Siksika Nation Post Secondary Student Support Program

Program Description: The Siksika Nation Post Secondary Student Support Program is administered through Old Sun Community College and is designed to help students take the next step towards a post-secondary education. Whether you want to enroll in a program on campus or at another approved college or university, the staff are here to assist you.

BACKGROUND

The objective of the Siksika Nation Post Secondary Student Support Program (S.N.P.S.S.S.P.) is to assist Siksika Nation Members in gaining access to a post-secondary education and to graduate with the qualifications and skills needed to pursue individual careers.

On April 1, 1991 the Siksika Nation took control of the Post Secondary Grants Administration Program from Indigenous Service Canada, (formerly known as the Department of Indian Affairs).

VISION STATEMENT

To strengthen, encourage and protect post secondary educational opportunities for the Siksika Nation.

PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT

Our purpose, being part of the educative body for the people of the Siksika Nation, is to ensure that we improve quality of life in the area of intellectual well-being. Our commitment to this aspect of the mission statement will fulfill our role to the Siksika Nation.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JUNE 15 and accepted only once per year.

STUDENT APPLICATION

Applications for financial support must include:

  • A completed application form
  • Documentary proof that the applicant is a Siksika Nation member.
  • Documentary proof of acceptance into an approved post secondary program of studies, registration, fees, transcripts, verification of dependents (if applicable).

NOTE: Additional documentation or information may be requested.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible an applicant must have met university or college entrance requirements and have been enrolled or accepted for enrolment in a post secondary institution for a program of studies that is a minimum of eight months in duration that has a grade 12 equivalence.

New Students:

  • High School Transcript
  • Copy of High School Diploma
  • Most recent Post Secondary Transcript
  • Acceptance Letter from Institution
  • Registration/schedule of classes for fall and winter terms. Schedule and fees can be provided on a semester basis.
  • Fee assessment (total fees charged by the Institution for each term)
  • Verification of dependents if applicable (copy of Health Care cards)
  • Copy of Treaty Status Card (MANDATORY). Letters from membership will not be accepted.

Continuing Students:

  • Transcripts from last academic term or year
  • New registration/schedule of classes for fall and winter terms
  • Fee assessment (total fees charged by the Institution for each term)

NOTE: All documentation should be included with your application. If you are unable to submit all your information please contact the Post Secondary department.

APPLICATION FORM

Siksika Nation Post Secondary Student Support Program Application Form

CONTACT

Phone: 403-734-3862 ext. 227 or Toll Free: 1-888-734-3862
Email: ken.threesuns@oldsuncollege.ca