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Okanagan College

Serving the beautiful Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen valleys, Okanagan College has campuses in Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm and a centre in Revelstoke. It delivers more than 130 programs to more than 21,000 learners (more than 9,000 full-time equivalent students) each year. Okanagan College has one of the largest and fastest growing populations of Indigenous students of any post-secondary institution in the province – more than 1,890 students in 2019-2020. The college offers various university transfer, health, engineering technology, trade, vocational, adult basic education and continuing studies programs. It also boasts three bachelor’s degrees—an Applied Bachelor of Arts: Community Research and Evaluation, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor Computer Information Systems—along with an array of post-baccalaureate diplomas. More information is available about Okanagan College and its programs and services for students at

Okanagan College / CIBC Indigenous Health & Social Development Bursaries

This award is to be distributed (5 bursaries per year at $2,200) to Indigenous students who are attending Okanagan College with demonstrated financial need for contribution to education costs.

Awards Criteria

Awards Category: Post-Secondary
Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1
Program of Study: Students studying in academic programs related to health and social development:

  • Aboriginal Community Support Worker
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Years 1 and 2)
  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Human Kinetics / Kinesiology
  • Human Services Work
  • Medical Device Reprocessing Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Practical Nursing
  • Therapist Assistant

Level of Study: Any
Indigenous Affiliation: Any