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Aboriginal Post Secondary Education and Training Bursary

Scholarships and Bursaries

Aboriginal Post Secondary Education and Training Bursary

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.


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Applying is Easy

Registered students with an active timetable are able to apply for all bursaries that are administered by the college though our single on-line bursary application.

By completing this application, you will be considered for all college-administered bursaries and scholarships for which you are eligible. To apply, log into myCampus (the student portal), and go to the Student Centre section. The Apply Now! button will open the on-line application as long as you have a valid SIN on file. If you do not have a valid SIN on file, you are required to provide proof of SIN (any government issued document with your name and SIN) and government issued photo-id at the Registrar's Office so your record may be updated. Please note that bursary applications will not be evaluated until after the application deadline date.

Financial Aid Contacts:


(705) 749-5530 ext. 1616

Claudia Byers
Sutherland Campus (Peterborough)

(705) 749-5530 ext. 1166

Debbie McEachern
Sutherland Campus (Peterborough)

(705) 749-5530 ext. 1669

Alannah Kennedy
Sutherland Campus (Peterborough)

(705) 749-5530 ext. 1176

Amy D’Silva
Frost Campus (Lindsay)

(705) 749-5530 ext. 3302

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