Tahltan Central Government Bursaries and Awards
The Tahltan Central Government (TCG), together with the generous support of TCG’s Business Partners are pleased to offer financial support to Tahltan students who are studying in “Eligible Post-Secondary Institutions”.
Eligible Post-Secondary Institution means:
· Any Canadian public post-secondary institution;
· Any Canadian institution that is designated by StudentAid BC;
· Any Canadian institution that is accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency; and
· Any Canadian trades training institution designated by the Industry Training Authority.
All Bursaries and Awards are posted on the TCG website and students may apply for all of them with one single application.
A cross section of Tahltan and industry volunteers will evaluate applications and grant awards based on the merit of deserving Tahltan students.
Anyone of Tahltan ancestry who is attending a post-secondary institution or trade school can apply by submitting the following information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Submit an application
Click here to download the application form – Bursaries and Awards Application
2. Submit proof of updated Certified Registered Membership information with the TCG.
a. Update your personal information here and then print and scan
b. If you are uncertain that you are a Certified Registered Member of the TCG please contact Shannon Frank at email@example.com
3. Submit documentation of your academic achievement.
a. New post-secondary students – your high school/GED transcripts or a current resume
b. Returning post-secondary students – current academic transcripts, they do not have to be official transcripts
4. Letter of Intent/Community Involvement/Cultural Practice. Please outline your career and educational objectives, including your short term and long-term career goals, your community involvement and/or volunteer activities and your involvement in Tahltan/Aboriginal events, activities and/or cultural practices
5. Letter of Recommendation. Please provide at least one letter of recommendation. We suggest a letter of recommendation from a mentor, employer, teacher, educational advisor or individual in a position of leadership
6. Financial Costs. Please provide the costs of your educational program using supporting documentation from your educational institution and a list of the funding sources that you have applied for.
Due to the volume of applications only successful applicants will be contacted. Any award over $500 is subject to a T4A and students will need to claim this amount as income on their tax return. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
When should you apply?
For the 2018/2019 Academic year: Deadline is December 30, 2018
For more information please contact:
Education & Training Director
(W) 250 771 3274
(C) 250 631 9447
The Douglas H. Brown Volcano Creek Scholarship is open to members of the Tahltan Nation who are Grade 12 graduates, university students, or adults whowish to pursue post-secondary education to advance their careers.
- One single or multiple academic scholarships up to a combined maximum of $6,000 is available for the 2019 academic year for degree, trade, certificate or diploma programs at accredited post-secondary institutions.
- Deadline March 31, 2019
Click here to obtain the applicaton form – The Douglas H. Brown Volcano Creek Scholarship
The McLymont Creek Scholarship is open to members of the Tahltan Nation who are Grade 12 graduates, university students, or adults who wish to pursue post-secondary education to advance their careers.
- One single or multiple academic scholarships up to a combined maximum of $20,000 is available for the 2019 academic year for degree or trade, certificate diploma programs at accredited post-secondary institutions.
- Deadline March 31, 2019
Click here to obtain the applicaton form – The McLymont Creek Scholarship
Questions? Please contact Freda Campbell, Education & Training Director at EducationDirector@Tahltan.org
Red Chris Mine Bursaries and Awards
The Red Chris Development Company has Bursaries and Awards for Tahltans who are grade 12 graduates, university students, apprentices and/or adult residents of a community in Tahltan traditional territory.
Categories: Academic bursaries and awards totaling $30,000 are available each academic year in the following categories:
· Academic bursary for degree or diploma programs at accredited post-secondary institutions;
· Bursaries for accredited trades programs; and
· Awards for any accredited program that will benefit the capacity of the communities in Tahltan traditional territory (these are only available to adult residents of a community located in Tahltan traditional territory).
Eligibility: Applicants are eligible for bursaries and awards consideration if:
· They are a member of the Tahltan Nation;
· They are a member of the Tahltan Nation residing in a community in Tahltan traditional territory;
· They are enrolled in a post-secondary program in Canada;
· They are a registered apprentice; and/or
· They are enrolled in a trade or skill development program through a post-secondary institution or accredited program.
Preference will be given to students and apprentices who are studying in mining related fields.
Tahltan Guiding Outfitters Association Bursaries
The Tahltan Guiding Outfitters Association has Bursaries for Tahltans who are Grade 12 graduates, university students or apprentices.
Categories: Bursaries totalling $9000 are available each academic year in the following categories:
· Academic bursaries for degree or diploma programs at accredited post-secondary institutions; and
· Bursaries for accredited trades programs.
Eligibility: Applicants are eligible for bursary consideration if:
· They are a Certified Registered Member of the TCG;
· They are enrolled in a post-secondary program in Canada; and/or
· They are a registered apprentice.
Preference will be given to students who are (1) enrolled in education programs related to the guiding industry; for example, environmental sciences, biology, wildlife veterinarian, conservation officer; or (2) trades related to the guiding industry; for example, farrier, guides/wrangler, aviation, meatcutter.