Scholarships / Bursaries
Major Awards for BC First Nations Students
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).
Indspire Bursaries and Scholarships are available for Indigenous students across Canada. There are awards for all areas of study, from trades to health careers.
Indigenous Services Canada has as Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool. You can search for bursaries by keyword, location, program of study, or Indigenous group.
Indigenous students with disabilities can also locate supports and awards through the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society.
Students studying in the United States can access Pell Grants and the Canada-US Fullbright Program.
The Health Sciences Association (HSA) provides two $1500 bursaries to Indigenous students from BC who are continuing or proceeding in any HSA-related field.
The Urban Spirit Foundation provides secondary and post-secondary scholarships based on need and ability, to persons of Aboriginal descent who are pursuing post-secondary studies in fields that will help meet the specific needs of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis peoples and communities.