Apply for Funding

Apply for Funding

There are many ways that you can apply for funding to support your tuition fees at Oshki-Wenjack.

About funding

Funding opportunities vary by organization, some offer full support to Oshki-Wenjack students, such as awards and bursaries, while other organizations offer student loans that have to be paid back. Look over the opportunities below to figure out what works best for you and your program.

Funding from First Nations Organizations

Many First Nations organizations and councils provide funding for learners who want to get a post-secondary education. Below are a few First Nations organizations that offer funding for our learners.

You may ask your First Nation or Employer for information on financial support if you do not fall into any of these categories or contact the Student Liaison Officer to explore other options. Below is a list of some frequently used funding agencies.

Northern Nishnawbe Education Council

NNEC serves 24 First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout area. Check out the location of communities.
270 Windsor Street, 2nd Floor
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Toll Free: 1-888-203-8312
Phone: (807) 475-5225
Learn more


Matawa First Nations Management is a tribal council that consists of 9 communities. They provide services to their First Nations members. Refer to maps to find out more.
200 Lille St. N.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7C 5Y2
Toll Free: 1-800-463-2249
Phone: (807) 768-3300


Suite 300, 3rd Floor
28 Cumberland Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Toll Free: 1-888-688-4652
Phone: (807) 768-4477
Learn more


409 George Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Phone: (807) 622-1711
Learn more.

Moose Cree Education Authority

Moose Factory, Ontario
Phone: (705) 658-4726
Learn more

Ontario Student Assistance Program

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) offers funding to Ontario students attending post-secondary programs. Students attending summer semesters should be aware of payment release dates.

Learn more

Support from our Partners

Each partnering college and university has a list of bursaries, awards, and scholarships that are available to you. Log-in with your student ID and password for access. Check in September and January. Our Student Service Officer will post additional bursary information on our student Facebook page as it becomes available.

More Awards and Bursaries

There are additional bursaries, awards and scholarships out there that you can apply for! You can search for them on-line, but here are a few to help you get started. Please remember to see the eligibility requirements.


Aboriginal Health Careers – June 1st & November 1st annually

Post-Secondary Education – June 1st & November 1st annually

Learn more

Canada Post – Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards

Available in October

Learn more

Casino Rama: Awards For Excellence Program (Undergraduates)

Available in January

Learn more

Dreamcatcher Foundation – Education Support

Learn more

You may also want to check out these organizations to see their scholarship and award opportunities.

Metis Nation
Scholarship Canada
Student Awards

Our Accredited Partners

Canadore CollegeSault CollegeConfederation CollegeAlgoma UniversityBrock UniversityNipissing University

Main Campus

Address: 106 Centennial Square,
Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 1H3

Toll Free: 1 (866) 63-OSHKI (67454)


Business Mailing Address

Address: 14-656 City Road,
Fort William First Nation, Ontario, P7J 1K3

Phone: (807) 626-1880


Oshki-Wenjack respectfully acknowledges its campus is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe peoples of Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. We also recognize the contributions made to our community by the Métis people. © Copyright 2020 by Oshki-Pimache-O-Win. All Rights Reserved.
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