Post Secondary Education

The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society has opened applications for the 2021/22 Indigenous Awards Program. There are over 700 awards available, totaling approximately $2 million, to assist Indigenous students pursuing a post-secondary education. Three types of awards are available:


  • Student Award: $1000-$2500 (multi-year) for students pursuing trades training, apprenticeships, diplomas, certificates or undergraduate degrees.
  • Masters/Doctoral Studies Award: $5,000 (multi-year) for students pursuing Masters or Doctoral studies.
  • Teacher Education Award: $5,000 (multi-year) for students pursuing a teaching certificate.


Applications for the 2021/22 academic year are open until 5:00pm on Friday, April 30, 2021. Please visit the awards’ webpage for information on eligibility and links to complete the online application.