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Application for FAAY-Foundation for the advancement aboriginal youth- deadline oct 15!!


Canadian residents, of First Nation (Status or Non-Status), Métis or Inuit heritage and attending either high school or a post-secondary institute full-time and within Canada are eligible to apply for financial support. Mature students and adult education programs are included.

The FAAY Selection Committee looks for:

  1. Demonstrated financial need;
  2. Academic and career commitment;
  3. Contributions to family and community; and
  4. Leadership and role model qualities.

Selection Process:

Scholarship and bursary award winners are chosen by a selection committee made up of at least two representatives of each FAAY sponsor. Staff of CCAB do not participate in the decision making process. Incomplete and/or late applications are disqualified from the competition without exception.

  1. Applications (including all mandatory documents) are delivered by mail, courier, or in person to CCAB for processing for the selection committee to review. The firm deadline for all materials to reach CCAB is October 15 every year which means the applications must be postmarked on or before this date. Faxed or emailed applications are not accepted. Documentation being sent to CCAB directly on behalf of applicants must be received by the deadline as well.
  2. One to two representatives from each sponsor spends 3-4 hours on Selection Day “rolling up their sleeves” to review the applications and hand pick the students to fund. Selection Day is normally held in late November.
  3. Successful applicants are contacted within 2 weeks of the selection committee’s meeting and asked to submit a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and thank you letter addressed to the sponsors respectively. SINs are required by Revenue Canada because scholarships and bursaries are deemed to be income. CCAB mails T4As to students in February.
  4. Upon receipt of SINs and letters, we will make every attempt to quickly courier cheques to students, however please allow at least 4 weeks for delivery.
  5. Unsuccessful applicants are notified by the end of January.
  6. CCAB and the FAAY sponsors promote scholarships and bursaries awarded (print material, website, press releases, posters, brochures, etc.)

How to Apply:

Printable English FAAY application in PDF Format.

Fillable English FAAY application in MS Word Format.
You are able to print this form or fill it in by typing information directly in each section.

French Versions

Printable French FAAY application in PDF Format.

Fillable French FAAY application in MS Word Format.
For more information:

Contact Pamela King at 1-866-566-3229 or


First Nations health bursery- Deadline oct 15th!!


Five (5) bursaries of $1,000 each


1. Submission of an application.
2. Proof of First Nations ancestry.
3. Proof of full-time student status.

4. Two (2) letters of recommendations from academic faculty and/or professionals in health related careers.


First Nations Health Careers Challenge criteria includes:

1. Full-time attendance in a post-secondary institution in an area of study leading to a career which has a direct impact on First Nations health.

2. Attendance in a full-time health related program, which may include but are not limted to: Biological Sciences, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Genetics and Complex Diseases, Health Sciences, Human Kinetics, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Nursing, Nutrition Sciences, etc.

3. The FNC is pleased to announce our First Nations Health Careers Challenge for 2010. This year we are encouraging men to enter health careers so we are hoping to have lots of male students applying for the bursary.

Other areas of study may be considered (for example: public administration,  education, etc) if there is an accompanied rationale how such studies may contribute to the advancement of First Nations health.

Applications from students enrolled in part-time or vocational studies are not eligible.


5 PM EST, October 15, 2010


To download application forms click here.


There are three ways to submit a fully completed application and supporting documentation:

By email:
By facsimile: (613)237-1810

By mail:

First Nations Health Careers Challenge
First Nations Centre of NAHO
220 Laurier Ave. West, Suite 1200
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Z9


For more information, contact:
Trevor Eggleton

Tel: 613.237.9462 Ext 505
Toll-free: 877.602.4445

RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program

The RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 to assist Aboriginal students to complete post-secondary education, and provide an opportunity for RBC to strengthen its relationship with the Aboriginal community. Selected students are awarded up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses.

RBC awards 10 scholarships in two categories:

  • For students majoring in disciplines related to the financial services industry
  • For students majoring in disciplines unrelated to the financial services industry

We also consider scholarship recipients who are interested in careers in financial services for summer and post-graduate employment.

Who is eligible

You are eligible to apply to the RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program if you are a Status Indian*, a Non-status Indian, Inuit or Métis and meet these criteria:

  • You are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada
  • You have been accepted to or are currently attending an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada
  • You maintain a full course load that leads to a recognized degree, certificate or diploma
  • You have two to four years remaining in your current academic program
  • You require financial assistance to pursue your education

If you are already receiving partial funding from other sources, you may still apply to the RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program to cover additional educational and living expenses.

Application Process

Please note we have made some changes to the application process:

  • We have a new application period. Applications can be submitted between December 1 and February 28 each academic year before the fall start date.
  • We have streamlined the application process to make it easier for students to apply.
  • Also note, as part of your application you must provide a letter of recommendation and a school transcript.

Please contact us at the following email address if you have questions about the program.

Oil & Gas Aboriginal Trades & Technology Bursary Awards Program

Success stories

I would love to hear of people’s success stories and strongly encourage you to share any information you think may help others. Education is an important tool that I wish was more easily accessible for short and long term goals. I will continue to post links as I find them and if one is not working please let me know and I will remove it.

A government website that actually helps you!

It has forums available for any questions you may have, automatic entry into scholarships for joining

useful link

Here you can put in your field of study and will show you the available burseries in your general area. As of right now there are 635 burseries available.