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BC Aboriginal Student Awards

Description: 
BC Aboriginal Student Awards (BCASA) - from the Irving K Barber Scholarship Society - support gaining access to post-secondary education for First Nations, Inuit and Metis students. Awards from $1000-$3500 for students attending programs of nine weeks or longer at approved institutions - including trades programs or programs offered at Aboriginal post-secondary institutions.
Program: 
BC Aboriginal Student Awards
Organization: 
Irving K. Barber Scholarship Society and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development
Contact information: 

Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society c/o The Victoria Foundation #109 – 645 Fort St. Victoria, BC  V8W 1G2 Phone: (250) 381-5532 Fax: (250) 480-1129 Email: info@bcscholarship.ca

National Access Program Directory

Description: 
The National Access Program Directory is designed as a free online resource for educators, counsellors and other practitioners, educational institutions at the secondary and post-secondary level, community groups and policy-makers, who share the objective of broadening access to post-secondary programs for Canadians, including Aboriginal people, who currently face barriers to further study.
Program: 
National Access Program Directory
Organization: 
Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
Contact information: 

For more information on the National Access Program Directory and the goals and objectives of the Canadian Post-Secondary Access Partnership (YouCanGo.ca) or to speak to a Foundation staff member about how you and your organization can become involved, send us a message at accesspartnership@bm-ms.org or call Toll Free: 1-877-786-3999 Direct line: (514) 282-2136.

The National Access Program Directory is a searchable database of providers of services or programs designed to facilitate access to post-secondary studies, particularly for students from low-income families, families with no prior history of post-secondary attendance, students from Aboriginal communities and other groups und

Squamish Nation Trades Centre

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Description: 
Squamish Nation and the Stitsma Employment Centre are now offering Construction Trades Training at the Squamish Nation Trades Centre. The Squamish Nation Trades Centre offers quality education and trades training to all Aboriginal people (First Nations, Status, Non-status, Métis, and Inuit).
Program: 
Squamish Nation Trades Centre
Organization: 
Squamish Nation
Contact information: 

Stitsma Employment Centre, 336 West 4th Street, North Vancouver, V7M 1J1  Phone 604-985-7711, Fax 604-988-8917

First Nations Chiefs' Health Committee

Description: 
Scholarships & Bursaries: To encourage students of Aboriginal ancestry who wish to pursue educational opportunities leading to careers in the health professions. SAMSAP: To raise awareness regarding the importance of math and science courses and to provide incentive and support to students.

Aboriginal Student Awards Program

Program: 
Aboriginal Student Awards Program
Organization: 
Royal Bank
Contact information: 

For students studying at university or college in disciplines relating to the financial services industry T: 416-348-6947

Northwestel Scholarship Program

Program: 
Scholarship Program
Organization: 
Northwestel

Thanks to Bonnie Huculak, HRSDC. Deadline is July 15th. See this site for information on the Northwestel scholarship program for Aboriginal students in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon and British Columbia. For the 2005/2006 academic year, Northwestel will award 10 scholarships - each worth $2,500 - to students engaged in full-time, post-secondary studies in: Telecommunications, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Business/Commerce

New Relationship Trust - First Nations Scholarship

Program: 
First Nations Scholarship
Organization: 
New Relationship Trust

Post-Secondary scholarships are available to all BC First Nation students planning on attending an approved post-secondary institution on a full-time basis.

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

Organization: 
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

A nationally registered non-profit organization with a mandate to provide financial support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals who are pursuing education and professional development.

Literacy BC - PACE Bursary

Program: 
PACE Bursary
Organization: 
Literacy BC

Available to part-time adult learners who are BC residents and 19 years of age or older.

Holiday Inn Scholarship Program

Program: 
Holiday Inn Scholarship Program
Organization: 
Holiday Inn

The Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown offers a $2000 Indigenous Scholarship for post-secondary education to a student or students who best demonstrate academic merit, financial need, and a commitment to continuing education.

Helen Bassett Commemorative Scholarships

Program: 
Commemorative Scholarships
Organization: 
Helen Bassett

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is pleased to offer four Student Scholarships in the amount of $1000.00 to young Aboriginal Women seeking to further their education. The awards are distributed through NWAC’s Youth Program and are made possible through the generous donations of Helen Bassett. 

First Citizen's Fund Student Bursary Program

Program: 
First Citizen's Fund Student Bursary Program

Provides financial assistance to Aboriginal students enrolled in fulltime post-secondary education programs. For information contact the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres at 1-800-990-2432

Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Award

Program: 
Aboriginal Education Incentive Award
Organization: 
Canada Post

Two $1,000 scholarships for the return to and successful completion of one full year of high school. One $1,000 scholarship for the return to and successful completion of one full year of post-secondary education, including vocational or trade skills training.

Burlington Resources Aboriginal Awards Program

Program: 
Burlington Resources Aboriginal Awards Program

Aboriginal Awards $1000-$3000 for Aboriginal students pursuing high school upgrading and post-secondary education.

BC Hydro is offering $1,000 scholarships to British Columbian

Organization: 
BC Hydro

BC Hydro is offering $1,000 scholarships to British Columbian students again this year. There will be more than 200 scholarships awarded in five categories: Power Smart, Aboriginal, the L'Ecole Polytechnique Memorial, and the Electrician Pre-apprentice scholarship. Application forms for each scholarship are available on BC Hydro's web site at

Aboriginal Scholarship and Bursary Guide

Program: 
Aboriginal Scholarship and Bursary Guide
Organization: 
AMMSA

Easy to use and full of links to scholarships and bursaries, this resource from the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society is well worth exploring.

E-Directory of Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards for Aboriginal Students

Program: 
E-directory

This is a comprehensive online database maintained by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. Click on "Index" on the sidebar to browse by province or area of study, or click on "Bursary search" to do a more detailed search.

New Relationship Trust Post-Secondary Employment Subsidy Program

Description: 
Program for British Columbia First Nation communities and organizations to subsidize the hiring of post-secondary students. This program funds the wages and benefits of the students and is intended to encourage capacity building in the community.
Program: 
Post-Secondary Student Employment Subsidy
Organization: 
New Relationship Trust

Bladerunners

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Organization: 
Bladedrunners
Contact information: 

Doreen Spence - Program Coordinator - dspence@mnbc.ca
Karen Aubichon - Client support worker - kaubichon@mnbc.ca
#201-513 Ahbau Street
Prince George, V2M 3R8
Toll Free: 1-877-561-2754
Phone: 250-561-2754
Fax: 250-561-2790
BladeRunners Program
David Segerts - BladeRunners Program Coordinator - dsegerts@mnbc.ca
1074 6th Avenue
Prince George, BC, V2L 3M4
Phone: 250-649-0579
Fax: 250-649-0569
Cell: 1-250-961-2177
for program information

Métis Nation British Columbia

Description: 
Métis Nation British Columbia will build a proud, self-governing, sustainable Nation in recognition of Inherent Rights for our Métis citizen.
Organization: 
Métis Nation British Columbia
Contact information: 

MNBC - Vancouver Office 905 - 1130 West Pender Street Vancouver, B.C. V6E 4A4 Toll free: 1-800-940-1150 Phone: 604-801-5853 Fax: 604-801-5097

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