Vincent Joseph- Education Coordinator
Phone: 250.963.8451 | Fax: 250.963.6954 | E-mail
The Lheidli T'enneh Band has two different Education Programs. One is through the Lheidli T'enneh Band - Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC).
The other program is the LTN Contracting Ltd. Education Fund. This is a limited company owned by Lheit-lit'en Development Corporation and Troga Contracting Ltd. (25 cents a tonne/logging revenue goes into Education Fund on an annual basis). The LTN Contracting Ltd. Education Fund is available to aid in sponsoring non-status Lheidli T'enneh members.
It is imperative to remember that when applying for education sponsorship that you also include all supporting information and documentation, this in turn makes the decision process much easier and quicker. The application form is here.
Education Funding Requirements
- Must be a full time student. Enrolled in 4 courses.
- Provide transcripts/grades. To assist in determining sponsorship.
- Dates to apply: We only accept students for one year sponsorships at a time. If you are looking at attending in September, your application should be in to the Education Coordinator by May of that same year. Ex. September 2011, you need to apply by the deadline of May 15, 2011.
- We will not sponsor failed and/or repeated courses.
- If there are problems with attendance, and/or submitting school grades (which includes all quizzes, tests, assignments, mid-terms, finals, etc.) you will be put on probation for 30 days. After 30 days, if there is no change or improvement, you will no longer be funded.
- Lheidli T'enneh will not sponsor people who are not serious about their future. Funding by Indian and Northern Affairs is limited. Please consider everything prior to enrolling in school and be sure you are seriously committed to completing your studies.
- Unfortunately, we cannot fund every person. Therefore, the Education Department will determine sponsorship via a process that involves screening all applications and interviewing each potential applicant if necessary.
- If you have any questions about your application or funding requirements, please call the Education Coordinator at the Lheidli T'enneh Band Office.
- Please remember the deadline dates and be sure to include all supporting documents. This will eliminate delays in the decision making process.
Post Secondary Guidelines
Lheidli T'enneh is responsible for the development of operating policy and guidelines for the administration of the Post-Secondary Student Support Program and University and College Entrance Preparation Program for the "First Nation Post-Secondary Education Assistance Program."
This policy guides the Education Department in assessing the eligibility of students to receive financial assistance to attend accredited post-secondary institutions in an eligible program of study.
The Operating Policy Toolkit for Post-Secondary Education docuement is available by clicking the PDF icon at left!
The Education Funding Application document is available by clicking the PDF icon at left!