Education Bursaries

Supporting Post-Secondary Education

The Galore Creek Mining Corporation offers a number of bursaries to support Tahltan members who wish to pursue post-secondary education. Bursaries are available for university and college programs, as well as trades at accredited institutions.

Find out about the bursary terms here.



To be eligible, you must be:

  • Enrolled or accepted in a post-secondary educational program in Canada.
  • Of Tahltan ancestry. You must provide proof of Tahltan ancestry, including the names of Tahltan parents and grandparents. We may request validation of your ancestry by the Tahltan Central Government.


Academic bursaries are granted to students enrolled in a university degree program or university transfer courses (towards a degree program) or a two-year diploma program at a community college.

Non-Academic bursaries are granted to students 18 years and older, enrolled in any accredited post-secondary course or programs (that are not associated with a university degree program). Students younger than 18 may be considered if they are accepted into an accredited trades program. Eligible programs also include BC Adult Graduation Diplomas and General Education Development Certificates.

Bursaries are awarded based on academic achievement, community involvement, as well as educational and career goals. Bursaries are not restricted to educational programs directly related to mining, but special consideration is given to applicants whose career goals relate to the mining industry.

The bursaries are awarded annually on Tahltan Day, October 18.

Application and Criteria

Application forms are available in late August, and must be submitted by the end of September.

In August, application forms will be available on this website and the Tahltan Central Government website

The application form requires that you provide a brief personal summary that includes:

  • Academic achievement
  • Community involvement
  • Educational goals
  • Career goals

If your career goals relate to mining, be sure to include that in your personal summary. We do not restrict our support to mining-related educational programs, but we do give special consideration to applicants who plan a career in the mining industry.

Send your application form by email, from your personal email address to Send the file in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format. Emails and attachments must be less than 10 MB in size.

Selection Committee

The Selection Committee is composed of representatives of Galore Creek and the Tahltan, as well as independent adjudicators. They will review all applications according to the above criteria.

2017 Recipients

Winners of the 12th Annual Galore Creek /Tahltan Nation Bursaries

October 18, 2017—Tahltan Day—marked the twelfth anniversary of our bursary program. The following students were awarded bursaries.

Academic Bursaries

Place Name
First Place Feddie Louie
Second Place Cassia Jakesta
Third Place (tie) Jody Inkster

Nathan Skubovius

Fifth Place Braden Etzerza


Non-academic Bursaries

Place Name
First Place (tie) Shanna Creyke

Keenan Russell

Third Place Les Creyke
Fourth Place Kiana Ball
Fifth Place Mandi Campbell