Aboriginal Scholarship Guide

Windspeaker Aboriginal Scholarship Guide

 
Welcome to the online Aboriginal Scholarship Guide!

Windspeaker and AMMSA maintain an extensive list of scholarships and bursaries available to Aboriginal students.

If you are a First Nations (status and non-status), Métis, Inuit student in Canada, there are a variety of available funding sources to help offset the financial burden of receiving an education. 

Please check the lists to determine which scholarships/bursaries that you may qualify for, and then contact the program administrators listed directly...

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Alberta Heritage Scholarships

Alberta Scholarships:

High School

Undergraduate

Graduate

Citizenship

Career Development

Student Athletes

Endowment Programs

Alberta Blue Cross

Alberta Scholarships

To stimulate the pursuit of excellence by recognizing outstanding achievement and by encouraging and assisting Albertans to achieve their fullest potential

For High School Students

Alexander Rutherford Scholarships for High School Achievement
More than 6,000 scholarships available to students achieving a minimum average of 80 percent in five designated subjects in grades 10, 11, 12:

$300 for grade 10; $500 for grade 11 and $700 for Grade 12 with a total value of up to $1,500.

Applicants must be Alberta residents who plan to enrol or are enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program of at least one semester in length.

Application deadline: no application deadline

Student Aid Alberta
Box 28000 Station Main
Edmonton AB T5J 4R4
www.studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships
 


Rutherford Scholar

Top ten students graduating from grade 12, as determined solely on the basis of Diploma Examination results in English 30 or Francais 30, Social Studies 30 and three other subjects

Recipients will receive a plaque and $1,500 in addition to their Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

No application deadline. Recipients are selected from Alexander Rutherford Scholarships applications. No separate application required.


United World College Scholarships

Based on academic ability, leadership capability, references and an interview are awarded annually for two years of study at United World Colleges

Applicants must be Alberta residents in the process of completed Grade 11

Application deadline: March 1 for study commencing September of the same year


Adult High School Equivalency Scholarships

200 awards valued at $500

You are eligible if you've been out of school for three years, have achieved a minimum average of 80 percent as a full-time student in courses required for entry into a post-secondary program

Must be nominated by their institution by September 1

 


Alberta Scholarships For Citizenship

For Citizenship High School Citizenship Awards

One graduating student from each high school is recognized for outstanding characteristics in the areas of academic ability, leadership in school-sponsored, community or extracurricular activities, and a demonstrated willingness to place the good of others above personal ambitions. Nominations will be made by each high school and recipients will receive a plaque and letter of commendation.

Nominations will be made by May 1 and recipients will receive a plaque and letter of commendation.

 


Alberta Scholarships For Undergraduate Students

For Undergraduate Students Louise McKinney

Approximately 930 scholarships are available to reward students for their academic achievements and to encourage continued undergraduate study. Scholarships are valued at $1,500 at the undergraduate level and $3,500 for professional programs such as medicine, law, veterinary medicine, optometry, chiropractic and dentistry. Students enrolled in programs within the province are nominated by the awards office of their institution. Albertans enrolled in programs outside the province because their program of study is not offered in Alberta, should contact this office.

No application deadline. Recipients are selected from Alexander Rutherford Scholarships applications. No separate application required.


Alberta Women's Secretariat "Persons Case" Scholarships

To recognize students whose studies will contribute to the advancement of women or who are studying in fields where members of their sex are traditionally few in number

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000

Application deadline: September 30


Charles S. Noble Scholarships for Study at Harvard

Three scholarships of $10,000 are awarded to Alberta students for undergraduate study at Harvard. The awards are co-sponsored by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund and an endowment established by Edmonton businessman Sandy Mactaggart.

Application deadline: May 15


Charles S. Noble Scholarships for Student Leadership

A total of 80 awards valued at $300 each are available to recognize outstanding leadership in the areas of student government, student societies, clubs or organizations at the post-secondary level.

Application deadline: March 1


"Persons Case" Scholarships

These awards recognize students whose studies will contribute to the advancement of women, or who are studying in fields where members of their sex are traditionally few in number. Selection is based on program of studies, academic achievement and financial need. Awards range in value from $1,000 to $5,000. A maximum of $20,000 is available each year.

Application deadline: September 30

 


For Graduate Students

Sir James Lougheed Awards of Distinction
Fifteen awards are available to recognize academic excellence and provide Albertans with the opportunity for advanced study at institutions outside of the province. Scholarships are valued at $10,000 for master's and $15,000 for doctoral level study.

No application deadline. Recipients are selected from Alexander Rutherford Scholarships applications. No separate application required.


Ralph Steinhauer Awards of Distinction

Fifteen awards are available to recognize exceptional academic achievement of students studying within Alberta. Applicants must be Canadian residents who are enrolled or intending to enrol at an institution in Alberta. Scholarships are valued at $10,000 for study at the master's level, and $15,000 for doctoral level study.

Application deadline: February 1


Alberta Ukrainian Centennial Commemorative Scholarships

Two awards are available to provide academic opportunities for a student from Ukraine to study in Alberta and for a student from Alberta to study in Ukraine. Scholarships are for graduate level study, and will be awarded every second year.

Application deadline: February 1


Government of Alberta Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

Approximately 130 awards are available annually to provide the incentive and means for Canadians to pursue graduate study at Alberta post-secondary institutions. Scholarships are valued at up to $9,300 and fellowships at up to $10,500. Nominations are made by each graduate faculty in Alberta.

Nomination deadline: students should consult their faculty of graduate studies


Student Aid Alberta
Box 28000 Station Main
Edmonton AB T5J 4R4
www.studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships

 

Aboriginal Health Careers Bursary

Application deadline: May 15
Approximately 20 bursaries are available for aboriginal students in Alberta entering their second or subsequent year of post-secondary education in a health field. Applicants must be Indian, Inuit or Métis and have been residents of Alberta for a minimum of three years prior to applying. Awards are valued at up to $12,000/year for college programs, and $13,000/year for university programs.


The Alberta Press Council Scholarship

Application deadline: January 15
One scholarship of $1,000 is awarded yearly to an Alberta high school student enrolling in post-secondary studies. The award is based on the applicant's ability to write an essay on a specified topic. Application forms are available from high school counsellors and the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.


Janet and Horace Allen Scholarship
Application deadline: June 1
One scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to the top science graduate from Crowsnest Pass High School who is an Alberta resident and has enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution. Application forms are available from the school counsellor.


Theodore R. Campbell Scholarship

Nomination deadline: Contact the registrars office at Blue Quills First Nations College.
One scholarship valued at $1,500 will be awarded for an aboriginal student studying Education at Blue Quills First Nations College. Applicants must be Alberta residents and in their second year of the Blue Quills University Transfer program.

 


CANA Scholarships

Application deadline: October 31
The CANA Scholarships were designed to recognize and reward the exceptional academic achievement of children of CANA employees. Applicants must be Alberta residents entering their second or subsequent year of study at an eligible institution. One award of $1,500 and two awards of $1,000 are available each year. Application forms are available from CANA and from the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund

 


Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary

Nomination deadline: Students should contact the financial aid office of their institution.
Five awards valued at $500 are available to aboriginal Albertans without sponsorship enrolled full-time in their second year of the Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Diploma or Faculty of Law programs at eligible institutions.

 


Hal Harrison Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline: June 1
One award of $250 is available to the grade twelve student with the highest marks who is enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution and one of their parents is a member in good standing with the Alberta Volunteer Fire Fighters Association.

 


The Helen and George Kilik Scholarship

Application deadline: Contact school
This scholarship was developed to assist a student from Olds High School in establishing himself in his career. The recipient must be an Alberta resident who has completed all of his high school studies at Olds High School. The school will select the recipient based on financial need, involvement in extra-curricular activities and academic achievement. The award is valued at $1,000


Anna & John Kolesar Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline: July 1
One scholarship valued at $1,200 will be awarded to the applicant with the highest academic average in three designated subjects as shown on an Alberta Education Transcript. Applicants must be Alberta residents, planning to enrol in a Faculty of Education, and from a family where neither parent has a university degree.


Hal Neldner Scholarships and Telus Bursaries

Application deadline: June 1
Two scholarships for the top high school graduates, two for the top post-secondary students and two random bursaries all valued at $1,500 will be awarded to students whose parents are employed by Telus and its wholly owned subsidiaries. Applicants must reside in Alberta and be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program. Application forms are available through Telus-Human Resources Section, high school counsellors, and the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.


The Robin Rousseau Memorial Mountain Achievement Scholarship

Application deadline: January 30
This scholarship was developed to recognize excellence in leadership development and safety in the mountain community. Applicants must be Alberta resident's, active in the mountain community and must be planning on taking a recognized Mountain Leadership and Safety certification program. One recipient will be chosen each year by a selection committee who will look at each applicant's work record, volunteer activities, personal goals and how these relate to mountain safety. The selection committee will determine the value of the award and the recipient will be reimbursed this amount after they complete their program.


Dr. Robert and Anna Shaw Scholarships

Application deadline: June 1
Awards are available to students graduating from Sexsmith Secondary School to continue in post-secondary studies based on their high school accomplishments. Two different types of scholarships are available. Students should contact the counsellor at the school for more information.


Staples Scholarship

Application deadline: June 30
Two scholarships valued at $2,000 each will be awarded to the top two applicants entering an eligible program. Applicants must be Alberta residents, planning to enrol in a Faculty of Business or Commerce. Averages are calculated based on the final marks in five designated grade 12 courses.


Alberta Scholarships For Student Athletes
Jimmie Condon Athletic Scholarships

Approximately 1,400 scholarships valued at $1,000 each are awarded to students at universities, colleges, and technical institutes who are members of designated teams, maintaining an average of at least 65 percent and enrolled as full-time students.

Nomination deadline: November 1


Charles S. Noble Junior Football Scholarships

A total of 30 scholarships valued at $1,000 each are awarded to junior football players who are currently enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution in Alberta and are nominated by their team. The awards are co-sponsored by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund and the three Alberta teams in the Junior Football League.

Application deadline: October 1


Charles S. Noble Junior Hockey Scholarships

10 scholarships of $2000 are awarded to individuals who have participated in Junior Hockey and who are currently enrolled in full-time post-secondary study in Alberta.

Nominations are made by their respective team. The awards are co-sponsored by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund and the the Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Society.

Application deadline: December 1, April 1, August 1


Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund Career Development Scholarships

Michael Luchkovich Scholarships for Career Development

These awards are given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding ability in their work and are pursuing short-term, full-time study of less than six months or part-time study. Applicants must have worked in Alberta for a minimum of three years. Awards assist with direct educational costs.

Application deadline: December 1, April 1 and August 1

For more information or to apply for any scholarships on this page please contact:

Student Aid Alberta
Box 28000 Station Main
Edmonton AB T5J 4R4
www.studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships

Alberta Scholarships

AltaLink Aboriginal Scholarship Program

This scholarship program is designed to recognize leaders in the Aboriginal community by offering eight scholarships to
Aboriginal students attending post-secondary institutions. Two eligible students from each of Treaty 6, 7, 8 and the Métis community in Alberta will be awarded with a $1,000 scholarship. 

ELIGIBILITY:
To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution and:

  • Treaty applicants must be born in Alberta. 
  • Métis applicants must either be a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta Association or an Alberta Métis Settlement or must have been living in Alberta for at least the past three months with a Métis membership card from another province. 

HOW TO ENTER:
Application forms are available online at http://www.altalink.ca/responsibility/communityinvestment/powerful-education.cfm
and may be submitted by email or by mail to the address below. A transcript, either official or unofficial, and a photocopy of your status card must be submitted for the application to be considered. The deadline for receipt of the completed application is October 15.

Email: aboriginalrelations@altalink.ca,

or mail to

AltaLink
ATTN: Altalink Aboriginal Scholarship
2611 - 3rd Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2A 7W7


Joe P Cardinal Bursary/Internship Award
Aboriginal Multi Media Society (AMMSA)

AMMSA is pleased to offer an annual Bursary/Internship Award to an Aboriginal student to further their education in communications specializing in broadcasting and/or journalism. This Bursary is intended to assist students in the 2nd or subsequent years of a degree program in radio broadcasting or journalism.

The Bursary is named to honour Joe P. Cardinal, Elder, AMMSA Board Member and leader who believed communications was key to greater understanding between people and cultures.

Applicants MUST:
Be First Nations, Inuit or Métis, hold permanent Canadian resident status and have in Alberta
Be enrolled in the 2nd year (or beyond) of a Canadian post secondary Journalism or Radio & Television Arts Program or Equivalent Certified Training Program (as recognized by Alberta Learning) and be able to produce a transcript of grades from the 1st year
Be available to participate in a 4 week internship program at AMMSA at the completion of the school year. (There is an opportunity for the internship to be extended to a 4 month paid internship.)
Be interested in acting as an ambassador for the broadcast industry and serving as a role model for other Aboriginal people to encourage them to pursue careers in broadcasting

Guidelines:
One bursary valued at $4,000 will be awarded each year. This award may be applied to academic and/or living costs. An additional $1,000 will be awarded to the student for their participation in the AMMSA Internship program.

Bursary recipients are eligible for continued scholarship awards each year they continue in the approved programs in the amount of $2,500 annually to a maximum of $10,000

 

Application Form:
Click here for word document

Selection Committee:
The management team of AMMSA will grade each application on the criteria outlined

Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2015

Please submit to
Carol Russ
AMMSA Bursary Selection Committee
13245 - 146 Street
Edmonton, AB T5L 4S8

Fax: 780-455-7639

Email: news@ammsa.com


Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Alberta Equity Scholarship

Removing barriers to employment for underrepresented groups!

This scholarship is intended for broadcast students in groups underrepresented in the broadcast industry, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women.
 
Available is one $2500 scholarship.

For more information:
 
www.chattelevision.ca
www.chat94.5.com
www.my96fm.com

 


Northern Alberta Development Council

 

Application deadline: April 30

Are you interested in living and working in northern
Alberta? If so, consider applying for one of the NADC Bursaries offered each
year to Alberta students. Bursaries are offered to students in a wide range of
programs including education, technical programs, health, business and social
services. Bursaries are valued at $6,000, with some specialty bursaries for
certain occupations valued at $9,000 and $12,000.  For more information visit our website at www.benorth.ca  Upon graduation, recipients live and work for one year
within the Northern Alberta Development Council boundary. Applicants must be
Alberta residents based on Students Finance regulations. Applicants must also
be within two years of completing their program. Students receive a maximum of
two bursaries.

Applications are available online: www.benorth.ca

OR:

Northern Alberta Development Council
Postal Bag 900-14
Peace River, Alberta T8S 1T4

780-624-6545 (toll-free first dial 310-0000)

Email: nadc.bursary@gov.ab.ca

 


ATCO Pipelines Aboriginal Education Awards Program

 

The
ATCO Pipelines Aboriginal Educational Awards Program is aimed at
supporting Aboriginal students from First Nations and Métis communities
in close proximity to our facilities. Successful applicants will
demonstrate a balanced lifestyle and commitment in the pursuit of
education. These awards, bursaries and scholarships are awarded to
select students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be
role models in their schools and communities.

Since the program was launched in 2011, this program has seen 74 students from across the province receive awards.

There are three different awards available:

  • Merit Awards - merit awards of $500 to be granted each year;
    Must
    be attending High School (completing grades 10-12); Maximum one award
    per applicant per calendar year; Must re-apply to be considered for
    subsequent years 

  • Bursaries - bursaries
    of $1,000 to be granted each year; Must be registered in a recognized
    trade/community/technical college diploma or certificate program;
    Preference will be given to those enrolled in a program relating to the
    natural gas industry;
    Maximum one award per applicant per calendar year; Must re-apply to be
    considered for subsequent years 

  • Scholarships
    - scholarships of $1,500 to be awarded each year; Must be registered in
    a university program intended to lead to a bachelor or graduate degree;
    Preference will be given to
    those enrolled in a program relating to the natural gas industry;
    Maximum one award per applicant per calendar year; Must re-apply to be
    considered for subsequent years

ELIGIBILITY

All
applicants must be enrolled full-time in a secondary or post-secondary
educational program, be Canadian citizens of Aboriginal ancestry and
originate from within 50km of ATCO Pipelines facilities. ATCO employees
and/or their children will not be considered for these awards.

HOW TO APPLY

Downloadable Application Form (pdf )

The deadline to submit an application is August 1st annually. Applications received after that date will not be considered during the review and selection process.

The following information must ALL be included in the application package in order to be regarded for any one of these awards:

  • A completed application form 

  • One reference letter from a teacher, faculty member, employer or community leader 

  • A short essay (minimum 250 words) describing why you are a suitable candidate for the award 

  • Proof of enrollment for the upcoming semester in a secondary or post-secondary institution

  • Transcripts from a secondary and/or post-secondary institution in which you are currently enrolled

Mail or deliver completed application packages, and direct official transcripts, to:

Corporate Communications
ATCO Pipelines
#1300, 909 – 11th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB  T2R 1L8

Website: http://www.atcopipelines.com/Community/Aboriginal-Education-Awards-Program

SELECTION

All
applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of
representatives from various departments within ATCO Pipelines.
Committees will be established each year specifically to review
candidate submissions for this program.

Poster: http://www.atcopipelines.com/Community/Documents/Ab_Awards_Poster_FINAL.pdf


The Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards

Value: $2,000 - $9,000

If you are a Métis residing in Alberta and need financial help to pursue your education or upgrade your skills, a Belcourt Brosseau Métis Award can help you take the next step. It will give you the opportunity to continue your education by covering a portion of your tuition costs.

Deadline: March 31

For more information call: 1-866-626-0015

Web site: www.bbma.ca


Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Scholarships for Aboriginal Students

Closing date: September 20

Value: Varies ($375 - $1,250 depending on institution)

Number of Awards: Three

Applicants must be Registered Indian, Inuit or Metis and must have been residentsm of Alberta during their previous year of study. Applicants must have just completed their final year of high school and be entering into the first year of post-secondary studies at an accredited Alberta post-secondary institution.

Applicants will be evaluated based on the results as shown on their Alberta Education High School transcript. The top five courses with a minimum five credit value will be averaged to determine a percentage score. Financial need and community involvement will also be evaluated in determining the recipients of the scholarship.
Students will be ineligible if receiving more than $3,500 in other scholarships or bursaries for the current academic year.

Field of Study: Any full time program of two or more years duration.

Accredited Institutions: Alberta College of Art & Design, Ambrose University College, Athabasca University, Augustana University College (U of A), Blue Quills First Nations College, Bow Valley College, Canadian University College, Concordia University College, Fairview College (NAIT), Grande Prairie Regional College Keyano College, King's University College, The, Lakeland College, Lethbridge College , MacEwan College, Maskwachees Cultural College, Medicine Hat College, Mount Royal College, NAIT, NorQuest College Northern Lakes College, Olds College, Old Sun Community College, Portage College, Red Deer College, SAIT, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge

Applications should be sent to:

Alberta Blue Cross
Corporate Offices
10009-108 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5J 3C5
Fax: (780) 498-8096

web site: www.ab.bluecross.ca


Andy Collins Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements
 
Applicant mus te of Aboriginal ancestry within Zone II Metis Nation of Alberta regional boundaries
 
Entering a field in one of the following areas:  oil and gas, music or sports
 
Entering or enrolled in a post-secondary educational institute
 
Must demostrate a financial need
 
Applications Process
 
Fill out an application form available at the Zone II Regional Council office in Bonnyville
 
Attach the following with your application:  Letter of Acceptacne or proof of enrollment from the institute, short type-written profile on yourself and proof of Aboriginal ancestry
 
Applications will be accepted from January 15 of each year to July 1st.
 
A panel will review all applications.
 
Two letters of support must be submitted with application.
 
For More information:
 
Zone II Regional Council
Métis Nation of Alberta
Box 6497
Bonnyville, AB  T9N 2H7
Phone: 780-826-7483


Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc. Scholarships

Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc. has announced that they will provide six $1,000 cash bursaries to any qualifying Métis individuals that are in their first year of Post-Secondary education.  

All the applicant needs to do is go to our web site at www.apeetogosan.com to receive a copy of the details and application.
 
Michael Ivy, General Manager
Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc.
#302, 12308 - 111 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5M 2N4

Phone: 780-452-7951 -- Toll Free: 1-800-252-7963


Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc. Bursaries

Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc. is pleased to offer 6 annual bursaries of $1,000 to qualifying Métis students wishing to further their education.  The application form can be obtained by going to our website at www.apeetogosan.com.
 
The bursary is for qualifying first year post secondary students.
 
Michael Ivy, General Manager
Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc.
#302, 12308 - 111 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5M 2N4

Phone: 780-452-7951 -- Toll Free: 1-800-252-7963


Alberta Apprenticeship Scholarship Program

Number: 165

Value: $1000

Alberta industry is in desperate need of skilled tradespeople.

Funding for the Scholarship program was raised through an industry and government fund-matching campaign. Industry, with support from the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AAIT) Board, raised a grand total of $1.3 million and Alberta Learning committed to match the double of industry's contributions up to $1 million.

The first Alberta Apprentice Scholarships will be awarded in Fall 2002.
Complete criteria and applications will be available later this spring at www.tradesecrets.org and at local Alberta Apprenticeship Industry Training offices.

Information:
Fairview College
Financial Services Department
Toll free 1-888-999-7882, ext.654
E-mail: sbough@fairviewcollege.com


Laurence Decore Awards for Student Leadership

Eligibility: Applicants must be Alberta residents who are currently enrolled in a minimum of three full courses at a designated Alberta post-secondary institution. Applicants must also be involved in either student government or student societies, clubs, or organizations.

Additionally, candidates may be involved in student organizations at the provincial or national level or in non-profit community organizations.

Selection: Applicants must be nominated by fellow students from their institution.

Each institution is responsible for the formation of a Selection Committee to review nominations and recommend recipients.

Award: A total of 100 awards are divided among eligible Alberta post-secondary institutions.

Awards are valued at $500 each.

Nominations must be submitted to the institutions by March 1. Some institutions may impose an earlier deadline.

Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund (AHSF)
9th Floor- 9940 106 Street
Box 28000 Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4R4
Phone (780) 427-8640
(In Alberta, but outside Edmonton dial 310-0000)


Jason Lang Scholarships

Background: These scholarships were named in memory of Jason Lang, a 17 year old high school student who was killed in a school shooting. They are designed to reward the outstanding academic achievement of Alberta post-secondary students who are continuing into their second year of an undergraduate program.

Eligibility: Nominees must be residents of Alberta who continuing in the second year of a full-time program. Students must be attending an Alberta institution.

They also must have completed one year of an undergraduate post-secondary program that is at least two years in length.

The nominee must have been enrolled in at least 80 per cent of a full course load in their first year
and have earned a grade point average of at least 80 per cent.

Selection: Students will be nominated by the Awards Office of the Alberta institution where they completed their first year. The nominee must take at least 60 per cent of a full course load in their second year of the same program.

Students are not allowed to receive the Jason Lang Scholarship and the Louise McKinney Scholarship for the same period of study.

Post-secondary institutions may establish additional requirements for their nominees.

Award: Scholarships are valued at $1,000 each.

Deadline is August 1.

Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund (AHSF)
9th Floor - 9940 106 Street
Box 28000 Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4R4
Phone (780) 427-8640
(In Alberta, but outside Edmonton dial 310-0000)


AlPac Aboriginal Education Partnership Program

Award: Varies - full tuition for maximum five year period

Deadline: May 30.

Eligibility: Aboriginal person residing in Alberta-Pacific Forest Management area for at least on year pursuing post-secondary studies leading to a recognized degree certificate or diploma. Must possess suitable attitude and be willing to participate in a partnership.

Contact 1-800-661-5210


Theodore R. Campbell Scholarship

Deadline is June 1.

This scholarship was created to reward the accomplishments of an aboriginal student from Blue Quills First Nations College. The scholarship was established by the family of Ted R. Campbell through the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund Endowment Program.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Alberta residents who have completed the first year of an Education degree (university transfer) at Blue Quills First Nations College. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 24 credits with passing marks in all courses. The applicant must be continuing in the Education program.

Selection: Blue Quills will determine the qualifying applicant based on their 1st year grade point average.

Award: Each year 1 scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded.

Application forms are available from the Research and Planning Office at Blue Quills College

OR

Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund (AHSF)
9th Floor - 9940 106 Street
Box 28000 Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4R4
Phone (780) 427-8640
(In Alberta, but outside Edmonton dial 310-0000)


Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary

Deadline: Students should contact the financial aid office of their institution.

Value: $500

Number Available: Five

Eligibility: Awarded to Aboriginal students without sponsorship enrolled full-time in their second year of the Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Diploma or Faculty of Law programs at Lethbridge Community College, Mount Royal College, Grant MacEwan Community College, University of Calgary or University of Alberta. Applicants must have been a resident of Alberta for a minimum for three years prior to applying.

Application forms are available from the institution's Student Awards Office.


Sylvia Schulze Memorial Bursary for Alex Taylor School

Offered through Grant McEwan Community College, Edmonton to female student who attended Alex Taylor School in central Edmonton, with priority given to an Aboriginal student.

For more information contact:
Executive Director
Grant McEwan Community College Foundation
Edmonton, Alberta
Phone: (780) 497-5545


TransCanada Aboriginal Awards Program

TransCanada has been a long time supporter of educational initiatives focused on Aboriginal people.  By encouraging and supporting Aboriginal people to obtain an education, we can help increase the number of Aboriginal professionals and trades people in the workforce.  We are proud of our long-standing commitment to education and we will continue to enhance and find new ways of furthering our support.  The TransCanada's Aboriginal Awards Program is designed to encourage and assist Aboriginal people (status and non-status Indians, Métis and Inuit) to obtain undergraduate post-secondary education.

Closing Date: Administered by the colleges

Value:  Variable  (based on interest earned on the endowment)

Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry; maintain full course load in chosen program; possess promising academic qualifications; require financial support.

Available to students attending:    Grande Prairie Regional College; Lakeland College; Mount Royal College; Northern Alberta Institute of Technology; Olds College.

For more information contact:   Student Aid and Awards at the applicable colleges and/or visit the college's website to complete the on-line scholarship/bursary application


NAIT Aboriginal Student Club

Value: $800

Number: 1

Eligibility: Available to students of Aboriginal Heritage who are enrolled in the second year of the Forest Technology program.

Conditions: Awarded on the basis of academic achievement.

Applications: Apply on the NAIT application for scholarships AFTER August 1

Deadline: September 30th

Office of the Registrar
Student Awards and Financial Aid
The Northern Alberta Insituitute of Technology
Suite 1000
11762-106 Street N.W.
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3H1


Syncrude Scholarships and Awards

Syncrude provides many scholarships and awards to assist students get the education they need to build successful careers in a variety of disciplines, including engineering, trades, nursing, education and environmental sciences.

Web Site: www.syncrude.com


Grant MacEwan College Foundation - Alberta

Deadline for application June 15 for following academic year

Aboriginal business Leadership Award

Four (4) awards of $1,500 each

Executive Director
Grant McEwan Community College Foundation
Edmonton, Alberta

Phone: (780) 497-5545


Imperial Oil - Aboriginal Education Award

Education award for students of Aboriginal descent, from the local Aboriginal communities, that are enrolled in a petroleum related program at a post-secondary institution. One recipient will receive a one time payment of $1,000. The recipient of this award will be given consideration for summer and/or permanent employment.

Application Deadline: June 30

Imperial Oil - Billion Barrel Scholarship

In 2009, Imperial Oil reached one billion barrels of production at its Cold Lake Operation. The Billion Barrel Scholarship was introduced to celebrate this milestone. This education award is for all students that are pursing post-secondary education. All high school graduates in the Lakeland are eligible to apply. Two recipients will receive a one time payment of $5,000.

Application Deadline: July 31

Imperial Oil - Women in Wage Award

This award is for women who are enrolled in a technical program at a post-secondary institution. The program of study will employ them in a non-traditional role in the petroleum industry. Supported programs of study include; Power Engineer, Petroleum Tech, Instrumentation/Electrical (IE) and Millwright trades. One recipient will receive a one time payment of $1,000. The recipient of this award will be given consideration for summer and/or permanent employment.

Application Deadline: August 31

For more information on our Educational Programs and Scholarships, visit: www.imperialoil.ca/coldlake or call 780-639-5195.


Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation -
Alberta's Future Leaders Program

For young people of Alberta's indigenous communities

Program will use sport, recreation and the local environment to address the needs of Alberta's indigenous youth

Contact: Karla Moir (780) 422-7110

Alberta Sport, Recreation,
Parks and Wildlife Foundation,
Edmonton, Alberta


Alberta Foundation for the Arts Scholarships

The Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for the Performing Arts

Deadline: March 1.

Applications that are postmarked on or before March 1 will be accepted. No late applications will be accepted.

Introduction
The Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for the Performing Arts was established by the Government of Alberta in 2002 to commemorate the Queen's accession to the throne and her service to the Commonwealth.

A Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded annually to a student in the performing arts who shows extraordinary talent and potential and who demonstrates clear educational/training goals and objectives.

Eligibility Criteria
* For the purposes of this scholarship program the performing arts shall be considered as any discipline or genre within theatre, dance and/or music.

* Applicants must be residents of Alberta. A "resident" means a person lawfully entitled to be or remain in Canada, whose primary residence has been in Alberta for at least one year prior to applying, and who ordinarily lives in Alberta.
* Students must be 25 years of age or younger and entering:

* any level of undergraduate studies; or
* equivalent in an accredited performing arts program; or
* any level of a technical performing arts school (i.e. National Theatre School, National Ballet School, Banff Centre for the Arts); or
* a recognized program or mentorship.

* The scholarship will only be granted if the applicant can prove enrollment in an acceptable program of study or mentorship. If a winning applicant is not enrolled at the time of application, Alberta Community Development will hold funds on their behalf for no more than one year.

Assessment
Assessment for the Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for the Performing Arts will be made by an expert jury, with recommendations made to Alberta Foundation for
the Arts for approval. Adjudication may take up to four months. Only one award may be granted. All applicants, successful and unsuccessful, will be notified via mail. No jury comments will be provided. The general assessment criteria are:

* Merit, such as artistic, educational and/or exposure
* Impact of the project
* Reasonableness of the budget
* Ability of the applicant to carry out the proposed project

The jury may consider and applicant's:

* Level of training and experience
* Performance and achievements, both past and present
* Personal objectives

Application Requirements

Eligible students must submit the following:

· One original and three copies of the entire
application package:

* A completed and signed application form.
* A letter (maximum two pages) outlining their educational/training and artistic goals.
* A detailed description of the course of study to be undertaken.
* Applicants not already accepted into proposed study program should provide a minimum of two alternate study program choices.
* A resume or CV of no more than two pages.
* At least one letter of reference, preferably from an instructor or professional artist in the performing arts.

· Only one copy of audio and/or visual (CD, audio tape, CD Rom or video) support material. All videotapes must be VHS in North American (NTSC) format.

* Acting training: a video recording containing two monologues of contrasting style appropriate to program of study. Musical theatre applicants must submit one monologue and one song. The two pieces combined must not run longer than 10 minutes.

* Dance training: a video recording containing two dance pieces of contrasting style appropriate to program of study. The two dance pieces combined must not run longer than 6 minutes.

* Music training: a CD or 2 audio cassettes (1 for each selection) containing two musical selections of contrasting style, appropriate to the program of study.

* Related Performing Arts Disciplines: such as dance/drama/music instructors, choreographers, playwrights, composers, directors, designers, theatre technicians, audio engineers must submit a resume, portfolio, and/or audio/video samples of their work.

* If the applicant is under 18 years of age, a parent and/or a guardian must co-sign the application.

* Applicants must be 25 years or younger on or before the March 1 deadline and must provide proof of age.

* Hard copy applications will be accepted, by mail only. No faxed, computer disc or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

* Alberta Community Development shall retain custody of all materials submitted with scholarship applications.

For application assistance, please contact staff by calling  (780) 427-6315 at least two to four weeks
before the program deadline date.


The Queen's Golden Jubilee Commemorative Scholarship for the Visual Arts

Deadline: March 1.

Applications that are postmarked on or before March 1, will be
accepted. No late applications will be accepted.

Introduction
The Queen's Golden Jubilee Commemorative Scholarship for the Visual Arts was established by the Government of Alberta in 2002 to commemorate the Queen's accession to the throne and her service to the Commonwealth.

A Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded annually to a student in the visual arts who shows extraordinary talent and potential and who demonstrates clear educational/training goals and objectives.

Eligibility Criteria
* For the purposes of this scholarship program the visual arts can include but are not restricted to: drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, clay, glass, wood, metal, fibre or any combination of these.

* Applicants must be residents of Alberta. A "resident" means a person lawfully entitled to be or remain in Canada, whose primary residence has been in Alberta for at least one year prior to applying, and who ordinarily lives in Alberta.

* Students must be 25 years of age or younger and entering any level of undergraduate studies or the equivalent in any accredited visual arts program.

* The scholarship will only be granted if the applicant can prove enrollment in an acceptable program of study or mentorship. If a winning applicant is not enrolled at the time of application, Alberta Community Development will hold funds on their behalf for no more than one year.

Assessment
Assessment for the Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for the Visual Arts will be made by an expert jury, with recommendations made to Alberta Foundation for the
Arts for approval. Adjudication may take up to four months. Only one award may be granted. All applicants, successful and unsuccessful, will be notified via mail. No jury comments will be provided. The general assessment criteria are:

* Merit, such as artistic, educational and/or exposure
* Impact of the project
* Reasonableness of the budget
* Ability of the applicant to carry out the proposed project

The jury may consider and applicant's:
* Level of training and experience
* Performance and achievements, both past and present
* Personal objectives

Application Requirements
Eligible students must submit the following:

* One original and three copies of the entire
application package:

* A completed and signed application form.
* A letter (maximum two pages) outlining their educational and artistic goals.
* A detailed description of the course of study to be undertaken.
* Applicants not already accepted into proposed study program should provide a minimum of two alternate study program choices.
* A resume or CV of no more than two pages.
* One letter of reference, preferably from the following: a high school, college or university instructor in the visual arts or a professional artist working in the visual arts.

* One set of no more than 10 (ten) 35 mm slides of examples of the applicants work. Please provide a numbered inventory of all visuals submitted including title, medium, size and year of execution. All slides must have the applicant's name on them.
If more appropriate for the applicant's medium, a videotape (VHS, NTSC) of no more than five minutes, or a PC formatted disc or CD ROM, containing JPEG or GIF files in a PC format may be submitted. Check with Alberta Foundation for the
Arts for appropriate file types.

* If the applicant is under 18 years of age, a parent and/or a guardian must co-sign the application.

* Applicants must be 25 years or younger on or before March 1, and must provide proof of age.

* Hard copy applications will be accepted, by mail only. No faxed, computer disc or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

* Alberta Community Development shall retain custody of all materials submitted with scholarship applications.

1. For application assistance,  please contact staff by calling (780) 427-6315 at least two to four weeks before the program deadline date.


The Grant MacEwan Young Writer's Scholarship

Introduction

Applications are now being accepted for the Grant MacEwan Young Writer's Scholarship. This award was created by the government of Alberta to honour the life and contributions of the late Dr. Grant MacEwan. Dr. MacEwan served as both the Mayor of Calgary and Alberta's Lieutenant Governor.

He was widely known and wrote more than fifty books on subjects including nature, folklore, agriculture, politics, environment, literature, history and the people of Alberta.

Scholarships of $2,500 each are awarded annually to four young Alberta writers who create a literary work reflecting Alberta and/or Dr. MacEwan's interests.

Assessment
Assessment for the Grant MacEwan Young Writer's Scholarship will be made by an expert jury, with recommendations made to Alberta Community Development for approval. Four awards of $2,500 each will be granted. All applicants, successful and unsuccessful, will be notified via mail.

Eligibility Criteria
* Applicants must submit a short story or an essay to this competition. The work must reflect the interests of Dr. MacEwan as set out in the "Introduction" to this program.
* All work submitted must be written by an Alberta resident. A "resident" means a person lawfully entitled to be or remain in Canada, whose primary residence has been in Alberta for at least one year immediately prior to application, and who ordinarily lives in Alberta.
* Applicants may submit their work in either English or French.
* Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 25 as of December 31 of the application year.
* Any work submitted must be original and written solely by the applicant. Any applicant who submits a work that is not original, commits plagiarism, or violates the Copyright Act of Canada will be considered ineligible and the work subject to rejection.
* Applicants must submit work between 1,000 and 5,000 words in length. Works under or over this amount may be considered ineligible.
* The scholarship will only be granted if the applicant can prove enrollment in an acceptable program of study or mentorship. If a winning applicant is not enrolled at the time of application, funds will be held on their behalf by Alberta Community Development for no more than three years.

Application Requirements
* A completed and signed application form.
* If under 18 years of age, a parent and/or guardian must co-sign the application.
* Work is to be submitted on white, 8 1/2 x 11 paper, single-sided, double-spaced, in 12-pt. type in a bound (stapled or cerlox) form.
* A letter (maximum 2 pages) answering the following questions: who you are; where you are from; what (if any) previous writing experience you have; what interests you in writing; how does your essay/short story reflect Dr. MacEwan's interests; how you will use the scholarship to improve your writing skills if you are the successful applicant.
* One letter of reference, preferably from one of the following: a high school, college or university instructor in English or Creative Writing; a published author, journalist,
bona fide publisher, or similar professional working in the literary arts.
* Hard copy applications will be accepted, by mail only. No faxed, disk, or e-mail submissions will be accepted.
* Deadline for submission is December 31 of each year.
* Four copies of all material (letter, essay/short story, reference letter, and application form) to Alberta Community Development. Please note that reference letters should not be sent under separate cover but photocopied and submitted with the application.
* All application material, including writing samples, will not be returned.

Submit to:
Alberta Community Development
901 Standard Life Centre
10405 Jasper Ave
Edmonton AB T5J 4R7


The Alberta Foundation for the Arts has consolidated its scholarship grant programs under the new program:

Grants to Individuals.

Deadlines: February 15 and September 15.

Purpose: To assist the professional/creative development of individuals by enabling them to conduct projects in the area of art production, training/career development, marketing/travel and research related to any arts discipline. Eligible applicants must be resident Alberta artists planning to undertake projects in the arts. Eligible activities include projects in any discipline that supports the creative development of the
individual artist.

Amount of assistance: Up to 100% of project expenses to a maximum of $20,000. This is a juried program (i.e., applications are assessed by a panel of jurors).

Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund
Students Finance Board
6th Floor, Sterling Place
9940 - 106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2V1

Phone: (780) 427-8640


Alberta College of Art and Design

Artstream is an upgrading program for those who demonstrate artisitic ability but who do not meet Alberta College of Art & Design's academic and/or English proficiency requirements

Grant money is available covering living expenses, tuition and supplies if you are eligible

Contact: (403) 284-7600 or 1-800-251-8290


Aboriginal Health Bursary Program - Alberta

Apply by May 15

Partnership program with Alberta Health and Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.

Designed to provide funding for Aboriginal students in Alberta to pursue post-secondary education in a health field.

Awards valued up to $12,000 for college/technical programs or $13,000 for university programs.

Up to 20 awards will be available annually.

Applicants must be Indian, Inuit or Metis and have been a resident of Alberta for 3 years.

Must be enrolled or will be enrolled in a health field at the college, technical institute or university level and demonstrate financial need.

Have maintained full-time enrollment (60% of a full course load) and passing marks in all courses in their previous year of study if they are entering their second or subsequent year

Contact: Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund,
6th Floor, 9940 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2V1

Phone: (780) 427-8640


Alberta Energy Company Limited

Native Scholarship Award

Value: Five (5) $3,500 scholarships each year.

Must be accepted into the oil and gas industry at an accredited technical
school, college or university.

Candidates must have resided in Northwest Territories, British Columbia,
Alberta or other areas where AEC has an operation interest.

Applications are available by contacting:

Alberta Energy Company Ltd.
3900 - 421 - 7 Ave S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K9
Fax: (403) 266- 8212


Weyerhaeuser Canada Scholarships - Alberta

Each year, Weyerhaeuser Canada offers scholarships to young men and women from the Peace Country and Grande Cache, Alberta who are furthering their education in Commerce, Engineering, and Forestry. Tweleve awards of $1,000 each are awarded to nine high school graduates and three first-year college graduates enrolled at a university, college or techinical institute in Alberta. Of the nine awards to high school students , one will be offered to a student of Native ancestry (Métis, Indian, Inuit).

High School Awards: Deadline July 15

Peace Wapiti School Board #33,
8611A-103 Street
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 4C5

College Awards: Deadline April 15

Awards Advisory Committee,
Grande Prairie Regional College
10726-106 Avenue,
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 4C4


Alberta Law Foundation Scholarship - University of Lethbridge:

Deadline May 31

One annual award of $5,000 is available to an Aboriginal student entering first year at the Faculty of Law on the basis of academic standing. The award is renewable in the sum of $3,500 per year for a further two years subject to the recipient maintaining a satisfactory academic standing.

No additional documentation is required to apply. Your application to the Faculty automatically is considered as an application for the Law Foundation Scholarship.

Undergraduate Awards for Native American Students

Bobby-Jo Stannard: stanrj@hg.uleth.ca

There are several Undergraduate scholarship opportunities for students of Native American descent at the University of Lethbridge (for example;

Peigan Nation Scholarship, Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison Scholarship - Native American Studies, Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison Scholarship - Fine Arts). The terms of reference for these scholarships can be found in the back of the UofL Calander. Applications for the UofL Undergraduate Awards are available at the Financial Aid and Student Awards Office (SU047).


Native Foundation Trust Bursary - Grande Prairie Friendship Centre

For high school students entering an arts, science or business program at a recognized educational institute.

Amount: The number and amount of bursaries vary from year to year.

Eligibility: Must have attended a recognized educational facility within Grande Prairie and area. Academic standing. Financial need.

Duration: N/A.

Deadline: October 15th of each year.

Information: CEO
Grande Prairie Friendship Centre
10507 98th Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 4L1
Phone: (780) 532-5722
Fax: (780) 539-5121


Senator James Gladstone Memorial Scholarship - Alberta Indian Investment Corp.

To recognize excellence and achievement by a Treaty Indian and to encourage and assist Treaty Indians in the pursuit of post-secondary education in the area of business, finance or economics.

Amount: Maximum of $750 for students enrolled in colleges and technical institutions. Maximum of $1,000 for students enrolled in universities.

Eligibility: Treaty Indian and resident of Alberta.

Enrolled full time at a college, university or technical school in one of the following programs:

1. Commerce 2. Business 3. Administration 4. Accounting 5. Small business.

Personal and academic objectives, particularly as they relate to Aboriginal economic and business development in Canada.

Application Deadline: Varies

Information:
General Manager
Alberta Indian Investment Corporation
P.O. Box 577
Winterburn, Alberta T0E 2N0

Phone: (780) 470-3600
Fax: (780) 470-3605


Aboriginal Business Leadership Awards

Amount: Minimum of 4 @ $1,500 each annually

Deadline: June 15

Conditions: Self-employed Aboriginal students and 2nd or mature Aboriginal students who are attending a public post-secondary educational institution in Alberta and enrolled in a program leading to a certificate, diploma, or degree in a business or commerce.


Alberta Heritage Scholarships

Alberta Scholarship Programs:

High School

Undergraduate

Graduate

Citizenship

Career Development

Student Athletes

Endowment Programs

Alberta Blue Cross

Alberta Scholarship Programs

To stimulate the pursuit of excellence by recognizing outstanding achievement and by encouraging and assisting Albertans to achieve their fullest potential.

Alberta Scholarship Programs For High School Students
Alexander Rutherford Scholarships for High School Achievement

More than 6,000 scholarships available to students achieving a minimum average of 80 percent in five designated subjects in grades 10, 11, 12:

$300 for grade 10; $500 for grade 11 and $700 for Grade 12 with a total value of up to $1,500.

Applicants must be Alberta residents who plan to enrol or are enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program of at least one semester in length.

Application deadline: May 1 for September entry; December 1 for January entry

Alberta Scholarship Programs
9th Floor, 9940-106 Street,
Box 28000 Station Main,
Edmonton AB T5J 4R4
Phone: (780) 427-8640
(In Alberta, but outside Edmonton dial 310-0000)


Rutherford Scholars

Top ten students graduating from grade 12, as determined solely on the basis of Diploma Examination results in English 30 or Francais 30, Social Studies 30 and three other subjects

Recipients will receive a plaque and $1,500 in addition to their Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Application deadline: candidates will be selected from Alexander Rutherford Scholarship applications received prior to August 1


United World College Scholarships

Based on academic ability, leadership capability, references and an interview are awarded annually for two years of study at United World Colleges

Applicants must be Alberta residents in the process of completed Grade 11

Application deadline: March 1 for study commencing September of the same year


Adult High School Equivalency Scholarships

200 awards valued at $500

You are eligible if you've been out of school for three years, have achieved a minimum average of 80 percent as a full-time student in courses required for entry into a post-secondary program

Must be nominated by their institution by September 1

 


Alberta Scholarship Programs For Citizenship

High School Citizenship Awards

One graduating student from each high school is recognized for outstanding characteristics in the areas of academic ability, leadership in school-sponsored, community or extracurricular activities, and a demonstrated willingness to place the good of others above personal ambitions. Nominations will be made by each high school and recipients will receive a plaque and letter of commendation.

Nominations will be made by May 1 and recipients will receive a plaque and letter of commendation.


Alberta Scholarship Programs For Undergraduate Students

Louise McKinney Post Secondary Scholarships

Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarships
Approximately 930 scholarships are available to reward students for their academic achievements and to encourage continued undergraduate study. Scholarships are valued at $1,500 at the undergraduate level and $3,500 for professional programs such as medicine, law, veterinary medicine, optometry, chiropractic and dentistry. Students enrolled in programs within the province are nominated by the awards office of their institution. Albertans enrolled in programs outside the province because their program of study is not offered in Alberta, should contact this office.

Application deadline: June 1


Alberta Women's Secretariat "Persons Case" Scholarships

To recognize students whose studies will contribute to the advancement of women or who are studying in fields where members of their sex are traditionally few in number

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000

Application deadline: September 30


Charles S. Noble Scholarships for Study at Harvard

Three scholarships of $10,000 are awarded to Alberta students for undergraduate study at Harvard. The awards are co-sponsored by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund and an endowment established by Edmonton businessman Sandy Mactaggart.

Application deadline: May 15


Charles S. Noble Scholarships for Student Leadership

A total of 80 awards valued at $300 each are available to recognize outstanding leadership in the areas of student government, student societies, clubs or organizations at the post-secondary level.

Application deadline: March 1


 

"Persons Case" Scholarships

These awards recognize students whose studies will contribute to the advancement of women, or who are studying in fields where members of their sex are traditionally few in number. Selection is based on program of studies, academic achievement and financial need. Awards range in value from $1,000 to $5,000. A maximum of $20,000 is available each year.

Application deadline: September 30


Alberta Scholarship programs For Graduate Students

Sir James Lougheed Awards of Distinction

Fifteen awards are available to recognize academic excellence and provide Albertans with the opportunity for advanced study at institutions outside of the province. Scholarships are valued at $10,000 for master's and $15,000 for doctoral level study.

Application deadline: February 1


Ralph Steinhauer Awards of Distinction

Fifteen awards are available to recognize exceptional academic achievement of students studying within Alberta. Applicants must be Canadian residents who are enrolled or intending to enrol at an institution in Alberta. Scholarships are valued at $10,000 for study at the master's level, and $15,000 for doctoral level study.

Application deadline: February 1


Alberta Ukrainian Centennial Commemorative Scholarships

Two awards are available to provide academic opportunities for a student from Ukraine to study in Alberta and for a student from Alberta to study in Ukraine. Scholarships are for graduate level study, and will be awarded every second year.

Application deadline: February 1


Government of Alberta Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

Approximately 130 awards are available annually to provide the incentive and means for Canadians to pursue graduate study at Alberta post-secondary institutions. Scholarships are valued at up to $9,300 and fellowships at up to $10,500. Nominations are made by each graduate faculty in Alberta.

Nomination deadline: students should consult their faculty of graduate studies



Alberta Scholarship Programs
Alberta Scholarship Programs
9th Floor, 9940-106 Street,
Box 28000 Station Main,
Edmonton AB T5J 4R4
Phone: (780) 427-8640

Aboriginal Health Careers Bursary

Application deadline: May 15
Approximately 20 bursaries are available for aboriginal students in Alberta entering their second or subsequent year of post-secondary education in a health field. Applicants must be Indian, Inuit or Métis and have been residents of Alberta for a minimum of three years prior to applying. Awards are valued at up to $12,000/year for college programs, and $13,000/year for university programs.


The Alberta Press Council Scholarship

Application deadline: January 15
One scholarship of $1,000 is awarded yearly to an Alberta high school student enrolling in post-secondary studies. The award is based on the applicant's ability to write an essay on a specified topic. Application forms are available from high school counsellors and the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.


Janet and Horace Allen Scholarship
Application deadline: June 1
One scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to the top science graduate from Crowsnest Pass High School who is an Alberta resident and has enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution. Application forms are available from the school counsellor.
Theodore R. Campbell Scholarship

Nomination deadline: Contact the registrars office at Blue Quills First Nations College.
One scholarship valued at $1,500 will be awarded for an aboriginal student studying Education at Blue Quills First Nations College. Applicants must be Alberta residents and in their second year of the Blue Quills University Transfer program.


CANA Scholarships

Application deadline: October 31
The CANA Scholarships were designed to recognize and reward the exceptional academic achievement of children of CANA employees. Applicants must be Alberta residents entering their second or subsequent year of study at an eligible institution. One award of $1,500 and two awards of $1,000 are available each year. Application forms are available from CANA and from the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund


Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary

Nomination deadline: Students should contact the financial aid office of their institution.
Five awards valued at $500 are available to aboriginal Albertans without sponsorship enrolled full-time in their second year of the Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Diploma or Faculty of Law programs at eligible institutions.


Hal Harrison Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline: June 1
One award of $250 is available to the grade twelve student with the highest marks who is enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution and one of their parents is a member in good standing with the Alberta Volunteer Fire Fighters Association.


The Helen and George Kilik Scholarship

Application deadline: Contact school
This scholarship was developed to assist a student from Olds High School in establishing himself in his career. The recipient must be an Alberta resident who has completed all of his high school studies at Olds High School. The school will select the recipient based on financial need, involvement in extra-curricular activities and academic achievement. The award is valued at $1,000

Anna & John Kolesar Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline: July 1
One scholarship valued at $1,200 will be awarded to the applicant with the highest academic average in three designated subjects as shown on an Alberta Education Transcript. Applicants must be Alberta residents, planning to enrol in a Faculty of Education, and from a family where neither parent has a university degree.


Hal Neldner Scholarships and Telus Bursaries

Application deadline: June 1
Two scholarships for the top high school graduates, two for the top post-secondary students and two random bursaries all valued at $1,500 will be awarded to students whose parents are employed by Telus and its wholly owned subsidiaries. Applicants must reside in Alberta and be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program. Application forms are available through Telus-Human Resources Section, high school counsellors, and the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.


The Robin Rousseau Memorial Mountain Achievement Scholarship

Application deadline: January 30
This scholarship was developed to recognize excellence in leadership development and safety in the mountain community. Applicants must be Alberta resident's, active in the mountain community and must be planning on taking a recognized Mountain Leadership and Safety certification program. One recipient will be chosen each year by a selection committee who will look at each applicant's work record, volunteer activities, personal goals and how these relate to mountain safety. The selection committee will determine the value of the award and the recipient will be reimbursed this amount after they complete their program.


Dr. Robert and Anna Shaw Scholarships

Application deadline: June 1
Awards are available to students graduating from Sexsmith Secondary School to continue in post-secondary studies based on their high school accomplishments. Two different types of scholarships are available. Students should contact the counsellor at the school for more information.


Staples Scholarship

Application deadline: June 30
Two scholarships valued at $2,000 each will be awarded to the top two applicants entering an eligible program. Applicants must be Alberta residents, planning to enrol in a Faculty of Business or Commerce. Averages are calculated based on the final marks in five designated grade 12 courses.


Alberta Scholarship Program For Student Athletes
Jimmie Condon Athletic Scholarships

Approximately 1,400 scholarships valued at $1,000 each are awarded to students at universities, colleges, and technical institutes who are members of designated teams, maintaining an average of at least 65 percent and enrolled as full-time students.

Nomination deadline: November 1


Charles S. Noble Junior Football Scholarships

A total of 30 scholarships valued at $1,000 each are awarded to junior football players who are currently enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution in Alberta and are nominated by their team. The awards are co-sponsored by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund and the three Alberta teams in the Junior Football League.

Application deadline: October 1


Charles S. Noble Junior 'A' Hockey Scholarships

Five scholarships of $650 are awarded to individuals who have participated in Junior "A" Hockey and who are currently enrolled in full-time post-secondary study in Alberta. Nominations are made by their respective team. The awards are co-sponsored by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund and the Junior "A" Hockey League.

Application deadline: December 1, April 1, and August 1


Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund Career Development Scholarships

Michael Luchkovich Scholarships for Career Development

These awards are given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding ability in their work and are pursuing short-term, full-time study of less than six months or part-time study. Applicants must have worked in Alberta for a minimum of three years. Awards assist with direct educational costs.

Application deadline: December 1, April 1 and August 1

For more information or to apply for any scholarships on this page please contact:

Alberta Scholarship Programs
9th Floor, 9940-106 Street,
Box 28000 Station Main,
Edmonton AB T5J 4R4
Phone: (780) 427-8640
(In Alberta, but outside Edmonton dial 310-0000)

 

BC Scholarships

YVR Art Foundation - 2015 Youth Scholarship and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship awards for BC First Nations artists

The YVR Art Foundation is now accepting applications for the
2015 Youth Scholarship and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship awards for BC First Nations artists.

Each award is valued at $5,000. Up to eight YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarships and up to three Mid-Career Artist Scholarships will be awarded. In addition, scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for one year.

The deadline for applications is Friday, January 30th, 2015.

Eligibility and criteria for the two scholarships include:

YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarship:

Eligible Applicants:
• Are of BC First Nations ancestry
• Reside in BC and are between the ages of 16 and 26
• Are emerging artists whose artwork reflects the art forms of the BC First Nations
• Have the goal of becoming a professional artist
• Are accepted to study with a mentor or at a formal institution of learning
• Commit to attend the Scholarship Award ceremony in Vancouver on May 29th 2015 and the ceremony in recognition of the completed work, one year later, on May 27th 2016.

YVR Art Foundation Mid-Career Artist Scholarship:
Eligible Applicants:
• Are of BC First Nations ancestry
• Reside in BC and are age 27 or older
• Create artwork that reflects the art forms of the BC First Nations
• Wish to further their art careers and/or extend their work into a new scale or medium
• Have completed basic art training
• Have achieved local and/or provincial recognition through public presentation of their artwork.
• Are accepted to study/work with an master artist; at a formal institution of learning; or on a special project that is of cultural significance to the artist’s community
• Are able to submit a portfolio of artwork that demonstrates the artist’s commitment to their practice

Complete information on the YVR Art Foundation and its scholarship programs, including Application Guidelines and online and PDF Application Forms, can be found on the Foundation website: www.yvraf.com/programs.
Please forward this email and document to anyone you think may be interested in applying for these awards. If you have any questions, please contact the YVR Art Foundation at info@yvraf.com or phone 604-276-6261.

 


Dr. Joseph and Rosalie Segal Award | Justice Institute of British Columbia

 

The Dr. Joseph and Dr. Rosalie Segal Award supports students studying counseling in trauma and child abuse; and, Aboriginal students.

Value: Five awards of $4,000 each are available annually.

Who Should Apply

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Students pursuing programs in the subject area of counselling in trauma and child abuse OR Aboriginal learners pursuing careers in any JIBC program area
  • Demonstrate the impact your education will have on you and your community
  • Demonstrate the difference a Segal Award would make if received

Upcoming Deadline: April 2015

Download Application form: Application.pdf

If you are unable to submit the fillable form, you can print a copy and scan/email applications to financialaid@jibc.ca or mail to:

Financial Aid and Awards
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC
V3L 5T4


Minerva Foundation Award for Aboriginal Women | Justice Institute of British Columbia

Minerva Foundation for BC Women is a registered charitable organization with a vision of changing the face of leadership in BC. This award is a result of the generosity of the Minerva's Combining Our Strength Initiative™in partnership with the JIBC Foundation.

Value: Four awards of $4,000 each are available annually.

Who Should Apply

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • be an Aboriginal female BC resident
  • demonstrate financial need
  • demonstrate academic proficiency
  • demonstrate community engagement
  • meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • a single mother advancing her education
    • a mature woman returning to the workforce after a long absence
    • a woman with a disability overcoming education barriers

Upcoming Deadline: April 2015

Application

Click here to download the application in PDF fillable format.  If you are unable to submit the fillable form, you can print a copy and scan/email applications to financialaid@jibc.ca or mail to:

Financial Aid and Awards
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC
V3L 5T4


Marvin and Colette Storrow Bursary | Justice Institute of British Columbia

Marvin and Colette Storrow are longtime supporters of JIBC.  A senior litigator with Blakes law firm, Marvin has been recognized time and again for his outstanding service to the legal community. Marvin and Colette established this bursary in 2012 to provide tuition support for Aboriginal students towards a JIBC certificate, diploma or degree program.

Value: Two awards of $500 each are available annually.

Who Should Apply

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be Aboriginal students enrolling in an individual course, which may be applied towards a JIBC certificate, diploma or degree program.
  • Applicants have a demonstrated financial need not met by other available sources of funding, including student loans, grants, sponsorship, work income, etc.
  • Applicants must document financial need by completing the application form and signing the declaration. Supporting documentation may be requested to verify information contained in the application form.
  • Preference will be given to students involved in school or community activities, volunteer work and/or Aboriginal cultural events.

Upcoming Deadline: April 2015

Application

Click here to download the application in PDF fillable format.  If you are unable to submit the fillable form, you can print a copy and scan/email applications to financialaid@jibc.ca or mail to:

Financial Aid and Awards
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC
V3L 5T4


Safetek Bursary | Justice Institute of British Columbia

Safetek is Canada's leading provider of firefighting and rescue apparatus. For more than twenty years, the Canadian Fire Service has come to count on Safetek as their source of high quality emergency service apparatus. Safetek established this bursary in 2012 with the purpose of providing financial support for Aboriginal Students in the Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Certificate program.

Value: One award of $1,000 is available annually.

Who Should Apply

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be an Aboriginal learner
  • Be accepted or in the process of applying to the Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Certificate Program
  • Demonstrate financial need not met by other available sources of funding, including: student loans, grants, sponsorship, work income, etc.

Upcoming Deadline: April 2015

Application

Click here to download the application in PDF fillable format.  If you are unable to submit the fillable form, you can print a copy and scan/email applications to financialaid@jibc.ca or mail to:

Financial Aid and Awards
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC
V3L 5T4

 


Vern and Maureen Campbell Bursary | Justice Institute of British Columbia

Vern and Maureen Campbell are longtime supporters of JIBC. Vern served the Vancouver Police Department for 30 years, retiring from his position of Superintendent in 1994. Vern and Maureen established this bursary in 2012 to provide financial support for Aboriginal youths (30 and under) for students attending a JIBC program of at least 10 credits.

Value: One award of $1,000 is available annually.

Who Should Apply

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be an Aboriginal youth (30 years and under).
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need not met by other available sources of funding including grants, sponsorship, work income etc.
  • Applicants must document financial need by completing the application form and signing the declaration. Supporting documentation may be requested to verify information contained in the application form.

Upcoming Deadline: April 2015

Application

Click here to download the application in PDF fillable format.  If you are unable to submit the fillable form, you can print a copy and scan/email applications to financialaid@jibc.ca or mail to:

Financial Aid and Awards
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC
V3L 5T4


The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society

The BC Aboriginal Student Award was established in 2008 as part of the Provincial Government's strategy to improve Aboriginal access and achievement. Its purpose is to support Aboriginal people in getting post-secondary education by reducing financial barriers.

The Scholarship Society administers the program in partnership with the Victoria Foundation. Awards of $1,000 - $3,500 are available for Aboriginal people pursuing post-secondary education that is at least nine weeks long.

Read about previous award recipients here.

The new Aboriginal Teacher Education Award supports Aboriginal students enrolled in a teacher education program at a public post-secondary in British Columbia. Awards will be $5,000 annually for a maximum of four years.

http://www.bcscholarship.ca/web/aboriginal


All Nations Trust Company Endowment Fund Awards

All Nations Trust Company has developed annual, educational achievement awards to reward and recognize Aboriginal Secondary and Post Secondary Students who are committed to attaining personal and educational success. These awards are open to individuals who are currently living within or are originally from one of the following Tribal Regions: Kootenay, Lillooet, Okanagan, Shuswap, Thompson.

Secondary School Awards: The "Messenger Award" was established to recognize graduating high school students who have demonstrated goal orientation, leadership and commitment to the Aboriginal Community. Each year All Nations Trust Company will present five "Messenger Awards" in the amount of $400.00 each to one student in each of the above five regions. To qualify for this award, students must be graduating from high school in the current year and registered in a Post Secondary Institute for the following term on a full time basis.

Post Secondary School Awards: All Nations Trust Company will be presenting a total of ten awards in the amount of $500.00 each on an annual basis, to two Post Secondary Students in each of the above five regions. These awards are designed to reward academic achievements and assist Aboriginal students in their pursuit of Post Secondary education.

Criteria:
1) Applicants must be graduating from high school and/or be registered in a Post Secondary Institution in the following year on a full time basis in any discipline or field of study.
2) Applicants must be of Aboriginal ancestry. (Status, Non-Status, Metis, or Inuit).
3) Applicants may live on or off reserve and must currently live within or are originally from one of the following Tribal Regions: Kootenay, Lillooet, Okanagan, Shuswap and Thompson.

Evaluation Criteria:
1) Community Involvement and Personal Achievements
2) Academic Achievement and Grade Point Average ("GPA")
3) Work Experience
4) Personal and Professional Recommendations

Forward Applications to:

All Nations Trust Company
Suite 208 West, 345 Yellowhead Highway
Kamloops, BC
V2H 1H1
Telephone: (250) 828-9770
Toll Free: 1-800-663-2959
Fax: (250) 372-2585
e-mail: antco@antco.bc.ca


Camosum College Cenanelen Bursary for First Nations Students
This bursary is no longer being offered.


Aboriginal Graduate Scholarship in Economics - University of Victoria

Application deadlines:
Graduate Students - January 30.
Undergraduate Students - May 30

Terms of Reference: A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an Aboriginal Graduate student entering the Department of Economics. If there is no eligible graduate student then the scholarship will be awarded to an Aboriginal undergraduate student entering the Department of Economics (that is the undergraduate student has declared Economics as their Major, or Honours, programme).

Applications can be requested from the Department in person, 
by telephone (250) 721-8532
or email: jnixon@uvic.ca.

 


First Citizens Fund - Student Bursary Program

Objective: To provide financial assistance to eligible Aboriginal students enrolled in post-secondary education programs.

Number: Varies

Value: Maximum $2,000 per year
(Students receiving assistance from their Band or Tribal Council are eligible for a maximum of $700 per academic year.)

Criteria: Bursaries are available to assist Aboriginal post-secondary students that are normally a resident of BC and are attending a recognized university or college on a full-time basis.

Applicants for the bursary program must be registered in a minimum two-year academic program and must maintain an average of C+ or 2.5 GPA.

Bursary levels are determined by the financial needs of each student but the maximum bursary students can receive is $2,000 per academic year, and this is paid only after the receipt of official transcripts.

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC), under contract with the Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women's Services, currently administers the Student Bursary Program.

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
200 - 506 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1E6
Phone: 250 388-5522
Fax: 250 388-5502
Toll Free: 1-800-990-2432


£ãni Etiè Tahltan Scholarship

Value: $300.00

The £ãni Etiè Tahltan Scholarship was established by Louise Framst
Books as a keet' for those who contributed to the Tahltan Cookbook
series and to acknowledge the collective knowledge of the Tahltan
people( which makes up the heart of this cookbook series).

The scholarship is to go to a student of Tahltan descent who has demonstrated achievement in all areas: academics, athletics, art and citizenship in home and community.

Note: More than one scholarship may be given out in a year.

To qualify, a student must be of Tahltan descent and enrol in a post-secondary program
Fill out the Stikine Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Form and attach a document which:
a) Traces Tahltan ancestry
b) Includes an essay of 500 words or less, discussing the meaning of
£ãni Etiè and how it applies to themselves, stressing all-round personal
development.

Considerations:

The successful candidate(s) writes a letter of appreciation, indicating personal achievement and a photograph, which will become part of a permanent record.

Send to: Louise Framst,
Box 52, Cecil Lake, BC VOC 1GO.

The successful candidate(s) sends a copy of registration in courses or institution to:
Stikine Scholarship Committee,
School District #87 (Stikine),
Box 190, Dease Lake, BC VOC 1LO
Phone: (250) 771-4440


Chief Joe Mathias BC Aboriginal Scholarship

Eligible applicants are members of a BC First Nation who are in financial need and demonstrate merit with respect to accessing post-secondary education including:

* Courses of study towards a degree, or a certificate or diploma, at an eligible post-secondary education institution; or

* Post-graduate studies in an eligible post-secondary educational institution.

Information:
Chief Joe Mathias BC Aboriginal Scholarship
c/o Deloitte & Touche
P.O. Box 49279, Four Bentall Centre
2100 - 1055 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC V7X 1P4


Coast Ferries (1937 - 1997) Scholarship - Vancouver Community College.

Value: One award $1,500 annually credit toward tuition fees.

Eligibility: Available to students in the outer Mid-Coast communities of Bella Bella (Waglisia), Klemtu, Shearwater, Ocean Falls, Rivers Inlet/Oweekeno, Dawson's Landing (Rivers Inlet) and Kingcome Inlet.

Not available to students who permanently reside in Bella Coola. Must have supporting letter from their local First Nations Council and/or School District #49. Selection to be made by VCC

Application:
To the Dean of Student Service
Vancouver Community College
250 West Pender Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1S9

Information:
Rebecca Davey
Development Officer
Vancouver Community College Foundation
1155 East Broadway
PO Box 24620 Stn. "F"
Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 5T9

Phone: (604)871-7148
e-mail: rdavey@vcc.bc.ca


Hughes Aircraft of Canada Native / Indian Scholarship - Simon Fraser University

To a Native undergraduate student at Simon Fraser University.

Value: One award of $750

Eligibility: Native undergraduate student. High academic standing.
Preference given to students majoring in:
. Engineering science
. Computing science
. Mathematics
. Physics
. Business administration.
Full-time student at Simon Fraser University.

Deadline: The end of the second week of classes in a given semester.

Information:
Financial Assistance
3017 Academic Quadrangle
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6

Phone: (604) 291-3892
Fax: (604)291-4722


Raytheon System's Canada Ltd. Scholarship for Native Students - Simon Fraser University

One award valued at $750

A Native undergraduate student with high academic standingat Simon Fraser University. Preference will be given to students majoring in Engineering Science, Computing Science, Mathematics, Physics or Business
Administration.

Apply to:
Simon Fraser University,
Student Services and Registrar
Burnaby, British Columbia
Tel: (604) 291-4356


Robert Allison Bursary for Non-Status Indians - Okanagan University College

Description: Enables deserving students to begin or continue attendance at Okanagan University College.

Value: The annual income from a bequest may be divided or awarded to a single applicant at the discretion of the selection committee.

Eligibility: Native descent Applicant's circumstances make it necessary to be self-supporting. Available to students at any College Centre.

Duration: N/A.

Deadline: May 31 of each year

Information: Financial Awards Office
Okanagan University College
1000 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 4X8

Phone: (250) 862-5419
Fax: (250) 862-5466


Vicki Hitchen Memorial Scholarship - Okanagan University College

If you are a member of the Adams Lake Indian Band, Neskonlith Indian Band, Little Shuwsap Indian Band, Spallumcheen Indian Band or Okanagan Indian Band and if you are planning to continue University or College education next year, you may wish to apply for the Vicki Hitchen Memorial Scholarship.

This is a $1,000 scholarship* available to an Aboriginal Canadian currently attending OUC. Applications are available from the Financial Awards Office, or at any OUC campus office.

*Amount may vary slightly depending upon interest actually earned by the endowment fund.

Information: Financial Awards Office
Okanagan University College
1000 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 4X8

Phone: (250) 862-5419
Fax: (250) 862-5466


Interior Aboriginal Endowment Fund Award - Okanagan University College

The Interior Aboriginal Endowment Fund Award has been established by the
Interior Aboriginal Business Services Society to provide annual awards for Aboriginal students. Recipients will be permanent residents of B.C. and will be enrolled full-time in any year of a degree, diploma or certificate program at any centre of OUC. Selection of the award recipient will be based on a combination of academic achievement and financial need, with emphasis on financial need.

Information: Financial Awards Office
Okanagan University College
1000 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 4X8

Phone: (250) 862-5419
Fax: (250) 862-5466


McCarthy Tetrault Annual Scholarship - UNBC

One (1) valued at $750

Available to full-time First Nations student enrolled in Northern Advancemenmt Program. Recipient must be resident of northern British Columbia as defined by UNBC Act.

For information on all UNBC
Scholarships please contact:
Linda Roa, UNBC Financial Aid Office
3333 University Way,
Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9


Bank of Montreal Aboriginal Scholarship - UNBC

One (1) valued at $1,500

Available to full-time First Nations student enrolled in Northern Advancemenmt Program. Recipient must be resident of northern British Columbia as defined by UNBC Act. Must have completed at least 60 credit hours towards Bachelor of Commerce degree.

For information on all UNBC
Scholarships please contact:
Linda Roa, UNBC Financial Aid Office
3333 University Way,
Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9


Canfor Corporation Scholarships - UNBC

Three(3) valued at $3,000

Must have completed at least 60 credit hours towards Natural Resources and Environmental Studies program. Preference to dependent relatives of Canfor employees or to First Nations students.

For information on all UNBC
Scholarships please contact:
Linda Roa, UNBC Financial Aid Office
3333 University Way,
Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9


BC Hydro Aboriginal Scholarship Program

To encourage and financially assist Aboriginal people to pursue post-secondary education in disciplines relevant to BC Hydro and, where possible, to provide recipients with work experience.

Value: Eight scholarships of $1,000 each.

Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Inuit or Métis. Has successfully completed the first year of a full time post-secondary program in a discipline relevant to a broad range of BC Hydro careers.

Good academic standing (preferably 75% grade point average) in addition to good written communications skills.
Balanced lifestyle (i.e., fitness, community involvement, hobbies and interests).
Supported by a British Columbia First Nation or Native organization.

Deadline: Mid-January

Information:
Outreach Programs
BC Hydro
16th Floor, 333 Dunsmuir St.
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5R3

Phone: (604) 623-3994
Fax: (604) 623-3614

E-mail: diane.walton@bchydro.com


Mungo Martin Memorial Awards - British Columbia

To assist people of Native descent to further their education, vocational training, skills and competence. These awards are not only open to those who wish to further their general education and skills, but are available to those who seek to do creative work to further the artistic heritage of the Native peoples in their paintings, carving, music, dance, folklore or language.

Value: Normally from $100 to $500.
Number of awards and award amounts depend on the funds available.

Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry.
Living in British Columbia at the time of application.
Preference will be given to young people.
Must be a student at an accredited university or college.
Must complete application form, provide two references and supply an official copy of transcripts.

Duration: Recipients may apply for further award in a subsequent year.

Deadline: May be received at any time for consideration at periodic meetings of the Board.

Information: Lucy Galloway
P.O. Box 883
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1T2

Phone: (250) 752-8785
Fax: (250) 752-3076


Weyerhaeuser Canada BC Division Education Awards

Value: Two awards valued at $2000 each.

Eligibility: Aboriginals, women, visible minorities persons with disabilities. Enrolled in University program relevant to a career at Weyerhaeuser.

Deadline: June 30

Diversity Education Awards Program
Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd.
P.O. Box 800
Kamloops, BC V2C 5M7

 


CASTS Scholarships

The Canadian Aboriginal Science and Technology Society CASTS Scholarship Programs


Deadline June 15
CASTS scholarships are awarded to post-secondary graduate and undergraduate students for leadership and academic achievement. Awards are made possible by individuals who wish to support the advancement of Canadian Aboriginal people. Recipients cannot receive more than one scholarship per year. Students who are members of CASTS will be given first priority, however, all students are encouraged to apply and submit application by June 15 of each year.

Website: <a href="http://www.casts.ca/scholarships.htm

Eastern Scholarships

Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Scholarship & Academic Achievement Awards

Committed to the educational advancements of Mi’kmaq youth within Nova Scotia, the partners agreed to work toward helping Mi’kmaw youth set their goals by recognizing and encouraging their Academic Achievement Awards (high school) and 77 University Scholarships including 3 at the Masters/Doctorate Level.

Application deadline: Scholarship – June 17.
Academic Achievement Awards – July 15.

For more information & to apply, contact the following: www.mnpp.com

Email: ssbear@spectraenergy.com

 


First Nations & Indigenous Black Students Entrance Scholarship - Dalhousie University

Value: Ten renewable entrance scholarships valued at $12,000 each ($3,000/year).

Eligibility: Open to First Nations and indigenous Black residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island who are entering Dalhousie direct from high school as well as those who have attended another post-secondary institution.  To be eligible, high school applicants will normally have an admission average of 80% or higher and students with previous post-secondary work a cumulative average of 3.0 (B) or higher.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student's financial need and academic standing.  Applications are available on our web site:
http://www.registrar.dal.ca/forms/FNIBSES.pdf

Deadline: March 15

Information:
Awards Office
Dalhousie University
Halifax NS  B3H 4H6
Phone: 902-494-1432
Email: Awards@Dal.ca

 


Transition Year Program - Dalhousie University

The Transition Year Program (TYP) is a one-year program designed for First Nations students who wish to enter university but who may not yet meet standard entrance requirements. The TYP was established to redress the historic educational disadvantage experienced by members of Aboriginal communities.

Amount: Non-Status and Métis students accepted into the program may qualify to receive a tuition waiver and bursary funding to attend Dalhousie's Transition Year Program. If the qualifying year is completed in good standing, continued financial assistance will become available.

Eligibility: Non-Status or Métis. Status students attending the program are funded through the Confederacy of Mainland Micmac, the Department of Indian Affairs or by individual band councils. Although enrollment is limited to ensure that each student receives considerable personal attention, highly motivated First Nations students of all ages and educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applicants who are 23 or older are especially encouraged to apply.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: March 15 each year.

Information: Transition Year Program
Dalhousie University
1459 LeMarchant Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3J5
Tel: (902) 494-3730


Morris Saffron Award - Dalhousie University

For a Status or Non-Status Aboriginal graduate of the Dalhousie University Transition Year Program.

Amount: One award of approximately $100

Eligibility: An Aboriginal graduate of the Transition Year Program who is recommended for acceptance in the first-year level at Dalhousie University or another university.

Duration: Annual.

Application Deadline: N/A.
Information: Director
Transition Year Program
Dalhousie University
1459 LeMarchant Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3J5
Phone: (902) 494-3730


Hydro-Quebec Programme de Prix D'Excellence pour les Etudiants Autochtones

Value: Four prizes of $1,000 for students engaged in CEGEP- level studies; two awards of $2,000 to students engaged in university-level studies.

This program rewards the educational efforts and success of Aboriginal students,and ref lects Hydro-Quebec's concern for them. Through this program, Hydro-Quebec hopes to persuade other young Aboriginals to continue post-secondary studies.

Eligibility: Applicants must: be of Aboriginal ancestry; live in Quebec; completed at least one year of full-time studies in a CEGEP (DEC)or university (bachelor 's degree) program; and be registered in a full-time program at a CEGEP or university in Quebec for the following fall.

Deadline: June - CEGEP awards; March - university awards

Information:

Mr. Dany Nepton
Relations avec les Autochtones
Hydro-Québec
75,boul.René Lévesque oues 18 étage
Montréal, Québec H2Z 1A4
Phone: (514)289-2211 ext.4290


James A. Martin Awards - St. Francis Xavier University

Value: Varies.

Eligibility: Applicants are students showing leadership, dedication and commitment by working for peace and he welfare of their neighbours. Preference is given to Firs Nation students at St.Francis Xavier. The award is tenable at St.Francis Xavier for full-time study for the academic year.

Deadline: April 15

Information:
Financial Aid Office
St.Francis Xavier University
P.O.Box 5000
Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2W5
Phone: (902)867-2374


Bank of Montreal Aboriginal Business Administration Student Scholarship - University College of Cape Breton

Value: One scholarship of $2,500.

Eligibility: To be eligible, the applicant must: be of Aboriginal ancestry; be a current University College of Cape Breton student; demonstrate academic merit in the area of accounting and finance with a minimum grade point average of 75%,with no failures; carry a full course load according to the requirements of the program; and demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: April 8

Information: University College of Cape Breton
P.O.Box 5300
Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 6L2
Phone: (902) 539-5300


Dr. Carrie Best Scholarship - University of King's College

Value: 2 awards at $5,000 per year for 4 years.

Students who are seeking admission to an undergraduate programme in arts, science or journalism at the University of King's College are eligible for to be considered for this award. Applicants may request consideration by completing an application form, available on our web site:

Details and application forms available on-line at www.ukings.ca/kings_3975.html

Eligibility: Open to Aboriginal Canadians and African-Canadians only, the award is tenable for four years based on satisfactory academic performance. Final selection is based on interviews of leading candidates.

Information:
Office of the Registrar
University of King's College
6350 Coburg Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2A1
Phone: (902) 422-1271 ext 108
E-mail: admissions@ukings.ns.ca
Web: www.ukings.ns.ca
Fax: (902) 562-0119


Various Journalism Awards - University of King's College

Deadline: February 15, 2008 for September 2008

Value: $6,000 each

Alumni Association Scholarship - Value: $6,000
ATV/CTV Media Scholarship - Value: $6,000
Rogers Broadcasting All-News Scholarship - Value: $5,000
Daily News Journalism Scholarship - Value: $1,000
Reader's Digest Journalism Scholarship - Value: $2,000

Details and application forms available on-line at www.ukings.ca/kings_3975.html

Available to students who are applying for admission to our one year Bachelor of Journalism programme.

Information:
Office of the Registrar
University of King's College
6350 Coburg Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2A1
Phone: (902) 422-1271 ext 108
E-mail: admissions@ukings.ns.ca
Web: www.ukings.ns.ca
Fax: (902) 562-0119

 

FAAY Scholarships

Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY) - Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

NEWS:  FAAY Awards now being administered by Indspire.

New deadline date: June 1, 2015

Number of Awards: The number of awards is dependent on the sponsors of the program. In 2008 we disbursed 140 awards, 95 were scholarships and 45 were bursaries.
Award Amount: Scholarships for post-secondary applicants range from $2,500 - $5,000. Bursaries for high school applicants are $750.

Eligibility Factors: Canadian residents of First Nations (Status or Non-status), Métis and Inuit Heritage attending High School or a Post-secondary Institution full-time within Canada. Mature students and adult education programs are included.
Supporting Documents Required:
1. Letter of introduction: introduce your-self, mention education goal and career plan, any challenges, any successes, contributions to family, school, community, and answer why you think staying in school is important.
2. Proof of Heritage includes: copy of Indian Status Card; copy of Métis membership card; copy of Inuit beneficiary card; parent/grandparent heritage information & documents showing your relationship to them (long-form birth certificate, baptismal records.); letter of acknowledgement from First Nation, Métis Association or Inuit Agreement Administrator.
3. Original, signed letter from a school/academic representative: teacher, instructor, guidance counsellor, principal, faculty member, teaching assistant, sessional lecturer, practicum supervisor
4. Original, signed letter from someone, not related to you, who can speak to your commitment to your community: volunteer organization, aboriginal group, sports rep, camp leader, work supervisor..
5. Copy of most recent official Transcript or Report Card.
6. Copy of acceptance letter to program or proof of continued enrolment.
7. Recent photo in either digital or hard copy format.
8. Completed application form, signed and dated.

Deadline: Application must be postmarked on or before June 1 of each year.

For more information contact:

Indspire
Head Office
P.O. Box 759
2160 Fourth Line Rd.
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0
Toll free: 1-800-329-9780
Phone: (416) 926-0775
Fax: (416) 926-7554
 

 

www.indspire.ca

Indspire Scholarships

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) is now Indspire.

Deadlines:

Fine Arts:
Two deadlines anually on May 1

OFIFC Bursary:
For Mature Aboriginal Women with Dependant Child(ren) Residing in an Urban Setting in Ontario
May 1

Legal Studies for Aboriginal People (LSAP) PRE-LAW Bursary Award:
May 15

Oil and Gas Aboriginal Trades & Technology
Two deadlines anually on April 30 and November 30

Aboriginal Health Careers:
One deadline annually on June 1

Post-Secondary Education Awards:

One deadline annually on June 1

For more information contact:

Indspire
Head Office
P.O. Box 759
2160 Fourth Line Rd.
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0
Toll free: 1-800-329-9780
Phone: (416) 926-0775
Fax: (416) 926-7554

www.indspire.ca


Imperial Oil Aboriginal Scholarship Awards Program (Inspire)

Imperial Oil has formed a partnership with Indspire to manage its Aboriginal Scholarship Awards Program (ASAP).

The purpose of the awards program is to encourage and assist people  of Aboriginal ancestry to pursue post-secondary educational studies  in disciplines relevant to the petroleum industry.

Please apply on-line at Indspire's post-secondary education bursary awards program or contact Indspire at 1-800-329-9780.

 


Aboriginal Health Careers Program Scholarship:

Deadline: May 1

Provides support for students who are pursuing accredited health studies leading to employment in the health professions and who have demonstrated the potential for academic success.

Eligible fields of study: medicine, nursing, dentistry, biology, chemistry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, clinical psychology, laboratory reasearch and technology and any other health field in which a study of the hard sciences is a pre-requisite.

Indspire
Head Office
P.O. Box 759
2160 Fourth Line Rd.
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0
Toll free: 1-800-329-9780
Phone: (416) 926-0775
Fax: (416) 926-7554


Aboriginal Veterans' Scholarship Trust - Canada

For students engaged in fields of study that support and contribute to Aboriginal self-governance and economic self-reliance. For more information check out the web site Aboriginal Veterans Scholarship Trust.

Indspire
Head Office
P.O. Box 759
2160 Fourth Line Rd.
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0
Toll free: 1-800-329-9780
Phone: (416) 926-0775
Fax: (416) 926-7554

www.indspire.ca


Business, Sciences and General Education Program

Value: Varies from $1,000 to $8,000

Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-Status, Métis, Inuit) attending a Canadian Community College (CEGEP) or university
(first year or returning students); registered in programs such as busieness, health sciences, new and advanced technologies (not limited to these). Priority is given to students enrolled in business and sciences.
Deadline: June 1

Indspire
Head Office
P.O. Box 759
2160 Fourth Line Rd.
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0
Toll free: 1-800-329-9780
Phone: (416) 926-0775
Fax: (416) 926-7554

www.indspire.ca


Diane Fowler Leblanc Aboriginal Social Work Scholarship - Indspire

Value: The amount of each scholarship is based on the individual needs of each candidate (tuition, course materials, living expenses, daycare, travel) up to a maximum of $10,000 per year for three or four years, depending on the institution 's course requirements.

Eligibility: The scholarship is open to all Aboriginal people, including Métis, Inuit, and Status and Non-Status Indians, interested in studying at the Bachelor of Social Work level at a recognized educational institution in Canada.
Deadline: Unknown

Indspire
Head Office
P.O. Box 759
2160 Fourth Line Rd.
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0
Toll free: 1-800-329-9780
Phone: (416) 926-0775
Fax: (416) 926-7554

www.indspire.ca


The Alberta Museology Internship

Value: Varies.
Two four month internships at the Provincial Museum of Alberta for Aboriginal students pursuing a career in ethnology, natural history or Canadian history.

Indspire
Head Office
P.O. Box 759
2160 Fourth Line Rd.
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0
Toll free: 1-800-329-9780
Phone: (416) 926-0775
Fax: (416) 926-7554

www.indspire.ca


Arts Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 31.

Value: Based on Budget needs. All areas related to the visual, performing, media, graphic and literary arts. Award decision based on merit of project, quality of raining and financial need. Art work samples will need to be sent with application.

Indspire
Head Office
P.O. Box 759
2160 Fourth Line Rd.
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0
Toll free: 1-800-329-9780
Phone: (416) 926-0775
Fax: (416) 926-7554

www.indspire.ca


Petro Canada Education Awards for Native Students:
Deadline June 15

Five education awards of up to $5,000 are available to native students of Canadian or Inuit ancestry entering or enrolled in post-secondary programs where studies can be applied in an industrial setting in the oil and gas industry. Selection is based on financial need, academic performance and potential, appropriateness of studies to industry, and future aspirations.

Contact individual schools for application forms.

Indspire
Head Office
P.O. Box 759
2160 Fourth Line Rd.
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0
Toll free: 1-800-329-9780
Phone: (416) 926-0775
Fax: (416) 926-7554
www.indspire.ca


Shell Canada Aboriginal Scholarship Program (Indspire)
Preference will be given to studies in business, science and engineering.

CIBC Achievers (Indspire)
Fields of study an unlimited.

TransCanada Pipelines Leadership Awards (Indspire)
With these awards, TransCanada Pipelines is helping Aboriginal students prepare themselves to play leading roles in the fields of engineering, business and commerce, law, science and technology, environment and communications.

BP Canada Aboriginal Young Achievers Scholarship (Indspire)
Priority for these scholarships may be given to students who are pursuing careers in business, engineering, environmental studies and physical sciences.

Great-West Life Business Education Scholarship (Indspire)
This scholarship was created to help Aboriginal students from across Canada to succeed in the areas of business and entrepreneurship.

TD Bank Financial Group Scholarships (Indspire)
Through its support of the scholarship program, TD Bank Financial Group is helping to make it easier for Aboriginal students to realize their educational goals.

UGG Agricultural Scholarships (Indspire)
UGG is pleased to provide scholarships to encourage Aboriginal students from the Prairie Provinces to pursue careers in fields related to agriculture.

The CN Aboriginal Scholarships (Indspire)
These scholarships provide funding assistance to Aboriginal students from across Canada who are engaged in studies that will prepare them for careers in the transportation industry such as engineering, business, computer science, communications and technical studies.

Suncor Energy Foundation "Shared Achievements" Aboriginal Scholarships (Indspire)
These scholarships were created to assist Aboriginal students who are pursuing post-secondary education in business, teaching and science, particularly engineering, earth sciences, natural resource management, environmental studies and computer science. Preference will be given to students from Central and Northern Alberta, Northeastern and Southwestern British Columbia and the North West Territories.

3M Canada Aboriginal Health Education Awards (Indspire)
With these awards, 3M Canada is making a positive contribution to the lives of Aboriginal students who are pursuing careers in fields related to health care.

Sun Life Financial Careers in Health Awards (Indspire)
With these awards, Sun Life Financial is providing increased opportunities for Aboriginal students to receive training and education for careers in health care.

Weyerhaeuser Aboriginal Scholarship (Indspire)
Weyerhaeuser is pleased to offer scholarship assistance to Aboriginal students who are pursuing careers in business and science.
Contact individual schools for application forms.

Indspire
Head Office
P.O. Box 759
2160 Fourth Line Rd.
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0
Toll free: 1-800-329-9780
Phone: (416) 926-0775
Fax: (416) 926-7554

www.indspire.ca

Manitoba Scholarships

Manitoba Scholarships and Bursaries:


Manitoba Hydro's Awards Bursaries and Scholarships

Post-Secondary Funding

Employment Equity Bursary                                               

Amount:  11 bursaries of $1,500 each

Application deadline:  October 1st

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Member of an Employment Equity designated group*
  • Entering first year of a 4 year degree program at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg or Brandon in the following:  Engineering, Computer Science or Business

OR

Entering first year of studies at Red River College, Assiniboine Community College or University College of the North in the following:  Computer Analyst/Programming, Information Systems, Business Information Systems, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Electronic, Instrumentation, Mechanical, Communications or Power Engineering Technologies

*Employment Equity Designated Group members include women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities.

Selection criteria will include academic performance, financial need, and community involvement.

Application Process:  Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca/careers

First Year Information Technology Bursary                        Amount:  2 bursaries valued at $1,500 each

Application Deadline: October 1st

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aboriginal student
  • Entering 1st year of studies at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg or Brandon studying: Computer Sciences, Computer Engineering, or University One Computer Science/Engineering curriculum

            OR:

  • Entering 1st year of studies at Red River College or University College of the North studying: Computer Analyst/ Programming or Computer Systems Technology

Selection criteria will include academic performance, financial need, and community involvement.

Application Process:  Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca/careers


2nd Year to Final Year Information Technology Bursary            Amount: 2 bursaries valued at $2,500 each

Deadline: October 1st

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aboriginal student
  • Entering 2nd year of studies at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg or Brandon studying: Computer Sciences or Computer Engineering

            OR:

  • Students in 2nd second to final years of studies at Red River College or University College of the North  studying: Computer Analyst/ Programming or Computer Systems Technology

Selection criteria will include academic performance, financial need, and community involvement.

Application Process:  Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca/careers


2nd Year to Final Year Engineering Technology Bursary                       

Amount:  6 bursaries of $1,500 each

Deadline: October 1st

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aboriginal student
  • Students in their second to final years of studies at Red River College, University College of the North or Assiniboine Community College studying: Civil, Electronic, Electrical, Computer, Instrumentation, Mechanical, Communications, or Power Engineering Technologies.

Selection criteria will include academic performance, financial need, and community involvement.

Application Process:  Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca/careers.


First Year Engineering Bursary                                   

Amount:  6 bursaries of $1,500 each

Application Deadline: October 1st

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aboriginal student
  • Accepted into first-year of studies at the University of Manitoba in Engineering (Electrical, Civil or Mechanical), or a member of the Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) or University One Engineering curriculum.

Selection criteria will include academic performance, financial need, and community involvement.

Application Process:  Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca/careers


2nd Year to Final Year Engineering Bursary                       

Amount:  3 bursaries of $2,500 each

Application Deadline: October 1st

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aboriginal student
  • Students in their second to final year of studies at the University of Manitoba in Engineering (Electrical, Civil or Mechanical) and/or a member of the Engineering Access Program (ENGAP);

Selection criteria will include academic performance, financial need, and community involvement.

Application Process:  Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca/careers


First Year Management Bursary                                    Amount:  3 bursaries of $1,500 each

Application Deadline: October 1st

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aboriginal student
  • Students accepted into their first year of studies at a Manitoba University enrolled in:

 

- Commerce at the Asper School of Business majoring in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, or Marketing; or

- A member of Aboriginal Business Education Partners (ABEP) at the University of Manitoba; or

- A 4 year Business Administration degree program majoring in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources or Marketing.

Selection criteria will include academic performance, financial need, and community involvement.

Application Process:  Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca/careers


2nd Year to Final Year Management Bursary

 Amount:  3 bursaries of $2,500 each

Application Deadline: October 1st

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aboriginal student
  • Students in their second year to final year of studies at a Manitoba university enrolled in:

- Commerce at the Asper School of Business majoring in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources or Marketing; or

- A 4-year Business Administration degree program majoring in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources or Marketing; or

- A member of Aboriginal Business Education Partners (ABEP) at the University of Manitoba.

Selection criteria will include academic performance, financial need, and community involvement.

Application Process:  Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca/careers


Anishinabe Oway-Ishi Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards: The Frank Wesley Awards

Amount:  2 awards of $1,000 each

Application Deadline:  September 15th                                    

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to all Aboriginal peoples ages 16-24
  • Academic performance

Application Process:  Anishinabe Oway-Ishi accepts nominations and selects students to receive awards.  For more information and nomination forms (posted each September), visit the Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards website at www.mayaa.ca


University College of the North – Moving Forward Together Scholarships

Application Deadline:  April 30th                                               

Manitoba Hydro has committed $80,000 to University College of the North through the Moving Forward Together Campaign.  The funding is available in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 at a value of $20,000 each year.  There are 2 types of scholarships available for Aboriginal students attending UCN

Eligibility Criteria: 

The first set of scholarships is valued at $2,000 each and will be awarded to 8 Aboriginal students enrolled in one of the following programs:

  • Computer Analyst/Programming
  • Computer Systems Technology
  • Electrical/Electronic Technology

The second set of scholarships is valued at $500 each and will be awarded to 8 Aboriginal students enrolled in one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Business Administration Diploma
  • Carpentry/Woodworking Certificate
  • Civil/CAD Technology Certificate
  • Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • Facilities Technician Diploma
  • General Studies:  Adult Education Diploma
  • Heavy Duty Mechanics Certificate
  • Industrial Welding Certificate
  • Kenanow Bachelor of Education – Integrated Stream (BEDIS)
  • Kenanow Bachelor of Education – After Degree Stream (BEADS)
  • Natural Resource Management Technology Diploma
  • Office Administration Diploma
  • Preparation for Technology Certificate

Application Process:  The University College of the North will select the students and will be awarding the scholarships in September.  For more information and application forms, visit the University College of the North website at www.ucn.ca/ics/Campus_Life/Info_for_Students.jnz



Certificate Program Award                                               

Amount:  2 awards of $500 each

Application Deadline: July 15th

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aboriginal student
  • Students enrolled in one of the following certificate programs: Administrative Assistant, Human Resources Assistant, Contact Centre Representative, Business & Administrative Studies, Computer Applications for Business, Network Support, or Electrical Certificate Programs at a recognized Educational Institution in Manitoba.
  • Academic performance

Application Process:  Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca/careers

High School Awards

Mathematics Award                                                            Amount:  1 award of $200 

Deadline: May 15th

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aboriginal ancestry
  • Grade 9 students
  • Highest provincial achievement in the Pascal Math competition

Application Process:  Math teachers or competition coordinators will forward the name of their most successful student who is willing to self-declare as being of Aboriginal Ancestry.

Pick-up a nomination/application from your guidance counselor or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca/careers

For more information about the Pascal Math competition, visit their website at www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca

Science Fair Award                                                            Amount:  1 award of $200

Deadline: May 15th

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aboriginal ancestry
  • Students in Junior High or High School
  • High achievement in a Science Fair competition

Application Process:  Science teachers or coordinators will nominate Aboriginal Science Fair participants. Science Fair judges will provide feedback on the nomination/application form on students' submissions for consideration in selecting award recipient. Pick-up a nomination/application from your guidance counselor or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca/careers

Trio Award
Application Deadline: July 15th

Amount:

  • 1 award of $200 (Grade 10 – 20S Applied or Pre-Cal Math & English, 20F Science)
  • 1 award of $300 (Grade 11 – 30S Applied or Pre-Cal Math, English and Physics)
  • 1 award of $500 (Grade 12 – 40S Applied or Pre-Cal Math, English and Physics)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aboriginal ancestry
  • High school student in Grade 10 - 12

Application Process: Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca/careers


Northern Student Award                                                Amount:  3 awards of $300 each

Deadline: July 15th

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aboriginal ancestry
  • Junior High or High School Student living north of the 53rd parallel
  • Nominated by a teacher as an outstanding student based on academic performance, personal achievements and/or other accomplishments

Application Process:  Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca/careers


Physics Award                                                                        Amount:  1 award of $200

Deadline: July 15th

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aboriginal ancestry
  • Students in Grade 11 or 12
  • High achievement in a Science Fair competition

Application Process:  Science teachers or coordinators will nominate Aboriginal Science Fair participants. Science Fair judges will provide feedback on the nomination/application form on students' submissions for consideration in selecting award recipient. Pick-up a nomination/application from your guidance counselor or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca/careers


The Manitoba Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Council Scholarships

Application deadline: June 17.


MASRC Aboriginal Athlete Scholarship

The Manitoba Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Council will annually present $500 scholarships to sixteen Aboriginal students who have demonstrated a commitment to sport in Manitoba. Our goal is to encourage students to continue being active while attending a recognized post secondary institute. All Grade 12 students who will be graduating in 2011 and who are enrolled in a recognized Post Secondary Institute for the 2011/2012 academic season are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility:
The MASRC will award Athlete Scholarships to Aboriginal students graduating from Grade 12 and who are enrolled into a full time University or other recognized Post Secondary Institution.

All candidates must complete the application form in full and provide all required information, documents, and letters in order for their applications to be considered.

A candidate must have proficiency in sport, and have a minimum "C" (65%) average in his/her grades.

Scholarships will be awarded to those Aboriginal Youth who have shown athletic leadership in Manitoba's amateur sport community through well rounded participation as an athlete, as well as on the basis of academic standing, and other school/community related activities.

MASRC Aboriginal Coach Scholarship

The Manitoba Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Council annually presents $500 scholarships to two Aboriginal students who have demonstrated a commitment to coaching in Manitoba. Our goal is to encourage students to continue coaching while attending a recognized post secondary institute. All students who are currently enrolled into a post secondary institute and currently coaching for a school, club, or community centre are invited to submit an application.

Scholarships will be awarded to those Aboriginal Youth who have shown coaching leadership in the Manitoba's amateur sport community through well rounded participation as a coach, as well as on the basis of academic standing, and other school/community related activities.

Eligibility:
The MASRC will award Coaching Scholarships to Aboriginal Youth (up to 29 years of age) who are enrolling into a full time University or other recognized Post Secondary Institution.

Current full time Post Secondary students, as defined by the Post Secondary Institute.

A candidate must have proficiency in sport, and have a minimum "C" (65%) average in his/her grades.

Currently coaching individuals/teams in Manitoba and plan on continuing their coaching duties.

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training is an asset.

Additional courses related to coaching (i.e. NCCP, CPR, First Aid, Coaching Seminars) are an asset.

Manitoba Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Council145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2Z6

Phone: (204) 925-5622
Fax: (204) 925-5716

Email: masrc@sportmanitoba.ca

www.masrc.com


Business Council of Manitoba Aboriginal Education Awards

Deadline: March 15

Value: Each award is up to a maximum of $3,000 for university students or $1,500 for college students.

The Business Council Awards are available to anyone of Aboriginal ancestry who is pursuing post-secondary education in Manitoba. You must maintain a full course load (60%), need financial assistance and be interested in working with one of the Business Council's member companies. The awards are to assist with the cost of tuition, books and supplies.

For more information please contact the financial awards office at any of Manitoba's public post-secondary institutions.


Louis Riel Institute - Bursary & Scholarships - Manitoba

Deadline: Due dates vary, check with university directly

All Métis students planning to attend one of the four (4) provincial universities in Manitoba are eligible to apply for an award.

Bursaries are awarded primarily on the basis of economic need.
Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of academic merit.

The value & number of each award varies at each university and is best obtained directly from the University.

Application:
Louis Riel Institute
103-150 Henry Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba


MTS Pursue Your Calling Scholarship Program

The future success of MTS relies on students such as yourself.
The skills and expertise acquired through post-secondary education is a vital factor for the continued growth of MTS. Recognizing this, MTS has established the Pursue Your Calling scholarship program.

Pursue Your Calling is a scholarship program designed to encourage students to study in areas of high demand for the telecommunications industry. Scholarships will be awarded to grade 12 graduates entering their first year of full-time study in one of the eligible programs.

Benefits of the Scholarship

Receive $1,000 to be applied towards your tuition for each year of your program, to a maximum of four years totaling $4,000.

Be eligible for summer employment at MTS, which is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on work experience in your chosen field of study.

Be eligible for employee discounts on cellular phones and service and DSL High Speed Internet service.

Be provided with a mentor who will support and help you adapt to the MTS corporate environment.

Participate in scheduled MTS related activities with mentors and other students.

Pursue Your Calling scholarships are awarded based on your academic achievement
(75% or over), and your responses to the short answer questions provided.

Short listed candidates are required to participate in an interview with the MTS scholarship selection committee before final decisions are made.

MTS is an Employment Equity employer and values a diverse workforce. Consideration will be given to all eligible applicants: men, women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, and people with disabilities.

Application forms are available online or from your school guidance counsellor.

Please be sure to include with your application:
1. Transcript of your marks.
2. Proof of acceptance into eligible post-secondary program of study.
3. Resume.
4. Responses to all four (4) short answer questions.

Application Forms:

Pursue Your Calling - Printable Application Form (PDF)

Contact the MTS Community Relations Department.
Phone, write or e-mail us at:

Pursue Your Calling Scholarship Program
c/o MTS Community Relations Department
P.O. Box 6666, (MP18C)
333 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 3V6
Phone: (204) 941-8341
E-mail: community.relations@mts.ca


Abraham McPherson Memorial Scholarship Award

Award provided by Manitoba Aboriginal Education Counselling Association Inc. to Aboriginal students pursuing post-secondary education in the counselling field.

Value: Four scholarships annually $250 each

Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry ( Status, Non-Status, Inuit, Métis); Manitoba resident, high school graduate with overall 70% average in graduating.

Procedure: Applicants are available from the Student Services Centre Awards Office, from any Tribal Council, , Band Education Authority in Manitoba.

Deadline: May 31

Manitoba Aboriginal Education Counselling Association Inc.
305- 352 Donald Stret.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 2H8

Phone: (204) 947-0421


Trio Award
Deadline: December 1

Value:
* 1 award of $200 awarded to a student in Senior 2
* 1 award of $300 awarded to a student in Senior 3
* 1 award of $500 awarded to a student in Senior 4

Potential opportunity for summer employment or full-time employment in one of Manitoba Hydro's Trades Training Programs*

Eligibility Criteria:
* Aboriginal ancestry
* High school student in Senior 2 to Senior 4
* Academic performance or demonstrated improvement in:

Mathematics (pre-calculus or applied) 20S, 30S, and 40S
Science 20F
Physics 30S and 40S
English 20F, 30S, and 40S

Application Process:
Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca.


Northern Student Award

Deadline: December 1

Value: 3 awards of $300 awarded to Junior High or High school students living north of the 53rd parallel

* Potential opportunity for summer employment or full-time employment in one of Manitoba Hydro's Trades Training Programs*

Eligibility Criteria
* Aboriginal ancestry
* Living north of the 53rd parallel
* Nominated by a teacher as an outstanding student based on academic performance, personal achievements and/or other accomplishments

* Manitoba Hydro provides a range of technical and trades related training programs which include indentured apprenticeships, non-indentured apprenticeships, and post-journeyman development.

Application Process:
Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca.



Mathematics Award

Deadline: May 15
Value: 1 award of $200 granted to a student in Senior 1

Eligibility Criteria
v Aboriginal ancestry
v Highest provincial achievement in the Pascal Math competition

Application Process:
Math teachers or competition coordinators will forward the name of their most successful student who is willing to self-declare as being of Aboriginal Ancestry.

Pick-up a nomination/application from your guidance counselor or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca.

For more information about the Pascal Math competition, visit their website at www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca


Science Fair Award

Deadline: May 15
Value: 1 award of $200 granted to a student in Junior High or High school

Eligibility Criteria:
* Aboriginal ancestry
* High achievement in a Science Fair competition

Application Process:
Science teachers or coordinators will nominate Aboriginal Science Fair participants. Science Fair judges will provide feedback on the nomination/application form on students' submissions for consideration in selecting award recipient. Pick-up a nomination/application from your guidance counselor or visit our website at  www.hydro.mb.ca.


First Year Information Technology Bursary

Deadline: October 1

Value: 2 bursaries of $1500 awarded plus potential opportunity for summer employment
Eligibility Criteria:
* Aboriginal ancestry
* Accepted into the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg or Brandon University studying: Computer Sciences or University One Computer Science curriculum

OR: Accepted into Red River College or Keewatin Community College studying: Computer Analyst/ Programmer or Computer Systems Technology
* Academic performance

Application Process:
Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca.


Second Year to Final Year Information Technology Bursary

Deadline: October 1
Value: 2 bursaries of $2500 awarded
* Potential opportunity for summer employment available to recipients returning to full time studies in the fall.
* Potential opportunity for full-time employment in the Information Technology Training Program for students in their final year.

Eligibility Criteria:
* Aboriginal ancestry
* Students in second year to final year at the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg or Brandon University studying: Computer Sciences

OR: Students in second year to final year at Red River College or Keewatin Community College studying: Computer Analyst/ Programmer or Computer Systems Technology
* Academic performance

Application Process:
Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca.


Second Year to Final Year Engineering Technology Bursary

Deadline: October 1
Value: 6 bursaries of $1500 awarded
* Potential opportunity for summer employment available to recipients returning to full time studies in the fall
* Potential opportunity for full-time employment in a Manitoba Hydro in-house Trades Training Program for students in their final year*

Eligibility Criteria:
* Aboriginal ancestry
* Students in second year to final year at Red River College, Keewatin Community College or Assiniboine Community College studying: Electronic, Electrical, Computer, or Communications Engineering Technologies.
* Academic performance

Application Process:
Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca.


Certificate Program Award

Deadline: December 1 for July to December programs and July 2 for January to July programs.

Value: 2 awards of $500 awarded plus potential opportunity for term or full time employment.

Eligibility Criteria:
* Aboriginal ancestry
* Enrolled in one of the following programs: Administrative Assistant, Human Resources Assistant, Network Support, or Contact Centre Representative at a recognized Educational Institution in Manitoba.
* Academic performance

Application Process:
Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca.

Submit completed application to:

Community Relations Advisor,
Employment Equity Department,
Manitoba Hydro,
P.O. Box 815,
Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2P4

 


First Year Engineering Bursary

Deadline: October 1

Value: 6 bursaries of $1,500 awarded plus potential opportunity for summer employment

Eligibility Criteria:
* Aboriginal ancestry
* Accepted into first-year Engineering, ENGAP, or taking engineering curriculum in University One at the University of Manitoba
* Academic performance

Application Process:
Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca.


Second Year to Final Year Engineering Bursary

Deadline: October 1

Value: 3 bursaries of $2,500 awarded
* Potential opportunity for summer employment available to recipients returning to full time studies in the fall.
* Potential opportunity for full-time employment in the Engineer-In-Training Program for students in their final year.

Eligibility Criteria:
* Aboriginal Ancestry
* Engineering or ENGAP students at the University of Manitoba in second year to final year, studying (in order of preference): electrical, civil & mechanical, other engineering disciplines.
* Academic Performance

Application Process:
Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca.


First Year Management Bursary

Deadline: October 1

Value: 3 bursaries of $1500 awarded
* Potential opportunity for summer employment
Eligibility Criteria:
* Aboriginal ancestry
* Accepted into first-year Management or ABEP at the University of Manitoba
* Academic performance

Application Process:
Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca.


Second Year to Final Year Management Bursary

Deadline: October 1

Value: 3 bursaries of $2500 awarded
* Potential opportunity for summer employment available to recipients returning to full time studies in the fall.
* Potential opportunity for full-time employment in the Commerce Career Development Program for students in their final year.
Eligibility Criteria:
* Aboriginal ancestry
* Management or ABEP students at the University of Manitoba in second year to final year, majoring in Human Resources, Finance, Accounting, or Marketing.
* Academic performance

Application Process:
Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca.

Note: Further considerations for bursaries can include:
* home community, with preference given to Aboriginal Peoples whose home community is North of the 53rd parallel
* financial need

 

Application Process:
Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca.

National Scholarships


The Indigenous Learning Centre (ILC) 2016 Bursary Program
 
The ILC has 3 @ $1,000 bursaries to be awarded in August 2016. Bursaries are available to Aboriginal students attending college or university as a full-time student in an academic program such as; Business Administration, Business Management, Accounting, Commerce and/or other finance related programs.
 
CLICK HERE for the Bursary Guidelines and Application or see attached Application.
 
Deadline for Applications: Friday, August 5, 2016
 
Application packages can be emailed to pr@afoa.ca or faxed to 613-722-3467, mailed, couriered or submitted in person at the address below:
 
Indigenous Learning Centre
c/o AFOA Canada
1066 Somerset Street West-Suite 301,
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4T3

 

 

 


CFUW Aboriginal Women’s Award (AWA).

 

The application deadline is November 1, 2016.

In March 2015, the Education Council-Wolfville transferred the proceeds of their education fund to the CFUW Charitable Trust to establish a new award, the CFUW Aboriginal Women’s Award (AWA).

This award was designed to honour Dr. Marion Elder Grant’s life-long commitment to education of women.  Dr. Grant has an outstanding record of leadership as the 11th National President, CFUW Wolfville President and educator. 

Funds were provided by members of CFUW Wolfville and the Estate of Dr. Marion Elder Grant.  The value of this award is established by a formula which adjusts for the variation in the cost of tuition for different programs across Canada.  For the 2016-2017 academic year, the award will be within the value range of $10,000 - $25,000.  The formula also allows for future awards to be adjusted based on higher tuition expenses. 

An applicant for the CFUW AWA will be considered eligible on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Canadian Aboriginal woman;
  • Study in Canada;
  • Holds or will hold an undergraduate university degree or equivalent before the CFUW AWA for which she applied is granted; and
  • Must have applied to be a full-time student in any year of an eligible program* at a recognized or accredited Canadian post-secondary degree-granting institution.

*Eligible programs: are the academic programs for which a CFUW AWA Applicant (or Renewal Applicant) may be studying. They include:

1. Programs leading to a first degree in law – Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.); Juris Doctor (J.D.).

2. Programs leading to the following first degrees in medicine – Medical Doctor (M.D.); Doctor of Optometry (O.D.).

3. Programs leading to qualifying for a license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the province or territory of the graduate’s choice.

4. Programs leading to a Master’s degree in fields dealing with important Canadian aboriginal issues at the time the AWA is given as defined by the most recent Canadian report by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples.

The award is renewable as it is designed to help a Renewal Applicant by providing the award for a second year. 

In May 2016, the CFUW AWA application form with instructions, guidelines, and eligibility criteria will be available from the CFUW website:  www.cfuw.org.

 


Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth - Canadian Council of Forest Ministers and the Forest Products Association of Canada

 

Deadline: October 16th

This year $2500 will be awarded to two individuals who meet the eligibility criteria below more information on the application requirements is provided on the website and in the attached booklet.
 
Eligibility Criteria
1. Demonstrate strong academic standing; and
2. Are currently enrolled in a post-secondary study program; and
3. Demonstrate a commitment to their field of study beyond academics, such as volunteering or working for the forest products industry; and
4. Demonstrate a commitment to the Aboriginal community; and
5. Are Canadian; and
6. Are First Nations, Inuit, or Métis; and
7. Are between the ages of 18-30 (proof of age required); and
8. Have not won this award in the last 3 years.

Website: www.fpac.ca/forestry-jobs/aboriginal/skills-award/

 


AltaLink Aboriginal Scholarship Program

 

This scholarship program is designed to recognize leaders in the Aboriginal community by offering eight scholarships to Aboriginal students attending post-secondary institutions. Two eligible students from each of Treaty 6, 7, 8 and the Métis community in Alberta will be awarded with a $1,000 scholarship. 

ELIGIBILITY:
To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution and:

  • Treaty applicants must be born in Alberta. 
  • Métis applicants must either be a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta Association or an Alberta Métis Settlement or must have been living in Alberta for at least the past three months with a Métis membership card from another province. 

HOW TO ENTER:
Application forms are available online at http://www.altalink.ca/responsibility/communityinvestment/powerful-education.cfm and may be submitted by email or by mail to the address below. A transcript, either official or unofficial, and a photocopy of your status card must be submitted for the application to be considered. The deadline for receipt of the completed application is October 15.

Email: aboriginalrelations@altalink.ca,

or mail to

AltaLink
ATTN: Altalink Aboriginal Scholarship
2611 - 3rd Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2A 7W7

 


2016 Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Prairie Equity Scholarship

Purpose
By supporting the career development of groups currently underrepresented in the broadcast industry on the Canadian Prairies, the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group believes it can improve the industry in a number of ways.
• By removing barriers to employment for underrepresented groups
• Aboriginal Peoples
• Persons with disabilities
• Members of visible minorities
• Women

• By accessing a currently untapped pool of potentially talented employees
• By encouraging the employment of people with diverse viewpoints and backgrounds
• By using those diverse backgrounds and viewpoints
• to enhance relationships with local communities
• to broaden the potential audience and advertiser base

The Scholarship
The Prairie stations of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group will make available two $2000.00 scholarships in 2016 to students accepted into a recognized broadcast education program at a post-secondary educational institution in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba.

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must meet these criteria:
• Resident of Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba.
• Attending or planning to attend, on a full-time basis, a post-secondary institution in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba in a recognized Broadcast program. (Though applicants may apply prior to enrollment, proof of enrollment will be required before payment is finalized.)
• Signature of head of institution’s Broadcast Department or of high school Counselor or Principal certifying that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements.

Selection Criteria
The selection committee will award the scholarships based on the following criteria.
• Preference will be given to members of groups currently underrepresented in the broadcast industry.
• Aboriginal Peoples
• Persons with disabilities
• Members of visible minorities
• Women

• The submission of a short essay. This essay will be evaluated on the clarity and content of how the applicant addresses the following:
• Applicability of the philosophy of this scholarship to the applicant’s personal situation (i.e., membership in one of the underrepresented groups).
• The applicant’s commitment to broadcasting
• The applicant’s community involvement and activity

Two personal references.
Application Procedure

Complete the application form, attaching your essay and recommendation letters, and mail or e-mail all documents to:
Prairie Equity Scholarship Committee
Jim Pattison Broadcast Group – Medicine Hat Division
10 Boundary Road SE
Redcliff, Alberta
T0J 2P0
dsherwood@jpbg.ca

Applications must be postmarked/e-mailed by October 8, 2016.
The applications will be reviewed by the General Managers of the stations of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. A personal or phone interview may be arranged. The successful applicants will be notified by November 2016.

 

 


ConocoPhillips Aboriginal Awards Program
Deadline June 30th of each year.
 
The Aboriginal Awards Program has been developed to provide financial assistance to Aboriginal students pursuing high school upgrading and post-secondary education.
 
Award amounts are designated according to the educational level you are pursuing:

Secondary School/Academic Upgrading $1,000
College or Technical Institute $2,000
University $3,000
 
The award amounts are granted on an annual basis with students being required to re-apply each year for continued funding. Awards may be used to cover portions of tuition, books or living expenses.
 
Eligibility
You may apply to the ConocoPhillips Aboriginal Awards Program if you meet the following criteria:
1. You are of Aboriginal ancestry
2. You are a Canadian citizen
3. You are enrolled in an eligible program, on a full-time basis
4. You demonstrate promising academic qualifications
5. You require financial assistance to pursue your education
Application process: Please send your completed application along with your proof of acceptance and most recent transcripts to the following address:
 
Please send your completed application along with your proof of acceptance and most recent transcripts to the following address no later than June 30th:
 
Attention: Aboriginal Awards Program
Stakeholder Engagement
ConocoPhillips Canada
P.O. Box 130, Station "M",
401 - 9th Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T2P 2H7

Direct Phone: (403) 260-1655

Fax: (403) 532-3404

Email: aboriginalawards@conocophillips.com

Link for Application Form: http://awards.conocophillips.ca


Canadian Nurses Foundation

Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) is the only national foundation solely committed to promoting the health and patient care of Canadians by financially supporting Canadian nurses engaged in higher education, research, home health-care and specialty certification; advocating dissemination and utilization of nursing knowledge.

Awards are supported by contributions from corporate and individual donors. CNF gives nurses across Canada approximately $275,000 annually in scholarships and certification awards.  The value of the scholarship awards ranges from $1,000-$6,000

The CNF TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund specifically supports First Nation Status or Non-status, Inuit or Métis nurses at the Bachelor, Master’s, PhD and Nurse Practitioner levels.  Over the past five years, CNF has supported over 100 aboriginal nursing scholars through the TD awards.

Deadline for all applications is March 31st of each year for the following academic year. 

Applicants for the CNA Certification awards must have confirmation of approval from CNA to write the exam. 

For more information, please visit the CNF web site at www.cnf-fiic.ca or e-mail to info@cnf-fiic.ca  We’re on Facebook and Twitter, too!

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9th Annual AFOA-PotashCorp Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards

The 9th Annual AFOA-PotashCorp Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards are open to Aboriginal youth in grades 11 and 12. Winners attend AFOA Canada's National Conference and participate in a special Youth program designed to introduce youth to careers in Aboriginal finance and management.

There is a great demand both within First Nation communities and off-reserve for Aboriginal financial management professionals and there are many opportunities for those who want to pursue this career path and many sources of assistance. However, very few of our young people are pursuing an education in financial management after high school. 

That is why AFOA Canada and PotashCorp have come together to offer the Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards. 

In 2015 we want to bring 3 outstanding Aboriginal Youth to Winnipeg, Manitoba for 4 nights to attend the conference and awards ceremony at the AFOA Canada National Conference on February 17-19, 2015.

Eligibility:

  • Aboriginal Ancestry
    (Proof of First Nation, Inuit or Métis status)
  • Pursuing post-secondary education and demonstrates an interest and is considering a career in the areas of finance and/or management/commerce (including financial management/planning, business administration, commerce, accounting and economics)
  • Completed Application Form and submit an essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counsellor or educator, attesting to the student’s performance and commitment
  • Academically successful
  • Students in Grades 11 and/or 12 may apply
    (maximum age 19)  

Deadline: Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9PM (EST)

For more information:

Call: 1-866-722-2362

Email: youthawards@afoa.ca

Website: www.afoa.ca

Submit your application, essay and reference letters to one of the following:

  1. Email: youthawards@afoa.ca
  2. Fax: (613)-722-3467
  3. Mail: AFOA Canada
    1066 Somerset St. West-Suite 301
    Ottawa, ON K1Y 4T3

 


ATCO Pipelines Aboriginal Education Awards Program

The ATCO Pipelines Aboriginal Educational Awards Program is aimed at supporting Aboriginal students from First Nations and Métis communities in close proximity to our facilities. Successful applicants will demonstrate a balanced lifestyle and commitment in the pursuit of education. These awards, bursaries and scholarships are awarded to select students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their schools and communities.

Since the program was launched in 2011, this program has seen 74 students from across the province receive awards.

There are three different awards available:

  • Merit Awards - merit awards of $500 to be granted each year;
    Must be attending High School (completing grades 10-12); Maximum one award per applicant per calendar year; Must re-apply to be considered for subsequent years 

  • Bursaries - bursaries of $1,000 to be granted each year; Must be registered in a recognized trade/community/technical college diploma or certificate program; Preference will be given to those enrolled in a program relating to the natural gas industry; Maximum one award per applicant per calendar year; Must re-apply to be considered for subsequent years 

  • Scholarships - scholarships of $1,500 to be awarded each year; Must be registered in a university program intended to lead to a bachelor or graduate degree; Preference will be given to those enrolled in a program relating to the natural gas industry; Maximum one award per applicant per calendar year; Must re-apply to be considered for subsequent years

ELIGIBILITY

All applicants must be enrolled full-time in a secondary or post-secondary educational program, be Canadian citizens of Aboriginal ancestry and originate from within 50km of ATCO Pipelines facilities. ATCO employees and/or their children will not be considered for these awards.

HOW TO APPLY

Downloadable Application Form (pdf )

The deadline to submit an application is August 1st annually. Applications received after that date will not be considered during the review and selection process.

The following information must ALL be included in the application package in order to be regarded for any one of these awards:

  • A completed application form 

  • One reference letter from a teacher, faculty member, employer or community leader 

  • A short essay (minimum 250 words) describing why you are a suitable candidate for the award 

  • Proof of enrollment for the upcoming semester in a secondary or post-secondary institution

  • Transcripts from a secondary and/or post-secondary institution in which you are currently enrolled

Mail or deliver completed application packages, and direct official transcripts, to:

Corporate Communications
ATCO Pipelines
#1300, 909 – 11th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB  T2R 1L8

Website: http://www.atcopipelines.com/Community/Aboriginal-Education-Awards-Program

SELECTION

All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of representatives from various departments within ATCO Pipelines. Committees will be established each year specifically to review candidate submissions for this program.

Poster: http://www.atcopipelines.com/Community/Documents/Ab_Awards_Poster_FINAL.pdf


Indigenous Scholarship Program - Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown

Value: $2,000
Number: Varies
Deadline: Scholarships awarded throughout the year

Conceived and established in 2003 by Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown, the Indigenous Scholarship Program sets aside program funds for every room night spent at the hotel by a member of Canada's Aboriginal Community.

Each year, the hotel will award at least one scholarship to First Nation youth that are pursuing a post-secondary education. Open to all Aboriginal students, the Indigenous Scholarship Program considers a number of criteria in awarding scholarships including financial situation, academic achievement, community involvement and career aspirations. The Indigenous Scholarship Program is managed by Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown with recommendations from an Executive Education Committee and input from an Advisory Board made up of representatives from Canada's Aboriginal Community.

Eligibility: Aboriginal/Indigenous student currently enrolled at or, accepted to a post secondary institution.

Application: Application form and eligibility criteria for the Indigenous Scholarship Program can be obtained by calling the Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown at 1-800-663-9151.

Web site: holidayinnvancouverdowntown.com


Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award

Deadline: July 27

Every year since 2003 the Native Women’s Association of Canada
coordinates the Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award (previously a scholarship) that is awarded to four young Aboriginal women in the amount of $1,000.00 dollars each in accordance with the four directions (North, East, South and West). This Student Award is NWAC’s way of supporting Aboriginal women strive for their academic goals, as well as recognizing the dedication and commitment that they are making toward the well-being of their sisters and their communities. The Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award is facilitated through the Youth Program of the Labour Market Development Department and is made possible by the generous donation of Helen Bassett.

http://nwac.ca/nwac-helen-bassett-commemorative-student-award


KPMG's Aboriginal Scholarship Program 

KPMG’s Aboriginal Services is proud to offer five $1,500 scholarships

The scholarship program is designed to recognize the Aboriginal community and offer financial assistance to Aboriginal students attending post-secondary institutions across Canada. 

Selection Criteria

Weighting will be proportionally focused on the following categories:

  • Future plans to support the Aboriginal community
  • Future career plans
  • Current and/or projected financial situation
  • Current involvement in the Aboriginal community and other organizations
  • Grade point average

Requirements of Scholarship Recipients

  • Willing and available for media interviews
  • Willing and available to be photographed
  • Provide permission to be referenced and quoted in KPMG and/or KPMG approved material, websites and publications
  • Provide permission for use of photos in KPMG and/or KPMG approved material, websites and publications

How to submit your application

1. Provide it directly to your local KPMG adviser

2. Email to: aboriginalservices@kpmg.ca

3. Mail to: Penny Eggett, National Marketing Coordinator
                KPMG MSLP
                333 Bay Street, Suite 4600
                Toronto, ON M5H 2S5


TransAlta Aboriginal Bursary Program

In keeping with our commitment to provide educational support to the Aboriginal community in Canada, on an annual basis TransAlta offers up to seven bursary awards in the amount of $3000 each for those entering college or university programs on a full time basis. Additionally, TransAlta offers three awards in the amount of $1000 each for those in a trades program.

Eligibility Criteria
1. You are an Aboriginal person, and provide proof of your status
2. You are enrolled in a fulltime post secondary or trades program and will maintain satisfactory academic standing throughout your program
3. You have a plan for achieving your education and career goals
4. You commit to updating TransAlta on your progress throughout the duration of your studies
5. You complete and provide the information as requested by TransAlta
 
Deadline: September 15
 
You must submit the application form and all requested documentation by September 15th to be considered. Additional information and a copy of the application form can be found on the website: http://www.transalta.com/communities/aboriginal

Contact Information:
Lynn Calf Robe, Aboriginal Relations Coordinator
TransAlta
Phone: 403 267 2557
Fax: 403 267 2005
Email: lynn_calfrobe@transalta.com


Strategic Alliance of Broadcasters for Aboriginal Reflection (SABAR) Scholarship

Deadline: Not being awarded in 2015

SABAR is pleased to offer our first annual Scholarship to an Aboriginal student in Journalism or Radio/Television Arts. SABAR is particularly proud to play an important part in supporting the development of a future community leader who may have the potential to help us meet our primary goal of increasing Aboriginal reflection in Canadian broadcasting.
Eligibility
1. First Nations, Inuit or Métis permanent Canadian resident;
2. Desire to follow a path to a career in the broadcast industry;
3. Enrolment in Canadian post secondary Journalism or Radio and Television Arts Program or Equivalent Certified Training Program; and
4. Interest in acting as an ambassador for the broadcasting industry and serving as a role model for other Aboriginal people to encourage them to pursue careers in broadcasting.
 
Guidelines:
One scholarship valued at $5,000.00 will be awarded. This award may be applied to academic and/or living costs.

Scholarship winners are eligible for continued scholarship awards each year they continue in their approved programs in the amount of $2,500.00 annually to a maximum total scholarship value of $10,000.00.

For more information: www.sabar.ca


ECO Canada Scholarships

ECO Canada is pleased to launch the 2012 Newalta Aboriginal Environmental Scholarship. The scholarship, generously sponsored by Newalta, will award $2,500 each to three Aboriginal students across Canada.

Closes: May 14
 
Eligibility:
To qualify for the Newalta Aboriginal Environmental Scholarship, applicants must:
* Be a Canadian resident Aboriginal individual who is First Nation status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit
* Be 30 years of age or younger, with a high school diploma
* Have been accepted into an environment-related program at a Canadian post-secondary institution for the fall of 2012
* Submit a 500-word description of their environmental values, leadership, or vision
* Demonstrate their accomplishments and ambitions in the areas of environmental protection, resource management, or environmental sustainability
* Provide a reference letter describing the applicant's character and highlighting any involvement in community-related environmental projects

*Please note if you are not already an ECO member, you will be asked to register for a free account before you are redirected to your application form.
 
All applications must be submitted by May 14.

For more information or for assistance with your application, contact Rebecca Dickson at scholarships@eco.ca or 403-233-0748.
 
Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have shown leadership in their communities in the areas of environmental protection, resource management, or environmental sustainability. Students are chosen based on the reference letter and essay they submit about their environmental accomplishments and ambitions.

The award is provided for the first year of tuition in an environment-related program, including but not limited to: engineering, sciences, social sciences, and mathematics. Browse our Program Directory for more information on environment-related programs.


GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program in Canada

The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program in Canada is a unique program that provides financial support and skills development opportunities for up to 5 accomplished first-year undergraduate students from recognized institutions who are pursuing degrees in the fields of engineering or business/management and are Canadian resident Aboriginal individuals who are either First Nation status or non-status, Métis or Inuit

Why Apply?
· A $4000 per year scholarship for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years of your undergraduate program
· An opportunity to be mentored by a business leader at GE in Canada
· Participation in GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders activities, including a specially designed leadership development seminar at GE Canada in Mississauga, Ontario
· Participation in community development projects

Who Can Apply?
Only applicants who meet the eligibility criteria described below will be considered for the award
Aboriginal peoples who:
· Are Canadian residents
· Are first-year full-time undergraduate students at a recognized Canadian university
· Are studying engineering or business/management
· Have high academic performance, as demonstrated by first semester university results and high school transcripts.
· Demonstrate financial need
How to Apply?
Click on the link at the bottom of the page and complete the online application.

The application form including essay must be submitted online by 11:59pm EST on March 15 each year. All Supporting Documentation must arrive via post by March 15 to:

GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program in Canada
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
USA

Supporting Documentation – In addition to your application form, the following documentation is required:
1. Certification Page with original signature (downloaded from online application)
2. High school transcripts – official copy, may be sent directly by high school
3. First semester university results (if available) – official copy, may be sent directly by university
4. Two letters of recommendation (see instructions on form which can be downloaded from the online application)
5. Proof of Aboriginal ancestry – photocopy of Band/Treaty card; Métis membership card; Inuit Beneficiary card. Students who are non-status First Nation may send a photocopy of the band card issued to parent or grandparent.

English translations must accompany any documents not in English.

Incomplete application materials or application materials received after March 15, 2011 will not be considered. Application materials will not be returned to applicants.
What is the Selection Procedure?

A selection committee will evaluate all applications. Each applicant’s motivation and academic potential will be assessed.

Who Can I Contact for More Information?

If you have any questions, please contact IIE:
Email: gefslp-canada@iie.org
Phone: 1–800-486–0308
Fax: 1–212-205–6466

Complete the GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Application Here: http://apply.scholarshipandmore.org/


Dr. William Commanda Willis Scholarship

Willis College, with 11 locations across Ontario, is announcing the scholarship in partnership with TeKnoWave Inc.
 
Willis College of Business, Health & Technology and TeKnoWave Inc. are proud of its association with Elder and Grandfather Dr. William Commanda and have chosen to establish The Dr. William Commanda Scholarship in Clean Energy and Business Education. 

The scholarship will be awarded annually to eleven Aboriginal students from across Canada who would otherwise not have the opportunity to obtain the career-oriented education provided at Willis College.

The scholarship will accommodate one Aboriginal person, per location, to take one program in clean energy or business valued at ten thousand dollars.  The Scholarship provides tuition and book cost for a one year program at Willis College. The student may select courses from the curriculum offered at the time of selection. Students will also be able to choose which Willis College location they wish to attend.

The evaluation and award process will take place annually in Ottawa with many prominent individuals involved on the scholarship board of trustees. Students of First Nations, Métis or Inuit heritage will be chosen based on academics and community involvement along with other criteria.   The scholarship is administered by The Dr. William Commanda Board of Trustees.

Interested candidates must apply by July 1. To find out how, click here.

Willis College of Business, Health, & Technology established in 1896 stands as an ongoing testament to the creativity, tenacity, and strength of Canadian private career colleges and maintains a corporate mission statement to provide a quality adult educational learning environment where the creative interests and development of our students are paramount. Willis specializes in accredited adult career education. Students may take individual courses to upgrade their skills or enroll in a full career program that leads them to attractive jobs in the clean energy and business sectors.

Algonquin Elder William Commanda from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Maniwaki, Quebec was born on November 11, 1913. He was acclaimed chief of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg for over nineteen years. He received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Ottawa in 2005. In December 2008, he was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada and in November 2009, the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards Foundation announced his selection as the  2010 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

Details
”The Scholarship” was announced in January 11th, 2010. The Scholarship carries a nominal value, at the time of announcement, of $110,000.

The scholarship will accommodate one Aboriginal person, per location, to take one program in clean energy or business valued at ten thousand dollars. Students will be able to choose which Willis College location they wish to attend.

The Scholarship is available to qualified First Nations, Inuit and Métis students to pursue clean energy and business studies.

The Scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified student selected by the Dr. William Commanda Scholarship Board of Trustees Selection Committee.
The Scholarship provides tuition and books for up to a one year program at Willis College of Business, Health and Technology’s eleven locations. The student may select courses from the curriculum offered at the time of selection.

The Scholarship is non-transferable and may be applied to academic career courses only.

The student may attend courses during a 12-month period from the time the courses are started at Willis College campuses offering the selected courses.
Interested candidates must apply by July 1. To find out how, click here.

Any Aboriginal student in Canada who wishes to apply may do so directly through Willis College by July 1st. The candidate selection will be made by the Dr. William Commanda Scholarship Board of Trustees and will entitle the winner to attend the program of his/her choice at any of the Willis College campuses across Ontario.
Selection Process
 
Basis of Selection
The Selection Committee is looking for candidates with proven intellectual and academic ability, integrity of character, interest and respect for fellow human beings, ability to lead, demonstrate leadership and creativity in the areas of environmental stewardship and sustainable relationships, appreciation for education, and initiative to use their talents to the fullest.

Method of Selection
A Selection Committee, consisting of representatives of the Dr. William Commanda Scholarship Board of Trustees, will choose the successful candidate. The decision of the Selection Committee is final.

Method of Application
The completed application, with all the required information must be forwarded to:

Selection Committee Dr. William Commanda Scholarship Board of Trustees
c/o Willis College of Business, Health & Technology
85 O'Connor Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M6

Admission Status

The applicant must:
(i) Have a minimum of Grade 12 high school or be of age of 19 and over; and
(ii) Provide a transcript of marks from a previous academic institution.

Payment of Award
The successful candidate will be presented with the award and a commemorative certificate at The Dr. William Commanda Scholarship Award Annual General Assembly, which is held each summer at Willis College Ottawa campus.



Canada - US Fulbright Program


Deadline: November 15

Student must be American or Canadian with Native Heritage and attending a post-secondary education institution studying countries relations between other countries. Value of award is $15,000.00 for student and $25,000.00 for faculty members enrolled in graduate studies.

For more information contact:

350 Albert Street, Suite 2015,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 1A4
Ph: (613) 688-5540   Fax: (613) 237-2029
E-mail: info@fulbright.ca
web site:  www.fulbright.ca



Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (CMSF):

The CMSF Awards program was started in 1989 to identify, recognize and reward well-rounded students who combine distinguished talents with character, leadership potential, and a commitment to the community.

The CMSF National Awards
The CMSF National Award is our most prestigious scholarship. It is awarded after a rigorous process, which includes the written application and extensive interviews.. A description of the National Awards follows:
Up to 35 National Awards are offered to students bound for one of our 25 participating Canadian universities. The top National Award is valued at up to $8000 cash and up to $8000 in annual tuition for up to four years of full-time study, plus up to $7500 in summer program funding over the course of a degree.

The CMSF Finalist Awards

CMSF Finalist Award are valued at $2,500 and are one-time entrance awards tenable at any accredited university in Canada at which the recipient gains admission and enrolls in a full-time program of study. A Finalist Award is offered to every finalist who participates in National Selections but is not offered a CMSF National Award.

The CMSF Provincial Awards
CMSF Provincial Award are valued at $1,500 and are one-time only entrance awards tenable at any accredited university in Canada at which the recipient gains admission and enrolls in a full-time program of study.

All Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (CMSF) Awards inquires contact:
Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (CMSF)
53 Yonge Street, 5th floor
Toronto, ON M5E 1J3
1-866-544-2673
Website www.cmsf.ca


Garfield Weston Merit Scholarships for Colleges (GWMSC)

Deadline: March 27

Eligibility:
1) Be in the final year of study for a high school diploma OR be an adult in the work force.
2) Must NOT be university degree or college diploma graduate within the last 3 years.
3) Demonstrate an academic ability that will ensure success in their chosen course of study.
4) Demonstrate leadership potential.
5) Present a record of service to the school and/or community.
6) Demonstrate an interest in his/her selected field of study.
7) Be accepted at an accredited community college for 2-4 year diploma studies in the academic year after selection.

National Award:
Up to 50 available annually
For each National Award the colleges make a tuition grant of up to $4500 per year. In addition to this, the GWMSC offers up to $8000 per year as a stipend.
The National Award is renewable for up to 4 years of diploma studies only at our participating colleges.

To renew the National Award, award holders must:
1) Show continued evidence of character, leadership and service
2) Maintain an acceptable academic record under a full course load

GWMSC Regional Award:
Up to 30 available annually @ $4000 Award

GWMSC Provincial Award:
Up to 25 available annually @ $2500 Award
Regional and Provincial Awards are one-time awards for use at any accredited community college in Canada.

All GWMSC Awards inquires contact:

Web Site: www.garfieldwestonawards.ca



Sir John A. MacDonald graduate fellowship in Canadian History

This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolling in a doctoral program in Canadian history at an Ontario university. The value of award is $8,500.00 and can be renewed for three consecutive years to a maximum of $25,500.00.
For more information contact:

The Graduate Studies Office at Ontario Universities or
The Ministry of Education and Training
Student Affairs
PO Box 4500
189 Red River Road, 4th Floor
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6G9
Phone: (807) 343-7257 or 1-800-465-3957


Gil Purcell Memorial Journalism Award - The Canadian Press

To a Native person studying journalism.
Value: One scholarship of $4,000
Eligibility: Native ancestry.

Studying journalism at a Canadian university or community college.

Deadline: November 15 of each year.

Mrs. Deborah McCartney
Administrative Assistant - HR
The Canadian Press
36 King Street East
Toronto, ON M5C 2L9
Tel: 416-507-2132
Fax: 416-507-2033

E-Mail: dmccartney@cp.org


The Canadian Medical Foundation Dr. John Big Canoe Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Applications and supporting documentation for the 2009/2010 academic year must be received by October 2010.

During each year of the program, a $2000 scholarship may be awarded to an undergraduate Aboriginal student enrolled in the last or second to last year of study in a Canadian school of medicine who has demonstrated both strong academic performance and outstanding contributions to the aboriginal community in Canada.
Applications and supporting documentation to:

Marie-Jeanne Schoueri, Office Manager
The Canadian Medical Foundation,
1867 Alta Vista Drive,
Ottawa, ON K1G 3H7
Phone: (613) 520-7681
Toll Free: 1-866-530-4979
Fax: (613) 520-7692
Email: marie-jeanne.schoueri@cmf.ca

Web site: www.medicalfoundation.ca


Canadian Medical Association Special Bursary Program for Undergraduate Aboriginal Medical Students

Deadline: October 9

The bursary is awarded based on financial need and will provide a maximum of $4000 per academic year to each successful applicant. A total of up to $40,000 in bursaries may be awarded in each academic year of the program. Given that financial resources are often limited by the end of the academic year, bursaries will be awarded at this time. Bursary recipients will also receive memberships in the CMA, the relevant division of CMA (provincial or territorial) and the Native Physicians Association in Canada.

Applications and supporting documentation to:
Marie-Jeanne Schoueri, Office Manager
The Canadian Medical Foundation,
1867 Alta Vista Drive,
Ottawa, ON K1G 3H7
Phone: (613) 520-7681
Toll Free: 1-866-530-4979
Fax: (613) 520-7692
Email: marie-jeanne.schoueri@cmf.ca

Web site: www.medicalfoundation.ca


Heroes of our Time Scholarships - Assembly of First Nations

Sponsored by: Assembly of First Nations
Eligibility: First Nations Citizen
Value: TBA
Deadline Date: June 1 each year

Tommy Prince Award
Walter Dieter Award
Omer Peters Award

Robert Smallboy Award
James Gosnell Award

Applications submitted to:
Selection Committee – Heroes of Our Time Awards
The Assembly of First Nations – Education Sector
473 Albert Street - Suite 810
Ottawa, ON K1R 5B4
 
Toll-Free: 1-866-869-6789
Phone: (613) 241-6789
Fax: (613) 241-5808


Tom Longboat Award

Sponsored by: The Aboriginal Sport Circle
Eligibility: Nominations are invited from all levels of sport. To be eligible, nominees must meet the following criteria:
Must be of Aboriginal descent

Must have amateur status in the sport which they are nominated

Must be for athletic achievements within the awards calendar year

Must submit a completed Nomination Form to the appropriate Provincial/Territorial
Aboriginal Sport Body on or before the annual deadline.
Value: TBA

Criteria: Currently enrolled/accepted in medical program, demonstrated exceptional academic abilities, involved and committed to extra-curricular activities

Deadline Date: January each year.

For more information contact :
Aboriginal Sport Circle at
Email: mtrudeau@aboriginalsportcircle.ca
Ph: (613) 236-9624 ext. 223
website: www.aboriginalsportcircle.ca


Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)
FSWEP replaces the Federal Summer Student Employment Program

Offers full-time high school, CDGEP, college, technical institute and university students the opportunity to apply for student jobs with the federal government

Application forms are available at student career offices at colleges, GEGEPS, technical institutions and universities, Human Resources Centres of Canada, and PSC Regional and District offices.


Canada Trust Scholarship for Outstanding Community Leadership

Full tuition plus $3,500 toward living expenses
Guaranteed offer of summer employment at Canada Trust
Deadline: October 31
Contact: 1-800-308-8306


Investing in the future growth of Aboriginal Youth - Canadian National

CN makes awards available to Inuit, status or non-status Indian or Métis students entering or enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program in Canada that leads to a career in the transportation industry. This includes fields such as engineering, business, computer science, communications and technical studies.

Deadline: June 1 of each year.

For more info. contact your band office, friendship centre or college of your choice
Web Site: www.cn.ca/en/careers-offer-scholaships-aboriginal-awards.htm
To obtain further information or an application form, please contact:

Aboriginal Awards Program
c/o National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
70 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 33A
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B9
Telephone: 1-800-329-9780 (toll-free)


CN Scholarship For Women

Deadline: October 15 each year
CN encourages women to pursue non-traditional careers in areas such as trades, technology and operations. To date, participation by women in these fields has been limited. This is a special CN initiative aimed at promoting employment equity in Canada. Scholarships are awarded annually to women in selected community colleges and institutes of technology across Canada.

Web Site: www.cn.ca/en/careers-offer-scholarships-women.htm


Educational Awards Program - Husky Oil

Deadline: May 31

Awards announced: July 31
Up to 7 Aboriginal students are selected each year.
Awards of up to $3,000 per year will be granted to cover a portion of tuition, books, or living expenses.
Aboriginal people (Inuit, Metis, Status and Non Status Indians) who meet the following qualifications:
* Canadian citizen
* in need of financial assistance
* demonstrate serious interest in furthering their educational and career development

Preference will be given to applicants whose residence is located on or near one of Husky's exploration, development or operation sites

Individuals pursuing academic post-secondary studies at a university, community college or technical institute are eligible to apply.

Diversity and Aboriginal Affairs
Husky Oil Operations Limited
P.O. Box 6525, Station D
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3G7


RBC Aboriginal Student Awards

Deadline: January 31

Ten (10) awards of up to $4,000/ year for four (4) years at university or two years at college.
* You are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada
* You have been accepted to or are currently attending an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada
* You maintain a full course load that leads to a recognized degree, certificate or diploma
* You require financial assistance to pursue your education

A committee of Aboriginal academics and RBC representatives review all completed applications and makes the final selection of the award recipients primarily based on personal and academic achievements and individual financial need. Successful applicants are notified of the committee's decision by June 15 of each year. All decisions of the committee are final.

You will receive up to $4,000 per academic year for educational and living expenses for a maximum of four years. To receive the full amount for all years of study, you must attend an accredited post-secondary institution, remain in the program of study we awarded the scholarship for and maintain a full-time course load and good academic standing. RBC requests confirmation of your full course load and good academic standing at the beginning of every fall and winter semester. This confirmation will be collected in a way satisfactory to RBC. You will receive the first half of your scholarship at the beginning of the fall semester. If you maintain a good academic standing, you will receive the balance in January. Please note that RBC reserves the right to change or discontinue this program at any time. We will honour commitments already in place if the program changes or ends.

Toll-Free Fax: 1-866-780-2188

Toll-Free Fax: 1-866-780-2188

Mail:
RBC Aboriginal Student Awards
C/O Aboriginal Link
PO Box 50058, 17-2595 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R2V 4W3

 
www.gotoapply.ca/RBC


CMHC Housing Awards: Housing for Youth

Individuals, firms, institutions and government agencies that are delivering programs that improve choice, quality or affordability of housing for youth may be nominated for a Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Housing Award. Awards and honourable mentions are given to those individuals or groups that have achieved excellence in one of five categories: financing and tenure, technology and production, planning and regulation, concept and design, and process and management.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Social and Economic Policy and Research
700 Montreal Road Room C7-417
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P7
Phone: 1-800-668-2642
Web: www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca


Polaris - Northern Star Program

This awards program recognizes the creative and innovative environmental actions by youth who have had an impact within their communities.
Young people up to 25 years of age may be nominated for an award. Completed forms are due by March 31 of each year.
For more information and a nomination form, call the Action 21 National Office toll free at: 1 800 668-6767.


Department of Justice Canada Entrance Scholarships for Aboriginal Students

The Department of Justice Canada has made available three-year scholarships to Metis and non-status Indian students who wish to attend law school. Each year, ten or more pre-law scholarships will be made available to Metis and non-status Indians, to cover the cost of attending a summer orientation program offered by the Native Law Centre, University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon and a summer French language pre-law orientation program at the University of Ottawa.
In September, ten or more three-year law school scholarships will be made available to Metis and non-status applicants to defray their living costs, textbooks, tuition fees, and other costs.
The Department of Justice Canada is accepting applications for the summer pre-law program until 1 April, and applications for the law school scholarships until 1 June. Students interested in both programs must forward two separate applications.

For further information and application forms,contact:
Program Assistant,
Legal Studies for Aboriginal People Program,
Department of Justice Canada,
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8

Similar financial assistance is available from Indian and Northern Affairs for registered Indian and Inuit students.


Sears Canada Inc. Scholarship:
Deadline June 1

Ten scholarships of $1,000 are available to children of Sears employees. Applications are available from and submitted to:

Canadian Awards Program,
International & Canadian Programs Division,
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada,
Suite 600, 350 Albert Street,
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1
Web: www.aucc.com


Chevron Canada Resources

Deadline: January 31

Number of scholarships varies, value up to $5,000
Available to students of Aboriginal heritage interested in undertaking a period of study in public administration and/or community affairs involving drug/alcohol education and rehabilitation. Special consideration given to residents of Northwest territories and other areas of concern.

Parent must be Chevron employee

Apply to: Canadian Universities for Northern Studies
#201, 130 Albert Street,
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4
Phone: (613) 238-3525


TD Bank and First Nations Bank of Canada Aboriginal Education Awards

Deadline: March 31

Value: Five awards of $1,000 each Recipients will also receive consideration for summer employment and full-time employment once education is complete.
Criteria: Applicants must be of Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-Status, Inuit, Métis); full time student at recognized Canadian post secondary institutionpursuing a program relevant to a career in banking such as business, economics, computer science, math and sciences; in need of financial assistance to further educational goals.

Apply to:
Award Coordinator
Toronto Dominion Centre
201 Portage Avenue
P.O. Box 7700
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3E7


J. Michael Waldram Fellowships - The Canadian Model Forest Network and the Canadian Institute of Forestry

The Canadian Model Forest Network, together with the Canadian Institute of Forestry, has awarded J. Michael Waldram Fellowships of $1000 each to three students in resource management programs in British Columbia and Quebec.

The J. Michael Waldram Fellowship was first awarded in 2008 and is given annually to assist Aboriginal youths pursuing studies in natural resource management at the college or university level.

This award honours Mike Waldram, General Manager of the Manitoba Model Forest from 1993 to 2006. As General Manager, Waldram strove to enhance the participation of Aboriginal peoples in the model forest and in forest resource management.

The Canadian Model Forest represents Canada's 14 Model Forests, in a shared vision of advancing sustainable forests and sustainable communities.
Contact:
David Winston, President, CMFN
Phone: 613-258-8400 or dwinston@cmfn-rcfm.ca


AMEC Aboriginal Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship

Deadline: January 15
Value: $5,000

In conjunction with AMEC, CEMF offers up to one $5000 Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship annually to young Canadian Aboriginal women who are proven leaders and active in their community to encourage them to pursue a career in engineering. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited Canadian undergraduate engineering program of study and be:
1. In their first year, or
2. In their second year, or
3. In the first term of their third year, immediately prior to the December deadline.
Scholarships are based primarily on demonstrated community leadership and involvement in extra-curricular activities. Special emphasis is placed on leadership to recognize and encourage continued contributions to Canadian society.
Work experience may also be considered.
High marks are not one of the criteria for this scholarship.
Applicants must be willing to act as role models and promote engineering as a career choice to young Aboriginal girls - each Scholarship winner will be required to make at least one presentation to a high-school level audience of Aboriginal youth.
Scholarship funds may be used by the winner as she wishes. Successful applicants will be paid in two installments - $3,000 within approximately four months of the application deadline date and $2,000 twelve months after the first installment, upon submission of:
1. Confirmation in writing of continued enrollment in engineering prior to payment of the first installment and proof of promotion to the next year or term of engineering study.
2. A written report to CEMF prior to payment of the second installment which shall
include:
a. A written update of community and extra-curricular involvement
demonstrating leadership qualities,
b. Proof of having made at least one presentation to a high-school Aboriginal
audience including a letter of confirmation from an attending teacher,
c. Proof of promotion to the next year of engineering study.
The Foundation reserves the right to not issue a scholarship in any given year.
A Committee appointed by the Foundation will select the winners, with the Judges being both engineers and non-engineers. The Committee's assessment will be based on all of the information provided with the application. Any application that is incomplete in any way will be rejected prior to judging and another application will not be accepted until the following year. The decision of the Judges will be final.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be Canadian Aboriginals with permanent residence in Canada. In accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part II, Section 35(2), an Aboriginal applicant is an Indian, Inuit, or Métis person of Canada, or a person who is accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community.
The following will be accepted as proof of ancestry:
* A certified copy of a Status or Treaty card;
* A certified copy of a Métis membership card;
* A certified copy of an Nunavut Trust Certificate card, roll number or any other proof accepted by Inuit communities;
* Proof that an ancestor's name has been entered
- in the Indian Register according to the Indian Act, or
- on the Band list of an individual Band, or
- on the Inuit roll;
* Evidence of an ancestor who received a land grand or a script grant
under the Manitoba Act or the Dominion Lands Act;
* Written confirmation of Aboriginal ancestry from the Department of
Indian Affairs;
* A Statutory Declaration by an Applicant attesting to Aboriginal
ancestry, supplemented by letters or documentation supporting that
Declaration
- from an official or a recognized native organization, or
- from a relative in the Aboriginal community, or
- from the Applicant describing involvement with Aboriginal
issues.
All applicants must be enrolled in a Canadian university accredited engineering program.
Previous AMEC Scholarship Winners are not eligible to apply although unsuccessful applicants may re-apply in a subsequent year if they qualify.
There is no limitation on the number of applications from any university or program.
All applications must be submitted by all applicants directly to:
The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation
AMEC Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship Award
P. O. Box 370, 1-247 Barr Street
Renfrew, Ontario
K7V 4A6
www.cemf.ca


The Department of National Defence Security and Defence Forum (SDF)

SDF Aboriginal Scholarship Program
Value: $10,000
Number available: The Security and Defence Forum has set aside up to $10,000 a year to fund Aboriginal scholars. The exact number and value awarded annually will depend on the number and quality of applicants. Scholarship funds may cover tuition fees and or expenses related to a degree program, including – but not limited to – support for distance learning.
Deadline: The 2006 competition is now closed.
Objective: The Security and Defence Forum Aboriginal scholarship is intended to help develop and promote scholarly interest in contemporary Canadian security and defence issues among members of the First Nations (status or non-status), Inuit, and Métis Canadians. Security and defence issues include, but are not limited to:
* Failed or failing states
* Terrorism
* Weapons of Mass Destruction
* Regional flashpoints
* Canadian Forces Transformation, including integrated and unified approaches to operations
* The Defence of Canada
* Canada-United States defence relations
* The Canadian Forces' international role
* The Integrated Defence, Diplomacy and Development ("3D") approach to conflict and post-conflict situations
* Defence procurement and management
* National Defence's support to other government departments and agencies
In addition to financial support for security and defence studies, the Security and Defence Forum also introduces recipients to the Policy Group of National Defence Headquarters and provides award recipients with the opportunity to have their research circulated within the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces.

Fields of study:
Social sciences/humanities studies relating to current and future Canadian security and defence issues, including their political, international, historical, social, military, and economic dimensions. Research in the pure or applied sciences is ineligible. Applicants must explain in their proposal the relationship of their study/research plans to Canadian security and defence issues.
Eligibility:
* Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents at the time of application and be of either a member of the First Nations (status or non-status), Inuit or Métis.
* Applicants must, as a minimum requirement, hold an Honours Bachelor's degree (four year program) or its equivalent before taking up the award.

Duration:
One academic year, and can be used to assist students in continuing their graduate studies at university and/or to purchase technology required to assist distance learning
Eligible institutions: Graduate scholarships are tenable only at Canadian institutions.

For more information: For complete information and application form please visit the DND website. If you wish to have an application form emailed to you, please contact awards@aucc.ca
Ph: (613) 563-1236 -- Fax: (613) 563-9745
Aboriginal: www.aucc.ca/scholarships/dnd/aboriginal_e.html


CSA Spaceflight and Life Sciences Training Program Scholarship

The trainee(s) will be sponsored by the Canadian Space Agency and will receive:
* round trip transportation between their home in Canada and the Orlando International Airport in Florida
* accommodation in the Cocoa Beach area
* local transportation to and from the Kennedy Space Center
* a daily meal allowance, which should also cover some other expenses
Eligibility

- limited to currently enrolled full-time undergraduate students who:
* are pursuing their first undergraduate B.Sc. degree in a life science program at a recognized university
* have a minimum cumulative average of 75% at the time of application
* will have completed their second or third year of study (first year or second year of study in the case of Quebec students, called, respectively, U1 and U2 by the Quebec Ministére de l'Éducation) by the start of the training program
* are proficient in English (score of at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, TOEFL);
* are Canadian citizens, who have or can obtain a valid Canadian passport and are at least 18 years of age

Web Site: www.space.gc.ca/slstp

Email address for inquiries: slstp@space.gc.ca

CSA Space Exploration Scholarship - www.space.gc.ca/ses
Email address for inquiries: ses@space.gc.ca

How to Apply
Application materials include:
1. A completed Space Life Sciences Training Program Application Form (pdf document).
2. A 500-word typed double spaced essay which will be used to evaluate the applicant's experience and written communication skills.
The essay should contain three parts:
1. A paragraph covering the classroom, laboratory and research experiences of the applicant in the life sciences,
2. A paragraph demonstrating the applicant's knowledge of space research, interest in space life sciences, and
3. How the Training Program will further their career goals. The applicant's full name must appear on each page of the essay.
3. TWO completed Reference Request Forms (pdf document) from people familiar with the academic and/or research record of the applicant. References can be sent a) directly by the referee or b) by the applicant. If sent by the student, the reference must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the referee's original signature over the seal. References sent by both submission methods must arrive by the stated deadline.

4. An official transcript from every college, cégep, and university attended, up to and including the fall of the current academic year. Grade notifications in possession of the applicant will not be considered.

Please note that SLSTP is presented in English and applications must be submitted in English only.
Completed application materials must be postmarked by January 31 and mailed to:

SLSTP
Space Science Program
Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, QC J3Y 8Y9

Marion Neiman
CSA Scholarships Coordinator

Project Manager/Consultant
Lansdowne Technologies
Suite 1001 - 275 Slater Street
Ottawa ON K1P 5H9

www.lansdowne.com


Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program

 
Cultivating Tomorrow's Environmental Leaders
Every day, in communities across Canada, young people are actively demonstrating their passion for the environment through the important work they accomplish. These dedicated young Canadians are emerging as tomorrow's environmental leaders and advocates.

Toyota Canada Inc. and Earth Day Canada established the Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program to help cultivate and nurture this environmental leadership. The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program encourages and rewards graduating high school students and Québec junior college students who have distinguished themselves through environmental community service, extracurricular and volunteer activities, and academic excellence.

Because environmental issues are increasingly being tackled through multidisciplinary approaches, future environmental leaders will come from a broad range of academic backgrounds. The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship is offered to students entering their first year of post-secondary studies in the discipline of their choice, to prepare themselves for the career of their choice.
The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program grants 15 awards of $5000 each annually, to be applied directly towards tuition, books, room and board (where applicable) or other educational expenses for the first year of post-secondary full-time studies in Canada.
Regional panels of community, business and environmental leaders will select the winners who best meet the selection criteria. Awards will be granted in five geographic areas:
· Atlantic Canada - 2 awards
· Québec - 4 awards
· Ontario - 4 awards
· Western Canada/Northwest Territories/Nunavut - 3 awards
· British Columbia/Yukon - 2 awards
A national winner - selected from the 15 regional winners - will also be awarded an Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award and a Panasonic CF50 ToughbookT notebook computer. The National Award Ceremony will be held in Toronto on Earth Day (April 22), 2009

Application Deadline: Jan 31

For applications and more information please visit: www.earthday.ca/scholarship


Millennium Excellence Awards

Value: Local award winners will receive a one-time $4,000 award.

Provincial/territorial award winners will receive a $4,000 award, renewable up to three times (for a possible total of $16,000). National award winners will receive a $5,000 award, renewable up to three times (for a possible total of $20,000).

Eligibility: The excellence awards recognize, support, and encourage talented Canadians who make positive and significant contributions to the betterment of communities across the country, who demonstrate the capacity for leadership, and are committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and innovation. Only individuals who intend to enter a college or university undergraduate program for the first time may apply.

Duration: N/A

Application Deadline: January 25, 2009
For application information, visit www.aimhigh.ca, or contact:
Millennium Excellence Award Program
Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
1000 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 800
Montréal, Québec
H3A 3R2


Alliance Pipeline Aboriginal Student Awards Program

Number: One
Value: Cost of tuition, books and supplies to a maximum of $4,000 per academic year.
Deadline: January 10
Eligibility: Aboriginal students who are: residents of Saskatchewan, Alberta or British Columbia; enrolled in, or have applied to a technical school, college or university, in a program relevant to the oil and gas industry; relevant programs include: mechanical engineering technology, instrumentation engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, power engineering, mechanical engineering or business administration.

Coordinator, Aboriginal Student Awards Program
Alliance Pipeline Ltd., #400
605 5th Avenue South West
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3H5
E-mail: awards@alliance-pipeline.com
Website: www.alliance-pipeline.com


Imperial Oil Aboriginal Scholarships Awards Program

Value: $3,500 (maximum for college) and $4,500 (maximum for university)
The awards are designed to cover tuition, textbooks, supplies and other compulsory fees.

Deadline: June 30 of each year

Imperial Oil Resources offers four individual education awards each year to any person of Aboriginal ancestry entering post-secondary studies. The purpose of the awards program is to encourage people of Aboriginal ancestry to pursue undergraduate post-secondary educational studies in disciplines relevant to the petroleum industry. Applicants must reside in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories or the Yukon for at least one year immediately prior to applying for the award.

Application form, full program guidelines and eligibility details can be obtained by calling Imperial Oil Community and Aboriginal Affairs at 780-639-5194.


Jennifer Robinson Memorial Scholarship - Arctic Institute of North America

Value: One scholarship of $5,000.
The Jennifer Robinson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in northern biology who best exemplifies the qualities of scholarship that the late Jennifer Robinson brought to her studies at the Institute's Kluane Lake Research Station.
Eligibility: Applicants must submit: a brief description of the proposed research (two to three pages),including a clear hypothesis, relevance, title and statement of the purpose of the research, the area and type of study,the methodology and plan for evaluation of findings. A collaborative relationship or work should be briefly identified; three academic reference letters; a complete curriculum vitae with transcripts; and a list of current sources and amounts of research funding, including scholarships, grants and bursaries.

The scholarship committee looks for evidence of northern relevance, and a commitment to field-oriented research.

Deadline: January 10
Executive Director
Arctic Institute of North America
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Phone: (403) 220-7515
Fax: (403) 282-4609


Jim Bourque Scholarship - Arctic Institute of North America

Value: One scholarship of $1,000.

The Jim Bourque Scholarship is awarded to a Canadian Aboriginal student who intends to take, or is enrolled in, post-secondary training in education, environmental, traditional knowledge or telecommunications. The scholarship is open to mature students and matriculating students alike.

Eligibility: Each applicant must submit, in 500 words or less, a description of his or her intended program of study and the reasons for the choice of program. In addition, applicants must: .include a copy of their most recent high school or college/university transcript; a signed letter of recommendation from a community leader (e.g.,Town or Band Council, Chamber of Commerce, Métis Local, etc.); a statement of financial need, indicating funding already received or expected; and proof of enrollment in, or application to a post-secondary institution.
Deadline: July 18
Executive Director
Arctic Institute of North America
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Phone: (403) 220-7515
Fax: (403) 282-4609



Lorraine Allison Scholarship - Arctic Institute of North America

Value: One scholarship of $2,000.
Eligibility: The Lorraine Allison Scholarship is open to any student enrolled at a Canadian university in a program of graduate study related to northern issues, whose application best addresses academic excellence, a demonstrated commitment to northern research, and a desire for research results to be beneficial to northerners, especially Native northerners. Candidates in biological science fields are preferred, but social science topics are also be considered. Scholars from Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are encouraged to apply.

Each application must contain: a two-page description of the northern studies program and relevant projects being undertaken; three letters of reference from the applicants 'current or past professors; a complete curriculum vitae with academic transcripts; and a list of all current sources of research funding.
Deadline: January 10
Executive Director
Arctic Institute of North America
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Phone: (403) 220-7515
Fax: (403) 282-4609


Northern Resident Scholarships - Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies

Value: Four (4) awards of $10,000.
The Northern Scientific Training Program is sponsoring four scholarships, valued at $10,000 each, for students identified as long-term residents of Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon, or the Provincial North, enrolled in full-time, post-secondary programs at the undergraduate level at a Canadian college or university.

 

Northern Resident Award - Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies
Value: Eight (8) awards of $5,000.
The Northern Scientific Training Program is sponsoring eight (8) scholarships valued at $5,000 each for students identified as long term residents of Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon or the Provincial North, currently enrolled in master or doctoral-level programs at a Canadian university.
#Research Support Opportunity in Arctic Environmental Studies - Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies
The Meteorological Service of Canada (a division of Environment Canada) sponsors a unique research support opportunity by providing accommodation, facilities, and services at the High Arctic Weather Station (HAWS) at Eureka on Ellesmere Island, to graduate students at the masters or doctoral level. Preference will be given to environmental research proposals in the physical or biological sciences.

Deadline: March 31
Application materials will not be accepted by fax or email.
Mail complete packages to:

Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Program
Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies
17 York Street, Suite 405
Ottawa, ON
K1N 9J6

www.acuns.ca


James W. Bourque Studentship in Northern Geography - Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies

Value: One scholarship of $10,000.
Eligibility: The James W. Bourque Studentship is awarded for research on subjects relating to northern geographical research. While applications are normally from students in geography departments,careful consideration is given to students in related fields. In making its decision, the Management Committee is guided by academic record, potential for development, and the applicant 's interest in, and commitment to, advancing the knowledge and appreciation of the geography of northern regions. If you apply to the James W. Bourque Studentship in Northern Geography and to the Studentship in Northern Studies only one set of official university transcripts and reference letters is necessary.
Deadline: January 31
Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies
17 York Street, Suite 405
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J6
Phone: (613) 562-0515
Fax: (613) 562-0533


Intelligent Sensing For Innovative Structures (ISIS) Canada Research Scholarship for Aboriginal People in Engineering

Value: One scholarship of $5,000 per year.
Intelligent Sensing for Innovative Structures (ISIS Canada)is a Network of Centres of Excellence funded by the federal and provincial governments, the university communities and the private sector. The mandate of ISIS Canada is to develop a new generation of sophisticated civil engineering structures for the 21st century.
Eligibility: In order to be eligible,applicants must be graduates in engineering or applied sciences at a Canadian university or be currently enrolled in a degree program, and must be registered in, or intending to proceed to, graduate study in engineering or applied sciences. The scholarship is awarded for a 12-month period and may be renewed for a second year at the discretion of the awarding committee.

Deadline: March 31
ISIS Canada - Scholarship Committee
University of Manitoba
A250 Agricultural and Civil Engineering Building
96 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N2
Attention: Mrs. Kim Archer
Web: www.isiscanada.com/students/scholarships.html


Intelligent Sensing For Innovative Structures (ISIS) Canada - Research Scholarship for Women and Aboriginal People

Value: One scholarship of up to $5,000.
Eligibility: Applicants must: be women or be of Aboriginal ancestry; be engineering graduates or currently enrolled in a degree and intending to pursue graduate studies; be seeking solutions to the deterioration of steel reinforced concrete; and be in third year civil engineering or above.

Deadline: March 31
ISIS Canada - Scholarship Committee
University of Manitoba
A250 Agricultural and Civil Engineering Building
96 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N2
Attention: Mrs. Kim Archer
Web: www.isiscanada.com/students/scholarships.html


National Union Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians

Value: One scholarship of $1,000.
Eligibility: The award is open to all Aboriginal Canadian students who plan to enter the first year of a public post- secondary education institution full-time, and who are children of, or foster children of, a National Union member. The award is given to the writer of the best 750-1000 word essay on "The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal Canadians."

Deadline: June 30
Scholarships
National Union of Public and General Employees
15 Auriga Drive
Nepean, Ontario K2E 1B7
Phone: (613) 228-9800
Fax: (613) 228-9801
Email:
ltrepanier@nupge.ca


National Union Scholarship for Visible Minorities

Value: One of $1,000.
Eligibility: The award is open to all visible minority students who plan to enter the first year of a public post-secondary educational institution full-time, and who are the children, or foster children, of a National Union member. The award will be given to the writer of the best 750-1000 word essay on "The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of visible minorities."

Deadline: June 30
Scholarships
National Union of Public and General Employees
15 Auriga Drive
Nepean, Ontario K2E 1B7
Phone: (613) 228-9800
Fax: (613) 228-9801
Email: ltrepanier@nupge.ca

Northern Scholarships

Tlicho Scholarship Program

Basic Grant available to Tlicho student who are pursue in their education to college, university and institution as a full-time student.

$2,000.00 for Tlicho resident with dependent(s)

$1,500.00 for Tlicho student without dependent(s)

$1,000.00 for Non-resident Tlicho student with/without dependent(s)  

$3,000 for college students - 10 awards available by Diavik Diamond Mines

$5,000 for university students - 8 awards available by BHP/Diavik Diamond Mines

Eligibility:

(1) Must be of Dogrib ancestry.

(2) Must submit a copy of official letter of acceptance into college, university of technical school.
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (ABE) PROGRAMS DO NOT QUALIFY.

(3) Must provide official transcript of grades from last year of study. This could be high school transcripts, GED marks, or transcripts from a post- secondary institution. Report cards or marks taken off the Internet are not acceptable.

(4) Must provide a personal letter describing personal career aspirations and academic program presently enrolled in or are entering into.

(5) Must provide two reference / support letters.
(6) Must complete scholarship application in full.

Important Notes:
Scholarships are awarded strictly to those with the highest grade point averages in each category.

Scholarships for high school students are also available.

Deadline Date: July 15th of each year.

For an application form or for more information, please contact:

Post Secondary Tlicho Scholarship Program
Tlicho Community Services Agency
 c/o Joe Beaverho, Program Manager
Bag #5
Behchoko, NT X0E-0Y0
Phone: (867) 392-3000
Fax: (867) 392-3001

Email: jbeaverho@tlicho.net


Sahtu Renewable Resources Board

Value: depends on which year of post-secondary study the student will be in while holding the scholarship.

First Year $2000
Second Year $2500
Third & Fourth Year $3500
Graduate (MSc/PhD) $5000

The Sahtu Renewable Resources Board (SRRB) was established as part of the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement, 1993. The SRRB serves as the main instrument of wildlife and forestry management for the Sahtu Settlement Area. The SRRB has established a scholarship/bursary program for students pursuing post-secondary education in a field related to the SRRB's mandate.

Eligibility: Pursuing a college diploma or university degree or minimum 2-year certificate program in renewable resources or a related filed (biology, forestry, or environmental science); priority to a Sahtu Dene or Metis enrolled under the land claim or to a NWT resident who has completed the last 2 years of their high school education in the Sahtu Settlement Area.
* Have a 70% (b-average) or higher in the last year of full-time study
* Minimum 2-year program of study
* Demonstrate financial need
* Must be a full-time student during tenure of the scholarship
* Must maintain a full course load during the tenure of the scholarship
* Evidence of student's involvement in the community
* Statement of future goals

Deadline Date: None

Information:
To obtain an application form, contact:

Sahtu Renewable Resources Board
P.O. Box 134
Tulita, N.W.T X0E 0K0
Phone: (867) 588-4040;
Fax: (867) 588-3324;
E-Mail: director@srrb.nt.ca


Canada Post Bursaries

Value: Varies.

These bursaries were established by the Canada Post Corporation to encourage promising northern Aboriginal students enrolled in diploma programs in Management Studies at Aurora College (Western Arctic) with campuses in Yellowknife, Inuvik, and Fort Smith; and Nunavut Arctic College (Eastern Arctic) with campuses in Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay.

These bursaries are administered and presented by the colleges on behalf of Canada Post Corporation.

Eligibility: Applicants must: be of N.W.T. Aboriginal ancestry; be enrolled in the second year of study at one of the above-mentioned colleges; and demonstrate excellence in the first year of study. To apply, students must submit a brief biography and an official transcript from their first year of study along with references.

Information:
Aurora College Head Office
P.O.Box 1290
For Smith, N.W.T. X0E 0P0
Phone: (867) 872-7012
or
Nunavut Arctic College
P.O.Box 160
Iqaluit, N.W.T. X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 979-4111


Department of Municipal and community affairs, Government of the Northwest Territories Igal Roth Memorial Community Planning Scholarship

Value: Three scholarships of $1,000.

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs, Government of he Northwest Territories, is offering assistance to northerners who wish to pursue a career in
community planning.These scholarships are to assist qualifying students obtain post-secondary education in planning for potential employment in the Northwest Territories.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship,applicants must: have resided in the N.W.T. for at least two years; be attending an approved undergraduate university or college planning program; and show proof of acceptance into an approved planning program as a full-time student prior to commencement of classes.

Information:
Igal Roth Memorial Scholarship
Community Planning Division
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife, N.W.T.
X1A 2L9


Métis Heritage Association Scholarships

Value: As follows:

1. Ted Trindell Memorial Scholarship $1,500
2. Lena Harrington Memorial Scholarship $1,000
3. Mary Firth Memorial Scholarship $1,000
4. Modeste Mandeville Memorial Scholarship $1,000
5. Harry Camsell Memorial Scholarship $1,000
6. Louis Mercredi Memorial Scholarship $1,000
7. Billy Bourque Memorial Scholarship Varies

Eligibility: Eligible applicants will be assessed by an awards selection committee based upon: academic merit; and financial need.

Interested applicants should submit the following:
A covering letter including any pertinent information the applicant feels is warranted; statement of intent including area of study,course load,why he or she enrolled in the discipline,benefit to self and community,and other information that will support his or her request for a scholarship; a letter stating Métis Local affiliation; a letter from the post-secondary institution signed by the registrar indicating year of enrollment and discipline of study; letters of reference from the instructors; and additional information the applicant feels is pertinent.

Deadline: Mid-October

Please note: We are trying to update the contact information - the phone and fax numbers listed are not in service.


Nunavut Implementation Training Committee Nunavut Beneficiaries Scholarships

Value: The award for each student in a full-time program will be allocated as follows:
1.Full-time degree program away from home $2,400 per year
2.Full-time diploma away from home $1,500 per year
3.Full-time degree or diploma program at home $1,000 per year

As an integral part of implementing he Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and building Nunavut,several Inuit organizations initiated a scholarship program to encourage Land Claims beneficiaries to pursue advanced education in selected fields related to business, management, resource management, community
development, culture and he social sciences.

The allocation of the scholarships is done on a regional basis based upon he proportion of the beneficiaries and contributions received. If the region does not allocate all seats in that region,unused seats are allocated by the Nunavut Implementation Training Committee on the regional needs basis.

Eligibility: To be eligible for these scholarships,applicants must meet he following criteria: be enrolled as a beneficiary in the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement; be enrolled in (or accepted by)a recognized,full-time, accredited university or college degree or certificate program of at least two years duration; be considered a full-time student in a chosen program; maintain a full course load for the program; have maintained an overall average of 65%in the previous year of academic studies undertaken; and maintain an overall average of 75%while receiving the scholarship.

Deadline: August 1; December 1

Information:
Nunavut Implementation Training Committee
P.O.Box 469
Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-2888
Fax: (867) 645-3878


Skookum Jim Trust Fund Education Bursary - Yukon College

Value: Four bursaries of $500.

Eligibility: Four bursaries are awarded based on financial need as
well as good standing. A signature from one of the Admissions staff is required to confirm your standing.

Applicants must: be students of Yukon Aboriginal ancestry; be enrolled as full or part-time students; be enrolled in a developmental studies or pre-employment training/trades; and include a breakdown of personal budget with completed application.(Budget to show total monthly income and monthly expenses.)

Deadline: February 28

Information:
Registrar 's Office
Yukon College
500 College Drive
Whitehorse,Yukon Y1A 5K4
Phone: (867) 668-8710


Chief George Kodakin (Behcho) Environment Scholarship

Award: $1,000 / year (2 awards at $500 each)

Deadline: None.

Eligibility: Student of Dene descent entering or continuing post-secondary education in science, environment or resource management field. Based on satisfactory academic performance, school and community involvement, and financial need.

Information: Phone: (867) 873-4081


Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies/Association
Universitaire Canadienne d'Études Nordiques (ACUNS/AUCEN)

Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Program

Award opportunities vary from year to year

Award opportunities are posted to the website in October

Guidelines and applications are available from the website: www.acuns.ca

Only current applications are accepted

Deadline for all applications is January 31

Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards include:

Canadian Northern Studies Trust Scholarship ($10,000)

Canadian Polar Commission Schoarlship ($10,000)

Research Support Opportunity in Arctic Environmental Studies (In kind  support)

Caribou Research Award ($1,000)

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Studentships in Northern Geography
(Masters $5,0000, PhD $5,000)

Special Bursary for Northern Residents ($2,000)

Northern Resident Scholarship ($10,000)

Information and applications:
Email: awards@acuns.ca
Web Site: www.acuns.ca


 

Canada's Northern Scientific Training Program

Funds are available to Canadian universities with an officially recognized institute or committee for northern studies to help support students. (Priority is given to graduate students.) However, senior undergraduate students entering their final year and intending to undertake an honour's thesis based on northern field work or research which will be continued in subsequent graduate studies are also eligible. Post-doctoral students are not supported.

The program helps pay for transportation and living costs while obtaining practical field work experience in Canada's north, developing interest and expertise on northern issues, and improving research skills.

You are eligible to apply if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident enrolled in a Canadian university and are interested in northern studies with field experience in Canada's north.

For more information, contact: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Northern Scientific Training Program Committee, Sectoral Policy Division
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H4

Phone: (819) 997-0660
Fax: (819) 994-6419


Ted Trindell Memorial Scholarship

Presented to Aboriginal students of the Northwest Territories enrolled in full-time studies in the faculty of their choice.

Value: Five scholarships of $1,000.

Eligibility: Métis or Non-Status Indian of the Northwest Territories.

Good academic standing.

Financial need.

Deadline: March 8th

Information:
Métis Heritage Association Memorial Scholarship Fund
Box 1375
Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 2P1
Phone: (867) 873-2878
Fax: (867) 873-3395


Billy Bourque Memorial Scholarship - Métis Nation - Northwest Territories

Description: To assist Métis and Non-Status Indians from the Northwest Territories to pursue studies in aviation.

Value: One scholarship of $5,000

Eligibility: N/A

Duration: N/A

Information:
Métis Heritage Association Memorial Scholarship Fund
Box 1375
Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 2P1
Phone: (867) 873-2878
Fax: (867) 873-3395


Memorial Scholarships - Métis Nation - Northwest Territories

To assist Métis and Non-Status Indians from the Northwest Territories to pursue post-secondary education full-time.

Value: Five awards of $1,000 each and one award of $1,500

Eligibility: Métis or Non-Status Indian.
Academic achievement.
Financial need.

Duration: N/A

Deadline: Varies

Information:
Métis Heritage Association Memorial Scholarship Fund
Box 1375
Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 2P1
Phone: (867) 873-2878
Fax: (867) 873-3395

 

Ontario Scholarships

Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship

The Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) awards a $1000 scholarship to five Aboriginal students living in non-profit housing, through the Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship.

I hope you will be able to assist us in promoting this year’s scholarship funds to the eligible students at your institution. I have attached this year’s flyer and would greatly appreciate it if you could post or distribute it at your convenience. You will also find the application form attached, which details eligibility and the application process.

More information about the Kathleen Blinkhorn Scholarship can be found on our website: http://www.onpha.on.ca/onpha/web/

If you would like further details about the scholarship program or application process, please contact Wyndham Bettencourt-McCarthy at Wyndham.bettencourt-mccarthy@onpha.org.

The Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association
400 – 489 College St.
Toronto ON M6G 1A5
T: 416-927-9144, ext. 122
Toll-Free: 1-800-297-6660, ext. 122

 


Hydro One Networks Inc. - The Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Scholarship

 

 
Hydro One is a transmission and distribution electricity company in Ontario and is actively engaged in supporting students interested in the electricity sector. Each year, 15 scholarships are available to First Nations, Métis and Inuit students enrolled at a recognized Ontario college or university.
 
Each scholarship includes a financial award in the amount of $5,000.00 and an opportunity to complete a paid developmental work term at Hydro One.
 
The deadline to apply is December 31st of every year.
 
For more information on eligibility, requirements and to apply, please visit: www.HydroOne.com/MandaminScholarship


Four Directions Scholarships Awards

Four scholarships of $1000.00 each will be awarded annually to graduating aboriginal (Status, Non-status, Metis and Inuit) secondary school/adult students. These awards are administered by the Ontario Native Education Counselling Association.

Criteria
- Student of Aboriginal ancestry graduating from an Ontario Secondary School with O.S.S.D of the current school year.
- Good academic standing throughout the school year.
- 75% overall average in graduating year
- Proceeding into a post-secondary institution full time program
- Involvement in the community and/or school extra-curricular activities.
- Recommended by Secondary School, First Nation Community or Education Counsellor.
- Leadership qualities, dedication and good attendance.

Application Procedure

- Application forms are available from a First Nation Education office, and Education Counsellor or from the ONECA office at (705) 692-2999

Applications will only be processed after all of the following has been received.
- Final Transcripts.
- Letter of Recommendation.
- Copy of acceptance letter from post-secondary institution.
- Proof of Aboriginal Ancestry
- Copies of awards, diplomas or other supporting documents.
- Final Report Card.

Deadline:
June 30 @4:00 P.M. each year
Supporting Documents: July 30 each year
 
Ontario Native Education Counselling Association
38 Reserve Road, Box 220,
Naughton, Ontario, P0M 2M0
Email: oneca@oneca.com
Website: www.oneca.com

 

 

 


Randy Anderson Memorial Award - Georgian College

Presented to a full time Design & Visual Arts student of Native Canadian Ancestry who demonstrates commitment to his or her studies and determination and promise in his or her work. Students must visit the awards website for further details and to apply www.georgiancollege.ca/awards

Value: $200

 

Awards Officer
Georgian College
One Georgian Drive
Barrie, Ontario L4M 3X9
Phone: (705) 728-1968 ext. 1211
awards@georgiancollege.ca


Ontario Power Generation - John Wesley Beaver Memorial Award

Two awards are available annually to qualified students – one female and one male – of Native ancestry (Status, Non-status, Métis or Inuit).

Each Award is valued at $4,000.

To apply, students need to be either entering or attending a college or university in Ontario.
To be eligible for an Award, the students must also:

•    Be entering or enrolled in one of the following program areas: Engineering, Trades, Technology, Business, Environmental Studies or disciplines relevant to OPG’s business.
•    Provide proof of good academic standing (minimum B average)
•    Demonstrate strong communication skills
•    Demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities, including volunteer work
•    Be legally eligible to work in Canada upon graduation
•    Have submitted a completed application form, including a brief (500 words) overview of their interest in their Native community or their commitment to Native culture and heritage.

Applications are due June 1 of each year

For more information please check out OPG’s website at: http://www.mypowercareer.com/Content/Students/StudentAwards/Index.html


General Motors of Canada Brock Scholars Award   

Enbridge Aboriginal Bursary    

Brock donor entrance scholarship applications open January 1 March 31, each year.
 
 
Lily Scappaticci
Scholarships and Awards Assistant
Student Awards and Financial Aid
Brock University
500 Glenridge Ave
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2S 3A1

Ph:     905-688-5550 ext 3028
Fax:    905-688-3051
Web: www.brocku.ca/studentawards

 


Ontario Crafts Council Awards, Scholarships & Supply Grants

The Ontario Crafts Council Awards and Scholarships program is open to Student and Craft Professional members of the Ontario Crafts Council. This year approximately $15,000 is available. All craft disciplines are considered. Awards, scholarships and supply grants will be presented at the Crafts Council's Annual General Meeting in June.

Deadline: Monday, April 17, 5:00 pm.

The Council is delighted to offer two new awards:

Craft Curatorial Award sponsored by Jean Johnson C.M. and  James McPherson Woodworking Award.

Also the supply grants have been significantly increased for this year and the Tommia Vaughan-Jones Award was increased to $1000.

Also new this year - images are now being accepted in digital format but we request that all your images be in the one format - either all slides or all digital.

Applications available from the OCC web site:
www.craft.on.ca/info/member_prog_awards

For more info: communications@craft.on.ca
or call 416-925-4222 x 226


Dennis Cromarty Memorial Fund

Value: Varies

Eligibility: Member of Nishnawbe-Aski First Nation, attending post-secondary insitution, completed 1 year. Commitment to improving quality of life for Native people, independence through education.

Deadline: November 1

Dennis Cromarty Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 252 Station F
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 4V8
Phone: (807) 623-5397
Fax: (807) 622-8271


Sam Odjick Scholarship - University of Ottawa

To further the interests of Aboriginal peoples in Canada by assisting Aboriginal law students who have demonstrated commitment toward the advancement of law as it relates to Aboriginal peoples.

Value: $1,000

Eligibility: Preference given to Aboriginal students. Full-time study in the LL.B or LL.M program at the University of Ottawa. Financial need. Good academic performance. Experience with Canadian Aboriginal groups.

Duration: N/A

Deadline: Variable (please contact below).

Information: Education Equity Office
University of Ottawa
Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
57 Louis Pasteur Street
P.O. Box 450, Postal Station A
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Phone: (613) 562-5800, ext.3290
Fax: (613) 562-5124


Alma Mater Society Native Student Awards - Queen's University

Established by the Alma Mater Society for Native students entering Queen.s. If no entering students are eligible, the awards could go to upper-year Native students.

Value: Two awards of $1,000 each

Eligibility: Native student entering Queen's. Academic standing. Financial need.

Deadline: April 30 of each year.

Information:
Student Awards Office
Victoria School Building
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

Phone: (613) 533-2216
Fax: (613) 533-6409

Web: www.queensu.ca/studentawards/index.html

 


Inuit Bursary - Queen's University

Value: One award of $100

Eligibility: Inuit student at Queen's. Financial need.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: December 1 each year.

Information:
Student Awards Office
Victoria School Building
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

Phone: (613) 533-2216
Fax: (613) 533-6409

Web: www.queensu.ca/studentawards/index.html


Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program

There are approximately 1,300 Scholarships awarded for academic excellence at the graduate level of study at Ontario Universities. The value of awards are $3,953 per acedemic term.

For more information contact:

The Graduate Studies Office
Ontario Universities or
The Ministry of Education and Training
Student Affairs
PO Box 4500
189 Red River Road, 4th Floor
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6G9
Phone: (807)343-7257 or 1-800-465-3957


The Aird Scholarship

Scholarships are intended to help students with physical disabilities study in the first year of a full-time program at a recognized Ontario postsecondary institution. Scholarships are granted each year to 2 applicants who best demonstrate outstanding achievement, motivation and initiative. Value of awards is $2,500.00 each.
For more information contact:

The Ministry of Education and Training
Student Affairs
PO Box 4500
189 Red River Road, 4th Floor
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6G9
Phone: (807)343-7257 or 1-800-465-3957


Suncor Inc. Bursary Fund - University of Waterloo

Suncor Inc. offers bursaries annually to students in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering which, in support of employment equity, will be awarded to women, aboriginal (native) Canadians, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. Interested students should apply on the University of Waterloo general bursary application and attach a letter indicating their eligibility for assistance from this source.

Email: infoucal@www.adm.uwaterloo.ca

 


Aboriginal Postsecondary Bursary - University of Waterloo

 

$1,000 - $3,500

Open to Aboriginal peoples including First Nation, Inuit and Metis peoples.

Deadline: June 30

Forms: safa.uwaterloo.ca/forms/main/Full-timeBursaryApplication09-10.pdf

 


Ontario Power Generation Engineering Award - University of Waterloo

 

Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, Software Engineering

$2,400

Minimum 75% average. Open to women, aboriginal (native) Canadians, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Must demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills, and participate in extracurricular activities. Resume required.

Deadline: July 30

Forms: safa.uwaterloo.ca/forms/main/OPG.pdf


The Indigenous Education Network (IEN) - University of Toronto

 

Deadline: January 15th for the following September term.

The IEN is a self determining organization founded within OISE/UT in 1989 by Aboriginal students. It provides an Aboriginal presence at OISE/UT, and a forum for discussion on issues relating to Aboriginal education and research.

Aboriginal Scholarships

As an Aboriginal student (including Métis, Inuit, and Native) you are eligible to apply for the Aboriginal Scholarship of $11,500. Application forms are available by contacting the Financial Awards officer (Margaret Brennan) in the Graduate Studies office at:

Phone: (416) 923-6641 ext. 2650


Other Sources of Financial Support - University of Toronto

Deadline: Jan. 15th for the following September term.

Aboriginal students are encouraged to apply for Graduate Assistant positions at OISE/UT. These are part-time paid work positions generating approximately $8,000. per year. Application forms come with first-time enrollment packages or by contacting Margaret Brennan in Graduate Studies at OISE/UT. (416) 978-6641 ext. 2650.

There are other scholarships, bursaries, and awards you may be eligible toreceive. For further information:

Phone: (416) 923-6641 ext. 2286 (voicemail)
Fax: (416) 926-4749
E-mail: ien@oise.utoronto.ca

Web: www.oise.utoronto.ca/other/ien/ienpage.html

The Indigenous Education Network
Rm. 7-191 7th Floor 252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario



Saskatchewan Scholarships


AltaLink Aboriginal Scholarship Program

In 2007, AltaLink launched its aboriginal scholarship program. This scholarship program is designed to recognize the aboriginal community and offer financial assistance to aboriginal students attending post-secondary institutions by offering four $2,000 scholarships.

ELIGIBILITY:
This scholarship is open to all students who are Métis or members of Treaty 6, 7 or 8 and are currently enrolled in a post secondary institution.

HOW TO ENTER:
Applicants can enter one of two ways, online or by mail.
All applications must be received in full by November 30.

Online application
To apply online, applicants must fill out the online form please click here.

In addition to this application form, applicants must arrange to have a copy of their official transcripts sent to:
ATTN: Megan Wolfinger
AltaLink
2611 3rd Ave SE
Calgary AB, T2A 7W7

Mail application
To apply by mail, applicants must print off and fill out the scholarship application form from at this link. The form must then be mailed to Megan Wolfinger at AltaLink.

In addition to this application form, applicants must arrange to have a copy of their official transcripts sent to:
ATTN: Megan Wolfinger
AltaLink
2611 3rd Ave SE
Calgary AB, T2A 7W7

Official transcripts must be requested by you directly from your post-secondary institutions. Only official transcripts received directly from your post-secondary institution that are received no later than November 30, 2010 will be accepted. Only once we receive an application form and transcripts will an application be complete and considered eligible.

AltaLink will not be held liable for late, lost, delayed, not received, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, stolen, fraudulent, or illegible applications.

SCHOLARSHIPS:
A scholarships valued at $2,000 will be awarded to a student from each of Treaty 6, 7, 8 and Métis.

SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION:
Recipients will be selected in January of 2011 and will be directly notified. Only successful applicants will be notified.

Students will be selected for the awards based on financial need, scholastic achievement, community involvement and career and life goals.
Be sure to complete all the required questions and provide your official transcripts to us. A complete application will increase your chances of selection.

PRIVACY:
The information you are providing to AltaLink is being collected for the purpose of choosing a scholarship recipient. AltaLink will not rent or sell your personal information to any third party.

Information held by AltaLink will be protected in accordance with AltaLink's privacy policies. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Wolfinger at (403) 267-4292.

Application deadline is November 30, 2010.


Gabriel Dumont Institute - Métis Health and Wellness Scholarship

The Gabriel Dumont Institute, in partnership with the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan and the Métis National Council, is pleased to offer a unique funding opportunity for Métis students entering into, or already involved in, health related studies.

Applicants must be Métis, a Saskatchewan resident for at least one year, provide proof of acceptance to Dumont Technical Institute, Gabriel Dumont College, University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, SIAST, or a regional college, meet academic qualifications and include letters of support from a Métis community member and personal reference. Selected applicants will also have future plans to work with Métis, display elements of community involvement and leadership as well as a participation in Métis culture.

The application form is available on the Gabriel Dumont Institute website at: www.gdins.org.

For more information, please contact:

Jason (J.J.) Johnston, Coordinator
Métis Health and Wellness Scholarship Program
219 Robin Crescent
Saskatoon, SK S7L 6M8
Ph: 306-934-5927 Fax: 306-934-5928
Email: jason.johnston@gdi.gdins.org


Jake Mike Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by the children of the late Jacob G. Mike to assist students from any of the Saskatchewan First Nations who are pursuing a Degree or Diploma (minimum 2 years in length) from a post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan, and who are in their 1st year of studies.

Number of Scholarships: (4) at $500 each

Deadline date: June 30th

Scholarship selection date: July 15th

Eligibility: Enrolled in their post-secondary program of choice beginning Fall 2005, and have successfully completed their first year of full-time studies ending Spring 2006.
Must be a member of a Saskatchewan First Nation.

For application forms and/or more information:
Jake Mike Memorial Scholarship
c/o 234 Fisher Crescent
Saskatoon SK S7L 5C9

Email: distant.thunder1@hotmail.com

Selected applicants will be contacted first via telephone and then by mail.
A copy of proof of status, i.e. Treaty card, will be required prior to disbursement.
Be sure to inform us if your phone number or address changes. Thank you.


Morley Wood Memorial Scholarship for Aboriginal Female Students - University of Regina

To promote entry or advancement in a chosen program of studies at the University of Regina, the University of Saskatchewan or other post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan with recognized professional standing.

Value: Two scholarships of $600 each.

Eligibility: The contribution made by the individual in promoting Aboriginal women, financial need and academic standing are taken into consideration as follows:
. The applicant.s contribution in promoting Aboriginal women will be assessed. The Scholarship.s Review committee will look specifically at the individual's contribution in community-based or regional Aboriginal projects or programs which support the literacy, awareness or development of the economic independence of Aboriginal women. Information on the
applicant.s contribution in promoting Aboriginal women must be provided with the application.
. The program of studies being followed must enhance the professional skills of the applicant to promote further development in the Aboriginal community, specifically for Aboriginal women.
. Financial need.
. A minimum weighted average of 70%.

Duration: Annual.

Deadline: July 31 each year

University of Regina, Student Awards & Financial Aid
University of Saskatchewan
First Nations University of Canada
Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies & Applied Research
Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science & Technology (SIAST)
Saskatchewan regional and community colleges with recognized professional standing.


FSIN Senator Hilliard McNab CM Memorial Foundation and Scholarship Fund

Application deadline: Postmarked no later than July 31.

The Senator Hilliard McNab Foundation and Scholarship Fund was established after the death of Senator McNab, in commemoration of his interest in education and in young people.

Senator McNab was born on the Gordon Reserve in 1916, married the former Doris Anderson and raised his family on the Reserve. He served on the Council for over 32 years, 16 of those as Chief. He was a founding member of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, a charter member of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, and was instrumental in achieving the legislation that permitted Indian people to represent their bands on Provincial School Division Boards. He was awarded the Order of Canada for his work in all these areas and for the respect he won from politicians of all philosophies.

1. Award: $1,000.
2. Available to Treaty Indian Members of Saskatchewan Bands who have successfully completed two years or more of University, or comparable program, and are registered to continue. Students are eligible once during undergraduate and twice during graduate studies.
3. Complete transcript of post-secondary marks must accompany the letter of application.
4. Letter of application should include your Treaty number, band, a brief biography with some of your interests and activities, as well as a list of the subjects you are registering for in your next semester and confirmation of your intention to continue.
Mail your completed application to:

FSIN Senator Hilliard McNab CM
Memorial Foundation and Scholarship Fund
c/o Mrs. Irene Walter
Box 385
Punnichy, SK S0A 3C0

For more information contact Helen McNab at 835-2770
or Mrs. Walter at 835-2285


SaskPower Diversity Awards Program

Award description: There are two awards categories:

Entrance: up to seven awards will be presented in each academic year for students entering first-year studies.

Continuing: up to eight awards will be presented in each academic year for students entering second-year studies and beyond.

Award value is $1,500

Application deadline: No later than September 30.

Awards are presented on a one-time only basis and recipients may only receive one SaskPower post-secondary award during their studies.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a SaskPower Diversity Award, a student must:

* Be from one of the four designated/targeted groups as defined by Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.

* Be enrolled in a full-time certificate, diploma or degree program at an accredited post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan with preference given to programs related to the electrical industry which may include, but are not limited to, engineering, trades, technology and business programs.

* Be a Saskatchewan resident. (You are considered a Saskatchewan resident if any one of the following is true: you have always lived in Saskatchewan; you or your spouse filed a Saskatchewan income tax return for the last tax year; or, your parents filed a Saskatchewan tax return for the last tax year.)

Definitions of Diversity Groups: Eligible students must be from one of the four designated/targeted groups as defined by Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. Summaries of these are:

* Aboriginal people  For equity purposes, Aboriginal people are those who identify themselves as First Nations, Metis or Inuit.
* Visible minorities  This includes non-Aboriginal people of colour. Members of visible minorities may, for example, be persons of African, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islande, East Asian, West Asian, Arab or Latin American ancestry.
* Persons with disabilities  For equity purposes, persons with disabilities:
o a) have persistent physical, intellectual, mental, psychiatric, sensory or learning conditions that require a technical device and/or personal support or services which enable such persons to perform the essential functions of a job;
o b) require some form of accommodation such as extra rest breaks or time off/leave to obtain treatment as necessary, or modifications to the job responsibility, job site or work hours;
o and c) consider themselves, and believe an employer or potential employer would consider them, disadvantaged in finding, retaining or advancing in employment because of that condition.
* Women in under-represented occupations  This includes women entering a field of employment where positions held by women total less than 45 per cent.

Criteria for Selection: Award applicants will be evaluated based on:

* academic achievement;
* leadership qualities; and
* balanced lifestyle (i.e. community involvement, participation in extra-curricular activities).

Although students are eligible to apply for the SaskPower Diversity Awards Program and the SaskPower Scholarship Program, the same student cannot receive both awards.

Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

Application forms are available from SaskPower on-line at www.saskpower.com/awards


Weyerhaeuser Canada, Saskatchewan Division - Educational Awards Program

Number: Four, annually

Value:
$2,500 for University
$1,200 for Technical

Deadline: June 30

Eligibility: Applicant must be enrolled in a university or technical institute program that is relevant to Weyerhaeuser's Saskatchewan businesses, including but not limited to:
Forestry
Engineering
Accounting
Computer Science

Preference is given to individuals of Aboriginal ancestry, women in non-traditional roles, disabled persons and members of visible minorities.

Education Awards Program, Weyerhaeuser Canada
Saskatchewan Division
P.O. Box 1900
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan S6V 6J9

Fax: (306) 922-1371


SaskEnergy Aboriginal Scholarships

In support of Saskatchewan Aboriginal youth, SaskEnergy provides 14 post-secondary scholarships each year.

Students must attend Saskatchewan Indian federated College (SIFC), Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT), Gabriel Dumont Institute and Dumont Technical Institute.

Value: Varies from $1000 to $5,000

Eligibility: Aboriginal; Saskatchewan resident; Saskatchewan high school graduate; achieve 80% average in grades 11 and 12; demonstrate financial need; register full-time for the fall or winter semesters.

Phone: (306) 777-9079

Contact each institution for application forms.


City of Regina - Henry Baker Scholarships

The City of Regina offers nine scholarships to students at the University of Regina including two at FNUiv in Regina

Value: 6 @ $1000 and 3 @ $2,000

Eligibility: Varies

Deadline: May 31st

Information:
Phone: (306) 777-7000

Application form: www.regina.ca

Return completed application to:
City of Regina
Henry Baker Scholarship Program
PO Box 1790
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3C8


Fraser Scholarship - Moose Jaw School Division

To encourage an Aboriginal student from Moose Jaw Public School Division to pursue studies at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Value: Approximately $400

Eligibility: Native ancestry

Graduated from Moose Jaw Public School Division.
Entering first year at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: June 1 each year

Information:
Moose Jaw Public School Division
1075 9th Avenue NW
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 4J6
Phone: (306) 693-4631
Fax: (306) 694-4686


Eugene Lavallee Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 15

One valued at $500

Awarded in preference to First Nations students whose home community is in the Touchwood File Hills Qu'Appelle area. Subsequent preference will be given to First Nations students from Saskatchewan.

Award based on highest average marks and then based on experience in the field of addictions. In the event of two or more students having similar marks the scholarship will be awarded based on experience.

No student may be receive this scholarship two years consecutively.

Apply to:
Judie J. Birns, Executive Director
New Dawn Valley Centre
Box 400
Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan S0G 1S0


Cameco Northern Scholarship

Deadline June 30

Scholarships of up to $4,000 for university degree programs, up to $3,600 for technoical training at a recognized technical institute is available. Eligible individuals must have resided in the Northern Admninistration District of Saskatchewan for five (5) years immediately prior to application. Special consideration will be given to applicants pursuing careers related to some aspect of the mining industry.

Application forms are available from individual schools or Cameco's Norther Affairs office:

Cameco
Northern Affairs,
P.O. Box 1049,
LaRonge, Saskatchewan S0J 1L0


Cameco Scholarship

Deadline June 30

Several scholarships of $1,000 are provided annually to selected dependent children of regular Cameco employees, in recognition of the superior academic performance.

Manager, Compensation and Benefits,
Human Resources and Administration Division,
Cameco Corporation,
2121 11th Street West,
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7M 1J3.


SaskTel Scholarships and Bursaries

SaskTel Scholarship:

Every year, SaskTel awards eleven scholarships of $3,000 to post-secondary students in Saskatchewan. To be eligible, you must be a Saskatchewan resident; be enrolled in full-time studies related to telecommunications at a post-secondary education institution in Saskatchewan; have achieved a minimum average. SaskTel encourages students from employment equity groups to apply; however, scholarships are not limited to equity candidates.

Deadline to apply is September 15.

SaskTel and Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) Scholarship:
The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) and SaskTel jointly established six scholarships valued at $1500 to encourage Aboriginal students to pursue post-secondary education in fields directly related to telecommunications. There is an Entrance Scholarship for students who have successfully completed High School requirements or the Adult Secondary Education program and a Continuing Scholarship for students who successfully complete the first year of study of a two year diploma program. Check sasktel.com for all eligibility details.

Deadline to apply is November 1.

Visit www.sasktel.com/about-us for more information and to apply on-line.


Areva Resources Inc. Scholarships:

Deadline: June 30

Ten (10) $3,500 University and
Five (5) $4,000 Technical

Available annually to Northern Saskatchewan residents for courses of study of future benefit to the north.

Information and application forms:
Manager, Northern Affairs
Cogema Resources Inc.
P.O. Box 900, La Ronge, Saskatchewan S0J 1L0
Phone: (306) 425-6880
Fax: (306) 425-6886


Margaret M. Aikenhead Scholarship in Nursing:

An annual $500 award presented to a former resident and grade XII graduate,within the last seven years, from the Melfort Union Hospital Administrative area. As well, the successful completion of at least the 1st year and enrolled in at least the 2nd year of the Diploma Nursing program or enrolled in the 4th, or 5th of the Degree Program in a recognized School of Nursing. Further information and application forms available by contacting:

Executive Director,
Melfort Union Hospital,
Box 1480,
Melfort, Saskatchewan S0E 1A0


Northern Spirit Scholarship Program:

Deadline: June 30

Ten (10) $2,500 institute/university scholarships are available to permanent residents of Northern Saskatchewan applying or enrolled in a full-time program. Applicants must have a "B" academic average in most recent year completed and be enrolled in a program of benefit to Northern development.

Applications are available from and submitted by June 30

Northern Spirit Scholarship Program,
Northern Enterprise Fund Inc.
Box 220,
Beauval, Saskatchewan S0M 0G0
Email: nefi@sasktel.net
Toll Free: 1-800-864-3022
Phone: (306) 288-2258
Fax: (306) 288-4667



Napolean Lafontaine Scholarship Trust:

To encourage Saskatchewan Indian people to pursue full-time education training in fields related to the economic development of Aboriginal peoples.

The economic studies must contribute to:
. Entrepreneurial skills
. Administrative and management skills in both the private and public sectors
. Financial analysis
. Communication skills
. Organization and leadership
. Human resource development training.

Eligible academic disciplines include:
. Business administration
. Commerce
. Economics
. Marketing
. Personnel management
. Retail management
. Office administration
. Law
. Accountancy
. Political economy.

Entrance Scholarships

Value: Up to $300 for each eight-month period of full-time studies. The number of scholarships and amount depend on the number of applicants in
relation to the funds available.

Eligibility: Métis or Non-Status Indian.

Has resided in Saskatchewan for at least five years.
Enrolled in, or about to enroll in a diploma or certificate program from a recognized Canadian public or Aboriginal educational institution. The program must be at least eight months of full-time studies in an area related to economic development. Students who have not completed high school may apply if they have fulfilled the entrance requirements of the institution where they will be studying. Committed to working in an Aboriginal work environment on successful completion of his or her studies. Demonstrate a commitment to the needs of Aboriginal peoples. Achieve a B average in the most recent months of full-time studies, over a period of
12 consecutive months.

Duration: Annual.

Application Deadline: October 1 and May 1 each year.


 

Gabriel Dumont Graduation Scholarships

Value: Up to $200 for each year of full-time studies to a maximum of $1,000 for any one recipient.

Eligibility: Métis or Non-Status Indian.
Has resided in Saskatchewan for at least five years.
Completed a diploma, certificate or degree program at the Gabriel Dumont Institute which required a minimum of eight months of full-time study.
Enrolled in a public or Aboriginal education institution in Canada providing a recognized diploma, certificate or degree program. Nominated by Institute staff based on academic achievement, contribution to the student body and commitment to Aboriginal peoples. Achieve a B average in the most recent months of full-time studies.

Duration: N/A.
Application Deadline: Application not required.

 


Graduate Scholarships

Value: Up to $2,000 for each award period, granted on the basis of 12 consecutive months
of full-time studies.
The number of scholarships and the amount are determined by the number of applicants in relation to the available funds.

Eligibility: Métis or Non-Status Indian.
Has resided in Saskatchewan for at least five years.
Engaged in any graduate degree program at the masters or doctoral level or accepted into a masters or doctoral program at a recognized Canadian university. The major
research project or thesis must relate to the economic development of Aboriginal peoples. Committed to working in an Aboriginal work environment on successful completion of studies.
Demonstrate a commitment to the needs of Aboriginal peoples. Achieve a B average in the most recent months of full-time studies, over a period of 12 consecutive months.

Duration: Annual.
Masters applicants may receive two consecutive or non-consecutive awards. Doctoral applicants may receive three consecutive or non-consecutive awards.

Application Deadline: October 1 and May 1 each year.

 


Loan Remission Scholarships

Value: Not to exceed 50% of the outstanding loan balance to a maximum of $3,000. Will not be paid before the date on which interest on the outstanding loan becomes payable.

Eligibility: Métis or Non-Status Indian.
Has resided in Saskatchewan for at least five years.
Has an outstanding loan balance through the Canada Student Loan Program and/or Saskatchewan Student Loan Program after the receipt of any other loan remission awards available to the applicant through the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan.

Duration: N/A

Application Deadline: October 1 and May 1 each year.

 


Special Scholarships

Value: Varies depending on whether funds designated for other scholarships have been used or unanticipated revenues received.

Eligibility: Métis or Non-Status Indian.
Has resided in Saskatchewan for at least five years.
Enrolled in a public or Aboriginal educational institution in Canada providing a recognized diploma, certificate or degree program. Committed to the needs of Aboriginal people. Achieve a B average in the most recent eight months of full-time studies, over a period of 12 consecutive months.

Duration: N/A.
Application Deadline: Recipients may not be required to submit an application.


Undergraduate Scholarships

Value: Up to $500 for each eight-month period of full-time studies. Number of scholarships and amount determined by the number of applicants in relation to the funds available. An individual may receive up to three consecutive or non-consecutive undergraduate
scholarship awards.

Eligibility: Métis or Non-Status Indian.
Has resided in Saskatchewan for at least five years.
Completed a minimum of one academic year of full-time studies at a recognized Canadian public or Aboriginal educational institution. The program must be at least
eight months of full-time studies in an area related to economic development. Committed to the needs of Aboriginal peoples. Committed to working in an Aboriginal work environment on successful completion
of studies. Achieve a B average in the most recent eight months of full-time studies, over a
period of 12 consecutive months.

Duration: Annual

Application Deadline: October 1 and May 1 each year.

Information:
Napolean Lafontaine Scholarship Fund
Room 210 College West building
University of Regina
3737 Wescana Parkway
Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 347-4100
Fax: (306) 565-0809


Delta Catalytic Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

One (1) $2,000 University and
Two (2) $1,000 Technical

are available annually to Northern Saskatchewan residents willing to return to Northern Saskatchewan to practice or work. Send transcripts to Cogema Resources Inc. Must be a program of benefit to the north.

Manager, Northern Affairs
Cogema Resources Inc.
P.O. Box 900, La Ronge SK S0J 1L0


Bill Hanson Bursary/Scholarship Program
Sponsored by: Treeline Association of I.A.N.E.

Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry student enrolled in post-secondary or Adult Basic Education who has indicated a preference in commerce, bookkeeping, receptionist/secretarial, clerical accounting, business administration, accounting, or data entry

Value: Two at $150

Criteria: Have demonstrated proficiency in academics, involvement with extra-curricular activities and community volunteer organizations, leadership qualities, proven dedication and perseverance in overcoming educational barriers, intent on continuing studies at a recognized university or technical institute for the next academic year.

Deadline: May

Applications available from:
Vicki Drieger
Royal Bank
1135 Central Avenue
Prince Albert, SK

Fax: (306) 953-5766


Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Post-secondary Scholarships

Eligibility: Saskatchewan resident who is enrolled or about to be enrolled in full-time studies at a post-secondary education institute in Saskatchewan and must be taking a program related to the following: recreational and leisure studies; business administration; hospitality management; electronics and computer technologies; or communications.

Value: Six (6) $1000 scholarships for university degree programs; Eight $500 scholarships for certificate/diploma programs

Criteria: Selection criteria includes: education and career focus; academic standing; commitments to work, education, family and community; and financial need.

Deadline Date: May 31

Applications submitted to:
Saskatchewan Gaming
Scholarship Committee 3rd Floor,
1880 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 0B2


Donald R. Simmons Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Indian or Metis ancestry

Value: Two $500 awards

Criteria: Enrolled in first year of approved institution, Grade 12 graduate; General Proficiency Award applicants excluded

Deadline Date: October 15

Applications submitted to: Saskatchewan Education, Training and Employment

Student Financial Assistance Unit
Ground Floor, East Wing,
Walter Scott Building
305 Albert Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3V7


Gabriel Dumont Award
To assist Aboriginal students enrolled at the Kelsey Institute in furthering their education. One award is designated to each of the following divisions:

. Adult Basic Education (ABE)
. Industrial Engineering
. Health, Science and Community Services

Value: Three awards of $250 each

Eligibility: Aboriginal student enrolled in a full-time, on-campus program at Kelsey Campus. Academic achievement. Involvement in student life activities.
Participation in and contribution to the community.

Duration: Annual.

Deadline: May 31 each year for ABE.

February 28 each year for Industrial Engineering and Health, Science andCommunity Services.

Information:
Director, Student Awards
SIAST Kelsey Institute
P.O. Box 1520
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3R5

Scholarship Listings by School

Algoma University

Algoma University

Algoma University distributes over $400,000 in bursaries and scholarships each year to qualified students through the Financial Aid and Awards Office. Financial assistance is available to students from a variety of sources and is based on demonstrated unmet need as well as academic standing.

Scholarships are based primarily on academic merit.

Bursaries are based on some combination of financial need and academic standing.

An annual grant provides one scholarship of $2,000 to a dependent of a municipal employee who enrols in Algoma U for full-time (30 credits) studies. The candidate must have completed his or her qualifying requirements in the academic year prior to commencing studies at Algoma U, and must present an average of at least 80% on the 6 best U or M courses presented for admission. This scholarship is non-cumulative with the Algoma U Awards of Excellence, Edward & Frank McGrath Award, Carl J. Sanders, Peggy & Willmont MacDonnell, City of Sault Ste. Marie Admission Scholarships, Algoma U Achievement Scholarships, and the John R. Rhodes Scholarship.


John R. Rhodes Scholarship

Number of Awards: 1

Amount:$3000
Application Required?: Yes
Deadline: June 30
Renewable: Yes

The John R. Rhodes Scholarship was established in 1979 through generous donations from friends and family of the late John Rhodes. This scholarship, of $3,000 annually is offered to students entering their first year of university studies from secondary school who have demonstrated academic achievement and community leadership while involved in political, social, or academic activities. This scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years. The recipient must have completed all his or her qualifying requirements in the academic year prior to registering at Algoma U, and must enrol in 30 credits over 2 consecutive terms of study. To carry the scholarship in subsequent years, the recipient must maintain a minimum average of 80% each academic year on 30 credits taken in two consecutive terms. The John R. Rhodes scholarship is non-cumulative with the Algoma U Awards of Excellence, Edward & Frank McGrath Award, Carl J. Sanders, Peggy & Willmont MacDonnell, City of Sault Ste. Marie Admission Scholarships, and the Algoma U Achievement Scholarships.


Algoma University Alumni Entrance Award I

Number of Awards: 1
Amount:$2000
Application Required?: Yes
Deadline: June 30
Renewable: Yes

A scholarship of up to $2,000 is given to the child of an Algoma U alumni with the highest average on the 6 best U or M courses presented for admission. Application required.


Algoma University Alumni Entrance Award II

Number of Awards: 1
Amount:$2000
Application Required?: Yes
Deadline: June 30
Renewable: Yes

A scholarship of up to $2,000 is given to a mature student, now enrolled in the first year of full time studies, who has been away from formal education for at least 5 years.


Algoma University Alumni Entrance Award III

Number of Awards: 1
Amount:$2000
Application Required?: No
Deadline: N/A
Renewable: Yes

A scholarship of up to $2,000 is given to a student transferring to Algoma U under a college articulation agreement who has the highest GPA in the last full year of their college program.


Algoma University Alumni Entrance Award IV

Number of Awards

: 1
Amount
:$2000
Application Required?: Yes
Deadline: June 30
Renewable: No


The Robert Belair Memorial Fund

Number of Awards

: 1
Amount
:$1000
Application Required?: No
Deadline: N/A
Renewable: Yes

St Marys Paper and its employees have established two scholarships in memory of Algoma U alumnus the late Robert Belair, an employee of St Marys Paper. One award of $1,000 is given to the student entering the first year of studies in the BBA program with the highest average on the 6 best U or M courses presented for admission.


Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary Award

Application Required?: Yes
Deadline: April 30

Recipients of the awards shall be members of the Métis Community within the meaning of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) as described in the 1997/98 Regional Bilateral Agreement executed by Human Resources Development Canada and the MNO on the 27th of November 1996. Applicants must show financial need and be in good academic standing. Endowed.


Anishinaabe Students Assistance Fund

Application Required?: Yes
Deadline: April 30

This endowed fund provides bursary awards of up to $500 to Anishinaabe (First Nation, Métis, or Inuit) students in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need. Endowed.


Shingwauk Anishinaabe Student Association International Scholarship

The Shingwauk Anishinaabe Student Association International Scholarship provides one annual award of $600 to an international student in the 2nd year of full-time studies at Algoma University with the highest average overall. Endowed.

Number of Awards: 1
Amount:$600
Application Required?: Yes
Deadline: April 30


Algoma University
1520 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 2G4

Inquire: awards@algomau.ca

Main Phone: 705-949-2301
Toll Free: 1-888-ALGOMA-U (1-888-254-6628)
Fax: 705-949-6583
www.algomau.ca

 

Brandon University

Scholarships offered by Brandon University

Ms Janet Omstead Wood
Senate Awards Office
Brandon University
270 - 18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9

Phone: (204) 727-9737
Fax: (204) 727-4072
Email: wood@brandonu.ca


Louis Riel Scholarships at Brandon University

Are awarded to entering or returning students of Brandon University who are Manitoba residents of Métis status and who demonstrate strong academic potential. As part of their application, applicants must provide a letter stating they are either members of the Manitoba Métis Federation or are eligible for membership in the Manitoba Métis Federation.

Applicants who are offered a scholarship must register as full-time students at Brandon University. Students may appeal to defer taking up the award for up to 12 months upon written request to the Scholarship Committee. Students may apply and be considered for this award more than once. Scholarship holders must achieve satisfactory academic progress at Brandon University. A minimum cumulative g.p.a. of 2.5 (letter grade C+) is required to receive the award. Funds from these scholarships are disbursed in two installments, the first half normally in September and the second half in January. Retention of the second installment is conditional upon the recipient's maintenance of a satisfactory academic performance (C+ cumulative average).

Value: Up to 6 awards per year, value $1500 each.


Xerox Canada Award - Brandon University

Value: $2450

To be awarded to a Native Canadian student who has registered in a Business Administration course(s) during Regular Session. The recipient may either be an entering or returning student.

Deadline: May 11th annually.


Isabelle Douglas Estate Scholarships - Brandon University

Value: 4 x $310

To be awarded to a Second or Third Year student proceeding into Third or Fourth Year studies in any degree program at Brandon University being taken on or off campus. Eligible students must be all or part Manitoba Indian ancestry.

Deadline: May 11th annually.


MTS Bursaries for Aboriginal Students - Brandon University

To be awarded to Aboriginal students taking courses in Computer Science or Business Administration. In the event that there are no qualified applicants in these areas, the award will be granted to an Aboriginal student in a Science program.

Deadline: May 11th beginning in 2002.


Donna and Bill Parrish Scholarship for Aboriginal Students - Brandon University

To be awarded to an Aboriginal student of strong academic merit enrolled in full-time study at Brandon University.

Deadline is May 11th, beginning in 2002.


Dr. Wilfred W. McCutcheon Scholarship in Education (Aboriginal Student) - Brandon University

Value: $1,000

This scholarship is to be awarded, upon application, to an Aboriginal student in the Faculty of Education who is entering the final year of a Bachelor of Education (A.D.) and who demonstrates a combination of outstanding academic achievement, excellence in leadership ability on campus or in the community, and professional promise in classroom teaching. The student must have a minimum 3.5 g.p.a. in the pre-award year and provide two letters of recommendation from the Dean and/or members of the Faculty of Education.

Deadline: May 11th annually.


John & Kay Findlay Scholarship in Native Studies - Brandon University

Value: $900

Awarded to a Canadian First Nations or Metis student proceeding to Third or Fourth Year who has or will have satisfied at least the requirement for a minor in Native Studies at Brandon University.

Deadline: May 11th annually.

Ms Janet Omstead Wood
Senate Awards Office
Brandon University
270 - 18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9

Phone: (204) 727-9737
Fax: (204) 727-4072
Email: wood@brandonu.ca

Camosun College

Camosun College - Victoria, BC

The Dorothy Price Treasure Box

The Tsa Qwa Supp Award for Nuu-cha-nulth Students

Saanich Indian School Board/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award

The Saanich Indian School Board Award for Camosun College Students

Cowichan Trading Company Award

The Allen and Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation Bursary for First Nations Health and Human Services Students

The Songhees Nation/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award

The Eulau Howard Memorial Award for Camosun College First Nations Students

The Victoria Native Friendship Centre/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award

The Winona Wood Award for First Nations Women

Please send or drop off completed applications to:
First Nations Education and Services,
Ewing Building, Room 272
Camosun College,
3100 Foul Bay Road,
Victoria, BC V8P 5J2

Phone (250) 370-3299
Fax (250) 370-3291



The Dorothy Price Treasure Box
Awards for First Nations Students at Camosun College

Mrs. Dorothy Price, who lived in Victoria, recognized the needs of Aboriginal people who are seeking education to benefit their lives and their communities. In 1997 at her passing, she left a very generous gift to Camosun College to support Aboriginal students.

In many First Nations traditions there is a Treasure Box of precious gifts. To honour Mrs. Price's wishes, Camosun College has developed the Dorothy Price Treasure Box of Awards for First Nations students. The awards that have been established recognize the four parts of human beings: the intellectual; the physical; the spiritual; and the emotional.

Intellectual:
First Nations Studies Achievement Award:

Award presented to the highest achieving student in a First Nations program at Camosun College. Only those students considered full-time by Camosun College are eligible. Students do not apply for this award. Recipients will be chosen based on Grade Point Average in an academic year in a First Nations-specific program.

Yaay'us ("Working" in Hul'qumi'num') Award:

Provides tuition for a First Nations student to take a short-term career-enhancement program or course at Camosun College. Students may apply for this award throughout the year through the First Nations Education and Services office.

 
Physical:
Mino-Ayaa ("Being Well" in Ojibwe) Wellness Award

Award presented to a First Nations students who has achieved or demonstrated exceptional commitment to physical well-being. Students apply for this award through the First Nations Education and Services office.

Application deadline is January 21.

Spiritual:
Treasure Box Award in Memory of James Dick

Award presented to a First Nations student who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to culture and community contribution. Students apply for this award through the First Nations Education and Services office.

Application deadline is January 21.

Emotional:
Sheli/ten ("Spirit of Mother" in Lekwungen) Award

Emergency assistance for students facing unforeseen circumstances that may seriously impact their success in education. The First Nations Education and Services office will determine recipients.

Deld'alus TE Ten ("The Arms of Mother" in Sencoten) Award

Award to provide assistance to First Nations students who both study and have primary parental responsibilities. Students apply for this award through the First Nations Education and Services office.

Application deadline is January 21.

The Dorothy Price Treasure Box of Awards is jointly administered through the Camosun College First Nations Education and Services office and the College Foundation. Recipients must attend Camosun College.


The Tsa Qwa Supp Award for Nuu-cha-nulth Students

The purpose of the Tsa Qwa Supp Award is to encourage and provide financial support to Nuu-cha-nulth students who are pursuing professional careers and are studying at Camosun College. The scholarship was developed in 1999 and was a gift from Tsa Qwa Supp (Art Thompson) and BC Hydro. We honour Tsa Qwa Supp's memory and generosity.

Deadline is April 15

The award comes from proceeds of the sale of a limited-edition serigraph of the Tate family curtain which served as a centerpiece to the Out of the Mist Huupukwanum-Tupaat: Treasures of the Nuu-chah-nulth Chiefs exhibit at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria. Tsa Qwa Supp was commissioned to re-create the Tate family curtain and render the design of the serigraph. BC Hydro financed the commission and the production of the prints.

The fund is managed by the Camosun College Foundation and disbursement of awards is administered through the Camosun College First Nations Education and Services office. Recipients are expected to attend an awards ceremony in Victoria.

Criteriua
1. Applicants must be full-time Camosun College students who have completed at least two full terms of post-secondary study with a GPA of at least 3.0;
2. Applicants must attach a record of grades or transcript from the previous two semesters;
3. Applicants must be attached by ancestry and identity to the Nuu-cha-nulth Nation, including the Ahousaht, Ehattesaht, Hupacasath, Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h', Mowachuht/Muchalaht, Huu-ay-aht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Toquaht, Ucluelet, Ditidaht, Hesquiaht, Nuchatlaht, Tseshaht, Uchucklesath, Pacheedaht and Makah Tribes;
4. Applicants must include a short (250-300 word) essay discussing their goals an daspirations, their reasons for applying for this award, and their ties with the Nuu-chah-nulth people;
5. Applicants must include a letter of reference from a community member, instructor, advisor, or employers. Letters should not be from immediate family members;
6. Only completed applications will be considered.

The TSA QWA SUPP Award is awarded annually in amounts of not less than $500.


Saanich Indian School Board/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award

The Saanich Indian School Board/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award was made on the occasion of the ceremonial re-signing of the Affiliation Agreement, January 24, 2006. The purpose of the award is to encourage Saanich students who are working towards strong achievement in their studies, and to consider their future contributions to their community.

Deadline is April 21

The bursary will be awarded to (one) student from the Tsawout, Tsartlip, Pauquachin or Tseycum Nations who has demonstrated commitment to Community, Leadership and Volunteer work. Recipients are expected to attend the college awards ceremony at which the Songhees Nation/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award will be presented.

Criteria
1. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time Camosun College; and
2. Applications must a member of the WSANEC Nation (Tsawout, Tsartlip, Pauquachin or Tseycum); and
3. Applicants must have a satisfactory record of achievement in the past academic year; and
4. Applicants must provide permission for the First Nations Education and Services office to check their Fall and Winter semester grades; and
5. Applicants must write a letter that describes their work or involvement in community leadership roles, activities, and volunteer experience; and
6. Applicants must include a letter of reference from a community member (non-family) or a teacher; and
7. Recipients are expected to attend the college awards ceremony at which the Saanich Indian School Board/Camosun College Affiliation Award will be presented; and
8. Only complete applications will be considered.


The Saanich Indian School Board Award for Camosun College Students

The award is meant to encourage students who are funded by the Saanich Indian School Board to achieve well in their studies, and to consider their future contributions to their communities.

Deadline is April 15

Criteria

1. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students at Camosun College.
2. Applicants must be eligible to be funded by the Saanich Indian School Board.
3. Applicants must provide permission for the First Nations Education and Services office to check their Fall and Winter semester grades.
4. Applicants must write a letter that describes their educational goals, and considers how their education might benefit their community.
5. Recipients are expected to attend the college awards ceremony in which the Saanich Indian School Board Award for Camosun College students will be presented.
6. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Saanich Indian School Board Award for Camosun College Students is awarded annually in amounts of $500.


Cowichan Trading Company Award
 
THE COWICHAN TRADING COMPANY, LOCATED IN VICTORIA, BC, HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS SINCE 1966. IT STARTED AS A SMALL TRADING DEPOT WHERE NATIVE ARTISANS WOULD SUPPLY CARVINGS AND HANDMADE COWICHAN SWEATERS. IT HAS NOW EXPANDED TO THREE LOCATIONS. THIS AWARD GIVES BACK TO THE FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING AN ANNUAL GIFT TO AN OUTSTANDING STUDENT.
THE AWARD IS PROVIDED TO FIRST NATIONS STUDENTS AT CAMOSUN COLLEGE WHO ARE IN PROGRAMS THAT WILL PREPARE THEM TO SERVE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES. RECIPIENTS WILL BE THOSE STUDENTS WHO BEST EXEMPLIFY THE VALUES OF THOSE PROGRAMS.

Criteria
1. First Nations ancestry and enrolled in First Nations Family support worker program, or in its absense, another program that prepares students to serve children and families in First Nations communities
2. Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory educational achievement and provide proof of current registration in or acceptance to a Health and Human Services program at Camosun College.
3. Applicants must include a letter which describes their education and employment goals, and how they plan to use their education to benefit other people.
4. Applicants must include a letter of recommendation from their community, or from an educator, attesting to their aptitude to work in a health and human services field.
5. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
6. Only complete applications will be considered.
2. SATISFACTORY RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT WHILE AT CAMOSUN COLLEGE.
3. DEMONSTRATED CULTURAL AND PERSONAL GROWTH WHILE IN THE PROGRAM.
4. DEMONSTRATED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ATTITUDE CONSISTENT WITH THE TEACHINGS OF THE PROGRAM.
5. DEMONSTRATED ABILITY TO CREATE AND SUPPORT COMMUNITY AMONGST STUDENTS IN THE PROGRAM.
6. RECOMMENDATION FROM PRACTICUM OR FIELD SUPERVISOR.

THERE IS NO APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE COWICHAN TRADING COMPANY AWARD. THE RECIPIENT WILL BE CHOSEN BY A PANEL COMPOSED OF STAFF AND FACULTY WHO WORK CLOSELY WITH STUDENTS WHO MAY BE RECIPIENTS OF THE AWARD. THE PANEL WILL SEEK THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE FIELD SUPERVISOR.

The award is administered through the Camosun College Foundation and First Nations Education and Services Department.


The Allen and Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation Bursary for First Nations Health and Human Services Students

established in September 2004. The purpose of the Bursary is to assist and support First Nations students who are enrolled in or entering Health and Human Services programs. Priority will be given to those students who have applied for and are qualified for programs covered under the First Nations Limited Priority Admissions process. Students in other Health and Humans Services programs may also apply for this Award.

Applicants must include a self-written letter describing their education and employment goals, and how they plan to use their education to benefit other people. Applicants must also include a reference letter from their community or from an educator attesting to their aptitude for working in a health and human services field.

The Award is jointly administered through the Camosun College Foundation and the First Nations Education and Services office. Recipients must be attending or accepted to a Health and Human Services program at Camosun College.

Deadline is August 21.

Criteria
1. Applicants must demonstrate First Nations ancestry.
2. Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory educational achievement and provide proof of current registration in or acceptance to a Health and Human Services program at Camosun College.
3. Applicants must include a letter which describes their education and employment goals, and how they plan to use their education to benefit other people.
4. Applicants must include a letter of recommendation from their community, or from an educator, attesting to their aptitude to work in a health and human services field.
5. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
6. Only complete applications will be considered.

If you have questions about the award or how to apply for it please contact the First Nations Education and Services office at (250) 370-3299.

The Allen and Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation Bursary for First Nations Health and Human Services Students will be awarded annually in amounts of not less than $750. The first bursaries will be given out after September 2005.


The Songhees Nation/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award

was made on the occasion of the ceremonial signing of the Affiliation Agreement, June 21, 2005.

The purpose of the award is to encourage Songhees students who are working towards strong achievement in their studies, and to consider their future contributions to their community.

Recipients are expected to attend the college awards ceremony at which the Songhees Nation/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award will be presented.

Deadline is April 21.

Criteria
1. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time Camosun College; and
2. Applications must be funded by the Songhees Nation; and
3. Applicants must have a satisfactory record of achievement in the past academic year; and
4. Applicants must provide permission for the First Nations Education and Services office to check their Fall and Winter semester grades; and
5. Applicants must write a letter that describes their educational goals, and considers how their education might benefit their community; and
6. Applicants must include a letter of reference from a community member (non-family) or a teacher; and
7. Recipients are expected to attend the college awards ceremony at which the Songhees Nation/Camosun College Affiliation Award will be presented; and
8. Only complete applications will be considered.


The Eulau Howard Memorial Award for Camosun College First Nations Students

was established by Mr. Art Howard in memory of his wife Eulau to encourage First Nations students studying at Camosun College. Mr. Howard wanted recipients of this award to be community-minded individuals who are pursuing education that will result in a career. Applicants' community service and financial need will be given serious consideration.
The award is administered through the Camosun College First Nations Education and Services office. Recipients are expected to attend a ceremony to receive their awards.

Deadline is January 21

Criteria
1. Applicants must be of First Nations ancestry and must be enrolled as full-time students at Camosun College.
2. Applicants must have a satisfactory record of achievement at Camosun College and include a record of marks and proof of current registration in their application.
3. Applicants must include a self-written letter outlining educational goals, employment aspirations, and community involvement and service.
4. Applications must include a letter of recommendation from a First Nations organization, teacher, or community group that attests to and gives examples of the applicant's commitment to community work.
5. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Eulau Howard Memorial Award is awarded annually in amounts of not less than $400 each.


The Victoria Native Friendship Centre/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award

was made on the occasion of the ceremonial signing of the Affiliation Agreement, November 14, 2005.

The purpose of the award is to encourage students who are funded by the Victoria Native Friendship Centre to work towards strong achievement in their studies, and to consider their future contributions to their community.

Recipients are expected to attend the college awards ceremony at which the Victoria Native Friendship Centre/Camosun College Affiliation Agreement Award will be presented.

Deadline is April 21.

Criteria
1. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time Camosun College students; and
2. Applications must be funded by the Victoria Native Friendship Centre; and
3. Applicants must have a satisfactory record of achievement in the past academic year; and
4. Applicants must provide permission for the First Nations Education and Services office to check their Fall and Winter semester grades; and
5. Applicants must write a letter that describes their educational goals, and considers how their education might benefit their community; and
6. Applicants must include a letter of reference from a community member (non-family) or a teacher; and
7. Recipients are expected to attend the college awards ceremony at which the Victoria Native Friendship Centre/Camosun College Affiliation Award will be presented; and
8. Only complete applications will be considered.


The Winona Wood Award for First Nations Women

was established in 1993 by Miss Winona Wood. Miss Wood has been a supporter of women's rights since the 1930's. The purpose of the award is to assist and encourage First Nations women who are seeking education or training that will lead to employment or self-employment. Miss Wood wished to support First Nations women who are in need and whose career plans include helping and working with others.

Deadline is January 21.

The award was originally called "CENANELEN," which is translated to "it is helper, it is support" in SENCOTEN, the language of the WSANEC, one of the traditional peoples of the Camosun College region. In 2004 the award was renamed for its benefactor.

The award is administered through the Camosun College First Nations Education and Services office. Recipients must be students at Camosun College and are expected to attend an awards ceremony.

Criteria
1. Applicants must demonstrate financial need
2. Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory educational achievement and provide proof of current registration at Camosun College.
3. Applicants must include a letter which states the applicant's plans after completion of studies.
4. Applicants must include a letter of recommendation from a First Nations organization or an educational institution.
Only complete applications will be considered.

The Winona Wood Award is provided annually in amounts of not less than $500 each.

Please send or drop off completed applications to:
First Nations Education and Services,
Ewing Building, Room 272
Camosun College,
3100 Foul Bay Road,
Victoria, BC V8P 5J2

Phone (250) 370-3299
Fax (250) 370-3291

Confederation College

Confederation College:

Fort William First Nation Student Excellence Award

Metis Nation of Ontario Scholarship

Ontario Power Generation/Negahneewin Incentive Award

Thunder Bay Children's Services Foundation Award

Mae Katt "Premier's Award" Bursary

Medical Services Branch, Ontario Region Health Canada Award

Oshki Anishnawbeg Student Association "Giinisidynago" Award

Bristol Aerospace Ltd. Scholarship

Ontario Power Generation Award


Information:
Diane Boyer
Student Finance
Phone: (807) 475-6185
Email: dboyer@confederationc.on.ca


Fort William First Nation Student Excellence Award

Value: Two at $400

Awarded to students from the Fort William First Nation in any college program on the basis of merit, grade point average of 3.00 or greater, involvement in college and or community and financial need. A brief essay is required describing college/community involvement and career goals.

Selected in consultation with Aboriginal Support Services and the Education Officer of Fort William First Nation. (Attach essay)


Métis Nation of Ontario Scholarship

Value: To be determined annually

Awarded to students from any program who are members of the Metis community in Ontario; have at least one grandparent who is or was an Aboriginal person and not registered as an Indian under the Indian Act, or as an Inuk on an Inuit Registry, or members of the Ontario Metis and Aboriginal Association on the basis of financial need. (A separate application available through the Student Finance Office is required)


Ontario Power Generation/Negahneewin Incentive Award

Value: Five at $1000

Awarded to students of aboriginal ancestry on the basis of academic achievement, involvement in internal and extra-curricular activities. Students must be in Aboriginal Transition, Engineering Technology or related technical programs, Business Administration or related management programs. (A separate application form available through the Student Finance Office is required)


Thunder Bay Children's Services Foundation Award

Value: Two at $350

Awarded to first year students from either Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker or Office Administration General programs on the basis of financial need and academic achievement. One bursary will be awarded to a student of Aboriginal ancestry. (Attach proof of ancestry i.e. status card)


Mae Katt "Premier's Award" Bursary

Value: One at $500

Awarded to a Nursing student on the basis of financial need. Student must be of aboriginal ancestry. (Attach proof of ancestry i.e. status card)


Medical Services Branch, Ontario Region Health Canada Award

Value: To be determined yearly

Awarded to First Nations' Nursing, Practical Nursing or Medical Radiation Technology students on the basis of financial need. (Attach proof of First Nations' status i.e. status card)


Oshki Anishnawbeg Student Association "Giinisidynago" Award

Value: Three at $100

Awarded to aboriginal students who exhibit a positive role model for other aboriginal students, show a keen interest and involvement in college activities and a grade point average of 2.75 or greater.


Awards that are not specific to Aboriginal but are for equity groups which include women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minority. These awards are not open to application, but are chosen by consultation with faculty.

Bristol Aerospace Ltd. Scholarship

Value One at $400

Awarded to a member of an employment equity group (women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minority) who is a third year Aviation Manufacturing Engineering Technology student on the basis of academic merit, leadership qualities and faculty recommendation.


Ontario Power Generation Award

Value: One at $1000

Awarded to a member of an employment equity group (women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minority) who has completed one year of Electrical/Electronics/Instrumentation Technician or a Technology program on the basis of academic achievement (minimum B average);strong oral and written communication skills; demonstrated leadership ability; involvement in extra-curricular activities; will not be receiving more than one award of equal or greater value in his/her second year; legally eligible to work in Canada upon completion of his/her program. Selected in consultation with program faculty.

Information:
Diane Boyer
Student Finance
Phone: (807) 475-6185
Email: dboyer@confederationc.on.ca BACKTOP Metis Nation of Ontario Scholarship Value: To be determined annually Awarded to students from any program who are members of the Metis community in Ontario; have at least one grandparent who is or was an Aboriginal person and not registered as an Indian under the Indian Act, or as an Inuk on an Inuit Registry, or members of the Ontario Metis and Aboriginal Association on the basis of financial need. (A separate application available through the Student Finance Office is required) Information: Diane Boyer Student Finance Phone: (807) 475-6185 Email: dboyer@confederationc.on.ca BACKTOP Ontario Power Generation/Negahneewin Incentive Award Value: Five at $1000 Awarded to students of aboriginal ancestry on the basis of academic achievement, involvement in internal and extra-curricular activities. Students must be in Aboriginal Transition, Engineering Technology or related technical programs, Business Administration or related management programs. ( A separate application form available through the Student Finance Office is required) Information: Diane Boyer Student Finance Phone: (807) 475-6185 Email: dboyer@confederationc.on.ca BACKTOP Thunder Bay Children's Services Foundation Award Value: Two at $350 Awarded to first year students from either Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker or Office Administration General programs on the basis of financial need and academic achievement. One bursary will be awarded to a student of aboriginal ancestry. (Attach proof of ancestry i.e. status card) Information: Diane Boyer Student Finance Phone: (807) 475-6185 Email: dboyer@confederationc.on.ca BACKTOP Mae Katt "Premier's Award" Bursary Value: One at $500 Awarded to a Nursing student on the basis of financial need. Student must be of aboriginal ancestry. (Attach proof of ancestry i.e. status card) Information: Diane Boyer Student Finance Phone: (807) 475-6185 Email: dboyer@confederationc.on.ca BACKTOP Medical Services Branch, Ontario Region Health Canada Award Value: To be determined yearly Awarded to First Nations' Nursing, Practical Nursing or Medical Radiation Technology students on the basis of financial need. (Attach proof of First Nations' status i.e. status card) Information: Diane Boyer Student Finance Phone: (807) 475-6185 Email: dboyer@confederationc.on.ca BACKTOP Oshki Anishnawbeg Student Association "Giinisidynago" Award Value: Three at $100 Awarded to aboriginal students who exhibit a positive role model for other aboriginal students, show a keen interest and involvement in college activities and a grade point average of 2.75 or greater. Information: Diane Boyer Student Finance Phone: (807) 475-6185 Email: dboyer@confederationc.on.ca BACKTOP Awards that are not specific to aboriginal but are for equity groups which include women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minority. These awards are not open to application, but are chosen by consultation with faculty. Bristol Aerospace Ltd. Scholarship Value One at $400 Awarded to a member of an employment equity group (women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minority) who is a third year Aviation Manufacturing Engineering Technology student on the basis of academic merit, leadership qualities and faculty recommendation. Information: Diane Boyer Student Finance Phone: (807) 475-6185 Email: dboyer@confederationc.on.ca BACKTOP Ontario Power Generation Award Value: One at $1000 Awarded to a member of an employment equity group (women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minority) who has completed one year of Electrical/Electronics/Instrumentation Technician or a Technology program on the basis of academic achievement (minimum B average);strong oral and written communication skills; demonstrated leadership ability; involvement in extra-curricular activities; will not be receiving more than one award of equal or greater value in his/her second year; legally eligible to work in Canada upon completion of his/her program. Selected in consultation with program faculty. Information: Diane Boyer Student Finance Phone: (807) 475-6185 Email: dboyer@confederationc.on.ca BACKTOP">dboyer@confederationc.on.ca

 

First Nations University of Canada

First Nations University of Canada students are eligible for all awards offered by the First Nations University of Canada and the University of Regina.

Application forms for First Nations University of Canada awards are available from the First Nations University of Canada Student Success Services. General inquiries should be directed to:

First Nations University of Canada Scholarship Committee
1 First Nations Way
Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 7K2

Phone: 306 790-5950, ext. 3100
Fax: 306 790-5996

Web site: www.firstnationsuniversity.ca

 


 

Henry Baker Scholarships - City of Regina

The City of Regina offers six scholarships to students at the University of Regina including one at SIFC in Regina

Value: 2 @ $1000 and 4 @ $2,000

Eligibility: Varies

Deadline: August 1st

Information:
Phone: (306) 777-7800

Application form: www.cityregina.com

Return completed application to:
City of Regina
Public Affairs Division
City Hall, 14 th Floor
P. O. Box 1790
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3C8


Albert Bellegarde Memorial Scholarship

Ayahkamimakan Pimatisiwin (Life Continues) Bursary

Bobby Bird Memorial Scholarship

CIC Aboriginal Bursary

Cree Language Incentive Award

Dr. Margaret P. Hess Award              
                                                                     
Gary Bosgoed Scholarship for Aboriginals in Engineering                                     

Dr. Oliver Brass Graduate Studies Award

Drs. Lewis and Elisabeth Brandt Scholarship

First Nations University of Canada Board of Governors
Graduate Entrance Scholarship

First Nations University of Canada (Molson) Entrance Scholarship

Grain Services Union Bursary

Hudson's Bay Company Student Achievement Award for Excellence

Indian Artist Award

Information Systems Management (ISM) Scholarship

Jack Adelman Scholarship

Jean Shoebridge Memorial Book Prize

John B. Tootoosis Scholarship

Library Book Award

Many Nations/Maritime Life Assurance Award

Margaret & Clare Sherrard Friendship Scholarship

Mary Ahenakew Memorial Scholarship Award

Meyers Norris Penny LLP Scholarship

Public History Award

Saskatchewan Health Bursary Program

SaskEnergy Scholarship

Sasktel Scholarship                                                                                                   

SGI Stan Hamilton Scholarship

Sharon Carrier Convocation Award

Solomon Mosquito Scholarship in English

Talisman Energy Aboriginal Award

TD Bursary Program

Wendy Swenson Memorial Scholarship

Weyerhaeuser Community Education Award  

Xerox Aboriginal Scholarship Program

 

First Nations University of Canada students are eligible for all awards offered by the First Nations University of Canada and the University of Regina.

Application forms for First Nations University of Canada awards are available from the First Nations University of Canada Student Success Services. General inquiries should be directed to:

First Nations University of Canada Scholarship Committee
1 First Nations Way
Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 7K2

Phone: 306 790-5950, extension 3100
Fax: 306 790-5996
Web site: www.firstnationsuniversity.ca

Grant MacEwan University

Grant McEwan University

Grant MacEwan
University Foundation

Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary

Sylvia Schulze Memorial Bursary for Alex Taylor School

Alberta Indian Arts and Craft Society Scholarship

Alberta Health Careers Bursary

Aboriginal Leadership Development Awards

Canative Housing Corp. Award

CFCW Ltd. Scholarships

92.5 CKNG FM Scholarship

Claudette Rendall Award

CN Bursary

Dreamcatcher Scholarship

Eagle Feather Award

Oldies 1260 CFRN/CFRB-The Bear Scholarship

Robert Markle Scholarship

Social Services Bursary Program

 

Information:
Student Awards Office
Student Advising Centre
Room 7-112A City Centre Campus
Grant MacEwan University
P.O.Box 1796
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2P2
Phone: (780) 497-5063


Grant MacEwan University Foundation - Alberta

Deadline for application June 15 for following academic year

Aboriginal business Leadership Award

Value: Four (4) awards of $1,500 each

Value: Two scholarships of $1,000.

This scholarship is awarded to a promising young Alberta Indian artist who has shown excellence or creativity in his or her work.

Eligibility: Applicants may submit one to five slides of different works (any medium). Submissions should be accompanied by a resume.

Deadline: January 21


Alberta Health Careers Bursary - Grant MacEwan University

Value: Twenty scholarships totalling $12,000.

Eligibility: Applicants must: be Indian (Status or Non-Status),Inuit or Metis; have resided in Alberta for the last three years; have completed at least one year of post-secondary study in a health care field; demonstrate financial need;and have maintained full-time enrollment (60%of a full course load)and passing marks in all courses in their previous year of study.

Deadline: May 15


Aboriginal Leadership Development Awards - Grant MacEwan University

Value: One award of $1,500.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Aboriginal students attending a public post-secondary institution, and be enrolled in a program leading to a certificate, diploma or degree in a business or commerce program. First priority is given to self-employed Aboriginal students, second priority to mature Aboriginal students, and third priority to Aboriginal students attending a post-secondary institution.

Deadline: June 15


Canative Housing Corp. Award - Grant MacEwan University

Value: Various awards of up to $2,500.

Eligibility: Awarded to students of Métis ancestry who attend Grant MacEwan Community College. Students must display an above-average academic standing and present financial need. The Student Resource Centre recommends students to
the Canative Housing Corporation Board. Board members choose the most appropriate recipients.

Deadline: September 20


CFCW Ltd. Scholarships - Grant MacEwan University

Value: One scholarship of $1,000.

Eligibility: Awarded to a Native Communications student who achieves the highest percentage in NC213.3 (Journalism).

Information:
No application required. Recipient is chosen by the Native Communications Program.


92.5 CKNG FM Scholarship - Grant MacEwan University

Value: Four scholarships of $500.

Eligibility: Awarded to Native Communications students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.

Information:
No application required. Recipients are chosen by the Native Communications Program.


Claudette Rendall Award - Grant MacEwan University

Value: One award of $75.

Eligibility: Awarded to one student registered in the Ben Calf Robe Program who: displays dedication to his or her studies; shows enthusiasm for learning; perseveres in math; is a positive role model for other students; completes assignments in a timely fashion; displays practical application of math in daily life; and demonstrates good attendance and punctuality.

Information:
No application required.The recipient is chosen by instructors.


CN Bursary - Grant MacEwan University

Value:Two scholarships of $500.

Eligibility: Awarded to Aboriginal women in a business-related discipline. Students in the Business Division must apply. First priority is given to students in the Management Studies or Bachelor of Commerce programs.


Dreamcatcher Scholarship - Grant MacEwan University

Value: One scholarship of $300.

Eligibility: Awarded to an Aboriginal student in the Child and Youth Care Program who has persevered in pursuing his or her educational dream,and who has inspired others to pursue their dreams.

Information:
No application required. Recipient is chosen by the Child and Youth Care Program.


Eagle Feather Award - Grant MacEwan University

Value: One scholarship of $200.

Eligibility: Awarded annually to a Native Communications student who: is hardworking, has good communications skills and attendance, and participates in college life; shows humility, respect, kindness, and honesty, and who shares and provides inspiration in his or her dealings with others; and is a good role model committed to the betterment of Aboriginal life.

Information:
No application required. Recipient is chosen by the Native Communications students in he fall trimester.


Oldies 1260 CFRN/CFRB-The Bear Scholarship - Grant MacEwan University

Value: One scholarship of $550.

Eligibility: Awarded to a Native music student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement in comparison with other Native students.

Information:
No application required. Recipient is chosen by the Music Program.


Robert Markle Scholarship - Grant MacEwan University

Value: One scholarship of $1,200

Eligibility: Awarded annually to a First Nation student in the first or later year of a visual arts program at a post- secondary institution.

Deadline: December 31

 


Social Services Bursary Program - Grant MacEwan University

Value: Varies

Eligibility: Métis or Non-Status Indians who have been Alberta residents for at least three years before applying; enrolled in a recognized post-secondary
educational institution and studying in a social services discipline; and provide proof of enrollment and confirmation of a full course workload.

Deadline: Applications are accepted from January 1 to April 30.

Information:
Student Awards Office
Student Advising Centre
Room 7-112A City Centre Campus
Grant MacEwan University
P.O.Box 1796
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2P2
Phone: (780) 497-5063

Lakehead University

Lakehead University:

Ron Duhamel Award

Dr. Heriette Seyfert Prize

Joseph W. Auger Award

Thunder Bay Children's Services Foundation Bursaries

Bridget Veronica Morton Memorial Bursaries

The Hamlin Family Award

Ontario Hydro Native Awards

Placer Dome Native Award

Shell Canada Limited Native Entrance Award

Minhal Holding Ltd. Award

Information:
Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Officer
Financial Aid Office
955 Oliver Road
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1
Phone: (807) 343-8923
Fax: (807) 346-7760


Ron Duhamel Award - Lakehead University

Awarded to the highest ranking Native student entering the second year of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Native Education) at Lakehead University.

One award of $100

Eligibility: Native student entering the second year of Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Native Education).

Duration: Annual

Deadline: Recommended by School of Education.


Thunder Bay Children's Services Foundation Bursaries - Lakehead University

To a social work student of Native ancestry. A second bursary is also available to a first-year social work student.

Amount: Two bursaries of $350 each

Eligibility: Student of Native ancestry including Métis and Non-Status Indian. (The second bursary is open to all first-year social work students.)

Duration: Annual

Deadline: November 17 of each year


Bridget Veronica Morton Memorial Bursaries - Lakehead University

Award for a Native undergraduate student.

Amount: Four awards of $500

Eligibility: Must be of Native Canadian heritage.
Must be an undergraduate student at Lakehead University.
Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need.

Duration: Annual.

Deadline: November 17 each year


The Hamlin Family Lakehead University 30th Anniversary Award - Lakehead University

An incentive award to a Native Access Program for Engineering (NAPE) student on
completion of the NAPE program.

Amount: $600

Eligibility: Academic improvement. Attendance. Commitment to the NAPE program and full-time registration in the first year of the Engineering Technology program.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: Awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering by the staff of the Native Access Program for Engineering.


Minhal Holding Limited - Native Access Program for Engineering - Lakehead University

An incentive award to an NAPE student on completion of the NAPE program.

Amount: $600

Eligibility: Academic improvement. Attendance.
Commitment to the NAPE program and full-time registration in the first year of the Engineering Technology program.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: Awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering by the staff of the Native Access Program for Engineering.


Shell Canada Limited Native Entrance Award - Lakehead University

Awarded to a Native student entering Lakehead University.

Amount: One award of $800.

Eligibility: Native ancestry. High academic standing. Community involvement.
Participation in student affairs. Financial need.

Duration: Annual.

Deadline: April 15 of each year.


Placer Dome Native Award - Lakehead University

To a Native student entering either education, nursing or social work.

Amount: $4,000 over a four-year period, or one award of $1,000 per year.

Eligibility: Native student from the Shibogama or Windigo Band.
Enrolled at Lakehead University in:
. Education
. Nursing
. Social work.
Academic performance.

Duration: Four years based on performance.

Deadline: April 15 of each year.


Ontario Hydro Native Awards - Lakehead University

To first-year or continuing Native students in selected programs.

Amount: Five awards of $15,000 each

Eligibility: Native student enrolled full-time in one of the following programs:
. All science programs
. Arts program with geography and economics majors
. Business administration
. Commerce
. Engineering
. Forestry.
Academic performance.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: April 15 each year


Dr. Heriette Seyfert Memorial Prize in Native Language - Lakehead University

Awarded to the student whose average mark computed on all Native language courses is highest for the year.

One award of $100

Eligibility: Completion of at least three full course equivalents in Native language studies at Lakehead University. Academic performance.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: No application. Candidate recommended by the Native language instructors.


Joseph W. Auger Memorial Award - Lakehead University

Awarded in the second term to Native students in the second, third or fourth year at Lakehead University.

One award of $200.

Eligibility: Student of North American Native ancestry on the basis of satisfactory academic standing and financial need.

Duration: Annual

Information:
Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Officer
Financial Aid Office
955 Oliver Road
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1
Phone: (807) 343-8923
Fax: (807) 346-7760

Nipissing University

Nipissing University:

Phyllis Kathleen Hart Memorial Bursaries

Nipissing University Arts and Science Aboriginal Award

Alan J. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Nipissing University Faculty of Education Aboriginal Award

Information Contact:
Jennifer Mercer
Student Awards Coordinator
Nipissing University
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
Phone: (705) 474-3450 ext. 4311
Fax: (705) 474-5295
Email: jennm@nipissingu.ca
Internet: www.nipissingu.ca


Phyllis Kathleen Hart Memorial Bursaries - Nipissing University

Value: Variable ($500 minimum)

Application required: Yes

Type: Bursary

Awarded on the basis of financial need to Aboriginal Nipissing University students. Complete a Nipissing University Application for Student Awards available from the Financial Aid Office.

Deadline: October 15


Nipissing University Arts and Science Aboriginal Award - Nipissing University

Value: $500

Application required: Yes

Type: Award
Presented annually to a second year full-time Aboriginal student enrolled in an Arts and Science degree program who has a minimum overall average of 75% and demonstrates financial need. Apply on the Nipissing University Application for Student Awards available from the Financial Aid Office.

Deadline: October 15


Alan J. Johnson Memorial Scholarship - Nipissing University

Value: $150

Application required: Yes

Type: Scholarship

Awarded to the applicant of Native Canadian Ancestry enrolled in the full-time Bachelor of Education Program with the highest prerequisite qualifications. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.

Deadline: October 15


Nipissing University Faculty of Education Aboriginal Award - Nipissing University

Value: $500

Application required: Yes

Type: Award

Presented annually to a full-time Aboriginal student enrolled in the Faculty of Education who has a minimum admission average of 75% and demonstrates financial need. Apply on the Nipissing University Student Bursary application available from the Financial Aid Office.

Deadline: October 15

Information Contact:
Jennifer Mercer
Student Awards Coordinator
Nipissing University
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
Phone: (705) 474-3450 ext. 4311
Fax: (705) 474-5295
Email: jennm@nipissingu.ca
Internet: www.nipissingu.ca

Portage College

Portage College :

Awards Available to Students Registered in Academic Upgrading

This is a list of awards, scholarships and bursaries available to students registered in academic upgrading programs at Portage College. Please refer to the specific criteria in order to determine your eligibility based on program requirements or other specific terms and conditions.

NAME OF AWARD
Academic/Athletic Award

Academic Preparation Program Wellness Award

Adult High School Equivalence Scholarship

Brandon Swan Memorial Bursary

Debhra Dennison Memorial Award

Emergent Need Bursary

Female Athlete of the Year Award

Fred & Vera Saunders Dedication to Education Award

Jimmie Condon Athletic Awards for Volleyball

Laurence Decore Award for Student Leadership

Learning Assistance Centre Bursary

Len Calliou Memorial Award

Male Athlete of the Year Award

Northlands Park Achievement Award

Opening Doors Entrance Bursary

Outstanding Student Award

Partnership Awards Program

Pow Wow Association Award

Quality of Life Award

Reading Participation Award

TransCanada Bursary

Transition to Training Bursary

Voyageurs Athletic Scholarships  Cross-Country Running

Voyageurs Athletic Scholarships  Cross-Country Skiing

Voyageurs Athletic Scholarships  Curling

Voyageurs Athletic Scholarships  Golf

For information:
Portage College
Lac La Biche: (780) 623-5580
Cold Lake: (780) 594-3255
St. Paul: (780) 645-6214

Web: www.portage.ab.ca


Academic Preparation Program Wellness Award

Value: $150
Number Awarded: 1 per year
Criteria:
· Must be enrolled in the Academic Preparation program
· Maintain acceptable progress (passing all courses) and attendance
· Shows preparedness for class, willingness to help others, goal setting and a positive attitude towards
school and others
· Maintains and strives for personal wellness
Deadline: May 1st
Application: Selected by Program Staff


Adult High School Equivalence Scholarship

Value: $500
Number Awarded: 1
Criteria:
· Enrolled full-time in an Academic Upgrading program
· Must be out of high school for a minimum of 3 years prior to commencement of upgrading
· Achieve a minimum average of 80% in courses required for entry into a post-secondary program
Deadline: September 1st
Application: Nominated by Program Coordinator

Alberta Pacific Native Cultural Arts Award

Value: $100
Number Awarded: 1
Criteria:
· Demonstrate financial need
· Progress from the Native Cultural Arts Worker Instructor program to the Native Artisans program or
from the Native Artisans program to the Native Cultural Arts Worker Instructor program
· Demonstrate academic achievement, leadership skills and commitment to assisting other students or
student organizations
· Must confirm registration in the fall
Deadline: Must be progressing to Native Artisans or vice-versa and must confirm enrolment before
bursary is released.
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


Board of Governors Entrance Scholarship

Value: $800
Number Awarded: 1
Criteria:
· Register for the first time in a career training program at Portage College
· Must be an Alberta resident for 1 complete year
· Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent with an overall average of 75% or better in three 30
level core subjects
· Copy of transcript
Deadline: October 15th
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


Brandon Swan Memorial Bursary

Value: $125
Number Awarded: 1
Criteria:
· Available to an Aboriginal male at least 18 years of age
· Enrolled in the Academic Upgrading 200 Level program
· Must maintain an 'A' grading and be accessing services from the Learning Assistance Centre
· Must demonstrate financial need
Deadline: May 1st
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


Career & Technology Strand Entrance Bursary

Value: $300
Number Awarded: 7
Criteria:
· Enrolled full-time in a career training program
· Demonstrate financial need
· Must have successfully completed CTS courses related to career training/career goal
· Provide most recent high school transcript identifying the CTS course
Deadline: October 15th
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


Distance Education Bursary

Value: $250
Number Awarded: 2
Criteria:
· Must be a full-time student currently enrolled in a career program taking a distance education course
over and above full-time courses
· Demonstrate a financial need
· Alberta resident
· Must maintain satisfactory progress
Deadline: May 1st
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre
Emergent Need Bursary

Value: $200
Number Awarded: 20 available for students in Academic Upgrading
10 available for students in Career programs
Bursaries given out monthly throughout the year as required
Criteria:
· Enrolled in a program full-time
· Must be an Alberta resident
· One time financial shortfall situation
· Award is deemed to make a difference in whether a student is able to remain in full-time studies
· Submit budget detailing the current financial situation including an explanation of resolving the situation
for the remainder of the year
· Only 1 award to be given per household
Deadline: Continuous acceptance of applications throughout the academic year
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


First Year Career Bursary

Value: $300
Number Awarded: 9
Criteria:
· Must be a first year career program student registering in a second year of studies or related studies
· Demonstrate a financial need
· Maintain satisfactory progress and attendance while in training
· Written essay describing career plans upon graduation
Deadline: May 1st
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


Forest technician Alumni Entrance Award

Value: $300
Number Awarded: 1
Criteria:
· Enrolled full-time in the Forest Technician program
· Meet all entrance requirements for the program
· Satisfactory attendance and progress
· Have taken Forestry CTS courses in high school
· Attach highschool transcripts
Deadline: October 30th
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


Forestry Fellowship Award

Value: $300
Number Awarded: 2
Criteria:
· Currently enrolled full-time or a past graduate of the Forest Technician program
· Provide proof of registration into a recognized and approved forestry school or program
Deadline: October 30th
Application: Nominated by the Program Coordinator


Fred & Vera Saunders Dedication to Education Award

Value: $500
Number Awarded: 2
Criteria:
· Enrolled full-time in any Portage College program
· Having to travel at least 60 km per day to attend classes
· Satisfactory attendance and progress
· Financial need verified by application and budget submission
· Must provide documentation on sponsorship and or income
Deadline: January 15th
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


Governor General's Collegiate Bronze Medal

Value: Bronze Medallion
Number Awarded: 1
Criteria:
· Successful completion of a 2 year diploma program
· Obtain the highest academic standing in a post-secondary diploma program
· Obtain an average of 80% or better
Deadline: May 15th
Application: Nominated by the Program Coordinator


Helping Hand Bursary (For Post-Secondary Students)

Value: $200 for single student/married no children
$400 for single parent/married with children
Number Awarded: varies per semester
Criteria:
· Must be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary career program
· Demonstrate financial need
· Have acceptable progress and attendance
Deadline: November 15th and March 15th
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


IKON Award

Value: $400
Number Awarded: 4
Criteria:
· Enrolled full-time in a 1st or 2nd year of a career program
· Must be an Alberta resident
· Must have outstanding academic achievement
Deadline: May 1st
Application: Nominated by the Program Coordinator


Jason Lang Scholarship

Value: $1,000
Number Awarded: varies
Criteria:
· Must be an Alberta resident
· Must have completed 1 year of an undergraduate post-secondary program in Alberta that is at least 2
years in length
· Average of marks obtained in the first year of study must be equivalent to at least 80%
· The student must have been enrolled in at least 80% of a full course load based on the institution's
requirement
· Students can take this award to another institution in Alberta but they cannot take it outside Alberta
· Students cannot receive both the Jason Lang Scholarship and the Louise McKinney Scholarship
Deadline: Ongoing


Jimmie Condon Athletic Award ( for Volleyball)

Value: $1,800
Number Awarded: 24 (12 for men and 12 for women)
Criteria:
· Enrolled full-time in a career program
· Must be an Alberta resident
· Is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
· Maintain an average of 65%
· Must be a member of the Voyageurs volleyball team
· Maintains or has maintained a practice and training program acceptable to the coach
· Has fulfilled obligations to his/her respective team
Deadline: October 15th
Application: Apply to the Portage College Recreation Department


Lac La Biche Bicentennial Bursary

Value: $800
Number Awarded: 2
Criteria:
· Enrolled full-time in a career training program
· Demonstrate a financial need
· Must be an Alberta resident
· Write an essay or do an oral presentation on the influence the community of Lac La Biche has had on
your chosen profession and the benefits the community will have upon completion of studies
· Must be educated for at least 7 years in the Lac La Biche public school system
Deadline: October 15th
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


Lakeland Regional Health Authority Aboriginal Practical Nursing Award of Excellence

Value: $1,150
Number Awarded: 2 for September 2002 and 2 for September 2003 ONLY
Criteria:
· Must be registered in the Licensed Practical Nursing program at Portage College
· Must be of Aboriginal descent
· Must demonstrate academic success near or at graduation (passing all courses)
· Must show a caring and positive attitude and a desire to work for the Lakeland Regional Health
Authority
· Must provide resume and a reference letter from Clinical Nursing Instructor and/or previous employers
Deadline: August 30th
Application: Clinical nursing instructor shall nominate candidate/jointly select recipients with Lakeland Regional Health Authority representative


Laurence Decore Award for Student leadership

Value: $500
Number Awarded: 2
Criteria:
· Enrolled in a minimum of 3 full-time courses at a designated post-secondary institution in Alberta
· Must be an Alberta resident
· Applicant must display a notable level of commitment in one of the following areas:
- student government
- student societies, clubs or organizations
- non-profit community organizations
Deadline: March 1st
Application: Must be nominated by their peers and then recommended by their institution's Selection
Committee


Learning Assistance Centre Bursary

Value: $500
Number Awarded: 4 (2 for students in Academic Upgrading and
2 for students in Career programs)
Criteria:
· Enrolled for the first time, or after a 3 year absence from a program at Portage College
· Demonstrate a financial need
· Must be an Alberta resident for 1 complete year
· Must be diagnosed with a learning disability
· Provide proof of diagnosis
· Written essay or oral presentation describing the difficulties encountered prior to diagnosis and your
plan for the future
Deadline: December 1st
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


Len Calliou Memorial Award

Value: $200
Number Awarded: 1
Criteria:
· Enrolled in the Class I Truck Transport Training program
· Must be a registered member of a Metis Settlement
· Have demonstrated excellence in the practical skills component of the program
OR should no one qualify under the Class I Transport Training Program by May 1st, the award may be awarded to:
· someone currently enrolled in Academic Upgrading, planning to register in a career program in the
following academic year, at Portage College
· someone who has demonstrated personal growth, strong work ethic, excellent attendance, good progress
and developed positive relationships with fellow students and College staff
Deadline: May 1st
Application: Nominated by the Program Coordinator
Louise McKinney Scholarship

Value: $2,500
Number Awarded: 2
Criteria:
· Must be a full-time student in a post-secondary program
· Must be an Alberta resident for 1 complete year
· Enrol in a second or subsequent year of full-time studies of at least one semester in length
· Obtain the highest academic average
· Louise McKinney Scholarships are reserved for the top 2% of students entering their second or
subsequent years of a full-time program
Deadline: May 31st
Application: Nominated by the Program Coordinator


Myrna G. Fox Human Services Scholarship

Value: $300
Number Awarded: 1
Criteria:
· Enrolled and graduating from a Human Services Diploma program
· Must be pursuing his/her post-secondary education, with preference given to University studies
· Must have a minimum of 80% final average in the second year of the diploma program
· Proof of registration in further studies
Deadline: May 1st
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


Northlands Park Achievement Award

Value: $150
Number Awarded: 5 (varies)
Criteria:
· Enrolled in a program full-time
· Progress from academic upgrading or a career program to further post-secondary studies
· Demonstrate academic achievement, leadership skills and career goal accomplishments
Deadline: May 1st
Application: Nominated by the Program Coordinator


Opening Doors Entrance Bursary
(for Community Campus Academic Upgrading students)
Value: $250
Number Awarded: varies
Criteria:
· Enrolled for the first time in an Academic Upgrading program at a Portage College community campus
· Demonstrate a financial need
· Maintain satisfactory progress and attendance while in training
· Be out of the secondary school system for 3 complete years or more
· Have a sporadic employment history
Deadline: October 15th
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre

Outstanding Student Award

Value: Plaque
Number Awarded: One per program
Criteria:
· Obtain highest academic achievement while attending full-time studies in a program at Portage College
Deadline: 2 weeks prior to graduation
Application: Nominated by the Program Coordinator


Partnership Awards Program
(Portage College Student Association, Campus Recreation, Northern Alberta Development Council)

Value: $1,000
Number Awarded: 3
Criteria:
· Enrolled full-time in a program leading to a certificate or diploma upon completion
· Must be from a northeastern Alberta community with intentions to commit to future employment in
northern Alberta after graduation
· Must be involved with the College in one of the following areas:
a) Academic and athletic excellence and participate in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference sports
b) Academic excellence and contribute to and participate in campus life activities
c) Academic excellence and contribute to and participate in student government
Deadline: December 1st
Application: Written nomination from staff or students, submitted to the Portage College Athletic Director


Pepsi-Cola Scholarship

Value: $225
Number Awarded: 22
Criteria:
· Must have the highest academic achievement in their program upon completion
· Enrolled full-time as a student in a Career program
· Must have satisfactory attendance and progress
Deadline: 2 weeks prior to graduation
Application: Must be nominated by Program Coordinator

Portage College Board of Governors Bursary

Value: $250
Number Awarded: 15 (6 for single students; 9 for families
NOTE: out of the 15 bursaries, 2 are made available to students at the St. Paul campus)
Criteria:
· Must demonstrate financial need
· Must be a full-time student
· Must be enrolled in a career program
· Must be an Alberta resident for one full year
· Must have satisfactory attendance and progress
· Must provide documentation on sponsorship and/or income
Deadline: March 1, 2003
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


Portage College Entrance Scholarships

Value: $500
Number Awarded: 30
Criteria:
· For high school students entering directly into a Portage College post-secondary program
· Must be a full-time student
· Must be coming to school same year as completing high school (with a January or June graduation),
with no other post-secondary or upgrading in between
Deadline: First 30 qualified and accepted into a career program will receive the scholarship after
demonstrating acceptable progress and attendance in the first portion of their program
Application: No application necessary. Award recipients will be selected, and scholarships will be disbursed,
after December 1st by the Awards Office


Pow Wow Association Award

Value: $150
Number Awarded: 1
Criteria:
· Demonstrate a financial need
· Must be a resident of Lac La Biche for the past 3 complete years
· Must maintain progress and attendance while registered in a full-time program at the main campus
· Provide most recent progress report
· Must be recognized for the valuable contribution and dedication to bettering the lives of students at the
College or the community of Lac La Biche
· Written verification/reference of volunteer contribution from a non-profit society Board Chairman or
Director of a community organization or club
Deadline: May 1st
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


Practicum Bursary

Value: $300
Number Awarded: 20
Criteria:
· Enrolled full-time in a career program which includes a field placement component
· Demonstrate a financial need
· Must maintain satisfactory progress and attendance while in training
· Must provide an additional monthly budget breakdown documenting the exceptional expenses to be
incurred while on field placement
Deadline: October 1st, December 1st, February 1st, April 1st
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


Presidents Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1000
Number Awarded: 1
Criteria:
· Must be an Alberta resident for 1 complete year
· Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent with an overall average of 75% or better in 3 core
subjects taken in Grade 10 through 12
· Register for the first time in a career training program
Deadline: October 15th
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


Quality of Life Award

Value: $150
Number Awarded: 5
Criteria:
· Significantly enhance the quality of fellow student lives during the past academic year
· Registered in full-time studies
Deadline: May 1st
Application: May be nominated by the Program Coordinator, Housing Manager, Campus Life or Student Association Members


Ray Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Value: $200
Number Awarded: 1
Criteria:
· Must be enrolled in 1 of the Cooking programs
· Demonstrate a financial need
· Must maintain satisfactory academic performance
· Provide progress report
Deadline: May 1st
Application: Nominated by the Program Coordinator


Reading Participation Award

Value: Certificate; Dictionary; Photograph displayed in College library
Number Awarded: varies
Criteria:
· Display the most improved reading ability (can include quantity of books or items or movement to a
higher reading level)
Deadline: None
Application: Must attend an interview with Portage College Library Awards Panel


Transcanada Bursary

Value: $500
Number Awarded: 2
Criteria:
· Enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program or a program leading to post-secondary studies
· Demonstrate a financial need
· Must be an Alberta resident for 1 complete year
· Must be of Aboriginal ancestry
· Possess promising academic qualifications
To be eligible for matching funds through Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC):
· Enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program leading to a certificate or diploma upon completion
· Must be an Alberta resident for the past 3 years
· Must be from a northern Alberta community with intentions to commit to future employment in northern
Alberta after graduation
Deadline: October 15th
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


Transition to Training Bursary

Value: $300
Number Awarded: 6 available for community campus students
8 available for main campus students
Criteria:
· Enrolled full-time in an Academic Upgrading program and will be registering into a career program
· Demonstrate a financial need
· Alberta resident
· Must achieve a high academic standing and maintain satisfactory attendance while in training
· Show proof of registration into a career training program at Portage College
Deadline: May 1st
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre


Xerox Award

Value: $150
Number Awarded: 2
Criteria:
· Enrolled full-time in the Office Administration program
· Must have high level of academic achievement in document formatting and
keyboarding skills
Deadline: May 1st
Application: Nominated by the Program Coordinator


Voyageurs Athletic Scholarships - Cross-Country Running

Value: $300
Number Awarded: 4
Criteria:
· Enrolled for the first time as a full-time student at Portage College
· Must participate in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference sports
· Must be a member of the Portage College Voyageurs Cross-Country Running team
Deadline: October 15th
Application: Must be nominated by the Coach of the Voyageurs Cross-Country Running Team
 

 


Voyageurs Athletic Scholarships - Cross-Country Skiing
Value: $450
Number Awarded: 6
Criteria:
· Enrolled for the first time as a full-time student at Portage College
· Must participate in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference sports
· Must be a member of the Portage College Voyageurs Cross-Country Ski team
Deadline: March 1st
Application: Must be nominated by the Coach of the Voyageurs Cross-Country Ski Team


Voyageurs Athletic Scholarships - Curling

Value: $400
Number Awarded: 6
Criteria:
· Enrolled for the first time as a full-time student at Portage College
· Must participate in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference sports
· Must be a member of the Portage College Voyageurs Curling team
Deadline: March 1st
Application: Must be nominated by the Coach of the Voyageurs Curling Team


Voyageurs Athletic Scholarships - Golf

Value: $150
Number Awarded: 4
Criteria:
· Enrolled for the first time as a full-time student at Portage College
· Must participate in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference sports
· Must be a member of the Portage College Voyageurs Golf team
Deadline: October 15th
Application: Must be nominated by the Coach of the Voyageurs Golf Team

Additional Awards Available from External Agencies

This section provides information on additional awards, bursaries and scholarships available to Portage College students from external organizations and agencies.


Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Value: $4,000
Number Awarded: Varies
Criteria:
· Must be a Grade 12 graduate or studying towards a first degree or diploma
· Must be 25 years of age or less
· Must show distinction in the pursuits of excellence in academics or athletics, have volunteered and made
contributions to the community, particularly in the face of 'obstacles' (personal, social, financial or
physical challenges that call for courage)
· Must be a Canadian citizen
Deadline: February 1st
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre

TROY DRYSDALE MEMORIAL EMERGENCY SERVICES BURSARY
Value: $5,000
Number Awarded: Varies
Criteria:
· Must be pursuing a career in Public Emergency Services, Fire or EMS, for employment in Northwestern
Alberta
· Accepted into or attending an accredited post-secondary institution full-time
· Must live in or be from northwestern Alberta
· Must demonstrate financial need
· Must be at least 18 years of age
· Clear of criminal convictions
Deadline: June 30th
Application: Forms available from the Student Services Centre

For information:
Portage College
Lac La Biche: (780) 623-5580
Cold Lake: (780) 594-3255
St. Paul: (780) 645-6214

Web: www.portage.ab.ca

Red River College

Red River College Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships for Aboriginal Students

 



Aboriginal Women

Helen Basset Commemorative Student Scholarships

Area of Study:  Any area of post secondary study

Eligibility:  Aboriginal women under the age of 31 who demonstrate financial need and are committed to improving the political, cultural and economic well-being of Aboriginal women

Amount:  Four awards of $1000

Application Deadline:  July 30

Information:  www.nwac-hq.org

 


Sibyl McKay Inkster Bursary

Area of Study:  Any area of post secondary study

Eligibility:  Metis women enrolled in full-time studies who demonstrate satisfactory academic progress and financial need

Amount:  $500

Application Deadline:  January 31

Information:  Red River College Student Awards Office

 


Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Area of Study:  Any area of post secondary study

Eligibility:  First Nation women who have completed one year of full-time study

Amount:  Numerous awards

Application Deadline:  June 30

Information:  www.tednolan.com

 



Business

 

Assiniboine Credit Union Bursary

Area of Study:  Business Administration & Business Administration Integrated

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in first year Business Administration or second year Business Administration Integrated.  Applicants must show satisfactory academic progress, demonstrate financial need, community involvement and mentorship qualities.

Amount:  $500 (minimum)

Application Deadline:  April 15

Information:  Red River College Student Awards Office

 


RBC Aboriginal Students Awards Program

Area of Study:  Any program related to the financial services industry

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in or accepted into a full-time program

Amount:  Ten awards of up to $4000

Application Deadline:  February 28

Information:  www.rbc.com/careers/aboriginal_student_awards.html

 


North West Company Scholarship Fund

Area of Study:  Business Administration Integrated – ACCESS Model Program

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students in a second or third year of study who have achieved a minimum standing of 65%

Amount:  Two awards of $1000 (one for second year student and one for third year student)

Application Deadline:  None; selection process

Information:  Red River College Student Awards Office

 


National Indigenous Economic Education Fund

Area of Study:  Business Administration, Community Development/Community Economic Development

Eligibility:  Must be a CANDO member* attending a post secondary institution.  A short essay describing your career goals and aspirations must accompany application.  Selection will be based on Grade 12 marks of post secondary GPA.

(*There is a fee to become a CANDO student member.  Visit www.edo.ca)

Amount:  $6000

Application Deadline:  July 31

 


MB Hydro – Generating Futures Scholarships

Area of Study:  Technology

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in a full time program

Amount:  Numerous awards of $10,000

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.hydro.mb.ca

 

 



Culinary Arts

 

Manitoba Lotteries Employment Equity Education Award

Area of study:  Culinary Arts

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students entering their first or second year of the Culinary Arts program at RRC

Amount:  2 awards of $1500

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.mlc.mb.ca

 



Child and Youth Care

Project Neecheewan Award

Area of Study:  Child and Youth Care

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students graduating from the Child and Youth Care program with a desire to assist in improving the quality of life for Aboriginal children and youth

Amount:  Varies

Application Deadline:  None; selection process

Information:  Red River College Student Awards Office

 


Ross A. Johnston Award

Area of Study:  Child and Youth Care

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in first year of Child and Youth Care program who demonstrate satisfactory academic progress and financial need

Amount:  TBA

Application Deadline:  September 30

Information:  Red River College Student Awards Office

 



Creative Communications & Graphic Design

Gil Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarship

Area of Study:  Journalism

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students studying journalism

Amount:  $4000

Application Deadline:  November 15

Information:  www.cp.org

 



Early Childhood Education

“Our Children, Our Ways” Award

Area of Study:  Early Childhood Education

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students entering first or second year who demonstrate academic achievement and service to Aboriginal children and families

Amount:  Two awards of $750 (One for first year student and one for second year student)

Application Deadline:  October 31

Information:  Red River College Student Awards Office

 



Engineering/Computers

MB Hydro – Employment Equity Bursary

Area of study:  Civil, computer, Electrical or Electronic Engineering Technologies

Eligibility:  Members of an employment equity designated group entering their first year of study

Amount:  Eleven awards of $1500

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.hydro.mb.ca

 


MB Hydro – Second to Final Year Engineering Bursary

Area of Study:  Electronic, electrical, Computer or Communication Engineering Technologies

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students in their second to final year of study.  Academic performance will be a consideration.

Amount:  Six awards of $1500   

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.hydro.mb.ca

 


MB Hydro – Generating Futures Scholarships

Area of Study:  Engineering

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in a full time program

Amount:  Numerous awards of $10,000

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.hydro.mb.ca

 

 


Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation

 

Area of Study:  Civil Technology or Civil Engineering

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in post-secondary studies with a minimum 60% course load

Amount:  Four awards of $5000

Application Deadline:  August 31

Information:  www.helenbettyosbornefdtn.ca

 



Health

Aboriginal Health Careers

(National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation)

Area of Study:  Health Sciences (Nursing, Radiology, Lab Technology)

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students pursuing full-time study during the upcoming academic year

Amount:  Numerous awards of $1000

Application Deadline:  June 1

Information:  www.naaf.ca

 


TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund

Area of Study:  Nursing

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in a full-time program

Amount:  TBA

Application Deadline:  March 31

Information:  www.cnf-fiic.ca/scholarships

 



Pre Trades/Trades

Manitoba Lotteries Employment Equity Education Award – Pre Trades/Trades

Area of Study:  Pre trades, Electircal, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Piping Trades or Construction Trades

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students entering nto one of the qualifying programs

Amount:  Three awards of $1000 for Trades and one award of $500 for Pre Trades

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.mlc.mb.ca

 


Tim McLean Memorial Bursary

Area of Study:  Trades and apprenticeship

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students with financial entering apprenticeship training to obtain certification in a Manitoba designated trade

Amount:  TBD

Application Deadline:  April 30

Information:  www.manitoba.ca/tradecareers

 


MB Hydro – Generating Futures Scholarships

Area of Study:  Trades

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in a full time program

Amount:  Numerous awards of $10,000

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.hydro.mb.ca

 

 



Technology

 

MB Hydro – First Year Information Technology

Area of Study:  Computer Analyst/Programmer or Computer Systems Technology

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students entering their first year of study

Amount:  Two awards of $1500

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.hydro.mb.ca

 


MB Hydro – Second to Final Year Information Technology Bursary

Area of Study:  Computer Analyst/Programmer or Computer Systems Technology

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students entering their second to final year of study

Amount:  Two awards of $2500

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.hydro.mb.ca

 


MB Hydro – Generating Futures Scholarships

Area of Study:  Information Technology

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in a full time program

Amount:  Numerous awards of $10,000

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.hydro.mb.ca

 

 



General

 

Nunavut Beneficiaries Scholarships

Area of Study:  Any area of post secondary study

Eligibility:  Nunavut Land Claims Agreement member enrolled or accepted as a full-time student and maintain a 60% average

Amount:  $1750

Application Deadline:  September 1

Information:  www.nitc.ca

 


Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY)

Area of Study:  Any area of post secondary study

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in a full-time program

Amount:  Numerous awards of various amounts

Application Deadline:  October 12

Information:  www.ccab.com

 


Hanna (Nancy) Boon Bursary

Area of Study:  Any area of post secondary study

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in full-time studies who demonstrate satisfactory academic process and financial need

Amount:  $500

Application Deadline:  January 31

Information:  Red River College Student Awards Office

 


Fly Higher – Business Council of Manitoba

Area of Study:  Any area of post secondary study

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time program, who have been a Manitoba resident for the last 12 months and require financial assistance

Amount:  Numerous awards of $1500

Application Deadline:  March 30

Information:  www.businesscouncilmb.ca

 


Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation

Area of Study:  Any area of post secondary study

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in a full-time program

Amount:  Numerous awards of approximately $1000

Application Deadline:  August 31

Information:  www.helenbettyosbornefdtn.ca

 


National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF)
Area of Study:  Business, Science, Engineering, Information Technology and Technical Studies

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in a eligible program with minimum two year duration

Amount:  Numerous awards; no set value

Application Deadline:  June 1

Information:  www.naaf.ca

 


Canada Post Aboriginal Education

Area of Study:  Any are of post secondary study, including vocational or trades

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students who have returned to school after prolonged absence and have completed one year of post secondary education

Amount:  $1000

Application Deadline:  July 31

Information:  www.canadapost.ca

 


Prince of Wales/Princess of Anne Bursary

Area of Study:  Any are of post secondary study

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students

Amount:  $200 per year

Application Deadline:  Two months prior to program completion

Information:  www.studentaid.gov.mb.ca

 


RBC Aboriginal Students Awards Program

Area of Study:  Any area of study

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in or accepted into a full-time program

Amount:  Ten awards of up to $4000

Application Deadline:  February 28

Information:  www.rbc.com/careers/aboriginal_student_awards.html

 


Building Foundation Bursary

Area of Study:  Any area of study

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students living in subsidized rental units in Manitoba or receiving rental subsidy funded by Manitoba Housing and taking a college program of minimum 1 year in length

Amount:  Minimum 2 awards of $1000 each

Application Deadline:  September 30

Information:  www.manitoba.ca/housing

 


Mary Guilbault Métis Bursary

Area of Study:  Any area of study

Eligibility:  Métis students who are involved in their community and show financial need

Amount:  TBD

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  Louis Riel Institute – Ph. (204) 984-9480 Email. lri@mmf.ca

 



Native Studies

Heroes of Our Time –Tommy Prince Award

Area of Study:  Aboriginal Self Government Administration, Aboriginal Language Specialist

Eligibility:  First Nation students enrolled in a full time program of study

Amount:  $2000

Application Deadline:  June 21

Information:  www.afn.ca

 

Sault College

Sault College:

Tommy Prince - WWII & Korean War Native Veteran Scholarship

Anishnaabe Student Achievement Award - Native Community Worker Program Scholarship

Anishnaabe Student Achievement Award - Native Community Worker Program Scholarship

The Metis Nation of Ontario Bursary

Robert Monstas Memorial Scholarship

Hazel McBride - Kane Memorial Scholarship

First Nation Nursing Scholarship

Sault College Registrar's Office
443 Northern Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
P6A 5L3

1-800-461-2260
Web: www.saultcollege.ca


Tommy Prince - WWII & Korean War Native Veteran Scholarship

Eligibility: Sgt. Tommy Price, from Brokenhead Band in Scanterbury, Manitoba, received the highest military decorations for bravery, the Silver Star and the Military Medal. He served in the elite "Devil's Brigade" for the duration of the War, then reenlisted in the Korean War years later. Tommy wore the mantle of his grandfather, Peguis, the famous Saulteaux Chief.


Anishnaabe Student Achievement Award - Native Community Worker Program Scholarship

Eligibility: Offered to students who have completed their first year of the Native Community Worker program. Recipients are chosen based on excellent academic standing in the first year of the program.

Anishnaabe Student Achievement Award - Native Community Worker Program Scholarship

Eligibility: Sponsored by the Native Community Worker Program faculty, this award is available to second year students demonstrating the qualities of a positive role model including professionalism, commitment and excellent academics.

The Metis Nation of Ontario Bursary

Eligibility: Students are awarded funds to assist them with the costs of their on-going post-secondary education.
Robert Monstas Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: This award is sponsored by friends, family and staff of Sault College. Bob Monstas was a returning adult student who carried a full-time academic load and worked tirelessly in the Learning Centre.
Hazel McBride-Kane Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Dedicated to the memory of Hazel McBride-Kane, professor in the Native Education Department from 1991 - 1995.


First Nation Nursing Scholarship

Eligibility: This award is sponsored by Marie Price. The recipient of this award is chosen based on academics and clinical performance.

Sault College Registrar's Office
443 Northern Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
P6A 5L3

1-800-461-2260
Web: www.saultcollege.ca

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Karen Drummond
Awards and Partnerships Coordinator
SAIT Alumni Relations & Student Awards
MA113 Heritage Hall
1301 - 16 Avenue N.W.
Calgary, AB T2M 0L4
Phone: (403) 284-8858
Fax: (403) 284-8394

E-mail: karen.drummond@sait.ca
Web: sait.ca/pages/alumni/awards/studentawards/

 


Eric Harvie Memorial Awards - SAIT

Application deadline Nov. 30

One annual award of $1,000

For first or second year full-time students

Must be Native/Aboriginal (status, non-status, Metis or Inuit)

Based on academic merit, financial need and demonstrated interest in preserving traditional Native culture

For students enrolled at SAIT only!


Talisman Energy Award - SAIT

Deadline: December 30

One annual award of $2,000

Applicant must be Native/Aboriginal, enrolled full-time in earth sciences, business, commerce or economics program

May be in first or second year of diploma or applied degree program

Based on financial need and academic standing

Please be advised that Talisman also offers a $2,000 Aboriginal Bursary at Mount Royal College with the same terms of reference as above.

Talisman also offers $2,000 general bursaries at Mount Royal College (in addition to the Aboriginal Bursary), SAIT (in addition to the Aboriginal Bursary), University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of British Columbia, University of Saskatchewan and the Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Please contact individual schools for application forms.


CJAY 92 Standard Radio Award - SAIT

Application deadline July 15

One annual award of $2,200

For Aboriginal students entering the CTSR radio option

Based on results of an interview, research paper, resume and participation in an informal session

For students enrolled at SAIT only!


Enviro-Tech Services Ltd. - SAIT

Deadline: September 30

One annual award of $2,200

For Native students enrolled in first or second year Surveying & Mapping Technology, Engineering Design & Drafting Technology, Civil Engineering Technology

Based on academic achievement and demonstrated interest in the field

For students enrolled at SAIT only!

Karen Drummond
Awards and Partnerships Coordinator
SAIT Alumni Relations & Student Awards
MA113 Heritage Hall
1301 - 16 Avenue N.W.
Calgary, AB T2M 0L4
Phone: (403) 284-8858
Fax: (403) 284-8394

E-mail: karen.drummond@sait.ca
Web: sait.ca/pages/alumni/awards/studentawards/

University of Alberta

University of Alberta:

Adrian Hope Awards

Billy Mills Award

Chief Harvey Behn Bursary

Darcy Tailfeathers Award

Harry A. and Francis Lepofsky Friedman Scholarship

Johnny Samson Prize

Ralph and Isabel Steinhauer Scholarship

Saddle Lake Steinhauer Entrance Scholarship

Shell Canada Limited Aboriginal Science Award

Shell Canada Limited Aboriginal Engineering Award

Stan Daniels Award

Tkachenko Prize

Tom Wegmann Award

John Baldwin Visual Communications Award

Canadian Western Bank Entrance Award

Canadian Western Bank Transfer Award

Information:
Office of Student Awards
University of Alberta
103 Administration Building
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M7
Phone: (780) 492-3221
Fax: (780) 492-4380


Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC)
Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries
University of Alberta

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2013

KEN AND BETTIE DITZLER AWARD FOR ABORIGINAL STUDENTS
Field of Study: Open
Awards Available: 1 @ $1,000
Conditions: Awarded to a student of Aboriginal descent (as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2), or a person accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community) with satisfactory academic standing continuing in an undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta. Selection based on demonstrated involvement in the preservation of traditional Aboriginal culture and/or leadership within an Aboriginal community.
Donor: Endowed by Ken (BSc Agriculture 1960) and Bettie (BSc Home Economics 1962) Ditzler


SUSAN AGLUKARK AWARD
Field of Study: Open
Awards Available: 1 @ $1,000
Conditions: Awarded to a student of Aboriginal descent, as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35 (2) or a person accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community, who is entering the University of Alberta from high school with satisfactory academic standing. Selection based on demonstrated interest in the preservation of traditional Aboriginal culture and/or demonstrated leadership within an Aboriginal community. Preference given to an Inuit student with demonstrated interest in environmental issues.
Donor: Multiple donors


HARRY A AND FRANCES LEPOFSKY FRIEDMAN AWARD
Field of Study: Open
Awards Available: 1 @ $3,000
Conditions: Awarded to a student of Aboriginal descent, as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2) or a person accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community, who is entering the University of Alberta from high school on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement (70% or better).
Donor: Endowed by Ruth Bernice Friedman, daughter of Harry A. Frances Lepofsky Friedman.


DOROTHY LESLIE MEMORIAL AWARD
Field of Study: Open
Awards Available: 1 @ $2,000
Conditions: To be awarded annually to a University of Alberta student with satisfactory academic standing who is of Aboriginal descent as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2) or persons accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community. Selection will be made on the basis of academic standing.
Donor: Endowed through the Estate of Dorothy Leslie


SADDLE LAKE STEINHAUER ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP
Field of Study: Open
Awards Available: 1 @ $2,000
Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program. Recipient will be selected on the basis of demonstrated community service with or among Aboriginal peoples. Preference will be given to Aboriginal students.
Donor: Endowed Anonymously


RALPH AND ISABEL STEINHAUER SCHOLARSHIP
Field of Study: Agriculture and Forestry, Home Economics, Agricultural Engineering or Animal
Science
Awards Available: 1 @ $2,000
Conditions: Awarded to an Aboriginal student with superior academic achievement entering the first year at the University of Alberta on the basis of superior academic achievement and financial need.
Donor: Endowed by the Steinhauer family


THE BARBERA NIELSEN DE LUNA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Field of Study: Open
Awards Available: Variable @ variable to a max of $500
Conditions: Awarded to students with superior academic achievement who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program who are of Aboriginal descent as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2) or are accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as members of their community. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement.
Donor: Former Chief Harvey Behn


CYRIL HERBERT TOBIAS BURSARY
Field of Study: Open
Awards Available: Variable @ variable to a max of $2,000
Conditions: Awarded to Alberta, Manitoba, and/or Saskatchewan residents with satisfactory academic standing entering or enrolled in the second, third of fourth year of an undergraduate degree program who are of Aboriginal decent as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2) or persons accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community. Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic standing.
Donor: Endowed by the Estate of Cyril Herbert Tobias


The Metis Elder Marge Friedel
Field of Study: Open
Awards Available: 1 @ $500
Conditions: Awarded to a full-time student of Metis ancestry with satisfactory academic standing continuing in an undergraduate degree. Selection based on academic standing. Primary preference given to a graduate of Amiskwaciy Academy, and secondary preference given to a student with demonstrated involvement in First Nation, Metis and/or Inuit (FNMI) university and/or community events.


The RBC / Royal Eagle Award for Aboriginal Students
Field of Study: Open
Awards Available: 1 @ $1,000
Conditions: Awarded to a student of Aboriginal descent, as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35 (2), or a person accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community, who is completing a University of Alberta degree with satisfactory academic standing. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to a student with demonstrated interest in the preservation of traditional Aboriginal culture and/or demonstrated leadership within an Aboriginal community.
Donor: RBC Foundation

 

For the above awards, tudents can contact :

Tricia Beaudry - Aboriginal Student Advisor
Aboriginal Student Services Centre
University of Alberta
2-400 Students' Union Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2J7
Phone: (780) 492-5677
Email: tbeaudry@ualberta.ca


University of Alberta invites Undergraduate Academic Scholarships

Candidates must have achieved first class standing (7.5 GPA) on a full normal course load (eg.30 course weight) taken at the U of A during the previous academic year (Sept - April) or equivalent of full course lad by end of Spring/Summer 2001. Must be continuing in an undergraduate or professional program at University of Alberta in September 2001.

For application or more information visit: www.registrar.ualberta.ca.


Tom Wegmann Award - University of Alberta

Award: $750

Deadline: Nomination by U of A Aboriginal Health Careers program.

Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Native Medicine Program at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine, on the basis of satisfactory academic standing and a demonstrated interest in native health care.


Chief Harvey Behn Bursary - University of Alberta

Award: $500

Deadline: October 31

Eligibility: Applicant of Aboriginal heritage entering their second, third or fourth year in Faculty of Engineering. Must be involved in the Native community and have financial need. Alternately, students in Faculty of Science may be considered.


Shell Canada Limited Aboriginal Science Award - University of Alberta

Award: $2,000

Deadline: October 1

Eligibility: Student of Canadian Aboriginal ancestry entering third or fourth year of a Bachelor degree majoring in Physics, Geophysics, Electrical Engineering, or Geology. Satisfactory academic standing of 6.0. Preference given to students interested in a career in the oil and gas industry.


Shell Canada Limited Aboriginal Engineering Award - University of Alberta

Award: $2,000

Deadline: October 1, 2000

Eligibility: University of Alberta Aboriginal student with academic standing of 6.0 entering third or fourth year of a BSc degree, or to a student in an MEng or MSc degree program in the Faculty of Engineering majoring in Chemical, Mechanical or Civil engineering. Based on financial need, academic standing, and involvement in extracurricular activities.


Adrian Hope Awards in Cree Language and Culture - University of Alberta

Awarded annually to a student with outstanding academic achievement in Advanced
Cree 352 and a student with outstanding academic achievement in Native Issues and
Insights 210/211.

Amount: Two awards of $500 each

Eligibility: Outstanding academic achievement in one of the above courses.
Duration: N/A.
Application

Deadline: Application not required


Billy Mills Award - University of Alberta

To a graduate or senior undergraduate Aboriginal student in the preparation of a
thesis or major paper.

Amount: $500

Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry. Academic achievement. Documented involvement in the Aboriginal community. Students from all faculties are eligible.

Duration: N/A.

Deadline: April 15 each year


Darcy Tailfeathers Memorial Award in Medicine - University of Alberta

To a student of Aboriginal ancestry who has shown commitment to pursuing a
career in medicine.

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry.
Has completed at least one year of the M.D. program with satisfactory academic
standing. Emphasis on leadership qualities and athletic ability.

Duration: N/A.

Deadline: By nomination of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Alberta.


Harry A. and Francis Lepofsky Friedman Scholarship - University of Alberta

Description: To an Aboriginal student entering the University of Alberta.
Amount: Varies each year.
Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry.
Superior academic achievement.
Community involvement.
Duration: N/A.

Deadline: April 15 each year


Johnny Samson Prize in Native Studies - University of Alberta

Offered annually to a student demonstrating superior achievement in two or more
courses at the School of Native Studies.

Amount: $750

Eligibility: Entering second, third or fourth year of an academic program.
Superior academic achievement in at least two courses of the School for Native Studies. Financial need. Extra-curricular involvement.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: April 1 each year


Ralph and Isabel Steinhauer Scholarship - University of Alberta

Awarded to an Aboriginal student entering the University of Alberta.

Amount: $500 and up to $1,900

Eligibility: Aboriginal student beginning studies in one of the following faculties:
. Agriculture and Forestry
. Home Economics
. Agricultural Engineering
. Animal Science.
Superior academic achievement.
Financial need.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: July 15 each year


Saddle Lake Steinhauer Entrance Scholarship - University of Alberta

To a student entering the first year of any undergraduate program at the University
of Alberta.

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Superior academic achievement.
Good record of community service with or among Aboriginal people.
Preference will be given to Aboriginal students.

Duration: N/A

Deadline: April 15 each year


Stan Daniels Award - University of Alberta

Métis student attending the University of Alberta

Amount: One award of $500

Eligibility: Métis student. Financial need. Good academic performance.
Active participation in Métis community affairs and activities.

Duration: N/A.

Deadline: April 15 each year


Tkachenko Prize in Native Studies - University of Alberta

For study of the Cree language.

Amount: One award of $500 in each of two Cree language courses at the University of
Alberta.

Eligibility: Highest academic standing in Introductory Cree NS 152 and highest academic
standing in Intermediate Cree NS252.

Duration: N/A

Deadline: April 1 each year


John Baldwin Visual Communications Memorial Award - University of Alberta

To reward an Aboriginal student enrolled in a Bachelor.s in Applied Arts and Design or in Design who has demonstrated originality in visual communications concepts.

Amount: $200

Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry.
Duration: N/A

Deadline: Application not required. Nomination by the Faculty of Art and Design.


Canadian Western Bank Entrance Award - University of Alberta

Amount: $6,000 (payable over 3 years)

Deadline: October 1

Conditions: University of Alberta student of Canadian Aboriginal ancestry entering first year of Faculty of business. Based on academic merit and financial need.


Canadian Western Bank Entrance / Transfer Award - University of Alberta

Amount: $4,000 (payable over two years)

Deadline: October 1

Conditions: University of Alberta student of Canadian Aboriginal ancestry transferring into the faculty of business after completing two years at a local or regional college. Based on academic merit and financial need.

Information:
Office of Student Awards
University of Alberta
103 Administration Building
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M7
Phone: (780) 492-3221
Fax: (780) 492-4380

University of British Columbia

 

University of British Columbia:

BC Tel Native/Indian Teacher Education Program

Cannon Memorial Bursary

Dofasco Inc. First Nations Fellowship

Dr. Gordon Butler Bursary

Jessie Manning Bursary

Mary and James Fyfe-Smith Memorial Bursary

Clarence Ludwig Musclow Bursary

Native Brotherhood Jubilee Scholarship

St. Philip's Anglican Church Bursary

Westcoast Energe Inc. First Nations Fellowship

Wilson Duff Memorial Bursary

Khot-la-cha Award

Michael and Sonja Koerner Fellowship

Gene Joseph Scholarship

Verna J. Kirkness (Ni-jing-jada) Award

Information: Awards and Financial Aid Office
University of British Columbia
Brock Hall, 1875 East Mall, Office 1036
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1
Phone: (604) 822-5111
Fax: (604) 822-6929

Value: $ 9000.00

Number: One

Eligibility: Available to UBC Graduate student(s) ... Preference given to students of
Commerce and Business Administration.

Duration: Annual.

Deadline: N/A.


Gene Joseph Scholarship - University of British Columbia

Value: $ 1900.00

Number: One

Eligibility: Given to student(s) in the UBC School of Library, Archival, and
Information Studies.

Duration: Annual.

Deadline: N/A.


Verna J. Kirkness (Ni-jing-jada) Award - University of British Columbia

Value: $ 1700.00

Number: One

Eligibility: Award is made on the recommendation of the First Nations House Of Learning and Faculty of Education and, in the case of graduate students, the Facul;ty of Graduate Studies. Preference is given to student(s) involved in academic projects or research that will advance the cause of Aboriginal education.

Duration: Annual.

Deadline: N/A.


Khot-la-cha Award - University of British Columbia

Eligibility: Awarded is made on the recommendation of the First
Nations House of Learning, and in the case of graduate students, in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Offered to First Nations
students working with or guided by First Nations Elders in their studies.


BC Tel Native/Indian Teacher Education Program- University of British Columbia

To assist Native students in the NITEP program at the University of British
Columbia. Awarded in consultation with the Faculty of Education.

Value: Bursaries to a total of $3,250

Eligibility: Status or Non-Status Indian.

Duration: Annual.

Deadline: N/A.


Cannon Memorial Bursary - University of British Columbia

To Native students enrolled in the Faculty of Education.

Value: One or more annual bursaries to a total of $675, normally not less than $250 each.

Eligibility: Status or Non-Status Indian. Has completed at least one undergraduate year. Good academic standing.Financial need.


Dofasco Inc. First Nations Fellowship - University of British Columbia

Two fellowships endowed by Dofasco Inc. With the support of the Province of
British Columbia for First Nations students in any field.

Value: Two fellowships of $8,000 each

Eligibility: First Nations student at the University of British Columbia.

Duration: N/A

Deadline: Awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Dr. Gordon Butler Memorial Bursary - University of British Columbia

To Status Indians, Non-Status Indians or Inuit who are enrolled in or currently
majoring in health and social sciences at the University of British Columbia.

Value: Normally two bursaries of $500 each

Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian or Inuit.

Duration: N/A

Deadline: N/A


Jessie Manning Bursary for Native/Indian Students - University of British Columbia

To assist Native students.

Value: One bursary of $1,050

Eligibility: Preference is given to a Non-Status Indian in the Native Indian Teacher Education
program.

Duration: N/A

Deadline: N/A


Mary and James Fyfe-Smith Memorial Bursary - University of British Columbia

To Native students entering or attending the School of Social Work or Nursing, theFaculty of Education or the Faculty of Law.

Value: One bursary of $1,500 to each of the three faculties listed above.

Eligibility: Native student.

Duration: N/A

Deadline: N/A


Clarence Ludwig Musclow Bursary - University of British Columbia

This bursary has been endowed by the estate of Clarence Ludwig Musclow for a First Nations student from British Columbia.

Value: $3,000

Eligibility: First Nation student from British Columbia.
Must be studying First Nations culture, history, language or any other topic which
will help to preserve the culture of First Nations people.

Duration: N/A

Deadline: N/A


Native Brotherhood of British Columbia Jubilee Scholarship - University of British Columbia

To a First Nations student from a British Columbia coastal community.

Value: One scholarship of $800.

Eligibility: First Nations student from a coastal community.
Enrolled in an arts or science faculty at the University of British Columbia.
Duration: N/A

Deadline: N/A


St. Philip's Anglican Church Bursary - University of British Columbia

To assist Native students.

Value: One or more bursaries to a total of $1,000

Eligibility: Preference given to a Non-Status Indian.


Westcoast Energe Inc. First Nations Fellowship - University of British Columbia

To First Nations students in any field on the recommendation of the Faculty of
Graduate Studies.

Value: Two fellowships of $6,000 per year.

Eligibility: First Nations student.
Enrolled at the University of British Columbia.


Wilson Duff Memorial Bursary - University of British Columbia

To students in the field of Native history and culture.

Value: One or more bursaries of $1,500

Eligibility: Studying Indian history and culture. Preference given to students of Native ancestry.

Information: Awards and Financial Aid Office
University of British Columbia
Brock Hall, 1875 East Mall, Office 1036
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1
Phone: (604) 822-5111
Fax: (604) 822-6929

University of Calgary

University of Calgary:

Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada Scholarships

New Sun Education Award

Raytheon Systems of Canada Ltd. Scholarship

Ross A. MacKimmie Bursary

S.M. Blair Family Foundation Scholarship

Roland MacDonald Memorial Award

Sheila McDougall Award

Travel Cuts Native Bursary

Madam Valda Bursaries

Ellen McNail Hamilton Bursary

Hughes Aircraft of Canada Limited Scholarship For Aboriginal Students

I.C. Hutton Bursary

Information: Student Awards and Financial Aid
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Phone: (403) 220-6925
Fax: (403) 284-0069

Web: www.ucalgary.ca/nativecr/awards


Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada Scholarships for Aboriginal Students - University of Calgary

Value: One scholarship of $1,000.

Eligibility: Offered annually to a student of Native Canadian ancestry (Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Métis or Inuit) who is entering his or her third or fourth year in the Faculty of Management with a concentration in risk management and insurance. The award is based on academic merit. In the event there are no eligible applicants in the RMIN program, students of Native Canadian ancestry registered in third or fourth year of other programs are eligible.

Deadline: June 15


New Sun Education Award - University of Calgary

Value: One scholarship of $1,500.

Eligibility: Offered annually to a continuing student of Native Canadian ancestry (Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Métis or Inuit)who has completed at least one full year in any undergraduate faculty at the University of Calgary. The award is based on academic merit, financial need and a demonstrated involvement in he preservation
of traditional Native culture. To be eligible students must be registered full-time, but need not be carrying a full course load.

Deadline: June 15


Raytheon Systems of Canada Ltd. Scholarship for Aboriginal Students - University of Calgary

Value: One scholarship of $1,000.

Eligibility: Offered annually to a student of Native Canadian ancestry (Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Métis or Inuit) entering he hird year at he University of
Calgary in either electrical engineering or computer science.The award is based on academic merit. In the event there are no eligible applicants in electrical
engineering or computer science, Aboriginal students enrolled in he following disciplines are considered in the order listed: engineering (any department),
mathematics, physics,or any undergraduate faculty at the University of Calgary.

Deadline: June 15


The Ross A. MacKimmie Bursary - University of Calgary

To a student of Native Canadian ancestry entering first year in any faculty at the
University of Calgary. North Canadian Oils Limited in memory of Ross
MacKimmie.

Amount: One bursary of $1,000

Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Métis or Inuit.
Academic merit. Financial need. Entering first year in any faculty.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: July 15 each year


S.M. Blair Family Foundation Scholarship - University of Calgary

Offered to a student of Native Canadian ancestry entering the Faculty of
Engineering at the University of Calgary. Donated by the S.M. Blair Family
Foundation.

Amount: $3,000

Renewable in the second, third and fourth year providing the recipient maintains a minimum grade point average of 2.60 as a full-time student.

Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Métis or Inuit.
Entering the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Calgary.
Must have attended high school in one of the western Canadian provinces, the
Yukon or the Northwest Territories. Academic merit. Extra-curricular activities involving contribution to the Native community.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: March 15 each year


The Roland MacDonald Memorial Award - University of Calgary

Offered to a student of Native Canadian ancestry enrolled in second, third or fourth year at the University of Calgary. Donated by Frederick R. MacDonald in memory of his brother Roland.

Amount: One award of $800

Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Métis or Inuit.
Enrolled in second, third or fourth year at the University of Calgary.
Financial need. Academic merit. Preference will be given to a student enrolled in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Must be enrolled in full-time studies but need not be carrying a full course load.
Duration: Annual

Deadline: June 15 each year


The Sheila McDougall Award - University of Calgary

Offered to an Aboriginal Canadian registered in the Faculty of Social Work in the BSW program. Donated by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Sheila McDougall, who received her BSW from the University of Calgary in 1987 and was working on her MSW at the time of her death.

Amount: $200

Eligibility: Aboriginal Canadian registered in the Faculty of Social Work in the BSW program. If there are no suitable applicants in the Faculty of Social Work, then students who meet the criteria specified but are registered in the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Nursing or the Faculty of Social Sciences with a major in psychology will be considered. Academic merit. Intent to pursue a career in an area that will provide a service to Native people and/or further cross-cultural awareness and understanding. Financial need.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: June 15 each year


The Travel Cuts Native Bursary - University of Calgary

To a Canadian student of Native ancestry enrolled in second, third or fourth year of any faculty at the University of Calgary.

Amount: One award of $500.
Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Métis or Inuit.
Academic merit. Financial need.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: June 15 each year


The Madam Valda Bursaries - University of Calgary

Offered to students entering second, third or fourth year of any faculty at the University of Calgary. Donated by the estate of the late Olga Valda Kavaner.

Amount: Three bursaries of $1,000 each.
Eligibility: The awards will be based primarily on financial need with academic merit also considered. Preference will be given to a student of Native Canadian ancestry (Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Métis or Inuit) for one of these awards.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: June 15 each year.


Ellen McNail Hamilton Bursary - University of Calgary

Offered to a student of Native Canadian ancestry enrolled in second, third or fourth year of any faculty at the University of Calgary. Donated by Jessie Symons in memory of her mother Ellen McNeil Hamilton.

Amount: Three bursaries of $2,000 each

Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Métis or Inuit.
Financial need. Extra-curricular activities. Academic merit.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: June 15 each year.


Hughes Aircraft of Canada Limited Scholarship For Aboriginal Students - University of Calgary

Offered to a student of Native Canadian ancestry entering third year at the
University of Calgary in either electrical engineering or computer science.

Amount: One scholarship of $1,000

Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Métis, or Inuit.
Entering third year in electrical engineering or computer science.
Academic merit. In the event that there are no eligible applicants in electrical engineering or computer science then Aboriginal students enrolled in the following disciplines will be considered in the order listed:
. Engineering (any department)
. Mathematics
. Physics
. Any undergraduate faculty at the University of Calgary.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: June 15 each year


The I.C. Hutton Bursary - University of Calgary

Offered to students of Native Canadian ancestry enrolled in second, third or fourth year of any faculty at the University of Calgary. Donated by I.C. Hutton in memory of her parents, Robert W. And Mary C. Hutton.

Amount: Two bursaries of $1,000.

Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Métis or Inuit.
Academic merit. Financial need. Must be registered full-time but need not be carrying a full course load.

Duration: Annual.

Deadline: June 15 each year

Information: Student Awards and Financial Aid
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Phone: (403) 220-6925
Fax: (403) 284-0069

 

University of Lethbridge

Lethbridge University:

Peigan Nation Scholarship

Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison Scholarship

Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison Scholarship - Part-Time Studies in Native American Studies

Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison Scholarship - Fine Arts

Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison Scholarship - Part-Time Studies in Fine Arts

Shell Scholarship In Native Management

Imperial Oil Limited Scholarships

ATCO Gas Bursary in Business Enterprises and Self-Governing Systems

Vern Eagle Bear Memorial Scholarship

Information:
Scholarships and Student Finance
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge Alberta T1K 3M4
Phone: (403) 329-2585
Fax: (403) 382-7110



Peigan Nation Scholarship - University of Lethbridge

Value: One at $500

Eligibility: Preference to students who have at least second year standing. Must be a registered member of the Peigan Nation.

Criteria: Academic achievement. Financial need may be considered.

Deadline: May 31


Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison Scholarship - University of Lethbridge

Value: Two at $1,000

Eligibility: A Native student majoring in Native American Studies.

Criteria: Academic achievement. Financial need may be considered.

Deadline: May 31


Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison Scholarship - Part-Time Studies in Native American Studies - University of Lethbridge

Value: One at $500

Eligibility: A Native student majoring in Native American Studies. A minimum of two and no more than 7.5 graded courses in the Fall and Spring semesters immediately preceding the granting of the award.

Criteria: Academic achievement. Financial need may be considered.

Deadline: May 31


Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison Scholarship - Fine Arts - University of Lethbridge

Value: One at $2,000

Eligibility: A Native student majoring in Art.

Criteria: Academic and artistic achievement. Financial need may be considered.

Deadline: May 31


Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison Scholarship - Part-Time Studies in Fine Arts - University of Lethbridge

Value: One at $5000

Eligibility: A Native student majoring in Art. A minimum of two and no more than 7.5 graded courses in the Fall and Spring semesters immediately preceding the granting of the award.

Criteria: Academic and artistic achievement. Financial need may be considered.

Deadline: May 31


Shell Scholarship In Native Management - University of Lethbridge

Value: Variable at $1,000

Eligibility: New and continuing students in the Faculty of Management Business Enterprises and Self-Governing Systems of Indian, Inuit and Metis People (B.E.S.S.) certificate or degree program.

Criteria: Academic achievement. Overall performance and commitment to the objectives of the Native Management program.

Deadline: Application not required.


Imperial Oil Limited Scholarships - University of Lethbridge

Value: Variable at $1,000

Eligibility: New and continuing students in the Faculty of Management (B.E.S.S.) certificate or degree program.

Criteria: Academic achievement. Overall performance and commitment to the objectives of the Native Management program.

Deadline: Application not required.


ATCO Gas Bursary in Business Enterprises and Self-Governing Systems - University of Lethbridge

Value: One at $250

Eligibility: New and continuing Aboriginal or Native students from within the Province of Alberta in the Faculty of Management (B.E.S.S.) certificate or degree program.

Criteria: Academic achievement. Extra-curricular contributions to campus or community. Financial need.

Deadline: Application not required.


Vern Eagle Bear Memorial Scholarship - University of Lethbridge

Value: One at $250

Eligibility: New and continuing students in the Faculty of Management (B.E.S.S.) certificate or degree program.

Criteria: Academic achievement. Overall performance and commitment to the objectives of the Native Management program.

Deadline: Application not required.

Information:
Scholarships and Student Finance
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge Alberta T1K 3M4
Phone: (403) 329-2585
Fax: (403) 382-7110

 

University of Manitoba

Scholarships and Bursaries at the University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries for Aboriginal students.

By self-declaring as a person of Aboriginal descent you will automatically be eligible for a number of awards. Self-Declaration forms are available from the Aboriginal Student Centre, or you can check the box that applies to you on your University of Manitoba application form.

*Bursary awards are based primarily on financial need; students must submit the University of Manitoba Bursary Application.

*Academic scholarships will be automatically given to the students who meet the criteria. Specific applications are not required unless otherwise noted.

For more information on any awards, please contact:
Financial Aid & Awards
422 University Centre,
Ph: 474-9531, Fax: 474-7543
email: awards@umanitoba.ca
Visit: www.umanitoba.ca/student/awards

The following awards at the University of Manitoba are available to Aboriginal (First Nation, Status or Non-Status, Inuit, and Métis) students:

All Faculties at the University of Manitoba

Marguerite and John Burelle Memorial Aboriginal Scholarships
- four awards of $3,000

Mary and Louis Finkle Aboriginal and Immigrant Scholarship & Bursary
- $450 (per award) - application required

Sonia and Ralph Kaplan Aboriginal and Immigrant Scholarship & Bursary
- $450 (per award) - application required

Winston Samlalsingh Scholarship
- one renewable scholarship of $1,175 for the student entering the University of Manitoba from high school with highest average

Frances E. Ross Bursary
- $500 (estimated) available for a Métis student in any program

Louis Riel Bursaries at the University of Manitoba
- 84 awards at $1,500 for any student in any program who holds membership in the Manitoba Métis Federation

Louis Riel Bursary
- $150 (estimated) offered every two years to a student in any program

Honourable Mitchell W. Sharp Bursary
- $3,425 available for multiple awards for U1 students

Cyril Tobias Memorial Bursary
- $2,875 available for multiple awards for students in any program who are from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, or Alberta

Farm Credit Canada Scholarship
- one award of $1,500 for a student in either the I.H. Asper School of Business or the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Joan and Dean Sandham Scholarship in Aboriginal Health Professional Leadership
- $6700 available for multiple awards for medical doctors and nurses in any undergraduate or graduate program who demonstrate leadership skills and a commitment to developing a career in medicine or nursing

Johnston Bursary
- $5,200 available (variable numbers and values) for students in Law or Medicine

Centre for Aboriginal Health Education Student Support Fund
- $5,000 to offer multiple emergency bursaries ($50 to $500) to undergraduate students in Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Medical Rehabilitation, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy

Wiciwawin Aboriginal Alumni Emergency Bursary

- $2,125 available for multiple awards for students in any program


School of Art

George Swinton Memorial Scholarships
- $750 for a student in the B.F.A.(Honours), B.F.A., or Dip. in Art


Architecture (Environmental Design)

Frank and Marjorie Silver Bursary
- $800 bursary for a student in Master of Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design, or Landscape Architecture program

Allan Waisman Aboriginal Architecture Scholarship
- one award of $4,950 for a student in Master of Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design, or Landscape Architecture Program


Asper School of Business

Aboriginal Business Education Program (ABEP) Awards
- multiple scholarships & bursaries of $500-$2,000 to ABEP students

North West Company Aboriginal Student Scholarship in Management
- one award of $1,125 for U1 student who intends to enter Management - must submit letter of intent

Vision Quest - Steve Prince Memorial Bursary
- $1,000 for a student in the I.H. Asper School of Business who has demonstrated community involvement

Linda K. Park Memorial Bursary
- two bookstore credits of $200 available for students in ABEP


Faculty of Architecture

Allan Waisman Aboriginal Architecture Scholarship
- one award of $4,000 for Master's student


Faculty of Education

Manitoba Association of School Superintendents Bursary
- one award of $600

Manitoba Teachers' Society Aboriginal Bursary in Education
- one award of $2,400
Faculty of Engineering

Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) Awards
- multiple scholarships based on grade point average and multiple bursaries from $500 - $2,500


Faculty of Graduate Studies

Right Honourable Brian Dickson Graduate Fellowship
- one award of $5,350 for Masters of Law student who is Aboriginal or whose focus is Aboriginal rights

Ph.D. Studies for Aboriginal Scholars (PSAS) Fund
- variable amount of $5,000-$20,000 for students in first four years of any Doctoral program

President's Graduate Scholarship for First Nations, Inuit, Métis Students
- *beginning in 2009-10 - for a student in first four years of any Doctoral program or first two years of any Masters program


Faculty of Human Ecology

Human Ecology Endowment Fund Scholarship for Aboriginal Students
- up to three scholarships (minimum value $1000)

Jean Goodwill - Jean Steckle Bursary in Human Ecology
- one award of $2,900 for student involved in Aboriginal community


Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

NFL/Budweiser Recreation Services Aboriginal Student Development Award
- one award of $670


Faculty of Law

Michael and Joy Phelps Bursary
- one award of $1,000

Petro-Canada Manitoba Law Foundation Bursary
- one award of $1,675


Faculty of Medicine

Jack Armstrong Memorial Bursary
- $1475 for a student in the Faculty of Medicine

Victoria and J. Stuart Downey Entrance Scholarship in Medicine
- $4,050 total given to one undergraduate student entering the Faculty of Medicine
- $3,037 given upon admission to the Faculty of Medicine
- The remaining balance, $1,013, given in the summer if the student is admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Medicine program, in the Faculty of Medicine


Faculty of Social Work

Elizabeth Hill Scholarship
- $5,450 available for one or more awards

Esther Seidl Scholarship
- $4,875 available for one or more awards for graduate students in Social Work

MASW Affirmative Action Bursary
- three awards of $1,000

Margaret Mary Burns Award in Social Work (Scholarship)
- $16,425 available to offer scholarships for Masters and Doctoral students in Social Work

Margaret Mary Burns Award in Social Work (Bursary)
- $8,075 available to offer bursaries for pre-Masters and Masters students in Social Work



Awards Related to Aboriginal Studies (open to non-Aboriginal students)

Aboriginal Issues Press Scholarship

- variable number and value; for graduate students with research focus on Aboriginal Issues

James Gordon Fletcher PhD Fellowship
- one award of $16,000 for student researching Aboriginal communities and persons - submit application

D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize for Aboriginal Peoples and Land Claims

- one prize of $100 for student graduating from Law

D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize for Aboriginal Peoples and Law

- one prize of $100 for a student graduating from Law

Oakes-Riewe Aboriginal-Environmental Studies Research Award
- $10,750 to offer multiple awards of $500 to $5,000 for master's and Doctoral students conducting interdisciplinary environmental research within an Aboriginal context

George A. Schultz Bursary in North American Native History
- $2,000 for a Masters or Doctoral student in History whose research focus in North American Native History

External Awards Available for Aboriginal Students

Manitoba Hydro Bursaries in Business, Engineering and IT
- multiple awards ($1,500 to $2,500 each) plus offer of summer employment with Manitoba Hydro for students in Business, Engineering, Computer Science, and University 1 (with a focus on IT) October 1st application deadline

Manitoba Hydro Employment Equity Bursary
- multiple awards of $1,500 each, plus offer of summer employment with Manitoba Hydro for students entering first year Business, Engineering, or Computer Science who belong to an Employment Equity Designated Group (see website for definition)
October 1st application deadline.Visit Manitoba Hydro at www.hydro.mb.ca for applications and more information.

MB Business Council Bursary
- multiple awards of $3000 each for students who demonstrate financial need and are in good academic standing. March 30th application deadline.Visit Manitoba Business Council at www.businesscouncil.mb.ca for applications and more information.

For more information on any awards, please contact:
Financial Aid & Awards
422 University Centre,
Ph: 474-9531, Fax: 474-7543
email: awards@umanitoba.ca
Visit: www.umanitoba.ca/student/awards

University of Regina

University of Regina:

Aboriginal Student Awards

Northern Resident Awards

Female Student Awards

Students with Disabilities Awards

For complete information on any of the above scholarships please go directly to the University of Regina's web site: www.uregina.ca/awards/scholarships/


Aboriginal

* Aboriginal Kinesiology and Health Studies Award
* Barber, Dr Lloyd Scholarships
* Birks Family Foundation Bursary for the Aborginal Co-Operative Education Program and Employment Services **NEW**
* Blakeney, A.E. SaskTel Bursary
* Bosgoed, Gary Scholarship for Aboriginals in Engineering
* CIC Aboriginal Bursary
* Faculty of Business Administration Aboriginal Student Award
* Howe, The CD Mature Student Achievement Awards for Excellence
* Indigenous Peoples' Health Research Centre (IPHRC) Summer Undergraduate Research Awards 2006
* John Deere Foundation of Canada Award
* Lowery, Teal Scholarship
* Mike Jake Memorial Scholarship Fund
* Purcell, Gil Memorial Journalism Scholarship for Native Canadians
* Regina Chamber of Commerce Award
* Regina Research Park Aboriginal Scholarship
* SaskWater Scholarship
* Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians
* Shoebridge, Jean Memorial Prize
* University of Regina Aboriginal Student Fine Arts Award **NEW**
* Wolstein, Dr Edward Award for Students of Aboriginal Ancestry
* Wood, Morley Memorial Scholarship for Aboriginal Female Students

For complete information on any of the above scholarships please go directly to the University of Regina's web site: www.uregina.ca/awards/scholarships/


Female

* Blakeney, A.E. SaskTel Bursary
* Brennan Office Plus Cougar Women's Basketball Athletic Award
* Brennan Office Plus Cougar Women's Hockey Athletic Award
* Canadian Federation of University Women-Regina Scholarship
* CIS Women's Hockey Championship Legacy Scholarship
* Communications, Energy, and Paper Workers Union of Canada - Non-Traditional Scholarships
* Coolidge, Shelley Cougar Women's Hockey Athletic Award
* Cougar Women's Basketball Athletic Award
* Cougar Women's Hockey Athletic Award
* Cougar Women's Soccer Athletic Award
* Cougar Women's Volleyball Athletic Award
* Cowin, Jack Basketball Athletic Award
* Fedoruk, Sylvia Scholarship
* Gavel, Robyn Mason Memorial Bursary
* Haughton, Willa Athletic Award
* Lorenzen, Professor Fyola Scholarship
* Morris, Helen Mary Award for Women in Engineering
* SaskWater Scholarship
* University of Regina Faculty Association Dr Sarah Shorten Memorial Scholarship
* University of Regina Women's Centre Bursary for Women
* Welwood, Muriel Scholarship for Women in Education
* Wickenheiser, Doug Cougar Women's Hockey Leadership Athletic Award
* Wood, Morley Memorial Scholarship for Aboriginal Female Students

For complete information on any of the above scholarships please go directly to the University of Regina's web site: www.uregina.ca/awards/scholarships/


Northern Resident

Part-time

* Alexander, Milnor Award for Women
* Blakely, Leonard & Winnifred Memorial Award
* Captive Audience Scholarship **NEW**
* Connell, FJ. Music Scholarship
* Couse, Keith Award in Human Justice
* Faculty of Social Work Legacy Bursary
* Family Life Saskatchewan Book Prize in Human Justice
* Gavel, Robyn Mason Memorial Bursary
* Grant, Shirley Memorial Award
* Justice & Corrections Prize
* Larsen, Corporal Ole R Memorial Scholarship
* Muir, Gloria Memorial Award
* O'Brien, Sister Ann Scholarship
* Shaw, Elmer Part-Time Bursaries
* Shoebridge, Jean Memorial Prize
* University of Regina Alumni Association Dr John Archer Scholarship
* University of Regina Part-Time Studies Undergraduate Bursary **NEW**
* Usick, Garth Edward Memorial Bursary

For complete information on any of the above scholarships please go directly to the University of Regina's web site: www.uregina.ca/awards/scholarships/


Disability

* 35 Lions Club of Regina Scholarship
* Blakeney, A.E. SaskTel Bursary
* Epilepsy Scholarship Awards 2006
* Fox, Terry Memorial Scholarship
* Ottley, Jim & Elizabeth Award
* SaskWater Scholarship
* Teale, Lottie V.M. Bursary
* Teale, Lottie V.M. Scholarships
* University of Regina Celebration Award
* Usick, Garth Edward Memorial Bursary

For complete information on any of the above scholarships please go directly to the University of Regina's web site: www.uregina.ca/awards/scholarships/


City of Regina - Henry Baker Scholarships

The City of Regina offers six scholarships to students at the University of Regina including one at SIFC in Regina

Value: 2 @ $1000 and 4 @ $2,000

Eligibility: Varies

Deadline: August 1st

Information:
Phone: (306) 777-7800

Application form: www.cityregina.com

Return completed application to:
City of Regina
Public Affairs Division
City Hall, 14 th Floor
P. O. Box 1790
Regina, SK S4P 3C8

University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan

Information: Scholarships and Awards
Office of the Registrar
University of Saskatchewan
105 Administration Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A2
Phone: (306) 966-6748
Fax: (306) 966-6730
E-mail: awards@usask.ca
Internet: www.students.usask.ca/aboriginal/

 

Pre-Medicine Awards for Aboriginal Students

Chase Memorial Scholarship

Louis Riel Scholarship

Aurora Awards

Gordon McCormack Memorial Scholarship

Harvey Bell Memorial Prize

Roger Carter Scholarships

Henry Favel Scholarship

Diana Leis Bursary

Siberman Filer Bursary

TD Bursary Program

Nexen Awards for Aboriginal Students

Entering Awards - Business Economics

Continuing Awards - Business Economics

Entering Awards in Land Use and Environmental Studies (LUESt) or Environmental Earth Sciences (EES)

Continuing Awards in LUESt or EES:


Pre-Medicine Awards for Aboriginal Students - University of Saskatchewan

Value: $2500

Number: Varies

Deadline: August 15th

Eligibility: Students of Aboriginal ancestry who are entering or continuing full-time studies in the College of Arts & Science, pursuing pre-medical studies. Students must be Saskatchewan residents.
First-year recipients will be eligible to have their award renewed for a second year.

Selection: Academic achievement and biographical essay

Information:
Heather Mandeville, Administrative Coordinator
Admissions and Student Affairs
College of Medicine
Room A204 Health Sciences Building
107 Wiggins Road
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5
Phone: (306) 966-6143
Fax: (306) 966-2601

Email: heather.mandeville@usask.ca
Internet: www.medicine.usask.ca/specialprograms/aboriginal


Chase Memorial Scholarship - University of Saskatchewan

Provided to Aboriginal students of North American ancestry to assist with
registration at the University to pursue undergraduate studies.

Value: Seven scholarships of $1,500

Eligibility: North American Aboriginal ancestry and resident of Saskatchewan.
Financial need.

Duration: Annual (renewable)

Deadline: April 15 of each year for new students. June 01 of each year for undergraduate students.


Louis Riel Scholarship - University of Saskatchewan

Assists an Aboriginal student of Métis ancestry to obtain a university degree.

Value: One scholarship of $1,500

Eligibility: Saskatchewan or Manitoba Métis.Preference given to students entering their first year of university. Academic achievement.

Duration: One of the four years of a Bachelor.s degree.

Deadline: April 15 for students completing high school. June 1 for undergraduate students.


Aurora Awards - University of Saskatchewan

Offered to students of Native ancestry graduating from the Indian Teacher
Education Program.

Value: $500; number of awards varies.

Eligibility: Academic achievement. Aptitude for teaching.
Integrity and an enquiring mind. Pride in being a graduate of the Indian Teacher Education Program.

Duration: Annual.

Deadline: No application required. Award winners will be selected in consultation with the Director of Indian Teacher Education Program.
     


Gordon McCormack Memorial Scholarship for Native Students - University of Saskatchewan
Offered to a student entering the third year in the Indian Teacher Education
Program.

Value: One award of $500

Eligibility: Academic achievement. Native student entering third year in the Indian Teacher Education Program.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: September 30 each year. Applications must be submitted to the Assistant Dean (Student Affairs), College of Education.


Harvey Bell Memorial Prize - University of Saskatchewan

Offered to a student of Native Canadian ancestry receiving an LL.B degree in
Canada.

Value: Total of $1,200 available, number awarded varies

Eligibility: Native Canadian ancestry. Must be receiving an LL.B degree in Canada.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: May 31 each year

Information: The Director
Native Law Centre
Diefenbaker Centre
University of Saskatchewan
101 Diefenbaker Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7B 5B8


Roger Carter Scholarships - University of Saskatchewan

Offered to students of Native Canadian ancestry entering the second or third year of studies in a Canadian law school.

Value: To be determined

Eligibility: Native Canadian ancestry, entering second or third year of studies in a Canadian law school Academic achievement in law studies. The students. past and expected contribution to further the needs, concerns and aspirations of Native people and their communities in Canada.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: No application required


Henry Favel Scholarship - University of Saskatchewan

Offered to a full-time student of Treaty Indian ancestry who has successfully
completed a year of undergraduate study as a full-time student in the diploma or
degree program in agriculture.

Value: One award of $2,000

Eligibility: Academic achievement, persistent effort and overall academic progress of the student. To be eligible the student must return as a full-time student for a minimum of one term. Full-time student of Treaty Indian ancestry.
Must be in the diploma or degree program in agriculture.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: No application required


Diana Leis Bursary - University of Saskatchewan

Open to Aboriginal students who are residents of northern Saskatchewan and who have graduated with the previous five years with complete secondary-level standing from specified school divisions.

Value: One award of $800

Eligibility: Aboriginal student must have graduated within the previous five years with complete secondary-level standing from one of the following school divisions:
. Northern Lights School Division No.113
. Île à la Crosse School Division No.112
. Creighton School Division No.111.
Students must have completed at least one year of study in any degree program
offered by the University of Saskatchewan and must intend to return to northern
Saskatchewan on graduation. Academic achievement. Financial need.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: June 1 each year

On General Application for Undergraduate Awards available from the Office of the Registrar. Submit to the Office of the Registrar, together with a written statement of intention to return to northern Saskatchewan on graduation.


Siberman Filer Bursary - University of Saskatchewan

To assist eligible students with the opportunity to pursue studies in the College of Law, and ultimately to serve their community and country, thereby enriching life for many others.

Value: One award of $600

Eligibility: Student who has successfully completed the program of legal studies for Native people and is registered in the first year of study in the College of Law. Demonstrated financial need. Financial need.

Duration: Annual

Deadline: Students are notified about application procedures in the fall.

Information: Scholarships and Awards
Office of the Registrar
University of Saskatchewan
105 Administration Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A2
Phone: (306) 966-6748
Fax: (306) 966-6730
E-mail: awards@usask.ca
Internet: www.students.usask.ca/aboriginal/


Nexen Aboriginal Student Energy Awards - College of Arts and Science - University of Saskatchewan

Business Economics, Aboriginal Public Administration, Land Use and Environmental Studies, Environmental Earth Sciences, Archaeology B. Sc., Geological Sciences, Geophysics, or Public Administration.

The bursary is $2,000 per year for new students and $5,000 per year for continuing students (maximum of 4 years).

Entering students

Value: $2,000 each (ten awards)

Entering students who have self-identified on their application for admission to the University of Saskatchewan are automatically considered.

Course requirements

Criteria: will be based on high school or secondary level academic
achievement and a written interest in pursuing an undergraduate degree
in one of the areas of study noted above.

Deadline: July 31


Continuing students

Value: $5,000 each (6 awards)

Aboriginal Public Administration or Public Administration

Archaeology (B. Sc)

Environmental Earth Sciences (EES)

Geological Sciences or Geophysics

Land Use and Environmental Studies (LUEST).

Applications

Deadline: July 31

Charlotte Ross;
Coordinator of Academic Programs for Aboriginal Students
College of Arts and Science - Dean's Office
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Rm. 265 Arts Building
Saskatoon SK, S7N 5A5

Phone (306) 966-4754 Fax (306)966-7171

E-mail: charlotte.ross@usask.ca

To obtain an application form for any of these awards, please use the following link: www.arts.usask.ca/aboriginalstudents/

University of Toronto

University of Toronto (11):

Gladys Watson Aboriginal Education Fund

First Nations House Grant Program

Kathleen Green Savan Bursary

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

Lillian McGregor Award of Excellence

City of Toronto Scholarships in Aboriginal Health

Faculty of Social Work Chancellor Rose Wolfe Scholarship

Faculty of Pharmacy Colonel F.A. Tilston Admission Scholarship

General Motors Scholarships / Grants for Native Students

Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary

University of Toronto Advanced Planning for Students Students (UTAPS)

Information:
The Financial Aid Counsellor
First Nations House
University of Toronto
563 Spadina Avenue, 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1
Phone: (416) 978-1290
Toll Free: 1-800-810-8069
Email: fnh.info@utoronto.ca

 


Gladys Watson Aboriginal Education Fund - University of Toronto

Awarded to Aboriginal students enrolled in graduate programs at the masters or doctoral level, and to second-entry professional programs (law, medecine, education, etc.)

Preference will be given to those students who demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: July 1


First Nations House Grant Program - University of Toronto

Grants are available for Aboriginal students. Grants are non-repayable awards ranging in amount, which assist students who have demonstrated financial need.

Students are eligible to apply in both the fall and winter terms.

Information:


Kathleen Green Savan Bursary - University of Toronto

Awarded to an Aboriginal student enrolled in the Transitional Year Programme at the University of Toronto.

Deadline: End of November


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

Awarded to an Aboriginal student enrolled in the third or higher year of an undergraduate programme or in any year of a graduate programme or second-level entry professional programme ( ie: Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine).

Deadline: November


The Lillian McGregor Award of Excellence - University of Toronto

Awarded to an Aboriginal woman studying at the University of Toronto and is based on academic excellence, community service and financial need.

Deadline: July


City of Toronto Scholarships in Aboriginal Health - University of Toronto

Two scholarships awarded to Aboriginal students studying in any of the health professional programs, undergraduate or graduate, on the basis of financial need, academic merit and demonstrated community leadership skills.

Deadline: September


Faculty of Social Work Chancellor Rose Wolfe Scholarship - University of Toronto

One award to a registered M.S.W. or Ph. D. Native Student based on proven scholastic ability. Financial need may be a consideration.


Faculty of Pharmacy Colonel F.A. Tilston Admission Scholarship - University of Toronto

One award to an Aboriginal student


General Motors Scholarships / Grants for Native Students - University of Toronto (Victoria College)

A number of scholarship/grants to Native students registered at Victoria College. Awards will be given on the basis of financial need and academic excellence.

Deadline: September


Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary - University of Toronto

Registered MNO students can apply - based on financial need and contribution to the Métis community.


University of Toronto Advanced Planning for Students Students (UTAPS)

In April 1998, the Governing Council approved a new pPolicy on Student Financial Support. The Policy states, as a fundamental principle, that "No student admitted to a program at the University of toronto should be unable to enroll or complete the programme due to a lack of financial means." The University will assess financial need and will, if the need is demonstrated, provide additional assistance in the form of a non-repayable grant called UTAPS.

Information:
The Financial Aid Counsellor
First Nations House
University of Toronto
563 Spadina Avenue, 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1
Phone: (416) 978-1290
Toll Free: 1-800-810-8069
Email: fnh.info@utoronto.ca

 

University of Windsor

University of Windsor:

Leroy Freeman Altiman Memorial Award

Stuart H. Surlin Bursary for Aboriginal Students

University of Windsor Turtle Island Bursary

Geoffry H. Wood Native Bursary

Windsor-Essex Metis Council Bursary

 

Apply on-line: www.uwindsor.ca

Turtle Island House / Aboriginal Education Centre
University of Windsor
496 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
N9B 3P4

Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3481
Fax: (519) 971-3689
Email: turtleisland@uwindsor.ca


Leroy Freeman Altiman Memorial Award - University of Windsor

Deadline: October 31

Eligibility: One or more bursaries to be awarded on the basis of merit and need to full-time students in a program of studies concerned with or of direct benefit to the Indians, Inuit, and Metis of Canada. Established in 1983 in memory of Leroy Freeman Altiman, member of Walpole Island Indian Band.


Stuart H. Surlin Bursary for Aboriginal Students - University of Windsor

Deadline: October 31

Eligibility: In recognition of Dr. Surlin's interests in Aboriginal culture and values, a bursary fund has been established in his name to assist in-course Canadian/Permanent Resident students of Aboriginal ancestry residing in Ontario in completing their studies at the University of Windsor.


University of Windsor Turtle Island Bursary - University of Windsor

Deadline: October 31 (Fall Term), February 15 (Winter Term) and June 15 (Summer Term)

Eligibility: In-course students of Aboriginal ancestry (Non-status, Metis, Bill C-31, Status, Innu, Inuit) who can demonstrate financial need may apply for this bursary. value $500 - $1000 per term. Candidates must be Canadian citizens/Permanent Residents residing in Ontario.


Geoffry H. Wood Native Bursary - University of Windsor

Value: $250

Up to four (4) awards annually.

Deadline: October 31 (Fall Term), February 15 (Winter Term)

Eligibility: Candidates must be of Aboriginal ancestry (Non-status, Metis, Bill C-31, Status, Innu, Inuit) who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 and demonstrate financial need.


Windsor-Essex Metis Council Bursary - University of Windsor

Value: $1000

Two (2) awards annually.

Deadline: October 31

Eligibility: Awarded annually based on academic achievement (minimum GPA 5.0) and financial need, to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are members of the Metis Nation of Ontario.

Application forms available at the Student Awards Office.

Apply on-line: www.uwindsor.ca

Turtle Island House / Aboriginal Education Centre
University of Windsor
496 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
N9B 3P4

Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3481
Fax: (519) 971-3689
Email: turtleisland@uwindsor.ca

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Aboriginal scholarships and bursaries: how to find them

By Allison Kydd
Windspeaker Contributor
EDMONTON

With winter session over and spring and summer sessions either underway or soon to be, this is a good time for students and prospective students to start planning for September.

Finances are always a consideration, but there are a number of scholarships and bursaries offered specifically to Aboriginal students. These awards come from both the public and the private sector; however, new awards are being developed and other awards updated, so it is sometimes difficult for both individuals and institutions to keep abreast of all the possibilities.

There are, however, some logical sources of information on scholarships and bursaries. Many post-secondary institutions offer awards themselves. For instance, Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton has formed partnerships with various other organizations in order to offer special incentives. One new award offered through the Grant MacEwan College Foundation is the Aboriginal Business Leadership Award.

As Lori Hanasyk of Grant MacEwan says, the award is "business-driven". It came about because 10 or fifteen organizations, some of them large corporations, identified the need and put together the funding. It will offer a minimum of four awards [$1,500 each] annually, and the deadline for applications is June 15 for the following academic year.

This particular initiative is not only directed to a special area of study, one leading to a certificate, diploma or degree in business or commerce, but also targets three groups of applicants. First priority will be given to one or more self-employed Aboriginal students who are attending an Alberta post-secondary institution for the first time. The next priority is for one or more mature students attending such an institution for the first time. The third priority opens up the award to one or more Aboriginal students registered in such a program and also at a public post-secondary educational institution in Alberta.

Another place for a student to go for information on education awards is his or her regional office of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. In Edmonton, the person fielding general inquiries about educational programs is Delbert Dahl. Regina Holehouse, communications officer for the same office, would also recommend the Native Counselling Centre.

The University of Alberta offers both the Native Student Services office and the Aboriginal Student Council as resources. There is also an excellent handbook which lists awards, and application forms for many of these scholarships are available at Native Student Services [Student Union Building.] Students in other parts of the country or at other institutions should make enquiries at equivalent student services organizations.

Aboriginal students should give special attention to the Northern Alberta Development Council bursaries, offered through the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund. Though the bursaries are not offered exclusively to Aboriginal students, the latter often have an advantage, having lived and worked in northern communities. Audrey DeWitt, of Peace River, development officer and contact person for the bursaries, suggests that information and applications are distributed to all Aboriginal communities, Métis settlements and Native cultural centres. Besides having experience living and working in the north, desirable candidates for the award have a clear idea of what they want to do, have contacted prospective employers and are near the conclusion of their university or college programs

There are other community resources, such as public libraries, which are storehouses of material on awards. One such resource is Winning Scholarships: a Students' Guide to Entrance Awards at Western Canadian Universities and Colleges (1994). There are two other volumes, one for Ontario universities and colleges (1992) and one for universities and colleges in Atlantic Canada and Quebec (1992). All are published by the University of Toronto Press. The books themselves are not user-friendly - plan to sit down and work out the codes for the institutions which interest you. However, there are separate listings for scholarships for Native students, so time spent would probably be worthwhile.

Many university libraries and public libraries also have access to the Internet by way of the World Wide Web. This is a growing source of information on practically everything.

Besides the awards offered through government programs and educational institutions, there are a number of private sector scholarships, generally offered by certain industries to those students enrolled in (or planning to enroll in) related courses of study. Indian Affairs in Ottawa published a directory of private sector funding in 1994. Though there are a limited number of copies available, and some of the awards mentioned might no longer be available, it would still be worthwhile to check in at the regional office and ask to see it.

For most of these private sector awards, status Indians, non-status Indians, Inuit and Métis all qualify; however, some requirements are more specific. For instance, eligibility for the Native Scholarship Award of the Alberta Energy Company Ltd. not only depends on candidates being first accepted into a program related to the oil and gas industry at an accredited technical school, college or university, but also stipulates that candidates have "resided in the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta, Blackfeet Reservation or Fort Berthold Reservation for the last year." For those who do qualify, however, it appears to be an excellent opportunity, since each year five $3,500 scholarships are presented.

Another private sector sponsor, the Royal Bank, has just awarded five scholarships of $1,000 per year (maximum of four years at university or two year college program) in disciplines "relevant to the banking industry." This scholarship, called the "Royal Bank Native Student Awards Program" has been active since 1992 and has awarded scholarships to 25 students. Royal Bank representatives suggest that the scholarship "provides an opportunity for the Royal Bank to strengthen its relationship with the Native community."

Xerox Canada's Aboriginal Scholarship Program is, predictably, for full-time students registered in approved Canadian institutions and pursuing academic programs "which could lead to careers in the information technology industry." This program is also generous. Four scholarships, each worth $3,000 per year, will be awarded. The deadline for applications is June 15. Study programs mentioned are computer/math sciences, business administration/commerce or engineering.

Since there are new scholarships and bursaries being offered every year, by levels of government and by the private sector, as well as by educational institutions themselves, Aboriginal students should follow up on all leads. Furthermore, if band/community organizations do not have information and applications available, candidates should request that they be made available.


 

Jumping the hurdles on the scholarship run

By Allison Kydd
Windspeaker Contributor
TORONTO

Lois Edge of Native Student Services at the University of Alberta regrets that only a handful of Aboriginal students apply for scholarships and bursaries. Says Edge, "the norm is not to apply because I may not have been successful enough."

Another difficulty for students attempting to access awards is that the "criteria for the awards is often too rigid." She offers the example of mature students, especially women, often single parents with children to support. A grade point average of 88 per cent is simply not a reasonable expectation. A better method, says Edge, is to ask for a "satisfactory grade point average," which encourages more people to apply.

She also says those funding agencies who want to help Aboriginal students might consider how there are a disproportionate number of awards given to the sciences, while the majority of Native students tend towards arts, education and Native studies. The directory of Aboriginal Students' Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards put out by Native Student Services at the University of Alberta lists about 60 awards, but Edge says that the average student would probably only find one or two for which he or she could apply.

At the same time, certain companies and funding organizations have complained of too few applications. A lucrative award - up to $10,000 for graduate students and $5,000 for undergraduates - known as the "John Paul II" and offered under the auspices of the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund until 1994, was discontinued because there were too few applications.

Other funding organizations, such as CanCom, who with the Canadian Native Arts Foundation and Television Northern Canada (TVNC) offer the Ross Charles Award, have asked themselves whether a decreased number of applications might be an indication that the award needs to be changed or expanded.

For instance, the Ross Charles Award was initially created in 1987 as an achievement award directed at northern communities. Two years ago, it was transformed into a training award intended to offer "young northern Aboriginal professionals" experience in the broadcasting industry. Next year, the award intends further, so it can accommodate applications from all Inuit, First Nations and Métis communities in Canada.

Similarly, the law school scholarship program offered by the federal Department of Justice to non-status Aboriginals and Métis - an award for which there are no lack of applications - has changed its emphasis since it began in1973. At first it funded a specific number of students. More recently, an amount of money has been allotted to the program every year, and the committee - with the best applications on the table - makes a decision whether to fund specific candidates for one, two or three years.

Another innovation by the justice department award program was the inclusion of funding for pre-law as well as law programs themselves. This summer program helps prepare students to compete for law school. The office of the scholarship program manager, Mireille Provost, says the program always receives more applicants than it is able to fund. The criteria used by the committee in making its choices attempt to be sensitive to a variety of circumstances.

"Need and potential for success are considered as well as merit." Moving expenses are also taken into account where applicable

Another impediment for Aboriginal students in Canada who are seeking financial assistance in the form of scholarships and bursaries appears to be that the information is sometimes hard to find. There is no one comprehensive catalogue of scholarships and bursaries to which they can refer. What there is instead is a collection of newspaper advertisements, various lists and handbooks, some of them out of date, put out by companies and institutions themselves, as well as by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

Ellen Neumann of Native Student Services at the University of Alberta says that Native students regularly come to the office to use their handbook - which is scheduled for an update this summer - and can obtain many of the application forms right there as well. Those application forms which are not on hand can be obtained from the companies which offer the scholarships. Neumann says she hasn't seen any reluctance about applying for the awards.

Audrey de Witt of Peace River, spokesperson for the Northern Alberta Development Corporation Bursary program, hasn't noticed that Aboriginal students display any reluctance to apply for awards either. She says, "from our perspective, we get a lot of applications . . . many of them from Aboriginal students. And many are successful."

De Witt also says that Aboriginal students need not be discouraged from applying because the bursaries are not targetted specifically towards First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. Having lived in northern communities is by itself a definite advantage. Candidates are asked detailed questions about their plans and their commitment to living and working in the North, including what prospective employers they have contacted. So here again knowledge of specific communities and the opportunities in them gives an edge.

Rob Ireland, corporate affairs manager for Xerox Canada, who also widely advertise their Aboriginal Scholarship Program, which offers scholarships of $3,000 per year to four students in academic programs which could lead to careers in the information technology, also says they have no shortage of candidates. This year they had 113 applications. Since the program started in 1994, they have given out 16 awards.

Bernie McKee, education manager with the Native Education Project of the Alberta Department of Education, takes note of the scholarships and other awards which come across her desk. However, since she immediately passes them on to the schools in her area (formerly northern Alberta, now southern Alberta), and candidates apply to the agencies and private companies personally, she doesn't get an overview of the response by either students or schools. She too feels that having a comprehensive catalogue of such awards would be useful.


Check out the web

By Cheryl Petten
Windspeaker Contributor

According to one scholarship web site on the internet - www.scholarshipscanada.com - there are more than 60,000 scholarships, bursaries and awards available from organizations across Canada. The question is, what is the best way to find them and, once you have found them, how can you increase the chances that your application will receive a favorable response?

Stuart Dunn is assistant to the director with Alberta Learning, the provincial government department that administers the Alberta Scholarship program. One of the major scholarships administered by the department is the Aboriginal Health Careers Bursary, awarded to Aboriginal students in a health care field.

According to Dunn, the best place to start in a search for scholarship information is the internet.
The Alberta Learning site is located at alis.gov.ab.ca/scholarships, and contains links to the department's scholarship page, as well as to Alberta Agriculture's scholarship page. The site also includes links to colleges and universities in Alberta, as well as links to other scholarship sites.

Scholarship information is also available from a number of independent web sites, Dunn added.

Once someone has identified a few scholarships they might be interested in applying for, Dunn suggests they get a copy of the application form, and read it over. If they have any questions at all about the application, they shouldn't be afraid to ask them.

"From what I understand from my selection committee, which is made up of Aboriginal people, people in general don't like to call and ask questions, because they're afraid it makes them sound dumb. And I think, again from what my selection committee has told me, I think Aboriginal people feel this way even more strongly, because they feel that it's probably not really so much their world as somebody else's world. No question ever comes across as dumb. We're talking about money here. This is the way you get money. This is what we do, this is our job, so we get paid money to answer these questions. If anything doesn't make any sense at all, call and ask the question," Dunn said.

Another piece of advice Dunn offers to students applying for scholarships is take the time to do a good job filling out the application forms.

"One thing that really destroys applications, really ruins a good application, is just not taking a little bit of time to fill it out right. Make it neat, make it legible."

Dunn said that, with some scholarship applications, the information is sent off to a selection committee to review.

"We ask the students to send photocopies because we send the photocopies off to the selection committee and keep the original. It gives the selection committee a chance to review everything on their own time. If it's not legible, the committee isn't going to come back to the student and say, 'What did you say here? What did you mean here?' They'll just suffer through it as long as they can, and then they'll give up on that person," he said. "It really makes a world of difference - make it neat. Even if you've got nothing to say, say it neatly.

"A lot of people, by the time it comes to scholarship status, a lot of what they've done, and a lot of what's behind them, is remarkably similar. The marks are in the same range, they've accomplished certain things by the time they get to applying for a scholarship, so what really makes a lot of difference is what they say and how they say it. And that's the only thing they can influence by the time they apply for the scholarship anyway."

Dunn said most of the scholarships his department administers have a deadline for application two or three months before the next school year begins. To provide themselves with enough time for adequate preparation, he advises students to start applying for scholarships at least six to eight months before the beginning of the school year, adding that even a year in advance is not too early, especially for high school students.

"I would strongly recommend high school students start talking to their high school counsellor, even in Grade 10. At Grade 10 they can make sure they're taking the right courses that will get them into scholarships, as well. I mean, if they have two courses that they're equally interested in and they have to chose one, it makes a difference for a scholarship."

"It's like so many other things, you know, you can always make up more time before hand, you can't make it up afterwards,"he added.

Another source of information about scholarships is the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation. The foundation awards scholarships to Aboriginal students in the arts, business, sciences and health careers. Last year, scholarships and educational and cultural grants handed out by the foundation totalled $1.68 million.

Lorre Jensen is director of education for the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation. According to Jensen, the scholarships offered by the foundation fall into three categories - arts, health and general education.

Applications in each of the three categories are judged by a jury made up of Aboriginal people working in that specific field.

For a scholarship application to be successful in the arts category, Jensen indicated the most important factor is the quality of the work sample submitted by the applicant. With an arts application, students must send in a sample of their work - drama students would send in a videotape of themselves performing a scene or monologue, creative writing students would provide a sample of their writing, students in visual arts would send in slides showing samples of their work, and musicians would send in an audio tape.

"In the arts category, the thing that everyone really needs to pay best attention to, is the work sample. To do your very best - everyone must do their very best - and that's what the jury will place the most prominence on when they are reviewing."

In applications for health careers or general education scholarships, what the juries will be looking at is the applicant's academic performance. However, when reviewing a student's academic standings, the juries will take into consideration any mitigating circumstances. For instance, Jensen explained, a student who is a single parent and is getting marks of 65 per cent would be viewed by the jury as being as successful as a student with no dependents who is getting 80 per cent.

"The juries view that as real success," Jensen said. "Getting 80 per cent is a lovely thing to have happen to us all, but we do look at the individual student."

The other deciding factor in awarding scholarships in all three categories is financial need, as well as the applicant's willingness to contribute financially to his or her own education.

"We're not promoting people to get way in debt over this, but most often if students have a summer job and they're able even to save up $300, juries will view that in a very favorable way as a sign of commitment on the part of the student," Jensen said.

The deadlines for scholarship applications in the arts are March 31 and Sept. 30 of each year. The deadline for scholarships in health is May 1 each year, and the deadline for general education scholarships is June 1.

For more information about how to apply for scholarships through the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, visit the foundation's web site atwww.naaf.ca. According to Jensen, the applications have been revised this year and are on the web site ready for downloading. Forms are available in both English and French. Applications can also be obtained by calling the foundation toll-free at 1-800-329-9780, where you can talk to Jensen or another staff member and have the appropriate application form sent out.

 


 

Increase your chances, be neat and thorough

By Joan Black
Windspeaker Contributor

It is no secret that the cost of education can leave students with a debt burden that is into the tens of thousands of dollars. People pursuing a post-secondary education, therefore, are looking for all the financial help they can get. Windspeaker contacted several people with professional experience in academic institutions to find out how students can prepare for and acquire a scholarship or bursary.

The Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund was at the top of everyone's list for students in Alberta. The fund publishes a brochure that lists 40 scholarships administered by them. Stewart Dunn, assistant to the manager at Edmonton Advanced Education and Career Development, which manages the fund, had some advice for students wanting to increase their chances of getting a scholarship.

Dunn stressed the need to take time to proofread and revise your scholarship application before submitting it.

"Do a rough draft first," he said. "Edit it and then put it down. There are simple little mistakes I'll see on scholarships and I know the committee will get this and think, well this person's illiterate, in spite of the fact that the transcript may say they're the most wonderful person in the world.

"If people spell things wrong, or miss words or something like that, it makes them look like they aren't scholarship material. You know the people are a lot smarter than this, but we can't tell the committee 'Assume the person is smarter than the application.'

"There are things you can't affect," Dunn continued; "[for] most of our scholarships we look at transcripts and that is set. You've gone to school, you've earned your marks; there's nothing you can do at the point of applying for a scholarship that's going to affect your transcript.

"Some of the scholarships ask for reference letters . . . . It's really up to you to make sure you choose a good reference, somebody who'll give you a good letter. Encourage them to say as much as they possibly can. We have a lot of people who will say this is a wonderful kid, but if you say that in one or two sentences on a reference letter, it's not that strong.
"What I really like to encourage students [to do] is sell yourself; tell the committee why, if they have to choose between people, why they would choose you over somebody else."

It's not enough, though, to include everything about yourself you can think of.

"Some people, " Dunn said, "go on and on forever, and that's not going to work either. At some point, whoever is reading it, whether it be a job reference or a scholarship one, they're going to get tired of reading about you. Hit the details, but do it right, do it nice - legible, clean.

"Most of our scholarships, we ask them to send in a photocopy or several photocopies of the application. We keep the original and we mail the photocopies off to committee members. Some people send in photocopies that I can't read - if we catch that, we'll re-photocopy, but they shouldn't rely on that. They should make sure that they print, don't write, make it legible. Go out of your way, because those are the little things you can influence the committee with."

Asked if there was a general rule as to how much marks count as compared to other factors, Dunn said it was difficult to be specific about percentages.

"It does vary so much from scholarship to scholarship. The scholarship we give out the most, the Alexander Rutherford, is solely based on marks; the only way they can mess it up on the application form is, you know, we still get people who don't even know their own address and things like that, and even that doesn't disqualify them; it just means we can't get money out to them.

"For most other competitions where it's beyond marks, it usually becomes a question of where they will rate marks into it. One third of it may be marks; one third of it may be other accomplishments; and one third of it going on to an essay or something like that. In all of these things, what I find consistently is that [in] the essay-type questions, the students could do a lot better than they do.

"At the higher level of scholarships we ask them if they've ever had publications, other awards . . . they can't change that [either]. What they can change, though, is illegibility, the whole tone of their application. They can make that neat and crisp."

Dunn sums up his advice by saying students should consult their high school counsellors or the awards office in their university or college for the latest information about availability of scholarships and how to apply.

Corey Crewe, a placement testing co-ordinator at Alberta College, agrees that the institution you are attending is the best place to start. He asked some students what they thought about seeking scholarships. They told him that every school should have a display board for scholarships and that educators should remind the students to review it frequently for new information. As do most schools, Alberta College keeps a list of scholarship sources known to them - the government ones and many private ones. They urge students to ask their parents about their employers' scholarships and bursaries, too, Crewe said. Many companies offer educational support that people don't even know about.

The Royal Bank is one corporation that since 1992 has granted educational awards through its Native Student Awards Program. Five students receive $4,000 annually for their educational expenses to a maximum of four years at university or two years at college. Recipients who are interested may also be considered for summer and post-graduate employment with the bank. An independent committee of Aboriginal academics reviews the applications and selects students according to personal and academic achievement and financial need. The awards are available to status and non-status Indians, Inuit and Métis.

The biggest problem Crewe sees is that students are not always aware of who should be applying for what. He stresses talking to your school's scholarship advisor, rather than going on your own. Sometimes advisors know about additional scholarships for which you should apply, and they can help with resumes, which may be required.

The other thing Crew encourages is for students to prepare their grades at least a year before applying for a scholarship, in order to beat the competition. Personal qualities, such as leadership, volunteerism, and good recommendations from teachers and community leaders also count, he said.

Jack Fuller, a spokesman with Continuing Education Services at Edmonton Public Schools, reiterated that about 80 per cent of scholarships are based on academic merit, but that personal attributes also matter.

Fuller identified the Rutherford Scholarship from the Alberta Heritage Trust Fund as the largest in this province, benefiting students who have an average of 80 per cent over five courses. Six thousand people qualify for the Rutherford every year and may receive $1,500 each over three years of study. People who have completed Grade 12 can apply, he said, even adults who graduated with high averages years ago.

"Go for it even if you think you're not qualified," Fuller advises. "A number of scholarships are not claimed every year - the board may waive some of the requirements."

In Edmonton, Fuller said, there are 300 to 400 scholarships administered by organizations such as the Masons, and corporations such as MacDonald's, to which students can apply. About 5,000 scholarships are available across Canada. Every public school has a book listing available scholarships, Fuller added. Finally, he noted that many post-secondary institutions put their scholarship information on the internet.


Scholarships by School

Brandon University: 6 listings

Camosun College: 10 listings

Confederation College: 9 listings

Dalhousie University: 3 listings

First Nations University of Canada (FNUC): 30+ listings

Georgian College: 3 listings

Grant McEwan College: 16 listings

Lakehead University: 9 listings

Laurentian University: 2 listings

Nipissing University: 4 listings

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology:
NAIT Aboriginal
Student Club

Okanagen University College: 2 listings

Queen's University: 2 listings

Sault College: 7 listings

SIAST: Gabriel Dumont Award

Simon Fraser University: 3 listings

University of Alberta (UofA): 17 listings

University of British Columbia (UBC): 15 listings

University of Calgary: 12 listings

University of Lethbridge: 9 listings

University of Manitoba: 45 listings

University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC): 3 listings

University of Ottawa: 1 listing

University of Regina: 20+ listings

University of Saskatchewan: 13 listings

University of Toronto: 11 listings

University of Windsor: 5 listings

USA Scholarships


Pete Steffens Native American Scholarship

Value: $1,000

About the Scholarship: The Pete Steffens Native American Scholarship was established to honor the legacy of journalist, professor and advocate Pete Steffensby providing opportunities for Native American and other Indigenous students to study journalism at Western Washington University.          

Eligibility:

  • Students must be admitted to Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.  Please visit http://admissions.wwu.edu/ to apply for admission to Western Washington University by January 31st.  
  • Students are eligible to receive this scholarship in any year of their studies, from their

freshman year through graduate studies.

  • Preference given to Native American and other Indigenous students who are US or Canadian citizens.
  • Preference given to those with financial need.
  • Preference given to students interested in studying Journalism.

Application: In addition to your Western Washington University admissions application, please complete the Pete Steffens Native American Scholarship application, found here:

http://www.wwu.edu/journalism/scholarships.shtml

Contact Information:

Angie Vandenhaak, Director of Development
WWU Foundation/WWU Office of University Advancement
MS 9034
Bellingham, WA 98225-9034

 Angela.vandenhaak@wwu.edu

(360) 650-7647 (office) (360) 927-0457 (cell)


Presidential Diversity Scholarship - St Lawrence University

Value: $15,000/year scholarship
Dedicated to Aboriginal, hispanic, black and Asian Americans and Canadians, including a US$15,000/year scholarship, as well as additional favourable aid
based on family need.

For more information contact:
Skip Staats
Office of Admissions
St Lawrence University
Canton NY 13617
1 800 285 1856

A website specific to the program is currently under construction.


Government Finance Officers Association Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
Value: One scholarship of US$3,500.
The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is funded by J.D.Edwards, Fidelity Investments Government Services Division,Financial Guaranty Insurance Co., Georgia GFOA, ICMA Retirement Corporation, MBIA, Girard and Lynn Miller Foundation, Minnesota GFOA, and Nations Bank. It recognizes and encourages outstanding minority students enrolled in a course of studies preparing for a career in public finance.
Eligibility: This scholarship competition is for Canadian or U.S.minority students of public administration,(governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management)at the upper-division undergraduate or graduate level. Candidates must belong to one of the following groups (as defined by the U.S.Census Bureau): Black, Indian, Eskimo or Aleut, Asian or Pacific Islander,or Hispanic.Candidates should have a superior record of academic achievement and/or job performance and show promise of completion of their studies at a high level of
performance. In addition,candidates should have plans to pursue a career in s ate or local government finance.

Deadline: February 13
Government Finance Officers Association
Scholarship Committee
180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, Illinois 60601-7476
Phone: (312) 977-9700
Fax: (312) 977-4806


American Planning Association APA Planning Fellowship

Value: Several scholarships from $2,000 to $5,000.
The goals of the APA Planning Fellowship are both to encourage students of certain minority backgrounds to enter the planning profession, and to help such students who would otherwise be unable to continue their studies in planning. The program is open to first-and second-year students. First-year students who receive fellowships are eligible to compete for an award the following year.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible, applicants must: be a member of one of the following minority groups: Black,Mexican-American, Native American/North American Indian or Puerto Rican; be a citizen of the United States or Canada; be enrolled or accepted for enrollment, in a graduate planning program that has been accredited by the Planning Board. Preference is shown to full- time students; and document the need for financial assistance.
Deadline: May 15

Attention: Assistant for Division and Student Services
APA Planning Fellowship Program
American Planning Association
1776 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20036 U.S.A.


American Indian Scholarship Fund, Inc.
The Native American Scholarship Fund was founded in 1986, and has made awards to a total of 131 carefully selected students. Out of the 131, only six have dropped out, for a retention rate of 96 percent, the highest rate of retention of Indian students of any college or scholarship program in the nation. The dropout rate for Indian students at the University of New Mexico, for comparison, is 83 percent for freshmen alone. Our priorities are math, engineering, science, business, education, and computers.
Native American Scholarship Fund
8200 Mountain Rd, NE, Ste 203;
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Phone: 505-262-2351
web site: www.collegefund.org


Canada- US Fullbright Program
Student must be American or Canadian with Native Heritage and attending a post-secondary education institution studying countries relations between other countries. Value of award is $15,000.00 for student and $25,000.00 for faculty members enrolled in graduate studies.
For more information contact:

Ste. 2015, 350 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1AP
Phone: (613) 237-5366
Fax: (613) 237-2029


AISES - Schuyler M. Meyer, Jr Scholarship Fund
Value: $1,000
Deadline: June 15

Download application from: www.aises.org

Eligibility: Must be Aboriginal and a member of AISES. Students must be pursuing studies in the following: sciences, engineering, health related fields, business, natural resources, math or science secondary education.
AISES Scholarship Department
5661 Airport Boulevard
Boulder, Colorado USA 80301
Phone: (303) 939-0023


AISES - A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Value: $1,000 Undergraduate and $2,000 Graduate
Deadline: June 15

Download application from: www.aises.org

Eligibility: Must be Aboriginal and a member of AISES. Students must be pursuing studies in the following: sciences, engineering, health related fields, business, natural resources, math or science secondary education.
AISES Scholarship Department
5661 Airport Boulevard
Boulder, Colorado USA 80301
Phone: (303) 939-0023


AISES - EPA Tribal Lands Environmental Science Scholarship
Value: $4,000
Deadline: June 15

Download application from: www.aises.org

Eligibility: Must be a member of AISES. Must pursue studies in the following: chemical engineering, biochemistry, chemistry, toxicology, biology, entomology & related environmental disciplines.

AISES Scholarship Department
5661 Airport Boulevard
Boulder, Colorado USA 80301
Phone: (303) 939-0023