Post Secondary

About

The Peguis School Board Post Secondary Department provides financial assistance to Peguis First Nation band members to obtain a post-secondary education. Our objective is to assist band members to achieve their education goals, while contributing to the development of our community. Our offices in Peguis and Winnipeg are staffed with Education Counsellors to provide information and assistance to individuals who are interested in pursuing post secondary education. We also operate, in partnership with Peguis First Nation Training and Employment, the Peguis Adult Education Learning Centre for individuals who are interested in obtaining their Mature 12 High School Diploma.

Application Deadlines

May 1 | September Sponsorship

July 15 | Community Programs

October 15 | January Sponsorship (Based on availability of funds)

March 1 | Spring/Summer Sessions

March 30 | Students Continuing in September

1 Year in Advance | Graduate Level Programs

Applications may be picked up and returned to one of the following offices:

Peguis Office:
Peguis Post Secondary Department
Box 190
Peguis, MB R0C 3J0
Fax: (204) 645-2730

Winnipeg Office:
Peguis Post Secondary Department
201-1075 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 0R8
Fax: (204) 949-0616

Application Form

Download Application Form

*All students must re-apply for each academic year regardless of length of the educational program.

*If you have any questions, please contact an Education Counselor at
(204) 645-2307 (Peguis) or (204) 942-1260 (Winnipeg) or toll free at 1-866-383-2648 (Peguis) or 1-866-942-1260 (Winnipeg)

Application Process

1) Request a sponsorship application form from a Post Secondary office, or download form here.

2) Complete the application form and return it by fax or mail to a Post Secondary office as soon as possible prior to the application deadline.

3) Include with your application:
a) A written educational plan that describes your career goal and the courses and schedule you expect to use to reach this goal (between 250 and 100 words).
b) Proof of your status as a Peguis Band member (a copy of your status card).
c) A copy of your most recent transcript from the last educational institution you attended (high school, college, university, or other).

4) Forward a copy of your letter of acceptance issued from the accredited educational institution you expect to attend.

5) Upon submitting your final application information and document obligations, please contact one of our counselors to review your plans.

6) All applicants are notified by mail of the decision of the Peguis School Board.

IMPORTANT:

– Approved student post secondary funding is not transferable between different educational programs or institutions.

– Post-secondary student funding is valid for one academic year. All students must re-apply each academic year regardless of the length of the educational program.

– Your application for sponsorship may be delayed until all of the requested documents and information are forwarded and received by the Peguis Post-Secondary Department.

Sponsorship Applications for New and Continuing Students

Consideration of sponsorship applications will be given to:

1) Continuing students maintaining a 2.0 (C) grade point average.
2) Senior 4 or High School graduates.
3) New Applicants.

Program Eligibility

The Peguis School Board will consider sponsorship for students applying for funding to post secondary educational institutions and programs. The following are eligible for consideration:

University/College entrance programs
Professional College programs
University undergraduate degree programs
Graduate degree programs
Member who are interested in post secondary education programs one year or less in duration, Apprenticeship Training Programs, or Mature 12/Adult Upgrading programs located off-reserve, please contact the Peguis First Nation Training and Employment department.

Staff

Rhonda Olson | Director
Kim Sinclair | Education Counsellor, Winnipeg Sub-Office
Tracy Thomas | Community Program Coordinator
Melanie Stranger | Education Clerk
Jennifer Cameron | Receptionist

Contact

PEGUIS OFFICE:
Box 190
Peguis, MB
R0C 3J0
Phone: (204) 645-2307
Fax: (204) 645-2730
Toll-Free: (866) 383-2648

Winnipeg Sub-Office
201-1075 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB
R3G 0R8
Phone: (204) 942-1260
Fax: (204) 949-0616
Toll-Free: (866) 942-1260

HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.