Bursaries and Scholarships
If you are a new, continuing or graduating NIC student, you can apply for hundreds of awards with one application. Visit the NIC Foundation.
BC Scholarship Society
Transfer Scholarships are for students who have completed one or two years of study and will be transferring the credits to a second institution to complete your program.
BC Aboriginal Student Award or Aboriginal Teacher Education Award
The BC Aboriginal Student Award or Aboriginal Teacher Education Award is for BC students of Aboriginal ancestry who plan to study in a program with a minimum length of nine weeks and receive a post-secondary credential.
International Scholarships are for students from BC who have been accepted into an eligible study or work abroad program and have demonstrated extracurricular community involvement and strong academic standing.
While you are enroled in trades training, there are many financial supports to help pay for tuition, tools, equipment and living expenses. Learn how to apply for apprenticeship training funds up to 4 weeks before you begin work and browse the resources below.
SkilledTradesBC is the organization that advances BC’s trades training system. It offers resources and information for students getting started in the trades.
WorkBC offers information for apprentices and employers seeking access to financial supports.
Canada Apprentice Loans and Grants
The Government of Canada provides the following financial supports for apprentices through Employment and Social Development Canada.
Other sources of funding
If you an Indigenous student, you may be eligible for specific scholarships, bursaries or funding through your Nation’s office. Indigenous Education Navigators and Financial Aid Advisors can help you explore all funding options, which may cover tuition, books, supplies and living allowances.
If you are a sponsored by an outside agency, NIC advisors are assist you through that process, including completing a Funding Agency Sponsorship Agreement form. Please contact an NIC advisor to learn more.