“The Saddle Lake Post Secondary program will facilitate and administer post secondary education for Onicikwapowin Cree Nation members, provide career and personal counselling and financial assistance for students; it will be the students’ responsibility to achieve personal success and academic excellence.”

You are responsible for your success and it starts with knowing our deadline dates.

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Sponsorship Application Deadline Dates:

JUNE 01- September – December

OCTOBER 15 – January – April

MARCH 15 – May – August

                   **All Students are required to fill out an application form for each term.


Sponsorship Application Forms:




**Click on any of the above application forms to download.  For more information on document submission, please scroll down to DOCUMENTS REQUIRED and review documents to submit as a New Student or Returning Student.

2018/2019 Student Policy Handbook:

All students are to become familiar with the Student Policy Handbook contents.  If you would like to review or download the handbook, please click on the link below:

2018/2019 Student Policy Handbook

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General Information:

reminderSome academic programs have different start and end dates, if unsure when to apply, please contact our office for deadline date which applies to your application.

The Saddle Lake Post-Secondary staff will review all applications and determine which are eligible for sponsorship support, providing that all criteria are met.  Sponsorship Approval will be made by the Saddle Lake Education Authority during the Sponsorship Review.  An applicant will be informed, in writing, of the Board’s decision by the Saddle Lake Post-Secondary staff.  An applicant must apply prior to the deadline dates for sponsorship.  Failure to submit all documents prior to deadline date(s) may result in denial of educational sponsorship For audit purposes all applications and waiver forms must be signed by the applicant.

Documents Required:



Tuition deposits and/or application fees shall remain the responsibility of a new applicant and will not be reimbursed if he or she has not been selected for educational assistance.

  • Complete and Sign Application and Waiver Form for each term  (to be processed at the Education Office);
  • Acceptance letter from the Post Secondary institution;
  • All current & up-to-date Transcripts from previous enrollment;
  • Career plan (one page essay outlining educational & career objectives);
  • Two letters of reference (immediate family members excluded);
  • Course schedule & Program Plan/Evaluation;
  • Fee Assessment schedule from Post Secondary institution;
    • Photocopy of Indian Status Card;
    • Photocopy of Provincial Health Care Card of applicant and all dependent(s), if applicable;
    • Photocopy of S.I.N. card;
  • Employer verification, if applicable; and
  • A void cheque or a Pre-authorization Form from your banking institution (if approved for sponsorship)


An application for a continuing student must be submitted by appropriate deadline date per term and sponsorship will be dependent on academic performance.

  • Complete and Sign Application and Waiver Form for each term  (to be processed at the Education Office);
  • Confirmation of registration or acceptance letter from Post Secondary institution or Faculty;
  • Transcripts from previous term/year;
  • Tuition / Fee Assessment schedule from Post Secondary institution;
  • Course schedule for each term; and
  • Employer verification, if applicable.

forms-documentsINTERSESSION APPLICATION (June – August)

  • New Applicant – refer to Part 1 and reference Note below
  • Continuing Student – refer to Part 2 and reference Note below

Note: Student must be enrolled in at least two (2) 3-credit courses or one (1) 6-credit course per term to be considered for full-time funding (tuition, books, & post-secondary allowance). If you need additional support on how to plan your career path, please call the Post Secondary Student Advisor or consult with your High School Counsellor.

Student Policy Handbook Contents:

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  • Saddle Lake Education Authority Vision Statement:  Pg. 4
  • Saddle Lake Post Secondary Mission Statement:  Pg. 4
  • Saddle Lake Post Secondary Policy Statement:  Pg. 5
  • Eligibility Criteria:  Pg. 7
  • Sponsorship Application Procedures:  Pg. 9
  • Sponsorship Application Deadlines/Priority List:  Pg. 11
  • Types of Sponsorship Support:  Pg. 13
  • Levels and Other Forms of Study:  Pg. 20
  • Special Requests/Programs:  Pg. 27
  • Termination of Sponsorship:  Pg. 31
  • Appeal Process:  Pg. 34
  • Roles:
    • Saddle Lake Chief and Council
    • Saddle Lake Education Representatives(s)
    • Saddle Lake Education Authority
    • Saddle Lake Post Secondary Counsellor(s)
  • Post Secondary Allowance (PSA) for 2016/2017:  Pg. 38
  • Definitions:  Pg. 39
  • Student Self Determination Agreement:  Pg. 45
  • Monthly Planner:  Pg. 50




If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Director, Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor, or Melodee Duckchief, Administrative Assistant.



    1. Hi Terrilyn, yes I can and I am also recommending that you review our sponsorship procedures page where you can access and download our sponsorship policy handbook and our forms. If you can give me a call at the office, I can provide you with more information. bye for now. Betty Ann Cardinal, Saddle Lake Post Secondary Advisor.


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