External Bursaries

External Bursaries

Indigenous law students can apply for general UBC awards, Law specific awards and Indigenous Law student awards, as well as external financial support for Indigenous students in post secondary. Once you have accepted the Allard School of Law’s offer you can begin applying for these sources of funding. Students should first apply for UBC and Law awards, found here. External bursary support for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students can be found below. Please review the following list  and make note of the deadlines. Although every effort is made to update this information, this is not a comprehensive list and deadlines may change. Students are responsible for reviewing this information and completing the requirements. For further information please contact Lee Schmidt, Associate Director of Indigenous Legal Studies.

Some require transcripts so ensure you allow yourself time to complete all the steps prior to the deadlines.

The deadline for Indspire bursary and scholarship grants (previous name National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation or NAAF) is June 1, November 1 and February 1.

The First Citizens Fund provides bursaries to status, non status, Metis and Inuit students and their deadlines are August 31 and December 31.

The Indigenous Bar Association provides one scholarship to law students with demonstrated financial need. Their deadline is June 30 .

The Chief Joe Mathias British Columbia Aboriginal Scholarship Fund give grants to First Nations Band members. The deadline is June 15 .

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) offers a bursary to an aboriginal woman. The expected  application deadline may be in July. Preference is given to law students.

Indigenous students entering their second or third year are eligible for the Roger Carter Scholarship. The deadline is July 31.

The Ted Nolan Foundation offers scholarships to First Nations women in memory of Rose Nolan. The deadline is June 15.

BluEarth Renewables Inc. (BluEarth) has an Aboriginal Clean Energy Scholarship (ACES) which provides financial support of $3,000 per academic year and skills development opportunities for Canadian aboriginal students pursuing trades certification, diploma, degree and other programs from accredited post-secondary institutions.

New Relationship Trust offers a scholarship to First Nations students pursuing post secondary. Watch their website for opening of bursary applications.

Conoco Phillips offers an Aboriginal Award to students in western Canada. Deadline is June 30.

Metis students from Alberta may be eligible for the Belcourt Brousseau Metis Awards. Deadline is March 31.