Study + Work Forestry Scholarship Program


BC First Nations Forestry Council's Study + Work Forestry Scholarship Program -- Indigenous Forestry Training Program (IFTP) -- is designed to provide support for First Nations (status/non-status) or Métis Descent students interested in attending full-time studies in a designated post-secondary institution.


The program is delivered in partnership with BC Timber Sales (BCTS) and Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy  (ASETS), and provides:

  • Tuition and living scholarship for:
    • Forestry Technician
    • Natural Resources
    • Environmental Technology 
    • Business Management 
    • Business Administration 
    • Geographic Information Systems 
    • Forestry Trades: 
      > Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics
      > Logging Machine Operator
      > Skidder Operator
      > Heavy-duty Mechanics
  • First Nations Forestry Council Membership with access
    to forestry jobs, resources, opportunities and events.
  • Paid summer work-term experience with BC Timber
    Sales (BCTS) and one-on-one mentorship.
  • Support from your local Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) centre. 

Send us your questions.

Download the info sheet. 

Download Part A of application. For full application and details, please contact