Scholarships and Bursaries
The Aboriginal Post Secondary Education and Training Bursary is funded by the Government of Ontario. This bursary provides direct support to Aboriginal students with a demonstrated financial need, to access support to aid in their participation in postsecondary education and training.
Students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and must meet Ontario residency requirements as per OSAP guidelines. Students are not required to have applied for OSAP. To be eligible for this bursary, a student must self-identify as an Aboriginal person. For the purposes of this bursary, an Aboriginal person in Canada, as recognized in the Constitution Act, 1982, is a person who identifies with First Nations (Status/Non-Status) Metis, or Inuit cultural and/or ancestral background. Students who self-identify as having Aboriginal identity and/or heritage may also be considered for this award.
Your Financial Need must be equal to or exceed the value of the bursary. The value of each bursary is between $1,000 and $3,500 depending on need and number of qualified applicants. Successful applicants will be required to sign a Status Declaration as well as an Information and Disclosure agreement.
* Student must have resided in Ontario for twelve months prior to beginning their post-secondary studies.