High School Bursaries

Building a Better Future Bursary- High School Graduates of 2023/24

Applications will open for the Building a Better Future Bursary in Spring 2024.

Important!
Please check that you are eligible for bursary before applying.  Read the terms carefully before completing your application and supply relevant supporting documentation. Students are welcome to apply for multiple awards – please see all available awards below:

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be attached by ancestry, identity and community to the Syilx Okanagan Nation
  • You must have graduated high school in the 2023-2024 academic year. Please follow and read specific eligibility for each scholarship, bursary and award for additional criteria and deadlines. If you are a high school applicant planning on attending post-secondary in the fall of 2024, you may apply for some of the post-secondary bursaries. Please read the eligibility requirements for all post-secondary bursaries before applying.

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: application packages must be received by 3 pm June 5, 2024
  • Award Announcement: Late June 2024
  • Payments: July 2024

Available Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

EMB Awards for Syilx High School Graduates of 2023/24 – $2,000

Syilx Siya Award – $1000 (2 available sponsored by EMB)
The Syilx Siya Bursary is awarded to 2 Syilx Okanagan high school graduates who have demonstrated a willingness to dream big for themselves, their Nation, their community, and/or their family. These awards are intended to recognize service, leadership, and community involvement.

FortisBC Education for Life – $1000

Syilx Siya Awards – $1000 (1 available sponsored by FortisBC)
The Syilx Siya Bursary is awarded to a Syilx Okanagan high school graduates who has demonstrated a willingness to dream big for themselves, their Nation, their community, and/or their family. This award is intended to recognize service, leadership, and community involvement.

Criteria for Applications:

  • Provide a thoughtful, planned, and fully developed essay. Written or video responses are acceptable.
  • Please submit video responses via Dropbox and share the link to Tara Montgomery via email.
  • Entire application (including video or essay) must be submitted together all in one email.

Applications

Application package requirements

  • Students must ensure all application requirements are met before submitting the application. (see Checklist)
  • Students must take responsibility to ensure that all information is up-to-date and included in the submission package.
  • Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Include all attachments in one email. We will send you an email notification when your application has been received.
  • Provide thoughtful, planned, and fully developed essay (written or video) responses.

High School Application Package Here:

Read the terms carefully before completing your application and relevant supporting documentation. Students are welcome to apply for multiple awards.

PDF VERSION: 2024 ONA BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE APPLICATION_High School

ONLINE FILLABLE PDF VERSION: 2024 ONA BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE APPLICATION_High School_fillable

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATIONS:

Email to: Tara Montgomery tmontgomery@syilx.org

For More Information Contact:
Tara Montgomery, Communications Lead
Phone: (250) 707-0095 ext 120
Email: tmontgomery@syilx.org

NOTE** If you are submitting a video response, please put it in a Dropbox file and send it via email to Tara Montgomery.