Student Scholarship and Bursaries

The bursaries and scholarships program provides financial support to First Nation students to assist them in achieving success in their post-secondary journey.

Bursaries are awarded to students pursuing Certificates, Diplomas, Trades and Associate degrees.
Scholarships are awarded at the Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctorate levels.

Who Can Apply

Scholarships and Bursaries

First Nation (status or non-status) member of a B.C. First Nation Community and planning to attend university, college, skilled trades, and technology programs full-time at an accredited post-secondary institution anywhere in the world.

Nursing Scholarships and Bursaries

First Nations (status or non-status), Métis, or Inuit and planning to attend or attending an accredited Nursing program at a post-secondary institution on a full-time basis within British Columbia.

Intake Frequency

The annual intake and approval process will open each calendar year in May and close August 1st.

How to Apply

Click the Apply for a Scholarship or Bursary below and follow the instructions.



Scholarships are awarded at the Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate Levels.

Application submissions
Open: May 17, 2024
Close: August 1, 2024


Bursaries are awarded to students pursuing Certificate, Diploma, Associate Degree, and trades programs.

Application submissions
Open: May 17, 2024
Close: August 1, 2024

Nursing Scholarship and Bursaries

Nursing Scholarships and Bursaries are awarded to students pursuing Nursing studies at the Diploma, Undergraduate, or Masters level. This program is open to all Indigenous nursing students who study and reside in British Columbia.

Application submissions
Open: July 7, 2024
Close: September 11, 2024