Building a Better Future Bursary

While building the Terasen Gas Southern Crossing Pipeline, Terasen Gas (now FortisBC) forged strong relationships with the member communities of the Okanagan Nation Alliance. In recognition, Fortis BC (PreviouslyTerasen Gas) has established a Financial Award for Okanagan Nation Alliance members who are committed to building a better future for themselves and their community through post secondary educational studies.

This is an annual award started in 2009.


The award provides financial support to eligible okanagan Nation  members enrolled or accepted into a recognized university or college on a full-time basis in a minimum 2 year program.

Created In partnership with the Okanagan Nation Alliance, the FortisBC financial award program is open to all Okanagan Nation members who:

  • post-secondary students attending a recognized university or college on a full-time basis
  • registered in a minimum two-year academic program and maintain an average of C+ or 2.5 GPA
  • have never received this bursary in the past
  • attached by ancestry and identity to the Okanagan Nation


Applications can be made starting in March. In 2017 the Bursary will be presented at the ONA Annual General Assembly, August 17, 2017 at Spirit Ridge Resort. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 30, 2017.

Eligible students must complete an Okanagan Nation/FortisBC financial award application form and supporting documents to the Okanagan Nation Alliance office no later than midnight on the deadline date.

FortisBC and the Okanagan Nation Alliance will receive and administer all applications for the award program.

Building a Better Future Bursary Application

Building a Better Future Bursary Checklist


Thank you to our Partner:



By Mail:
Okanagan Nation/FortisBC Bursary Award
#101-3535 Old Okanagan Highway Westbank, BC V4T 3L7

By Fax: (250) 707-0166

By Email:

For More Information Contact:
Tara Montgomery, Communications
Phone: (250) 707-0095 ext 120