PSSSP (Post-Secondary Student Support Program)

Post Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)

Participating First Nations

  • Wabigoon Saaga’igan Anishinaabeg – (Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation)
  • Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (Gull Bay First Nation)
  • Red Rock Indian Band – Lake Helen Reserve 53A
  • Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinabek (Sand Point First Nation)
  • Obashkaandagaang (Washagamis Bay First Nation)

Participating First Nations – Bill C-31(Since 1989) Only

  • Wabaseemoong Independent Nations (formerly Islington Band)
  • Northwest Angle #33 First Nation
  • Northwest Angle #37 First Nation

The Post Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) provides resources to individuals enrolled in an accredited program of study which include: community college diploma or certificate programs, undergraduate programs, and advanced or professional degree programs.

The PSSSP offers counselling services that advocate and support First Nation students to ensure higher learning opportunities by networking with academic institutions and participation in community initiatives.

The PSSSP is intended to assist First Nation students to achieve their potential and promotes the pursuit of First Nation community governance and socio-economic capacity.

Selection eligibility is defined by the criteria outlined in the PSSSP’s Policy and Guidelines.

Application for Educational Assistance (form only)
New Student Application for Educational Assistance (all forms & information)

Full Time Student Support

  • Cost of tuition
  • Mandatory student fees
  • Cost of textbooks
  • Monthly living allowance
  • Travel support

Part Time Student Support

  • Cost of tuition
  • Cost of textbooks

Application Deadlines

  • Fall/Winter – June 1
  • Spring/Summer – April 1
  • Scholarship – July 31

Application Requirements

  • Completed PSSSP Education Application Form
  • An official acceptance letter/offer of admission to a post secondary institute
  • Proof of status (photocopy both sides of status card)
  • Proof of dependents, if applicable (photocopy of birth certificates)
  • Transcripts from previous studies
  • NOTE: All required documents must be submitted on or before the application deadline

Scholarships

Academic Achievement Scholarships
SGEI students who have achieved a grade point average of B or higher while enrolled in a full time, Level 1 or Level 2 program of studies may apply for a scholarship up to a maximum of $1,000 annually.

Strategic Studies Scholarship
SGEI students who are enrolled in a Level 2 university undergraduate program that directly contributes to achieving First Nation Self Government and economic self reliance. Maximum of $2,500 annually.

Incentive Scholarship
SGEI students enrolled in a full time Level 3 degree program. Maximum of $1,500 awarded only once throughout program.