Where to start
Aboriginal Learning Links: this website provides resources for Aboriginal learners wishing to pursue or continue college or university (post-secondary) studies in British Columbia
Scholarships and Bursaries:
Provided by: Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada$2,500(x3)
Scholarships are awarded once a year through a competitive process and decisions are made by the Children Aid Foundation of Canada’s Scholarship Award Committee. Scholarships for the 2018-19 school year ranged from $2,500 to $5,000.
To apply for a scholarship, students must submit the following documents:
- Online scholarship application
- Your latest academic (official or unofficial) transcript
- Child protection worker reference
- A current Crown (permanent) Ward, or have been a Crown (permanent) Ward for at least one year, or be eligible for Continued Care and Support for Youth
- Under 26 years of age at the start of their current school program, or under 30 years of age if they have received scholarship or bursary funding from the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada for the same program in previous years
- Registered at an accredited post-secondary institution as a full time student, or have full time status granted through an accommodation, for at least 2 semesters of the upcoming school year
Deadline: February 14th 2021, 11:59 PM EST
The BC Excellence scholarship is awarded to 55 well-rounded high school graduates who have demonstrated service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, and who show aptitude for and commitment to their chosen career paths.
If you would like to be considered for this Scholarship, please provide a one page essay on why you are the best candidate for the BC Excellence Scholarship and what you have accomplished through community service and leadership rolls both at your school and in your community. Completed essays must be submitted to your principal by the deadline date. The winning candidate will be notified in early February, in order to have time to complete the application package by February 28, 2021.
Deadline: Please see your school careers counsellor for specific deadline.
The successful applicants will be student-athletes who have balanced their achievements as badminton athletes with significant success as leaders and contributors to their community.
New scholarships will be posted Jan 2021
Gloria Barron Prize – $10 000
Provided by Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Applications open: January 13th, 2021
A Schulich leader is a student who has two out of the three requirements: academic excellence, leadership and financial need. They also must be going into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) at one of the 50 partnering universities. Schools can submit one nominee.
Deadline: January 27, 2021
Kin Canada Bursaries– $1000 (x 30)
Kin Canada Bursaries is a program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund. $1,000 bursaries are awarded to Canadian students from coast-to-coast who are pursuing post-secondary education.
Deadline: January 31st 2021, 11:59 PM EST
Scholarship and Bursary applications closing February 1st
The Louise Russo Youth Awards – $1,000 (x5)
Provided by: Women Against Violence Everyday
The Louise Russo Youth Awards recognize youth that exemplify the 3R’s – Respect, Responsibility and the Role of leadership through initiatives that reduce violence in their communities. The Award celebrates and honours the qualities that are important in making our communities a safe place to live, learn and play.
Applications open: February 17th, 2021
2021 RBC Indigenous Student Awards Program – up to $5000
This scholarship is intended to support indigenous students who have a minimum of 2 years remaining in post-secondary studies. Scholarship recipients are selected primarily on the basis of personal and academic achievements, and individual financial needs. Status, Non-Status, Inuit & Métis students are welcome to apply.
Application Deadline: February 28th, 2020
BCSTA will be awarding three graduating BC Public School students who have shown exemplary citizenship in their school and community with scholarships worth $500 each.
For more information click on the following link:
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Remax Quest for Excellence – $1,000 (x30)
Submit an essay which conveys your motivation, leadership and communication skills in connection with your community efforts.
Deadline: March 15, 2021
Are you a student or aspiring student and in need of financial assistance? At Hauer and Co. we understand that receiving an education is expensive, especially for Indigenous persons who may not have the financial support.
The Indigenous Bursary Program began in 2020. Our first $5,000 educational bursary was awarded to Chantal Serwatkewich, a Métis person studying medicine at the University of Calgary.
Applications for our second $5,000 educational bursary are now open.
Deadline: March 31, 2021.
Scholarship Program for Aboriginal Students – $5,000 (x5)
Husky Energy helps Indigenous students living in communities near its operations pursue post-secondary education. The Company also provides opportunities for work experience and professional development through the Indigenous Mentorship Program.
Applications open: March 18th, 2021
SFU Aboriginal Student Entrance Award – $2500.00
Grades must be 80%
- Community Reference Form completed and emailed by a community official who can speak to your involvement
- Documentation of your Aboriginal heritage: photocopy or scan of your Indian or Métis Card (front & back)
If you do not have a Métis or status card, please contact the program assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org (778) 782-5428 to discuss alternative options.
All Category C applications must be submitted directly to the organization by the date indicated by the organization.
All applications (from the SD42 Awards Booklet – categories A, B, D and E) to be submitted to the Career Centre.
Deadline: Vary depending on scholarship
Loran Scholar Award – multiple awards
The selection of a Loran Scholar is unique in its attention to a young person’s character. They believe that integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy are better indicators of overall potential than standard academic measures.
Deadline: October 22, 2020 (8:00pm Eastern Time)
Ken Michel Memorial Scholarship for Carpentry – $500 (x2)
Exclusive to Aboriginal students from BC who are interested in studying Carpentry at the post-secondary level.
Deadline: October 26, 2020
Health Sciences Canada Bursaries– $1500 (x2)
HSA provides two bursaries to Indigenous students from BC who are continuing or proceeding in any HSA-related field (I.e. Dentistry, Social Services & Health Careers).
Applications open: November 2020.
This scholarship is open to female students enrolled in any year of study in secondary school and who are contributing to their school’s leadership team or student council.
Applications open: November 11th, 2020
The TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are offered to students who, like TD, help support change, nurture progress and contribute to making the world a better place. Have you shown exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in your community?
Deadline: November 13, 2020
Scholarship Websites to Check Out:
- http://www.studentawards.com (Yconic)
- https://studentaidbc.ca/explore/grants-scholarships (Government Grants)
- http://www.scholarships.gc.ca/ (International Scholarships)