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Program Information

Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)

This program provides financial assistance to Alexis Band Members who are enrolled in eligible post-secondary programs, which includes: community college and CEGEP diploma or certificate programs; undergraduate programs; and advanced or professional degree programs.

Eligibility?

- Students must have Treaty Status and Membership with the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation (residing either on or off-reserve).
- Students must be enrolled in a certificate, diploma or degree program in an eligible post-secondary education institution and must maintain continued satisfactory academic standing within that institution.

What costs are covered?

Financial assistance may be provided in the following areas:

1. Tuition support: For part-time and full-time students that may include fees for registration, tuition and the cost of books and supplies required for courses.

2. Travel support:  For full-time students who must leave their permanent place of residence to attend college or university. Students may qualify for funding to return home twice per academic year.

3. Living expenses: For full-time students to help cover the costs such as food, shelter, and transportation.

How to apply?

Alexis Members who want to pursue post-secondary studies and access available funding programs should contact the Yellowhead Tribal Council Education Department located at:

Yellowhead Tribal College
17304 105 Ave Edmonton, AB
Phone: (780) 484-0303

Deadline to apply for funding is May 31st annually.



Additional Federal Assistance for Aboriginal Students
- You might also be interested in reviewing other potential sources of financial assistance:

CanLearn: Cana da Student Loans and Grants, together with provincial or territorial student assistance programs, can help make getting an education more affordable for students from low and middle income families.
- Learning and Post-Secondary Education

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) helps Canadians learn and improve their skills by providing financial assistance and information to students and apprentices, helping and encouraging parents to save for their children's post-secondary education, and providing support for student exchanges and international academic mobility.

Aboriginal Bursaries: Indspire is a nationally registered nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs that provide the tools necessary for Aboriginal youth to achieve brighter futures. Indspire also provides awards to First Nation, Inuit and Métis.

Aboriginal Bursaries: More than $10 million in bursaries and scholarships are available to Canadian Aboriginal students for their post-secondary education. Many organizations, institutions and private sector businesses offer bursaries to students who want to continue their studies in college and university after high school.