The New Relationship Trust Foundation and BC First Nations communities realize the importance of education. Interested and eligible BC First Nation students are encouraged to apply for the NRT Foundation Post-Secondary Scholarship Awards. Successful applicants will be eligible for a maximum of four consecutive years of undergraduate post-secondary funding, a maximum of two years at the Master’s level and a maximum of two years for the Doctorate level. Scholarships are awarded annually and students must re-apply for any subsequent years.


Students must meet the below criteria to be eligible for a NRT Foundation Second Call award.

• First Nations (status or non-status) member of a British Columbia First Nation community
• Planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution on a full-time basis anywhere in the world

Available Scholarships

  • NRT Foundation Scholarships
  • Keegan Combes Memorial Scholarship
  • Coastal GasLink Scholarships
  • Indigenous Leaders in Climate and Health Scholarships
  • Canfor Scholarship

More information about these Partners and their awards can be found on the Donors page.

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Application Forms

The NRT Foundation application is due August 1, 2023 at 4:30pm PST.

NRT Foundation Scholarships are awarded for:

  • Undergraduate;
  • Masters; and
  • Doctorate

Examples of Ineligible Fields of Study:

  • Conferences / symposiums / workshops
  • Professional Fees / schools
  • Education at non-recognized post-secondary institutions
  • Executive / Management programs

Foundation Partnerships

The NRT Foundation works with industry partners to build the capacity of BC First Nations through investments in education. These industry partnerships provide additional funding for specific fields of study to enable the NRT Foundation to award more scholarships and bursaries each year.


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