Appendix B: Funding and Programs for Indigenous Students

There are specific funding programs and initiatives that support Indigenous student access to post-secondary education. Check the Aboriginal/Indigenous service unit webpage of your own institution to access information about awards, bursaries, and scholarships available to Indigenous students. Below are federal and provincial programs for Indigenous students:


  1. Federal post-secondary funding for First Nations and Inuit students: https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033682/1100100033683
  2. Provincial post-secondary funding for Inuit students: http://www.bcaafc.com/index.php/youth-education-fcf
  3. Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/indigenous/asets.html
  4. ASETS funding for Métis students: https://www.mnbc.ca/directory/view/342-ministry-of-employment-training
  5. Aboriginal Emergency Assistance Fund: https://news.gov.bc.ca/stories/financial-assistance-program-supports-aboriginal-students