Scholarships and awards

External Award: Irving K. Barber BC Aboriginal Student Awards

February 27, 2018
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The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society offers three award programs for Aboriginal students pursuing post-secondary education in BC.

These awards are available to First Nations (Status or Non-Status), MĂ©tis, or Inuit students, and are renewable in order to provide sustained funding over multiple years. 

The deadline to apply for all three scholarships is March 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm. To find out more and to apply, please visit the Society's website.

Master's/Doctoral Studies Award

Details: $5,000 (multi-year) for students pursuing Master's or Doctoral studies.

Eligibility:

  • You are First Nations (Status or Non-Status), Inuit or Metis;
  • 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 Aboriginal-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, 2018 and April 30, 2019;
  • 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 Award

Details: $5,000 (multi-year) for students pursuing a teaching certificate.

Eligibility:

  • You are First Nations (Status or Non-Status), Inuit or Metis;
  • 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 to certification by the British Columbia Teachers’ Council (includes programs leading to a Developmental Standard Term Certificate in First Nations Language and Culture).
  • Your course of study will be no less than two semesters in length and will commence sometime between the dates of May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019;
  • 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.

Student Award

Details: $1000-$2000 (multi-year) for students pursuing trades training, apprenticeships, diplomas, certificates or undergraduate degrees.

Eligibility: 

  • You are First Nations (Status or Non-Status), Inuit or Metis;
  • 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 Aboriginal-run institution;
  • Your course of study will be no less than nine (9) weeks in length and will commence sometime between the dates of May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019;
  • 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.

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