Funding Opportunities

There are a few funding sources available to help students attend CILLDI. We strongly encourage you to contact your band's Educational Office or your Treaty/Tribal office for financial assistance in the first instance. Many of you may still be eligible for funding within your own community or workplace.

However, in case you are an individual who is ineligible for financial assistance because you are not affiliated with a band or settlement, because you live off reserve because you aren't registered in a full-time degree program, or because you have already received the maximum level of funding available through your band or settlement office, there are a few bursary programs for which you might be eligible.

CILLDI Bursary

Deadline: Sunday April 14, 2024

Note: if you apply for the bursary after the deadline, we will put you on a waitlist in case people cancel.


The BHP Foundation generously assists CILLDI in sponsoring bursaries to support individuals interested in pursuing courses at CILLDI.

The 2024 CILLDI bursary will cover the University of Alberta Open Studies tuition and fees for any two CILLDI courses, as well as a stipend for some accommodation support for in-person students. CILLDI Bursary applicants must complete the application form and submit it by mid-April.

Note: Only a limited number of these bursaries are available.

Please apply through our online form here. If you have troubles applying online, let the CILLDI office know by emailing to request a paper application. 

**Online forms must be completed in one sitting! It will not save your work!**

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