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Application Deadlines
Mission Statement
Background 
Eligibility of Assistance
Limits of Support
Duration of Assistance 
Prioritization of Approved Applications
Accountability
Living Allowances 
Advances
Tuition Support 
Foreign Institutions 
Private Institutions
Practicum Incentives
Graduation Allowances
Awards/Scholarship
Appeal Process
Grievance Process 
Confidentiality 
Budget Information
Policy Review

 

Key First Nation
Post Secondary Education Assistance Program Polocy
COPYRIGHT 1995 BY THE KEY FIRST NATION

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of the Key First Nation.

Amended January 22, 2002
Amended June 4, 2004 
Amended April 29, 2008
Amended December 1, 2009
Effective - Fall Semester 2010

APPLICATION DEADLINES

FALL SEMESTER - JUNE 30TH

WINTER SEMESTER - OCTOBER 30TH

SPRING/SUMMER - FEBRUARY 28TH
 

Application

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION DEADLINES:

FALL SEMESTER - JULY 31ST

WINTER SEMESTER - NOVEMBER 30TH

SPRING/SUMMER - MARCH 30TH

 

NOTE: No "NEW" Applications will be accepted for Winter Semester

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MISSION STATEMENT

THE POST SECONDARY STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM IS ADMINISTERED BY THE KEY FIRST NATION ON BEHALF OF ITS REGISTERED MEMBERS. THE VOLITION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL BE TO FULFILL TREATY OBLIGATIONS AS A COLLECTIVE RIGHT, BY ENCOURAGING AND SUPPORTING KEY BAND MEMBERSHIP, PER ANNUM. THROUGH THIS INITIATIVE, KEY FIRST NATION MAINTAINS THE RIGHT TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC STABILITY IN SECURING FOR ITS MEMBERS THE EMPLOYABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS PREVALENT IN PROFESSIONAL, INDUSTRIAL SECTORS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA. ABOUVE ALL, THE SUPPORT ALLOTTED THROUGH THIS MANUAL IS TO REFLECT KEY FIRST NATION’S PROMOTION OF AWARENESS IN ITS PROGRSSION OF ATTAINING INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT.

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BACKGROUND

  • IN THIS POLICY THE ’COMMITTEE’ REFERS TO THE KEY FIRST NATION POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION (KFNPSE) COMMITTEE AND IS A RECOMMENDING BODY
  • ALL DECISIONS Regarding Post Secondary Education are subject TO APPROVAL by the Chief and Council
  • Approval of funding will be recommended by the committee, however, WILL BE REVIEWED, APPROVED, AND RATIFIED BY THE CHIEF AND COUNCIL.
  • THE CHIEF AND COUNCIL ARE THE GOVERNING BODY AND WILL MAKE ALL FINAL DECISIONS IN RELATION TO ELIGIBILITY AMOUNTS OR LEVELS OF FUNDING AS BASED ON KFNPSE POLICY.

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ASSISTANCE

  1. APPLICATIONS WILL BE DEFERRED ACCORDING TO THE RULES SET OUT IN THE KFNPSP.
  2. STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN THE CONTRACT INCLUDED WITH THE POST SECONDARY APPLICATION IN ORDER FOR APPLICATIONS TO BE APPROVED.
  3. THE STUDENT MUST BE A REGISTERED BAND MEMBER OF THE KEY FIRST NATION FOR WHOM IT ADMINSITERS THE POST SECONDARY PROGRAM.
  4. TO VERIFY STUDENT’S STATUS, STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT A PHOTOCOPY OF STATUS CARD OR A LETTER FROM THE MEMBERSHIP CLERK CONFIRMING THEIR MEMBERSHIP.
  5. THE PROGRAM MUST HAVE GRADE 12/LEVEL 12 AS AN ENTRANCE REQUIREMENT.
  6. THE STUDENT MUST BE ACCEPTED/ENROLLED IN A PROVINCIALLY RECOGNIZED AND ACCREDITED POST SECONDARY INSTITUTION AS SPECIFIED BY Indian and Northern Affairs Canada POLICY.
  7. THE PROGRAM MUST BE LONGER THAN 8 MONTHS IN LENGTH, LEAD TO A DIPLOMA, CERTIFICATE, TICKET, OR DEGREE.

 

SUPPORT WILL BE PROVIDED WITHIN THE LIMITS OF FUNDS ALLOCATED BY INDIAN AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS.

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LIMITS OF SUPPORT

 

LEVEL 1 – UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREP. PROGRAM, UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE PROGRAM (MAXIMUM OF 8 MONTHS OF FUNDING)
LEVEL II – COMMUNITY COLLEGE/ TECHNICAL PROGRAMS (MAXIMUM DURATION OF PROGRAM)
LEVEL III – UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS (MAXIMUM OF 32 FUNDING MONTHS)
LEVEL IV – SECOND DEGREE (A MAXIMUM OF 16 ADDITIONAL FUNDING MONTHS)
LEVEL V – PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS AS SET OUT BY THE INSTITUION – MASTERS, PH.D & DOCTORATE

 

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DURATION OF ASSISTANCE

 

A. PART –TIME STATUS

  • 8 CREDITS OR LESS PER SEMESTER
  • BOOKS, TUITION, APPLICANT REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE PAID
  • 3 CLASSES EQUALS ONE MONTH OF FUNDING 

B. FULL –TIME STATUS

  • 9 CREDIT HOURS OR MORE PER SEMESTER
  • BOOKS, TUITION, APPLICANT REGISTRATION FEES, AND LIVING ALLOWANCE WILL BE PAID 

 

STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ENROLL ONLY IN CLASSES THAT ARE MANDATORY FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THEIR PROGRAM. CLASSES THAT ARE TAKEN ONLY TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FULL-TIME STATUS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

 

C. SPRING/SUMMER SEMESTER

  • STUDENTS WILL ONLY BE FUNDED UNDER THESE CONDITIONS: STUDENTS IN FINAL YEAR OF PROGRAM AND WILL GRADUATE AFTER SUMMER SESSION; AND, REQUIRED CLASSES ARE NOT OFFERED IN REGULAR SESSION.

D. PROGRAM TRANSFERS

  • STUDENTS WHO TRANSFER PROGRAMS OR INSTITUTIONS REQUIRE APPROVAL OF THE KFNPSEC AND CHIEF AND COUNCIL PRIOR TO THE TRANSFER.

E. MEDICAL WITHDRAWL

  • STUDENTS WITH COMPLETE MEDICAL WITHDRAWLS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ’SIT OUT’ THE NEXT CONSECUTIVE TERM AND REQUIRE A MEDICAL LETTER CONFIRMING THE HEALTH STATUS OF THE STUDENT BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THE NEXT SEMESTER.

F. APPROVAL OF FUNDING

  • STUDENTS WILL BE ADVISED OF FUNDED MONTHS UPON APPROVAL BY THE KFN PSE DIRECTOR. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO RECORD UTILIZED FUNDING FROM THE KEY FIRST NATION POST SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM.

G. TUTOR SUPPORT

  • TUTORIAL SUPPORT MUST BE SUPPORTED BY THE WRITTEN ADVICE OF THE DEAN, PROFESSOR OR ACADEMIC ADVISOR.
  • TUTORS MUST BE ACADEMICALLY PROFICIENT IN THE AREA OF THE STUDENT’S STUDY.
  • AN INVOICE FROM THE TUTOR MUST BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE KEY FIRST NATION POST SECONDARY DIRCTOR FOR PAYMENT.

H. BOOK ALLOWANCE

  • STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN $500 PER SEMESTER. BOOK ALLOWANCE IS TO COVER MATERIAL OUTLINED IN COURSE REGISTRATION. (STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DONATE USED TEXTBOOKS TO FUTURE PSE STUDENTS)
  • REIMBURSEMENT OF BOOKS NEEDED OVER AND ABOVE $500 WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE STUDENT UPON SUBMISSION OF A RECEIPT. 

 

STUDENT(S) ENROLLED AND ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAMS OF LEVEL 1 (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM) ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE A MINIMUM OF THREE (3) CLASSES OR NINE (9) CREDITS PER SEMESTER.

STUDENTS WHO EXCEED THEIR LIMIT OF FUNDING MONTHS WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO RE-APPLY AND WILL BE PLACED INTO THE APPROPRIATE ’PRIORITY OF APPROVAL’ CATEGORY.

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PRIORITIZATION OF APPROVAL OF APPLICATIONS

FUNDING APPLICATION DEADLINES AS FOLLOWS:

  • FEBRUARY 28TH ……. Spring/Summer
  • JUNE 30TH ……. Fall Semester
  • OCTOBER 30TH ……. Winter Semester

 

PRIORITIES FOR "APPROVAL OF APPLICATION" WILL BE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE PRIORITIES ARE BASED ON STUDENT FUNDING APPLICATION DEADLINES.

 

Group 1

  • CONTINUING STUDENTS WITH ‘GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING’ AND CONTINUING IN THE SAME PROGRAM/APPROVAL TO CHANGE PROGRAM.

 

Group 2

  • FIRST, ALL GRADE 12 GRADUATES
  • SECOND, STUDENTS WITH MATURE STUDENT STATUS – MUST HAVE A LEVEL 12 STANDING.

 

Group 3

  • RETURNING STUDENTS WHO HAVE GRADUATED AND REGISTERED IN A PROGRAM WHICH IS CONSIDERED A NORMAL SUCCESSION OF PROGRAMMING IN THE FOLLOWING – STUDENTS ENTERING INPROFESSIONAL PROGRAM(S) SUCH AS MEDICINE, LAW, POST GRADUATE STUDIES, MASTERS, OR DOCTORATE.

 

Group 4

  • STUDENTS WHO ARE RETURNING TO THE SAME PROGRAM TO COMPLETE THEIR STUDIES.

 

Group 5

  • STUDENTS WHO ARE RETURNING TO A DIFFERENT PROGRAM DUE TO THE FACT THAT SOME CLASSES MAY NOT BE TRANSFERABLE.

 

Group 6

  • STUDENTS WHO HAVE GRADUATED AND ARE RETURNING TO A PROGRAM TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN THE ONE THEY HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY FUNDED FOR.

 

A.  POLICY ON ACCOUNTABILITY WILL BE FOLLOWED UPON REQUEST FOR FUNDING AND ANY ‘REQUIRED TO DISCONTINUE’ STUDENTS WILL FALL INTO THE APPROPRIATE PRIORITY FUNDING GROUPS.

B.  ONCE APPLICANTS RECEIVED A PRIORITY CATEGORY, THEY WILL BE WAITLISTED ACCORDING TO THE DATE THEY APPLIED IF THERE ARE NO FUNDS AVAILABLE.

C.  ALL WAITLISTED STUDENTS MUST RENEW THEIR FUNDING APPLICATION AS PER APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES IN ORDER TO REMAIN ON THE WAITLIST. THE WAITLIST OF STUDENTS IS BASED ON THE APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR THAT SEMESTER AND THE PRIORITIZATION SCHEDULE OF THE POST SECONDARY POLICY.

D.  STUDENTS IN AN ART DEGREE PROGRAM MUST DECLARE A MAJOR AFTER FOUR (4) SEMESTERS. IF MORE TIME IS REQUIRED, THE STUDENT MUST SUBMIT A CURRENT ACADEMIC STANDING WITHIN THEIR RESPECTED PROGRAM AREA. APPROVAL MUST BE OBTAINED BY THE KEY FIRST NATION EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

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STUDENT ACCOUNTABILITY

AN ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL REVIEW OF THE POST SECONDARY FUNDS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE KEY FIRST NATION WEBSITE.

 

EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE BY THE KEY FIRST NATION POST SECONDARY DEPARTMENT TO RECOVER OVERPAYMENTS TO STUDENTS WHO MISUSEFUNDING.

 

WHEN POSSIBLE ABUSE OF POST SECONDARY FUNDS IS DISCOVERED, THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES WILL BE ADMINISTERED:

 

  1. AN INVESTIGATION BY THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION INTO THE SITUATION
  2. A LETTER AS TO THE EXPLANATION OF FINDINGS SUPPORTED BY DOCUMENTATION WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE STUDENT IN QUESTION. COPIES WILL BE SUBMITTED INTO THE STUDENT PROFILES, FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
  3. IF THE STUDENT IS, IN FACT, FOUND TO HAVE ABUSED FUNDING, THE STUDENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY BACK THE AMOUNT OF OVER-PAYMENT, AS WELL AS, WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM KEY FIRST NATION POST SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR TWO YEARS.
  4. ALL DOCUMENTATION OF THE ABUSE WILL BE PLACED IN THE STUDENT’S FILE.
  5. UPDATED RECORDS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION. ALL RECORDS ARE CONFIDENTIAL, AND, ADHERE TO KEY FIRST NATION CODE OF ETHICS.


THREE-STRIKE INFRACTION RULE:

  • THIS IS SUBJECT TO ANY COMBINATION OF THE THREE MENTIONED INFRACTIONS: THE THREE-STRIKE INFRACTION RULE IS IN EFFECT.
  • THIS MEANS AFTER A STUDENT INCURS THREE OF THE INFRACTIONS LISTED BELOW, THE STUDENT WILL BE REVIEWED BY THE KFNPSE COMMITTEE SUBJECT TO RECEIVING FURTHER FUNDING
  • THE STUDENT WILL BE PUT ON KEY FIRST NATION PROBATION AND WILL HAVE TO SIGN A CONTRACT WITH THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE FUNDING.
  • INFRACTIONSARE AS FOLLOWS: NO PAPERS (N’’S); INCOMPLETES (INC’S); AND, CLASSES DROPPED AFTER THE INSTITUTIONAL DEADLINE DATE. STUDENTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING COURSE COST FOR ANY CLASSES FROM WHICH THEY WITHDREW/HAVE INFRACTIONS IN.

 

MEDICAL WITHDRAWLS:

STUDENTS WILL BE EXEMPT FROM PAYING COURSE COSTS FOR CLASSES WITHDRAWN FROM WITH DOCUMENTED AND CERTIFIED MEDICAL REASONS. THE INSTITUTION MUST HONOR MEDICAL REASONS FOR STUDENTS IN ATTENDANCE IN ORDER TO HAVE REQUEST FULFILLED. STUDENTS WITH MEDICAL WITHDRAWLS WILL BE CLASSIFIED AS GROUP 1 WHEN WISHING TO RETURN TO CLASSES AFTER ‘SITTING OUT’ THE CONSECUTIVE TERM FOLLOWING ILLNESS.

 

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LIVING ALLOWANCES/PRACTICUM TRADE ALLOWANCE

STUDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED FULL-TIME WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY LIVING ALLOWANCE, ONLY TUITION AND BOOK FUNDING. Income verification letters will be required.

 

THE FOLLOWING ALLOCATION WILL BE MAINTAINED IN DETERMING KEY FIRST NATION POST SECONDARY EDUCATION LIVING ALLOWANCES. ALL PROPER DOCUMENTATION MUST BE IN STUDENT FILE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE ‘DEPENENT(S)’ FUNDING.

 

STUDENT DEMOGRAPHIC MONTHLY ALLOWANCE
SINGLE STUDENT AS PER CANADA STUDENT LOAN
PLUS INCENTIVE TO EQUAL $1000.00

SINGLE STUDENT WITH:
1 DEPENDENT
2 DEPENDENTS
3 DEPENDENTS
$50 PER MONTH FOR EACH ADDITINAL 


$1400.00
$1475.00
$1550.00 

MARRIED STUDENT WITH EMPLOYED SPOUSE $900.00

MARRIED STUDENT WITH SPOUSE
WITH 1 DEPENDENT
WITH 2 DEPENDENTS
WITH 3 DEPENDENTS 
$50 PER MONTH FOR EACH ADDITIONAL

$900.00
$1100.00
$1150.00
$1200.00

FULL-TIME EMPLOYED STUDENTS ARE 
NOT ENTITLED TO LIVING ALLOWANCE
 


MARRIED STATUS WILL ALSO INCLUDE COMMON-LAW COUPLES.

 

DEFINITION OF A DEPENDENT CHILD IS ONE THAT IS 17 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER. A COPY OF A RENEWED HEALTH SERVICES CARD, AS WELL AS, A CANADA CHILD TAX BENEFIT STATEMENT MUST BE PROVIDED IN ORDER TO QUALIFY DEPENDENTS.

 

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ADVANCES

  • ADVANCES ARE DEFINED AS MONIES THAT HAVE TO BE DEDUCTED FROM FUTURE STUDENT LIVING ALLOWANCE PAYMENTS FOR A MAXIMUM OF $300 (unless approved by Chief and Council).
  • A LETTER MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE PSE DIRECTOR STATING THE PURPOSE OF THE ADVANCE.
  • ADVANCES TO COVER A DAMAGE DEPOSIT FOR MORE THAN $300 WILL BE PROVIDED IN FULL PAYABLE DIRECTLY TO THE LANDLORD
  • RE-PAYMENT SCHEDULES WILL BE MADE WITH THE STUDENT
  • NO FURTHER ADVANCES WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL PREVIOUS ONE IS PAID IN FULL

 

NO ADVANCES WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHO ARE ON PROBATION OR WHO MAY BE OTHERWISE IN DANGER OF BEING ASKED TO DISCONTINUE THEIR PROGRAM. THIS WILL BE IN EFFECT IF THE ADVANCE CANNOT BE RECOVERED IN TOTAL BY THE END OF THE FUNDING PERIOD.

 

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TUITION SUPPORT

TUITION SUPPORT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

 

  • STUDENTS’ FEES FOR REGISTRATION, TUITION, TUTORIALS, INITIAL PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION AND EXAMINATION FEES
  • CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK (MUST BE A REQUIREMENT FOR COURSE)
  • ONE TIME APPLICATION FEES (RECEIPT MUST BE SUBMITTED)
  • THE COST OF BOOKS AND SUPPLIES, WHICH ARE LISTED AS REQUIRED BY THE POST SECONDARY INSTITUTION
  • INSTITUTION HEALTH & DENTAL COVERAGE.

 

KEY FIRST NATION HAS THE FLEXIBILITY TO ADJUST BOOK SUPPORT TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE STUDENTS. STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO TALK WITH STUDENT SERVICES ABOUT THE HEALTH/DENTAL COVERAGE PLANS.

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FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A FOREIGN INSTITUTION WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPORT AT THE SAME RATE CHARGED BY A CANADIAN INSTITUTION FOR THAT PARTICULAR PROGRAM. FUNDS TO BE PAID IN CANADIAN DOLLARS WILL INCLUDE TUITION, BOOKS, APPLICANT FEE, AND LIVING ALLOWANCE.

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PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

KEY FIRST NATIONS DOES NOT PROVIDE FUNDING TO STUDENTS TO ATTEND PRIVATE INSTITUIONS. THE TUITION EQUIVALENT TO THE CLOSEST PUBLIC INSTITUTION WILL BE PROVIDED AND THE STUDENT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIFFERENCE.

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PRACTICUM INCENTIVES

PRACTICUM INCENTIVE IN THE AMOUNT OF $400.00 TO DEFRAY COSTS ASSOCIATED TO "OUT-OF-CLASS" PLACEMENTS. PRACTICUM MUST BE A REQUIREMENT OF THE STUDENT PROGRAM. TRADES AND SKILLS STUDENTS WHO ARE REQUIRED TO FILL PRESCRIBED AMOUNT OF TRADE HOURS TO BECOME INDENTURED QUALIFY FOR THIS INCENTIVE AS WELL.

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GRADUATION INCENTIVES

THE GRADUATION INCENTIVES WILL BE BASED AS FOLLOWS:

  1. CERTIFICATE: $200.00
  2. DIPLOMA: $500.00
  3. DEGREE: $1000.00 (FURTHER DEGREES - $500.00)
  4. MASTERS: $1500.00
  5. DOCTORATE: $2000.00

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AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND APPLY FOR WITH THE POST SECONDARY DIRECTOR:

 

1. CHIEF KEY ACADEMIC AWARD – Eligible students must be enrolled FULL-TIME in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year and receiving the HIGHEST MARKS in any field or faculty. Awards would be based on previous academic year’s grades. Eligible students must have a G.P.A. of at least 70%. The COMMITTEE will award the student with the HIGHEST G.P.A.
AMOUNT - $500.00

 

2. GWEN CRANE ENTRANCE AWARD – To be given to a regular academic grade 12 student receiving the HIGHEST marks and entering directly into a regular Post Secondary Program. Eligible students must have graduated by June 30th of the current year. They must be accepted as a regular full-time student in a recognized Post Secondary Institution in the year they graduated from grade 12 (not University Entrance Prep or Pre-Tech). 
AMOUNT - $500.00

 

3. UNDERGRADUATE INCENTIVES – To be awarded to the student WITH THE HIGHEST G.P.A. OVERALL from the following programs listed:.

  • Commerce
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Medicine
  • Applied/Physical Science
    -Nursing; Physiotherapy; Dentistry; Speech Pathologist; Biology; Genetics; Agriculture; Veterinarian; Physics; Chemistry

AMOUNT - $500.00

 

4. THE STACY LYNN BRASS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – To be awarded November 15th of every calendar year. Deadline for applications is October 31st of every calendar year.
Background – Stacy Lynn Brass’s goal in life was to help our Aboriginal youth. Her aspirations were to succeed as a Youth Counselor. Open to all Key Band Members, with preference given to those in the field of promoting health and wellness, particularly in working with youth. 
Criteria for Submission – Applicants are to submit a 500 word essay outlying their rationale to their chosen discipline along with final transcripts of previous term/year. Final decision will be made by the PSE Committee, the Director of Education, in agreement with Donalda Brass. 

DISTRIBUTION OF AWARDS

  • THE KFNPSE COMMITTEE IS TO BE IN CHARGE OF DISTRIBUTING THE SCHOLARSHIP/AWARDS
  • IN THE EVENT THAT A STUDENT QUALIFIES FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS, THAT STUDENT WILL RECEIVE ONE OF THEIR CHOICE
  • SCHOLARSHIP/AWARDS ARE TO BE GIVEN EACH YEAR THERE IS A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

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APPEAL PROCESS

  1. EVERY STUDENT FUNDED THROUGH KEY FIRST NATION POST SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM HAS THE RIGHT TO APPEAL AN ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION MADE BY THE KFNPSE COMMITTEE OR CHIEF AND COUNCIL.
  2. THE STUDENT MUST REPLY IN WRITING WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE DECISION.
  3. THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND/OR THE KFNPSE COMMITTEE WILL RESPOND IN WRITING 14 DAYS UPON RECEIPT OF THE INITIAL APPEAL.
  4. THE STUDENT MUST ATTEND THE APPEAL PROCESS IN PERSON OR THROUGH A DESIGNATE. IF IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON, IT CAN BE DONE BY CONFERENCE CALL. IF THE STUDENT OR DESIGNATE IS NOT PRESENT, THE APPEAL WILL BE TERMINATED.
  5. THE APPEAL COMMITTEE SHALL CONSIST OF ONE MEMBER OF THE KFNPSE COMMITTEE, THE CHIEF OR A COUNCIL OR AN ELDER AND AN INDEPENDENT BAND MEMBER WITH A GRADE 12 EDUCATION, GED, OR BE A POST SECONDARY GRADUATE. NO REPRESENTATION SHALL BE FROM THE STUDENT’S IMMEDIATE FAMILY. IMMEDIATE FAMILY CONSISTS OF PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, SIBLINGS, CHILDREN AND SPOUSE/COMMON-LAW. THE APPEAL COMMITTEE SHALL BE GIVEN 7 DAYS TO REVIEW THE POLICY BEFORE THEY REACH A FINAL DECISION.
  6. WHEN A STUDENT’S APPLICATION FOR FUNDING HAS BEEN REFUSED BECAUSE THERE ARE NO FUNDS, THE APPEAL PROCESS IS NOT APPLICABLE. A LETTER WILL BE SENT INFORMING THE STUDENT AS TO THEIR STATUS ON THE WAITLIST.
  7. THE APPEAL COMMITTEE’S DECISION IS FINAL.

 

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GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

  1. THE STUDENT MUST SUBMIT, BY REGISTERED MAIL, A WRITTEN DOCUMENT WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION TO BOTH THE EDUCATION DIRECTOR AND THE KFNPSE COMMITTEE. THE STUDENT WILL SEND COPIES TO WHOMEVER HE/SHE FEELS SHALL REQUIRE KNOWLEDGE OF THE SITUATION EXPECTING THE APPROPRIATE CONFIDENTIALITY TO BE MAINTAINED.
  2. THE KFNPSE COMMITTEE WILL RECOMMEND A DECISION AT THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING AND THEIR DECISION WILL BE SUBJECT TO REVIEW BY THE CHIEF AND COUNCIL, WITH THE CHIEF AND COUNCIL HAVING THE AUTHORITY TO SUBSTITUTE ITS DECISION FOR THAT OF THE COMMITTEE.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

  • IN CREATION OF WORKING AGREEMENTS BETWEENT THE KEY FIRST NATION POST SECONDARY PROGRAM AND KEY MEMBERSHIP.
  • UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL PERSONAL AND PRIVATE INFORMATION BE RELEASED, PUBLICIZED, PROMOTED, FOR PROFIT OR PERSONAL BENEFIT.
  • UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A DISPUTE BETWEEN THE KEY FIRST NATION POST SECONDARY DEPARTMENT AND ITS STUDENT BODY, INFORMATION HELD ON FILE IS TO BE DISPERSED, AS PRESCRIBED THROUGH MUTUAL CONSENT.
  • STUDENT(S) CONTESTING THE DEPARTMENT/COMMITTEE DECISIONS WILL BE NOTIFIED AS TO THE NATURE OF DOCUMENTATION TO BE RELEASED.
  • IT IS THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION DESIGNATE THAT IS TO FACILITATE CORRESPONDENCE SUBMITTED/RELEASED THROUGH, OR, ON BEHALF OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
  • AND ITS GOVERNING BODIES AND THE STUDENT.
  • CONTRACTS AGREED UPON ARE BINDING AND ARE ATTACHED TO THIS ACCORD.

 

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BUDGET INFORMATION

  • BUDGET INFORMATION IS TO BE RELEASED IN THE FORM OF GENERAL BAND MEETINGS, MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS.
  • INFORMATION IS DISBURSED BEFORE THE END OF EACH FISCAL YEAR, MARCH 31.
  • RESPONSIBILITY OF FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS ARE THE DUTY OF THE KEY FIRST NATION POST SECONDARY EDUCATION DIRECTOR.
  • BOTH THE KFNPSE COMMITTEE AND CHIEF AND COUNCIL MUST APPROVE ALL EXPENDITURES MADE BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

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POLICY REVIEW

  1. THERE SHALL BE AN ANNUAL POLICY REVIEW MARCH 15TH OF EACH CALENDAR YEAR.
  2. THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE SHALL CONSIST OF THE KEY FIRST NATION POST SECONDARY EDUCATION COMMITTEE AND THE CHIEF AND COUNCIL.
  3. CHIEF AND COUNCIL SHALL APPOINT COMMITTEE MEMBERS. THERE ARE NO LIMITS IN TERMS SERVED BY AN ELDER. COMMITTEE MEMBERS COULD BE FULL-TIME OR SUCCESSFUL GRADUATES.
  4. ATTENDANCE AT POST SECONDARY EDUCATION MEETINGS IS MANDATORY. FAILURE TO ATTEND TWO (2) CONSECUTIVE MEETINGS WILL RESULT IN DISMISSAL FROM THE COMMITTEE.
  5. COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND COMMITTEE ELDER SHALL BE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE CHIEF AND COUNCIL AND TO ALL POST SECONDARY STUDENTS BY MAINTAINING GOOD CONDUCT AND BY BEING APPROACHABLE BY ALL THE STUDENTS. STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE KFNPSE COMMITTEE FOR FUTURE DISCUSSION.
  6. FOR THEIR COMMITTED SUPPORT OF PSE EDUCATION, COMMITTEE MEMBERS RECEIVE GRANTS OF $75.00 PER MEETING. EXPENSES AND GRANTS ARE TO BE PAID FROM KEY FIRST NATION POST SECONDARY FUNDS.