ey kw'ás xwe'í! 

It's good that 

you're here.



There are a number of funding

opportunities for Indigenous students.


There are also Indigenous student programs

and supports at many BC universities.


*CLICK HERE*   for Education Planner BC Indigenous Resources including scholarships


*CLICK HERE*   to use the  Government of Canada Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool


Grade 11's:

Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Program - a week of travel and research exploration with full financial support!


Grade 12's:

The following scholarships are included in the Financial Awards program at Sardis Secondary. 

            Chilliwack Metis Association Bursary 

Indigenous Education Advisory Committee – Gwen Point Award 

Indigenous Education Advisory Committee Bursary 

Chilliwack Teacher's Association Indigenous Award 

Sto:Lo Nation Bursary 


The following are some of the scholarships are available online:


BC Aboriginal Child Care Society Mary Thomas Memorial ECE Scholarship (Indigenous student completing ECE program) 

BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Scholarship

BC Hydro Indigenous Scholarships and Bursaries  (First Nations or Indigenous permanent resident of BC)

BCAAFC First Citizens Fund (Registered Status Indian not eligible for band funding)

Cenovus Energy Scholarships for Indigenous Students (Reside in operating area)

Health Sciences Association Bursaries  (Indigenous students from BC)

Indigenous Forestry Scholarship Program  (Forestry technology or trades studies)

Inspire (First Nations, Inuit or Metis)

Irving K Barber Aboriginal Awards (First Nations, Inuit or Metis)

ḴEL,ḴELOŦEN ȻE S,ISTEW̱ Award  (Architecture or Engineering)

Ken Michel Memorial Scholarship for Carpentry  (Indigenous youth planning to study carpentry)

Nelson Scholarship for Indigenous Students (First Nations, Inuit or Metis)

New Relationship Trust (First Nations status or non-status member of a British Columbia First Nation community)

Nutrien Indigenous Youth Financial Management Award  (Indigenous youth apply to financial management studies)

Petro-Canada Award fr Indigenous Students (Reside in communities with Petro-Can sites)

RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Students (Status and non-status, Inuit or Metis)

SFU Scholarships for Canadian Ingigenous Students 

UBC Awards for Indigenous Students 

UFV Kihci Tepakohp Iskwew Entrance Scholarship (First Nations high school student enrolling in any program)

YVR ART Foundation  (Indigenous emerging artists)


Post-secondary Institutions also have specialized programs and scholarships for Indigenous students. Please look at their websites to take advantage of everything that is available!

Popular Links:

Indigenous Student Center
Indigenous Awards

Indigenous Portal
Aboriginal Student Awards
Nitep Teacher Education Program

Office for Aboriginal Peoples
Aboriginal Student Entrance Award


Other Funding Sources:

1.            Local Band Office

2.            Stó:Lō Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training (SASET)


Students studying in the United States can access Pell Grants and the Canada-US Fullbright Program.





Indigenous Services


British Columbia Institute of Technology

Indigenous Services

Lower Mainland

Camosun College

Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen – Centre for Indigenous Education & Community Connections


Capilano University

First Nations Student Services

North Vancouver

Coast Mountain College

Indigenous Resources – Student Support

Northwest BC

College of New Caledonia

Aboriginal Resource Centre

North/Central BC

College of the Rockies

Indigenous Education Services

East Kootenay

Douglas College

Aboriginal Student Services

Lower Mainland

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Aboriginal Program Office


Justice Institute of British Columbia

Aboriginal Student Services

Lower Mainland/Victoria/Kelowna

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Indigenous Services for Students

Lower Mainland

Langara College

Indigenous Education & Services


Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

Support Services


North Island College

Aboriginal Education Services

North Vancouver Island

Northern Lights College

Aboriginal Services

Peace Region

Okanagan College

Aboriginal Services


Royal Roads University

Indigenous Education and Student Services

Victoria/Vancouver Island

Selkirk College

Indigenous Services

West Kootenay

Simon Fraser University

Indigenous Student Centre

Lower Mainland

Thompson Rivers University

Indigenous TRU

Southern Interior

University of British Columbia

Aboriginal Portal (UBC-Vancouver)

First Nations House of Learning (UBC-Vancouver)

Aboriginal Programs & Services (UBC-Okanagan)


University of Fraser Valley


Fraser Valley

University of Northern British Columbia

First Nations Centre

Northern BC

University of Victoria

Indigenous Academic & Community Engagement


Vancouver Community College

Indigenous Education and Community Engagement

Lower Mainland/Vancouver

Vancouver Island University

Services for Aboriginal Students

Mid-Vancouver Island/Powell River