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The Vancouver Film Studios Indigenous Bursaries award financial assistance to Indigenous people of all ages who plan to pursue any kind of formal or informal career-related education or training in British Columbia. 

This includes but is not limited to post-secondary education, short or long certification programs, diplomas, skill-building programs, and other training programs.

The program was established in 2022 by Vancouver Film Studios to support Indigenous people who want to pursue any kind of education or training to advance their careers.

There is $12,000 of funding to be distributed. Bursary amounts will vary depending on applicant needs. The maximum amount awarded to one applicant is $3,000. 



  • You are currently a BC resident.
  • You identify as an Indigenous person.

There is no age requirement for this bursary. Applicants of all ages are encouraged to apply.

Special consideration will be given to applicants who have spent time in government care (such as foster care). 

You are eligible to apply for these bursaries even if you are currently receiving funding from the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program. 


Applications for the 2024 Vancouver Film Studios Indigenous Bursary are now open. You have until April 19th, 2024, to submit your application. Don’t miss this opportunity!