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Aboriginal Scholarship Guide


Extensive list of scholarships and bursaries available to Aboriginal students.


New Image College of Fine Arts


College-specified merit-based scholarship for the Make-up Artistry Diploma Program.

College-specified merit-based scholarship for the Film Acting Conservator Diploma Program.


Indspire Bursary & Scholarship Awards for First Nations, Inuit and Metis Students


Bursary and scholarship awards are provided to First Nation, Inuit, and Metis students annually across a diverse range of disciplines. Indspire offers financial assistance through four major categories: Post-secondary education, fine arts, health careers, and oil & gas aboriginal trades & technology.


G & F Financial Group

5 x $1000

To students who are beginning or continuing a full program of studies at an accredited university or technical institute in BC, including but not exclusive to UBC, BCIT or a BC college Applicants must be active members or immediate family of an active member of the credit union.

September 4

Surrey Teachers’ Association Scholarships & Bursaries


Applicants must be the graduating children of STA members active during the applicants’ graduating school year. Applicants will only be considered if they have graduated from a public high school in any district.

September 11

BC Principals and Vice-Principals Association (BCPVP) Children of Members Awards

10 x $500

Students who graduate from the BC public school system and proceeded to a post-secondary institution and who has a parent who is a member of the BCPVPA.

September 15

UBC Bursary Program


UBC’s general and affiliation bursary programs are designed to help fill your ‘unmet need’, which is the gap between your educational costs and your available government assistance. Separate from the major entrance awards.

September 15

Ethel Boyce Achievement Award


Open to all registered softball players enrolled at a Canadian post-secondary institution (registered means that the individual must be a member of a team that is registered with the provincial/territorial association). All applications must be endorsed by the respective provincial/territorial association.

September 16

BC Principals and Vice-Principals Association (BCPVP) Non-Members Awards

30 x $500

Students who graduate from the BC public school system and proceeded to a post-secondary institution. Applicants will be judged on academic excellence and demonstrated leadership within the school and community.

September 16

BC Principals and Vice-Principal’s Association (BCPVP) First Nations Student Awards

2 x $500

Students who graduate from the BC public school system this year and has proceeded to a post-secondary institution. Applicants will be judged on academic excellence and demonstrated leadership within the school and community.

September 25

British Columbia Retired Principals and Vice Principals Association (BCRPVPA)

4 x $500

Applicants who are pursuing education in technical and career fields, recognizing the arts, trades, technology, and other related areas. Judged on their academic achievements and demonstrated leadership activities both within the school and community.

September 30

Thomas G. Ellis Memorial Scholarship and CUPE Local 728 Scholarship

1 x $2000

1 x $1000

Use one application to apply for both awards. Offered to Local 728 members’ sons/daughters graduating from Grade 12 in the previous June of the same year of applying.

Telephone: 604-576-2873

September 30

Player Development Trust Fund

10 x $1000

Golf British Columbia governed by the BC Golf Association (BCGA) and in conjunction with the BC Junior Golf Association will award scholarships to promising young ‘scholastic golfers’ to assist them with tuition and other educational expenses in pursuing a post-secondary education.

October 9

Dream Fund Bursaries

Up to $5000

Financial support to young people interested in career training and/or education opportunities. Distributed to successful applicants three times per year. Applicants must have been formerly in youth care under a continuing custody order or temporary custody order, or youth agreement in BC under the Child, Family and Community Services Act. Must also be a Canadian Citizen or a landed immigrant between the ages of 14 to 25; and currently or planning to enrol in a secondary, post-secondary academic, technical or vocation program, in a recognized public post-secondary institution.

October 15

Credit Union Foundation of BC Education Awards


Criteria is demonstrated financial need. It is expected that the main funding is in place and every effort through normal channels available to students to access funds has been made.

October 13

(PM deadline for sponsored)

October 28

(direct pool)

Loran Award

Valued at up to $100,000 over 4 yrs

Funding outstanding students to study on Canadian university campuses. Seeking well-rounded students who demonstrate character, promise of leadership and strong commitment to service in the community.

October 13

(PM deadline for sponsored)

October 28

(direct pool)

Loran Award

Valued at up to $100,000 over 4 yrs

Funding outstanding students to study on Canadian university campuses. Seeking well-rounded students who demonstrate character, promise of leadership and strong commitment to service in the community.

October 16

Cal Callahan Memorial Bursary or bursaries (Pipeline Contractors Association of Canada)

Not exceeding $10,000

The recipient must be a son, daughter, or ward of a person whose principal income is derived from the pipeline construction industry in Canada and whose employer is a member the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada. Applicant needs to be entering any recognized Canadian university or college for first year studies in any discipline.

October 25

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship Program

Up to $10,000

To assist students who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, and a desire to contribute to society.

October 29

Scotiabank National Scholarship

$50,000 in awards to be won

Must be 16 years old or older at the time of application, planning to enrol in a certificate, diploma or degree program in the 2016/2017 or 2017/108 academic year at a Canadian college, university or trade school.

November 4

“Fund your Future”

12 x $2500

Any student who is enrolled or will be enrolling in a Canadian post-secondary program will be eligible to apply for the Scotiabank National Scholarship. Submit a short essay of 150 words or less on how you will “Fund Your Future”.

November 6

National Scholarship Program

Awarded to Canadian students (regardless of which university students choose to attend) who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context. Should also have an enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and an involvement in the life of their school and community. School nomination forms available in the Career Centre. Only 1 student per school selected. See deadlines on application information sheet.

November 27

TD Canada Trust

Up to $70,000 each for up to 20 scholarships

Open to students across Canada who are in their final year of high school, have demonstrated outstanding community leadership, obtain a minimum overall average in their most recently completed full year of school of 75%.


November 30

P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

1 x $2500

For graduating high school senior women who exhibit excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success. Needs to be in their final academic year, 20 years of age or under by Nov. 30, 3.0 GPA or more, Canadian Citizen or legal permanent resident.

November 30

Arthur Paulin Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Award

5 x $700

Must be enrolled in an automotive aftermarket industry-related program or curriculum at a Canadian college or university. This includes students pursuing their studies as an automotive apprentice. Also includes studies in any of the following automotive sectors: auto body, hard parts, heavy duty or motive power (machinists).

November 30

Sage One Scholarship Program

1 x $10,000

Must be legal resident of U.S. or Canada; either a high school student who is graduating within the next 12 months or a post-secondary college/university student currently enrolled at an accredited institution. Area of study: accounting, entrepreneurship, general business, economics, or finance.

December 1

The Dalton Camp Award 2016

$10,000 (winner)

Established by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting in 2002, this award honours the memory of the late Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs. The winner will receive a $10000 prize for excellence in creative essay-writing on the link between democracy and the media in Canada.

December 1

Glazing Contractors Association of BC Bursary Program


Bursaries are available to persons interested in pursuing a career in glazing installation and/or fabrication apprentice program.

December 1

(check application online)

The Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award

28 x $1000

Young women between the ages of 14-17 who volunteers in their community or school.

December 10

UBC Major Entrance Awards


UBC is looking for the most accomplished and promising Canadian secondary school and CEGEP students to join their community. The Major Entrance Scholarship (MES) program offers the most prestigious awards available to entering students at UBC, including one-time awards of at approximately $5,000 and renewable awards of up to $40,000 payable over four years. These scholarships recognize students who excel across the board and who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. Applications are now open for the 2013-14 academic year online only. Nominations are no longer required.

December 18

French for the Future National Essay Contest


Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 across Canada, the contest will award a total of $222,000 in scholarships, giving its winner the chance to pursue their postsecondary studies partially or completely in French.

December 30

Compass Mortgage Group Scholarship

1 x $500

Student must be between the ages of 17 and 24 on December 30, 2014; must submit an answer to the essay question prior to the December 30, 2014 deadline; and must have a GPA of 2.75 or greater.

(Check dates for 2015 scholarship)

December 31

Soles4Souls Scholarship

$2000 to Canadian resident

$2000to US resident

Students must unite their community, school, family & friends by performing community service in the form of a shoe drive (2,000 shoes). Also must create one 30-90 second video.

December 31

Equals 6 Top Talent Scholarship

10 x $250

Looking for well-rounded students that contribute to the Equals6 community. Criteria includes academic achievement, Equals 6 profile and portfolio quality and completion level, Equals 6 participation.

December 31

CIBC GIC Award “Canada’s Luckiest Student”

$20,000 +

Create a profile. Opt in for extra prizes to increase your chances to win. For students ages 16 and older and in good standing at high school in Canada and have a single Student Life Network account at CIBC. See contest rules at:

January 4

(Nomination forms avail.)

Sassy Awards

$1000 each + $500 to donate to a charity of choice

“Service Above Self Surrey Youth” Recognizes and celebrate the amazing youth in Surrey & White Rock who are making a positive impact in their communities and the world. Nominations will be accepted in 7 categories for youth between the ages 15-21. Categories include: Youth leadership, community service, international service, overcoming adversity, sportsmanship, performing & visual arts, Environmental leadership.

January 6

BCIT Entrance Awards


This deadline is for those applicants entering their BCIT program April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Entrance Awards recognize academic and non-academic achievements of students entering a full-time BCIT program. The deadline for BCIT Entrance Awards is August 5 and January 6 of each year.

January 10

Burger King Scholars Program


Available to all eligible high school seniors and Burger King employees.

January 15

Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation Scholarship and Citizenship Award


For students actively involved in community service, volunteerism & humanitarian causes.

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