The New Relationship Trust Foundation assists First Nations students in BC to achieve their educational goals and supports First Nations language revitalization initiatives on an ongoing basis. Scholarships and Bursaries are available to First Nation students pursuing a post-secondary education from a recognized institution. Grants are also available to support First Nations schools to deliver projects that are focused on Science, English, or Math.
Scholarships are awarded at the Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate levels. Scholarship applications and guidelines for the 2017-18 academic year will be made available in April. Students that intend to apply for a scholarship should return at that time to download the updated application form and guidelines.
Bursaries are awarded to students pursuing trades certificates and diplomas. Bursary applications and guidelines for the 2017-18 academic year will be made available in April and September. Students that intend to apply for a bursary should return at that time to download the updated application form and guidelines.
NEW - Indigenous Early Years Scholarships and Bursaries are awarded to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) students residing in British Columbia that are enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution and are studying in an early years related field. Applications will be made available alongside NRTF announcement dates in April and May. Students that intend to apply for an Indigenous Early Years Scholarhip or Bursary should return at that time to download the new application form and guidelines.
K-12 Education Grants are available to First Nations to provide K-12 projects at the community level. Deadlines are announced by April 30. Applications are now administered by the New Relationship Trust.
NRT Foundation-supported language revitalization initiatives, including archiving and immersion programs, are delivered by the First Peoples' Cultural Council. More details on this partnership may be found at www.fpcc.ca.