Scholarships and Awards

External Award: 2019 BC Indigenous Awards

January 11, 2019
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2019 BC Indigenous Student Awards (Apprenticeship, Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees) and BC Indigenous Teacher Education Awards are now available through the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society. 

The Society offers three Award programs for students pursuing post-secondary education in BC. They are available to students who identify as Indigenous, defined as First Nations (status or Non-Status), Métis or Inuit. All are renewable in order to provide sustained funding over multiple years.

Deadline for submission is March 31, 2019.

Masters/Doctoral Studies Award
$5,000 (multi-year) for students pursuing Masters or Doctoral studies.

Teacher Education Award
$5,000 (multi-year) for students pursuing a teaching certificate.

Elibilities

Mater's or Doctoral Degree:

  • You are First Nations (Status or Non-Status), Inuit or Métis;
  • You are a BC Resident (12 consecutive months before the date of enrollment for the program for which you are seeking an Award);
  • You are planning to study at a BC public post-secondary institution, or an Indigenous-run institution;
  • Your course of study will be no less than two semesters in length and will commence sometime between the dates of May 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020;
  • You will be registered as a full-time student*, as defined by the institution you will be attending (usually 60% or more of a full course load).

*Exceptions may apply to applicants who are prevented from studying full-time for medical reasons or disabilities.

Teacher Education:

  • You are First Nations (Status or Non-Status), Inuit or Métis;
  • You are a BC Resident (12 consecutive months before the date of enrollment for the program for which you are seeking an Award);
  • You are registered in a teacher education program at a BC university, leading directly to certification by the British Columbia Teachers’ Council (includes programs leading to a Developmental Standard Term Certificate in First Nations Language and Culture, but does not include “ladder” programs);
  • Your course of study will be no less than two semesters in length and will commence sometime between the dates of May 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020;
  • Recipients completing their programs following one additional term of study that commences after May 1, 2019, are eligible to apply for partial awards valued at $2,500;
  • You will be registered as a full-time student*, as defined by the institution you will be attending (usually 60% or more of a full course load).

*Exceptions may apply to applicants who are prevented from studying full-time for medical reasons or disabilities.

Instructions on how to apply, links to application forms, and full eligibility criteria can be found on the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society website.

For more information, visit the Society’s website or email info@ikbbc.ca, by phone (toll-free) at 1-844-478-4645 or by text 778-200-2502.

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