Nawash Post-Secondary Assistance Program (NPSAP)

Post Secondary Coordinator
Jennifer Linklater

Secondary Student Services Coordinator
Connie Salkey

The objectives of the NPSAP program are to:

  1. Provide financial assistance, subject to the availability of funding, to eligible Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation band members in pursuit of Post Secondary education.
  2. Assist Post Secondary students with the tools and resources necessary to graduate with the qualifications comparable to other Canadians with similar educational and socio-economic backgrounds.
  3. Improve the employability of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation band members by providing eligible students with access to education and skills development opportunities at the post secondary level. This is expected to lead to greater participation of students in post secondary studies, higher Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation graduation rates from post secondary programs, and to improve individual, family and community well-being for band members.
  4. Ensure that a maximum number of Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation band members are approved for assistance under the NPSAP criteria.

The NPSAP is not a full funding program. Students who have educational costs that are higher than the maximum allowances under the NPSAP are encouraged to seek and secure supplementary financial assistance. Please see Appendix A for a list of scholarships and bursaries.

To apply, please read the NPSAP Policy and fully complete the Nawash Post Secondary Financial Assistance Application form.


  • Living Allowance will be deposited via Electronic Funds Transfer (ETF) on the last business day of the month for the upcoming month.
  • Book Allowance for eligible students will be deposited via EFT for September and January with the living allowance payment.
  • Spring/Summer Final Marks are due no later than September 15th.
  • Spring/Summer (May – August) Applications for financial assistance are due March 1st.  For further information, please refer to the NPSAP policy.
  • Fall/Winter (September – April) Applications for financial assistance are due May 1st.