Scholarships & Bursaries
Scholarships for BC First Nation Students
New Relationship Trust Fund
Post-Secondary scholarships are available to all First Nation students from BC who are planning on attending an accredited post-secondary institution on a full-time basis.Post-Secondary Bursaries are available to all First Nation students from BC who are planning on attending an accredited post-secondary institution on a full-time basis. Bursaries are awarded for: Trades, Certificates, and Diploma
General Bursaries and Scholarships for First Nation Students
National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award – Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF)
Eligibility for the National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award
- Be a Canadian resident of First Nation (Status or Non-Status), Métis or Inuit ancestry and between the ages of 19-35.
- Self-employed for a minimum of one year. Submit a 30-60 second video about you and your business.
RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program
The RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 to assist Aboriginal students to complete post-secondary education, and provide an opportunity for RBC to strengthen its relationship with the Aboriginal community. Selected students are awarded up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses. RBC awards 10 scholarships in two categories:
- For students majoring in disciplines related to the financial services industry
- For students majoring in disciplines unrelated to the financial services industry
We also consider scholarship recipients who are interested in careers in financial services for summer and post-graduate employment
The Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown Indigenous Scholarship Program
The Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown is proud to present our Indigenous* Scholarship Program in which – each year – one or more qualified and deserving Indigenous students will receive a two thousand dollar ($2,000) scholarship with which to pursue post-secondary education. The scholarship will be awarded to the student (or students) that best demonstrates – academic merit, financial need and a commitment to continuing education.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Aboriginal/ Indigenous student Currently enrolled or accepted in a post secondary school program
Indspire’s financial assistance program includes four components: Scholarships: based on academic merit; Bursaries: based on financial need; Awards: based on both academic merit and financial need Incentives: encourage students to stay in school or reward successful completion of each period of a program or final completion of a program To be eligible for Building Brighter Futures financial awards, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- be a Canadian Indigenous person;
be enrolled in an accredited institution such as: – an accredited education program; – an adult education program; – trades or trade-related training
BC Aboriginal Student Award
BC Aboriginal Student Award will be determined on a competitive basis to applicants who:
- Plan to study in a program with a minimum length of 9 weeks leading to a post-secondary credential;
- Are First Nations, Inuit or Metis (defined below);
- Are residents of British Columbia, defined as having had a primary residence at an address in the province for at least the past 12 consecutive months prior to the application deadline.
Canada Post Aboriginal Incentive Award
The Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards celebrate the hard work and determination of individuals of Aboriginal heritage who have embraced a renewed pursuit of learning. The awards are open to all Aboriginal Canadians who have been out of school for at least one year, who have since decided to return to an educational system, and who have been back at school for at least one full year
Heath Sciences Association bursaries for Aboriginal students
HSA provides two $1000 bursaries to Aboriginal students from BC who are continuing or proceeding in any HSA-related field.
Training and Employment Opportunities
Aboriginal Youth Internship Program
A 12-month paid internship for Aboriginal youth residing in B.C., age 29 and under. Interns are placed in provincial government ministries for nine months and then in Aboriginal organizations for the last three months of their internship. Managed by the Public Service Agency
Aboriginal Training and Employment Program (ATEP)
Helps unemployed Aboriginal people transition to sustainable employment through job-related training and support services. Managed by the Ministry of Advanced Education