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Northern Nishnawbe Education Council
Post Secondary Student Support Services, Northern Nishnawbe Education Council

  • Provides financial, social and academic assistance to First Nations students continuing in post secondary education
  • Sponsors and supports approved applicants accepted into accredited college and university programs

Partial or full financial aid provided for:
  • Books
  • Course materials
  • Tuition and mandatory fees
  • Living allowance
  • Travel assistance

Support services provided are:
  • Academic counselling
  • Career counselling
  • Social counselling
NOTE: There is no financial support available for childcare
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Must be a member of one of the 24 First Nation communities in the Sioux Lookout District and continuing education at a Post Secondary institution
Each application is individually reviewed for eligibility then assessed for assignment of a priority. All applications for education assistance are considered according to their priority
  • Priority 1 Returning/continuing successful and new grade 12 graduates
  • Priority 2 Continuing successful self-funded students who fall under the INAC guidelines
  • Priority 3 First time grade 12 equivalency (course) mature students
  • Priority 4 Previously funded unsuccessful students who have sat out for a minimum of two academic years based on the following criteria:
    • Length of time away from post secondary
    • Amount of money spent on a student
    • Official transcript
    • A written essay complete with an academic plan
Application Process
Application package available at office or by emailing Program Manager
Original funding applications must be completed and submitted to the Sioux Lookout or Thunder Bay site and include the following:
  • Application for Post Secondary Assistance
  • Consent for Release of Information
  • Charter of Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Band letter of Support
  • Offer of Admission
  • Copy of status card (front and back)
  • Valid email address
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • Official transcript (secondary/post secondary)
  • Copy of dependent's birth certificate
  • Record of banking information
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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