BC Scholarship Society
The Society offers Indigenous Award programs for students pursuing post-secondary education in BC. They are available to students who identify as Indigenous – First Nations (Status or Non-Status), Métis or Inuit. All are renewable in order to provide sustained funding over multiple years.
Indigenous Student Awards: $1000-$5000 (renewable annually) for students pursuing trades training, apprenticeship, diploma, certificates, degree or post-degree programs.
For eligibility requirements and to apply, visit: BC Scholarship Society Indigenous Awards
Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures
Since 1996, Indspire has provided over $190 million in financial support through more than 59,000 bursaries, scholarships and awards to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. All Building Brighter Futures donations are matched by the Government of Canada allowing Indspire to double the impact for students.
The Teck Scholarship offers six, $2,000 scholarships to students entering College of the Rockies in the Heavy Mechanical or Electrician Foundation program in the fall or winter semester. These scholarships will be awarded to two female students, two Ktunaxa Nation members and two other students in either program.
Applications open February 1 and close March 31, 2023.
Complete the Teck Scholarship Application Form and submit to the Financial Aid and Awards office.
Applications are now open. Deadline to apply: February 28, 2023
Ujamaa Bursary Online Application form
“Ujamaa is a Swahili word for ‘cooperative or collective economics.’ It can also be used to define ‘community’, or it can be a neutral term when describing something communal e.g. brotherhood, sisterhood.
Ujamaa is one of the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa (Nguzo Saba). Kwanzaa is such a significant and symbolic holiday for the African and the Black community as it is a chance for us to celebrate ourselves, our unique history and our culture, hence it being a perfect fit for the bursary as well as its introduction during Black History Month.” – Michelle Chan, BBA, Black History Month coordinator – 2021
Amount: College of the Rockies Faculty Association (CORFA) offers $1500 to be split between up to three applicants to be applied to any education-related or living expense. This bursary is available in the fall semester.
Eligibility: The student must be a member of the Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC) Community. Student must have attended classes at the College for at least one semester (on a full or part-time basis) and plan to attend classes at the College in the following semester. Students from ALL program areas are eligible to apply. This bursary is open to both International and Domestic Students.
Selection: Demonstrated commitment to furthering their education. Student must submit a short essay (up to 300 words) stating how this award will benefit them and their community. If there are multiple qualified applicants, grades may be used to determine the recipients.
There are many sources of funding for scholarships and bursaries. We encourage you to go online and search for awards offered for your program and in your region.
To get you started, we recommend using the Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool.