Scholarships and Bursaries for Indigenous Students


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


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: 

Irving K. Barber 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



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.