Aboriginal Bursaries & Scholarships

Awards for Excellence Program

Casino Rama provides a scholarship to First Nations students who are enrolled in Computer Sciences, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Several scholarships of $5000.00 each are awarded each year.

Contact

Box 178, R.R.#6
Rama, ON L0K 1T0
1-800-832-PLAY

Application Deadline
  • January 28th
Value: $5000
Ken Dryden Scholarship
Contact

National Youth in Care Network
332-207 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N2
1-800-790-7074
info@youthincare.ca

Application Deadline
  • March 5th
Value: $3000
Indspire: Building Brighter Futures Award
Contact

Indspire Head Office
Box 5, Suite 100
50 Generations Drive
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, Ontario, N0A 1M0


Rachel Hill, B.Ed
Post Secondary Education Coordinator
519.445.3020
1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747) x020
fax: 866.433.3159

rhill@indspire.ca
education@indspire.ca

Application Deadline
  • June 1st and November 1st of each year
Value: variable
John Wesley Beaver Memorial Awards

To be awarded to those in the field of Business and Administration, Engineering and Architecture, Environmental Studies. Two awards of $4000.00 each are awarded each year. Applicants must have minimum B average; demonstrate strong communication skills and involvement in extracurricular activities, including volunteer work; be legally eligible to work in Canada upon graduation; must submit a brief (500 words) overview of their interest in Native culture and heritage.

Contact

Ontario Power Generation
700 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X6
416-592-2555 or
877-592-2555
mailto:webmaster@opg.com

Application Deadline
  • June 1st
Value: $4000
Four Directions Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for students graduating from an Ontario high school with 75% overall average. Applicants must show involvement in community and/or school extra-curricular activities, leadership qualities, dedication and good attendance.

One, $1000.00 scholarship is awarded each year to an Aboriginal student meeting the eligibility requirements.

Contact

Ontario Native Education Counselling Association
38 Reserve Rd. P.O. Box 220
Naughton, ON P0M 2M0

Application Deadline
  • June 30th
Value: $1000
Science Education and Employment Development Scholarship

$1000.00 award to a First Nations student enrolled in the field of Earth Sciences and Natural Resources. Applicants must have successfully completed one year of program with minimum grade average of C+ or higher.

Contact

Rebecca Jamieson, Director of Student Services and Counselling
Grand River Post-Secondary Education Office, PO Box 339,
Oshweken, ON N0A 1M0

Application Deadline
  • July 1st
Value: $1000
Wilma General Memorial Scholarship

Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services provides a scholarship of $500.00 to First Nations students who are enrolled in the field of Social Services. Applicants must be a registered Six Nations member and have completed one year of college or university and be enrolled in the subsequent year of social services worker program. Must have B average.

Contact

Rebecca Jamieson, Director of Student Services and Counselling
Grand River Post-Secondary Education Office, PO Box 339,
Oshweken, ON N0A 1M0
T: 519-445-4324
F: 519-445-4825
bsandy@ganohkwasra.ca

Application Deadline
  • September 1st
Value: $1000
Al Woodhouse Bursary

The Al Woodhouse bursary is administered annually by the Nunavut Arctic College with assistance from the Nunavut Research Institute and the Iqaluit Rotary Club. The award is intended to assist students from Nunavut to obtain education in the sciences, science education, technology, engineering or application of traditional knowledge in science. This learning will then be applied to future work in Nunavut. Eligibility: Selection will be based upon future aspirations of the applicant for a career within Nunavut, the applicant's academic record and financial need. Applicants must be entering post-secondary education. Priority will be given to applicants who will be attending northern institutions of learning, or colleges or universities in Canada. Applicants must have been a resident of Nunavut for at least two years. (Nunavut is defined as the geographic area now encompassed by the new Territory.) Applicants must show a demonstrated interest in preparation for a career in Nunavut. Contact award provider for more information.

Contact

Rebecca Jamieson, Director of Student Services and Counselling
Grand River Post-Secondary Education Office, PO Box 339,
Oshweken, ON N0A 1M0
T: 519-445-4324
F: 519-445-4825
bsandy@ganohkwasra.ca

Application Deadline
  • September 17th
Value: variable
Yellowknife Direct Charge Co-op Scholarships

The Yellowknife Direct Charge Co‐op Scholarship Program is designed to encourage and support students who display strong leadership qualities, who are active participants in school and community extra‐curricular activities, and who have shown a strong academic performance. Eligible applicants, who are accepted into or are currently attending a University, accredited college, technical school or institute of technology for the purpose of attaining a bachelor's degree, diploma or certificate, are encouraged to apply. There may be up to eight individual scholarships of $1000.00 awarded annually. All applications will be assessed on an individual basis and all decisions made by the scholarship committee are final. Please contact award provider for more information.

Contact

Rebecca Jamieson, Director of Student Services and Counselling
Grand River Post-Secondary Education Office, PO Box 339,
Oshweken, ON N0A 1M0
T: 519-445-4324
F: 519-445-4825
bsandy@ganohkwasra.ca

Application Deadline
  • September 17th
Value: $1000
Gladys Watson Aboriginal Education Fund

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

Contact

First Nations House, Office of Aboriginal Student Services and Programs
563 Spadina Avenue, 3rd floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1A1

Application Deadline
  • October 1st
Value: variable
Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY)

The only national Aboriginal program that provides $750 to students pursuing a high school diploma as an incentive to stay in school. Scholarships — provides a minimum amount of $2,500 and is available to students pursuing a post-secondary education in any discipline. Canadian residents, of First Nation (Status or Non-Status), Métis or Inuit heritage and attending either high school or a post-secondary institute full-time and within Canada are eligible to apply for financial support. Mature students and adult education programs are included.

Contact

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
250 The Esplanade, Suite 204
Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1J2
T: 416-961-8663
F: 416-961-3995
info@ccab.com

Application Deadline
  • October 1st
Value: variable
Fleming Aboriginal Student Bursary

The application is accessible through the Fleming Portal.

  1. Log in to the myCampus Portal
  2. Select the "Student Resource" tab
  3. Under "Bursaries and Scholarships", you should see the link to the application
Contact

Financial Aid Office
Fleming College
Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1J2
T: 416-961-8663
F: 416-961-3995
linda.reeds@flemingcollege.ca

Application Deadline
  • November 18th
Métis Student Bursary Program
Contact

Your local MNO Representative

Application Deadline
  • varies
Value: variable

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