Education and Training

Education and Training


ISETS Bursary Funding for Post-Secondary Programs

Eligible applicants must be registered Gwich’in Participants or must be self-identified First Nation and Metis individuals who reside within the Gwich’in Settlement Area: Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Inuvik or Tsiigehtchic. Proof of residency may be requested. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in full time post-secondary programs as identified by the institution you are attending.

Self-Identified First Nations, Metis living within the Gwich’in Settlement area may also apply for funding for full-time Short Training Courses.


Gwich’in Education Foundation Bursary for Post-Secondary Programs

Eligible applicants must be registered members of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement and who are enrolled in full time post-secondary programs.


Application forms can be obtained at

Applicants must seek other funding sources before applying with the Gwich’in Tribal Council (example: SFA or to see if you are EI eligible for funding). The applicant may be required to provide evidence that attempts have been made to access other funding.


Deadline for bursary applications each year:

DEADLINE to apply:

July 15 (each year) for Post- Secondary programs starting in the Fall Semester (Semester)

November 15 (each year) for Post-Secondary programs starting in the Winter Semester (January)

March 15 (each year) for Post-Secondary programs starting in the Spring/Summer Semester (May)

For all other programs and short courses, application must be received 30 days prior.



Please ensure that applications contain appropriate supporting documentation:

NOTE: Screen shots and or copy/paste documents are not accepted.


Submit your fully completed application form and all required documents by one of the following options:

In Person:                                                      Mail:                                      

Gwich’in Tribal Council                                   Gwich’in Tribal Council

1-3 Council Crescent                                      P.O. Box 1509

Inuvik, NT                                                       Inuvik, NT   X0E 0T0


Fax:                                                                email:

Attn: Education Department                             


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question: I was approved for funding and received funds at the start of my semester.  When can I expect to receive a payment for the following semester?

Answer: Students must have and maintain a 60% average to be eligible for funding.  Students must arrange for OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS to be sent in after each semester for a review of academic performance.  No further payments will be made until verification of marks is received.

Question: I am currently attending part time studies.  Do I qualify for a bursary?

Answer: In order to qualify for a bursary, students must be enrolled in full time studies at a recognized post-secondary diploma or degree program.  Full time studies shall mean to be full time as defined by the post-secondary institution or program.

Question: I am currently attending upgrading or Adult Basic Education.  Do I qualify for a bursary?

Answer: Students attending an upgrading or Adult Basic Education are not eligible for funding at this time.

Question: I was previously in receipt of funding from the GTC Education & Training, did not complete my program or course and am currently not in good standing with the GTC Education.  Do I qualify for funding?

Answer: Students wishing to access further funding, are encouraged to speak with Education and Training Staff to set up a repayment plan. 



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