The objective of the WFN Post-Secondary Student Support Program is to enable WFN Members in financial need to gain access to post-secondary education so that they can obtain the qualifications and skills needed to:
Post-Secondary Support Application
Four Food Chiefs Bursary Application
St'kwak'wip Scholarship Application
Alumni Bursary Contribution Form
Application deadline: July 2017 (exact date to be determined)
The 2016/17 bursary and scholarship application period is now closed. 2017/18 bursary and scholarships will be posted in 2017.
WFN recognizes the importance of education in the pursuit of career goals. All WFN member students currently enrolled in post-secondary are eligible to apply each year. Congratulations to the 2016-17 bursary and scholarship award recipients, Aaron Derickson, Krystal Lezard, Kyla D Shields, and Pat Raphael Derrickson.
Four $800 bursaries will be awarded. Bursaries are intended to provide financial assistance to WFN students who demonstrate financial need, community involvement, and good school work ethic. Each of the four bursaries are distributed under one of the Four Food Chiefs. The story of the Four Food Chiefs comes from the legend "How Food Was Given," which contains principles to building a healthy community. Each one of the Four Food Chiefs represents a specific sector in society.
The Four Bursaries Include:
One $1,500 St'kwak'wip Scholarship will be awarded. It is intended to provide financial assistance to students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and community contribution. The name "St'k'wak'wip" is a metaphor describing something physically falling on you as you as a responsibility to carry out or see through to its end; usually, this responsibility is given to you by your community.
Eligibility: Students must be currently accepted and enrolled in post-secondary program. You must display exceptional academic achievement, a dedication to community, and an overall exceptional academic and professional resume or life experience.
Acknowledgement goes to Elder Delphine Derickson for her help with naming this scholarship.
The Westbank First Nation (WFN) Education Services and the Siya Council Committee are pleased to announce that we are establishing a WFN Alumni Bursary. We are seeking input, support and contribution from WFN post-secondary graduate students.
As you are aware, the WFN Post-Secondary Support Program provides financial support and guidance to WFN members who are pursuing their education and career goals. Contribution from former sponsored students will illustrate our communities support, encourage education and will
acknowledge the forthcoming WFN graduate students. This bursary will provide students with an
extra incentive to continue and succeed in their education goals. We envision that yearly investments will continue to grow and the WFN Alumni bursary will be a sustainable award. The WFN Alumni bursary will be founded by our people for our people.
Over the past 5 years, WFN sponsored 90 students and since then, 33 students graduated. It gives us great pride that our members are continuing onto Masters and Doctorate Programs and stats shows that our high school students are prepadng and continuing onto post-secondary education. The increase of applications and the assortment of education and career paths confirm that we are a healthy, strong and vibrant community and will continue building professional capacity as a self­ governing nation.
We welcome your input and monetary support to start up the WFN Alumni Bursary. Please fill out the attached form with enclosed cheque made out to WFN Education or you can drop the form and cash off at the Health and Wellness Centre or the WFN Government Building. Please mail cheque and
form to the below address. We will be issuing donation receipts for your tax refund.
If you have any questions, ideas, or want to be involved in the planning process please contact Education Services.
Thank you for your contribution.
Alumni Bursary Contribution Form
The Post Secondary Education Policy outlines:
Policy Manual [pdf]
The deadline to submit an application is May 30 every year. The application must be fully complete with every question being answered, with the exception of Schedule E.
Download Application Form
Denise Clough, Education Services Manager
WFN Education Services
1900 Quail Lane
Westbank, BC V4T 2H3
T 250 768 0227 F 250 768 0528
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