The Dehcho First Nations believe that the ongoing successes of Dene participation in economic development depends upon having a well-educated population. The Education Fund will provide for scholarships, fellowships, bursaries and other forms of assistance to Members wishing to pursue further education. The Education Fund could also provide educational institutions, facilities, programs, resources, and opportunities for Dehcho First Nations people of all ages and educational achievement. The Education Fund will last into perpetuity, while maintaining an income for the present and future generations of students, regardless of age.
The Education Fund transfers an amount equal to the annual net income less inflation. This is paid every year directly to Dehcho First Nation and does not go through the IMB Accounts. The amount is known after the audit is prepared each year (end of May/beginning of June). The IMB does have discretion to release the funds each year.