Belcourt Brosseau Métis Award
created: Feb 28, 2019
ABOUT THE BELCOURT BROSSEAU MÉTIS AWARDS
Canative Housing Corporation was established in 1971 to address the need for safe, accessible housing for Aboriginal Albertans living in urban centres. In 2001, the directors of Canative Housing, Dr. Herb Belcourt, Orval Belcourt, and Georges Brosseau, QC, established the Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation.
The Fund provides awards so that Métis Albertans demonstrating financial need, commitment, and a desire to be gainfully employed can realize self-sufficiency through the advancement of their post-secondary education and skills development. Since 2002, the Fund has provided awards totalling over $7.0 million to more than 1,100 Alberta Métis students.
Approximately 160 awards are provided each year, most ranging between $1,000 and $10,000. Size and number of awards may vary.
Are you eligible for a Belcourt Brosseau Métis Award?
You should apply for an award if you can fulfill the next four criteria. If you cannot answer yes to the following four criteria you are not eligible for a BBMA Award.
- You are an Alberta Métis citizen (Proof of Métis heritage must be provided before any award is confirmed but does not have to be submitted with the application. However, proof of application for Alberta Métis citizenship must be submitted with the BBMA application. Visit the Métis Nation of Alberta for more information.)
- You are an Alberta resident
- You plan to attend a program of post-secondary study leading to a recognized certificate, diploma, undergraduate or professional degree in Alberta (Some exceptions for post-secondary funding for studies outside of Alberta but within Canada will be considered. For details see “What schools and programs are eligible?” below)
- You are a Canadian citizen