The Pacific Association of First Nations Women (PAFNW) is excited to announce the 2019 Education Awards for Indigenous women attending Post Secondary studies in BC. The PAFNW Awards Fund was established to encourage and support educational aspirations of Indigenous women and girls. These awards are open to women of First Nations, Metis and Inuit identity.

The Association has four awards to distribute this March to honour Indigenous women and their achievements in Post Secondary education. We will offer two $1,000 Bursaries for Indigenous women in financial need, one $1,000 Community Leadership Scholarship Award and one $1,000 Language and Cultural Scholarship Award.

The application for the awards can be found our website or accessed through our Facebook page or by request at The deadline to receive completed applications is 11:59 pm on February 28th, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by March 10th, 2019.

Congratulations to our 2019 Language and Culture Scholarship winners.  Stay tuned to this page for our 2020 application

Community Leadership Scholarship winners:

Bursary Application winners:

Please email to submit all necessary documents, and for further information

According to Statistics Canada, in 2011 “half of all Indigenous women aged 25 to 64 had a degree, diploma or certificate, compared with 65 per cent of their non-Indigenous counterparts.” *

PAFNW is committed to the holistic success of Indigenous women. We want to support women to thrive culturally as well as financially. So, we have set up a scholarship fund to sponsor Indigenous womens’ post secondary education. We are very excited to fundraise and then offer an awards ceremony next spring. From now until March 31, 2018, we’ll be collecting donations through our Pay Pal account which is linked below. Please include your contact information so we can stay in touch about how much we collect and who the amazing recipients of your generosity are.

Donate to the PAFNW Scholarship Fund

A grassroots scholarship fund to sponsor Post-Secondary education for Indigenous women living in the Lower Mainland of BC on beautiful Coast Salish Territories.



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