Apply for Funding
There are many ways that you can apply for funding to support your tuition fees at Oshki-Wenjack.
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
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
Toll Free: 1-800-463-2249
Phone: (807) 768-3300
KIIKENOMAGA KIKENJIGEWEN EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES (KKETS)
SEVEN GENERATION EDUCATION INSTITUTE
Moose Cree Education Authority
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.
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
Canada Post – Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards
Available in October
Casino Rama: Awards For Excellence Program (Undergraduates)
Available in January
Dreamcatcher Foundation – Education Support
You may also want to check out these organizations to see their scholarship and award opportunities.