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Award Opportunities

Awards for Aboriginal students
$ Various bursaries and scholarships
Applications available online in March, deadline May 31
The individual: First Nation (status or non-status), Métis, or Inuit. For a scholarship average of at least 75%; registered in at least 24 credits for the upcoming year; registration in at least 27%-graded credits in the previous academic year. For bursaries you need to demonstrate financial need by answering the questions on the application.
http://www.students.ubc.ca/finance/types-of-financial-support/scholarships-awards/awards-for-aboriginal-students/

Forest Products Association of Canada and Assembly of First Nations
Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth
$2,500
The individual: strong academic standing; is enrolled in a post-secondary program that focuses on revitalizing the forest products industry; volunteer work; demonstrates a commitment to the Aboriginal community; is Canadian; First Nations, Inuit, or Métis; 18 to 25, self-nominations accepted
http://www.fpac.ca/forestry-jobs/aboriginal/

Sponsor: Elizabeth Backman B.A. ’45, B.S.W. ’46)
Administered by: Faculty of Forestry
$600
Eligibility: fourth year undergraduate student in the Natural Resources Conservation Program; First Nations student, then a student enrolled in Integrated Field School CONS 451

These awards are based on grades and credits taken each year.

To be eligible for a scholarship awards at Forestry students must meet the description of “academic achievement”:
• have been registered in at least 27 percentage-graded credits in the previous academic year
• attained an average of at least 75% with no failed or incomplete courses
• be registered in at least 24 credits for the upcoming academic year
• no application necessary

Aboriginal Forestry Award - 3 awards each year of $3,000 each for Aboriginal forestry students maintaining good academic standing. Preference for those demonstrating strong commitment to studies and/or have displayed perseverance in continuing studies despite encountering adversity.

Awards totalling $1,750 have been made available through an endowment established by the Faculty of Forestry for undergraduate Aboriginal students in the Faculty of Forestry in good academic standing. If there are no eligible Aboriginal students in any given year then the awards may be given to students in the Faculty of Forestry with a demonstrated interest in Aboriginal studies. This endowment has been established in recognition of UBC’s Centennial, and the Faculty and UBC’s shared strategic commitment to Aboriginal Engagement. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)

30 Undergraduate degree Students @ $5,000 each
10 Graduate degree Students @ $10,000 each
5 Doctorate degree Students @ $20,000 each
The individual: is First Nation. Graduate, PhD, and undergraduate. Any discipline. Gives back to the community, grades, need.
http://www.newrelationshiptrust.ca/funding/for-students

8 scholarships for $1,500
1 scholarship for $2,000
The individual: First Nation, Métis, or Inuit. Graduate and undergraduate. Any discipline. Applications accepted online January to mid-April annually.
https://www.bchydro.com/community/community-giving/scholarships.html?WT.mc_id=rd_scholarships#2

Awards for Aboriginal students
$ Various bursaries and scholarships
Applications available online in March, deadline May 31
The individual: First Nation (status or non-status), Métis, or Inuit. For a scholarship average of at least 75%; registered in at least 24 credits for the upcoming year; registration in at least 27%-graded credits in the previous academic year. For bursaries you need to demonstrate financial need by answering the questions on the application.
http://www.students.ubc.ca/finance/types-of-financial-support/scholarships-awards/awards-for-aboriginal-students/

Indspire is the largest supporter of Indigenous education outside the federal government. To date Indspire has awarded more than $54 million in scholarships and bursaries to 16,000 First Nation, Inuit and Métis recipients nationwide.

Post Secondary Education
$500 to $3,300
The individual: First Nation, Métis, or Inuit. Graduate and undergraduate. Multiple disciplines, including science.
Deadlines June 1 annually
https://secure.indspire.ca/

Eligible applicants are members of a BC First Nation who are in financial need and demonstrate merit with respect to accessing post-secondary education including:
* Courses of study towards a degree, or a certificate or diploma, at an eligible post-secondary education institution; or
* Post-graduate studies in an eligible post-secondary educational institution.

Deadlines June 15 annually.

Information:Chief Joe Mathias BC Aboriginal Scholarship
c/o Deloitte & Touche
P.O. Box 49279, Four Bentall Centre
2100 - 1055 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC V7X 1P4
http://www.ammsa.com/content/bc-scholarships#sthash.PFC0KkNJ.dpuf

Deadlines (June 1, Nov. 2, Feb. 15)
$1,500 - 5 awards
The individual: has future plans to support the Aboriginal community, post- secondary education in business or financial administration
https://home.kpmg.com/ca/en/home/industries/government-public-sector/human-social-services/human-and-social-services-kpmg-indigenous-student-awards.html

Foundation for the advancement of Aboriginal Youth
Scholarships $2,500
The individual: demonstrates financial need; demonstrates academic and career commitment; contributes to their community and family; leadership and role model qualities; First Nation (status or non-status), Métis, or Inuit; enrolled full time in a post secondary institute in Canada; mature students included
Available online April, deadline Oct 8, 2012
http://www.ccab.com/
Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation Award
National Youth Entreprenuer Award

Sponsor: Elizabeth Backman B.A. ’45, B.S.W. ’46)
Administered by: Faculty of Forestry
$600

Eligibility: fourth year undergraduate student in the Natural Resources Conservation Program; First Nations student, then a student enrolled in Integrated Field School CONS 451
Scholarships based on academic standing. No applications necessary.

The Loran Scholar program is open to every graduating high school or CEGEP student from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Renewable for up to four years, and valued at up to $80,000, it includes an annual tuition waiver and a stipend of $9,000, access to funding and internships through our summer program, invitations to annual gatherings and forums, and one-on-one mentorship. We select 30 Loran Scholars each year and the award is tenable at any of our partner universities.
http://loranscholar.ca/loran-awards/

The BC Aboriginal Student Award was established in 2008 as part of the Provincial Government's strategy to improve Aboriginal access and achievement. Its purpose is to support Aboriginal people in securing post-secondary education by reducing financial barriers.
The Society administers the program in partnership with the Victoria Foundation. Awards of $1,000 - $5,000 are available for Aboriginal people pursuing post-secondary education at B.C. public post-secondary institutions or Aboriginal-run institutions.
Beginning in 2013, a special focus and additional funding will be made available for students pursuing Master's and Doctoral degrees.
http://www.bcscholarship.ca/web/aboriginal

This unique awards program is part of Canada Post's Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program. It's just one way Canada Post proudly shows its commitment to making a difference in our communities and giving back to Aboriginal Canadians.
https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/pages/aboutus/details.page?article=aboriginaleducation

The Aboriginal Multi-Media Society is an Aboriginal communications society dedicated to serving the needs of Aboriginal people throughout Canada. Incorporated in 1983 under the Alberta Societies Act, the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society has survived and flourished where others have faltered. The Society has steadfastly maintained its commitment to the quality of its products and its people.
http://www.ammsa.com/community-access/scholarships


Job Opportunities

Greenest Workforce
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BC College of Applied Biology
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Civic Jobs

Aboriginal Peoples Involved in the Forest Sector

Ch-ihl-kway-uhk Forestry Limited Partnership (CFLP)
Capacity Forest Management (Website Currently Down)
Coastal First Nations
Coast Tsimshian Resources LP
First Nations of Quebec Forestry Network
HFN Forestry LP
Nanwakolas Council
Nisga’a Lisims Government Natural Resources
Norsak
Stuwix Resources
Taan
Tk’emlups Foresty Corporation
Westbank Community Forest
Whitefeather Forest Initiative