Indspire Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards for Indigenous Students. Deadline August 1st

Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards

Successful futures are created through hard work, creativity, and perseverance. Each one of us has a unique potential to achieve, and for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students, Indspire is here to help make that happen.
The first deadline for Indspire’s BBF:  Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards deadline is August 1, 2018. Indigenous students enrolled in full-time post-secondary programs or apprenticeship, skilled trades and technology programs for the 2018-2019 academic year are eligible to apply.
If you scroll to the bottom, below my email signature, you will find an email blast for your students, as well as a checklist of the 4 documents students are required to submit with their application.
Access the online application at Indspire’s website or by clicking APPLY HERE!
TheHow-to-Apply’ webinar, which takes you step-by-step through the online application form, is also available online or by clicking How-to-Apply.
Please encourage students to watch the webinar and to email with any questions.
Tina Styres
Tina Styres
Regional Representatives Program Coordinator
Box 5, Suite 100
50 Generations Drive
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
direct: 519-445-3036
1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747)
fax: 416.926.7554
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$3000 CGTrader Scholarships: Our life on a spaceship… Deadline December 14, 2018

CGTrader is the largest 3D model platform for computer graphics, virtual/augmented reality and gaming, backed by a strong professional designer community.

Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2018 challenge to win $3,000 for your education expenses. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

How to enter?

Write and submit an original essay on the topic “Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind”.

We want to encourage students to think about how life will change when people are confined to weightlessness in limited spaces. What devices will they use? How will their minds and languages change when notions taken for granted like ‘up’ and ‘down’ or ‘day’ and ‘night’ no longer make intuitive sense? How will their environment look, feel, and operate? Will social structures revert to those of our ancestors when people start living in smaller groups, again?


  • Write an essay on “Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind”
  • Essay length is 500-1000 words
  • Submit your essay via online form
  • Submission deadline – December 14, 2018
  • The winners will be announced January 4, 2019, on the CGTrader blog and notified directly via email provided upon the registration


  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • High school senior, undergraduate or graduate student
  • Enrolled full-time in an academic institution Jan 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018

Visit the website HERE for more information.

Helpful tips for a smooth start in university/college from Smooth Space Education!

Dr. Chris Erickson, Ph.D. Founder and Director of Smooth Space Education Inc.

First year can be, and often is, really overwhelming.

Drawing on the experience and expertise of both myself and a group of colleagues – all recognized as outstanding educators – we developed the framework for the Smooth Start workshop. Our work was directed by a central question:

“If you could go back and do it all over, what do you wish you knew?”

After considerable research, we identified the primary areas that trip students up and the methods to avoid those obstacles. The information was packaged into a six hour, one day format and the Smooth Start workshop was born.

We will be offering workshops beginning in the Spring of 2018.

For more information, CLICK HERE or see our website

Dr. Chris Erickson, Ph.D. Founder and Director
Smooth Space Education still has $935,500 worth of scholarship openings over the summer. Personal Budget template provided here.

Just because the school year is over doesn’t mean the scholarship opportunities stop. has $935,500 worth of scholarship openings over the summer.

We have created an Excel personal budget template for anyone to download, we hope this is a useful tool that will help students plan financially for post-secondary education:

$300 Vietnamese Culture Bursary: Deadline July 31, 2018

To preserve Vietnamese Culture and encourage post-secondary studies and volunteerism among Vietnamese students in the community, the Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Association in Surrey will grant bursaries to Vietnamese students who continue Post-Secondary studies and have history of volunteering in the community.


  1. Graduated from Grade 12 and will ontinue post-secondary studies
  2. Volunteer in the community
  3. Understand and speak basic conversational Vietnamese
  4. Must be Canadian or Permanent Resident

Application Process:

  1. Complete application form (see below)
  2. Provide Grade 12 Transcript or report card
  3. Letter of reference for your volunteering or contact information
  4. Letter of acceptance from your post-secondary institution
  5. Proof of your Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency

Mail complete application to:

Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Association

11365 Kendale Way

Delta, BC  V4C 3P8

For more information, you may email: or call Mr. Phan van Hop at 604.518.5167. For the application form, click HERE.

Deadline is July 27th, 2018

Best wishes,


Reminder: $500-$5000 Automotive Retailers Foundation Scholarships: Deadline June 30th

Please note: Students must be enrolled full-time for the year of the scholarship. For instance, applicants who apply in 2018 must be enrolled for the September 2018-2019 academic year.

In 2018, the following 7 awards are offered:

Bob Clarke Memorial                                                     $2,000

BC Auto Recyclers Bursary                                           $2,000 (quantity 2)

Scholarship – Automotive Trades Development              $2,000 (quantity 2)

Scholarship – Apprenticeship 2nd year                           $2,000

Scholarship – Apprenticeship 3rd year                            $2,000

Ed Coates Memorial Red Seal Trades Scholarship         $5,000

William (Willie) Freeburn Memorial Automotive Glass     $500     (quantity 2)

Here is the link to the outlines and application forms for the ARFI awards.

Deadline is June 30th.

Best wishes,