Bursaries & Awards

Aboriginal Canada Portal Website



A resource website that has a search engine. Type “scholarships” and you will get direct links to over 400 websites that offer funding opportunities.
www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp

Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool



The Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of more than 680 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada, offered by governments, universities and colleges, private and public companies, individual Canadians, organizations and others. Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool is administered by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
www.aandc.gc.ca/bursaries

Aboriginal Learning Links

Post-secondary resource listing scholarships, grants and bursaries.
www.aboriginallearning.ca/resources

Aboriginal Nursing: TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund

The TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund will support First Nation Status or Non-status, Inuit or Métis nurses at the Bachelor, Master’s, PhD and Nurse Practitioner levels. This fund aims to support Canadian Aboriginal nursing students who intend to practice nursing preferably in Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal health settings or any health settings.
Deadline: March 31
http://cnf-fiic.ca (See under tab “What We Do”)

Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada

Various awards for aboriginal students listed.

Further Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada Information:
56 Sparks Street – Suite 502
Ottawa, ON K1P 5A9
Tel: (613) 724-4677
Toll Free: 1-866-724-3049
Fax: (613) 724-4718
Email: information@anac.on.ca
www.anac.on.cap

Aboriginal Scholarship/Bursary Guide

AMMSA-Aboriginal MultiMedia Society provides a listing of Aboriginal scholarships and bursaries.
www.ammsa.com

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

www.naaf.ca

BC Aboriginal Student Award

BC Aboriginal Student Awards (BCASA) support gaining access to postsecondary education. Applicants must apply for an initial BCASA award before the second year of any eligible program of study. Awards of $1000 $3500 are available to Aboriginal students enrolled in postsecondary studies of at least nine weeks long.

Application for this award includes: a brief history and outline of education and career goals; supporting evidence of Aboriginal ancestry from an individual, a band or a recognized Aboriginal organization; evidence of community service either Aboriginal or other; proof of acceptance into an eligible program of study; and evidence of financial need (optional). Application and documentation due no later than May 15th.

Apply to:
Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society
c/o The Victoria Foundation
#109 – 645 Fort St.
Victoria, BC V8W 1G2
Phone: (250) 381-5532
Fax: (250) 480-1129
Email: info@bcscholarship.ca
www.bcscholarship.ca/web

Institute for Aboriginal Health
#4002194 Health Sciences Mall
Instructional Resource Centre
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z3
Tel (604) 827-5464
Toll Free Number 1-866-880-5464
Fax (604) 822-6612
Email: lindaday@interchange.ubc.ca
www.iah.ubc.ca

BC Hydro – Aboriginal Peoples

Eight $1,000 scholarships are offered to individuals who are status/non status
Indians, Inuit or Métis and are residents of B.C. and who plan to enroll in a fulltime public postsecondary institution in B.C. or who are attending a fulltime public postsecondary institution in B.C. in any field of study. In addition, one student will be honoured with the $2,000 Randy Brant Memorial Scholarship based on a combination of academic achievement and outstanding community involvement. No essay is required.
Application deadline is April 3rd.

Apply to:
Aboriginal Scholarship Program
B.C.Hydro Outreach Programs Scholarships
16th Floor, 333 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC V68 5R3
Tel:(604) 623-3617
www.bchydro.com/community

BC Ministry of Community, Aboriginal& Women’s Services First

The First Citizens Fund Student Bursary Program provides financial assistance to Aboriginal students enrolled in postsecondary education programs. Students of Aboriginal ancestry who are ordinarily resident in British Columbia and registered fulltime in a postsecondary program of two or more years duration can apply. Students must demonstrate financial need and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA (grade point average) or C+ grade equivalent in order to qualify. The program supports undergraduate and graduate students in degree programs, and students in two year diploma or certificate programs.

Bursaries are also available to students with disabilities who may need a longer period of time to complete their education. Please contact the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centers or visit their website for application details. Application deadline is May 27th.

Apply to:
BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centers
200 506 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1E6
Tel: 250 388-5522
Toll Free: 1-800-990-2432
Fax: 250 388-5502
Email: info@bcaafc.com
www.bcaafc.com

Calverly Estate Scholarship Fund

Scholarships in the amounts of $300 and $500 will be awarded to nonstatus Aboriginal applicants who have been BC residents for the last six months and are active members of the United Native Nations local in their area (or be active in their individual community toward the betterment of Aboriginal peoples). Submit application form with school transcript, a letter of recommendation (from UNN Local President, Chief, Council, Band Manager, school counselor, teacher or principal), a personal profile, a letter stating career goals, personal traits/characteristics and involvement with UNN.

The grant will be made biannually the 2nd week of December and the 2nd week of August.

Apply to:
United Native Nations
110425 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6E3
Tel: (604) 688-1821
Fax: (604) 688-1823
Toll Free: 1-800-555-9756
Email: anne@unns.bc.ca
www.unns.bc.ca

Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards

www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/assets/pdf/aboutus/

Canadian Nurses Foundation

http://cnf-fiic.ca/what-we-do/scholarships-and-bursaries

CHCI Scholarship and Bursary Programs

Bursaries are available to assist students of Aboriginal ancestry who wish to pursue educational opportunities leading to careers in health professions. Candidates must be Canadian citizens of Aboriginal ancestry who have resided in British Columbia for the last 12 months. Candidates must demonstrate financial need and be acceptable for enrolment in a professional health careers program. A professional health careers program is a post-secondary program in a federally recognized college or university that provides a degree or diploma qualifying graduates for employment in an accredited health career professions, such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, health administration or traditional medicine.

Apply to:
First Nations Chiefs’ Health Committee
#620-100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2
Tel: (604) 913-2080 Ext.27 or 1-866-913-0033
Fax: (604) 980-2081
E-mail: tfrasert@fnchc.ca

Chief Joe Matthias BC Aboriginal Scholarship Fund

In order to be eligible a student must be a member of a BC First Nation; show financial need and demonstrable merit; be a current student of a postsecondary institution working towards a degree, certificate or diploma.

Apply to:
Chief Joe Matthias British Columbia Aboriginal Scholarship Fund
c/o P.O. Box 49279
28001055 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC V7X 1P4
Tel: (604) 640-4921
Email marnell@deloitte.ca (Melissa Arnell)
www.fnesc.ca/current_issues/scholarships

First Citizens Fund – Student Bursary Program

The First Citizens Fund Student Bursary Program provides financial assistance to Aboriginal students enrolled in postsecondary education programs. Students of Aboriginal ancestry who are ordinarily resident in British Columbia and registered fulltime in a postsecondary program of two or more years duration can apply.

Students must demonstrate financial need and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA (grade point average) or C+ grade equivalent in order to qualify. The program supports undergraduate and graduate students in degree programs, and students in two-year diploma or certificate programs.

Bursaries are also available to students with disabilities who may need a longer period of time to complete their education.

Contact
BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
3200 – 506 Fort Street
Victoria, BC v8W 1E6
Tel: (250) 388-5522
Fax: (250) 388-5502
www.bcaafc.com/content

First Nations Education Steering Committee

www.fnesc.ca

Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY)

FAAY is the scholarship program operated by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB).

Corporate sponsors who support FAAY will award over $225,000 in scholarships and bursaries to Aboriginal (Status, Non-Status, Metis and Inuit). To qualify for a scholarship, students must be enrolled in a Canadian university, college or technical institute. There is no age restriction for postsecondary students.

Scholarships and bursaries are awarded on a national basis and are based on specific criteria, including contributions to the community, academic performance, career goals plus leadershiprole model qualities. Application deadline is October 14th.

Apply to:
Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY)
c/o CCAB
204A St. George St.
Coach House, Main Floor
Toronto, ON M5R 2N5
Tel: (416) 961-8663
Ext.227 Fax: (416) 961-3995
Email: faayinfo@ccab.com
www.aboriginalcancp

Health Sciences Association of B.C. Aboriginal Bursary Award

One bursary of $500.This bursary is open to Aboriginal students who are continuing or proceeding in any HSA field leading to a recognized certificate, degree or diploma at any college, university or other postsecondary educational institution. Primary consideration is given to residents of British Columbia attending a Canadian postsecondary educational institution. The bursary is based on a combination of scholastic merit, financial need and commitment to pursuing education in a related field. Previous scholarship or bursary winners are ineligible. The application deadline is late February.

Apply to:
Health Sciences Association of B.C. Office
Suite 300 5118 Joyce Street
Vancouver, BC V5R 4H1
Tel: (604) 439-0994
Toll Free: 1-800-663-2017
Fax: (604) 439-0976
Toll Free: 1-800-663-6119
www.hsabc.org

Health Sciences Association

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

Helen Basset Commemorative Student Scholarships

Four awards of $1,000 are available to Aboriginal women. To be eligible for the award, you must be pursuing post-secondary studies or just completing your studies, be under 30 years of age and must demonstrate commitment to improving the situation of Aboriginal women and youth in Canada politically, culturally, economically or otherwise.

The 2014 application will be available on their website in April and deadline will be sometime in July.

Apply to:
Native Women’s Association of Canada, Youth Intervener
1292 Wellington St
Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A9
Tel: (613) 722-3033 ext 230
E-mail: bjones@nwac.ca
http://nautsamawt.org/do-3/education/scholarships-bursaries

Indspire

Indspire (Formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation) has evolved into the largest non-governmental funding body for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis post-secondary students across Canada. Bursary and scholarship awards are provided to First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students annual Download applications here: http://indspire.ca/applications.

Mail completed forms to:
Indspire
Post Secondary Education Department
Suite 100 – 50 Generations Drive
Ohsweken, Ontario N0A 1M0
http://indspire.ca/scholarships

University of British Columbia

www.nursing.ubc.ca/Research

University of Northern British Columbia

www.unbc.ca/financial-aid

Vancouver Island University

www2.viu.ca/financialaid