Indigenous Awards

Helping Indigenous* Students Succeed

The Society offers three Award programs for students pursuing post-secondary education in BC. They are available to students who identify as Indigenous, defined as First Nations (status or Non-Status), M├ętis or Inuit. All are renewable in order to provide sustained funding over multiple years.

*In September of 2018, the Society discontinued the use of the term “Aboriginal”, and adopted the more generally accepted term of “Indigenous” for its First Nations, Metis and Inuit focused programs.

What You Should Know

Applications for the 2019/2020 school year are now CLOSED; the deadline for submissions was March 31, 2019.

Student Award
$1000-$2500 (multi-year) for students pursuing trades training, apprenticeships, diplomas, certificates or undergraduate degrees.

Masters/Doctoral Studies Award
$5,000 (multi-year) for students pursuing Masters or Doctoral studies.

Teacher Education Award
$5,000 (multi-year) for students pursuing a teaching certificate.

Am I Eligible?