Other Scholarships for Aboriginal Students


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Links to Scholarships and Bursaries for Aboriginal Students
Irving K. Barber (April)

http://www.ikbbc.ca/web/aboriginal/apply
Makola (May)

http://makola.bc.ca/about/bursaries/
Indspire, Feb. 1 and June 1

https://secure.indspire.ca/


Other Scholarships for Aboriginal Students



YVR Art Foundation - 2016 Youth Scholarship and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship awards for BC First Nations artists

The YVR Art Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2016 Youth Scholarship and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship awards for BC First Nations artists. Each award is valued at $5,000. Up to eight YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarships and up to three Mid-Career Artist Scholarships will be awarded. In addition, scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for one year.

The deadline for applications is January 30th, 2016.
Eligible Applicants:
• Are of BC First Nations ancestry
• Reside in BC and are between the ages of 16 and 26
• Are emerging artists whose artwork reflects the art forms of the BC First Nations
• Have the goal of becoming a professional artist
• Are accepted to study with a mentor or at a formal institution of learning

Dr. Joseph and Rosalie Segal Award | Justice Institute of British Columbia

The Dr. Joseph and Dr. Rosalie Segal Award supports students studying counseling in trauma and child abuse; and, Aboriginal students.

Value: Five awards of $4,000 each are available annually.
Who Should Apply?

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Students pursuing programs in the subject area of counselling in trauma and child abuse OR Aboriginal learners pursuing careers in any JIBC program area

  • Demonstrate the impact your education will have on you and your community

  • Demonstrate the difference a Segal Award would make if received

Upcoming Deadline: April 2016

Download Application form: Application.pdf
If you are unable to submit the fillable form, you can print a copy and scan/email applications to financialaid@jibc.ca or mail to:

Financial Aid and Awards
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC
V3L 5T4
First Citizens Fund - Student Bursary Program
Objective: To provide financial assistance to eligible Aboriginal students enrolled in post-secondary education programs.

Number: Varies

Value: Maximum $2,000 per year
(Students receiving assistance from their Band or Tribal Council are eligible for a maximum of $700 per academic year.)

Criteria: Bursaries are available to assist Aboriginal post-secondary students that are normally a resident of BC and are attending a recognized university or college on a full-time basis.
Applicants for the bursary program must be registered in a minimum two-year academic program and must maintain an average of C+ or 2.5 GPA.
Bursary levels are determined by the financial needs of each student but the maximum bursary students can receive is $2,000 per academic year, and this is paid only after the receipt of official transcripts.
The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC), under contract with the Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women's Services, currently administers the Student Bursary Program.
BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres 
200 - 506 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1E6
Phone: 250 388-5522
Fax: 250 388-5502
Toll Free: 1-800-990-2432

Chief Joe Mathias BC Aboriginal Scholarship
Eligible applicants are members of a BC First Nation who are in financial need and demonstrate merit with respect to accessing post-secondary education including:

* Courses of study towards a degree, or a certificate or diploma, at an eligible post-secondary education institution; or

* Post-graduate studies in an eligible post-secondary educational institution.
Information:
Chief Joe Mathias BC Aboriginal Scholarship
c/o Deloitte & Touche
P.O. Box 49279, Four Bentall Centre
2100 - 1055 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC V7X 1P4

Hughes Aircraft of Canada Native / Indian Scholarship - Simon Fraser University
To a Native undergraduate student at Simon Fraser University.

Value: One award of $750

Eligibility: Native undergraduate student. High academic standing.
Preference given to students majoring in:
. Engineering science
. Computing science
. Mathematics
. Physics
. Business administration.
Full-time student at Simon Fraser University.

Deadline: The end of the second week of classes in a given semester.
Information: 
Financial Assistance
3017 Academic Quadrangle
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6


Phone: (604) 291-3892
Fax: (604)291-4722

Raytheon System's Canada Ltd. Scholarship for Native Students - Simon Fraser University

One award valued at $750

A Native undergraduate student with high academic standing at Simon Fraser University. Preference will be given to students majoring in Engineering Science, Computing Science, Mathematics, Physics or Business
Administration.

Apply to: 
Simon Fraser University, 
Student Services and Registrar
Burnaby, British Columbia
Tel: (604) 291-4356


Robert Allison Bursary for Non-Status Indians - Okanagan College
Description: Enables deserving students to begin or continue attendance at Okanagan University College.

Value: The annual income from a bequest may be divided or awarded to a single applicant at the discretion of the selection committee.

Eligibility: Native descent Applicant's circumstances make it necessary to be self-supporting. Available to students at any College Centre.

Duration: N/A.

Deadline: May 31 of each year

Information:

Financial Awards Office
Okanagan College
1000 KLO Road 
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8 
Tel: 250-762-5445 
Toll Free: 1-877-755-2266

Vicki Hitchen Memorial Scholarship - Okanagan College

If you are a member of the Adams Lake Indian Band, Neskonlith Indian Band, Little Shuwsap Indian Band, Spallumcheen Indian Band or Okanagan Indian Band and if you are planning to continue University or College education next year, you may wish to apply for the Vicki Hitchen Memorial Scholarship.
This is a $1,000 scholarship* available to an Aboriginal Canadian currently attending OUC. Applications are available from the Financial Awards Office, or at any OUC campus office.

*Amount may vary slightly depending upon interest actually earned by the endowment fund.

Information:

Financial Awards Office Okanagan College
1000 KLO Road 
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8 
Tel: 250-762-5445 
Toll Free: 1-877-755-2266
Interior Aboriginal Endowment Fund Award - Okanagan College

The Interior Aboriginal Endowment Fund Award has been established by the
Interior Aboriginal Business Services Society to provide annual awards for Aboriginal students. Recipients will be permanent residents of B.C. and will be enrolled full-time in any year of a degree, diploma or certificate program at any centre of OUC. Selection of the award recipient will be based on a combination of academic achievement and financial need, with emphasis on financial need.

Information:

Financial Awards Office Okanagan College
1000 KLO Road 
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8 
Tel: 250-762-5445 
Toll Free: 1-877-755-2266
McCarthy Tetrault Annual Scholarship - UNBC
One (1) valued at $750

Available to full-time First Nations student enrolled in Northern Advancement Program. Recipient must be resident of northern British Columbia as defined by UNBC Act.

For information on all UNBC 
Scholarships please contact:
Linda Roa, UNBC Financial Aid Office
3333 University Way, 
Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9


Bank of Montreal Aboriginal Scholarship - UNBC

One (1) valued at $1,500

Available to full-time First Nations student enrolled in Northern Advancemenmt Program. Recipient must be resident of northern British Columbia as defined by UNBC Act. Must have completed at least 60 credit hours towards Bachelor of Commerce degree.
For information on all UNBC 
Scholarships please contact:
Linda Roa, UNBC Financial Aid Office
3333 University Way, 
Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9

Canfor Corporation Scholarships - UNBC
Three (3) valued at $3,000

Must have completed at least 60 credit hours towards Natural Resources and Environmental Studies program. Preference to dependent relatives of Canfor employees or to First Nations students.
For information on all UNBC 
Scholarships please contact:
Linda Roa, UNBC Financial Aid Office
3333 University Way, 
Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9

Aboriginal Health Careers Program Scholarship

Deadline: May 1

Provides support for students who are pursuing accredited health studies leading to employment in the health professions and who have demonstrated the potential for academic success.
Eligible fields of study: medicine, nursing, dentistry, biology, chemistry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, clinical psychology, laboratory research and technology and any other health field in which a study of the hard sciences is a pre-requisite.
Indspire
Head Office
P.O. Box 759
2160 Fourth Line Rd.
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0
Toll free: 1-800-329-9780 
Phone: (416) 926-0775 
Fax: (416) 926-7554


Aboriginal Veterans' Scholarship Trust - Canada

For students engaged in fields of study that support and contribute to Aboriginal self-governance and economic self-reliance. For more information check out the web site Aboriginal Veterans Scholarship Trust.

Indspire
Head Office
P.O. Box 759
2160 Fourth Line Rd.
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0
Toll free: 1-800-329-9780 
Phone: (416) 926-0775 
Fax: (416) 926-7554


www.indspire.ca
Business, Sciences and General Education Program

Value: Varies from $1,000 to $8,000

Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-Status, Métis, Inuit) attending a Canadian Community College (CEGEP) or university 
(first year or returning students); registered in programs such as busieness, health sciences, new and advanced technologies (not limited to these). Priority is given to students enrolled in business and sciences.
Deadline: June 1
Indspire
Head Office
P.O. Box 759
2160 Fourth Line Rd.
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0
Toll free: 1-800-329-9780 
Phone: (416) 926-0775 
Fax: (416) 926-7554

www.indspire.ca

Diane Fowler Leblanc Aboriginal Social Work Scholarship - Indspire

Value: The amount of each scholarship is based on the individual needs of each candidate (tuition, course materials, living expenses, daycare, travel) up to a maximum of $10,000 per year for three or four years, depending on the institution's course requirements.

Eligibility: The scholarship is open to all Aboriginal people, including Métis, Inuit, and Status and Non-Status Indians, interested in studying at the Bachelor of Social Work level at a recognized educational institution in Canada.
Deadline: See website

Indspire
Head Office
P.O. Box 759
2160 Fourth Line Rd.
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0
Toll free: 1-800-329-9780 
Phone: (416) 926-0775 
Fax: (416) 926-7554

www.indspire.ca
Arts Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 31.


Value: Based on Budget needs. All areas related to the visual, performing, media, graphic and literary arts. Award decision based on merit of project, quality of raining and financial need. Art work samples will need to be sent with application.
Indspire
Head Office
P.O. Box 759
2160 Fourth Line Rd.
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0
Toll free: 1-800-329-9780 
Phone: (416) 926-0775 
Fax: (416) 926-7554

www.indspire.ca

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