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Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards

Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards (BBF) program opens doors through education.

Since 2004, Indspire has provided over $115 million in financial support to more than 37,500 First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. All Building Brighter Futures donations are matched by the Government of Canada allowing us to be double the impact for students. For a complete listing of Building Brighter Futures Supports, please visit indspirefunding.ca.

How BBF is Supporting Students

Our Program is Growing

Our program has more than doubled in the last six years! This year, over 6,000 applications were processed – the highest number of applications ever received!

This year we were able to provide more money for individual First Nation, Inuit and Métis Students

On average, the award amount for 2019-2020 recipients was over $800 higher than last year. This means more money goes to individual First Nation, Inuit and Métis students to help with their education.

Our team continues to work to improve our program, reduce wait times and fund as many students as possible

We have upgraded our student information database to ensure we can quickly match students with awards and make it easier for students to submit applications.

Our focus remains on YOU!

Building Brighter Futures‘ funding model is unlike any other in the country, wherever possible funds are awarded to a student to use as they wish – tuition, childcare, food, cultural support, shelter, travel, etc.

Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards for Post-Secondary Education

Post-Secondary Education Programs

Full and part time studies in college, university, skilled trades, apprenticeships, and technology programs.

There is one application for all of Indspire’s bursaries, scholarships, and awards (with a few exceptions that you’ll see below). You only need to complete the application once to be considered for all applicable bursaries, scholarships, and awards. September 2021 to August 2022 academic year.

Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program is made possible thanks to generous supporters and federal and provincial governments. While we work to increase the amount of funding available each year, due to the growth in the number of applications, we’re not able to fund every student that applies.

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Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards with unique deadlines

None available at this time, check back soon!


Post-Secondary Education – Skilled Trades

Post-Secondary Education Programs: part-time or full-time certificate or diploma programs (1 month to 4 year programs)

Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program is made possible thanks to generous supporters and federal and provincial governments. While we work to increase the amount of funding available each year, due to the growth in the number of applications, we’re not able to fund every student that applies.

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Student Success Stories

Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures program is helping them realize their educational dreams. Hear from students, in their own words, how Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures program is helping them through their educational journey.

 


Questions?

We can help!

For more information or if you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page, or email education@indspire.ca or call 1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747) x0223 (bilingual support x039).

BBF Program Policy

If you would like to review our Program Policy, you can access the document below.


Building Brighter Futures Sponsors

$5 Million +

$2 Million – $4,999,999

$1 Million – $1,999,999

Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy

 

 

$500,000 – $999,999

The Rick George Family 

Robert and Shirley Metka

$250,000 – $499,999

Hilary Pearson Award

 

 

$100,000 – $249,999

Anonymous (2)

Michel and Doreen Bell

Manuel and Cheryl Buchwald

Nail Camarta

Joan and Bob Lehman

Moore Ching Fund

Newlands Family Foundation

Herma Neyndorff

Andrew Shore

Trottier Family Foundation

$25,000 – $99,999

Arthur and Audrey Cutten Foundation

Margaret Atwood

Mel Benson

Steve Bornemann

Lisa Caswell

Church of St. Clement

Rob Dowler and Lisanne Hill

Penny and Bill Eakin

Yvette & Ken Graham

Roberta Jamieson

Kaizen Institute

Pat Kealey

John and Catherine Kelly

Yvonne Mercer

Piikani Youth and Education Foundation

Shakerhill Foundation Inc.

Skylark Benfaction Fund

Unit E Investments

Dan Vetter

 

 

Apprenticeship, Skilled Trades and Technology Bursaries

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