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Aboriginal scholarship and bursary guide.

NATIONAL & REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Gil Purcell Memorial Journalism Award - The Canadian Press

For Native persons studying journalism.

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

Ph: (416) 594-2179

Fax: (416) 364-9283

Jake Fire Award

Deadline: June 15

Sponsored by:

National Indian Brotherhood

Assembly of First Nations

Eligibility: First Nations Citizen

Amount: $2000

Criteria: Completed at least one year in Criminology, demonstrated exceptional academic abilities, involved and committed to extracurricular activities

Applications to:

Resource Centre,

Heroes of Our Time

The Assembly of First Nations

10th Floor - One Nicholas Street

Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7

Ph: (613) 241-6789

Robert Smallboy Award

Deadline: June 15

Sponsored by:

National Indian Brotherhood

Assembly of First Nations

Eligibility: First Nations Citizen

Amount: $2000

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

Deadline Date: June 15

Applications submitted to:

Resource Centre, Heroes of Our Time The Assembly of First Nations

10th Floor - One Nicholas Street

Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7

(613) 241-6789

The Ross Charles Award

Applications must be submitted before 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.:

Angele Gelineau

Cancom

155 Queen Street, Suite 1204

Ottawa, ON K1P 6L1

Ph: (613) 232-4814

Shell Aboriginal Awards (NAAF)

Several awards presented yearly through the scholarship program of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation.

The value of the awards vary by student request. For more information contact:

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

Suite. 508, 77 Mowat Avenue

Toronto, ON M6K 2E3

Ph: (416) 588-3328

Fax: (416)588-9198

CanWest Global Aboriginal Internship Award

Deadline: September 2

Annual Internship Award for Aboriginal Canadian working in private television. The award is valued up to $10,000 and places the award recipient in a 4 month Internship program at either the Global Television Network in Don Mills (Toronto) or STV-Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan where the award recipient will be paid on a salry basis for the summer of 1999. Canwest Global System

Broadcasters of the Future Awards

81 Barber Greene,

Don Mills, Ontario M3C 2A2

Canada Trust Scholarship for Outstanding Community Leadership

Full tuition plus $3,500 toward living expenses.

Guaranteed offer of summer employment at Canada Trust

Contact: 1-800-308-8306

Canadian Medical Association Special Bursary Program for Undergraduate Aboriginal Medical Students

Bursaries totalling $25,000 to 17 Aboriginal medical students have been awarded. In addition to the financial award, bursary recipients will also receive memberships in the CMA, the appropriate provincial or territorial division of the CMA, and the Native Physicians Association in Canada Contact: Caroline Robertson, Media and Public Relations Co-ordinator 1-800-663-7336 ext 2304

KPMG Aboriginal Student Awards

For information please write to:

Aboriginal Student Awards

c/o Program Co-ordinator

Scotia Plaza,

Suite 5400 40 King Street West

Toronto, ON M5H 3Z2

Ph: (416) 777-8735

Native Women's Association of Canada

Two (2) awards to two Aboriginal women of First Nations/Metis descent.

Must be pursuing post secondary studies or completing their studies.

Must demonstratee a commitment to improving the situation of Aboriginal women either politically, culturally, economically or otherwise.

Native Women's Association of Canada

9 Melrose Avenue

Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1T8

Ph: (613) 722-3033

Fax: (613) 722-7687

First Nations Schools Co-operative Education Program

Will fund proposals received from First Nations education authorities to establish or expand co-operative programs for onreserve First Nation Youth Contact your local DIAND office

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

FSWEP replaces the Federal Summer Student Employment Program

Offers full-time high school, CDGEP, college, technical institute and university students the opportunity to apply for student jobs with the federal government.

Application forms are available at student career offices at colleges, GEGEPS, technical institutions and universities, Human Resources Centres of Canada, and PSC Regional and District offices.

Indian & Inuit Health Careers

Program Bursary:

Deadline: Postmarked by May 15

Bursaries are available to Canadian citizens of Aboriginal ancestry who have resided in Canada for the last 12 months. Individuals must meet the minimum enrollment requirements in a professional health career program and have not received financial assistance related to their education from any other source. A professional health careers program is defined as a post-secondary program in a federally recognized college or university which gives graduating students a degree or diploma qualifying them for employment in accredited health care professions such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, hospital administration, pharmacology, radiology, nutrition, lab technology, etc.

Contact: National Coordinator,

Indian & Inuit Health

Careers Program,

Medical Services Branch,

Health & Welfare Canada,

10th Floor, Jeanne Mance Building,

Tunney's Pasture

Ottawa, ON K1A 0L3

Indian & Inuit Health Careers Program Scholarship:

Postmarked by May 15

Several $1,000 scholarships are available to Canadian citizens of Aboriginal ancestry who have resided in Canada for the last 12 months. Individuals must meet the minimum enrollment requirements in a professional health career program.

A professional health careers program is defined as a post-secondary program in a federally recognized college or university which gives graduating students a degree or diploma qualifying them for employment in accredited health care professions such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, hospital administration, pharma-cology, radiology, nutrition, lab technology, psychology, etc.

Contact: National Coordinator,

Indian & Inuit Health Careers Program,

Medical Services Branch,

Health & Welfare Canada,

10th Floor, Jeanne Mance Building,

Tunney's Pasture,

Ottawa, ON K1A 0L3

Sears Canada Inc. Scholarship

Deadline: June 1

Ten scholarships of $1,000 are available to children of Sears employees. Applications are available from and submitted to:

Canadian Awards Program,

International & Canadian Programs Division,

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada,

Suite 600, 350 Albert Street,

Ottawa ON K1R 1B1

Petro-Canada Education Awards for Native Students

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.

Roy Cunnigham

Petro-Canada Native

Education Awards

P.O. Box 2844

Calgary, AB T2P 3E3

The Arts Apprenticeship Program

Deadline: February 17

Intended to help provide opportunities for artists and arts administrators of diverse ethnocultural and Aboriginal backgrounds to pursue training and professional development in Canada's arts and cultural industries (including music, writing, visual arts, performance, dance, film, video, museum currating, etc.)

Grants are available up to a max. of $15,000 for a ten month training period, or $1,500 per month to non-profit organizations or companies, private sector companies, other levels of government (non-federal) or individuals, groups and collectives

Contact: Marcelle Gibson,

Senior Program Officer

Arts Apprenticeship Component

Department of Canadian Heritage

15 Eddy Street, 11th Floor

Hull, Quebec K1A 0M5

Ph: (819) 994-8995

Alberta Energy Company Limited Native Scholarship Award

Must be accepled into the oil and gas industry at an accredited technical school, college or university.

Canadidates must have resided in Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta, Blackfeet Reservation or Fort Berthold Reservation for the last year. Five (5) $3,500 scholarships each year.

Xerox Aboriginal Scholarships Program - Xerox Canada

Deadline: June 15

Each year Xerox Canada offers scholarships to Aboriginal students pursuing post-secondary education in Information Technology. Four scholarships, each worth $3,000 per annum will be awarded. Each scholarship is for a maximum of four years for university programs or three years for community college programs, pending year-over-year program re-enrollment.

For more info.

Fax (416) 733-6811

or wirte:

Contributions Administrator,

Corporate Affairs,

Xerox Canada Ltd.

5650 Yonge Street,

North York, ON M2M 4G7

Investing in the future growth of Aboriginal Youth - Canadian National

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.

Canadian National Native

Educational Awards Program

935 de la Gauchetiere Street West

Montreal, PQ H3B 2M9

Ph: (514) 399-7675

CN Scholarship For Women

Deadline: July 25

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.

Canadian National Educational Awards Program

935 de la Gauchetiere Street West

Montreal, Quebec H3B 2M9

Ph: (514) 399-7675

Educational Awards Program - Husky Oil

Deadline: June 15

Husky's Educational Awards are available to anyone of Aboriginal ancestry in British Columbia, Alberta or Saskatchewan who possess suitable academic qualifications, is in need of financial assistance, and demonstrates a career interest in the oil and gas industry. Individuals pursuing academic post-secondary studies at a university, community college or technical institute are eligible to apply.

Applications for the 1999/2000 academic year must be completed and returned to Husky Oil

Contact Joan Nelner

(403) 298-6780

Aboriginal Affairs,

Husky Oil,

P.O. Box 6525, Station D

Calgary, AB T2P 3G7

The Banff Centre for Management

Limited financial assistance available to qualified participants for Aboriginal programs

Contact: (403) 762-6124

Aboriginal Veterans' Scholarship Trust - 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.

Contact:

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

Ste. 508, 77 Mowat Avenue

Toronto, ON M6K 2E3

Ph: (416) 588-3328

Fax: (416) 588-9198

Royal Bank Native Student Awards 1999-2000 - Royal Bank

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:

Co-ordinator,

Royal Bank Native Student Awards,

Human Resources Department

Royal Bank Plaza, North Tower,

200 Bay Street, 11th Floor,

Toronto, ON M5J 2J5

At Work in Rural Communities:

Federal Government's Youth Employment Strategy is providing scholarships to those interested in pursuing a career in Agriculture. The Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada National Scholarships assists students in pursuing advanced degrees in a broad range of science disciplines.

Ph: 1-800-935-5555

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:

Action 21 National Office

Toll free at: 1-800-668-6767.

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.

Currently, CASTS administers 4 unique scholarship programs:

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 - CASTS

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 parent must be a Siksika Nation member;

2. must be a member of Saddle Lake First Nation or one parent 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 parent 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 - CASTS

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 - CASTS

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.

CASTS Scholarship Committee

Treaty 7 Tribal Council

310-6940 Fisher Road, S.E.,

Calgary, Alberta T2H 0W3

Ph: (403) 258-1775

Fax: (403) 258-1811

Suncor Inc. Bursary Fund University of Waterloo

Suncor Inc. offers bursaries annually to students in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering which, in support of employment equity, will be awarded to women, Aboriginal (Native) Canadians, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. Interested students should apply on the University of Waterloo general bursary application and attach a letter indicating their eligibility for assistance from this source.

Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (CMSF)

The value of each award is $3,500.00.

The Moosehead Award in Canada

The CMSF Regional Award

The CMSF Jostens Provincial Award

Student must be of Canadian Native Heritage and enrolled in a post-secondary education institution at the university level.

Information contact:

233 Winters College/York Univeristy

North York, ON M3J 1P3

Ph: (416)636-1308

Native Women's Association of Canada

Corbiere-Laval Two-Axe Early Student Awards

Criteria: Aboriginal women 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, ON K1Y 1T8

Ph: 613)722-3033

Fax: (613)722-7687

Experience Canada

This program is a learning and development venture designed to aid in the transition from school to work. The program is cost-shared by the private and public sectors with the support of the volunteer sector and o ther partners such as business and labour groups. Applicants must be fluent in one of Canada's official languages, be Canadian residents between 18 and 29 years of age, unemployed or underemployed. Qualified applicants should be graduates of high school, CEGEP, a recognized trade certificate program, community college or univeristy who have been out of school at least a year.

Successful candidates will participate in a ten month program which includes a workplace assignment with an experience provider in a province other than their home provinces.

For more information contact:

Experience Canada

116 Albert Street, Suite 500

Ottawa, ON K1P 1C9

Canadian Research Aboriginal Studies

Since its inception in 1978, the Council has supported various research projects which examine various issues of relevance to Aboriginal people including culture, self government, demography, and sociology among others.

Information contact:

Communication Division

Social Sciences and Humanities

Research Council

PO Box 1610

Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4

Canada Scholarships in Technology

Students entering full-time studies in the targeted disciplines at colleges, CEGEPS and institutes. Value of award is up to $7,500.00.

For more information contact:

Canada Scholarships in Technology

Association of Canadian

Community Colleges

Suite 200,

1223 Michael Street North

Ottawa, ON K1J 7T2

Ph: (613)746-4906

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

Ph: (613) 957-9583

Aboriginal Scholarship Award Program

Value of award is $3,000.00.

Students must be Aboriginal and be enrolled in a post-secondary education institution in a Marketing, Business, or

Environmental Science program.

Information contact:

The Pine Tree Native Centre 25 Kings St.

Brantford, ON N3T 3C4

Ph: (519)752-5132

Fax: (519)752-5612

Baxter Corporation- Jean Goodwill Scholarship

Value of award is $5,000.00 Student must be of Aboriginal ancestry and enrolled in a nursing program with the intention of serving in a northern Aboriginal community.

Information contact:

Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada

55 Murray Street,

3rd Floor

Ottawa, ON K1N 5M3

Phone: (613)241-1864

Fax: (613)241-1542

Canada - US Fullbright Program

Value of award is $15,000.00 for student and $25,000.00 for faculty members enrolled in graduate studies.

Student must be American or Canadian with Native Heritage and attending a post-secondary education institution studying countries relations between other countries.

For more information contact:

Ste. 2015, 350 Albert Street

Ottawa, ON K1R 1AP

Ph: (613)237-5366

Fax: (613)237-2029

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF)

Student must be of Aboriginal descent and be enrolled in a post-secondary education institution registered in an Arts Program. The value of the awards varies by student request.

For more information contact:

Ste. 508, 77 Mowat Avenue

Toronto, ON M6K 2E3

Ph: (416) 588-3328

Fax: (416) 588-9198

First Nations Counselling Centre

Student Support Program

Various available valued from $1,000 - $3,500.

Must be Inuit or a Treaty/Status Indian; must have been a resident of Canada for the 12 consecutive months prior to the date of application and must have met university or college entrance.

Apply to:

First Nations Counselling Centre

201, 10010- 106 Street,

Edmonton, AB T5J 3L2

Ph: (780) 944-0172

Open House Canada

Young Canadians 14 - 19 years of age particularly Native, Youth with disabilities, visable minority or economically disadvantaged youth and youth who wish to participate in group exchange programs.

Provides young Canadians with learning opportunities to increase their knowledge, appreciation and respect for the diversity of Canadian communities or through reciprocal exchange visits with groups from other Canadian communities or through national fora.

For more information contact:

Canadian Studies and Youth Program

Canadian Heritage

Ottawa, ON K1A OM5

Ph: (819) 994-1315

Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY)

To qualify for a bursary of $750, students must be between the ages of 13 and 18 and be enrolled in junior or high school or be returning to school. Previous winners of a FAAY bursary are not eligible.

Scholarships of $2,000 and $2,500 are available to students enrolled or accepted in a recognized university, college or technical institute in Canada. Previous winners can re-apply if they have maintained their grades and community contributions.

Bursaries and scholarships are awarded on a national basis and are based on specific criteria, including contributions to the community, academic performance, career goals and financial need. Special consideration is given to students who contribute to their community by volunteering or who provide leadership role model qualities.

Scotiabank Futures in Business Aboriginal Youth Scholarships:

Ten (10) scholarships of $2,500 each for Aboriginal youth enrolled in a business administration or commerce program at a Canadian college or university.

Canada Trust Partnership for Youth Scholarship:

Eight (8) scholarships of $2,500 each for post-secondary Aboriginal youth enrolled in a Canadian college or university, pursuing their first degree or diploma.

NetStar Communications Rising Stars Aboriginal Youth Scholarship:

Five (5) scholarships of $2,000 each for post-secondary Aboriginal youth enrolled in a Candian college or university, pursuing their first degree or diploma.

Inco Ltd. Aboriginal Youth Scholarship:

Five (5) scholarships of $2,000 each for post-secondary Aboriginal youth enrolled in a Canadian college or university, pursuing their first degree or diploma.

Bank of Montreal Canadian Aboriginal Youth Bursary:

16 bursaries of $750 each to Aboriginal students aged 13 to 18 who are attending junior or high school in Canada.

NetStar Communications Rising Stars Aboriginal Youth Bursary:

Ten (10) bursaries of $750 each to Aboriginal students aged 13 to 18 who are attending junior or high school in Canada.

Application forms are available in August. The winners will be advised by mail in early December.

To get an application, contact:

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

204 A St. George Street

Coach House, Main Floor

Toronto, Ontario M5R 2N5

Ph: 416-961-8663

Fax: 416-961-3995

The Amoco Aboriginal Awards Program

Deadline: June 15

Provides multi-year financial assistance to students enrolled at a recognized post-secondary institution. Approximately six new educational award recipients will be selected annually. The value of each award is $2,000 per year for a maximum of four years.

Applicants must maintain at least a 65% average and preference may be given to those enrolled in programs that prepare students for careers in the oil and gas industry. Only those students who reside in the provinces of Amoco's main operating areas (Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan or NWT) will be considered.

For more information contact:

Amoco Canada Petroleum Co. Ltd.

Public and Government Affairs

P.O. Box 200, Station M

Calgary, AB T2P 2H8

Ph: (403) 233-1425

Summer Language Bursary Program

Students are awarded bursaries for summer immersion courses in their second official language, English or French. The value of the bursary covers tuition, room and board and is paid directly to the designated institution.

For more information contact:

Secondary School

Guidance Offices

University or College

French Departments or Ministry of Education & Training Student Affairs

PO Box 4500189

Red River Road,

4th Floor

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6G9

Ph: (807) 343-7257

or 1-800-465-3957

Chevron Canada Resources

Deadline: January 31

Number of scholarships varies, value up to $5,000

Available 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, ON K1P 5G4

Ph: (613) 238-3525

Environmental Innovation Program

For groups and individuals 18 years of age and older interested in research and development in the environmental filed. Offers Canadian industry, universities, Native groups, non-governmental organizations and interested individuals the opportunity to meet the Green Plan's objectives. For more information contact:

Program Directorate

Public Works and Government

Services Canada

Place du Portage, Phase III,

12C1 11 Laurier Street

Hull, PQ K1A OS5

Ph: 1-800-563-3518

Roy Aitken Sustainable Development Internship Program

To provide students who are interested in sustainable development with the opportunity to work for the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy during the summer. For more information contact:

The National Round Table on the Environment

1 Nicholas Street, Suite 1500

Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7

Ph: (613)992-7189

Women in Engineering and Sciences Program

For women undergraduates who are interested in careers in physics, engineering or mathematics. To qualify you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada attending a Canadian University or CEGEP and enrolled full-time in an undergraduate physics, engineering or mathematics program. You must also have completed your first undergraduate year of university or your second year of pre-university CEGEP before September 1. For more information contact:

Human Resources Branch

Recruitment Office

National Research Council of Canada

Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6

Ph: (613) 993-3543

Fax: (613) 990-7669

Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund Award Program

If you have successfully completed at least one year of an undergraduate university program. You must be a Canadian citizen or permenent resident. It provides non-renewable scholarships of $5,000.00 for one acedemic year, and transportation expense for one return trip for students to pursue their undergraduate studies in their second official language. For more information contact:

Canadian Awards Program

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

350 Albert Street, Suite 600

Ottawa, ON K1R 1B1

Ph: (613) 563-1236

Fax: (613) 563-9745

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.

Deadline is May 5. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Social and Economic Policy and Research

700 Montreal Road Room C7-417

Ottawa, ON K1A 0P7

Ph: 1-800-668-2642

Legal Studies for Aboriginal People Program

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. The program also offers some scholarships for graduate studies in law.

For more information,

Ph: (613) 957-9643

The Indigenous Education Network (IEN)

Deadline for application is January 15th for the following September term.

The IEN is a self determining organization founded within OISE/UT in 1989 by Aboriginal students. It provides an Aboriginal presence at OISE/UT, and a forum for discussion on issues relating to Aboriginal education and research.

Aboriginal Scholarships

As an Aboriginal student (including Metis, Inuit, and Native) you are eligible to apply for the Aboriginal Scholarship of $11,500.

Application forms are available by contacting the Financial Awards officer (Margaret Brennan) in the Graduate Studies office at:

Ph: (416) 923-6641 ext. 2650

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 April 1, and applications for the law school scholarships until June 1. 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.

BRITISH COLUMBIA SCHOLARSHIPS

McCarthy Tetrault Annual Scholarship - UNBC One (1) valued at $750

Available to full-time First Nations student enrolled in Northern Advancement Program. Recipient must be resident of northern British Columbia as defined by UNBC Act.

Bank of Montreal Aboriginal Scholarship - UNBC

One (1) valued at $1,500

Available to full-time First Nations student enrolled in Northern Advancement 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.

Northwood Pulp and Timber Ltd. Upper Division Scholarships - UNBC

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

For information on all UNBC Scholarships please contact:

Linda Roa

UNBC Financial Aid Office

3333 University Way

Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9

BC Hydro Aboriginal Scholarship Program

Deadline: Mid-January

Eight (8) valued at $1,000 each.

Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Inuit or Metis.

Successfully completed first year of a full-time post-secondary program in a discipline relevant to a career with BC Hydro.

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.

Information:

Outreach Programs

BC Hydro

16th Floor, 333 Dunsmuir St.

Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5R3

Ph: (604) 623-3994

Fax: (604) 623-3614

ALBERTA SCHOLARSHIPS

Senator James Gladstone Memorial Scholarship - Alberta Indian Investment Corp.

Deadline: Varies

Description: 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.

Information:

General Manager

Alberta Indian Investment Corp.

P.O. Box 577

Winterburn, Alberta TOE 2N0

Ph: (780) 470-3600

Fax: (780) 470-3605

Jimmie Condon Athletic Scholarships

Deadline: Nov. 1

Approximately 1,400 scholarships valued at $1,000 each are awarded to students at universities, colleges, and technical institutes who are members of designated teams, maintaining an average of at least 65% and enrolled as full-time students.

Charles S. Noble Junior Football Scholarships

Deadline: October 1

A total of 30 scholarships valued at $1,000 each are awarded to junior football players who are currently enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution in Alberta and are nominated by their team. The awards are co-sponsored by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund and the three Alberta teams in the Junior Football League.

Charles S. Noble Junior `A' Hockey Scholarships

Five (5) scholarships of $650 are awarded to individuals who have participated in Junior "A" Hockey and who are currently enrolled in full-time post-secondary study in Alberta. Nominations are made by their respective team. The awards are co-sponsored by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund and the Junior "A" Hockey League.

Deadline: December 1, April 1, and August 1

Endowment Programs

Deadline: May 15.

The Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund accepts donations from individuals, corporations, organizations and other groups for the express purpose of providing scholarships. Donors may provide direction with respect to the kind of scholarship they would like created. Gifts to the Crown are 75% deductible for income tax purposes. Currently the following scholarships have been established under the endowment program: Aboriginal Health Careers Bursary

Approximately 20 bursaries are available for Aboriginal students in Alberta entering their second or subsequent year of post-secondary education in a health field. Applicants must be Indian, Inuit or Metis and have been residents of Alberta for a minimum of three years prior to applying. Awards are valued at up to $12,000/year for college programs, and $13,000/year for university programs.

The Alberta Press Council Scholarship

Deadline: January 15

One scholarship of $1,000 is awarded yearly to an Alberta high school student enrolling in post-secondary studies. The award is based on the applicant's ability to write an essay on a specified topic. Application forms are available from high school counsellors and the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.

Janet and Horace Allen Scholarship

Deadline: June 1

One scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to the science graduate from Crowsnest Pass High School who is an Alberta resident and has enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution. Application forms are available from the school counsellor.

Theodore R. Campbell Scholarship

One scholarship valued at $1,500 will be awarded for an aboriginal student studying Education at Blue Quills First Nations College. Applicants must be Alberta residents and in their second year of the Blue Quills University Transfer program.

Contact:

Registrar's Office

Blue Quills First Nations College.

CANA Scholarships

Deadline: October 31

The CANA Scholarships were designed to recognize and reward the exceptional academic achievement of children of CANA employees. Applicants must be Alberta residents entering their second or subsequent year of study at an eligible institution. One award of $1,500 and two awards of $1,000 are available each year. Application forms are available from CANA and from the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund

Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary

Five (5) awards valued at $500 are available to Aboriginal Albertans without sponsorship enrolled full-time in their second year of the Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Diploma or Faculty of Law programs at eligible institutions. Nomination deadline: Students should contact the financial aid office of their institution.

Hal Harrison Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 1

One award of $250 is available to the grade twelve student with the highest marks who is enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution and one of their parents is a member in good standing with the Alberta Volunteer Fire Fighters Association.

he Helen and George Kilik Scholarship

This scholarship was developed to assist a student from Olds High School in establishing himself in his career. The recipient must be an Alberta resident who has completed all of his high school studies at Olds High School. The school will select the recipient based on financial need, involvement in extracurricular activities and academic achievement. The award is valued at $1,000.

Contact school

Anna & John Kolesar Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: July 1

One scholarship valued at $1,200 will be awarded to the applicant with the highest academic average in three designated subjects as shown on an Alberta Education Transcript. Applicants must be Alberta residents, planning to enrol in a Faculty of Education, and from a family where neither parent has a university degree.

Hal Neldner Scholarships and Telus Bursaries

Two (2) scholarships for the high school graduates, two for the post-secondary students and two random bursaries all valued at $1,500 will be awarded to students whose parents are employed by Telus and its wholly owned subsidiaries. Applicants must reside in Alberta and be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program. Application forms are available through Telus-Human Resources Section, high school counsellors, and the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.

Application deadline: June 1

The Robin Rousseau Memorial Mountain Achievement Scholarship

Deadline: January 30

This scholarship was developed to recognize excellence in leadership development and safety in the mountain community. Applicants must be Alberta resident, active in the mountain community and must be planning on taking a recognized Mountain Leadership and Safety certification program. One recipient will be chosen each year by a selection committee who will look at each applicant's work record, volunteer activities, personal goals and how these relate to mountain safety. The selection committee will determine the value of the award and the recipient will be reimbursed this amount after they complete their program.

Dr. Robert and Anna Shaw Scholarships

Deadline: June 1 Awards are available to students graduating from Sexsmith Secondary School to continue in post-secondary studies based on their high school accomplishments. Two different types of scholarships are available. Students should contact the counsellor at the school for more information.

Staples Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Two (2) scholarships valued at $2,000 each will be awarded to the two applicants entering an eligible program. Applicants must be Alberta residents, planning to enrol in a Faculty of Business or Commerce. Averages are calculated based on the final marks in five designated grade 12 courses.

Career Development Scholarships Michael Luchkovich Scholarships for Career Development

Deadlines: December 1, April 1 and August 1

These awards are given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding ability in their work and are pursuing short-term, full-time study of less than six months or part-time study. Applicants must have worked in Alberta for a minimum of three years. Awards assist with direct educational costs.

Nova Corporations Aboriginal Awards Program

Seven (7) college awards of $3,500 each per year for students attending certain Alberta colleges. Three (3) university awards of $4,000 each per year for students attending certain Alberta universities.

For more information contact:

Aboriginal Resources,

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.,

801 - 7th Avenue S.W.

P.O. Box 2535,

Postal Station `M',

Calgary, AB T2P 2N6

Ph: (403) 290-6000

Social Services Bursary Program

Applications accepted from January 1 to April 30 each year. Encouraging and assisting Metis and non-Status Indian students to upgrade their education and skills in the social services field.

Funding decisions made in June of each year.

Must demonstrate an investment in, and a commitment to, the Aboriginal community within Alberta.

Must be enrolled in a recognized post-secondary educational institution (community college or university Alberta or Canada) before final approval of bursary. Must be studying in a social services discipline such as: Social Work Diploma, Child and Youth Care Diploma, Rehabilitation Practitioner Diploma, Bachelor of Social Work Degree (B.S.W.), Masters of Social Work Degree (M.S.W.) and various masters programs related to Social Services.

Contact:

Linda Desaulniers, Headquarters

Personnel Services,

Family and Social Services

2nd Floor, Centre West

10035 - 108 Street

Edmonton, AB T5J 3E1

Ph: (780) 422-8003

Society of Calgary Metis Scholarship

Number and value varies

Deadline: Please inquire with society

Available to students of Aboriginal heritage who are enrolled or planning to enroll in any school, trade, university, upgrading or continuing education.

Apply to:

Executive Director

Society of Calgary Metis

#1, 811 Manning Road, N.E.

Calgary, AB T2E 7L4

Ph: (403) 248-0992

Syncrude Special Educational Awards for People of Native Ancestry

Deadline: June 1

Four (4) awards of $2,000 Available to students of Aboriginal heritage enrolled in a program of study related to the Oil Sands Industry and be a current or former long-term resident of north eastern Alberta.

Apply to:

Syncrude Special Educational Awards Program,

Syncrude Canada Ltd.

P.O. Box 4023

Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3H5

Ph: (780) 790-6403

Talisman Energy Award

Deadline: December 30

One annual award of $2,000 Applicant must be Native/Aboriginal, enrolled full-time in earth sciences, business, commerce or economics program May be in first or second year of diploma or applied degree program. Based on financial need and academic standing

Contact: SAIT Scholarships

Co-ordinator

Rm. M142, Heritage Hall

S.A.I.T.

1301 - 16 Avenue NW

Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

Ph: (403) 284-8858

Fax: (403) 284-7117

Grant MacEwan College Foundation

Deadline: June 15 for following academic year

Aboriginal Business Leadership Award

Four (4) awards of $1,500 each Apply to:

Executive Director

Grant McEwan Community College Foundation

Edmonton, Alberta

Ph: (780) 497-5545

Metis Settlement Education and Training Incentice Scholarship Society

Deadline: June 30 for September entry,

November 30 for January entry. Number varies and amount varies based on financial need.

Available to Metis or families who fall under this category, be a member or child of a member who is resident on one of the eight M'tis Settlements in Alberta. Must be enrolled or attending a recognized post secondary educational institution.

Apply to:

Adminisitrator,

Metis Settlement Education and Training Society,

649, 10339- 124 Street

Edmonton, AB T5N 3W1

Ph: (780) 488-3772

Alberta College of Art and Design

Artstream is an upgrading program for those who demonstrate artisitic ability but who do not meet Alberta College of Art & Design's academic and/or English proficiency requirements.

Grant money is available covering living expenses, tuition and supplies if you are eligible

Contact: (403) 284-7600 or 1-800-251-8290

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, AB T5K 2V1

Ph: (780) 427-8640

Home Oil Company Ltd Aboriginal Scholarship Program

Three (3) valued at $1,500

Available to students of Aboriginal heritage who are pursuing a program of study relevant to petroleum industry. Awarded based on financial need.

Apply to:

HRS, Home Oil Co. Ltd.

1600 Home Oil Tower

324- 8th Avenue S.W.

Calgary, AB T2P 2Z5

Ph: (403) 232-7100

Imperial Oil Aboriginal Education Awards

A one-time educational award of $1,000 to individuals of Native ancestry

To assist a student in his/her first or second year of post-secondary education towards a career in the petroleum industry

Recipient will also be considered for summer and post graduate employment at Imperial Oil, Cold Lake, if employment opportunities are available.

Must be a resident of Alberta and a registered member of a recognized Treaty or Metis Settlement/Association

Applications and essays must be received by July 31

Contact:

Imperial Oil Resources,

Cold Lake Operations

Human Resources Department

"Aboriginal Education Awards"

Selection Committee Service

Bag 15 Grand Centre, AB TOA 1T0

Ph: (780) 639-5111

Eric Harvie Memorial Awards - SAIT

Deadline: November 30

One annual award of $1,000 For first or second year full-time students.

Must be Native/Aboriginal (status, non-status, Metis or Inuit) Based on academic merit, financial need and demonstrated interest in preserving traditional Native culture

Contact: SAIT Scholarships Co-ordinator

Rm. M142, Heritage Hall

S.A.I.T.

1301 - 16 Avenue NW,

Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

Ph: (403) 284-8858

CJAY 92 Standard Radio Award - SAIT

Deadline: July 15

One annual award of $2,200 for Aboriginal students entering the CTSR radio option Based on results of an interview, research paper, resume and participation in an informal session

Contact: SAIT Scholarships Co-ordinator

Rm. M142, Heritage Hall

S.A.I.T.

1301 - 16 Avenue NW,

Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

Ph: (403) 284-8858

Fax: (403) 284-7117

Enviro-Tech Services Ltd.- SAIT

Deadline: September 30

One annual award of $2,200 For Native students enrolled in first or second year Surveying & Mapping Technology, Engineering Design & Drafting Technology, Civil Engineering Technology Based on academic achievement and demonstrated interest in the field

Contact: S.A.I.T.

Scholarships Co-ordinator

Rm. M142, Heritage Hall

S.A.I.T.

1301 - 16 Avenue NW,

Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

Ph: (403) 284-8858

Fax: (403) 284-7117

Weyerhaeuser Canada Scholarships - Alberta

Each year, Weyerhaeuser Canada offers scholarships to young men and women from the Peace Country and Grande Cache, Alberta who are furthering their education in Commerce, Engineering, and Forestry. Twelve awards of $1,000 each are awarded to nine high school graduates and three first-year college graduates enrolled at a university, college or technical institute in Alberta. Of the nine awards to high school students, one will be offered to a student of Native ancestry (Metis, Indian, Inuit).

High School Awards:

Deadline July 15

Peace Wapiti School Board 33,

8611A-103 Street Grande Prairie,

AB T8V 4C5

College Awards:

Deadline April 15

Awards Advisory Committee,

Grande Prairie Regional College

10726-106 Avenue,

Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C4

Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund

To stimulate the pursuit of excellence by recognizing outstanding achievement and by encouraging and assisting Albertans to achieve their fullest potential.

For High School Students Alexander Rutherford Scholarships for High School Achievement

More than 6,000 scholarships available to students achieving a minimum average of 80 percent in five designated subjects in grades 10, 11, 12:

$300 for grade 10; $500 for grade 11 and $700 for Grade 12 with a total value of up to $1,500.

Applicants must be Alberta residents who plan to enrol or are enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program of at least one semester in length.

Aplication deadline:

May 1 for September entry;

December 1 for January entry.

Rutherford Scholarships

Top ten students graduating from grade 12, as determined solely on the basis of Diploma Examination results in English 30 or Francais 30, Social Studies 30 and three other subjects

Recipients will receive a plaque and $1,500 in addition to their Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Application deadlines:

candidates will be selected from Alexander Rutherford Scholarship applications received prior to August.

United World College Scholarships

Based on academic ability, leadership capability, references and an interview are awarded annually for two years of study at United World Colleges

Applicants must be Alberta residents in the process of completed Grade 11

Deadline: March 1 for study commencing September of the same year.

Adult High School Equivalency Scholarships

200 awards valued at $500

You are eligible if you've been out of school for three years, have achieved a minimum average of 80% as a full-time student in courses required for entry into a post-secondary program

Nominations by: September 1

For Citizenship High School Citizenship Awards

One graduating student from each high school is recognized for outstanding characteristics in the areas of academic ability, leadership in school-sponsored, community or extracurricular activities, and a demonstrated willingness to place the good of others above personal ambitions. Nominations will be made by each high school and recipients will receive a plaque and letter of commendation.

Nominations will be made by May 1 and recipients will receive a plaque and letter of commendation.

For Undergraduate Students Louise McKinney Post Secondary Scholarships

Deadline: June 1

Approximately 930 scholarships are available to reward students for their academic achievements and to encourage continued undergraduate study. Scholarships are valued at $1,500 at the undergraduate level and $3,500 for professional programs such as medicine, law, veterinary medicine, optometry, chiropractic and dentistry. Students enrolled in programs within the province are nominated by the awards office of their institution. Albertans enrolled in programs outside the province because their program of study is not offered in Alberta, should contact this office.

Alberta Women's Secretariat "Persons Case" Scholarships

Deadline: September 30

To recognize students whose studies will contribute to the advancement of women or who are studying in fields where members of their sex are traditionally few in number

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000

Charles S. Noble Scholarships for Study at Harvard

Deadline: May 15

Three (3) scholarships of $10,000 are awarded to Alberta students for undergraduate study at Harvard. The awards are co-sponsored by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund and an endowment established by Edmonton businessman Sandy Mactaggart.

Charles S. Noble Scholarships for Student Leadership

Deadline: March 1

A total of 80 awards valued at $300 each are available to recognize outstanding leadership in the areas of student government, student societies, clubs or organizations at the post-secondary level.

For Graduate Students Sir James Lougheed Awards of Distinction

Deadline: February 1

Fifteen (15) awards are available to recognize academic excellence and provide Albertans with the opportunity for advanced study at institutions outside of the province. Scholarships are valued at $10,000 for master's and $15,000 for doctoral level study.

Ralph Steinhauer Awards of Distinction

Deadline: February 1

Fifteen (15) awards are available to recognize exceptional academic achievement of students studying within Alberta. Applicants must be Canadian residents who are enrolled or intending to enrol at an institution in Alberta. Scholarships are valued at $10,000 for study at the master's level, and $15,000 for doctoral level study.

Government of Alberta Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

Approximately 130 awards are available annually to provide the incentive and means for Canadians to pursue graduate studies at Alberta post-secondary institutions. Scholarships are valued at up to $9,300 and fellowships at up to $10,500.

Nominations are made by each graduate faculty in Alberta. Nomination deadline: students should consult their faculty of graduate studies

Sylvia Schulze Memorial Bursary for Alex Taylor School

Offered through Grant McEwan Community College, Edmonton to female student who attended Alex Taylor School in central Edmonton, with priority given to an Aboriginal student. For more information contact:

Executive Director

Grant McEwan Community College

Foundation

Edmonton, Alberta

Ph: (780) 497-5545

Aboriginal Awards Program - TransAlta Corporation

Deadline: June 15 (transcripts must be received by July 15)

In keeping with our commitment to providing educational support to the Aboriginal community, TransAlta will present four (4) educational awards of $3,000 per year (two college and two university) in 1997 for Aboriginal (status, non-status, Metis and Inuit) students who meet the necessary qualifications. Must have lived in Alberta for at least one year and in need of financial support.

Possess promising academic qualifications (record of academic excellence).

Provide proof of enrollment to one of the ten colleges or 4 universities listed

Maintain required course load in your chosen program

Contact: George Blondeau,

Aboriginal Affairs Manager

TransAlta Utilities Corporation

T2-4E, 110 - 12 Avenue SW,

Box 1900 Calgary, AB T2P 2M1

Ph: (403)267-4651

Fax: (403)267-7243

Northern Alberta Development Council

Deadline: May 31

Northern Student Supplements are available from $500 to $1,500. Applicants must be residents of northern Alberta, high financial need, in first or second year of post-secondary training; and qualify for Alberta Opportunities Bursary.

Other Awards are available, some valued up to $3,000.

Applications available at Alberta post-secondary institutions or locations listed below

Return completed application with 4 photocopies to:

Director, Scholarship Programs,

Students Finance Board 6th Floor,

9940 - 106 Street

Edmonton, AB T5K 2V1

Edmonton: (780) 427-2740

Calgary: (403) 297-6344

OR 1-800-222-6485

or

Northern Alberta Development Council

2nd Floor, Provincial Building,

9621-96 Avenue

Postal Bag 900-14

Peace River, AB T8S 1T4

Ph: (780) 624-6545 or 310-0000

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

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).

SASKATCHEWAN SCHOLARSHIPS

SaskEnergy Scholarships

20 scholarships per year each worth $5,000 for post-secondary students attending Saskatchewan Indian Federated College (SIFC), Gabriel Dumont

Institute of Applied Science and research, Dumont Technical Institute (DTI) or the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (SIIT).

To qualify students must be Saskatchewan resident, graduate of Saskatchewan high school, achieve 80% average in grades 11 and 12, demonstrate financial need, register full-time in the fall or winter semesters.

Information: Ph: (306) 777-9378

Albert Bellegarde Memorial Sholarship

Deadline: February 26

Eligibility: Sask. Treaty Indian who has successfully completed two years in a post-secondary institute Amount: $2000

Criteria: Active involvement with community or educational institution promoting positive development of Indian self-determination; letters of recommendation required Application to:

Saskatchewan Indian

Federated College

127 College West

University of Regina

Regina, SK S4S 0A2

Casino Regina

Post-secondary Scholarships

Deadline: May 31

Saskatchewan resident enrolled or about to be enrolled in full-time studies at a post-secondary education institute in Saskatchewan and must betaking a program related to the following: recreational and leisure studies; business administration; hospitality management; electronics and computer technologies; or communications.

Six (6) $500 scholarships. Three scholarships will give preference to qualified students of Aboriginal ancestry.

Selection criteria includes: education and career focus; academic standing; commitments to work, education, family and community; and financial need.

Applications to:

Casino Regina

Scholarship Committee

3rd Floor,

1880 Saskatchewan Drive

Regina, SK S4P 0B2

Donald R. Simmons Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: October 15

Eligibility: Indian or Metis ancestry

Amount: Two $500 awards

Criteria: Enrolled in first year of approved institution, Grade 12 graduate; General Proficiency Award applicants excluded

Applications to:

Saskatchewan Education,

Training and Employment

Student Financial Assistance Unit

Ground Floor, East Wing,

Walter Scott Building

305 Albert Street

Regina, SK S4P 3V7

Ph: (306) 787-6419

Delta Catalytic Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

One (1) $2,000 University and Two (2) $1,000 Technical are available annually to Northern Saskatchewan residents willing to return to Northern Saskatchewan to practice or work. Send transcripts to Cogema Resources Inc. Must be a program of benefit to the north.

Manager, Northern Affairs

Cogema Resources Inc.

P.O. Box 900,

La Ronge SK S0J 1L0

Touchwood, File Hills, Qu' Appelle Tribal Council Scholarship

Deadline: August 25

Three (3) $500 awards

Treaty Indian from Touchwood, File Hills, Qu'Appelle areas, Grade 12 graduate attending a recognized post-secondary institute in any field of study.

Applications to:

Director of Education

Touchwood, File Hills,

QuAppelle Tribal Council

Wa-Pii-Moos-Toosis

P.O. Box 178

Lebret, SK S0G 1S0

Margaret M. Aikenhead Scholarship in Nursing:

An annual $500 award presented to a former resident and grade XII graduate, within the last seven years, from the Melfort Union Hospital Administrative area. As well, the successful completion of at least the 1st year and enrolled in at least the 2nd year of the Diploma Nursing program or enrolled in the 4th, or 5th of the Degree Program in a recognized School of Nursing. Further information and application forms available by contacting:

Executive Director,

Melfort SK S0E 1A0

Saskatchewan Health Northern Students Health Bursaries:

Deadline: June 30.

Bursaries, to a maximum of $7,500 per year for a maximum of three school years, are available to university and technical school students from Northern Saskatchewan.

Applicants must be: Northern Saskatchewan resident for 15 years or half of their lifetime, accepted into a University or Technical School health program, demonstrate ability to work successfully in a multicultural setting, committed to returning to Northern Saskatchewan to work one month of service for each month of bursary support, and students shall maintain a satisfactory grade point average for all years supported by bursary.

Application forms are available from:

Saskatchewan Health,

Northern Health

Services Branch,

Box 5000,

LaRonge SK S0J 1L0.

SaskPower Northern Spirit Scholarship Program:

Deadline: June 30.

Four (4) $2,500 institute scholarships are available to permanent residents of Northern Saskatchewan applying or enrolled in a full-time program. Applicants must have a "B" academic average in most recent year completed and be enrolled in a program of benefit to Northern development.

Applications are available from and submitted by June 30 to: Northern Spirit Scholarship Program,

SaskPower Northern Enterprise

Fund, Box 939,

Saskatoon SK S7K 3M4

Napolean Lafontaine Economic Development Scholarship Program:

Scholarships are available to Metis and non-status Indian applicants who are enrolled or who are going to enrol in a recognized certificate, diploma, or degree program. Further information and application forms are available from:

Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research,

121 Broadway Avenue East,

Regina, SK S4N 0Z6

Morley Wood Memorial Scholarship for Native Women:

Deadline: May 30

An annual award of $600 available to Native women of Saskatchewan to promote and encourage entry or advancement in a program which will assist or enhance the professional skills of the individual to promote further development in the Native community. Applicants must have a minimum average of 70% and financial need. Applications available from individual schools

The Awards Office,

Room 213. 19,

Administration/Humanities Building,

University of Regina,

Regina SK S4S 0A2

Cameco Northern Scholarship:

Deadline: June 30

Scholarships of $3,000 are available annually to northerners (i.e. a person who has resided in the Northern Administration District or in the town of LaRonge or Creighton, or in the area of the Municipal Corporation of Uranium City and District for a period of 15 years or one-half of applicants age, whichever is less). The recipient must be accepted in a program beneficial to the North.

Application forms are available from individual schools or Cameco Corporation and should be submitted to:

Cameco Corporation,

Northern Office,

P.O. Box 1049,

LaRonge, SK S0J 1L0

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, SK S7M 1J3

Cogema Resources Inc. Scholarships

Deadline: June 30

Eight (8) $3,500 University and Four (4) $3,000 Technical are available annually to Northern Saskatchewan residents willing to return to Northern Saskatchewan to practice or work. Send transcripts to Cogema Resources Inc. Must be a program of benefit to the north.

Manager, Northern Affairs

Cogema Resources Inc.

P.O. Box 900,

La Ronge SK S0J 1L0

Manitou Sewing & Design Institute Scholarships

Deadline: June 14

One valued at $1,000 Several others valued at $500.

Scholarships are awarded based on original design sketch and written paragraph on "Why I deserve this scholarship".

Apply to:

Manitou Sewing and Design Institute.

Ph: (306) 978-9088

MANITOBA SCHOLARSHIPS

Aboriginal Business Education Program (ABEP) - University of Manitoba

Part of the Faculty of Management's support for acquisition of business skills among Aboriginal people. A variety of bursaries and scholarships are offered for students attending or planning to attend the University of Manitoba.

Louis Riel Bursary - University of Manitoba

Deadline: June 30

Available for Aboriginal students, Manitoba residents, enrolled as a full-time student at the university of Manitoba. Must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 in all courses completed at the University; has demonstrated financial need.

Sokoloff Family Bursary-University of Manitoba

Deadline: June 30

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

All University of Manitoba Scholarships:

Application:

Financial Aid and Awards

University of Manitoba

Suite 422,

University Centre Building

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Manitoba Hydro Employment Equity Program

Deadline: June 30th

Students entering certain first-year programs at selected post-secondary institutions in Manitoba.

Twelve (12) scholarships of $600 each. Includes first option for summer employment on successful completion of first-year studies.

Aboriginal student, person with disabilities, member of a visible minority or female student entering first year in one of the following programs:

Engineering; computer science; civil engineering; computer technology; electrical technology; electronic technology; industrial electrical/electronic technology.

Eligible institutions include:

University of Manitoba,

Brandon University,

Red River Community College,

Keewatin Community College,

Graduate of Manitoba high school.

Information:

Employment Equity

Manitoba Hydro

P.O. Box 815 Winnipeg,

Manitoba R3C 2P4

Ph: (204) 474-4560

ONTARIO SCHOLARSHIPS

The Rose Nolan Scholarship Foundation

Assist women of Aboriginal descent that must reside in Ontario For post-secondary students only Contact Union of Ontario Chiefs

Ph: (705) 749-9127

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:

Ph: (416) 592-6748 or

Fax (416) 592-4190.

Awards are available to Ontario residents.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program

There are approximately 1,300 Scholarships awarded for academic excellence at the graduate level of study at Ontario Universities. The value of awards are $3,953 per acedemic term. For more information contact:

The Graduate Studies Office

Ontario Universities or

The Ministry of Education and

Training

Student Affairs

PO Box 4500

189 Red River Road, 4th Floor

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6G9

Ph: (807)343-7257

or 1-800-465-3957

Sir John A. MacDonald Graduate Fellowship in Canadian History

This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolling in a doctoral program in Canadian history at an Ontario university. The value of award is $8,500.00 and can be renewed for three consecutive years to a maximum of $25,500.00.

For information contact:

The Graduate Studies Office at Ontario Universities or

The Ministry of Education and Training

Student Affairs

PO Box 4500189

Red River Road, 4th Floor

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6G9

Ph: (807)343-7257 or

1-800-465-3957

The Aird Scholarship

Scholarships are intended to help students with physical disabilities study in the first year of a full-time program at a recognized Ontario postsecondary institution.

Scholarships are granted each year to 2 applicants who best demonstrate outstanding achievement, motivation and initiative. Value of awards is $2,500.00 each. For more information contact:

The Ministry of Education and Training

Student Affairs

PO Box 4500189

Red River Road, 4th Floor

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6G9

Ph: (807)343-7257

or 1-800-465-3957

Aboriginal Awards - Queens University: Alma Mater Society Native Student Awards:

Deadline: April 30

Two (2) valued at $1,000 each

Inuit Bursary:

Deadline; December 1

One (1) valued at $100

Metis Award:

Deadline: October 15

Value is variable.

Class of '93 Undergratduate Bursary for First Nations Students and Students of Colour

Deadline: April 30

Chernoff Family Awards:

Deadline: January 31

Six (6) valued at $6,000 each Nominated by high school principals. Preference to rural students or from remote areas of Canada.

Dean's Minority Fellowship:

Deadline: May 5

Up to ten (10) at $8,000 each Available to visible minorties applying for admission to a Master's or Doctoral program at Queen's

Faculty of Laws Fellowships:

Deadline: September

Not offered every year

Variable up to $15,000 For Canadian native students entering full-time master's work in Law

For all Queen's Bursaries and Scholarships, please contact: Student Awards Office Victoria School Building Queen's University

NORTHERN SCHOLARSHIPS

Ted Trindall Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 8th

Presented to Aboriginal students of the Northwest Territories enrolled in full-time studies in the faculty of their choice.

Five (5) scholarships of $1,000.

Eligibility: Metis or Non-Status Indian of the NWT, good academic standing, financial need.

Information:

Chairman Ted Trindall

Memorial Scholarship Fund

P.O. Box 1374

Yellowknife, NWT X1A 2P1

Ph: (403) 240-6304

Co-operative Bursary

Arctic Co-operatives Ltd., the NWT Co-operative Business Development Fund and the Canadian Northern Studies Trust offer a bursary, normally valued at up to $2,000, to support a student whose studies will contribute to the understanding and development of co-operatives in the NWT.

Association of Canadian

Universities for Northern Studies,

17 York Street, Suite 405

Ottawa, ON K1N 9J6

Ph: (613) 562-0515

Research Support Opportunity in Arctic Environmental Studies

Environment Canada offers high Arctic accommodation, facilities and services to support graduate students enrolled in master's or doctoral studies at a Canadian university.

Opportunities are not confined to students engaged in weather-related studies.

Association of Canadian

Universities for Northern Studies,

17 York Street, Suite 405

Ottawa, ON K1N 9J6

Ph: (613) 562-0515

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society Studentship in Northern Geography

Outstanding students in northern geographical research at a Canadian university are eligible for this award.

Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies,

17 York Street, Suite 405

Ottawa, ON K1N 9J6

Ph: (613) 562-0515

Special Bursary for Northern Residents

These awards of $5,000 each allow northern residents to engage in an educational experience at a degree-granting institution in Canada. Promotes studies in a field of interest that will further their careers in the north or assist their local.

Northern Bursary Program

Deadline: June 1

Offers various levels of assistance to post-secondary students pursuing careers in psychology, social work, and speech-language pathology, who are interested in working in Northern Ontario. Native students encouraged to apply.

Applications are available from:

Ministry of Community and Social Services,

Second Floor,

473 Queen Street East,

Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1Z5

Ph: (705) 253-2001.

Caribou Research Bursary

The Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Scholarship Fund provides awards of up to $3,000 to full-time students enrolled in a recognized Canadian community college or university who are pursuing studies that will contribute to the understanding of barren ground caribou (and its habitat) in Canada.

Preference is given to individuals who are normally resident in one of the caribou-using communities on the range of the Beverly or Qamanirjuaq caribou.

Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies,

17 York Street, Suite 405

Ottawa, ON K1N 9J6

Ph: (613) 562-0515

Updates and new listings are entered on-line periodically, so please check back often. URL is http://www.ammsa.com/ammsabursary.html
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