Funding Resources

Paying for an education, and life as a student can be costly. If you are of Indigenous heritage, you may qualify for funding through the band you are registered with! However, if not or in case you are not approved, there are alternatives such as scholarships & bursaries, and student loans. See the resources listed below, and click on the links for more information:

Alberta First Nation Students

Government of Canada (Indigenous and Northern Affairs) Student Support

Student Loans


Freehorse Post Secondary Funding Program

This program assists students from various Alberta First Nations whose status is the result of Bill C-31. Alberta residents from Nunavut and the North West Territories with Indian or Inuit Status are also eligible under our Post Secondary Funding Program.

To see if you are eligible,  go through  eligibility criteria to see if you are eligible.  During sponsorship, FFWS supports our students by providing tuition, books, and living allowance.

Advancing Futures Bursary

Alberta Government Funding and supports for youth who have been in care, as they pursue post-secondary studies and prepare for adulthood.