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Pat Behe and Stan Bennett First Nations Education Fund
Fund Categories: Bursary
Application Deadline: Apr 1st / Oct 1st

Established to provide bursaries to First Nations students from the Nlaka’pamux and/or Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nations that are in financial need and are pursuing post-secondary education. This bursary is administered by BC Interior Community Foundation and awarded by the Behe-Bennett Family.  Click Below for application form.

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    The Pat Behe and Stan Bennett First Nations Education Fund Application

    Scholarship Application

    Program Description

    This scholarship is established to provide bursaries to First Nations students from the Nlaka’pamux and/or Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nations that are in financial need and are pursuing post-secondary education. This bursary is administered by BC Interior Community Foundation and awarded by the Behe-Bennett Family.

    How the Program Works:

    Eligibility:

    • The applicant must have completed at least one term in the program and have a GPA of
      2.8 to 3.3. Proof of standing must be provided. If there are no applicants meeting this
      criteria, then applicants with a higher standing may be considered
    • Preference will be given to students enrolled in a First Nations Education or First Nations
      Language and Cultural Program
    • Applicants in Health Careers or Social Services will also be considered
    • Preference will be given to a mature student

     

    Application Checklist:

    ✓ Completed Application form - incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
    ✓ Application Note

    The successful applicant will receive a letter detailing the necessary documents for proof of registration. Upon submission of proof of registration by the student to the BC Interior Community Foundation via email, the award will be credited to the successful applicant's account at the post-secondary institution within Canada.

    Submit the completed application form, along with all other required documents, on or before May15th / October 1st The applications will be reviewed and winner(s) announced.

    Please note, all fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory.

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    Application Note Required:

    The applicant must submit a note indicating:

    • How they are involved in their language and culture
    • Their personal goals along with their involvement and interest in cultural activities as well as their educational goals and plans for First Nations people
    Financial need is a criterion to receive this bursary. Therefore explain your need for financial assistance i.e. part time employment & expenses.
    Application Checklist
    Deadline for receipt of applications is May 15th / October 1st annually. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Maximum file size: 516MB

    We're here to help you. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns:

    BC Interior Community Foundation is open Tuesday to Friday from 9am - 4pm. Should you wish to contact us, email scholarships@bcicf.ca or call 250- 434-6995.

    I hereby make application for The Pat Behe and Stan Bennett First Nations Education Fund bursary.
    I understand that if I am awarded a bursary that the funds will be directed to my account at the postsecondary institution in BC where I am registered. The BC Interior Community Foundation may publicly announce the award made, noting the amount of the funds and naming me as a recipient.

    I declare that all the information that I have provided with this application is true and accurate. If any information is inaccurate, I understand that any bursary awarded may be reassessed and/or withdrawn.

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