Blueberry Post-Secondary Student Support Program
We recognize the importance of providing moral support, advisory services, and financial assistance to our Band Members. We want to enable Band Members to pursue their employment endeavours and successfully complete their post-secondary education and training to achieve those endeavours.
Blueberry River First Nations (BRFN) believes that is Band Members have the right to receive support in pursuing their post-secondary and vocational goals. We also believe that Band Members must assume responsibility for setting and then achieving their educational goal.
The BRFN Post-Secondary Education Program operates on the principles of the Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) which is designed to assist registered Band members to acquire university and professional-level qualifications. Through this strategy, the BRFN Education Committee believes its Band Members will become economically self-sufficient and realize their individual potential for contribution to their Nation, other First Nation communities and society at large.
Applying for Assistance
To participate in the Post-Secondary Education Program, either to receive administrative or financial assistance to reach your educational goals, interested students must complete an application by the below deadlines depending on their desired school start.
September School Start - Fall Semester - Submit Application by June 1
January School Start - Winter Semester - Submit Application by October 1
May School Start - Spring/Summer Semester - Submit Application by March 1
Program eligibility can be found in the program’s Policy and Procedures.
Additional documents, including the application form and checklists for what is required in an application, are below.