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.


Post-Secondary scholarships are available to all First Nation students from BC who are planning on attending an accredited post-secondary institution on a full-time basis. Unfortunately, only members of BC First Nations are eligible NRT Foundation Scholarships at this time.

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If you are an Indigenous (First Nations, First Peoples, Métis or Inuit) resident of BC and are in a program that is in an Early Years related field of study, please apply for the Indigenous Early Years Scholarship instead.

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.

STUDENTS: Please note there is a change with applications this year. There is a SEPARATE application for Undergrads and a separate application for Masters & Doctorates. Please ensure you have downloaded the correct application for your designation.

NEW: Undergraduate Application and Guidelines below – Application call closes June 13th at noon

NEW: Masters and Doctorate Application and Guidelines Below – Application call closes June 13th at noon


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