The NIB Trust Fund accepts applications for funding for programs aimed at education, healing and reconciliation, and cultural knowledge building. The goal of the NIB Trust Fund is to help First Nations, Métis people and communities address the impacts of the Indian residential school’s system, and to provide resourcing to create meaningful opportunities that improve the quality of life for First Nations and Métis people.

All First Nations and Métis citizens over the age of 18 and with a valid social insurance number are eligible for funding through a competitive application process.  Priority will be given to former students of residential schools and their family members.

Application Process:

  • Scholarship for post-secondary education
    Only online applications will be accepted
  • Bursary for training/certification
    Only online applications will be accepted
  • Award for cultural/traditional/language knowledge building
    We will accept online applications, or you can download the application form and send it by email or mail.

    Please note:  No handwritten applications or applications sent by fax will be accepted.


APPLICATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS OPENS IN APRIL AND CLOSES IN JUNE 5, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

For application process, please click here:  https://www.nibtrust.ca/granting/how-to-apply