Post secondary education


Embark on a transformative educational journey with the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation (SLCN) Post-Secondary Education Program. Congratulations on taking steps toward furthering your education! Our program is dedicated to supporting SLCN members in accessing education and skills development opportunities at the post-secondary level.

Eligibility Criteria:

To access funding support through the Post-Secondary Funding Program (PSFP), you must:

  • Have maintained Canadian residency for the 12 months prior to submitting your application, with exceptions outlined in the eligibility criteria.
  • Be a Status Indian included in the Indian Registry System as a member of the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation.
  • Be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an eligible program of studies at an eligible institution.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic standing within the institution if you are a continuing post-secondary student.

Application Process:

  1. Submit Completed Application: Submit a completed ‘Application for Post-Secondary Funding’ form by June 15th. Forms can be submitted in person, by mail, fax, or email.

    • In person: Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation Administration Office
    • By mail: Post-Secondary Funding Program, Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, P.O. Box 757, Valleyview, AB T0H 3N0
    • By fax: (780) 524-2711
    • By email:
  2. Provide Supporting Documents: Ensure you have the necessary supporting documents by June 30th, including a copy of your Certificate of Indian Status, letter of acceptance or proof of registration, transcripts, and other relevant documents.

    Late applications and those lacking required documents may not be considered for funding.

What Comes Next:

We process applications promptly and notify you of the approval status. Applications are assigned priority numbers based on various criteria, ensuring fair consideration for all eligible students. Once Chief and Council have made selections, you will receive a letter advising you of your application status.

If approved, the letter will include details such as the covered program, institution, funding dates, and types and amounts of funding provided. Additionally, you’ll receive the SLCN Post-Secondary Funding Program Student Handbook and an ‘Acceptance of Funding’ form.

Note: Due to funding limitations, we may not be able to support all applicants fully. We encourage applicants to explore additional funding sources, such as scholarships and bursaries, to cover living and educational expenses.

We look forward to supporting your educational journey with the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation Post-Secondary Education Program!