Aboriginal, First Nations, Metis, or Inuit students are encouraged to apply for the following:
BC Aboriginal Student Award & Aboriginal Teacher Education Award
The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has established an award program for Aboriginal students pursuing post-secondary studies in British Columbia. Awards of $1,000 - $5,000 will be awarded to Aboriginal students who are BC residents and enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies at least nine weeks long. Beginning in 2013, a special focus and additional funding will be made available for students pursuing Master's and Doctoral degrees.
Selection is based on a variety of factors, including financial need, family and community responsibilities, and career and life goals.
Deadline: April 5, 2013. Applications are submitted directly to the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society. For more detail and application instructions please visit the following website: http://www.bcscholarship.ca/web/aboriginal (this is an external award so please contact the Irving K. Barber Society if you have any questions)
Please also note, for students who may also require additional support:
Aboriginal Emergency Assistance Fund (awarded as part of RRU’s President’s Aboriginal Support Bursary)
The Ministry of Advanced Education has provided Royal Roads University with funding in 2013 to offer emergency relief bursaries to Aboriginal students in order to create a positive impact on completion of study. The maximum value of the bursary is $700 per student in each academic year.
To apply for this funding, please contact:
Gwen Campden, Coordinator, Financial Aid & Awards
Ph: (250) 391-2502
Deadline: Applications (i.e. an email requesting assistance and explaining why you’re a good candidate for this funding) will be accepted up to December 1, 2013, or until funds run out.