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Scholarship Opportunity: "Indigenous Awards"

Higher level education can be very empowering and take young leaders to new heights, but is often expensive! Educational support comes in many forms, including financial, so today’s blog post highlights the Irving K. Barber Society’s “Indigenous Awards” scholarship opportunity. In the future, all educational funding related posts will be collected in the “Scholarships” category so that readers can find them again later.


About: The Indigenous Awards (https://www.ikbbc.ca/indigenous-awards/about-this-award/ ) are a group of scholarships aimed at new students who are Métis, First Nations and/or Inuit and live in BC. Of particular interest to our older students may be the BC Indigenous Student Awards, which have options at Apprentice/Certificate/Diploma ($1000-$2000), Undergraduate Degree ($3000), and Graduate Degree ($5000) levels.

Deadline: May 16th

Eligibility: To be eligible, one must be:

  • A resident of B.C.

  • Canadian Citizen, permanent resident (landed immigrant), convention refugee, or protected person living in Canada;

  • Studying at a BC public post-secondary institution or Indigenous post-secondary institution;

  • Your course of study will be no less than two semesters in length and will commence sometime between the dates of May 1, 2022, and April 30, 2023;

  • 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.

For full eligibility details, check: https://www.ikbbc.ca/indigenous-awards/am-i-eligible/

We encourage you to apply for this award!


Authors: Shay, ITMP Admin & Tutor, and Basil, ITMP Admin & IT Support

Photo Credits: Jean-Baptiste Charrat via Unsplash

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