Post Secondary Bursaries

Building a Better Future Bursary- Post- Secondary Application for the 2024/25 Year

Applications for the Building a Better Future Bursary is open now for Spring 2024.  

Important!
Please check that you are eligible for bursaries 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:

Available Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

FortisBC an Education for Life Awards – $3,000

$1500 Education for Life Award (2 available)
The Education for Life Award is awarded to 2 Syilx Okanagan Nation members who have demonstrated their commitment to bettering their community, and who show aptitude for and commitment to their chosen career or area of study. Whether you’re working towards a degree, master’s, or trade certification, this opportunity is designed to provide financial support to help you achieve your educational goals. We recognize the diverse paths and ambitions of students, and we are committed to supporting their journeys towards success.

  • Must be pursuing a minimum 2-year program.
  • Must be able to showcase commitment to a future career or area of study.

Sponsorship of the Education for Life Award is complimentary of Fortis BC.

EMB Awards for Syilx Students – $8,000

$3500 EMB Engineering Scholarship
With generous financial support, the EMB Engineering Bursary aims to empower aspiring engineers to pursue their academic goals with confidence. Whether you’re fascinated by robotics, environmental sustainability, Biomedics, structures and design or any other engineering discipline, this bursary is open to students studying Engineering in the fall of 2024.

  • Planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution on a full-time basis pursuing a full-time (4 course minimum) engineering program.
  • Open to high school students who are accepted into an engineering program and/or students continuing their pursuit in an undergrad or graduate program.

$1500 EMB Surveying, Mapping, or Geomatics Bursary
This bursary is open to an undergraduate student studying surveying, mapping, or geomatics in the fall of 2024.

$1500 EMB Business Bursary
This bursary is open to an undergraduate student enrolled in full time studies this upcoming fall of 2024, who intends to study Business, Business Administration, Commerce, Management and/or related fields of study.

$1500 EMB Walking My Learning Forward Award
The EMB Walking My Learning Forward Award, is dedicated to recognizing Syilx Okanagan Nation members who exhibit a strong dedication to community and display both aptitude and commitment to their chosen career or field of study.

  • A minimum two-year program, enrolled of full-time studies in the fall of 2024.
  • Masters and PHD students are welcome to apply.

Sponsorship of the EMB Awards for Syilx Students is complimentary of EMB Management Ltd.

Progressive Fence Syilx Bursary – $1,500

$1500 Progressive Fence Syilx Bursary
The Progressive Fence Excellence Bursary offers financial assistance to Syilx students pursuing their educational objectives. With an understanding of the various paths and goals of students, the program is committed to providing support throughout their journey to success. This bursary specifically aims to assist students who demonstrate excellence in community involvement, sports, arts and culture, or their chosen area of study.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Full-time enrollment in the fall of 2024 is required.
  • Applicants enrolled in a minimum two-year degree, diploma, certificate, trades program are eligible.

Sponsorship of the Progressive Fence Syilx Bursary is complimentary of Progressive Fence Installations Ltd.

Applications

Who is Eligible to Apply?

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be attached by ancestry, identity and community to the Syilx Okanagan Nation.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a post-secondary or vocational institution or display proof of acceptance, in fulltime
    studies between: September 2024 – April 2025 (unless otherwise noted in the specific award listing).
  • Each scholarship, bursary and award have its own set of additional criteria and deadlines.

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: Applications to open until June 12, 2024.
  • Award Announcement: July 24, 2024
  • Payments: September 2024

Application package requirements

  • Students must ensure all application requirements are met before submitting an 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.
  • 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 and emailed to tmontgomery@syilx.org.

Post Secondary Application Package Here:

PDF VERSION: 2024 ONA BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE APPLICATION_Post-Secondary_fillable form

 

FILLABLE PDF VERSION: 2024 ONA BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE APPLICATION_Post-Secondary_fillable form

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

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