Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards (BBMAs) support Métis Albertans with scholarships up to $10,000 each year for post-secondary education.
THE BBMAS WERE ESTABLISHED IN 2001 by the directors of the Canative Housing Corporation, Orval Belcourt, Dr. Herb Belcourt, and Georges Brosseau QC. Their vision was to help Métis Albertans realize self-sufficiency through post-secondary education and skills development.
Over the past twenty years the Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards have provided more than $10.5 million to approximately 2,600 Métis students studying at institutions across Alberta. These awards are one of the largest non-governmental sources of student funding for Métis students in Canada.
Apply for the Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards
Are you a Métis student from Alberta? The BBMAs can support you by covering between $1,000 and $10,000 of your tuition and fees.
Applications open: December 15
Applications close: March 31
Am I eligible for the BBMA Awards?
- Membership with the Otipemisiwak Métis Government or a Métis Settlement (Note: if you are in process of receiving citizenship or membership you will need to upload a letter saying you have applied for it)
- Alberta Residence and Canadian Citizenship
- Studying in an eligible program at an eligible post-secondary
Other Scholarships for Métis Students
We also recommend looking at these other funding opportunities:Other Métis Funding Opportunities
- Hilltop Awards and Bursaries, offered by the Edmonton Community Foundation
Become Your Own Success Story
To see how the BBMAs have made a difference in other Métis students’ lives, check out our student success stories on YouTube.
Contact the BBMAs
Please contact Theresa Majeran if you need help with your application, would like a presentation about the BBMAs at your organization, or are interested in supporting the BBMA awards.
Sponsor our Annual BBMA Celebration
Each year, past and present recipients, their families, the Métis community, and corporate sponsors are invited to a cultural celebration of student success. We thank everyone that attended the 2023 ceremony.
- 2024 Sponsorship Package coming soon!
Watch Celebrations from past years:
- 2023 Gala
- 2023 Sash Ceremony
- Truth & Reconciliation Video with Ry Moran
- 2022 Sash Ceremony
- Entire 2022 Celebration
Access the 2023 Gala Photo Gallery with your email and the gallery password: bbma2023t | Download PIN: 4940
You can also read the BBMA Milestone Magazine by clicking the image below.
Support the BBMAs
We are so thankful for our many gracious donors and supporters.
Right now, the BBMAs are only able to support half of the Métis Albertans that apply. That means we are unable to support around 200 of the 400 applicants each year. With your support, we can bridge that gap.
You can support directly by donating to the Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards Fund.