Musqueam’s education department seeks to maximize the personal academic success of Musqueam members and promote inclusive personal development in education. We strive to make a positive difference in the lives of our students, and use Musqueam culture in programming wherever possible.
The department is committed to supporting, teaching and caring for a diverse group of children, who in turn will learn, reflect and care for themselves and others as they prepare for their futures.
What Musqueam Education can help you with
As a department, Musqueam Education is responsible for administering elementary, high school, and post-secondary education for Musqueam students living on reserve or away from home.
Assisting with school placements
- Arranging tuition for elementary, high school, post-secondary education
- Liaising between elementary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions
- Liaising with the Vancouver School Board, First Nations Education Steering Committee and other organizations
- Meeting and advising students, cheque processing, daily administrative tasks
- Liaising with First Nations support workers
- Providing support to students and parents and liaising between schools and parents
- Tutors for elementary and high school
- Address the learning needs of each unique individual
- Inspire participation in our youths’ education
Latest updates from Musqueam Education
Updated February 2023
2023 High School Graduates
Musqueam members who are in Grade 12 and completing high school in 2023 are eligible to receive support for graduation costs, including dinner tickets, outfits, and photos. Please contact the education department for more information.
If you are considering attending post-secondary in September, please contact the education department to discuss your plans and get a copy of the MIB Post Secondary Funding Application. If you want to discuss and find out more about your options for funding, please contact the education department.
Musqueam Homework Club
The homework club happens every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:30pm. Come to the library space (second floor of the community centre, above the gymnasium) for help with your homework! Snacks provided.
Musqueam School Bus
Sign up your child to ride the school bus by filling out this form and returning it to Musqueam Education.
Musqueam school bus form
Parents of Musqueam students requiring tutoring for the school year can contact Musqueam Education for support.
Scholarships and bursaries
> UBC Musqueam Scholarship
Musqueam students at the University of British Columbia can apply to the UBC Musqueam Scholarship. This award was created to acknowledge the strong relationship between UBC and Musqueam.
Applicants must be a Musqueam band member studying at UBC in their undergraduate, post baccalaureate or graduate studies.
The award is valued up to $5,500 annually and renewable for up to 4 years.
Recipients will have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements and be selected on their ability to demonstrate their openness to continuing to learn who they are, where they come from, and their responsibility in enriching and carrying knowledge forward in their community and the world.
Applications open every year in July, with a deadline in September.
The application includes a 500-700 word personal statement and two references.
For more information email [email protected] or visit the Musqueam scholarship webpage.
> Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Musqueam Scholarship Award
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) offers scholarships specifically for Musqueam post-secondary students. These awards are part of the relationship agreement we signed with the port in November 2021, and are valued up to $10,000 for full-time students.
Application deadlines: August 15, November 1, February 1 at 11:59pm PST
If you need assistance in filling out the application or have any questions/concerns, please contact Lindsay Gibson, VFPA’s Musqueam Relationship Advisor, at [email protected]
Click here to download the application form (PDF)
Read more on the VFPA-Musqueam Scholarship webpage
> Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards (Indspire)
Since 2004, Indspire has provided over $153 million in financial support through more than 49,000 bursaries, scholarships and awards to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students.
Indspire bursaries, scholarships and awards are open to full and part time studies in college, university, skilled trades, apprenticeships, and technology programs.
There is one application for all of Indspire’s bursaries, scholarships, and awards (with a few exceptions). You only need to complete the application once to be considered for all applicable bursaries, scholarships, and awards.
Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
> BC Hydro Indigenous Scholarship Program
Scholarships and bursaries available to Indigenous students from BC First Nations or are an Indigenous permanent resident of BC studying at an accredited post-secondary institution in a program that closely matches to careers at BC Hydro.