Gchi-Kinoomaajiwgamik (Post-Secondary)

The Post-Secondary Education Assistance Program (PSEAP) is designed to encourage registered band members to acquire college, university, and professional qualifications so that they can become economically self-sufficient and may realize their individual potentials for contributions to their nation and other communities.

The program provides support and a financial subsidy to registered Nipissing band members who are qualified and/or have been accepted by accredited provincially-funded college, university, or private institutions as approved by the Ministry of Colleges, Training and Universities, into programs or courses which normally require the completion of secondary school as a minimum academic entrance requirement. This includes those persons who are accepted with lesser academic qualifications in recognition of the applicant’s maturity and potential for success in their chosen field of study.

The program is expected to increase post-secondary enrollment and graduation rates among Nipissing First Nation and improve the employability of First Nation members.

The Post-Secondary Education Assistance Program is not intended to cover all costs, but it does provide significant support for students. Students are choosing a broad range of programs are working at all levels of academic training from one-year Certificate programs to Masters and Ph.D. programs.


Full-Time Post-Secondary Student Application
* Deadline for all full-time students is May 15th annually
Part-Time Post-Secondary Student Application
* Applications are received April 1 – March 31 and are subject to the availability of funds

Post-Secondary Education Policy
Full-Time Post-Secondary Funding Brochure
Part-Time Post-Secondary Funding Brochure
Post-Secondary Graduate Award Application
Student Budget
Frequently Asked Questions

Helpful Links

Anishinabek Educational Institute
Anishinabek Student Excellence Awards (Deadline: June 14, 2019)
Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool
Indspire – Building Brighter Future: Bursaries, Scholarships & Awards
Nipissing University Summer Indigenous Institute 2020
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
OSAP Bursary Link
Resource Guide for Students with Disabilities
The Learning Portal – College Libraries of Ontario
Tips for Funding Post-Secondary Education
Transitions: Supporting First Nations, Métis & Inuit Students in School & Career Success

Contact Information

Geraldeana Goulais, Gchi-Kinoomaajiwgamik Gchi-Kinoomaagewin Waadookaaged (Post-Secondary Education Support Worker)
Member of Ontario Native Education Counselling Association
705-753-6995 ext. 1321 | gerryg@nfn.ca

Nancy Allaire, Kinoomaagewin Niigaanzi-E-naakniged (Director of Education)
705-753-6995 ext. 3013 | nancya@nfn.ca

Office Address:
Binoojiiyag Enji-Kinoomaagsiwaad (Education Centre)
70 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2
Fax: 705-753-5827