BC First Nations Forestry Council's Indigenous Forestry Scholarship Program is designed to provide support for First Nations, Inuit, 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), BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), and Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program (ISETP), and provides:

(A) Tuition and living scholarship

(B) Paid summer work-term experience with BC Timber Sales (BCTS) and one-on-one mentorship

(C) Support from your local Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program (ISETP) centre

The Indigenous Forestry Scholarship Program (IFSP) for Indigenous students attending full-time studies in the following applicable areas:

  • 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

1. Download Application A (Applications are currently closed - follow our social media pages for the latest news and updates regarding open applications).

2. Fill out your Application, and sign it.

3. Compile all of the necessary documentations to go with the application (See page 1 of the application form for a list of documents you'll need to attach with your application).

4. E-mail your completed application to workforce@forestrycouncil.ca with all of the necessary attachments. (You can also submit your completed application via fax to 604.921.4401 or by mail to 2161 - 1959 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, BC V7P 3G1)

You can also get assistance with your application at your local ISETP Office.

If you have questions about the scholarship program, or need help with filling out your application, you can get in touch with our Workforce Advisor at workforce@forestrycouncil.ca.

You can also get assistance with your application at your local ISETP Office.

Click below to read about the experience of previous scholarship recipients: