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Scholarships and Bursaries for Indigenous Students

The OISE Bursary Program provides financial assistance to students at OISE who qualify on the basis of financial need. Bursaries are non-repayable.

Indigenous Scholarship for OISE Students

The scholarship, with a value of $12,000, will be awarded annually to an Indigenous student who will be registered on a full-time basis in a graduate degree program at OISE. This award is open to all Indigenous candidates (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) at OISE with preference given to new applicants. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic merit and previous and intended contributions to his/her community. Students must complete and submit an application form.

Application deadline for the 2017-18 year has passed.

Bursary for Indigenous Students

This award is open to all full-time Indigenous candidates (First Nations, Inuit or Métis). The recipient will be selected on the basis of financial need and previous and intended contributions to his/her community.

Application deadline is October 31, annually.

Dr. Lillian McGregor Aboriginal Award of Excellence & Marilyn Van Norman Aboriginal Student Leadership Award

To be awarded to Aboriginal students studying full-time at the U of T (graduate and second-entry programs) on the basis of financial need and Ontario residency. Preference is given to applicants who can demonstrate a contribution to the Aboriginal community through volunteerism and involvement with First Nations House and/or an Indigenous student group at U of T.  Download application here.

Application deadline: February 1, annually

The President's Award for the Outstanding Native Student of the Year  

The award will be given to students of Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-Status, Métis, Inuit) The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, and previous and/or intended contribution to the native community. Student must be studying full-time and involved in course work. Download application here.

Application deadline: May 31, annually

Gladys Watson Aboriginal Education Award

To be awarded to Aboriginal students, including Status, Non-Status, Métis and Inuit students, enrolled in graduate programs at the master’s or doctoral level, and second-entry professional programs. All Aboriginal students in these programs are eligible to apply, full-time and part-time, with preference given to those students who demonstrate financial need. Download application here.

Application deadline: October 1, annually

External Scholarships and Bursaries

Indspire, formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, has evolved into the largest non-governmental funding body for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis post secondary students across Canada. Bursary and scholarship awards are provided to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students annually across a diverse range of disciplines.

Canada Post Aboriginal Incentive Award for Aboriginal Canadians (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) who have resumed studies after a minimum of twelve months out of school and who have completed one full year of studies are eligible to apply.

The Windspeaker and Aboriginal Multi-Media Society Aboriginal Scholarship Guide.

The Aboriginal Bursary Search Tool is a searchable list of more than 750 bursaries, scholarships, and incentives across Canada offered by governments, universities and colleges, private and public companies, individual Canadians, organizations, and others.

 

 

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