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Aboriginal Scholarship & bursary guide: annual Windspeaker insert--May 2008.

The following list of scholarships and bursaries has been compiled by Windspeaker with the kind assistance of participating companies, schools and foundations. For a complete and up-to-date listing of Aboriginal scholarships and bursaries please check our online listings located at:


Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (CMSF):

The CMSF Awards program was started in 1989 to identify, recognize and reward well-rounded students who combine distinguished talents with character, leadership potential, and a commitment to the community.

The CMSF National AwardsThe CMSF National Award is our most prestigious scholarship. It is awarded after a rigorous process, which includes the written application and extensive interviews.. A description of the National Awards follows:Up to 35 National Awards are offered to students bound for one of our 25 participating Canadian universities. The top National Award is valued at up to $8000 cash and up to $8000 in annual tuition for up to four years of full-time study, plus up to $7500 in summer program funding over the course of a degree.

The CMSF Finalist AwardsCMSF Finalist Award are valued at $2,500 and are one-time entrance awards tenable at any accredited university in Canada at which the recipient gains admission and enrolls in a full-time program of study. A Finalist Award is offered to every finalist who participates in National Selections but is not offered a CMSF National Award.

The CMSF Provincial AwardsCMSF Provincial Award are valued at $1,500 and are one-time only entrance awards tenable at any accredited university in Canada at which the recipient gains admission and enrolls in a full-time program of study.

All Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (CMSF) Awards inquires contact:

Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (CMSF)

53 Yonge Street, 5th floor

Toronto, ON M5E 1J3



Garfield Weston Merit Scholarships for Colleges (GWMSC)

Eligibility:1) Be in the final year of study for a high school diploma OR be an adult in the work farce.2) Must NOT be university degree or college diploma graduate within the last 3 years. 3) Demonstrate an academic ability that will ensure success in their chosen course of study. 4) Demonstrate leadership potential. 5) Present a record of service to the school and/or community. 6) Demonstrate an interest in his/her selected field of study. 7) Be accepted at an accredited community college for 2-4 year diploma studies in the academic year after selection. National Award: Up to 50 available annually

For each National Award the colleges make a tuition grant of up to $4500peryear. In addition to this, the GWMSC offers up to $8000 per year as a stipend. The National Award is renewable for up to 4 years of diploma studies only at our participating colleges.

All GWMSC Awards inquires contact:


53 Yonge Street 5th floor

Toronto, ON, M5E 1J3


Web Site:

Native Women's Association of Canada Corbiere-Laval Two-Axe Early Student Awards

Aboriginal women and be enrolled in a post-secondary institution. Two (2) awards valued at $1,000.00 each

For more information contact:

Native Women's Association

9 Melrose Avenue

Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1T8

Phone: 613) 722-3033

Fax: (613) 722-7687

The Ross Charles Award

Deadline: March 15

Dedicated to providing six weeks of specialized training to young professional Aboriginal men and women from Northern Canada who are interested in furthering their knowledge in the fields of broadcasting and telecommunications

Send to: Attn.:

Cancom 155 Queen Street, Suite 1204

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L1

Phone: (613) 232-4814

Gil Purcell Memorial Journalism ward - The Canadian Press

To a Native person studying journalism.

Value: One scholarship of $4,000

Eligibility: Native ancestry.

Studying journalism at a Canadian university or community college.

Deadline: December 31 of each year.

Information: Manager of Human Resources Canadian Press

36 King Street East

Toronto, Ontario M5C 2L9

Phone: (416) 594-2179

Fax: (416) 364-9283

The Canadian Medical Foundation Dr. John Big Canoe Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Applications and supporting documentation for the 08/09 academic year must be received by March 31.

During each year of the program, a $2000 scholarship may be awarded to an undergraduate Aboriginal student enrolled in the last or second to last year of study in a Canadian school of medicine who has demonstrated both strong academic performance and outstanding contributions to the aboriginal community in Canada.

Applications and supporting documentation to: Darlene Brown, Manager, The Canadian Medical Foundation,

1867 Alta Vista Drive,

Ottawa, ON KIG 3H7

Phone: (613) 731-9331 ext. 2291

Toll Free: 1-800-267-9703 ext. 2291

Web site:

Canadian Medical Association Special Bursary Program for Undergraduate Aboriginal Medical Students

Deadline: TBA

The bursary is awarded based on financial need and will provide a maximum of $4000 per academic year to each successful applicant. A total of up to $40,000 in bursaries may be awarded in each academic year of the program. Given that financial resources are often limited by the end of the academic year, bursaries will be awarded at this time. Bursary recipients will also receive memberships in the CMA, the relevant division of CMA (provincial or territorial) and the Native Physicians Association in Canada.

Darlene Brown, Manager

The Canadian Medical Foundation,

1867 Alta Vista Drive,

Ottawa, ON K1G 3H7

Phone: (613) 731-9331 ext. 2291

Toll Free: 1-800-267-9703 ext. 2291

Fax: (613) 731-9013

Web site:

CanWest Global Aboriginal Internship Award Deadline: September 2

Annual Internship Award for Aboriginal Canadian working in private television. The award is valued up to $10,000 and places the award recipient in a 4 month Internship program at either the Global Television Network in Don Mills (Toronto) or STV-Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan where the award recipient will be paid on a salry basis for the summer of 1998.

Canwest Global System

Broadcasters of the Future Awards

81 Barber Greene,

Don Mills, Ontario M3C 2A2

Heroes of our Time Scholarships - Assembly of First Nations

Sponsored by: Assembly of First Nations

Eligibility: First Nations Citizen

Value: TBA

Deadline Date: June 1 each year

Tommy Prince Award

Walter Dieter AwardOmer Peters AwardRobert

Smallboy Award

James Gosnell Award

Applications submitted to:

Selection Committee--

Heroes of Our Time Awards

The Assembly of First Nations--

Education Sector

473 Albert Street - Suite 810

Ottawa, ON KIR 5B4

Toll-Free: 1-866-869-6789

Phone: (613) 241-6789

Fax: (613) 241-5808

The Banff Centre - Aboriginal Leadership and Management Programs

Special grants, which can be applied against the tuition for Abonginalprofessional development programs, are available to Canadian Aboriginals ornon-Aboriginals who work for Aboriginal communities or organizations.

Contact: 1-888-255-6327



Investing in the future growth of Aboriginal Youth - Canadian National

Deadline: June 1 st

CN developed its Native Educational Awards Program because of its commitment to the education and training of Aboriginal youth. Every year since 1988, we've awarded five $1,500 scholarships to help Aboriginalstudents purse university studies leading to a career in transportation. This covers a wide range of occupations - from nurses to engineers, computer experts to market analysts. For more info. contact your band office, friendship centre or college of your choice Web Site:

Canadian National Native Educational Awards Program 935 de la Gauchetiere Street West Montreal, Quebec H3B 2M9 1-800-329-9780

CN Scholarship For Women

Deadline: October 13th

One scholarship of $500 available to women registered in programs of non-traditional trades. Qualifying programs include Welding, Machine Shop, Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Industrial Electronics Technician/Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology and CAD/CAM Engineering Technology. Applicants must be accepted into Fall semester in specified program of non-traditional trade. Application is required by July 25; forms are available through Student Services and Registrars offices.

Web Site:

Canadian National Educational Awards Program 935 de la Gauchetiere Street West Montreal, Quebec H3B 2M9

Educational Awards Program - Husky Oil

Deadline: May 31 Awards announced: July 31

Up to 7 Aboriginal students are selected each year.

Awards of up to $3,000 per year will be granted to cover a portion of tuition, books, orliving expenses.

Aboriginal people (Inuit, Metis, Status and Non Status Indians) who meet the following qualifications:* Canadian citizen* in need of financial assistance* demonstrate serious interest in furthering their educational and career developmen preference will be given to applicants whose residence is located on or near one of Husky's exploration, development or operation siteslndividuals pursuing academic post-secondary studies at a university, community college or technical institute are eligible to apply.

Diversity and Aboriginal Affairs

Husky Oil Operations Limited

P.O. Box 6525, Station D

Calgary, Alberta T2P 3G7

Phone: (403) 298-6780

RBC Royal Bank Aboriginal Student Awards

Deadline: January 31

Five (5) awards of up to $4,000/ year for four (4) years at university or two years at college. Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Inuit or Metis are elligible to apply. You must be a permanent resident/citizen of Canada.

For an application and brochure:

CMHC Housing Awards: Housing for Youth

Individuals, firms, institutions and government agencies that are delivering programs that improve choice, quality or affordability of housing for youth may be nominated for a Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Housing Award. Awards and honourable mentions are given to those individuals or groups that have achieved excellence in one of five categories: financing and tenure, technology and production, planning and regulation, concept and design, and process and management.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Social and Economic Policy and Research

700 Montreal Road

Room C7-417

Ottawa, Ontario KlA 0P7

Phone: 1 800 668-2642

Legal Studies for Aboriginal People Program

Deadline: March 31 for Pre-Law Programs. The Department of Justice funds Metis and nonstatus Indians who wish to attend law school. Through the Legal Studies for Aboriginal People Program, the Department offers scholarships for the three-year law program and scholarships for a pre-law orientation course. Value: Tuition fees, textbooks, living expenses, award based onfinancial need.

For more information:

Phone: 1-888-606-5111

Web site:

Polaris - Northern Star Program

This awards program recognizes the creative and innovative environmental actions by youth who have had an impact within their communities.

Young people up to 25 years of age may be nominated for an award. Completed forms are due by March 31 of each year.

For more information and a nomination form, call the Action 21 National Office

Toll free at: 1 800 668-6767.

Department of Justice Canada Entrance Scholarships for Aboriginal Students

The Department of Justice Canada has made available three-year scholarships to Metis and non-status Indian students who wish to attend law school. Each year, ten or more pre-low scholarships will be made available to Metis and non-status Indians, to cover the cost of attending a summer orientation program offered by the Native Law Centre, University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon and a summer French language pre-law orientation program at the University of Ottawa.

In September, ten or more three-year law school scholarships will be made available to Metis and non-status applicants to defray their living costs, textbooks, tuition fees, and other costs. The Department of Justice Canada is accepting applications for the summer pre-law program until 1 April, and applications for the law school scholarships until 1 June. Students interested in both programs must forward two separate applications.

For further information and application forms, contact:

Program Assistant,

Legal Studies for Aboriginal People Program,

Department of Justice Canada,

Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8

Similar financial assistance is available from Indian and Northern Affairs for registered Indian and Inuit students.

Department of Indian Affairs or your Local Band Education Authority

Funding for status Indian students is available from the Department of Indian Affairs or your Local Band Education Authority. Legal Studies are generally considered separate from other undergraduate programs and therefore full funding will be available for the three years of legal studies.

Metis, Inuit and non-status Indians may apply to the Department of Justice. The funding covers tuition, books and living expenses and is renewable for the two further years of law school. The funding also covers the Saskatchewan Summer program.

For more information on whether you qualify and the applicable deadlines for funding, contact:

Program Administrator Legal Studies for Aboriginal Peoples Program Department of Justice Canada Ottawa, Ontario R1A OH8 Phone: (613) 957-9583

Chevron Canada Resources

Deadline: January 31 Number of scholarships varies, value up to $5,000Available to students of Aboriginal heritage interested in undertaking a perioad of study in public administration and/ or community affairs involving drug/alcohol education and rehabilitation. Special consideration given to residents of Northwest territories and other areas of concern.

Apply to: Canadian Universities for Northern Studies

#201,130 Albert Street

Ottawa, Ontario KlP 5G4

Phone: (613) 238-3525

TD Bank and First Nations Bank of Canada Aboriginal Education Awards

Deadline: March 31 Value: Five awards of $1,000 each Recipients will also receive consideration for summer employment and full-time employment once education is complete. Criteria: Applicants must be of Aboriginal ancestry ( Status, Non-Status, Inuit, Metis); full time student at recognized Canadian post secondary institutionpursuing a program relevant to a career in banking such as business, economics, computer science, math and science; in need of financial assistance to further educational goals.

Apply to: Award Coordinator

Toronto Dominion Centre

201 Portage Avenue

P.O. Box 7700

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3E7

Phone: (204) 988-2800

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

AMEC Aboriginal Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship

Deadline: October 17th

Value: $5,000

In conjunction with AMEC, CEMF offers up to one $5000 Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship annually to young Canadian Aboriginal women who are proven leaders and active in their community to encourage them to pursue a career in engineering. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited Canadian undergraduate engineering program of study and be:

1. In their first year, or 2. In their second year, or3. in the first term of their third year, immediately prior to the December deadline. Scholarships are based primarily on demonstrated community leadership and involvement in extra-curricufar activities. Special emphasis is placed on leadership to recognize ana encourage continued contributions to Canadian society. Work experience may also be considered.

Applicants must be willing to act as role models and promote engineering as a career choice to young Aboriginal-each Scholarship winner will be required to make at least one presentation to a high-school level audience of Aboriginal youth.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be Canadian Aboriginals with permanent residence in Canada. In accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part II, Section 35(2), an Aboriginal applicant is an Indian, Inuit, or Metis person of Canada, or a person who is accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community.

All applications must be submitted by all applicants directly to:

The Canadian Engineering Memorial foundation

AMEC Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship Award

P.O. Box 370, 1-247 Barr Street

Renfrew, ON K7V 4A6

The Department of National Defence Security and Defence Forum (SDF)

SDF Aboriginal Scholarship Program

Value: $10,000

Number available: The Security and Defence Forum has set aside up to $10,000 a year to fund Aboriginal scholars. The exact number and value awarded annually will depend on the number and quality of applicants. Scholarship funds may cover tuition fees and or expenses related to a degree program, including--but not limited to--support for distance learning.

Fields of study: Social sciences/humanities studies relating to current and future Canadian security and defence issues, including their political, international, historical, social, military, and economic dimensions. Research in the pure or applied sciences is ineligible. Applicants must explain in their proposal the relationship of their study/research plans to Canadian security and defence issues.

Eligibility: * Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents at the time of application and be of either a member of the First Nations (status or non-status), Inuit or Metis. * Applicants must, as a minimum requirement, hold an Honours Bachelor's degree (four year program) or its equivalent before taking up the award.

Duration: One academic year, and can be used to assist students in continuing their graduate studies at university and/or to purchase technology required to assist distance learning Eligible institutions: Graduate scholarships are tenable only at Canadian institutions. For more information: For complete information and application form please visit the DND website.

If you wish to have an application form emailed to you, please contact

Phone: (613) 563-1236

Web site:

KPMG's Aboriginal Client Services Group Awards Program

KPMG is providing five student awards of $1,500 CDN each. KPMG is committed to building successful relationships with Canada's First Nations and Aboriginal Communities through our Aboriginal Client Services practice - a dedicated group of professional advisors serving the needs of First Nations Aboriginal clients across Canada. We also believe that we can assist First Nations and Aboriginal people through this student awards program. The KPMG First Nations and Aboriginal Student Awards Program is available to encourage and assist First Nations and Aboriginal students in the pursuit of post-secondary education in the fields of Business, Economics, Political Science, Law, or First Nation Financial Administration.

Applications must be received by May 19

KPMG Student Awards Co-ordinator

KPMG Marsland Centre

20 Erb Street West

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 1T2

Indigenous Scholarship Program - Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown

Value: $2,000

Number: 6

Deadline: N/A

Conceived and established in 2003 by Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown, the Indigenous Scholarship Program sets aside program funds for every room night spent at the hotel by a member of Canada's Aboriginal Community. Each year, the hotel will award at least one scholarship to First Nation youth that are pursuing a post-secondary education. Open to all Aboriginal students, the Indigenous Scholarship Program considers a number of criteria in awarding scholarships including financial situation, academic achievement, community involvement and career aspirations. The Indigenous Scholarship Program is managed by Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown with recommendations from an ExecutiveEducation Committee and input from an Advisory Board made up of representatives from Canada's Aboriginal Community.

Eligibility: Any Aboriginal student currently enrolled at or, accepted to a post secondary institution.

Application form and eligibility criteria for the Indigenous Scholarship Program can be obtained by calling the Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown at 1-800-663-9151.


MuchMusic Aboriginal Youth Scholarship Please see our ad on page 3.

The $5,000 scholarship is awarded in partnership with AYN (Aboriginal Youth Scholarship) to the individual who best demonstrates skill, talent, excellence and enthusiasm in pursuing a future in the broadcast industry. Open to all Aboriginal Canadians under 29. Deadline: November 28, 2008

Application form, scholarship criteria and other details at: Information:

Burlington Resources Aboriginal Awards Program

The Aboriginal Awards Program has been developed to provide financial assistance to Aboriginal students pursuing high school upgrading and post-secondary education.Award amounts are designated according to the educational level you are pursuing:

Secondary School/Academic Upgrading $1,000College or Technical Institute $2,000University $3,000

Please send your completed application along with your proof of acceptance and most recent transcripts to the following address no later than June 30th:

Diversified Staffing ServicesAttention: Burlington Resources Aboriginal Awards Program

100, 805-5th Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T2P 0N6

Phone: (403) 237-5577

Toll Free: (877) 271-7720

Fax: (403) 266-3386

Web site:

2008 Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program

Cultivating Tomorrow's Environmental Leaders Every day, in communities across Canada, young people are actively demonstrating their passion for the environment through the important work they accomplish. These dedicated young Canadians are emerging as tomorrow's environmental leaders and advocates.

Toyota Canada Inc. and Earth Day Canada established the Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program to help cultivate and nurture this environmental leadership. The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program encourages and rewards graduating high school students and Quebec junior college students who have distinguished themselves through environmental community service, extracurricular and volunteer activities, and academic excellence.

Because environmental issues are increasingly being tackled through multidisciplinary approaches, future environmental leaders will come from a broad range of academic backgrounds. The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship is offered to students entering their first year of post-secondary studies in the discipline of their choice, to prepare themselves for the career of their choice.

The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program grants 15 awards of $5000 each annually, to be applied directly towards tuition, books, room and board (where applicable) or other educational expenses for the first year of postsecondary full-time studies in Canada. Regional panels of community, business and environmental leaders will select the winners who best meet the selection criteria. Awards will be granted in five geographic areas. The National Award Ceremony will be held in Toronto on Earth Day (April 22)

Application Deadline: Jan 31st 2009

For applications and more information please visit: Email:

The Canadian Nurses Foundation

Value: varies

Deadline: April 1, 2008.

The Canadian Nurses Foundation is the only national foundation solely committed to promoting the health and patient care of Canadians by financially supporting nurses through study awards, specially certification, research grants and general support of educational endeavors that advance the nursing profession.

The criteria and 2004 application forms are presently on our website

We would appreciate your promoting these scholarships on your web site.

Canadian Nurses Foundation 50 Driveway

Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1E2

Toll Free: 1-800-361-8404

Fax: (613) 237-3520



The Weather Network--pelmorex Inc.

Value: One award of $500.00

Deadline: May 30

The Weather Network educational incentive award is to create interest among Aboriginal peoples in the Canadian Broadcasting industry.

Eligibility: A status or non-status Aboriginal full time student who demonstrates financial need. The applicant is enrolling in a Third or Fourth year Canadian Journalism or Radio and Television Arts program at a recognized College or University and has received passing marks (60% or better) in their previous year of study. Applicants are committed students with proven leadership ability, and enthusiasm for their chosen career path.

If no students entering are eligible, the award may go to an Aboriginal student in another reputable program specifically, Business Administration, Meteorology, Computer Science, Graphic Design or Engineering Technology.

Requirement: Resume, official transcript from most recentyear of study, successful interview with pelmorex and good references.

Information: Pelmorex Inc,

Human Resources

1 Robert Speck ParlcwaySuite 1600

Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 4B3


Fax: 905-566-9696

Millennium Excellence Awards

Please see our ad on page 8.

Involved in your community? Are you a leader who finds original solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems?

Value: From $4,000 to $20,000

Eligibility: Good citizenship, demonstrated by significant community involvement; an ability to lead and amotivate others; an interest in innovation; academic excellence.

There are two types of millennium excellence awards:

Entrance awards

for students beginning post-secondary studies for the first time. You must apply directly to the Foundation.

National in-course awards

for students who are already pursuing postsecondary studies. You must apply to your postsecondary institution, which will then nominate candidates to the Foundation.

Each year, the Foundation distributes more than 1,000 entrance awards and up to 1,200 national in-course awards.

Millennium Bursaries

Nee a helping hand? A millennium bursary can help you out.

Value: Minimum $500

Average value: $3,000

No application forms to fill out. You will be automatically considered for the bursary when you apply and qualify for student financial assistance from your home province or territory. (Except in Ontariuo, where students must check the appropriate box on their OSAP application, indicating they wish to be considered for a millennium bursary.)

Each year, the Foundation distributes approximately 90,000 millennium bursaries to students in need.

Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation 1000, Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 800 Montreal, Quebec H3A 3R2 (514) 985-0026 1-877-786-3999 (toll-free)

Alliance Pipeline Aboriginal Student Awards Program

Number: One

Value: Cost of tuition, books and supplies to a maximum of $4,000 per academic year.

Deadline: April 30

Eligibility: Aboriginal students who are: residents of Saskatchewan, Alberta or British Columbia; enrolled in, or have applied to a technical school, college or university, in a program relevant to the oil and gas industry; relevant programs include: mechanical engineering technology, instrumentation engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, power engineering, mechanical engineering or business administration.

Coordinator, Aboriginal Student Awards Program Alliance Pipeline Ltd.

#400, 605 5th Avenue South West

Calgary, Alberta T2P 3H5

Phone: (403) 517-6511

Imperial Oil Aboriginal Scholarships Awards Program

Value: $3,500 (maximum for college) and $4,500 (maximum for university)

The awards are designed to cover tuition, textbooks, supplies and other compulsory fees.

Deadline: June 30 of each year

Imperial Oil Resources offers four individual education awards each year to any person of Aboriginal ancestry entering post-secondary studies. The purpose of the awards program is to encourage people of Aboriginal ancestry to pursue undergraduate post-secondary educational studies in disciplines relevant to the petroleum industry. Applicants must reside in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories or the Yukon for at least one year immediately prior to applying for the award.

Application form, full program guidelines and eligibility details can be obtained by calling Imperial Oil Community and Aboriginal Affairs at 780-639-5194.

Jennifer Robinson Memorial Scholarship-Arctic Institute of North America

Value: One scholarship of $5,000.

The Jennifer Robinson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in northern biology who best exemplifies the qualities of scholarship that the late Jennifer Robinson brought to her studies at the Institute's Kluane Lake Research Station.

Eligibility: Applicants must submit: a brief description of the proposed research (two to three pages), including a clear hypothesis, relevance, title and statement of the purpose of the research, the area and type of study, the methodology and plan for evaluation of findings. A collaborative relationship or work should be briefly identified; three academic reference letters; a complete curriculum vitae with franscripts; and a list of current sources and amounts of research funding, including scholarships, grants and bursaries.

The scholarship committee looks for evidence of northern relevance, and a commitment to field-oriented research.

Deadline: January 7

Executive Director

Arctic Institute of North America

University of Calgary

Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

Phone: (403) 220-7515

Fax: (403) 282-4609

Association of First Nations Women Scholarship

Value: Two awards: one in the fall, and one in the spring.

Scholarships are awarded twice a year. The successful applicants are presented with their awards at the Blanche MacDonald Memorial Dinner and the Native Indian Teacher Education Program Graduation Dinner.

Eligibility: Applicants must: be of First Nation ancestry; be registered as full-time students at a post-secondary institution; and include with their application proof of registration at a post-secondary institution, a copy of their transcript(s), a professional reference, a personal refernce, and a support letter from a major Aboriginal organization.

Deadline: Open

Association of First Nations Women

#1-245 East Broadway

Vancouver, B.C. V5T 1W4

Fax: (604) 872-1845

Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Award

Please see our ad on page 3.

Submissions accepted from May 1st to July 31st of the current year.

Are you-a First Nations (status or non-status), Metis or Inuit-aperson with a treaty or membership number?-a Canadian citizen? Have you-returned to school after a prolonged absence? - completed one full year of educational/vocational or trade skills training? You are eligible to apply forCanado Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Award.

For more information about this award and submitting, please visit Canada Post's website urls: English: French:

Intelligent Sensing For Innovative Structures (ISIS) Canada Research Scholarship for Aboriginal People in Engineering

Value: One scholarship of $5,000 per year. Intelligent Sensing for Innovative Structures (ISIS Canada) is a Network of Centres of Excellence funded by the federal and provincial governments, the university communities and the private sector. The mandate of ISIS Canada is to develop a new generation of sophisticated civil engineering structures for the 21st centry. Eligibility: In order to be eligible, applicants must be graduates in engineering or applied sciences at a Canadian university or be currently enrolled in a degree program, and must be registered in, or intending to proceed to, graduate study in engineering or applied sciences. The scholarship is awarded for a 12-month period and may be renewed for a second year at the discretion of theawarding committee.

Deadline: March 31

President ISIS Canada

227 Engineering Building

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V6

Phone: (204) 474-850

Intelligent Sensing For Innovative Structures (ISIS) Canada-Research Scholarship for Women and Aboriginal People

Value: One scholarship of up to $5,000.

Eligibility: Applicants must: be women or be of Aboriginal ancestry; be engineering graduates or currently enrolled in a degree and intending to pursue graduate studies; be seeking solutions to the deterioration of steel reinforced concrete; and be in third year civil engineering or above.

Deadline: March 31

Intelligent Sensing for Innovative Structures

Room 227 Engineering Blvd.

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Phone: (204) 474-8880

Magna For Canada Scholarship Fund

Value: Various scholarships of $5,000 to $10,000.

Eligibility: Applicants must: be full-time students; and submit a proposal (maximum 2,500 words) on "If I was Prime Minister of Canada, I would do the following to improve living standards and unite the country."

Deadline: May 15

Magna for Canada Scholarship Fund

36 Apple Creek Blvd

Markham, Ontario L3R 4Y4

National Union Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians

Value: One scholarship of $1,000.

Eligibility: The award is open to all Aboriginal Canadian students who plan to enter the first year of a public post-secondary education institution full-time, and who are children of, or foster children of, a National Union member. The award is given to the writer of the best 750-1000 word essay on "The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal Canadians."

Deadline: June 30

Scholarships National Union of Public and General Employees

15 Auriga Drive

Nepean, Ontario K2E 1B7

Phone: (613) 228-9800

Fax: (613) 228-9801

National Union Scholarship for Visible Minorities

Value: One of $1,000.

Eligibility: The award is open to all visible minority students who plan to enter the first year of a public post-secondary educational institution full-time, and who are the children, or foster children, of a National Union member. The award will be given to the writer of the best 750-1000 word essay on "The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of visible minorities."

Deadline: June 30

Scholarships National Union of Public and General Employees

15 Auriga Drive

Nepean, Ontario K2E 1B7

Phone: (613) 228-9800

Fax: (613) 228-9801

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF)

Please see our ad on page 3.


Fine Arts: Two deadlines anually on March 31 and September 30

Aboriginal Health Careers: One dealine annually on May 1

Post-Secondary Education Awards: One dealine annually on June 1

Aboriginal Health Careers Program Scholarship:

Deadline: May 1

Provides support for students who are pursuing accredited health studies leading to employment in the health professions and who have demonstrated the potential for academic success.

Eligible fields of study: medecine, nursing, dentistry, biology, chemistry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, clinical psychology, laboratory reasearch and technology and any other health field in which a study of the hard sciences is a pre-requisite.

Aboriginal Veterans' Scholarship Trust-Canada (NAAF)

For students engaged in fields of study that support and contribute to Aboriginal self-governance and economic self-reliance. For more information check out the web site Aboriginal Veterans Scholarship Trust.

Business, Sciences and General Education Program (NAAF)

Value: Varies from $1,000 to $8,000

Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-Status, Metis, Inuit) attending a Canadian Community College (CEGEP) or university (first year or returning students); registered in programs such as busieness, health sciences, new and advanced technologies (not limited to these). Priority is given to students enrolledin business and sciences.

Deadline: June 1

Diane Fowler Leblanc Aboriginal Social Work Scholarship (NAAF)

Value: The amount of each scholarship is based on the individual needs of each candidate (tuition, course materials,living expenses, daycare, travel)up to a maximum of $10,000 per year for three or four years, depending on the institution's course requirements.

The Alberta Muscology Internship

Value: Varies.

Two four month internships at the Provincial Museum of Alberta for Aboriginal students pursuing a career in ethnology, natural history or Canadian history.

Arts Scholarship Program (NAAF)

Deadline: March 31.

Value: Based on Budget needs. All areas related to the visual, performing, media, graphic and literary arts. Award decision based on merit of project, quality of raining and financial need. Art work samples will need to be sent with application.

Petro Canada Education Awards for Native Students (NAAF)

Deadline June 15

Five education awards of up to $5,000 are available to native students of Canadian or Inuit ancestry entering or enrolled in post-secondary programs where studies can be applied in an industrial setting in the oil and gas industry. Selection is based on financial need, academic performance and potential, appropriateness of studies to industry, and future aspirations. Contact individual schools for application forms.

Shell Canada Aboriginal Scholarship Program (NAAF)

Preference will be given to studies in business, science and engineering.

CIBC Achievers (NAAF)

Fields of study an unlimited.

TransCanada Pipelines Leadership Awards (NAAF)

With these awards, TransCanada Pipelines is helping Aboriginal students prepare themselves to play leading roles in the fields of engineering,business and commerce, law, science and technology, environment and communications.

BP Canada Aboriginal Young Achievers Scholarship (NAAF)

Priority for these scholarships may be given to students who are pursuing careers in business, engineering, environmental studies and physical sciences.

Great-West Life Business Education Scholarship (NAAF)

This scholarship was created to help Aboriginal students from across Canada to succeed in the areas of business and entrepreneurship.

TD Bank Financial Group Scholarships (NAAF)

Through its support of the scholarship program, TD Bank Financial Group is helping to make it easier for Aboriginal students to realize their educational goals.

UGG Agricultural Scholarships (NAAF)

UGG is pleased to provide scholarships to encourage Aboriginal students from the Prairie Provinces to pursue careers in fields related to agriculture.

Imperial Oil Aboriginal Scholarship Awards Program

Imperial Oil has formed a partnership with the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) to manage its Aboriginal Scholarship Awards Program (ASAP).

The purpose of the awards program is to encourage and assist people of Aboriginal ancestry to pursue post-secondary educational studies in disciplines relevant to the petroleum industry.

The CN Aboriginal Scholarships (NAAF)

These scholarships provide funding assistance to Aboriginal students from across Canada who are engaged in studies that will prepare them for careers in the transportation industry such as engineering, business, computer science, communications and technical studies.

Suncor Energy Foundation "Shared Achievements" Aboriginal Scholarships (NAAF)

These scholarships were created to assist Aboriginal students who are pursuing post-secondary education in business, teaching and science, particularly engineering, earth sciences, natural resource management, environmental studies and computer science. Preference will be given to students from Central and Northern Alberta, Northeastern and Southwestern British Columbia and the North West Territories.

3M Canada Aboriginal Health Education Awards (NAAF)

With these awards, 3M Canada is making a positive contribution to the lives of Aboriginal students who are pursuing careers in fields related to health care.

Sun Life Financial Careers in Health Awards (NAAF)

With these awards, Sun Life Financial is providing increased opportunities for Aboriginal students to receive training and education for careers in health care.

Weyerhaeuser Aboriginal Scholarship (NAAF)

Weyerhaeuser is pleased to offer scholarship assistance to Aboriginal students who are pursuing careers in business and science. Contact individual schools for application forms.

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

Suite 33A, 70 Yorkville Avenue

Toronto, Ontario M5R IB9

Toll free: 1-800-329-9780

Phone:(416) 926-0775

Fax: (416) 926-7554

Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY)

Please see our ad on page 5.

Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY)

Corporate sponsors who support FAAY will award over $292,000 in scholarships and bursaries to Aboriginals (Status, Non-Status, Metis and Inuit).

To qualify for a bursary, students must be between the ages of 13 to 18 and be enrolled Grade 9 and up in high school. Students may re-apply each year.

To qualify for a scholarship, students must be enrolled in a Canadian university, college or technical institute. There is no age restriction for post-secondary students.

Scholarships and bursaries are awarded on a national basis and are based on specific criteria, including contributions to the community, academic performance, career goals plus leadership and role model qualities. Please contact us to obtain a current list of bursaries/scholarships under our administration.

Closing date for submitting applications is mid OctoberApplications are available at

For further information contact:

FAAY c/o Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

204A St. George Street

Coach House, Main Floor

Toronto, ON M5R 2N5

Phone: 416-961-8663 ext. 227

Fax: 416-961-3995


The Canadian Aboriginal Science and Technology Society CASTS Scholarship Programs

Deadline June 15

CASTS scholarships are awarded to post-secondary graduate and undergraduate students for leadership and academic achievement. Awards are made possible by individuals who wish to support the advancement of Canadian Aboriginal people. Recipients cannot receive more than one scholarship per year. Students who are members of CASTS will be given first priority, however, all students are encouraged to apply and submit application by June 15 of each year. CASTS ScholarshipChief Crowfoot Professional Health Careers ScholarshipDuval House Communication Careers ScholarshipCanadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Scholarship

CASTS Scholarship

This scholarship is made available to students pursuing academic programs in the sciences, engineering, health-related fields, natural resources and math and science secondary education. Programs of study may be two to four years or longer.

Chief Crowfoot Professional Health Careers Scholarship

Administered for the Deb C. Crowfoot Professional Corporation, this scholarship is made available to four students pursuing professional health careers. the four scholarships are to be awarded in the following manner:

1. must be a member of the Siksika Nation or one of parents must be a Siksika Nation member;

2. must be a member of Saddle Lake First Nation or one of parents must be a Saddle Lake First Nation member;

3. must be a member of the Ermineskin, Samson, Louis Bull or Montana First Nations or one of parents must be a member of the four bands;

4. must be a professional Health Careers student of Canadian Aboriginal Descent.

Note: Professional health career programs are those that require four or more years of university training.

Duval House Communication Careers Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to students entering fields related to communications such as journalism, graphic design, television and radio arts.

Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Scholarship

Students pursuing academic programs in the earth sciences are eligible for this scholarship. The program of study must be at least two years in length and the student must have completed the first year of their studies.

When applying for a scholarship please send your applications to:

CASTS Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 5635

Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 3G6

If you require assistance or to request an application form please contact the Treaty 7 Offices

310-6940 Fisher Road. S.E.

Calgary, Alberta T2H 1W3

Phone: (403) 258-1775

Fax: (403) 258-1811


Aboriginal Graduate Scholarship in Economics-University of Victoria

Application deadlines: Graduate Students-January 30. Undergraduate Students - May 30 Terms of Reference: A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an Aboriginal Graduate studententering the Department of Economics. If there is no eligible graduate student then the scholarship will be awarded to an Aboriginal undergraduate student entering the Department of Economics (that is the undergraduate student has declared Economics as their Major, or Honours, programme).

Applications can be requested from the Department in person, by phone

(250) 721-8532 or email:

First Citizens Fund-Student Bursary Program

Objective: To provide financial assistance to eligible Aboriginal students enrolled in post-secondary education programs.

Number: Varies

Value: Maximum $2,000 per year (Students receiving assistance from their Band or Tribal Council are eligible for a maximum of $700 per academic year.)

Criteria: Bursaries are available to assist Aboriginal post-secondary students that are normally a resident of BC and are attending a recognized university or college on a full-time basis.

Applicants for the bursary program must be registered in a minimum two-year academic program and must maintain an average of C+ or 2.5 GPA.

Bursary levels are determined by the financial needs of each student but the maximum bursary students can receive is $2,000 per academic year, and this is paid only after the receipt of official transcripts.

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC), under contract with the Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women's Services, currently administers the Student Bursary Program.

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres

200-506 Fort Street

Victoria, BC V8W 1E6

Phone: 250 388-5522

Fax: 250 388-5502

Toll Free: 1-800-990-2432

Robert Allison Bursary for Non-Status Indians-Okanagan University College

Description: Enables deserving students to begin or continue attendance at Okanagan University College. Value: The annual income from a bequest may be divided or awarded to a single applicant at the discretion of the selection committee. Eligibility: Native descent Applicant's circumstances make it necessary to be self-supporting. Available to students at any College Centre. Duration: N/A. Deadline: May 31 of each year

Vicki Hitchen Memorial Scholarship-Okanagan University College

If you are a member of the Adams Lake Indian Band, Neskonlith Indian Band, Little Shuwsap Indian Band, Spallumcheen Indian Band or Okanagan Indian Band and if you are planning to continue University or College education next year, you may wish to apply for the Vicki Hitchen Memorial Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship* available to an Aboriginal Canadian currently attending OUC. Applications are available from the Financial Awards Office, or at any OUC campus office.

* Amount may vary slightly depending upon interest actually earned by the endowment fund.

Interior Aboriginal Endowment Fund Award-Okanagan University College

The Interior Aboriginal Endowment Fund Award has been established by theInterior Aboriginal Business Services Society to provide annual awards for Aboriginal students. Recipients will be permanent residents of B.C. and will be enrolled full-time in any year of a degree, diploma or certificate program at any centre of OUC. Selection of the award recipient will be based on a combination of academic achievement and financial need, with emphasis on financial need.

Information: Financial Awards Office

Okanagan University College

1000 K.LO. Road

Kelowna, British Columbia VIY 4X8

Phone: (250) 862-5419

Fax: (250) 862-5466

McCarthy Tetrault Annual Scholarship-UNBC

One (1) valued at $750Available to full-time First Nations student enrolled in Northern Advancemenmt Program. Recipient must be resident of northern British Columbia as defined by UNBC Act.

Bank of Montreal Aboriginal Scholarship-UNBC

One (1) valued at $1,500Available to full-time First Nations student enrolled in Northern Advancemenmt Program. Recipient must be resident of northern British Columbia as defined by UNBC Act. Must have completed at least 60 credit hours towards Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Confor Corporation Scholarships-UNBC

Three(3) valued at $3,000 Must have completed at least 60 credit hours towards Natural Resources and Environmental Studies program. Preference to dependent relatives of Canfor employees or to First Nations students.

For information on all UNBC Scholarships please contact: UNBC Financial Aid Office 3333 University Way,

Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9

BC Hydro Aboriginal Scholarship Program

To encourage and financially assist Aboriginal people to pursue post-secondary education in disciplines relevant to BC Hydro and, where possible, to provide recipients with work experience.

Value: Eight scholarships of $1,000 each.

Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Inuit or Metis. Has successfully completed the first year of a full time post-secondary program in a discipline relevant to a broad range of BC Hydro careers.

Good academic standing (preferably 75% grade point average) in addition to good written communications skills. Balanced lifestyle (i.e., fitness, community involvement, hobbies and interests). Supported by a British Columbia First Nation or Native organization.

Deadline: Mid-January

Information: Outreach Programs

BC Hydro

16th Floor, 333 Dunsmuir St.

Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5R3

Grant MacEwan College Foundation-Alberta

Please see our ad on page 7.

Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary

Sylvia Schulze Memorial Bursary

for Alex Taylor School

Alberta Indian Arts and Craft Society


Alberta Health Careers Bursary

Aboriginal Leadership Development Awards

Canative Housing Corp. Award

CFCW Ltd. Scholarships

92.5 CKNG FM Scholarship

Claudefte Rendall Award

CN Bursary

Dreamcatcher Scholarship

Eagle Feather Award

Oldies 1260 CFRN/CFRB-The Bear Scholarship

Robert Morkle Scholarship

Social Services Bursary Program


Student Awards Office

Student Advising Centre

Room 7-112A City Centre Campus

Grant MacEwan Community College

P.O.Box 1796

Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2P2

Phone: (780) 497-5063

Apeetogosan (Metis) Development Inc. Scholarships

Apeetogosan (Metis) Development Inc. has announced that they will provide six $1,000 cash bursaries to any qualifying Metis individuals that are in their first year of Post-Secondary education. All the applicant needs to do is go to our web site to receive a copy of the details and application.

George Vass, General Manager

Apeetogosan (Metis) Development Inc.

#302, 12308-111 Avenue

Edmonton AB T5M 2N4

Phone: 780-452-7951

Toll Free: 1-800-252-7963

The Belcourt Brosseau Metis Awards

If you are a Metis residing in Alberta and need financial help to pursue your education or upgrade your skills, a Belcourt Brosseau Metis Award can help you take the next step. It will give you the opportunity to continue your education by covering a portion of your tuition costs.

Deadline: May 15 of each year. We are now accepting applications throughout the year from students entering the trades.

Applicants are advised to apply early.

For more information call:


Web site:

TransAlta Aboriginal Awards Program

Please see our ad on page 6.

TransCanada has been a long time supporter of educational initiatives focused on Aboriginal people. By encouraging and supporting Aboriginal people to obtain an education, we can help increase the number of Aboriginal professionals and trades people in the workforce. We are proud of our long-standing commitment to education and we will continue to enhance and find new ways of furthering our support, The TransCanada's Aboriginal Awards Program is designed to encourage and assist Aboriginal people (status and non-status Indians, Metis and Inuit) to obtain undergraduate post-secondary education.

Closing Date: Administered by the colleges

Value: Variable (based on interest earned on the endowment)

Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry;[tager]maintain full course load in chosen program; possess promising academic qualifications; require financial support.

Available to students attending: Grande Prairie Regional College; Lakeland College;

Laurence Decore Awards for Student Leadership (AHSF)

Eligibility: Applicants must be Alberta residents who are currently enrolled in a minimum of three full courses at a designated Alberta post-secondary institution. Applicants must also be involved in either student government or student societies, clubs, or organizations.

Additionally, candidates may be involved in student organizations at the provincial or national level or in non-profit community organizations.

Selection: Applicants must be nominated by fellow students from their institution.

Each institution is responsible for the formation of a Selection Committee to review nominations and recommend recipients.

Award: A total of 100 awards are divided among eligible Alberta post-secondary institutions.

Awards are valued at $500 each.

Jason Lang Scholarships (AHSF)

Background: These scholarships were named in memory of Jason Lang, a 17 year old high school student who was killed in a school shooting. They are designed to reward the outstanding academic achievement of Alberta post-secondary students who are continuing into their second year of an undergraduate program.

Eligibility: Nominees must be residents of Alberta who continuing in the second year of a full-time program. Students must be attending an Alberta institution.

They also must have completed one year of an undergraduate post-secondary program that is at least two years in length.

The nominee must have been enrolled in at least 80 per cent of a full course load in their first yearand have earned a grade point average of at least 80 per cent.

Selection: Students will be nominated by the Awards Office of the Alberta institution where they completed their first year. The nominee must take at least 60 per cent of a full course load in their second year of the same program. Students are not allowed to receive the Jason Lang Scholarship and the Louise McKinney Scholarship for the same period of study.

Post-secondary institutions may establish additional requirements for their nominees.

Award: Scholarships are valued at $1,000 each.

Deadline is August 1.

Theodore R. Campbell Scholarship (AHSF)

Deadline is June 1.

This scholarship was created to reward the accomplishments of an aboriginal student from Blue Quills First Nations College. The scholarship was established by the family of Ted R. Campbell through the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund Endowment Program.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Alberta residents who have completed the first year of an Education degree (university transfer) at Blue Quills First Nations College. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 24 credits with passing marks in all courses. The applicant must be continuing in the Education program.

Selection: Blue Quills will determine the qualifying applicant based on their 1st year grade point average.

Award: Each year 1 scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded.

Application forms are available from the Research and Planning Office at Blue Quills College


Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund (AHSF)

9th Floor-9940 106 Street

Box 28000 Station Main

Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4R4

Phone (780) 427-8640

(In Alberta, but outside Edmonton dial 310-0000)

Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary

Deadline: Students should contact the financial aid office of their institution.

Value: $500Number Available: FiveEligibility: Awarded to Aboriginal students without sponsorship enrolled full-time in their second year of the Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Diploma or Faculty of Law programs at Lethbridge Community College, Mount Royal College, Grant MacEwan Community College, University of Calgary or University of Alberta. Applicants must have been a resident of Alberta for a minimum for three years prior to applying. Application forms are available from the institution's Student Awards Office.

NAIT Aboriginal Student Club

Value: $800

Number: 1

Eligibility: Available to students of Aboriginal Heritage who are enrolled in the second year of the Forest Technology program. Conditions:Awarded on the basis of academic achievement.

Deadline: September 30th

Office of the Registrar Student Awards and Financial Aid The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Suite 100011762-106 Street N.W.

Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3H1

Syncrude Aboriginal and Women Education Awards Program

Deadline: June 30

Two awards of $2000.00 each for Aboriginal people attending post secondary educational institutions in programs related to the oil sands industry (i.e. engineering, computer science, technologists etc.)

Two awards of $2000.00 each for Aboriginal people attending post secondary educational institutions pursuing studies in the Finance/Accounting/Business disciplines.

Two awards of $2000.00 each for women attending post secondary institutions pursuing a degree in Science & Technology.

Eligibility: Aboriginal peoples (Indian, Inuit & Metis) Women pursuing studies in science & technology

You must: have lived in Alberta for at least one year immediately prior to applying for the award, or formerly long-term residents; meet the academic requirements for the program of study; maintain a full course work load leading to a recognized degree or diploma; provide proof of acceptance into accredited colleges or universities within Canada (must be provided before awards are received)

A selection committee, comprised of Syncrude employees and community members will evaluate applications and its decision will be final. Criteria to be used in selecting award recipients are: financial need, academic performance and potential, and appropriateness of the discipline of studies to Syndcrude..

Syncrude Canada Ltd. will notify all applicants, in writing, of the results no later than mid-August.

How to apply: Application forms are available from the address listed below. Please send your completed application form along with the required transcripts and proof of acceptance to the address outlined below. Please note that if proof of acceptance and/or transcripts are not available at that time, then it must be produced prior to receiving the award.

For further information regarding this award program contact Lana Agecoutay at Phone: (780) 790-6356


Syncrude Aboriginal/Women Education Awards Program

P.O. Bag 4023, M.D. 1200,

Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 3L5

Alberta Energy Company Limited Native Scholarship Award

Value: Five (5) $3,500 scholarships each year. Must be accepted into the oil and gas industry at an accredited technicalschool, college or university. Candidates must have resided in Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta or other areas where AEC has an operation interest.

Applications are available by contacting:

Alberta Energy Company Ltd.

3900-421-7 Ave S. W.

Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K9

Fax: (403) 266-8212

Senator James Gladstone Memorial Scholarship-Alberta Indian Investment Corp.

To recognize excellence and achievement by a Treaty Indian and to encourage and assist Treaty Indians in the pursuit of post-secondary education in the area of business, finance or economics.

Amount: Maximum of $750 for students enrolled in colleges and technical institutions. Maximum of $1,000 for students enrolled in universities.

Eligibility: Treaty Indian and resident of Alberta. Enrolled full time at a college, university or technical school in one of the following programs:

1. Commerce 2. Business 3. Administration 4. Accounting 5. Small business.

Personal and academic objectives, particularly as they relate to Aboriginal economic and business development in Canada.

Application Deadline: Varies

Information: General Manager

Alberta Indian Investment Corporation

P.O. Box 577

Winterburn, Alberta TOE 2N0

Phone: (780) 470-3600

Fax: (780) 470-3605

The University of Saskatchewan

Pre-Medicine Awards for Aboriginal Students

Chase Memorial Scholarship

Louis Riel Scholarship

Aurora Awards

Gordon McCormack Memorial Scholarship

Harvey Bell Memorial Prize

Roger Carter Scholarships

Henry Favel Scholarship

Diana Leis Bursary

Siberman Filer Bursary

Nexen Awards for Aboriginal Students

Entering Awards-Business Economics Continuing Awards-Business Economics Entering Awards in Land Use and Environmental Studies (LUESt) or Environmental Earth Sciences (EES) Continuing Awards in LUESt or EES:

Information: Scholarships and Awards

Office of the Registrar

University of Saskatchewan

105 Administration Place

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A2

Phone: (306) 966-6748

Fax: (306) 966-6730

E-mail: awards @ usask.caJake

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.

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

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 six scholarships to students at the University of Regina including one at SIFC in Regina

Value: 2 @ $1000 and 4 @ $2,000Eligibility: Varies

Deadline: August 1 st

Information: Phone: (306) 777-7800

Application form:

Return completed application to:

City of Regina Public Affairs Division

City Hall, 14 th Floor P.O. Box 1790

Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3C8

Eugene Lavallee Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 150ne valued at $500Awarded 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: Executive Director

New Dawn Valley Centre Box 400

Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan SOG 1SO

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.

This Scholarship Guide only lists the portion of the funding programs now available to Aboriginal people. There are many more listings that, unfortunately, we did not have room to include but are available online:

Check online for Aboriginal scholarship/bursary updates at
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