Become a Ch’nook Scholar


To be eligible for the Ch’nook Scholars Program, you must submit all of the following required documentation in addition to filling out the application form. Failure to provide any of the following will result in your application being rejected. Ch’nook is not responsible for confirmation of receipt of application or for an incomplete application. If you wish to follow up you may do so by contacting Ch’nook directly.


Step 1: Prepare documents in advance

Prepare the following items before starting your application:

1. Essay (no more than 500 words)

Your essay needs to reflect the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Educational goals
  • Career plans
  • Achievements
  • Community involvement
  • Contributions to community/school
  • Personal challenges
  • Importance of being a Ch'nook Scholar

2. Personal Biography (no more than 200 words)

3. CV/Resumé

4. Proof of First Nations, Métis or Inuit Ancestry

Proof of heritage includes a copy or scan of the following: Certificate of Indian Status; Métis Membership Card; Inuit Beneficiary Card; parent/grandparent heritage information and documents showing your relationship to them; or letter of acknowledgement from First Nation, Métis Association or Inuit agreement administrator. If there are any challenges in obtaining these documents, please contact our office for assistance.

5. Proof of full-time enrolment in a business studies program at a British Columbia post-secondary institution or at the University of Calgary

We will accept a copy or scan of the following documents: acceptance letter; enrolment letter that indicates you are currently attending full-time studies; or, official or unofficial transcripts. Upon acceptance into the program you will be required to provide proof that you are enrolled in full-time studies.

6. Signed Reference Letter

This has to come from someone NOT related to you, who can speak to your commitment to your community. For example, your reference letter could be provided by a volunteer organization, an Aboriginal group, a sports representative, a camp leader, a work supervisor, a church group, or an elder.

7. Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Step 2: Complete the online application

Find your Ch'nook Scholars application form here

Deadline for applications is 11:59 pm on Friday, October 5th, 2018.

Note: The online form must be completed in one sitting. It takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes to complete. It will NOT be possible for you to save your work and return to the form later. By pressing the back button or clicking backspace while filling out the application you may lose the information you have already put in. You may want to print each page and consider your answers before beginning to type them.

If you have any questions about the application process or are having troubles filling out the application form online, please contact us directly:

Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education
UBC Sauder School of Business

HA 441 – 2053 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2
Tel: 604.822.0988