Are you interested in a career in forestry? Apply to BC First Nations Forestry Council’s Indigenous Forestry Scholarship Program. Send an email to to get started.


The BC First Nations Forestry Council’s Indigenous Forestry Scholarship Program is designed to provide support for First Nations, Inuit, or Métis Descent students interested in attending full-time studies in a designated post-secondary institution. The program is delivered in partnership with BC Timber Sales (BCTS), BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), and the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program (ISETP).

The program provides Indigenous students with:

  1. Tuition and living scholarship
  2. Paid summer work-term experience and one-on-one mentorship with a program partner
  3. Support from your local Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program (ISETP) centre




Request an application from

The Indigenous Forestry Scholarship Program (IFSP) for Indigenous students attending full-time studies in the following applicable areas:

  • Forestry Technician
  • Natural Resources
  • Environmental Technology
  • Business Management
  • Business Administration
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Forestry Trades:
  1. Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics
  2. Logging Machine Operator
  3. Skidder Operator
  4. Heavy-duty Mechanics

1. Send an e-mail to to request an application form

2. Fill out your Application and make sure it is signed.

3. Before sending your application in, compile all of the necessary documentations to go with the application (See page 1 of the application form for a list of documents you’ll need to attach with your application).

4. E-mail your completed application to with all of the necessary attachments. (You can also submit your completed application via fax to 604.921.4401 or by mail to 669 Centre Street, Nanaimo BC V9R 4Z5)

You can also get assistance with your application at your local ISETP Office.

If you have questions about the scholarship program, or need help with filling out your application, you can get in touch with our Workforce Advisor at

You can also get assistance with your application at your local ISETP Office.