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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