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YVR Art Foundation - 2015 Youth Scholarship and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship awards for BC First Nations artists

The YVR Art Foundation is now accepting applications for the
2015 Youth Scholarship and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship awards for BC First Nations artists.

Each award is valued at $5,000. Up to eight YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarships and up to three Mid-Career Artist Scholarships will be awarded. In addition, scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for one year.

The deadline for applications is Friday, January 30th, 2015.

Eligibility and criteria for the two scholarships include:

YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarship:

Eligible Applicants:
• Are of BC First Nations ancestry
• Reside in BC and are between the ages of 16 and 26
• Are emerging artists whose artwork reflects the art forms of the BC First Nations
• Have the goal of becoming a professional artist
• Are accepted to study with a mentor or at a formal institution of learning
• Commit to attend the Scholarship Award ceremony in Vancouver on May 29th 2015 and the ceremony in recognition of the completed work, one year later, on May 27th 2016.

YVR Art Foundation Mid-Career Artist Scholarship:
Eligible Applicants:
• Are of BC First Nations ancestry
• Reside in BC and are age 27 or older
• Create artwork that reflects the art forms of the BC First Nations
• Wish to further their art careers and/or extend their work into a new scale or medium
• Have completed basic art training
• Have achieved local and/or provincial recognition through public presentation of their artwork.
• Are accepted to study/work with an master artist; at a formal institution of learning; or on a special project that is of cultural significance to the artist’s community
• Are able to submit a portfolio of artwork that demonstrates the artist’s commitment to their practice

Complete information on the YVR Art Foundation and its scholarship programs, including Application Guidelines and online and PDF Application Forms, can be found on the Foundation website: www.yvraf.com/programs.
Please forward this email and document to anyone you think may be interested in applying for these awards. If you have any questions, please contact the YVR Art Foundation at info@yvraf.com or phone 604-276-6261.

 


Dr. Joseph and Rosalie Segal Award | Justice Institute of British Columbia

 

The Dr. Joseph and Dr. Rosalie Segal Award supports students studying counseling in trauma and child abuse; and, Aboriginal students.

Value: Five awards of $4,000 each are available annually.

Who Should Apply

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Students pursuing programs in the subject area of counselling in trauma and child abuse OR Aboriginal learners pursuing careers in any JIBC program area
  • Demonstrate the impact your education will have on you and your community
  • Demonstrate the difference a Segal Award would make if received

Upcoming Deadline: April 2015

Download Application form: Application.pdf

If you are unable to submit the fillable form, you can print a copy and scan/email applications to financialaid@jibc.ca or mail to:

Financial Aid and Awards
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC
V3L 5T4


Minerva Foundation Award for Aboriginal Women | Justice Institute of British Columbia

Minerva Foundation for BC Women is a registered charitable organization with a vision of changing the face of leadership in BC. This award is a result of the generosity of the Minerva's Combining Our Strength Initiative™in partnership with the JIBC Foundation.

Value: Four awards of $4,000 each are available annually.

Who Should Apply

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • be an Aboriginal female BC resident
  • demonstrate financial need
  • demonstrate academic proficiency
  • demonstrate community engagement
  • meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • a single mother advancing her education
    • a mature woman returning to the workforce after a long absence
    • a woman with a disability overcoming education barriers

Upcoming Deadline: April 2015

Application

Click here to download the application in PDF fillable format.  If you are unable to submit the fillable form, you can print a copy and scan/email applications to financialaid@jibc.ca or mail to:

Financial Aid and Awards
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC
V3L 5T4


Marvin and Colette Storrow Bursary | Justice Institute of British Columbia

Marvin and Colette Storrow are longtime supporters of JIBC.  A senior litigator with Blakes law firm, Marvin has been recognized time and again for his outstanding service to the legal community. Marvin and Colette established this bursary in 2012 to provide tuition support for Aboriginal students towards a JIBC certificate, diploma or degree program.

Value: Two awards of $500 each are available annually.

Who Should Apply

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be Aboriginal students enrolling in an individual course, which may be applied towards a JIBC certificate, diploma or degree program.
  • Applicants have a demonstrated financial need not met by other available sources of funding, including student loans, grants, sponsorship, work income, etc.
  • Applicants must document financial need by completing the application form and signing the declaration. Supporting documentation may be requested to verify information contained in the application form.
  • Preference will be given to students involved in school or community activities, volunteer work and/or Aboriginal cultural events.

Upcoming Deadline: April 2015

Application

Click here to download the application in PDF fillable format.  If you are unable to submit the fillable form, you can print a copy and scan/email applications to financialaid@jibc.ca or mail to:

Financial Aid and Awards
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC
V3L 5T4


Safetek Bursary | Justice Institute of British Columbia

Safetek is Canada's leading provider of firefighting and rescue apparatus. For more than twenty years, the Canadian Fire Service has come to count on Safetek as their source of high quality emergency service apparatus. Safetek established this bursary in 2012 with the purpose of providing financial support for Aboriginal Students in the Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Certificate program.

Value: One award of $1,000 is available annually.

Who Should Apply

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be an Aboriginal learner
  • Be accepted or in the process of applying to the Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Certificate Program
  • Demonstrate financial need not met by other available sources of funding, including: student loans, grants, sponsorship, work income, etc.

Upcoming Deadline: April 2015

Application

Click here to download the application in PDF fillable format.  If you are unable to submit the fillable form, you can print a copy and scan/email applications to financialaid@jibc.ca or mail to:

Financial Aid and Awards
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC
V3L 5T4

 


Vern and Maureen Campbell Bursary | Justice Institute of British Columbia

Vern and Maureen Campbell are longtime supporters of JIBC. Vern served the Vancouver Police Department for 30 years, retiring from his position of Superintendent in 1994. Vern and Maureen established this bursary in 2012 to provide financial support for Aboriginal youths (30 and under) for students attending a JIBC program of at least 10 credits.

Value: One award of $1,000 is available annually.

Who Should Apply

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be an Aboriginal youth (30 years and under).
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need not met by other available sources of funding including grants, sponsorship, work income etc.
  • Applicants must document financial need by completing the application form and signing the declaration. Supporting documentation may be requested to verify information contained in the application form.

Upcoming Deadline: April 2015

Application

Click here to download the application in PDF fillable format.  If you are unable to submit the fillable form, you can print a copy and scan/email applications to financialaid@jibc.ca or mail to:

Financial Aid and Awards
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC
V3L 5T4


The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society

The BC Aboriginal Student Award was established in 2008 as part of the Provincial Government's strategy to improve Aboriginal access and achievement. Its purpose is to support Aboriginal people in getting post-secondary education by reducing financial barriers.

The Scholarship Society administers the program in partnership with the Victoria Foundation. Awards of $1,000 - $3,500 are available for Aboriginal people pursuing post-secondary education that is at least nine weeks long.

Read about previous award recipients here.

The new Aboriginal Teacher Education Award supports Aboriginal students enrolled in a teacher education program at a public post-secondary in British Columbia. Awards will be $5,000 annually for a maximum of four years.

http://www.bcscholarship.ca/web/aboriginal


All Nations Trust Company Endowment Fund Awards

All Nations Trust Company has developed annual, educational achievement awards to reward and recognize Aboriginal Secondary and Post Secondary Students who are committed to attaining personal and educational success. These awards are open to individuals who are currently living within or are originally from one of the following Tribal Regions: Kootenay, Lillooet, Okanagan, Shuswap, Thompson.

Secondary School Awards: The "Messenger Award" was established to recognize graduating high school students who have demonstrated goal orientation, leadership and commitment to the Aboriginal Community. Each year All Nations Trust Company will present five "Messenger Awards" in the amount of $400.00 each to one student in each of the above five regions. To qualify for this award, students must be graduating from high school in the current year and registered in a Post Secondary Institute for the following term on a full time basis.

Post Secondary School Awards: All Nations Trust Company will be presenting a total of ten awards in the amount of $500.00 each on an annual basis, to two Post Secondary Students in each of the above five regions. These awards are designed to reward academic achievements and assist Aboriginal students in their pursuit of Post Secondary education.

Criteria:
1) Applicants must be graduating from high school and/or be registered in a Post Secondary Institution in the following year on a full time basis in any discipline or field of study.
2) Applicants must be of Aboriginal ancestry. (Status, Non-Status, Metis, or Inuit).
3) Applicants may live on or off reserve and must currently live within or are originally from one of the following Tribal Regions: Kootenay, Lillooet, Okanagan, Shuswap and Thompson.

Evaluation Criteria:
1) Community Involvement and Personal Achievements
2) Academic Achievement and Grade Point Average ("GPA")
3) Work Experience
4) Personal and Professional Recommendations

Forward Applications to:

All Nations Trust Company
Suite 208 West, 345 Yellowhead Highway
Kamloops, BC
V2H 1H1
Telephone: (250) 828-9770
Toll Free: 1-800-663-2959
Fax: (250) 372-2585
e-mail: antco@antco.bc.ca


Camosum College Cenanelen Bursary for First Nations Students
This bursary is no longer being offered.


Aboriginal Graduate Scholarship in Economics - University of Victoria

Application deadlines:
Graduate Students - January 30.
Undergraduate Students - May 30

Terms of Reference: A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an Aboriginal Graduate student entering the Department of Economics. If there is no eligible graduate student then the scholarship will be awarded to an Aboriginal undergraduate student entering the Department of Economics (that is the undergraduate student has declared Economics as their Major, or Honours, programme).

Applications can be requested from the Department in person, 
by telephone (250) 721-8532
or email: jnixon@uvic.ca.

 


First Citizens Fund - Student Bursary Program

Objective: To provide financial assistance to eligible Aboriginal students enrolled in post-secondary education programs.

Number: Varies

Value: Maximum $2,000 per year
(Students receiving assistance from their Band or Tribal Council are eligible for a maximum of $700 per academic year.)

Criteria: Bursaries are available to assist Aboriginal post-secondary students that are normally a resident of BC and are attending a recognized university or college on a full-time basis.

Applicants for the bursary program must be registered in a minimum two-year academic program and must maintain an average of C+ or 2.5 GPA.

Bursary levels are determined by the financial needs of each student but the maximum bursary students can receive is $2,000 per academic year, and this is paid only after the receipt of official transcripts.

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC), under contract with the Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women's Services, currently administers the Student Bursary Program.

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
200 - 506 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1E6
Phone: 250 388-5522
Fax: 250 388-5502
Toll Free: 1-800-990-2432


£ãni Etiè Tahltan Scholarship

Value: $300.00

The £ãni Etiè Tahltan Scholarship was established by Louise Framst
Books as a keet' for those who contributed to the Tahltan Cookbook
series and to acknowledge the collective knowledge of the Tahltan
people( which makes up the heart of this cookbook series).

The scholarship is to go to a student of Tahltan descent who has demonstrated achievement in all areas: academics, athletics, art and citizenship in home and community.

Note: More than one scholarship may be given out in a year.

To qualify, a student must be of Tahltan descent and enrol in a post-secondary program
Fill out the Stikine Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Form and attach a document which:
a) Traces Tahltan ancestry
b) Includes an essay of 500 words or less, discussing the meaning of
£ãni Etiè and how it applies to themselves, stressing all-round personal
development.

Considerations:

The successful candidate(s) writes a letter of appreciation, indicating personal achievement and a photograph, which will become part of a permanent record.

Send to: Louise Framst,
Box 52, Cecil Lake, BC VOC 1GO.

The successful candidate(s) sends a copy of registration in courses or institution to:
Stikine Scholarship Committee,
School District #87 (Stikine),
Box 190, Dease Lake, BC VOC 1LO
Phone: (250) 771-4440


Chief Joe Mathias BC Aboriginal Scholarship

Eligible applicants are members of a BC First Nation who are in financial need and demonstrate merit with respect to accessing post-secondary education including:

* Courses of study towards a degree, or a certificate or diploma, at an eligible post-secondary education institution; or

* Post-graduate studies in an eligible post-secondary educational institution.

Information:
Chief Joe Mathias BC Aboriginal Scholarship
c/o Deloitte & Touche
P.O. Box 49279, Four Bentall Centre
2100 - 1055 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC V7X 1P4


Coast Ferries (1937 - 1997) Scholarship - Vancouver Community College.

Value: One award $1,500 annually credit toward tuition fees.

Eligibility: Available to students in the outer Mid-Coast communities of Bella Bella (Waglisia), Klemtu, Shearwater, Ocean Falls, Rivers Inlet/Oweekeno, Dawson's Landing (Rivers Inlet) and Kingcome Inlet.

Not available to students who permanently reside in Bella Coola. Must have supporting letter from their local First Nations Council and/or School District #49. Selection to be made by VCC

Application:
To the Dean of Student Service
Vancouver Community College
250 West Pender Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1S9

Information:
Rebecca Davey
Development Officer
Vancouver Community College Foundation
1155 East Broadway
PO Box 24620 Stn. "F"
Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 5T9

Phone: (604)871-7148
e-mail: rdavey@vcc.bc.ca


Hughes Aircraft of Canada Native / Indian Scholarship - Simon Fraser University

To a Native undergraduate student at Simon Fraser University.

Value: One award of $750

Eligibility: Native undergraduate student. High academic standing.
Preference given to students majoring in:
. Engineering science
. Computing science
. Mathematics
. Physics
. Business administration.
Full-time student at Simon Fraser University.

Deadline: The end of the second week of classes in a given semester.

Information:
Financial Assistance
3017 Academic Quadrangle
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6

Phone: (604) 291-3892
Fax: (604)291-4722


Raytheon System's Canada Ltd. Scholarship for Native Students - Simon Fraser University

One award valued at $750

A Native undergraduate student with high academic standingat Simon Fraser University. Preference will be given to students majoring in Engineering Science, Computing Science, Mathematics, Physics or Business
Administration.

Apply to:
Simon Fraser University,
Student Services and Registrar
Burnaby, British Columbia
Tel: (604) 291-4356


Robert Allison Bursary for Non-Status Indians - Okanagan University College

Description: Enables deserving students to begin or continue attendance at Okanagan University College.

Value: The annual income from a bequest may be divided or awarded to a single applicant at the discretion of the selection committee.

Eligibility: Native descent Applicant's circumstances make it necessary to be self-supporting. Available to students at any College Centre.

Duration: N/A.

Deadline: May 31 of each year

Information: Financial Awards Office
Okanagan University College
1000 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 4X8

Phone: (250) 862-5419
Fax: (250) 862-5466


Vicki Hitchen Memorial Scholarship - Okanagan University College

If you are a member of the Adams Lake Indian Band, Neskonlith Indian Band, Little Shuwsap Indian Band, Spallumcheen Indian Band or Okanagan Indian Band and if you are planning to continue University or College education next year, you may wish to apply for the Vicki Hitchen Memorial Scholarship.

This is a $1,000 scholarship* available to an Aboriginal Canadian currently attending OUC. Applications are available from the Financial Awards Office, or at any OUC campus office.

*Amount may vary slightly depending upon interest actually earned by the endowment fund.

Information: Financial Awards Office
Okanagan University College
1000 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 4X8

Phone: (250) 862-5419
Fax: (250) 862-5466


Interior Aboriginal Endowment Fund Award - Okanagan University College

The Interior Aboriginal Endowment Fund Award has been established by the
Interior Aboriginal Business Services Society to provide annual awards for Aboriginal students. Recipients will be permanent residents of B.C. and will be enrolled full-time in any year of a degree, diploma or certificate program at any centre of OUC. Selection of the award recipient will be based on a combination of academic achievement and financial need, with emphasis on financial need.

Information: Financial Awards Office
Okanagan University College
1000 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 4X8

Phone: (250) 862-5419
Fax: (250) 862-5466


McCarthy Tetrault Annual Scholarship - UNBC

One (1) valued at $750

Available to full-time First Nations student enrolled in Northern Advancemenmt Program. Recipient must be resident of northern British Columbia as defined by UNBC Act.

For information on all UNBC
Scholarships please contact:
Linda Roa, UNBC Financial Aid Office
3333 University Way,
Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9


Bank of Montreal Aboriginal Scholarship - UNBC

One (1) valued at $1,500

Available to full-time First Nations student enrolled in Northern Advancemenmt Program. Recipient must be resident of northern British Columbia as defined by UNBC Act. Must have completed at least 60 credit hours towards Bachelor of Commerce degree.

For information on all UNBC
Scholarships please contact:
Linda Roa, UNBC Financial Aid Office
3333 University Way,
Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9


Canfor Corporation Scholarships - UNBC

Three(3) valued at $3,000

Must have completed at least 60 credit hours towards Natural Resources and Environmental Studies program. Preference to dependent relatives of Canfor employees or to First Nations students.

For information on all UNBC
Scholarships please contact:
Linda Roa, UNBC Financial Aid Office
3333 University Way,
Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9


BC Hydro Aboriginal Scholarship Program

To encourage and financially assist Aboriginal people to pursue post-secondary education in disciplines relevant to BC Hydro and, where possible, to provide recipients with work experience.

Value: Eight scholarships of $1,000 each.

Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Inuit or Métis. Has successfully completed the first year of a full time post-secondary program in a discipline relevant to a broad range of BC Hydro careers.

Good academic standing (preferably 75% grade point average) in addition to good written communications skills.
Balanced lifestyle (i.e., fitness, community involvement, hobbies and interests).
Supported by a British Columbia First Nation or Native organization.

Deadline: Mid-January

Information:
Outreach Programs
BC Hydro
16th Floor, 333 Dunsmuir St.
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5R3

Phone: (604) 623-3994
Fax: (604) 623-3614

E-mail: diane.walton@bchydro.com


Mungo Martin Memorial Awards - British Columbia

To assist people of Native descent to further their education, vocational training, skills and competence. These awards are not only open to those who wish to further their general education and skills, but are available to those who seek to do creative work to further the artistic heritage of the Native peoples in their paintings, carving, music, dance, folklore or language.

Value: Normally from $100 to $500.
Number of awards and award amounts depend on the funds available.

Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry.
Living in British Columbia at the time of application.
Preference will be given to young people.
Must be a student at an accredited university or college.
Must complete application form, provide two references and supply an official copy of transcripts.

Duration: Recipients may apply for further award in a subsequent year.

Deadline: May be received at any time for consideration at periodic meetings of the Board.

Information: Lucy Galloway
P.O. Box 883
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1T2

Phone: (250) 752-8785
Fax: (250) 752-3076


Weyerhaeuser Canada BC Division Education Awards

Value: Two awards valued at $2000 each.

Eligibility: Aboriginals, women, visible minorities persons with disabilities. Enrolled in University program relevant to a career at Weyerhaeuser.

Deadline: June 30

Diversity Education Awards Program
Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd.
P.O. Box 800
Kamloops, BC V2C 5M7