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.
Since 2001, the Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards have provided more than $7.9 million in over 2,000 awards to more than 1,300 Métis Albertans studying at institutions across Alberta. These awards are the largest non-governmental source 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.
Am I eligible for the BBMA Awards?
- Membership with the Métis Nation of Alberta or a Métis Settlement (Note: only a letter saying you applied for membership is required to apply)
- Alberta Residence and Canadian Citizenship
- Studying in an eligible program at an eligible post-secondary
Before applying, we strongly recommend reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions. The information here will help you create a stronger application.Apply for a BBMA
Other Scholarships for Métis Students
We also recommend looking at these other funding opportunities:
- Scholarships, bursaries, and other funding for Métis students
- 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. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 BBMA Celebration event has been canceled. We look forward to celebrating with you in 2021.
Date: Stay tuned for details about the 2021 BBMA Celebration.
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.