Indigenous students

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

EducationPlannerBC respectfully acknowledges that our offices are located on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.

We also acknowledge the many Nations on whose traditional and unceded territories the 25 B.C. public post-secondary institutions are located. We acknowledge gratitude for the guidance and teachings that have been shared by the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit partners and communities throughout the province.


Indigenous services

B.C. is committed to enhancing the participation of indigenous learners. There are many resources to support you through the Government of B.C., local communities, high schools and post-secondary institutions.

Many schools provide culturally relevant support including visiting elders, cultural and academic workshops, Indigenous peer mentors, assistance with band funding applications, Indigenous awards, scholarships and bursary information, computer access, Indigenous Gathering Places, Indigenous Gardens, and more. Explore the following resources to learn more.

Indigenous student scholarships & funding

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 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.

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