Camosun College - Victoria, BC

The Dorothy Price Treasure Box

The Tsa Qwa Supp Award for Nuu-cha-nulth Students

Saanich Indian School Board/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award

The Saanich Indian School Board Award for Camosun College Students

Cowichan Trading Company Award

The Allen and Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation Bursary for First Nations Health and Human Services Students

The Songhees Nation/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award

The Eulau Howard Memorial Award for Camosun College First Nations Students

The Victoria Native Friendship Centre/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award

The Winona Wood Award for First Nations Women

Please send or drop off completed applications to:
First Nations Education and Services,
Ewing Building, Room 272
Camosun College,
3100 Foul Bay Road,
Victoria, BC V8P 5J2

Phone (250) 370-3299
Fax (250) 370-3291



The Dorothy Price Treasure Box
Awards for First Nations Students at Camosun College

Mrs. Dorothy Price, who lived in Victoria, recognized the needs of Aboriginal people who are seeking education to benefit their lives and their communities. In 1997 at her passing, she left a very generous gift to Camosun College to support Aboriginal students.

In many First Nations traditions there is a Treasure Box of precious gifts. To honour Mrs. Price's wishes, Camosun College has developed the Dorothy Price Treasure Box of Awards for First Nations students. The awards that have been established recognize the four parts of human beings: the intellectual; the physical; the spiritual; and the emotional.

Intellectual:
First Nations Studies Achievement Award:

Award presented to the highest achieving student in a First Nations program at Camosun College. Only those students considered full-time by Camosun College are eligible. Students do not apply for this award. Recipients will be chosen based on Grade Point Average in an academic year in a First Nations-specific program.

Yaay'us ("Working" in Hul'qumi'num') Award:

Provides tuition for a First Nations student to take a short-term career-enhancement program or course at Camosun College. Students may apply for this award throughout the year through the First Nations Education and Services office.

 
Physical:
Mino-Ayaa ("Being Well" in Ojibwe) Wellness Award

Award presented to a First Nations students who has achieved or demonstrated exceptional commitment to physical well-being. Students apply for this award through the First Nations Education and Services office.

Application deadline is January 21.

Spiritual:
Treasure Box Award in Memory of James Dick

Award presented to a First Nations student who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to culture and community contribution. Students apply for this award through the First Nations Education and Services office.

Application deadline is January 21.

Emotional:
Sheli/ten ("Spirit of Mother" in Lekwungen) Award

Emergency assistance for students facing unforeseen circumstances that may seriously impact their success in education. The First Nations Education and Services office will determine recipients.

Deld'alus TE Ten ("The Arms of Mother" in Sencoten) Award

Award to provide assistance to First Nations students who both study and have primary parental responsibilities. Students apply for this award through the First Nations Education and Services office.

Application deadline is January 21.

The Dorothy Price Treasure Box of Awards is jointly administered through the Camosun College First Nations Education and Services office and the College Foundation. Recipients must attend Camosun College.


The Tsa Qwa Supp Award for Nuu-cha-nulth Students

The purpose of the Tsa Qwa Supp Award is to encourage and provide financial support to Nuu-cha-nulth students who are pursuing professional careers and are studying at Camosun College. The scholarship was developed in 1999 and was a gift from Tsa Qwa Supp (Art Thompson) and BC Hydro. We honour Tsa Qwa Supp's memory and generosity.

Deadline is April 15

The award comes from proceeds of the sale of a limited-edition serigraph of the Tate family curtain which served as a centerpiece to the Out of the Mist Huupukwanum-Tupaat: Treasures of the Nuu-chah-nulth Chiefs exhibit at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria. Tsa Qwa Supp was commissioned to re-create the Tate family curtain and render the design of the serigraph. BC Hydro financed the commission and the production of the prints.

The fund is managed by the Camosun College Foundation and disbursement of awards is administered through the Camosun College First Nations Education and Services office. Recipients are expected to attend an awards ceremony in Victoria.

Criteriua
1. Applicants must be full-time Camosun College students who have completed at least two full terms of post-secondary study with a GPA of at least 3.0;
2. Applicants must attach a record of grades or transcript from the previous two semesters;
3. Applicants must be attached by ancestry and identity to the Nuu-cha-nulth Nation, including the Ahousaht, Ehattesaht, Hupacasath, Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h', Mowachuht/Muchalaht, Huu-ay-aht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Toquaht, Ucluelet, Ditidaht, Hesquiaht, Nuchatlaht, Tseshaht, Uchucklesath, Pacheedaht and Makah Tribes;
4. Applicants must include a short (250-300 word) essay discussing their goals an daspirations, their reasons for applying for this award, and their ties with the Nuu-chah-nulth people;
5. Applicants must include a letter of reference from a community member, instructor, advisor, or employers. Letters should not be from immediate family members;
6. Only completed applications will be considered.

The TSA QWA SUPP Award is awarded annually in amounts of not less than $500.


Saanich Indian School Board/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award

The Saanich Indian School Board/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award was made on the occasion of the ceremonial re-signing of the Affiliation Agreement, January 24, 2006. The purpose of the award is to encourage Saanich students who are working towards strong achievement in their studies, and to consider their future contributions to their community.

Deadline is April 21

The bursary will be awarded to (one) student from the Tsawout, Tsartlip, Pauquachin or Tseycum Nations who has demonstrated commitment to Community, Leadership and Volunteer work. Recipients are expected to attend the college awards ceremony at which the Songhees Nation/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award will be presented.

Criteria
1. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time Camosun College; and
2. Applications must a member of the WSANEC Nation (Tsawout, Tsartlip, Pauquachin or Tseycum); and
3. Applicants must have a satisfactory record of achievement in the past academic year; and
4. Applicants must provide permission for the First Nations Education and Services office to check their Fall and Winter semester grades; and
5. Applicants must write a letter that describes their work or involvement in community leadership roles, activities, and volunteer experience; and
6. Applicants must include a letter of reference from a community member (non-family) or a teacher; and
7. Recipients are expected to attend the college awards ceremony at which the Saanich Indian School Board/Camosun College Affiliation Award will be presented; and
8. Only complete applications will be considered.


The Saanich Indian School Board Award for Camosun College Students

The award is meant to encourage students who are funded by the Saanich Indian School Board to achieve well in their studies, and to consider their future contributions to their communities.

Deadline is April 15

Criteria

1. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students at Camosun College.
2. Applicants must be eligible to be funded by the Saanich Indian School Board.
3. Applicants must provide permission for the First Nations Education and Services office to check their Fall and Winter semester grades.
4. Applicants must write a letter that describes their educational goals, and considers how their education might benefit their community.
5. Recipients are expected to attend the college awards ceremony in which the Saanich Indian School Board Award for Camosun College students will be presented.
6. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Saanich Indian School Board Award for Camosun College Students is awarded annually in amounts of $500.


Cowichan Trading Company Award
 
THE COWICHAN TRADING COMPANY, LOCATED IN VICTORIA, BC, HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS SINCE 1966. IT STARTED AS A SMALL TRADING DEPOT WHERE NATIVE ARTISANS WOULD SUPPLY CARVINGS AND HANDMADE COWICHAN SWEATERS. IT HAS NOW EXPANDED TO THREE LOCATIONS. THIS AWARD GIVES BACK TO THE FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING AN ANNUAL GIFT TO AN OUTSTANDING STUDENT.
THE AWARD IS PROVIDED TO FIRST NATIONS STUDENTS AT CAMOSUN COLLEGE WHO ARE IN PROGRAMS THAT WILL PREPARE THEM TO SERVE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES. RECIPIENTS WILL BE THOSE STUDENTS WHO BEST EXEMPLIFY THE VALUES OF THOSE PROGRAMS.

Criteria
1. First Nations ancestry and enrolled in First Nations Family support worker program, or in its absense, another program that prepares students to serve children and families in First Nations communities
2. Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory educational achievement and provide proof of current registration in or acceptance to a Health and Human Services program at Camosun College.
3. Applicants must include a letter which describes their education and employment goals, and how they plan to use their education to benefit other people.
4. Applicants must include a letter of recommendation from their community, or from an educator, attesting to their aptitude to work in a health and human services field.
5. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
6. Only complete applications will be considered.
2. SATISFACTORY RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT WHILE AT CAMOSUN COLLEGE.
3. DEMONSTRATED CULTURAL AND PERSONAL GROWTH WHILE IN THE PROGRAM.
4. DEMONSTRATED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ATTITUDE CONSISTENT WITH THE TEACHINGS OF THE PROGRAM.
5. DEMONSTRATED ABILITY TO CREATE AND SUPPORT COMMUNITY AMONGST STUDENTS IN THE PROGRAM.
6. RECOMMENDATION FROM PRACTICUM OR FIELD SUPERVISOR.

THERE IS NO APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE COWICHAN TRADING COMPANY AWARD. THE RECIPIENT WILL BE CHOSEN BY A PANEL COMPOSED OF STAFF AND FACULTY WHO WORK CLOSELY WITH STUDENTS WHO MAY BE RECIPIENTS OF THE AWARD. THE PANEL WILL SEEK THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE FIELD SUPERVISOR.

The award is administered through the Camosun College Foundation and First Nations Education and Services Department.


The Allen and Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation Bursary for First Nations Health and Human Services Students

established in September 2004. The purpose of the Bursary is to assist and support First Nations students who are enrolled in or entering Health and Human Services programs. Priority will be given to those students who have applied for and are qualified for programs covered under the First Nations Limited Priority Admissions process. Students in other Health and Humans Services programs may also apply for this Award.

Applicants must include a self-written letter describing their education and employment goals, and how they plan to use their education to benefit other people. Applicants must also include a reference letter from their community or from an educator attesting to their aptitude for working in a health and human services field.

The Award is jointly administered through the Camosun College Foundation and the First Nations Education and Services office. Recipients must be attending or accepted to a Health and Human Services program at Camosun College.

Deadline is August 21.

Criteria
1. Applicants must demonstrate First Nations ancestry.
2. Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory educational achievement and provide proof of current registration in or acceptance to a Health and Human Services program at Camosun College.
3. Applicants must include a letter which describes their education and employment goals, and how they plan to use their education to benefit other people.
4. Applicants must include a letter of recommendation from their community, or from an educator, attesting to their aptitude to work in a health and human services field.
5. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
6. Only complete applications will be considered.

If you have questions about the award or how to apply for it please contact the First Nations Education and Services office at (250) 370-3299.

The Allen and Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation Bursary for First Nations Health and Human Services Students will be awarded annually in amounts of not less than $750. The first bursaries will be given out after September 2005.


The Songhees Nation/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award

was made on the occasion of the ceremonial signing of the Affiliation Agreement, June 21, 2005.

The purpose of the award is to encourage Songhees students who are working towards strong achievement in their studies, and to consider their future contributions to their community.

Recipients are expected to attend the college awards ceremony at which the Songhees Nation/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award will be presented.

Deadline is April 21.

Criteria
1. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time Camosun College; and
2. Applications must be funded by the Songhees Nation; and
3. Applicants must have a satisfactory record of achievement in the past academic year; and
4. Applicants must provide permission for the First Nations Education and Services office to check their Fall and Winter semester grades; and
5. Applicants must write a letter that describes their educational goals, and considers how their education might benefit their community; and
6. Applicants must include a letter of reference from a community member (non-family) or a teacher; and
7. Recipients are expected to attend the college awards ceremony at which the Songhees Nation/Camosun College Affiliation Award will be presented; and
8. Only complete applications will be considered.


The Eulau Howard Memorial Award for Camosun College First Nations Students

was established by Mr. Art Howard in memory of his wife Eulau to encourage First Nations students studying at Camosun College. Mr. Howard wanted recipients of this award to be community-minded individuals who are pursuing education that will result in a career. Applicants' community service and financial need will be given serious consideration.
The award is administered through the Camosun College First Nations Education and Services office. Recipients are expected to attend a ceremony to receive their awards.

Deadline is January 21

Criteria
1. Applicants must be of First Nations ancestry and must be enrolled as full-time students at Camosun College.
2. Applicants must have a satisfactory record of achievement at Camosun College and include a record of marks and proof of current registration in their application.
3. Applicants must include a self-written letter outlining educational goals, employment aspirations, and community involvement and service.
4. Applications must include a letter of recommendation from a First Nations organization, teacher, or community group that attests to and gives examples of the applicant's commitment to community work.
5. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Eulau Howard Memorial Award is awarded annually in amounts of not less than $400 each.


The Victoria Native Friendship Centre/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award

was made on the occasion of the ceremonial signing of the Affiliation Agreement, November 14, 2005.

The purpose of the award is to encourage students who are funded by the Victoria Native Friendship Centre to work towards strong achievement in their studies, and to consider their future contributions to their community.

Recipients are expected to attend the college awards ceremony at which the Victoria Native Friendship Centre/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award will be presented.

Deadline is April 21.

Criteria
1. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time Camosun College students; and
2. Applications must be funded by the Victoria Native Friendship Centre; and
3. Applicants must have a satisfactory record of achievement in the past academic year; and
4. Applicants must provide permission for the First Nations Education and Services office to check their Fall and Winter semester grades; and
5. Applicants must write a letter that describes their educational goals, and considers how their education might benefit their community; and
6. Applicants must include a letter of reference from a community member (non-family) or a teacher; and
7. Recipients are expected to attend the college awards ceremony at which the Victoria Native Friendship Centre/Camosun College Affiliation Award will be presented; and
8. Only complete applications will be considered.


The Winona Wood Award for First Nations Women

was established in 1993 by Miss Winona Wood. Miss Wood has been a supporter of women's rights since the 1930's. The purpose of the award is to assist and encourage First Nations women who are seeking education or training that will lead to employment or self-employment. Miss Wood wished to support First Nations women who are in need and whose career plans include helping and working with others.

Deadline is January 21.

The award was originally called "CENANELEN," which is translated to "it is helper, it is support" in SENCOTEN, the language of the WSANEC, one of the traditional peoples of the Camosun College region. In 2004 the award was renamed for its benefactor.

The award is administered through the Camosun College First Nations Education and Services office. Recipients must be students at Camosun College and are expected to attend an awards ceremony.

Criteria
1. Applicants must demonstrate financial need
2. Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory educational achievement and provide proof of current registration at Camosun College.
3. Applicants must include a letter which states the applicant's plans after completion of studies.
4. Applicants must include a letter of recommendation from a First Nations organization or an educational institution.
Only complete applications will be considered.

The Winona Wood Award is provided annually in amounts of not less than $500 each.

Please send or drop off completed applications to:
First Nations Education and Services,
Ewing Building, Room 272
Camosun College,
3100 Foul Bay Road,
Victoria, BC V8P 5J2

Phone (250) 370-3299
Fax (250) 370-3291