Rama First Nation Introduces a New, Improved Post-Secondary Education Policy

On June 17, 2019, Chief and Council approved revisions to the Rama First Nation Post-Secondary Education policy. Here are some of the highlights of the changes:

 

  1. The removal of fixed application deadlines. With few restrictions, students can now apply whenever they are ready. Students are still encouraged to apply as early as they are able to ensure assistance is available.
  2. Increase in full-time assistance by $250 per semester.
  3. Increase in maximum tuition for part-time programs to $7,500/year
  4. Introduction of special assistance for students in Ojibwe Language Programs.

You can find a copy of the full post-secondary education policy here.

The Chief and Council of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation are committed to encourage, empower, inspire and provide assistance to Rama First Nation Members, in particular the youth, to convert their tremendous potential, their aspirations, and their dreams into solid achievement and brighter futures by promoting a commitment to the pursuit of higher education.

This is our online "maawnjiydiwag" or "gathering of people" where we celebrate the achievements and bright futures of our students together!

If you are a Rama First Nation Member, and would like to continue your journey to fulfilling your potential, aspirations, and dreams through education, please register on this site to explore the various supports that Rama First Nation Education Services provide.

If you have any questions about pursuing post secondary education or the website please call Galen Plett at 705-325-3611 ext 1436 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Interested in starting a college or university program this spring or summer?

If so apply for financial assistance by February 1st. 

It's easy:

1. Log in or register.

2. Fill in and submit the Financial Assistance Application form by February 1st.

For assistance or to plan your education and your future, call Galen Plett at 705-325-3611 x1436

 

Our post-secondary students are truely an amazing group of individuals. Here are some of the facts:

1. We have more post-secondary students per capita than Canada as a whole.

2. From 2011-2015 we graduated more post-secondary students capita than Canada as a whole.

3. Our students study all over the country and the world, including some of the worlds most prestigious universities.

4. Our students study at all levels from certificate programs right up to Ph. D. studies. In 2015, we have 6 students working on their Ph. D.

5. Our students are in a variety of programs including, social sciences, engineering, medicine, law, fine arts, education, business, skilled trades, and many more.

6. Our students are at the forefront of groundbreaking research projects in engineering, psychology, indigenous education and history.

7. Both young and older students including those with families and single parents are graduating each year.

8. The vast majority of our students financial assistance comes from sources other than the AANDC's Post Secondary Student Support Program. Rama provides own source assistance and our students use other income sources such as scholarships, bursaries and part-time employment. Our students earned over $100,000 in scholarships and bursaries from external sources during the 2014-15 school year.