New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council

EDUCATION ASSISTANCE

Investing in education through hard work and perseverance creates a brighter and fruitful future.
NBAPC empowers and supports individuals who are investing in education through several awards, scholarships and bursaries.

Post-Secondary Intercession/Summer Session

Open to all Aboriginal people who are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council. Not available to Off-Reserve Aboriginal students who are fully funded by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs or other agencies. Only tuition fees will be considered in making this award.

Application Deadline 
 April 30th for Intercession
 June 15th for Summer Session

Local Bursary

If your Local would like to plan and host an event and you are in need of financial assistance, please submit a letter with a summary of the event and how it would benefit and strengthen the community. This Bursary is open to all Aboriginal people who are, or whose parents are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal People’s Council.

 

No Deadline

Educational and Summer Camp Bursary

The purpose of this award is to help parents to cover the costs to send their children to summer
camp in New Brunswick. The bursary is open to all members of NBAPC. The bursary will cover
up to $200 in camp fees and $50 for other camp-related expenses per child/per year.

No Deadline

 

Health Sciences Bursary

This bursary is provided to support students in the health sciences at any university or college
and in any year of study. The bursary is open to all Aboriginal people who are or whose parents
are members of NBAPC. Students must be enrolled full-time. Recipients must have successfully
completed at least one year of full-time studies at their university/college with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Effective for the 2019 academic calendar.

Language Bursary

The Language Bursary is for NBAPC members who want to improve their language skills or
want to start learning a second language: including but not limited to Mi’kmaq, Wolastoquyik,
French, and English. The right applicant will possess a positive attitude to learn and speak the
language. Participants are awarded funding that covers tuition fees for the course, instructional
materials and other course fees. Open to all members of NBAPC. Must be 18 years or older.
Applicants must submit an essay outlining the reason for receiving this award.

Deadline: Apply when accepted to a program. Bursary dispersed upon completion of course
and/or proficiency examination.

Nelson Palmater Memorial Scholarship Award

This award is set up in recognition of the important role, contribution and dedication that Nelson Palmater had for New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council, it’s youth and summer camp. The scholarship is open to all Off-Reserve people, preference is given to members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council.

Assistance Awards

Open to all Aboriginal children who are or whose parents are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and have children attending public school on a full-time basis in New Brunswick. It is intended to aid in the purchase of clothing, books and other relevant items necessary to further the education of the child. Family income must be $30,000.00 or less. Proof of Family Income is required with the application along with receipts for clothing or school supplies.
Deadline is September 30th.

Bursary

Open to Aboriginal people who are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and who are attending a Post-Secondary Institution on a full- time basis. This Bursary is available to Off-Reserve Aboriginal students who are NOT funded by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development or other agencies. 
Deadline for this award is September 30th.

 

 

Leadership Award

Open to all Aboriginal students who are, or whose parents are members of New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council. This award is meant for those in grades 6-12 who have shown, through their extracurricular activities to be potential leaders. This award is based on recommendations of at least one school official and/or at least one community leader by letters of support stating why the applicant should be considered. 
Deadline for applying is September 30th.

 

Mildred Nash Memorial Scholarship​

This award is set up in recognition of the important role, contribution and dedication that Mildred Nash had for NBAPC and its youth. The scholarship is open to all Aboriginal students who are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council.
The scholarship will be awarded based upon merit and field of study undertaken by the applicant who is or will be attending university on a full time basis. The scholarship will be awarded based
upon a high school graduate who has obtained at least an 85% grade point average or a university student who has obtained a 3.5 grade point average.
Deadline is September 30th.

Honors Award

Honors: Open to all Aboriginal students who are or whose parent are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council. Must have completed either grades 11 or 12, obtaining a minimum average of 75% for the school year. The award will be granted upon verification of previous year’s report card. Awards will be given to 10 applicants. 

Deadline is September 30th.

Achievement Certificate

Open to all Aboriginal people who are or whose parents are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and have successfully completed Kindergarten to Grade 9 inclusive. Certificates will be awarded annually upon successful completion of the school year. A copy of the child’s report card is required.

 

Deadline is September 30th.

 

Award for Excellence

NBAPC has created two awards to recognize the efforts and hard work for members who have graduated from university or a technical (trade or business) school in the past twelve months. Applicant must submit a transcript of their marks, a copy of their diploma and an essay outlining why they believe they should receive this award. You must be a member of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council in order to qualify.
 Deadline is September 30th. 

Adult Education

Open to all Aboriginal people who are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council who are not in attendance at a Public School or Post-Secondary Institution on a full-time basis but are enrolled in an Adult Education Course
(ie. Upgrading, etc.)

This assistance will only consider the cost of tuition and books. Correspondence courses outside of the Province of New Brunswick are not eligible unless the course or a similar course is not offered in New Brunswick. Priority will be given to courses that enhance the employability of the individual. People applying for this assistance are not eligible if their family income exceeds $25,000.00 per year. There is no deadline for applying for this assistance.

Post-Secondary Intercession / Summer Session

Open to all Aboriginal people who are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council. Not available to Off-Reserve Aboriginal students who are fully funded by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development or other agencies. Only Tuition fees will be considered in making this award. 
Deadline is April 30th for Intercession and June 15th for Summer Session.