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Scholarships and Bursaries

FOR INDIGENOUS STUDENTS

Indigenous students are eligible to apply for all scholarships and bursaries in the district, in BC, and across Canada .  As well, there are provincial and national scholarships and bursaries intended specifically for students with Indigenous ancestry.

With thanks to the Indigenous community on the Sunshine Coast, each First Nations. Métis or Inuit student who wishes to receive and follow protocol to hold and care for an Eagle Feather or Métis Sash, is presented with the feather or sash at Graduation Ceremonies.   

 
School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast)

See our local resources for students

https://sd46.bc.ca/families-and-students/scholarships/

 

Transcript Request

https://sd46.bc.ca/families-and-students/transcript-request/

 

Provincial

New Relationship Trust Scholarships and Bursaries provide awards for BC First Nations Students from the diploma to the doctoral level of studies.

 http://www.newrelationshiptrust.ca/funding/for-students/

Irving K. Barber Indigenous Awards are open to all Indigenous students. Award amounts range from $1000 to $5000.

https://www.ikbbc.ca/indigenous-awards/about-this-award/

The First Citizens Fund provides financial assistance to Indigenous students enrolled in post-secondary education programs. Students may qualify for one of the two funding streams: $2,000 (based on financial need) or $700 (if receiving a living allowance from your Nation).

https://bcaafc.com/education/

Indigenous students with disabilities can also locate supports and awards through the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society.

 

http://www.bcands.bc.ca/links/grants-scholarships-bursaries/

 

The Health Sciences Association (HSA) provides two $1000 bursaries to Indigenous students from BC who are continuing or proceeding in any HSA-related field.

https://www.hsabc.org/member-benefits/scholarships-and-bursaries

BC Hydro Indigenous Scholarships and Bursaries 

https://www.bchydro.com/community/indigenous-relations/opportunities/individuals/donations_sponsorships.html

Canada Wide

New Relationship Trust 

http://www.newrelationshiptrust.ca/funding/for-students/

Eligible applicants must first have a confirmation letter from an authorized post-secondary institution.  “Scholarships are awarded at the Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate levels.  Check back in March 2020 for an update.” “Bursaries are awarded to students pursuing certificate, diploma, associate degree and trades programs. The call for NRTF applications and guidelines for the 2019-20 fiscal are now closed. IEY applications are available until funds exhausted.”

 

The Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of 688 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada.

https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1351185180120/1351685455328

Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

https://indspire.ca/programs/students/bursaries-scholarships/

https://indspirefunding.ca

 

OTHER RESOURCES
 Student Loans
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