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Aboriginal scholarship & bursary guide.

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: www.ammsa.com.

NATIONAL

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 Awards The 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 Awards CMSF 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 Awards CMSF 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

1-866-544-2673

Website www.cmsf.ca

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 force. 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 $4500 per year. 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:

CMSF/GWMSC

53 Yonge Street 5th floor

Toronto, ON, M5E 1J3

1-866-544-2673

Web Site: www.gwmsc.ca

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 Award -- 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 2002/03 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: The Canadian Medical Foundation, 1867 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON K1G3H7

Phone: (613) 731-9331 ext. 1087

Toll Free: 1-800-267-9703 x1087

Web site: www.cma.ca

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.

The Canadian Medical Foundation, 1867 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON K1G 3H7

Phone: (613) 731-9331 ext. 1087

Toll Free: 1-800-267-9703 x1087

Fax: (613) 731-9013

Web site: www.cma.ca

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 Award Robert

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 K1R 5B4

Toll-Free: 1-866-869-6789

Phone: (613) 241-6789

Fax: (613) 241-5808

Tom Longboat Award

Sponsored by: The Aboriginal Sport Circle

Eligibility: Nominations are invited from all levels of sport. To be eligible, nominees must meet the following criteria:

Must be of Aboriginal descentMust have amateur status in the sport which they are nominatedMust be for athletic achievements within the awards calendar year Must submit a completed Nomination Form to the appropriate Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Body on or before the annual deadline.

Criteria: Currently enrolled/accepted in medical program, demonstrated exceptional academic abilities, involved and committed to extra-curricular activities

Deadline Date: February each year.

For more information contact:

Aboriginal Sport Circle at

Toll Free 1-866-938-1176

Website: www.aboriginalsportcircle.ca

The Banff Centre -- Aboriginal Leadership and Management Programs

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

Contact: 1-888-255-6327

Website: www.banffleadership.com

Email: leadership@banffcentre.ca

Investing in the future growth of Aboriginal Youth -- Canadian National

Deadline: June 1st

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 Aboriginal students pursue 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: www.cn.ca

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: www.cn.ca

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, or living 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 development Preference will be given to applicants whose residence is located on or near one of Husky's exploration, development or operation sitesIndividuals 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, write to:

RBC Royal Bank Aboriginal Student Awards Program

330 Front Street West 10th Floor

Toronto, ON M5V 3B7

Fax: 416-348-6455

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 K1A 0P7

Phone: 1 800 668-2642

Email: hap@cmhc.ca

Legal Studies for Aboriginal People Program

Deadline: March 31 for Pre-Law Programs.

The Department of Justice funds Metis and non-status 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: http://canada.justice.gc.ca

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-law 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 period 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 KIP 5G4

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 sciences; 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

Web site: www.aucc.ca/scholarships/index_e.html

AMEC Aboriginal Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship

Deadline: October 19th

Value: $5,000ln 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, or 3. 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-curricular activities. Special emphasis is placed on leadership to recognize and 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 girls--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 awards@aucc.ca

Phone: (613) 563-1236

Web site: www.aucc.ca/dnd.html

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

Please see our ad on page 11.

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 Executive Education 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.

Web: holidayinnvancouverdowntown.com.

MuchMusic Aboriginal Youth Scholarship

Please see our ad on page 4.

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 30, 2007

Application form, scholarship criteria and other details at: www.muchmusic.com/mays Information: scholarship@muchmusic.com

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 Services Attention: 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: www.diversifiedstaffing.com

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 post-secondary 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 2008

For applications and more information please visit: www.earthday.ca/scholarship

Email: scholarship@earthday.ca

The Canadian Nurses Foundation

Value: varies

Deadline: April 1, 2007.

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, specialty 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 www.canadiannursesfoundation.com

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

email: info@cnursesfdn.ca

Web: www.canadiannursesfoundation.com

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 recent year of study, successful interview with Pelmorex and good references.

Information: Pelmorex Inc.

Human Resources

1 Robert Speck ParkwaySuite 1600

Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 4B3

Phone: 905-829-1159

Fax: 905-566-9696

Millennium Excellence Awards

Please see our ad on page 7

Value: Local award winners will receive a onetime $4,000 award. Provincial/territorial award winners will receive a $4,000 award, renewable up to three times (for a possible total of $16,000). National award winners will receive a $5,000 award, renewable up to three times (for a possible total of $20,000). Eligibility: The excellence awards recognize, support, and encourage talented Canadians who make positive and significant contributions to the betterment of communities across the country, who demonstrate the capacity for leadership, and are committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and innovation. Only individuals who intend to enter a college or university undergraduate program for the first time may apply.

Millennium Bursaries

Value: Between $1,500 and $4,500, depending on the students' province or territory of residence and level of financial need. Eligibility: To qualify for a millennium bursary, a students must: (a) be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, (b) be studying in an undergraduate program at a Canadian post-secondary institution, both of which must be recognized by the Canada Student Loans Program or the student's provincial/territorial studentfinancial assistance program, (c) successfully qualify for assistance from his/her province/territory of residence, and (d) have already completed 60 per cent of ayear of post-secondary education. Students have their level of financial need assessed by their province/territory of residence. Those who demonstrate the highest level of need and meet the Foundation's eligibility criteria qualify for a millennium bursary, which is paid either to the student or directly to the student's loan provider to reduce his/her student loan debt. Duration: Awarded annually Application Deadline: Students must successfully apply for provincial/territorial financial assistance.

Information and application forms:

www.excellenceawards.ca

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.

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 reference, 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 10.

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 for Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Award.

For more information about this award and submitting, please visit Canada Post's website urls: English: www.canadapost.ca/Aboriginal

French: www.postescanada.ca/Autochtones

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 century.

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 CanadaScholarship 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

ScholarshipsNational 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

Deadlines:

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 enrolled in 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.

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.

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 1B9

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 6

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 www.ccab.com

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

E-mail: faayinfo@ccab.com

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

BRITISH COLUMBIA

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 student entering 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: jnixon@uvic.ca.

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

[pounds sterling]ani Etie Tahltan Scholarship

Value: $300.00

The [pounds sterling]ani Etie Tahltan Scholarship was established by Louise FramstBooks as a keet' for those who contributed to the Tahltan Cookbookseries and to acknowledge the collective knowledge of the Tahltanpeople(which makes up the heart of this cookbook series).

The scholarship is to go to a student of Tahltan descent who hasdemonstrated achievement in all areas: academics, athletics, art andcitizenship in home and community. Note: More than one scholarship may be given out in a year.

To qualify, a student must be of Tahltan descent and enrol in a post-secondary program

Fill out the Stikine Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Form and attach a document which: a) Traces Tahltan ancestry b) Includes an essay of 500 words or less, discussing the meaning of [pounds sterling]ani Etie and how it applies to themselves, stressing all-round personaldevelopment.

Considerations:

The successful candidate(s) writes a letter of appreciation, indicating personal achievement and a photograph, which will become part of a permanent record.

Send to: Louise Framst, Box 52, Cecil Lake, BC VOC 1GO.

The successful candidate(s) sends a copy of registration in courses or institution to:

Stikine Scholarship Committee, School District #87 (Stikine), Box 190, Dease Lake, BC VOC 1LO

Phone: (250) 771-4440

Joe Mathias BC Aboriginal Scholarship

Eligible applicants are members of a BC First Nation who are in financial need and demonstrate merit with respect to accessing post-secondary education including:

* Courses of study towards a degree, or a certificate or diploma, at an eligible post-secondary education institution; or

* Post-graduate studies in an eligible post-secondary educational institution.

Information: Chief Joe Mathias

BC Aboriginal Scholarship

c/o Deloitte & Touche

P.O. Box 49279, Four Bentall Centre

2100-1055 Dunsmuir Street

Vancouver, BC V7X 1P4

Coast Ferries (1937-1997) Scholarship -- Vancouver Community College.

Value: One award $1,500 annually credit toward tuition fees. Eligibility: Available to students in the outer Mid-Coast communities of Bella Bella (Waglisia), Klemtu, Shearwater, Ocean Falls, Rivers Inlet/Oweekeno, Dawson's Landing (Rivers Inlet) and Kingcome Inlet. Not available to students who permanently reside in Bella Coola. Must have supporting letter from their local First Nations Council and/or School District #49.

Information:

Vancouver Community College Foundation

1155 East Broadway

PO Box 24620 Stn. "F"

Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 5T9

Phone: (604)871-7148

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.L.O. Road

Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 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.

Canfor Corporation Scholarships -- UNBC

Three (3) valued at $3,000Must 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

Mungo Martin Memorial Awards -- British Columbia

To assist people of Native descent to further their education, vocational training, skills and competence. These awards are not only open to those who wish to further their general education and skills, but are available to those who seek to do creative work to further the artistic heritage of the Native peoples in their paintings, carving, music, dance, folklore or language. Value: Normally from $100 to $500, Number of awards and award amounts depend on the funds available. Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry. Living in British Columbia at the time of application. Preference will be given to young people. Must be a student at an accredited university or college. Must complete application form, provide two references and supply an official copy of transcripts. Duration: Recipients may apply for further award in a subsequent year.

Information: Lucy Galloway

P.O. Box 883

Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1T2

Phone: (250) 752-8785

Fax: (250) 752-3076

ALBERTA

Grant MacEwan College Foundation -- Alberta

Please see our ad on page 3.

Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary

Sylvia Schulze Memorial Bursary for Alex Taylor School

Alberta Indian Arts and Craft Society Scholarship

Alberta Health Careers Bursary

Aboriginal Leadership Development Awards

Canative Housing Corp. Award

CFCW Ltd. Scholarships

92.5 CKNG FM Scholarship

Claudette Rendall Award

CN Bursary

Dreamcatcher Scholarship

Eagle Feather Award

Oldies 1260 CFRN/CFRB-The Bear Scholarship

Robert Markle Scholarship

Social Services Bursary Program

Information:

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

Andy Collins Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements[dagger] Applicant mus te of Aboriginal ancestry within Zone II Metis Nation of Alberta regional boundariest[dagger]Entering a field in one of the following areas:[dagger] oil and gas, music or sports[dagger]Entering or enrolled in a post-secondary educational institute[dagger]Must demostrate a financial need[dagger]Applications Process[dagger]Fill out an application form available at the Zone II Regional Council office in Bonnyville[dagger]Attach the following with your application:[dagger] Letter of Acceptacne or proof of enrollment from the institute, short typewritten profile on yourself and proof of Aboriginal ancestry

Applications will be accepted from January 15 of each year to July 1 st.

A panel will review all applications.

Two letters of support must be submitted with application.

For More information:

Zone II Regional Council Metis Nation of Alberta

Box 6497

Bonnyville, AB T9N 2H7

Phone: 780-826-7483

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 at www.apeetogosan.com 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

Please see our ad on page 5.

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: 1-866-626-0015

Web site: www.DollarsForLearners.com

TransAlta Aboriginal Awards Program

Please see our ad on page 5.

In keeping with our commitment to provide educational support to the Aboriginal community, TransAlta will present four educational awards (two college and two university) in 2002 to Aboriginal (status, non-status, Metis and Inuit) students who meet the necessary qualifications. Eligibility: You must meet the following criteria: You must be of Aboriginal ancestry; You must have lived in Alberta for at least one year immediately prior to applying for the award; You need financial support to pursue your education; You possess promising academic qualifications (record of academic excellence); You must provide proof of enrollment to one of the ten colleges or four universities listed; You maintain the required course load in your chosen program. Deadline: June 14 Your transcripts, which include all diploma exams written in June, must be received by July 15, 2002. A letter of acceptance and proof of enrollment from the educational institution is also required to complete the application.

Information and application forms, please contact:

Human Resources

TransAlta

110-12 Avenue, SW, Box 1900

Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2M1

Phone: (403) 267-3702

Edmonton Metis Cultural Dance Society Community Scholarships -- High School

To encourage Aboriginal students in Alberta to pursue Studies at recognized High School. Value: Two $500.00 scholarships one to a female and one to a male.

Eligibility: An Aboriginal youth in an Alberta high school. Must live in the province of Alberta, have a lot of community involvement, is helping to preserve the Aboriginal culture in their community. Duration: Annual

Deadline: September 30thScholarships, will be given out at the Annual Louis Riel Gala during Metis Week in Edmonton. All recipients must be in attendance and available for the award.

Edmonton Metis Cultural Dance Society Community Scholarships -- Post Secondary

To encourage Aboriginal single parents, and children of single parent families, to further their education at the post-secondary level.

Amount: Two $500.00 scholarships one to a female and one to a male.

Eligibility: An Aboriginal Person in a recognized post-secondary institution located in Alberta. Must live in the province of Alberta, have a lot of community involvement, is helping to preserve the Aboriginal culture in their community. Duration: AnnualDeadline: September 30th

Scholarships, will be given out at the Annual Louis Riel Gala during Metis Week in Edmonton. All recipients must be in attendance and available for the award.

Edmonton Metis Cultural Dance Society

10104-121 Street

Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1K4

Phone: (780) 451-1072

Fax: (780) 451-1137

E-mail: emcds@telusplanet.net

Website: www.metisdance.com

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

OR

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)

AlPac Aboriginal Education Partnership Program

Award: Varies. A strong mentorship is an integral part of the program.

Deadline: May 30.

Eligibility: Aboriginal person residing in Alberta-Pacific Forest Management Area for at least on year pursuing post-secondary studies leading to a recognized degree certificate or diploma. Must possess suitable attitude and be willing to participate in a partnership.

Contact 1-800-661-5210

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 RegistrarStudent Awards and Financial Aid The Northern Alberta Insituitute 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 Syncrude.

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

E-mail: agecoutay.lana@syncrude.com

Syncrude Aboriginal/Women Education Awards Program

P.O. Bag 4023, M.D. 1200, Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 3L5

Northern Alberta Development Council

Application deadline: May 15

Are you interested in living and working in northern Alberta? If so, consider applying for one of the 125 NADC Bursaries offered each year to Alberta students. Bursaries are offered to students in a wide range of programs including education, technical programs, health, business and social services. Bursaries are valued at $3,000. Upon graduation, recipients live and work for one year within the Northern Alberta Development Council boundary. Applicants must be Alberta residents based on Students Finance regulations. Applicants must also be within two years of completing their program. Students receive a maximum of two bursaries.

Applications are available online: click here OR:

Northern Alberta Development CouncilPostal

Bag 900-14Peace River, Alberta T8S 1T4

780-624-6545 (toll-free first dial 310-0000)

Email: nadc.bursary@gov.ab.ca

Alberta Scholarship Programs

9th Floor, 9940-106 Street

Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4R4

Phone: (780) 427-8640

(toll free first dial 310-0000)

Email: scholarships@gov.ab.ca

Imperial Oil Cold Lake Aboriginal Education Awards Program -- Alberta

Deadline: June 30 of each year.

Imperial Oil's Cold Lake operation offers a onetime educational award of $1,000 to individuals of local native ancestry. The award is designed to assist a student in his/her first or second year of post-secondary education towards a career in the petroleum industry.

Approved programs range from business studies to technical fields and applicants must be a registered member of a qualifying Treaty, Metis Settlement or Association within the Cold Lake area.

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

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Scholarships

The Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for the Performing Arts

Deadline: March 1.

Applicants must be 25 years or younger on or before the March 1 deadline and must provide proof of age.* Hard copy applications will be accepted, by mail only. No faxed, computer disc or e-mailed applications will be accepted.* Alberta Community Development shall retain custody of all materials submitted with scholarship applications.

The Queen's Golden Jubilee Commemorative Scholarship for the Visual Arts

Deadline: March 1.

The Queen's Golden Jubilee Commemorative Scholarship for the Visual Arts was established by the Government of Alberta in 2002 to commemorate the Queen's accession to the throne and her service to the Commonwealth. * Applicants must be 25 years or younger on or before March 1, and must provide proof of age.* Hard copy applications will be accepted, by mail only. No faxed, computer disc or e-mailed applications will be accepted.* Alberta Community Development shall retain custody of all materials submitted with scholarship applications. 1.

For application assistance, please contact staff by calling (780) 427-6315 at least two to four weeks before the program deadline date.

Aboriginal Health Bursary Program -- Alberta

Apply by May 15

Partnership program with Alberta Health and Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.

Designed to provide funding for Aboriginal students in Alberta to pursue post-secondary education in a health field.

Awards valued up to $12,000 for college/technical programs or $13,000 for university programs.

Up to 20 awards will be available annually. Applicants must be Indian, Inuit or Metis and have been a resident of Alberta for 3 years.

Must be enrolled or will be enrolled in a health field at the college, technical institute or university level and demonstrate financial need. Have maintained full-time enrollment (60% of a full course load) and passing marks in all courses in their previous year of study if they are entering their second or subsequent year

Contact: Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund, 6th Floor, 9940-106 Street

Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2V1

Phone: (780) 427-8640

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

Alberta Law Foundation Scholarship -- University of Lethbridge

Deadline May 31

One annual award of $5,000 is available to an Aboriginal student entering first year at the Faculty of Law on the basis of academic standing. The award is renewable in the sum of $3,500 per year for a further two years subject to the recipient maintaining a satisfactory academic standing.

No additional documentation is required to apply. Your application to the Faculty automatically is considered as an application for the Law Foundation Scholarship.

Undergraduate Awards for Native American Students

Bobby-Jo Stannard stanrj@hg.uleth.ca

There are several Undergraduate scholarship opportunities for students of Native American descent at the University of Lethbridge (for example; Peigan Nation Scholarship, Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison Scholarship--Native American Studies, Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison Scholarship--Fine Arts). The terms of reference for these scholarships can be found in the back of the UofL Calander. Applications for the UofL Undergraduate Awards are available at the Financial Aid and Student Awards Office (SU047).

Native Foundation Trust Bursary -- Grande Prairie Native Friendship Centre

For high school students entering an arts, science or business program at a recognized educational institute. Amount: The number and amount of bursaries vary from year to year. Eligibility: Must have attended a recognized educational facility within Grande Prairie and area. Academic standing. Financial need. Duration: N/A.

Deadline: October of each year.

Information:

Executive Director

Grande Prairie Friendship Centre

10507 98th Avenue

Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 4L1

Phone: (780) 532-5722

Fax: (780) 539-5121

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

SASKATCHEWAN

The University of Saskatchewan

Please see our ad on page 6.

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

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 15thEligibility: 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

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 www.saskpower.com/awards

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 1st

Information: Phone: (306) 777-7800

Application form: www.cityregina.com

Return completed application to:

City of Regina Public Affairs Division

City Hall, 14th 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 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 Northern Affairs office:

Cameco Northern Affairs, P.O. Box 1049, LaRonge, Saskatchewan SOJ 1LO

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.

A.E. Blakeney Sasktel Bursary

The recipient of the A.E. Blakeney Bursary is awarded $10,000 annually for a period of four years, for a total value of $40,000. You must be a first year post-secondary student and preference will be given to students from designated employment equity groups. Check sasktel.com for full criteria.

Deadline is June 9 of the awarding year.

Visit www.sasktel.com/about-us for more information and to apply on-line.

Cogema Resources Inc. Scholarships

Deadline: June 30Eight (8) $3,500 University and Four (4) $3,000 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

Napoleon Lafontaine Scholarship Trust

To encourage Saskatchewan Indian people to pursue full-time education training in fields related to the economic development of Aboriginal peoples.

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 inrelation to the funds available. Eligibility: Metis or Non-Status Indian. Has resided in Saskatchewan for at least five years.

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: Metis 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.

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: Metis 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.

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: Metis 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.

Special Scholarships

Value: Varies depending on whether funds designated for other scholarships have been used or unanticipated revenues received.

Eligibility: Metis 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.

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 undergraduatescholarship awards.

Eligibility: Metis 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.

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

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:

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

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

Phone: (306) 787-6419

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.

Deadline: May 31 each year for ABE. February 28 each year for Industrial Engineering and Health, Science and Community Services.

Information: Director, Student Awards

SIAST Kelsey Institute

P.O. Box 1520

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3R5

Phone: (306) 933-8351

Fax: (306) 933-6490

MANITOBA

Louis Riel Institute -- Bursary & Scholarships--Manitoba

Deadline: Due dates vary, check with university directly

All Metis students planning to attend one of the four (4) provincial universities in Manitoba are eligible to apply for an award.

Bursaries are awarded primarily on the basis of economic need. Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of academic merit. The value & number of each award varies at each university and is best obtained directly from the University.

Application: Louis Riel Institute

103-150 Henry Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Sokoloff Family Bursary -- University of Manitoba

Deadline: June 30

One (1) $700 to $1,000 anually available for Aboriginal students at the University of Manitoba. One Student shall be selected by the Director of Financial Aid and Awards.

Application: Financial Aid and Awards

University of Manitoba

Suite 422, University Centre Building

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Abraham McPherson Memorial Scholarship Award

Award provided by Manitoba Aboriginal Education Counselling Association Inc. to Aboriginal students pursuing post-secondary education in the counselling field.

Value: Four scholarships annually $250 each Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-Status, Inuit, Metis); Manitoba resident, high school graduate with overall 70% average in graduating.

Procedure: Applicants are available from the Student Services Centre Awards Office, from any Tribal Council, Band Education Authority in Manitoba.

Deadline: May 31

Manitoba Aboriginal Education Counselling Association Inc.

305-352 Donald Street

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2H8

Phone: (204) 947-0421

Manitoba Hydro's Awards Bursaries and Scholarships

Employment Equity Bursary

Deadline: October 1

Value: 11 bursaries of $1,500 awarded plus summer employment

Eligibility Criteria:* Member of an Employment Equity Designated Group** Entering first year of studies at a Manitoba University studying:Engineering, Computer Science or Commerce OR Entering first year of studies at a Manitoba College studying: Civil, Computer, Electrical or Electronic Engineering Technologies* Academic history

Trio Award

Deadline: December 1 Value: * 1 award of $200 awarded to a student in Senior 2 * 1 award of $300 awarded to a student in Senior 3* 1 award of $500 awarded to a student in Senior 4 Potential opportunity for summer employment or full-time employment in one of Manitoba Hydro's Trades Training Programs* Eligibility Criteria:* Aboriginal ancestry* High school student in Senior 2 to Senior 4* Academic performance

Northern Student Award

Deadline: December 1

Value: 3 awards of $300 awarded to Junior High or High school students living north of the 53rd parallel * Potential opportunity for summer employment or full-time employment in one of Manitoba Hydro's Trades Training Programs*Eligibility Criteria* Aboriginal ancestry* Living north of the 53rd parallel*

Mathematics Award

Deadline: May 15

Value: 1 award of $200 granted to a student in Senior 1

Eligibility Criteria Aboriginal ancestryv Highest provincial achievement in the Pascal Math competition Application Process: Math teachers or competition coordinators will forward the name of their most successful student who is willing to self-declare as being of Aboriginal Ancestry.

Science Fair Award

Deadline: May 15

Value: 1 award of $200 granted to a student in Junior High or High school

Eligibility Criteria:* Aboriginal ancestry* High achievement in a Science Fair competition

Application Process: Science teachers or coordinators will nominate Aboriginal Science Fair participants.

First Year Information Technology Bursary

Deadline: October 1 Value: 2 bursaries of $1500 awarded plus potential opportunity for summer employment

Eligibility Criteria:* Aboriginal ancestry* Accepted into the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg or Brandon University studying: Computer Sciences or University One Computer Science curriculumOR: Accepted into Red River College or Keewatin Community College studying: Computer Analyst/Programmer or Computer Systems Technology* Academic performance

Second Year to Final Year Information Technology Bursary

Deadline: October 1

Value: 2 bursaries of $2500 awarded * Potential opportunity for summer employment available to recipients returning to full time studies in the fall. * Potential opportunity for full-time employment in the Information Technology Training Program for students in their final year.

Eligibility Criteria:* Aboriginal ancestry* Students in second year to final year at the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg or Brandon University studying: Computer Sciences OR: Students in second year to final year at Red River College or Keewatin Community College studying: Computer Analyst/Programmer or Computer Systems Technology* Academic performance

Second Year to Final Year Engineering Technology Bursary

Deadline: October 1

Value: 6 bursaries of $1500 awarded * Potential opportunity for summer employment available to recipients returning to full time studies in the fall * Potential opportunity for full-time employment in a Manitoba Hydro in-house Trades Training Program for students in their final year*

Eligibility Criteria:* Aboriginal ancestry* Students in second year to final year at Red River College, Keewatin Community College or Assiniboine Community College studying: Electronic, Electrical, Computer, or Communications Engineering Technologies.* Academic performance

Certificate Program Award

Deadline: December 1 for July to December programs and July 2 for January to July programs. Value: 2 awards of $500 awarded plus potential opportunity for term or full time employment.

Eligibility Criteria:* Aboriginal ancestry* Enrolled in one of the following programs: Administrative Assistant, Human Resources Assistant, Network Support, or Contact Centre Representative at a recognized Educational Institution in Manitoba. * Academic performance

Application Process: Pick up an application from your educational institution's awards office or visit our website at www.hydro.mb.ca.

Submit completed application to:

Community Relations Advisor, Employment Equity Department, Manitoba Hydro, P.O. Box 815, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2P4

ONTARIO

Ontario Crafts Council Awards, Scholarships & Supply Grants

The Ontario Crafts Council Awards and Scholarships program is open to Student and Craft Professional members of the Ontario Crafts Council. This year approximately $15,000 is available. All craft disciplines are considered. Awards, scholarships and supply grants will be presented at the Crafts Council's Annual General Meeting in June.

Deadline: Monday, April 17, 5:00 pm.

The Council is delighted to offer two new awards: Craft Curatorial Award sponsored by Jean Johnson C.M. and James McPherson Woodworking Award.

Also the supply grants have been significantly increased for this year and the Tommia Vaughan-Jones Award was increased to $1000.

Applications available from the OCC

Web site: www.craft.on.ca/info/member_prog_awards

For more info: (416) 925-4222

Casino Rama Aboriginal Scholarships

Please see our ad on page 5.

Awarded in the spring from applications received in the fall.

Undergraduate and graduate studies

Full time students must be of First Nations status and must be in second year of their post-secondary studies or higher in an accredited college or university.

Academic achievement on transcripts must meet minimum A to B percentile averages.

Person must be a Native resident of Ontario. Judging of applications includes consideration of student voluinteered community service.

Corporate Affairs Department

Casino Rama RR#6

Box 178

Rama, Ontario L0K 1L0

Phone: (705) 329-5256

Ontario Hydro John Wesley Beaver Awards

The John Wesley Beaver educational award is equal to one year's college or university tuition, made available to one male and one female person of Aboriginal descent, enrolled in targeted post-secondary programs and selected by the Ontario Hydro Native Circle. Based on academic achievement and financial need.

Deadline: June 30 of each year.

For more information:

Phone: (416) 592-6748

Fax: (416) 592-4190.

Awards are available to Ontario residents.

Sam Odjick Scholarship -- University of Ottawa

To further the interests of Aboriginal peoples in Canada by assisting Aboriginal law students who have demonstrated commitment toward the advancement of law as it relates to Aboriginal peoples. Value: $1,000

Eligibility: Preference given to Aboriginal students. Full-time study in the LL.B or LL.M program at the University of Ottawa. Financial need. Good academic performance. Experience with Canadian Aboriginal groups.

Information: Education Equity Office

University of Ottawa

Faculty of Law, Common Law Section

57 Louis Pasteur Street P.O. Box 450, Postal Station A

Ottawa, Ontario KIN 6N5

Phone: (613) 562-5800, ext.3290

Fax: (613) 562-5124

Alma Mater Society Native Student Awards -- Queen's University

Established by the Alma Mater Society for Native students entering Queen's. If no entering students are eligible, the awards could go to upper-year Native students.

Value: Two awards of $1,000 each

Eligibility: Native student entering Queen's. Academic standing. Financial need. Deadline: April 30 of each year.

Inuit Bursary -- Queen's University

Value: One award of $100

Eligibility: Inuit student at Queen's. Financial need.

Deadline: December 1 each year.

Information: Student Awards Office

Victoria School Building

Queen's University

Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

Phone: (613) 533-2216

Fax: (613) 533-6409

EASTERN

University of King's College

Please see our ad on page 4.

Deadline: February 15, 2008 for September 2008

Alumni Association Scholarship -- $6,000

ATV/CTV Media Scholarship -- $6,000

Rogers Broadcasting All-News Scholarship -- $5,000

Daily News Journalism Scholarship -- $1,000

Reader's Digest Journalism Scholarship -- $2,000

Details and application forms available on-line at www.ukings.ca/kings_3975.html

Available to students who are applying for admission to our one year Bachelor of Journalism programme.

I

Dr. Carrie Best Scholarship

Value: 2 awards at $5,000 per year for 4 years.

Students who are seeking admission to an undergraduate programme in arts, science or journalism at the University of King's College are eligible for to be considered for this award. Applicants may request consideration by completing an application form, available on our web site:

Eligibility: Open to Aboriginal Canadians and African-Canadians only, the award is tenable for four years based on satisfactory academic performance. Final selection is based on interviews of leading candidates.

Information: Office of the Registrar

University of King's College

6350 Coburg Road

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2A1

Phone: (902) 422-1271 ext 108

E-mail: admissions@ukings.ns.ca

Web site: www.ukings.ns.ca

Fax: (902) 562-0119

First Nations & Indigenous Black Students Entrance Scholarship -- Dalhousie University

Value: Ten renewable entrance scholarships valued at $12,000 each ($3,000/year).

Eligibility: Open to First Nations and indigenous Black residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island who are entering Dalhousie direct from high school as well as those who have attended another post-secondary institution. To be eligible, high school applicants will normally have an admission average of 80% or higher and students with previous post-secondary work a cumulative average of 3.0 (B) or higher.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student's financial need and academic standing.

Deadline: March 15

Information: Awards Office

Dalhousie University

Halifax NS B3H 4H6

Phone: 902-494-1432

Email: Awards@Dal.ca

Transition Year Program -- Dalhousie University

The Transition Year Program (TYP) is a one-year program designed for First Nations students who wish to enter university but who may not yet meet standard entrance requirements. The TYP was established to redress the historic educational disadvantage experienced by members of Aboriginal communities.

Amount: Non-Status and Metis students accepted into the program may qualify to receive a tuition waiver and bursary funding to attend Dalhousie's Transition Year Program. If the qualifying year is completed in good standing, continued financial assistance will become available. Eligibility: Non-Status or Metis. Deadline: March 15 each year.

Morris Saffron Award -- Dalhousie University

For a Status or Non-Status Aboriginal graduate of the Dalhousie University Transition Year Program.

Amount: One award of approximately $100

Eligibility: An Aboriginal graduate of the Transition Year Program who is recommended for acceptance in the first-year level at Dalhousie University or another university. Duration: Annual.

Information: Director Transition Year Program

Dalhousie University

1459 LeMarchant Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3J5

Phone: (902) 494-3730

NORTHERN SCHOLARSHIPS

Sahtu Renewable Resources Board

Value: depends on which year of post-secondary study the student will be in while holding the scholarship.

First Year $2000Second Year $2500Third & Fourth Year $3500Graduate (MSc/PhD) $5000 The Sahtu Renewable Resources Board (SRRB) was established as part of the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement, 1993. The SRRB serves as the main instrument of wildlife and forestry management for the Sahtu Settlement Area. The SRRB has established a scholarship/bursary program for students pursuing post-secondary education in a field related to the SRRB's mandate.

Deadline Date: None

Information:

To obtain an application form, contact:

Sahtu Renewable Resources Board

P.O. Box 134

Tulita, NT X0E 0K0

Phone: (867) 588-4040

Fax: (867) 588-3324

E-Mail: director@srrb.nt.ca

Web site: www.srrb.nt.ca/scholarship.html

Windspeaker's Aboriginal Scholarship Guide only lists the portion of the funding programs currently available to Aboriginal people that we could squeeze into 12 pages. There are many more listings that, unfortunately, we did not have room to include in this year's Scholarship Guide.

Please visit our web site to get a comprehensive list: ammsa.com/ammsabursary.html

This online list is updated continually throughout the year as new information becomes available.

If you would like to add scholarship information from your school or organization please forward the information via email to us at: market@ammsa.com

Annual Windspeaker Insert--May 2007

Check online for Aboriginal scholarship/bursary updates at www.ammsa.com
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