Aboriginal Students

Committed to Aboriginal learners success

BC Post-Secondary institutions strive to support Aboriginal students


Pursue and participate in Aboriginal culture, community, and ways of knowing on your educational journey.

Explore your campus' services and programs and access services, like those listed below. Participate in those that resonate with you and build up your community.

  • on-campus Aboriginal community space. e.g. Friendship house, First Nations House of Learning, Longhouse, Gathering Place, or Aboriginal Student Centre
  • Aboriginal student orientation programs
  • Aboriginal advising services. Get help with educational, financial, and career planning, find out other campus student support programs
  • Aboriginal financial aid advisors. Get help locating scholarships and bursaries
  • Aboriginal counselling services. Get help with non-academic questions or challenges
  • First Nations student associations
  • Aboriginal adult learner transitioning into post-secondary programs
  • Elder programs, where elders will visit with you on campus and provide advice, listen, share, and help celebrate your success
  • Leadership development programs
  • Aboriginal research opportunities
  • Social and cultural events
  • Community outreach programs
  • Child and family care services
  • Specialized programming e.g., Aboriginal credential options within degree or diploma programs

Find funding opportunities that fit your specific situation. A good place to start is talking with members of your community, your local band office, or with the Indigenous Financial Aid Advisor at the institution you wish to attend. Take time to research and coordinate your funding options, it will make your time as a student less stressful.

Striving for Aboriginal Students Success