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Here are some links for available Scholarships, Bursaries, and Post-Secondary Funding opportunities for Indigenous Heritage Students.

Aboriginal Learning Search Tool

Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool


First Nations Health Authority Scholarship and Bursary Resource Guide

First Citizen Funds

Okanagan Training and Development Council Post-Secondary Funding

University College Canada Scholarships Search Tool

MNBC STEPS for students with Metis Citizenship

Grant Me 8 Scholarships for Indigenous Students in Canada


Apply in October:

Tom Finnie Indigenous Trades Bursary 


Apply in December:

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Post Secondary Student Support Program

Health Sciences Association Bursaries & Scholarships   

Indspire Scholarship and Bursaries                                


Apply in January: 

British Columbia Scholarship Society


Apply in March:

New Relationship Trust Foundation funding for students


Apply in April/May:

Canada Post


Visit the website of the post-secondary institution you are applying to for other scholarship, bursary, and funding opportunities.

UBC specific

UBC Awards for Aboriginal Students

Selkirk College

Selkirk College Indigenous Services

College of the Rockies

College of the Rockies Indigenous Student Services


Tips on Applying for Scholarships (Auntie Connie's pro-tip is to write up a master document with all things related to scholarship applications and copy and paste, edit, from there).


SD8 Kootenay Lake Aboriginal Education has bursaries for Aboriginal Students.

Please talk to your School Guidance Counsellor and Aboriginal Academic Success Teacher about scholarship, bursary, and post-secondary funding opportunities.