First Citizens' Fund Student Bursary

The Student Bursary Program of the First Citizens' Fund provides financial assistance to Aboriginal students enrolled in post-secondary education programs. Students of Aboriginal ancestry can apply if they are ordinarily resident in British Columbia and are registered full-time in a post-secondary program that lasts two or more years.

To qualify, students must demonstrate financial need and maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average or C+ grade equivalent. The program supports undergraduate and graduate students in degree programs, and students in two-year diploma or certificate programs. Bursaries are also available to students with disabilities who may need more time to complete their education.

The Province of British Columbia has partnered with the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres for program delivery of the student bursary program. Please contact the Association for more information.