The following links will assist you in finding financial awards based specifically on Indigenous heritage:

Chilliwack Metis Association Bursary –  $1,000.00
Please see Internal Scholarships for information on how to apply.

Awarded to a graduating student who is proceeding to an accredited post-secondary educational institution who self identities as Metis. Must demonstrate financial need and a minimum C+ average for the first semester, as well as good service, citizenship, personal determination and work ethic in school and community. Two year timeline to collect.

Indigenous Education Advisory Committee – Gwen Point Award - $1,000.00
Please see External Scholarships for information on how to apply.

In addition to the standard application, candidates must provide a letter to describe their cultural involvement and/or service in this community (this may include volunteer work, working with Elders, community sports,etc.).

Indigenous Education Advisory Committee Bursary - $500.00 
Please see External Scholarships for information on how to apply.

Awarded to a grade 12 aboriginal student who is eligible for graduation and proceeding to an accredited Post Secondary Institution who has attained a minimum "C+ "average for the first two reporting periods (1st Semester) in grade 12. Student must have demonstrated good service, citizenship, personal determination and work ethic in school and/or community. Must demonstrate need for financial assistance.


The following scholarships are available online:

Irving K Barber Aboriginal Awards


BC Hydro Indigenous Scholarships and Bursaries

RBC Scholarship for Aboriginal Students 

Health Sciences Association Bursaries 

Husky Energy Scholarships for Indigenous Students 

Nelson Scholarship for Indigenous Students

New Relationship Trust

Ken Michel Memorial Scholarship for Carpentry 

UFV Kihci Tepakohp Iskwew Entrance Scholarship

UBC Awards for Aboriginal Students

SFU Scholarships for Canadian Aboriginal Students 

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society Mary Thomas Memorial ECE Scholarship

Canada Post Awards for Indigenous Students who have been out of school for a year or more.

Nutrien Indigenous Youth Financial Management Awards

Urban Spirit Foundation

BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Scholarship

First Citizens Fund


Post-secondary Institutions also have specialized programs and scholarships for Indigenous students. Please look at their website to take advantage of everything that is available!

Indigenous Student Center
Indigenous Awards


Indigenous Portal
Aboriginal Student Awards
Nitep Teacher Education Program


Office for Aboriginal Peoples
Aboriginal Student Entrance Award

Indigenous Student Support Centre
Indigenous Awards

Other Funding Sources:

1.            Local Band Office

2.            Stó:Lō Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training (SASET)