Together, we'll build your Iniskim experience on a strong foundation
Not sure you have the grades or foundation to get into university? Want to start university after working, raising children, caring for family or another absence? Explore the Indigenous Student Success Cohort (ISSC) at the University of Lethbridge!
Rooted in Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Learning (IWKL), the ISSC helps Indigenous students gain the academic skills to enter into, and succeed at, ULethbridge.
Apply early to meet your Band's post-secondary education funding deadlines!
Be sure to check with your specific Band about funding deadlines. Blackfoot Confederacy deadlines are coming up:
The ISSC is a full-time, first-year program for Indigenous students who may not meet ULethbridge admission requirements, have been away from school for a long period or who would prefer the support of a cohort. The eight-month program (September to April) provides:
courses that count toward your degree
cultural & peer support
academic skills development
funding for ISSC tuition, fees, books and technological needs from the MasterCard Foundation
As an ISSC student you will be in a group (cohort) for your first year.
The Blackfoot name for ULethbridge is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone
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