Funding for Aboriginal Students

As an Indigenous student at the College of New Caledonia, you have access to several avenues of support through the Aboriginal Resource Centre, and through your CNC student services.

Funding options are available in the form of internal awards (awards provided by CNC), external awards (scholarships and bursaries), as well as federal and provincial government funding ministries. Begin exploring these resources below.



CNC Awards

 The online searchable awards guide shows the scholarships, bursaries, and awards available to current and incoming CNC students. You can search this guide by awards for Indigenous students.


MCFD Youth In Care Funding

The ministry has changed some of its guidelines regarding eligibility for funding for former Youth in Care.

Young adults between the ages of 19 to 26 (up to their 27th birthday) are eligible for SAJE if:

  • They reached their 19th birthday while on a Youth Agreement, a Continuing Custody Order or were under the personal guardianship of a director,
  • They achieved permanency between the ages of 12-19 (i.e., adoption after being in care, or under section 54.1 or 54.01),
  • They have 24 months of cumulative time in care between the ages of 12-19, in a range of in- and out-of-care statuses,
  • They were in a comparable arrangement under Indigenous law.

SAJE also provides pre-19 planning support. Youth can be connected to a SAJE Navigator starting at age 14 through to 19.5. Beginning at age 18.5 SAJE Guides will take on this role (working collaboratively with the SAJE Navigator until the youth is 19.5) and continue to support young adults with planning and service access up until age 25.

Learn more

Steps to Becoming a Student at CNC


  • Getting your transcripts

  • Preparing

  • Applying online

  • Fee Sponsorship

External Awards

ARC External Awards

  • Arctic Institute of North America Jim Bourque Scholarship

  • ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Program

  • BC Hydro Indigenous Scholarships and Bursaries

  • Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards

  • Ch'nook Scholars Program

  • First Citizen Fund

  • Indigenous Forestry Scholarship Program

  • Indspire Scholarships

  • Ike Barber Transfer Aboriginal Scholarship Program

  • KPMG First Nations Student Awards

  • New Relationship Trust

  • NIB Trust

  • NWAC Helen Basset Commemorative Student Award

  • RBC Future Launch Scholarships