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.

- 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.

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

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:

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.

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.

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


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