Native Education

NEC Scholarship

We are happy to announce that NEC will be awarding Entrance Scholarships for our fall 2023 program start. Eligible programs: All First Year Certificate Level Programs.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 31, 2023
DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 31, 2023

This Scholarship, if awarded to you will pay for all school-related costs such as tuition, fees, books & supplies, and a student bus pass (Upass). Living expenses while attending will be the responsibility of the student

If you have been admitted into a certificate program and have been denied funding by your Nation, or other funding agency, this might be an opportunity to get the funding you need to start your certificate program.

The application requirements are as follows:

1. A copy of a funding denial letter from your Nation or other funding agency

A copy of a funding denial letter from your Nation or other funding agency you have applied to and any relevant communication from the funding organizations. 

  • Your nation may provide living expenses if they know you have program costs covered

2. An essay describing your financial need

An essay describing your financial need and how this scholarship could help you in reaching your career goals, as well as specifying the program in which you are interested. The essay must be at least three paragraphs long, single-spaced, and no more than one page long.

3. Confirmed living allowance

Confirmed living allowance – i.e., eligible for a student loan, organization or Band funding-only living allowance.

If you are a NON-STATUS applicant we ask that you also write a brief letter describing your heritage and why you have not been able to attain status.

Programs offered in September 2023


  • Indigenous Justice Studie
  • Indigenous Land Stewardship
  • Information Technology Support Technician
  • Family & Community Counselling
  • Indigenous Early Childhood Education


  • Indigenous Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • Family & Community Counselling Diploma


These programs are already funded by other financial programs or organizations

  • Indigenous Adult Basic Education
  • Office Administration & Employment Training
  • Health Care Assistant

Submit your scholarship application!

Submit your scholarship application!

Please submit your scholarship essay with supporting documents as soon as possible.


**If you have already taken a certificate level program at NEC, you will not be eligible to apply as this is for first time applicants only.

The Student Financial Aid Advisors will notify you if you are awarded the scholarship. In the interim please work on acquiring living expenses and if you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact a student advisor at 604-873-3761 ext. 313 or 318.

Student & Financial Aid Advisor.

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