Making your donation

You can establish an endowment at NAIT by making a lump-sum donation of $25,000 or more. That amount will be held in a long-term investment account, and the interest accrued will go towards supporting a scholarship or bursary.

Endowments are a treasured resource. If you would like to start the process of establishing an endowment at NAIT, please get in touch with us.

Ellen Hughes and Elaine Betchinski

“I really, passionately believe in what NAIT does. NAIT provides a life-altering experience for students."

— Ellen Hughes and Elaine Betchinski, Endowment Donors

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Sep. 17, 2019

A family’s dream comes full circle

Scholarship recipient follows in mother’s footsteps

May. 28, 2018

Strong ties build community

NAIT alum Jason Gregor supports bursaries for next generation of radio talent.

Mar. 23, 2018

Endowment honours former dean

After Ellen Hughes retired, partner Elaine established scholarships to support the next generation of chefs and restaurateurs.