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Canada's guide to Aboriginal Scholarships 2001.

Handy resource for the would-be med student

Aboriginal medical students now have a useful tool to help them find funding for their studies, thanks to publication of the Canadian Aboriginal Medical Student's Guide to Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries.

Dr. Gilles Pinette, a Metis doctor from Manitoba, edited the book. Dr. Pinette works at the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg, where he blends traditional teachings with Western medicine. In addition to his work at the centre, Dr. Pinette also writes a medical column for Windspeaker, as well as regular biweekly columns for a number of community newspapers in Western Canada. He is also host of The Medicine Chest on the Aboriginal People's Television Network (APTN).

"Over a million dollars are available to Inuit, Metis and First Nations medical students in Canada," the book jacket reads. "This book will help you find it." The book lists scholarships, awards and bursaries available nationally, as well as breaking them down by province, listing funding available in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and the Atlantic provinces.

The first part of the book also offers advice and information on how to improve your chances of success when applying for funding, with tips on filling out applications, writing reference letters, and putting together a resume.

"I wrote the first section based on my own experience and my ability to obtain many awards," said Pinette. "Through my university career I was able to get thousands of dollars in bursaries and scholarships and awards. And I think a lot of it had to do with persistence, and a lot of it was on the way that you write your award applications and things. So I tried to share some of that advice with people and hopefully they will find some gems in it.

"I always found in medical school, finding money sources is very difficult. And it almost becomes like a full-time job. And when you're in medical school, you're already doing probably 40 hours of studies, of just classes, plus another 30 to 40 hours of studying every week. There's just no extra time for that. So financial constraints and problems with finances a very large stress in your life," Pinette explained.

"So I spent a lot of time gathering information and resources from across all of Canada, and I always thought that when I graduated, I would try and put all those resources together and make it easier for other people behind me. And so I did."

Response to the guide has been overwhelmingly positive, Pinette said, with favorable comments coming from Aboriginal medical students across the country, as well as from others who have reviewed the book. "We have a lot of resource counsellors who have come back to us and said, `You know what, we need this kind of stuff, and nothing like this has ever existed, and now we have something to show people, even to stimulate them into going into medicine. "Like, `Look at these awards that are possible there. You don't have to worry about the cost, you can probably find some awards somewhere.' So that's kind of rewarding to hear." He said people have to persist, and not be afraid to apply for everything they see.

"Even though there's criteria, a lot of times people aren't applying for the awards, and they're not even given out. So you just have to apply for as many as you can."

Another piece of advice: treat applying for funding as a part-time job. "It's like any job. If you spend five minutes on your job, it's not going to be very rewarding. You're not probably going to be known for doing a very good job. Now, if you spend some real time and effort into your part-time job, it'll be rewarding for you. And rewarding in this case will be money, and also you'll feel that you gave it a good effort."

While work on the guide for medical students is complete, plans are in the works for a series of guides for other Aboriginal students. Work has already begun on a guide to scholarships, bursaries and awards for pharmacy students, with similar books for social work, dentistry and medical rehab students also planned. In the long term, Pinette also hopes to include the information from the books on a database, something that may happen with the next update of the medical student's guide in three years.

The Canadian Aboriginal Medical Student's Guide to Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries sells for $17.95, and is available from Makinak Publishing by phone at 204-791-6253.

Check out the web

According to one scholarship web site on the internet -- www. scholarshipscanada.com -- there are more than 60,000 scholarships, bursaries and awards available from organizations across Canada. The question is, what is the best way to find them and, once you have found them, how can you increase the chances that your application will receive a favorable response?

According to most, the best place to start in a search for scholarship information is the internet.

Alberta Learning has a web site located at http:// www.alis.gov.ab.ca/scholarships, and contains links to the department's scholarship page, as well as to Alberta Agriculture's scholarship page. The site also includes links to colleges and universities in Alberta, as well as links to other scholarship sites.

Scholarship information is also available from a number of independent web sites

Once someone has identified a few scholarships they might be interested in applying for, they should get a copy of the application form, and read it over. If they have any questions at all about the application, they shouldn't be afraid to ask them.

Another piece of advice to students applying for scholarships is take the time to do a good job filling out the application forms.

A major source of information about scholarships is the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation. The foundation awards scholarships to Aboriginal students in the arts, business, sciences and health careers. Last year, scholarships and educational and cultural grants handed out by the foundation totalled $1.68 million.

The scholarships offered by the foundation fall into three categories -- arts, health and general education.

Applications in each of the three categories are judged by a jury made up of Aboriginal people working in that specific field.

For a scholarship application to be successful in the arts category, the most important factor is the quality of the work sample submitted by the applicant. With an arts application, students must send in a sample of their work -- drama students would send in a videotape of themselves performing a scene or monologue, creative writing students would provide a sample of their writing, students in visual arts would send in slides showing samples of their work, and musicians would send in an audio tape.

In applications for health careers or general education scholarships, what the juries will be looking at is the applicants academic performance. However, when reviewing a student's academic standings, the juries will take into consideration any mitigating circumstances. For instance a student who is a single parent and is getting marks of 65 per cent would be viewed by the jury as being as successful as a student with no dependents who is getting 80 per cent.

The other deciding factor in awarding scholarships in all three categories is financial need, as well as the applicant's willingness to contribute financially to his or her own education.

The deadlines for scholarship applications in the arts are March 31 and Sept. 30 of each year. The deadline for scholarships in health is May 1 each year, and the deadline for general education scholarships is June 1.

For more information about how to apply for scholarships through the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, visit the foundation's web site at http:// www.naaf.ca. Applications are on the web site ready for downloading. Forms are available in both English and French. Applications can also be obtained by calling the foundation toll-free at 1-800-329-9780.

Aboriginal Scholarship & Bursary Guide

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Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY) scholarships:

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 reapply if they have maintained their grades and community contributions.

Scotiabank Futures in Business Aboriginal Youth Scholarships: 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:

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:

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

Inco Ltd. Aboriginal Youth Scholarship:

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:

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

FAAY Application forms are available in August, contact:

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

204 A St. George Street Coach House, Main Floor Toronto, Ontario M5R 2N5 Phone: 416-961-8663 Fax: 416-961-3995

Dr. John Big Canoe Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 31

Eligibility: Undergraduate Aboriginal student enrolled in last or second 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.

For info.: http://cma.ca/inside/awards/canoe.btm

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 salary basis for the summer.

Canwest Global System

Broadcasters of the Future Awards 81 Barber Greene, Don Mills, Ontario M3C 2A2 Jake Fire Award

National Indian Brotherhood Assembly of First Nations

Eligibility: First Nations Citizen completed at least one year in Criminology, demonstrated exceptional academic abilities, involved and committed to extracurricular activities

Deadline Date: June 15

Robert Smallboy Award

National Indian Brotherhood Assembly of First Nations

Eligibility: First Nations Citizen currently enrolled/accepted in medical program, demonstrated exceptional academic abilities, involved and committed to extra-curricular activities

Deadline Date: June 15

Tom Longboat Award

National Indian Brotherhood Assembly of First Nations

Eligibility: First Nations Citizens who have demonstrated exceptional athletic abilities, academic abilities, and involvement in and commitment to extra-curricular activities.

Amount: $2000

Deadline Date: June 15

Applications submitted to: Resource Centre, The Assembly of First Nations 10th Floor -- One Nicolas Street Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7 Phone:(613) 241-6789

First Nations Schools Co-operative Education Program

Will fund proposals received from First Nations education authorities to establish or expand co-operative programs for on-reserve 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.

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 Coordinator 1-800-663-7336 ext 2304 or 731-8610

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 nonprofit 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, 11 th Floor Hull, Quebec K1A 0M5 Phone: (819) 994-8995

The Banff Centre for Management

Limited financial assistance available to qualified participants for Aboriginal programs

Contact: (403) 762-6124 Toll Free: 1-888-256-6327

Xerox Aboriginal Scholarships Program -- Xerox Canada

Deadline: June 15

Each year Xerox Canada offers $3,000 scholarships to eight (8) Aboriginal students pursuing post-secondary education in Information Technology. Each scholarship is for a maximum of four (4) years for university programs or three (3) years for community college programs, pending year-over-year program re-enrollment. Information: fax (416) 733-6811 or write:

Contributions Administrator, Corporate Affairs, Xerox Canada Ltd. 5650 Yonge Street, 10th Floor Toronto, ON M2M 4G7

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

Every year since 1988, 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 Phone: (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 end Registrars offices.

Canadian National Educational Awards Program 935 de la Gauchetiere Street West Montreal, Quebec H3B 2M9 Phone: (514) 399-7675

Educational Awards Program -- Husky Oil

Deadline: May 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 sites. Individuals 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

Royal Bank Native Student Awards 1999/00 -- 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.

Information and application: Coordinator, Royal Bank Native Student Awards, Human Resources Department Royal Bank Plaza, North Tower, 200 Bay Street, 11th Floor, Toronto, ON M5J 2J5

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, Ontario K1A OP7 Phone: 1 800 668-2642

Legal Studies for Aboriginal People Program

Deadline: March 31 for Pre-Law Programs.

The Department of Justice funds Metis and 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.

Information: Phone: (613) 957-9643

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.

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 mare 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, Deportment 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

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 $5,000

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. Canadian Universities for Northern Studies

#201, 130 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G4 Phone: (613) 238-3525

Metis Settlement Education and Training Incentive 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 Metis Settlements in Alberta. Must be enrolled or attending a recognized post secondary educational institution.

Apply to: Administrator, Metis Settlement Education and Training Society, 649, 10339- 124 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 3W1

Phone: (780) 488-3772

TD Bank and First Nations Bank of Canada Aboriginal Education Awards

Deadline: March 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be of Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-Status, Inuit, Metis); full time student at recognized Canadian post secondary institution pursuing 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

Baxter Corporation -- Jean Goodwill Scholarship

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

Information: Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada 12 Stirling Avenue Ottawa Ontario K1Y 1P8 e-mail: info@anac.on.ca Phone: (613)724-4677 Fax: (613)724-4718

Canada-US Fullbright Program

Student must be American or Canadian with Native Heritage and attending a post-secondary education institution studying countries relations between other countries. Value of award is $15,000.00 for student and $25,000.00 for faculty members enrolled in graduate studies.

Information: Ste. 2015, 350 Albert Street Ottawa, ON K1R 1AP Phone: (613) 237-5366 Fax: (613) 237-2029

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. In 2000, 32 National Awards were tendered. 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:

The CMSF Regional Awards The CMSF Regional Award carries a stipend between $1,000 and $2,500 and is once-only entrance award tenable at any accredited university in Canada. A Regional Award is offered to every finalist who participates in final interviews in February but is not offered a CMSF National Award. The CMSF Area Selection Committee system is structured such that there is one National Finalist from each province of Canada.

The CMSF Provincial Awards The CMSF Provincial Award carries a stipend of between $500 and $1,000. It is a once-only entrance award tenable at any accredited university in Canada at which the recipient gains admission and enrolls in a full-time program of study. At least two Provincial Awards are offered in each province of Canada. In Quebec, the Provincial Award may be used at a cegep. 2000, CMSF offered over 170 cash awards at the following three levels:

All CMSF Awards inquires contact:

Anne Williams Phone: 613-393-5584 Lynn Petruzzella E-mail: lynn-cmsf@home.com

Garfield Weston Merit Scholarships for Colleges (GWMSC)

1) Be a resident of Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island* (* By 2001-2002, we hope to include all Canadian provinces and territories.) 2) Be in the final year of study for a high school diploma OR be an adult in the work force. 3) Must NOT be university degree or college diploma graduate within the last 3 years. 4) Demonstrate an academic ability that will ensure success in their chosen course of study. 5) Demonstrate leadership potential. 6) Present a record of service to the school and/or community. 7) Demonstrate an interest in his/her selected field of study. 8) Be accepted at an accredited community college for 2-3 year diploma studies in the academic year after selection.

National Award:

Up to 20 available annually

Far each National Award the colleges make a tuition grant of up to $4000 per year. In addition to this, the GWMSC offers, $3000 to $4500 per year.

The National Award is renewable for up to 3 years of diploma studies only at our participating colleges.

To renew the National Award, award holders must:

1) Show continued evidence of character, leadership and service2) Maintain an acceptable academic record under a lull course load GWMSC

Regional Award: Up to 25 available annually $1500 Award

GWMSC Provincial Award:

Up to 20 available annually $1000 Award

Regional and Provincial Awards are one-time awards for use at any accredited community college in Canada.

Application: Annabelle DeGouveia, GWMSC P.O. Box 54563 1771 Avenue Rd Toronto, ON M5M 4N5 Web Site: www.gwmsc.org

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

Aboriginal women and be enrolled in a past-secondary institution.

Two (2) awards valued at $1,000.00 each

For more information contact: Women's Association 9 Melrose Avenue Ottawa, ON K1Y 1T8 Phone: 613)722-3033 Fax: (613)722-7687

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: Communication Division Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council PO Box 1610 Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4

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 more information contact: The Graduate Studies Office at 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 Phone: (807)343-7257 or 1-800-465-3957

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 cover tuition, room and board and is paid directly to the designated institution.

Information: Secondary School Guidance Offices University or College French Departments or Ministry of Education & Training Student Affairs PO Box 4500 189 Red River Road, 4th Floor Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6G9 Phone: (807)343-7257 or 1-800-465-3957

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, 12C111 Laurier Street Hull, PQK1A 0S5 Phone: 1-800-563-3518

Women in Engineering and Sciences Program

For women undergraduates who are interested in a career 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.

Information: Human Resources Branch Recruitment Office National Research Council of Canada Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6 Phone: (613) 993-9134 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 permanent resident It provides non-renewable scholarships of $5,000.00 for one academic year, and transportation expense for one return trip for students to pursue their undergraduate studies in their second official language.

Information: Canadian Awards Program Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada 350 Albert Street, Suite 600 Ottawa, ON K1R 1B1 Phone: (613) 563-1236 Fax: (613) 563-9745 E-mail mleger@aucc.ca

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.

Information and application forms, please contact:

Amoco Canada Petroleum Co. Ltd. Public and Government Affairs P.O. Box 200, Station M Calgary, Alberta T2P 2H8 Phone: (403) 233-1425 Fax: (403) 233-1476

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.: Angele Gelineau Cancom

155 Queen Street, Suite 1204 Ottawa, ON K1P 6L1 Phone: (613) 232-4814

Gil Purcell Memorial Journalism Award -- The Canadian Press

To a Native person studying journalism.

Amount: One scholarship of $4,000

Eligibility: Native ancestry.

Studying journalism at a Canadian university or community college.

Application 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

Shell Aboriginal Awards (NAAF)

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

The value of the award varies by student request.

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.

Indian & Inuit Health Careers Program Scholarship (NAAF)

Postmarked by May 1

Several $1,000 scholarships are available to Canadian citizens of Aboriginal ancestry who have resided in Canada for the last 12 months. 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, psychology, etc. Applications are available at local schools and must be postmarked by May 15

Indian & Inuit Health Careers Program Bursary (NAAF)

Application Deadline: May 1

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.

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)

Amount: 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 business, health sciences, new and advanced technologies (not limited to these). Priority is given to students enrolled in business and sciences.

Application Deadline: June 15

Diane Fowler LeBlanc Aboriginal Social Work Scholarship (NAAF)

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.

Eligibility: The scholarship is open to all Aboriginal people, including Metis, Inuit, and Status and Non-Status Indians, interested in studying at the Bachelor of Social Work level at a recognized educational institution in Canada.

The Alberta Museology Internship (NAAF)

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

Arts scholarship Program (NAAF)

Deadline: March 31.

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.

All NAAF Scholarships: National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation 70 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 33A Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B9 Phone: (416) 926-0775 Fax: (416) 926-7554 Toll-free: 1-800-329-9780

Jennifer Robinson Memorial Scholarship -- Arctic Institute of North America

Value: One scholarship of $5,000.

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

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

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

Deadline: January 7

Jim Bourque Scholarship -- Arctic Institute of North America

Value: One scholarship of $1,000.

The Jim Bourque Scholarship is awarded to a Canadian Aboriginal student who intends to take, or is enrolled in, post-secondary training in education, environmental, traditional knowledge or telecommunications. The scholarship is open to mature students and matriculating students alike.

Eligibility: Each applicant must submit, in 500 words or less, a description of his or her intended program of study and the reasons for the choice of program. In addition, applicants must: .include a copy of their most recent high school or college/ university transcript; a signed letter of recommendation from a community leader (e.g.,Town or Band Council, Chamber of Commerce, Metis Local,etc.); a statement of financial need, indicating funding already received or expected; and proof of enrollment in, or application to a post-secondary institution.

Deadline: July 15

Lorraine Allison Scholarship -- Arctic Institute of North America

Value: One scholarship of $2,000

Eligibility: The Lorraine Allison Scholarship is open to any student enrolled at a Canadian university in a program of graduate study related to northern issues, whose application best addresses academic excellence, a demonstrated commitment to northern research, and a desire for research results to be beneficial to northerners, especially Native northerners. Candidates in biological science fields are preferred, but social science topics are also be considered. Scholars from Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are encouraged to apply. Each application must contain: a two-page description of the northern studies program and relevant projects being undertaken; three letters of reference from the applicants current or past professors; a complete curriculum vitae with academic transcripts; and a list of all current sources of research funding.

Deadline: January 7 Information: Executive Director Arctic Institute of North America University of Calgary Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 Phone: (403) 220-7515 Fax (403) 282-4609

Etuangat Inuit History Award -- Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies

One award of $500.

An award is given for the best history essay written by an Inuk student. The selected topic will be derived from an Elder's story that focuses on an important event, a unique individual,unusual circumstances, traditions or any subject that will advance our knowledge of Inuit history and distinctive culture.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Inuk students currently enrolled at any Canadian university.

Deadline: January 31 Information: Awards Program Canadian Northern Studies Trust Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies 405 - 17 York Street Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J6 Phone: (613)562-0515 Fax: (613)562-0533

Ames W. Bourque Studentship in Northern Geography -- Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies

One scholarship of $10,000

Eligibility: The James W. Bourque Studentship is awarded for research on subjects relating to northern geographical research. While applications are normally from students in geography departments,careful consideration is given to students in related fields. In making its decision, the Management Committee is guided by academic record, potential for development, and the applicant's interest in, and commitment to, advancing the knowledge and appreciation of the geography of northern regions. If you apply to the James W. Bourque Studentship in Northern Geography and to the Studentship in Northern Studies only one set of official university transcripts and reference letters is necessary.

Deadline: January 31 Information: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies 17 York Street, Suite 405 Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J6 Phone: (613) 562-0515 Fax: (613) 562-0533

Association of First Nations Women Scholarship

wo 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

Information: Association of First Nations Women#1 -245 East Broadway Vancouver, B.C.V5T 1W4 Phone: (604) 873-1953 Fax: (604) 872-1845

Comosum College Cenanelen Bursary for First Nations Students

Value: Varies

The purpose of the Cenanelen Bursary is to assist and encourage first Nation women seeking education or training that will lead to employment or self-employment. The Cenanelen Bursary was established in 1993 by Miss Winona Wood to assist First Nation women in need and whose career plans include helping and working with others after completion of their studies.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must: demonstrate financial need; provide proof of registration in a post-secondary institution or training centre, include a letter that states the student's plans after completion of studies, and include a letter of recommendation from a First Nation organization or educational institution.

Deadline: October 15

Information: First Nations Education Coordinator Camosun College 3100 Foul Bay Road Victoria, B.C. V8P 5J2 Phone: (250) 370-3163 Fax: (250) 370-3150

General Motors Excellence Through Diversity Award

Eligibility: Applicants must: be members of a designated equity group; be full-time students; outline career goals; and accept employment with general Motors for the summer.

Deadline: February 15

Information: General Motors of Canada c/o Career Placement Officer 4th Floor University Centre University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 Phone: (204) 474-8880

National Film Board of Canada Film Crafts Awards

Four awards of $6,000. Each award represents 12 weeks of internship at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal and up to $2,000 for transportation and living expenses for winners who must relocate.

Awarded to encourage and help talented and enthusiastic Aboriginals, women,visible minorities,and disabled persons toward establishing or furthering their careers in the Canadian film and television industry. Two of the awards are in sound editing,one is in lighting,and one is in sound recording and mixing. These internships provide the award winners with hands-on production experience under the tutelage of experienced professionals.

Eligibility: Applicants must: be Canadian citizens from one of the four target groups (Aboriginals, women, visible minorities,disabled persons); have a university or college education with some experience in one of the specific craft categories, or any equivalent combination of training and experience; have strong motivation for the craft; and have a good knowledge of the English or French language. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.

Deadline: July 31

Information: Film Crafts Internship Awards The National Film Board of Canada P.O. Box 6100, Station A (A-25) Montreal, Quebec H3C 3H5

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

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 the awarding committee.

Deadline: March 31

Information: Dr. S.H. Rizkalla, P. Eng., 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

Information: 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

Venue: 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

Information: Magna for Canada Scholarship Fund 36 Apple Creek Blvd Markham, Ontario L3R 4Y4

National Union Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians

Value: One scholarship of $1,000.

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

Deadline: June 30

Information: 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

Information: Scholarships National Union of Public and General Employees15 Auriga Drive Nepean, Ontario K2E 1B7 Phone: (613) 228-9800 Fax: (613) 228-9801

Public Service Commission of Canada Personnel Psychology Sponsorship Program

One award of $15,000 per year,plus an opportunity,upon graduation, for employment with the Personnel Psychology Centre in Ottawa. The Personnel Psychology Centre of the Public Service Commission of Canada is offering sponsorship and recruitment programs to candidates studying in industrial/organizational psychology.

Eligibility: This program is open only to members of designated underrepresented groups: Aboriginal people (Status or Non-Status Indian, Metis or Inuit);persons with disabilities; and members of visible minority groups. Applicants must hold an Honours Bachelor's degree in Psychology by June and be eligible for admission to a Master's or Doctoral program in industrial/organizational psychology at a Canadian university. Candidates must have maintained a minimum "B "average (or its equivalent) during their previous years of university studies. A knowledge of English or French is essential Preference is given to Canadian citizens.

Deadline: February 15

Information: Canadian Awards Program International Canadian Program Division Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada 350 Albert Street, Suite 600 Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 Phone: (613) 563-1236 Fax: (613) 563-9745

Royal Bank Bill Hanson Bursary/ Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Applicants must be students of Aboriginal ancestry enrolled in a post-secondary or Adult Basic Education program related to commerce, bookkeeping, receptionist/ secretarial, clerical accounting, business administration, or data entry. Applicants must: have demonstrated proficiency in academics; be involved with extra-curricular activities and community volunteer organizations; demonstrate leadership qualities; have proven dedication and perseverance in overcoming educational barriers; and be intent on continuing studies at a recognized university or technical institute for the next academic year.

Deadline: May 1

Information: Vicki Drieger Royal Bank 1135 Central Avenue Prince Albert, Saskatchewan S6V 4V7 Fax: (306) 953-5766

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 Scholarship Chief Crowfoot Professional Health Careers Scholarship Duval House Communication Careers Scholarship Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Scholarship

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

Administered for the Deb C. Crowfoot Professional Corporation, this scholarship is made available to four students pursuing professional health careers.

* Dural 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.

CASTS Scholarship Committee Treaty 7 Tribal Council 310-6940 Fisher Road. S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2H 0W3 Phone: (403) 258-1775 Fax: (403) 258-1811

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Stephen Palm Memorial Scholarship -- Simon Fraser University

Initial preference to a Native student from anywhere in British Columbia pursuing a degree in any department at Simon Fraser University.

Value: One award of $100

Eligibility: Undergraduate student at Simon Fraser. Resident of British Columbia. Financial need. Academic standing.

Deadline: The end of the second week of classes in a given semester.

Information: Financial Assistance 3017 Academic Quadrangle Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia VSA 1 S6 Phone: (604) 291-3892 Fax: (604)291-4722

Raytheon Systems Canada Ltd. Scholarship for Native Students -- Simon Fraser University

One scholarship valued at $750 awarded annually in the fall semester.

Award given to a native undergraduate student with high academic standing at SFU.

Preference given to students majoring in Engineering Science, Computing Science, Mathematics, Physics or Business Administration. Simon Fraser University (SFU) Student Services and Registrar Financial Assistance Burnaby, B.C. Telephone: (604) 291-4356

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

Enables deserving students to begin or continue attendance at Okanagan University College. Amount: 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.

Deadline: May 31 of each year

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

Win Stevenson Bursary -- Okanagan University College

An award fund established by Win Stevenson for female Aboriginal students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Amount: Five awards of $1,000-each. Eligibility: Female Aboriginal (Status or Non-Status) student of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Recipients will have successfully completed one or more years of full-time study in the Academic Program at Okanagan University College and will be proceeding to any post-secondary institution for a subsequent year of full-time study. The recipients will be permanent residents of British Columbia and will have aminimum cumulative grade of 65%. Financial need. Duration: There will be no more than two recipients in any one year.

Deadline: May 31 each year 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

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

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 brood 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 Phone: (604) 623-3994 Fax: (604) 623-3614

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. Amount: 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.

Deadline: May be received at any time for consideration at periodic meetings of the Board.

Information: Lucy Galloway P.O. Box 883 Qualicum Beach, B.C.V9K 1T2 Phone: (604) 752-8785 Fax: (604) 752-3076

Tommy Jack Memorial Scholarship -- British Columbia

Value: $500. Eligibility: Nuu-chah-hulth ancestry enrolling in a post-secondary health careers.

Deadline: August 31

Nuu-chah-hulth Tribal Council Box 1383 Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2 Phone: (604) 724-5757 Fax: (604) 723-0463

Renate Shearer Memorial Scholarship -- British Columbia

Value: $500. Eligibility: Nuuchah-hulth ancestry enrolling in a post-secondary health careers. Deadline: August 31 Nuu-chah-hulth Tribal Council Box 1383 Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2 Phone: (604) 724-5757 Fax: (604) 723-0463

Weyerhauser Canada BC Division Education Awards

Value: Two awards valued at $2000 each. Eligibility: Aboriginals, women, visible minorities persons with disabilities. Enrolled in University program relevant to a career at Weyerhaeuser.

Deadline: June 30

Diversity Education Awards Program Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd. P.O. Box 800 Kamloops, BC V2C 5M7

Michael and Sonja Koerner Fellowship- UBC

Value: $ 9000.00

Eligibility: Available to UBC Graduate student(s) ... Preference given to students of Commerce and Business Administration.

Gene Joseph Scholarship -- UBC

Value: $1900.00

Eligibility: Given to student(s) in the UBC School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies.

Verna J. Kirkness (Ni-jing-jada) Award -- UBC

Value: $1700.00

Eligibility: Award is made on the recommendation of the First Nations House Of Learning and Faculty of Education and, in the case of graduate students, the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Preference is given to student(s) involved in academic projects or research that will advance the cause of Aboriginal education.

Khot-la-cha Award -- UBC

Eligibility: Awarded is made on the recommendation of the First Nations House of Learning, and in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Offered to First Nations students working with or guided by First Nations Elders in their studies.

BC Tel Native/Indian Teacher Education Program -- UBC

To assist Native students in the NITEP program at the University of British Columbia. Awarded in consultation with the Faculty of Education.

Amount: Bursaries to a total of $3,250

Eligibility: Status or Non-Status Indian.

Cannon Memorial Bursary -- UBC

To Native students enrolled in the Faculty of Education. Amount: One or more annual bursaries to a total of $675, normally not less than $250 each.

Eligibility: Status or Non-Status Indian. Has completed at least one undergraduate year. Good academic standing.

Dofasco Inc. First Nations Fellowship -- UBC

Two fellowships endowed by Dofasco Inc. With the support of the Province of British Columbia for First Nations students in any field. Amount: Two fellowships of $8,000 each

Eligibility: First Nations student at the University of British Columbia. Awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Dr. Gordon Butler Memorial Bursary -- UBC

To Status Indians, Non-Status Indians or Inuit who are enrolled in or currentlymajoring in health and social sciences at the University of British Columbia.

Amount: Normally two bursaries of $500 each Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian or Inuit.

Jessie Manning Bursary for Native/ Indian Students -- UBC

To assist Native students. Value: One bursary of $1,050

Eligibility: Preference is given to a Non-Status Indian in the Native Indian Teacher Education program.

Mary and James Fyfe-Smith Memorial Bursary -- UBC

To Native students entering or attending the School of Social Work or Nursing, the Faculty of Education or the Faculty of Law. Amount: One bursary of $1,500 to each of the three faculties listed above.

Clarence Ludwig Musclow Bursary -- UBC

This bursary has been endowed by the estate of Clarence Ludwig Musclow for a First Nations student from British Columbia. Amount: $3,000 Eligibility: First Nation student from British Columbia. Must be studying First Nations culture, history, language or any other topic which will help to preserve the culture of First Nations people.

Native Brotherhood of British Columbia Jubilee Scholarship -- University of British Columbia

To a First Nations student from a British Columbia coastal community. Amount: One scholarship of $800. Eligibility: First Nations student from a coastal community. Enrolled in an arts or science faculty at the University of British Columbia.

St. Philip's Anglican Church Bursary -- University of British Columbia

To assist Native students. Amount: One or more bursaries to a total of $1,000 Eligibility: Preference given to a Non-Status Indian

Westcoast Energe Inc. First Nations Fellowship -- UBC

To First Nations students in any field on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Amount: Two fellowships of $6,000 per year. Eligibility: First Nations student. Enrolled at the University of British Columbia.

Wilson Duff Memorial Bursary -- UBC

To students in the field of Native history and culture. Amount: One or more bursaries of $1,500

Eligibility: Studying Indian history and culture. Preference given to students of Native ancestry.

Information on all UBC scholarships: Awards and Financial Aid Office University of British Columbia Brock Hall, 1875 East Mall, Office 1036 Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1 Phone: (604) 822-5111 Fax: (604) 822-6929

ALBERTA

Calgary Stampede Foundation Indian Events Committee and Paul Van Ginkel Native Arts Scholarship

Eligibility: Applicants must be Treaty 7 members who are entering or are currently enrolled in a recognized post-secondary art program. The applicant must include with the application a professional portfolio of six to en pieces. If the original is not available, a high quality photograph will be accepted. (No slides). The winner is notified by telephone and must be available to receive the award at the Calgary Stampede Auction.

Information: Calgary Exhibition and Stampede 1410 Olympic Way S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 2W1 Phone: (403)261-0137

Laurence Decore Awards for Student Leadership

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 nonprofit 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. Nominations must be submitted to the institutions by March 1. Some institutions may impose an earlier deadline.

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)

Jason Lang Scholarships

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 year and 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.

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)

Al-Pac Aboriginal Education Partnership Program

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

Deadline: June 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

Theodore R. Campbell Scholarship

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)

Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary

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

Value: $500 Number Available: Five Eligibility: 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.

Nova Corporations Aboriginal Awards Program -- Alberta

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 Phone: (403) 290-6000

Alberta 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 Phone: (780) 422-8003

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.

Applications: Apply on the NAIT application for scholarships AFTER August 1

Deadline: September 30th Office of the Registrar Student Awards and Financial Aid The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Suite 100011762-106 Street N.W. Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3H1

Syncrude Aboriginal and Women Education Awards Program

Deadline: June 1T

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

Information:

Judy Best Phone: (780) 790-6440 E-mail: best.judy@syncrude.com Syncrude Aboriginal/Women Education Awards Program P.O. Bag 4023, M.D. 3200, Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 3H5

Northern Alberta Development Council

Application deadline: May 31

These awards are designed to increase the number of qualified professionals in northern Alberta by providing bursaries to students committed to a life and career in northern Alberta. Applicants must have been residents of Alberta for a minimum of three years prior to applying. Students should also be in their latter years of academic study. Awards are valued at $3,000. Recipients are required to live and work for one year within the Northern Alberta Development Council boundary upon graduation. Students unable to obtain employment in northern Alberta will be required to repay the entire bursary.

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, Alberta 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 Phone: (780) 624-6545 or 310-0000

Eric Harvie Memorial Awards

Application deadline Nov. 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 For students enrolled at SAIT only!

Contact: SAIT Scholarships Coordinator Rm. M142, Heritage Hall Southern Alberta Institute of Technology 1301 - 16 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0L4 Phone: (403)284-8858 Fax: (403)284-7117

Grant MacEwan College Foundation -- Alberta

Deadline for application June 15 for following academic year Aboriginal business Leadership Award Four (4) awards d $1,500 each Executive Director Grant McEwan Community College Foundation Edmonton, Alberta Phone: (780) 497-5545

Imperial Oil Aboriginal Education Awards Program -- Alberta

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/Assoc. such as: Frog Lake First Nations, Cold Lake First Nations, Long Lake First Nations, Saddle Lake First Nations, Whitefish Lake Band, Beaver Lake First Nations, Heart Lake First Nations; or the following Metis Associations: Fishing Lake, Elizabeth, Buffalo Lake, Kikino, and Zones 2 and 4.

Applications are available through the Education Co-ordinators of the designated Reserves and Settlements, local schools and secondary Schools in the area

Completed applications and essays must be received by Imperial Oil Resources -- Cold Lake by July 31

Contact: Imperial Oil Resources, Cold Lake Operations Human Resources Department "Aboriginal Education Awards" Selection Committee Service Bag #15 Grand Centre, Alberta T0A 1T0 Phone: (403) 639-5111

CJAY 92 Standard Radio Award

Application 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 For students enrolled at SAIT only! Contact: SAIT Scholarships Coordinator

Rm. M142, Heritage Hall Southern Alberta Institute of Technology 1301 - 16 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0L4 Phone: (403) 284-8858 Fax: (403) 284-7117

Enviro-Tech Services Ltd.

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 For students enrolled at SAIT only! Contact: SAIT Scholarships Coordinator

Rm. M142, Heritage Hall Southern Alberta Institute of Technology 1301 - 16 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0L4 Phone: (403) 284-8858 Fax: (403) 284-7117

Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildfire Foundation -- Alberta's Future Leaders Program

For young people of Alberta's indigenous communities

Program will use sport, recreation and the local environment to address the needs of Alberta's indigenous youth

Contact: Jack Monaghan (780) 422-5657 Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation, Edmonton, Alberta

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Scholarships

Graduate Level -- Application deadline: February 1

Five awards of $10,000 are available to Albertans for master's level or equivalent study in music, drama, dance, literary arts and the visual arts. Awards are co-sponsored between the Heritage Scholarship Fund and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Non-Academic- application deadline: November 15 and March 15

Up to $50,000 is available lo assist Alberta artists to further their training through non-academic short-term courses and internship or apprenticeship programs. Awards are co-sponsored between the Heritage Scholarship Fund and the Foundation for the Arts.

Further information or application forms may be obtained from the: Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund Students Finance Board6th Floor, Sterling Place 9940 -- 106 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2V1 Phone: (780) 427-8640

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

Deadline: 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 hey 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

Amount: Five (5) $3,500 scholarships each year. Must be accepted into the oil and gas industry at an accredited technical school, 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, AB, T2P 4K9 Fax: (403) 266-8212

Weyerhaeuser Canada Scholarships -- Alberta

Each year, Weyerhauser Canada offers scholarships to young men 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, 8611 A-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

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 Phone: (403)267-4651 Fax: (403)267-7243

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 Colander. 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.

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

Aboriginal Business Leadership Awards

Amount: Minimum of 4 @ $1,500 each annually

Deadline: June 15

Eligibility: Self-employed Aboriginal students and 2nd or mature Aboriginal students who are attending a public post-secondary educational institution in Alberta and enrolled in a program leading to a certificate, diploma, or degree in a business or commerce.

Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada Scholarships for Aboriginal Students -- University at Calgary

Value: One scholarship of $1,000.

Eligibility: Offered annually to a student of Native Canadian ancestry (Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Metis or Inuit) who is entering his or her third or fourth year in the Faculty of Management with a concentration in risk management and insurance. The award is based on academic merit. In event there are no eligible applicants in the RMIN program, students of Native Canadian ancestry registered in third or fourth year of other programs are eligible.

Deadline: June 15

New Sun Education Award -- University of Calgary

Value: One scholarship of $1,500.

Eligibility: Offered annually to a continuing student of Native Canadian ancestry (Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Metis or Inuit)who has completed at least one full year in any undergraduate faculty at the University of Calgary. The award is based on academic merit,financial need and a demonstrated involvement in the preservation of traditional Native culture. To be eligible, students must be registered full-time, but need not be carrying a full course load.

Deadline: June 15

Raytheon Systems of Canada Ltd. Scholarship for Aboriginal Students -- University of Calgary

Eligibility: Offered annually to a student of Native Canadian ancestry (Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Metis or Inuit) entering the third year at the University of Calgary in either electrical engineering or computer science. The award is based on academic merit. In the event there am no eligible applicants in electrical engineering or computer science, Aboriginal students enrolled in the following disciplines are considered in the order listed:engineering (any department), mathematics, physics, or any undergraduate faculty at the University of Calgary.

Deadline: June 15

The Ross A. MacKimmie Bursary -- University of Calgary

To a student of Native Canadian ancestry entering first year in any faculty at the University of Calgary. North Canadian Oils Limited in memory of Ross MacKimmie.

Value: One bursary of $1,000

Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Metis or Inuit. Academic merit. Financial need. Entering first year in any faculty.

Deadline: July 15 each year

S.M. Blair Family Foundation Scholarship -- University of Calgary

Offered to a student of Native Canadian ancestry entering the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Calgary. Donated by the S.M. Blair Family Foundation. Amount: $3,000 Renewable in the second, third and fourth year providing the recipient maintains a minimum grade point average of 2.60 as a full-time student. Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Metis or Inuit. Entering the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Calgary. Must have attended high school in one of the western Canadian provinces, the Yukon or the Northwest Territories. Academic merit. Extracurricular activities involving contribution to the Native community.

Deadline: March 15 each year

The Roland MacDonald Memorial Award -- University of Calgary

Offered to a student of Native Canadian ancestry enrolled in second, third or fourth year at the University of Calgary. Donated by Frederick R. MacDonald in memory of his brother Roland.

Value: One award of $800

Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Metis or Inuit. Enrolled in second, third or fourth year at the University of Calgary. Financial need. Academic merit. Preference will be given to a student enrolled in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Must be enrolled in full-time studies but need not be carrying a full course load.

Deadline: June 15 each year

The Sheila McDougall Award -- University of Calgary

Offered to an Aboriginal Canadian registered in the Faculty of Social Work in the BSW program. Donated by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Sheila McDougall, who received her BSW from the University of Calgary in 1987 and was working on her MSW at the time of her death.

Amount: $200

Eligibility: Aboriginal Canadian registered in the Faculty of Social Work in the BSW program. If there are no suitable applicants in the Faculty of Social Work, then students who meet the criteria specified but are registered in the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Nursing or the Faculty of Social Sciences with a major in psychology will be considered. Academic merit. Intent to pursue a career in an area that will provide a service to Native people and/ or further cross-cultural awareness and understanding. Financial need.

Deadline: June 15 each year

The Travel Cuts Native Bursary -- University of Calgary

To a Canadian student of Native ancestry enrolled in second, third or fourth year of any faculty at the University of Calgary. Amount: One award of $500. Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Metis or Inuit. Academic merit. Financial need.

Deadline: June 15 each year

The Madam Valda Bursaries -- University of Calgary

Offered to students entering second, third or fourth year of any faculty at the University of Calgary. Donated by the estate of the late Olga Valda Kavaner. Amount: Three bursaries of $1,000 each. Eligibility: The awards will be based primarily on financial need with academic merit also considered. Preference will be given to a student of Native Canadian ancestry (Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Metis or Inuit) for one of these awards.

Deadline: June 15 each year.

Ellen McNail Hamilton Bursary -- University of Calgary

Offered to a student of Native Canadian ancestry enrolled in second, third or fourth year of any faculty at the University of Calgary. Donated by Jessie Symons in memory of her mother Ellen McNeil Hamilton. Amount: Three bursaries of $2,000 each Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Metis or Inuit. Financial need. Extra-curricular activities. Academic merit. Duration: Annual Deadline: June 15 each year.

Information: Student Awards and Financial Aid University of Calgary 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta

The I.C. Hutton Bursary -- University of Calgary

Offered to students of Native Canadian ancestry enrolled in second, third or fourth year of any faculty at the University of Calgary. Donated by I.C. Hutton in memory of her parents, Robert W. And Mary C. Hutton. Amount: Two bursaries of $1,000. Eligibility: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Metis or Inuit. Academic merit. Financial need. Must be registered full-time but need not be carrying a full course load.

Deadline: June 15 each year

Information: Student Awards and Financial Aid University of Calgary 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 Phone: (403) 220-6925 Fax: (403) 284-0069

Tom Wegmann Award

Award: $750

Deadline: Nomination by U of A Aboriginal Health Careers program.

Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Native Medicine Program at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine, on the basis of satisfactory academic standing and a demonstrated interest in native health care.

Chief Harvey Behn Bursary

Deadline: October 31

Eligibility: Applicant of Aboriginal heritage entering their second, third or fourth year in Faculty of Engineering. Must be involved in the Native community and have financial need. Alternately, students in Faculty of Science may be considered.

Shell Canada Limited Aboriginal Science Award

Deadline: October 1

Eligibility: Student of Canadian Aboriginal ancestry entering third or fourth year of a Bachelor degree majoring in Physics, Geophysics, Electrical Engineering, or Geology. Satisfactory academic standing of 6.0. Preference given to students interested in a career in the oil and gas industry.

Shell Canada Limited Aboriginal Engineering Award

Deadline: October 1, 2000

Eligibility: University of Alberta Aboriginal student with academic standing of 6.0 entering third or fourth year of a BSc degree, or to a student in an MEng or MSc degree program in the Faculty of Engineering majoring in Chemical, Mechanical or Civil engineering. Based on financial need, academic standing, and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Adrian Hope Awards in Cree Language and Culture -- University of Alberta

Awarded annually to a student with outstanding academic achievement in Advanced Cree 352 and a student with outstanding academic achievement in Native Issues and Insights 210/ 211. Amount: Two awards of $500 each Eligibility: Outstanding academic achievement in one of the above courses.

Deadline: Application not required

Billy Milk Award -- University of Alberta

To a graduate or senior undergraduate Aboriginal student in the preparation of a thesis or major paper. Amount: $500 Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry. Academic achievement. Documented involvement in the Aboriginal community. Students from all faculties are eligible.

Deadline: April 15 each year.

Darcy Tailfeathers Memorial Award in Medicine -- University of Alberta

To a student of Aboriginal ancestry who has shown commitment to pursuing a career in medicine. Amount: $1,000 Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry. Has completed at least one year of the M.D. program with satisfactory academic standing. Emphasis on leadership qualifies and athletic ability. Duration: N/A. Deadline: By nomination of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Alberta.

Harry A. and Francis Lepofsky Friedman Scholarship -- University of Alberta

To an Aboriginal student entering the University of Alberta.

Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry. Superior academic achievement. Community involvement.

Deadline: April 15 each year.

Johnny Samson Prize in Native Studies -- University at Alberta

Offered annually to a student demonstrating superior achievement in two or more courses at the School of Native Studies. Amount: $750 Eligibility: Entering second, third or fourth year of an academic program. Superior academic achievement in at least two courses of the School for Native Studies. Financial need. Extra-curricular involvement.

Deadline: April 1 each year.

Ralph and Isabel Steinhauer Scholarship -- University of Alberta

Awarded to an Aboriginal student entering the University of Alberta. Amount: $500 and up to $1,900 Eligibility: Aboriginal student beginning studies in one of the following faculties:. Agriculture and Forestry. Home Economics. Agricultural Engineering. Animal Science. Superior academic achievement. Financial need. Deadline: July 15 each year

Saddle Lake Steinhauer Entrance Scholarship -- University of Alberta

To a student entering the first year of any undergraduate program at the University of Alberta. Amount: $1,000 Eligibility: Superior academic achievement. Good record of community service with or among Aboriginal people. Preference will be given to Aboriginal students.

Deadline: April 15 each year.

Stan Daniels Award -- University of Alberta

Metis student attending the University of Alberta

Amount: One award of $500

Eligibility: Metis student. Financial need.

Good academic performance. Active participation in Metis community affairs and activities.

Deadline: April 15 each year.

Tkachenko Prize in Native Studies -- University of Alberta

For study of the Cree language. Amount: One award of $500 in each of two Cree language courses at the University of Alberta. Eligibility: Highest academic standing in Introductory Cree NS 152 and highest academic standing in Intermediate Cree NS252.

Deadline: April 1 each year

John Baldwin Visual Communications Memorial Award -- University of Alberta

To reward an Aboriginal student enrolled in a Bachelors in Applied Arts and Designer in Design who has demonstrated originality in visual communications concepts. Amount: $200 Eligibility: Aboriginal ancestry.

Deadline: Application not required. Nomination by the Faculty of Art and Design. Information: Office of Student Awards University of Alberta 103 Administration Building Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M7 Phone: (780) 492-3221 Fax: (780) 492-4380

Canadian Western Bank Entrance Award

Amount: $6,000 (payable over 3 years)

Deadline: October 1

Conditions: University of Alberta student of Canadian Aboriginal ancestry entering first year of Faculty of business. Based on academic merit and financial need.

Information: Office of Student Awards University of Alberta 103 Administration Building Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2.M7 Phone: (780) 492-3221 Fax: (780) 492-4380

Canadian Western Bank Entrance / Transfer Award

Amount: $4,000 (payable over two years)

Deadline: October 1

Conditions: University of Alberta student of Canadian Aboriginal ancestry transferring into the faculty of business after completing two years at a local or regional college. Based on academic merit and financial need.

Information: Office of Student Awards University of Alberta 103 Administration Building Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M7 Phone: (780) 492-3221 Fax: (780) 492-4380

Grant MacEwan College Foundation -- Alberta

Deadline for application June 15 for Executive Director Grant McEwan Community College Foundation Edmonton, Alberta Phone: (780) 497-5545

Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary -- MacEwan Community College

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

Value: $500 Number Available: Five

Eligibility: 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 institution's Student Awards Office.

Sylvia Schulze Memorial Bursary for Alex Taylor School -- Grant MacEwan Community College

Eligibility: Awarded to a female student who attended Alex Taylor School and who is presently attending Grant MacEwan Community College. First priority is given to an Aboriginal student not legally entitled to adequate assistance by reason of her status.

Alberta Indian Arts and Craft Society Scholarship -- Grant MacEwan Community College

Value: Two scholarships of $1,000. This scholarship is awarded to a promising young Alberta Indian artist who has shown excellence or creativity in his or her work. Eligibility: Applicants may submit one to five slides of different works (any medium). Submissions should be accompanied by a resume.

Deadline: January 21

Alberta Health Careers Bursary -- Grant MacEwan Community College

Value: Twenty scholarships totaling $12,000. Eligibility: Applicants must: be Indian (Status or Non-Status), Inuit or Metis; have resided in Alberta for the last three years; have completed at least one year of post-secondary study in a health care field; demonstrate financial need;and have maintained full-time enrollment (60% of a full course load) and passing marks in all courses in their previous year of study. Deadline: May 15 Information Student Awards Office Student Advising Centre Room 7-112A City Centre Campus Grant MacEwan Community College P.O. Box 1796 Edmonton, Alberta TSJ 2P2 Phone: (780) 497-5063

Aboriginal Leadership Development Awards -- Grant Community College

Value: One award of $1,500. Eligibility: Applicants must be Aboriginal students attending a public post-secondary institution,and be enrolled in a program leading to a certificate, diploma or degree in a business or commerce program. First priority is given to self-employed Aboriginal students, second priority to mature Aboriginal students, and third priority to Aboriginal students attending a post-secondary institution.

Deadline: June 15

Canative Housing Corp. Award -- Grant MacEwan Community College

Value: Various awards of up to $2,500. Eligibility: Awarded to students of Metis ancestry who attend Grant MacEwan Community College. Students mus display an above-average academic standing and present financial need. The Student Resource Centre recommends students to the Canative Housing Corporation Board. Board members choose he most appropriate recipients. Deadline: September 20 Information: Student Awards Office Student Advising Centre Room 7-112A City Centre Campus Grant MacEwan Community College P.O. Box 1796 Edmonton, Alberta TSJ 2P2 Phone: (780) 497-5063

CFCW Ltd. Scholarships -- Grant MacEwan Community College

Value: One scholarship of $ 1,000. Eligibility: Awarded to a Native Communications student who achieves he highest percentage in NC213.3 (Journalism). Information No application required. Recipient is chosen by the Native Communications Program.

92.5 CKNG FM Scholarship -- Grant MacEwan Community College

Value: Four scholarships of $500. Eligibility: Awarded to Native Communications students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. Information: No application required. Recipients are chosen by the Native Communications Program.

Claudette Rendall Award -- Grant MacEwan Community College

Value: One award of $75. Eligibility: Awarded to one student registered in the Ben Calf Robe Program who: displays dedication to his or her studies; shows enthusiasm for learning; perseveres in math; is a positive role model for other students; completes assignments in a timely fashion; displays practical application of math in daily life; and demonstrates good attendance and punctuality. Information: No application required. The recipient is chosen by instructors.

CN Bursary -- Grant MacEwan Community College

Value: Two scholarships of $500. Eligibility: Awarded to Aboriginal women in a business-related discipline. Students in the Business Division must apply. First priority is given to students in he Management Studies or Bachelor of Commerce programs.

Dreamcatcher Scholarship -- Grant MacEwan Community College

Value: One scholarship of $300 Eligibility: Awarded to an Aboriginal student in he Child and Youth Care Program who has persevered in pursuing his or her educational dream,and who has inspired others to pursue heir dreams. Information: No application required. Recipient is chosen by the Child and Youth Care Program.

Eagle Feather Award -- Grant MacEwan Community College

Value: One scholarship of $200. Eligibility: Awarded annually to a Native Communications student Who: is hardworking, has good communications skills and attendance, and participates in college life; shows humility, respect, kindness, and honesty,and who shares and provides inspiration in his or her dealings with others; and is a good role model committed to the betterment of Aboriginal life. Information: No application required. Recipient is chosen by the Native Communications students in he fall trimester.

Oldies 1260 CFRN/CFRB-The Bear Scholarship -- Grant MacEwan Community College

Value: One scholarship of $550. Eligibility: Awarded to a Native music student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement in comparison with other Native students. Information: No application required. Recipient is chosen by the Music Program.

Robert Markle Scholarship -- Grant MacEwan Community College

Value: One scholarship of $1,200 Eligibility: Awarded annually to a Firs Nation student in he first or later year of a visual arts program at a post-secondary institution.

Deadline: December 31

Social Services Bursary Program -- Grant MacEwan Community College

Value: Varies Eligibility: Metis or Non-Status Indians who have been Alberta residents for at least three years before applying; enrolled in a recognized post-secondary educational institution and studying in a social services discipline; and provide proof of enrollment and confirmation of a full course workload. Deadline: Applications are accepted from January 1 to April 30.

Information: Student Awards Office Student Advising Centre Room 7112A City Centre Campus Grant MacEwan Community College P.O. Box 1796 Edmonton, Alberto T5J 2P2 Phone: (780) 497-5063

SASKATCHEWAN

Chase Memorial Scholarship -- University of Saskatchewan

Provided to Aboriginal students of North American ancestry to assist with registration at the University to pursue undergraduate studies. Amount: Seven scholarships of $1,500 Eligibility: North American Aboriginal ancestry and resident of Saskatchewan. Financial need. Duration: Annual (renewable)

Deadline: April 15 of each year for new students. June 01 of each year for undergraduate students.

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.calnternet:http:// www.usask.ca/registrar/

Louis Riel Scholarship -- University of Saskatchewan

Assists an Aboriginal student of Metis ancestry to obtain a university degree. Amount: One scholarship of $1,500 Eligibility: Saskatchewan or Manitoba Metis. Preference given to students entering their first year of university. Academic achievement. Duration: One of the four years of a Bachelors degree. Deadline: April 15 for students completing high school. June 1 for undergraduate students.

Aurora Awards -- University of Saskatchewan

Offered to students of Native ancestry graduating from the Indian Teacher Education Program. Amount: $500; number of awards varies.

Eligibility: Academic achievement. Aptitude for teaching. Integrity and an enquiring mind. Pride in being a graduate of the Indian Teacher Education Program.

Deadline: No application required. Award winners will be selected in consultation with the Director of Indian Teacher Education Program.

Gordon McCormack Memorial Scholarship for Native Students -- University of Saskatchewan

Offered to a student entering the third year in the Indian Teacher Education Program. Amount: One award of $500

Eligibility: Academic achievement. Native student entering third year in the Indian Teacher Education Program.

Deadline: September 30 each year. Applications must be submitted to the Assistant Dean (Student Affairs), College of Education.

Harvey Bell Memorial Prize -- University of Saskatchewan

Offered to a student of Native Canadian ancestry receiving an LL.B degree in Canada. Amount: Total of $1,200 available, number awarded varies Eligibility: Native Canadian ancestry. Must be receiving an LL.B degree in Canada.

Deadline: May 31 each year Information: The Director Native Law Centre Diefenbaker Centre University of Saskatchewan 101 Diefenbaker Place Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7B 5B8

Roger Carter Scholarships -- University of Saskatchewan

Offered to students of Native Canadian ancestry entering the second or third year of studies in a Canadian law school.

Eligibility: Native Canadian ancestry, entering second or third year of studies in a Canadian law school Academic achievement in law studies. The students past and expected contribution to further the needs, concerns and aspirations of Native people and their communities in Canada.

Deadline: No application required.

Henry Favel Scholarship -- University of Saskatchewan

Offered to a full-time student of Treaty Indian ancestry who has successfully completed a year of undergraduate study as a full-time student in the diploma or degree program in agriculture. Amount: One award of $1,000 Eligibility: Academic achievement, persistent effort and overall academic progress of the student. To be eligible the student must return as a full-time student for a minimum of one term. Full-time student of Treaty Indian ancestry. Must be in the diploma or degree program in agriculture.

Deadline: No application required.

Diana Leis Bursary -- University of Saskatchewan

Open to Aboriginal students who are residents of northern Saskatchewan and who have graduated with the previous five years with complete secondary-level standing from specified school divisions. Amount: One award of $800 Eligibility: Aboriginal student must have graduated within the previous five years with complete secondary-level standing from one of the following school divisions:. Northern Lights School Division No. 113. Ile a la Crosse School Division No. 112. Creighton School Division No. 111. Students must have completed at least one year of study in any degree program offered by the University of Saskatchewan and must intend to return to northern Saskatchewan on graduation. Academic achievement. Financial need.

Deadline: June 1 each year on General Application for Undergraduate Awards available from the Office of the Registrar. Submit to the Office of Registrar, together with a written statement of intention to return to northern Saskatchewan on graduation.

Siberman Filer Bursary -- University of Saskatchewan

To assist eligible students with the opportunity to pursue studies in the College of Law, and ultimately to serve their community and country, thereby enriching life for many others. Amount: One award of $600 Eligibility: Student who has successfully completed the program of legal studies for Native people and is registered in the first year of study in the College of Law. Demonstrated financial need. Financial need. Duration: Annual Deadline: Students are notified about application procedures in the fall.

Nexen Awards for Aboriginal Students -- University of Saskatchewan

(1) Entering Awards -- Business Economics

Amount: $20,000 ($5,000/year, maximum of 4 years) Open to students of Aboriginal descent who are entering their first year of study at the University of Saskatchewan in Business Economics, Land Use, Public Administration, Environmental Studies or Environmental Sciences.

Deadline: May 31

(2) Continuing Awards -- Business Economics

Amount: $5,000 Open to students of Aboriginal descent who have completed at least one year of university study and and who are majoring in BUSINESS ECONOMICS as determined by the Awards Committee. Selection Criteria: As determined by the Awards Committee, selection for the awards will be based on academic achievement and a continuing interest in pursuing an undergraduate degree in BUSINESS ECONOMICS through the College of Arts and Science. Renewal Criteria: Students receiving an award will be eligible to have their award renewed annually until the normal completion of their program of study provided they: 1. Achieve a minimum average of 70% in the last Regular Session; 2. Continue to enroll in courses which will lead to an undergraduate degree with a major in BUSINESS ECONOMICS.

Deadline: May 31

Program Contact (and to obtain an application form): Professor Morris Altaman, Head, Department of Economics Phone: (306) 966-5197 Fax: (306) 966-5232 Email: allman@sask.usask.caWebsite: usask.ca / economics / course /business/ html

(3) Entering Awards in Land Use and Environmental Studies (LUESt) or Environmental Earth Sciences (EES)

Amount: $20,000 ($5,000/year, maximum of four years)

Open to students of Aboriginal descent who are entering their first year of university study and who indicate an interest in pursuing an undergraduate degree in LUESt or EES as determined by the Awards Committee

Deadline: May 31

(4) Continuing Awards in LUESt or EES:

Amount: $5,000 Must be of Aboriginal descent who have completed at least one year of university study and who are majoring in LAND USE and ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES or ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES. Selection Criteria: As determined by the Awards Committee, selection for all the awards will be based on academic achievement and a continuing interest in pursuing an undergraduate degree in LAND USE & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES or ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES through the College of Arts and Science. Renewal Criteria: Students receiving an award will be eligible to have their award renewed annually until the normal completion of their program of study provided they:1. Achieve a minimum average of 70% in the last Regular Session; 2. Continue to enroll in courses which will lead to an undergraduate degree with a major in LUESt or EES.

Deadline: May 31

Program Contacts: Professor Diane Martz, Coordinator, Land Use and Environmental Studies Program Phone: (306)966-5656 Fax: (306) 966-5680 Email: martzd@duke.usask.ca Professor Alec Aitken, Coordinator, Environmental Earth Sciences Program Phone: (306) 966-5656 Fax. (306) 966-5680 Email: aaitken@arts.usask.ca

Information University of Saskatchewan Scholarships: 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.ca Internet: http://www.usask.ca/ registrar/

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 @ $2,0O0

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, 14 th Floor P. O. Box 1790 Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3C8

Faculty of Administration Aboriginal Student Award -- University of Regina

To recognize academic performance of an Aboriginal student.

Value: Approximately $200.

Eligibility: Aboriginal student. Entering the Faculty of Administration degree program in the fall semester. Highest weighted average on those classes which can be applied to the Bachelor of Administration degree.

Deadline: September 1 each year Information:

Dean of Administration Faculty of Administration Room 456, Education Building University of Regina Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2 Phone: (306) 585-4724 Fax: (306) 585-4805

Morley Wood Memorial Scholarship for Aboriginal Female Students -- University of Regina

To promote entry or advancement in a chosen program of studies at the University of Regina, the University of Saskatchewan or other post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan with recognized professional standing.

Value: Two scholarships of $600 each.

Eligibility: The contribution made by the individual in promoting Aboriginal women, financial need and academic standing are taken into consideration as follows: The applicant's contribution in promoting Aboriginal women will be assessed. The Scholarship's Review committee will look specifically at the individual's contribution in community-based or regional Aboriginal projector programs which support the literacy, awareness or development of the economic independence of Aboriginal women. Information on the applicant's contribution in promoting Aboriginal women must be provided with the application. The program of studies being followed must enhance the professional skills of the applicant to promote further development in the Aboriginal community, specifically for Aboriginal women. Financial need. A minimum weighted average of 70%.

Deadline: July 31 each year.

Dr. Lloyd Barber Scholarship -- University of Regina

Awarded to an Aboriginal student who has shown a commitment to pursuing a degree in public or private sector administration. Amount: A personal computer package valued at approximately $3,500 Eligibility: Enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours in the fall semester in which the award is given.

Selected on the basis of leadership potential, academic accomplishments, participation in campus and student affairs and community involvement.

Deadline: August 15

Teal Lowery Scholarship -- University of Regina

Offered to a First Nations student entering the Pre-Administration program, based on academic standing from high school. Amount: One award of $2,500 to be paid in two installments. The first installment of $1,250 is payable for the fall semester. The second installment is payable for the winter semester, provided that a minimum weighted percentage average of 70% has been maintained and that the student has registered in at least 15 credit hours in the winter semester

Eligibility: Academic standing from high school. Must be a First Nations student entering in full-time studies in the Pre-Administration program. Applications must include a statement indicating work, and/or extra-curricular activities particularly within the First Nations community. Letters of recommendation may be requested by the selection committee.

Deadline: April 30 each year.

Stan Hamilton Scholarship -- University of Regina

Presented to an Aboriginal student planning a career in management and administration of Aboriginal

Value: $350

Eligibility: Treaty, Non-Status Indian or Metis of Saskatchewan.

Beginning full-time study at the School of Business and Administration. Minimum GPA of 65%. Financial need.

Deadline: October 31 each year

Information on University of Regina Scholarships: Financial Aid/Awards Office University Centre Building, Room 229 University of Regina Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2 Phone: (306) 585-4325 Fax: (306) 585-5559

Albert Bellegarde Memorial Scholarship -- SIFC

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

Deadline: February 26

Value: $2000

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

Jean Shoebridge Memorial Book Prize -- SIFC

Awarded to assist First Nations and Metis students in the purchase of texts and other books related to their courses. Amount: Four awards of a $100 credit at the University of Regina Bookstore. Two awarded in each of the fall and winter semesters.

Eligibility: First Nations or Metis student. Conscientious student. Desire to work in an Aboriginal community when studies completed. Academic standing and financial need are secondary considerations. Open to both full-time and part-time students.

Deadline: February 28 and October 31 each year.

Poundmaker Memorial Scholarship -- SIFC

To assist a Status Indian born in Saskatchewan with expenses associated with teacher education. Amount: One award of $750

Eligibility: Status Indian born in Saskatchewan. Has completed two years of undergraduate work at the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina or Saskatchewan Indian Federated College. Enrolled in a teacher education program. Completion of a work term at the primary level for students in the primary teaching program. Completion of at least three weeks of teaching experience at the secondary level. Contribution to the Native community.

Ayakamimkan Pimatisiwin (Life Continues) Award -- SIFC

To help a Saskatchewan Indian Federated College single-parent student. Amount: $100

Eligibility: Saskatchewan Treaty Indian/Status Indian. Registered in full-time classes in any field of study. Must have completed first year of study. Financial need. Academic performance. Must have letter of recommendation from academic counsellor. Duration: Annual Deadline: October 31 each year

Board of Governors Graduate Entrance Scholarship -- SIFC

An entrance scholarship for a graduate student of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College (SIFC).

Eligibility: SIFC graduate with the highest average accepted into full-time graduate studies in a joint SIFC/ University of Regina masters program.

Deadline: Presented at convocation.

Bobby Bird Memorial Scholarship -- SIFC

To a Saskatchewan Treaty Indian who is entering or in the Administration or the Pre-Administration program.

Eligibility: Saskatchewan Treaty Indian. Has completed a minimum of 12 credit hours. Pursuing a career in First Nations management and administration. Minimum GPA of 67.5%. Financial need. Deadline: October 31 each year.

Cree Language Incentive Award -- SIFC

To provide an incentive to students fluent in any of the Cree dialects. Amount: $250.

Eligibility: Treaty Indian Registered with the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College or the University of Regina. Successfully completed Cree 100, 102, 200, 201 and 300. Committed to using Cree language after graduation.

Deadline: February 28 each year

Dr. Margaret P. Hess Award -- SIFC

To an Aboriginal art history student with the highest GPA in the required core classes. Amount: $300

Deadline: Presented at convocation.

Eastview Rotary Indian/Native Entrance Scholarship -- SIFC

To a first-year Native student registered at the University of Regina/ Saskatchewan Indian Federated College.

Value: $1,000.

Eligibility: Native student. Leadership and good citizenship qualities. Must submit high school transcript.

Deadline: February 28 each year.

Eastview Rotary Pre-Journalism Scholarship -- SIFC

To a Native student in the Indian communication arts program at Saskatchewan Indian Federated College. Amount: $500 Eligibility: Native student. Minimum GPA of 65%. Committed to the development of Aboriginal mass media. Financial need. Deadline: October 31 each year.

Eastview Rotary Science Scholarship -- SIFC

For Native students registered in the science program at Saskatchewan Indian Federated College. Amount: $500 Eligibility: Native student. Minimum GPA of 65%. Committed to the development of his or her chosen field, i.e., Native health studies or Native environmental sciences. Financial need. Deadline: February 28 each year

Edgar Epp Bursary -- SIFC

To a full-time registered Saskatchewan Indian Federated College student at the Saskatoon campus. Amount: $500

Eligibility: Full-time student with between 32 and 96 completed credit hours. Proven involvement with the community for the purpose of enhancing social awareness and/or promoting social justice. Working up to his or her Potential with a minimum achieved average of 70% in all credit courses.

Deadline: February 28 each year

Henry Heinrichs Bursary -- SIFC

To a full-time Saskatchewan Indian Federated College student of Native ancestry majoring in English. Amount: $400 Eligibility: Native ancestry. Financial need. Minimum GPA of 65%.

Deadline: February 28 each year

Indian Artists Award -- SFC

To the Aboriginal art graduate with the highest GPA.

Amount: $400.

Deadline: Presented at convocation

Indian Authors Award -- SIFC

To a Saskatchewan Indian Federated College student of Native ancestry registered in full or part-time studies. Amount:. $350

Eligibility: Native ancestry. Must submit eight poems, two pieces of fiction or one play. Duration: Annual Deadline: October 31 each year.

Information Management Systems Scholarship -- SIFC

To assist the highest qualifying Saskatchewan Indian Federated College student who meets the entrance requirements. Amount: Total of $2,000

Eligibility: Native ancestry. indicates an intention to enter the Administration program on completion of the first year of the general arts and science program. Duration: Four years ($500 per year) Continuation is contingent on maintaining a satisfactory average and completion of computer science core requirements. Deadline: February 28 each year.

Library Book Award -- SIFC

To a Saskatchewan Indian Federated College student with the highest weighted point average (WPA). Amount: $300 credit at the University of Regina/Saskatchewan Bookstore.

Eligibility: The highest WPA Between 24 and 64 completed credit hours. Responsible, frequent user of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College Library.

Must have a letter of reference from the librarian.

Deadline: February 28 each year

Entrance Scholarship -- SIFC

To a Native student graduating from high school and accepted at the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College/University of Regina. Amount: One scholarship of $1,000 ($500 in each of two semesters).

Eligibility: Saskatchewan Treaty Indian, Non-Status Indian or Metis. Grade 12 graduate with a minimum average of 70% in Grade 12 subjects used for admission.

Duration: Student must maintain a satisfactory standing (70% GPA) to receive second installment.

Deadline: October 31 each year Soloman Mosquito Scholarship in English -- SIFC

For full-time Saskatchewan Indian Federated College students of Native ancestry majoring in English. Amount: One scholarship of $600

Eligibility: Native ancestry. Minimum of three English classes completed at and above the 100 level. An average of at least 70% in the major area.

Deadline: October 31 each year

Information on all SIFC Scholarships: Scholarship/Award Committee Saskatchewan Indian Federated College 127 College Street West University of Regina Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2 Phone: (306) 779-6234 Fax: (306) 584-0955

Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company Ltd. Engineering Degree

Value: One scholarship of $1,500.

Eligibility: Available to a student of Native ancestry at any accredited university in a course leading to a degree in engineering used in mining and metallurgical industry. Applicants must: be of Native ancestry; and be Northern residents living in or attending high school north of the 53-degree latitude,and residing in north-central or northwestern Manitoba or northeastern Saskatchewan.

Deadline: Spring

Information: Personnel Superintendent Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting P.O. Box 1500 Flin Flon, Manitoba R8A 1N9 Phone: (204) 687-2119 Fax: (204) 687-3582

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. Amount: 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. Information: Phone: (306) 777-9079.

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

Amount: 2 @ $1000 and 4 @ $2,000 Eligibility: 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

Fraser Scholarship -- Moose Jaw School Division

To encourage an Aboriginal student from Moose Jaw Public School Division to pursue studies at a recognized post-secondary institution. Amount: Approximately $400

Eligibility: Native ancestry Graduated from Moose Jaw Public School Division. Entering first year at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Deadline: June 01 each year Information: Moose Jaw Public School Division

1075 9th Avenue NW Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 4J6 Phone: (306) 693-4631 Fax: (306) 694-4686

Eugene Lavallee Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 15 One valued at $500 Awarded 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: Judie J. Birns, Executive Director New Dawn Valley Centre Box 400 Fort Qu'Appelle, SK S0G 1S0

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

Cameco Northern Scholarship:

Deadline June 30

Scholarships of up to $4,000 for university degree programs, up to $3,600 for technical training at a recognized technical institute is available. Eligible individuals must have resided in the Northern Administration 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 Camecos

Northern Affairs office: Cameco Northern Affairs, 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.

SIIT and SaskTel Scholarships:

Deadline July 1

Eligibility: Attained complete secondary level standing in a high school in Saskatchewan or completed at least two semesters in the SIIT Adult Secondary Education Program. OR Be a full-time student taking a full copurse load. Applications are available at:

SIIT campus locations Band Offices (post secondary counsellors) SIIT Head Office, Saskatoon SaskTel Head Office, Regina Information: SIIT: Phone (306) 244-4444 SaskTel, Regina: Phone: (306) 777-2248

Cogema Resources Inc. Scholarships:

Deadline: June 30

Eight (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 SK S0J 1L0 Phone: (306) 425-6880 Fax: (306) 425-6886

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 Union Hospital, Box 1480, Melfort SK S0E 1A0

SaskPower Northern Spirit Scholarship Program:

Deadline: June 30.

Four 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 compelled and be enrolled in a program of benefit to Northern development.

Deadline: June 30

Northern Spirit Scholarship Program, SaskPower Northern Enterprise Fund, Box 939, Saskatoon SK S7K 3M4

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. The economic studies must contribute to: Entrepreneurial skills. Administrative and management skills in both the private and public sectors. Financial analysis. Communication skills. Organization and leadership. Human resource development training.

Eligible academic disciplines include: Business administration. Commerce. Economics. Marketing. Personnel management. Retail management. Office administration. Law. Accountancy. Political economy.

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 in relation to the funds available.

Eligibility: Metis or Non-Status Indian. Has resided in Saskatchewan for at least five years.

Enrolled in, or about to enroll in a diploma or certificate program from a recognized Canadian public or Aboriginal educational institution. The program must be at least eight months of full-time studies in an area related to economic development. Students who have not compelled high school may apply if they have fulfilled the entrance requirements of the institution where they will be studying. Committed to working in an Aboriginal work environment on successful completion of his or her studies. Demonstrate a commitment to the needs of Aboriginal peoples. Achieve a B average in the most recent months of full-time studies, over a period of 12 consecutive months.

Deadline: October 1 and May 1 each year.

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 far 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. The major research project or thesis must relate to the economic development of Aboriginal peoples. Committed to working in an Aboriginal work environment on successful completion of studies.

Demonstrate a commitment to the needs of Aboriginal peoples. Achieve a B average in the most recent months of full-time studies, over a period of 12 consecutive months. Duration: Annual. Masters applicants may receive two consecutive or non-consecutive awards. Doctoral applicants may receive three consecutive or non-consecutive awards.

Deadline: October 1 and May 1 each year.

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.

Deadline: October 1 and May 1 each year.

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

Amount: 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 undergraduate scholarship 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. The program must be at least eight months of full-time studies in an area related to economic development. Committed to the needs of Aboriginal peoples. Committed to working in an Aboriginal work environment on successful completion of studies. Achieve a B average in the most recent eight months of full-time studies, over a period of 12 consecutive months.

Deadline: October 1 and May 1 each year.

Information: Napolean Lafontaine Scholarship Fund Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research 121 Broadway Avenue East Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 0Z6 Phone: (306) 347-4100 Fax: (306) 565-0809

Delta Catalytic scholarship

Deadline: June 30One (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 Range SK S0J 1L0

Bill Hanson Bursary/Scholarship Program

Sponsored by: Treeline Association of I.A.NE.

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

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: Vicki Driver Royal Bank 1135 Central Avenue Prince Albert, SK Applications submitted to: Fax to (306) 953-5766

Casino Regina 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

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

Deadline Date: May 31 Applications submitted to: Casino Regina Scholarship Committee 3rd Floor, 1880 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK S4P 082

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, SK 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

Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company Ltd. Engineering Degree

Value: One scholarship of $1,500. Eligibility: Available to a student of Native ancestry at any accredited university in a course leading to a degree in engineering used in mining and metallurgical industry. Applicants must: be of Native ancestry; and be Northern residents living in or attending high school north of the 53-degree latitude,and residing in north-central or northwestern Manitoba or northeastern Saskatchewan.

Deadline: Spring

Information: Personnel Superintendent Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd. P.O. Box 1500 Flin Flon, Manitoba R8A 1N9 Phone: (204) 687-2119 Fax: (204) 687-3582

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.

Application: Financial Aid and Awards University of Manitoba Suite 422, University Centre Building Winnipeg, Manitoba

Louis Riel Bursary -- University of Manitoba

Deadline: June 30 Support bursaries at the University of Manitoba 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.

Application: Financial Aid and Awards University of Manitoba Suite 422, University Centre Building Winnipeg, Manitoba

Sokoloff Family Bursary -- University of Manitoba

Deadline: June 30 One (1) $700 to $1,000 annually 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

Manitoba Telephone System Awards Program

The program includes scholarships and bursaries to help Manitobans wishing to continue their education Some awards were created specifically for members of visible minorities, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities and women.

Value: Minimum of six scholarships of $500 each Recipients will have first option on summer employment with Manitoba Telephone System, based on successful completion of the year's studies.

Eligibility: Resident of Manitoba who is a Canadian citizen. Must meet the entrance requirements for the desired scholastic program. Enrolled at any Manitoba accredited post-secondary academic institution. Preference will be given to students pursuing studies with particular application to Manitoba Telephone System. This includes: Computer science. Data entry. Electronic technology. Electrical technology. Engineering. Telecommunications technology. High academic achievement.

Deadline: July 31 each year

Information: Corporate Communications Manitoba Telephone System 489 Empress Street, Box 6666 Winnipeg, Manitoba Phone: (204) 941-8244 Fax: (204) 775-0718

Note: This description is subject to change.

Manitoba Hydro Employment Equity Program

Targets students entering certain first-year programs at selected post-secondary institutions in Manitoba. Amount: Twelve (12) scholarships of $600 each.

First option for summer employment on successful completion of first-year studies.

Eligibility: 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.

Deadline: June 30th

Information: Employment Equity Manitoba Hydro P.O. Box 815 Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2P4 Phone: (204) 474-4560 Fax: (204) 474-4868

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

Xerox Canada Award -- Brandon University

$2450 -- to be awarded to a Native Canadian student who has registered in a Business Administration course(s) during Regular Session. The recipient may ether be an entering or returning student.

Deadline: May 11th annually.

Isabelle Douglas Estate Scholarships -- Brandon University

4 x $310 -- to be awarded to a Second or Third Year student proceeding into Third or Fourth Year studies in any degree program at Brandon University being taken on or off campus Eligible students must be all or part Manitoba Indian ancestry.

Deadline May 11th annually.

MTS Bursaries for Aboriginal Students -- Brandon University

to be awarded to Aboriginal students taking courses in Computer Science or Business Administration. In the event that there are no qualified applicants in these areas, the award will be granted to an Aboriginal student in a Science program.

Deadline is May 11th, beginning in 2002.

Donna and Bill Parrish Scholarship for Aboriginal Students -- Brandon University

to be awarded to an Aboriginal student of strong academic merit enrolled in full-time study at Brandon University.

Deadline is May 11th, beginning in 2002.

Dr. Wilfred W. McCutcheon Scholarship in Education (Aboriginal Student) -- Brandon University

$1,000 -- this scholarship is to be awarded, upon application, to an Aboriginal student in the Faculty of Education who is entering the final year of a Bachelor of Education (A.D.) and who demonstrates a combination of outstanding academic achievement, excellence in leadership ability on campus or in the community, and professional promise in classroom teaching.

The student must have a minimum 3.5 g.p.a. in the pre-award year and provide two letters of recommendation from the Dean and/or members of the Faculty of Education.

Deadline is May 11th annually.

John & Kay Findlay Scholarship in Native Studies -- Brandon University

$900 -- awarded to a Canadian First Nations or Metis student proceeding to Third or Fourth Year who as or will have satisfied at least the requirement for a minor in Native Studies at Brandon University.

Deadline is May 11th annually.

The contact information for each of these scholarships is as follows:

Ms Janet Olmstead Wood Senate Office Brandon University 270 -- 18th Street Brandon, MB R7A 6A9 (204) 727-9737

ONTARIO

Ran Duhamel Award -- Lakehead University

Awarded to the highest ranking Native student entering the second year of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Native Education) at Lakehead University. One award of $100

Eligibility: Native student entering the second year of Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Education (Native Education).

Deadline: Recommended by School of Education.

Thunder Bay Children's Services Foundation Bursaries -- Lakehead University

To a social work student of Native ancestry. A second bursary is also available to a first-year social work student.

Value: Two bursaries of $350 each

Eligibility: Student of Native ancestry including Metis and Non-Status Indian. (The second bursary is open to all first-year social work students.)

Deadline: November 17 of each year

Bridget Veronica Morton Memorial Bursaries -- Lakehead University

Award for a Native undergraduate student. Amount: Four awards of $500

Eligibility: Must be of Native Canadian heritage. Must be an undergraduate student at Lakehead University. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Duration: Annual.

Deadline: November 17 each year

The Hamlin Family Lakehead University 30th Anniversary Award -- Lakehead University

An incentive award to a Native Access Program for Engineering (NAPE) student on completion of the NAPE program.

Value: $600

Eligibility: Academic improvement. Attendance. Commitment to the NAPE program and full-time of registration in the first year of the Engineering Technology program.

Deadline: Awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering by the staff of the Native Access Program for Engineering.

Minhal Holding Limited -- Native Access Program for Engineering -- Lakehead University

An incentive award to an NAPE student on completion of the NAPE program.

Value: $600

Eligibility: Academic improvement. Attendance. Commitment to the NAPE program and full-time registration in the first year of the Engineering Technology program. Duration: Annual

Deadline: Awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering by the staff of the Native Access Program for Engineering.

Shell Canada Limited Native Entrance Award -- Lakehead University

Awarded to a Native student entering Lakehead University. Amount: One award of $800.

Eligibility: Native ancestry. High academic standing. Community involvement. Participation in student affairs. Financial need.

Deadline: April 15 of each year.

Placer Dome Native Award -- Lakehead University

To a Native student entering either education, nursing or social work. Amount: $4,000 over a four-year period, or one award of $1,000 per year.

Eligibility: Native student from the Shibogama or Windigo Band. Enrolled at Lakehead University in:. Education. Nursing. Social work. Academic performance. Duration: Four years based on performance.

Deadline: April 15 of each year.

Ontario Hydro Native Awards -- Lakehead University

To first-year or continuing Native students in selected programs. Amount: Five awards of $15,000 each

Eligibility: Native student enrolled full-time in one of the following programs: All science programs. Arts program with geography and economics majors. Business administration. Commerce. Engineering. Forestry. Academic performance.

Deadline: April 15 each year

Dr. Heriette Seyfert Memorial Prize in Native Language -- Lakehead University

Awarded to the student whose average mark computed on all Native language courses is highest for the year. One award of $100 Eligibility: Completion of at least three full course equivalents in Native language studies at Lakehead University. Academic performance.

Deadline: No application. Candidate recommended by the Native language instructors

Joseph W. Auger Memorial Award -- Lakehead University

Awarded in the second term to Native students in the second, third or fourth year at Lakehead University.

Value: One award of $200.

Eligibility: Student of North American Native ancestry on the basis of satisfactory academic standing and financial need. Duration: Annual

Information on Lakehead university Scholarships:

Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Officer Financial Aid Office 955 Oliver Road Lakehead University Thunder Bay Ontario P7B 5E1 Phone: (807) 343-8923 Fax: (807) 346-7760

Gladys Watson Aboriginal Education Fund -- University of Toronto

Awarded to Aboriginal students enrolled in graduate programs at the masters or doctoral level, and to second-entry professional programs (law, medicine, education, etc.) Preference will be given to those students who demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: July 1

First Nations House Grant Program -- University of Toronto

Grants are available for Aboriginal students. Grants are non-repayable awards ranging in amount, which assist students who have demonstrated financial need.

Students are eligible to apply in both the fall and winter terms.

Kathleen Green Savan Bursary -- University of Toronto

Awarded to an Aboriginal student enrolled in the Transitional Year Programme at the University of Toronto.

Deadline: End of November

The President's Award for the Outstanding Native Student of the Year -- University of Toronto

Awarded to an Aboriginal student enrolled in the third or higher year of an undergraduate programme or in any year of a graduate programme or second-level entry professional programme ( ie: Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine).

Deadline: November

The Lillian McGregor Award of Excellence -- University of Toronto

Awarded to an Aboriginal woman studying at the University of Toronto and is based on academic excellence, community service and financial need

Deadline: July

City of Toronto Scholarships in Aboriginal Health -- University of Toronto

Two scholarships awarded to Aboriginal students studying in any of the health professional programs, undergraduate or graduate, on the basis of financial need, academic merit and demonstrated community leadership skills.

Deadline: September

Faculty of Social Work Chancellor Rose Wolfe Scholarship -- University of Toronto

One award to a registered M.S.W. or Ph. D. Native Student based on proven scholastically ability. Financial need may be a consideration.

Faculty of Pharmacy Colonel F.A. Tilston Admission Scholarship -- University of Toronto

One award to an Aboriginal student

General Molars Scholarships / Grants for Native Students -- University of Toronto (Victoria College)

A number of scholarship/grants to Native students registered at Victoria College. Awards will be given on the basis of financial need and academic excellence.

Deadline: September

Metis Nation of Ontario Bursary -- University of Toronto

Registered MNO students can apply -- based on financial need and contribution to the Metis community.

University of Toronto Advanced Planning for Students Students (UTAPS)

In April 1998, the Governing Council approved a new Policy on Student Financial Support. The Policy states, as a fundamental principle, that "No student admitted to a program at the University of toronto should be unable to enroll or complete the programme due to e-lack of financial means." The University will assess financial need and will, if the need is demonstrated, provide additional assistance in the form of a non-repayable grant called UTAPS.

Information on University of Toronto Scholarships: The Financial Aid Counsellor First Nations House University of Toronto 563 Spadina Avenue, 3rd Floor Toronto, ON MSS 1A1 Phone: (416) 978-1290 Toll Free: 1-800-810-8069 email: fnh.info@utoronto.ca

Dennis Cramarty Memorial Fund

Value: Varies

Eligibility: Member of Nishnawbe-Aski First Nation, attending post-secondary institution, completed 1 year. Commitment to improving quality of life for Native people, independence through education.

Deadline: November 1

Dennis Cromarty Memorial Fund P.O. Box 252 Station F Thunder Bay, ON P7C 4V8 Phone: (807) 623-5397 Fax: (807) 622-8271

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 K1N 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.

Information: Student Awards Office Victoria School Building Queen's University Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Phone: (613) 545-2216 Fax: (613) 545-6409

Inuit Bursary -- Queen's University

Description: For an Inuit student in financial need.

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) 545-2216 Fax: (613) 545-6409

EASTERN

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. Status students attending the program are funded through the Confederacy of Mainland Micmac, the Department of Indian Affairs or by individual band councils. Although enrollment is limited to ensure that each student receives considerable personal attention, highly motivated First Nations students of all ages and educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are 23 or older are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline: March 15 each year. Information: Transition Year Program Dalhousie University 1459 LeMarchant Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3J5 Phone: (902) 494-3730

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.

Information: Director Transition Year Program Dalhousie University 1459 LeMarchant Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3J5 Phone: (902) 494-3730

Hydro-Quebec Programme de Prix D'Excellence pour les Etudiants Autochtones

Value: Four prizes of $1,000 for students engaged in CEGEP-level studies; two awards of $2,000 to students engaged in university-level studies.

This program rewards the educational efforts and success of Aborignal students,and reflects Hydro-Quebec's concern for them. Through this program, Hydro-Quebec hopes to persuade other young Aboriginals to continue past-secondary studies.

Eligibility: Applicants must: be of Aboriginal ancestry; live in Quebec; completed at least one year of full-time studies in a CEGEP (DEC) or university (bachelor's degree)program;and be registered in a full-time program at a CEGEP or university in Quebec for the following fall.

Deadline: June -- CEGEP awards; March -- university awards

Information: Mr. Dany Nepton Relations avec les Autochtones Hydro-Quebec 75,boul. Rene Levesque oues 18 etage Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1A4 Phone: (514)289-2211 ext.4290

James A. Marlin Awards -- St. Francis Xavier University

Eligibility: Applicants are students showing leadership,dedication and commitment by working for peace and he welfare of their neighbours. Preference is given to Firs Nation students at St. Francis Xavier. The award is tenable at St. Francis Xavier for full-time study for the academic year.

Deadline: April 15

Information: Financial Aid Office St. Francis Xavier University P.O. Box 500 Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2W5 Phone: (902)867-2374

Bank of Montreal Aboriginal Business Administration Student Scholarship -- University College of Cape

Value: One scholarship of $2,500.

Eligibility:To be eligible, the applicant must: be of Aboriginal ancestry; be a current University College of Cape Breton student; demonstrate academic merit in the area of accounting and finance with a minimum grade point average of 75%,with no failures; carry a full course load according to the requirements of the program; and demonstrate financial

Deadline: April 8

Information: University College of Cape Breton P.O. Box 5300 Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 6L2 Phone: (902)539-5300

Dr. Carrie Best Scholarship -- University of King's College

One scholarship of $3,000.

This scholarship is offered by the University of King's College in honour of Dr. Carrie Best, in recognition of her activities on behalf of human rights.

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.

Deadline: March 1

Information: Office of the Registrar University of King's College 6350 Coburg Road Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2A1 Phone:(902)422-1271 ext. 122 Fax: (902)562-0119

NORTH

Canada Post Bursaries

Value: Varies.

These bursaries were established by he Canada Post Corporation to encourage promising northern Aboriginal students enrolled in diploma programs in Management Studies at Aurora College (Western Arctic)with campuses in Yellowknife, Inuvik, and Fort Smith; and Nunavut Arctic College (Eastern Arctic) with campuses in Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay. These bursaries are administered and presented by the colleges on behalf of Canada Post Corporation:

Eligibility: Applicants must: be of N.W.T. Aboriginal ancestry; be enrolled in the second year of study at one of above-mentioned colleges; and excellence in the first year students must submit a brief biography and an official along with references.

Information: Aurora College Head Office P.O. Box 1290 For Smith, N.W.T. X0E 0P0 Phone: (867)872-7012 or Nunavut Arctic College P.O. Box 160 Iqaluit, N.W.T. X0A 0H0 Phone: (867)979-4111

Department of Municipal and community affairs, Government of the Northwest Territories Igal Roth Memorial Community Planning Scholarships

Three Scholarships of $1,000.

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs, Government of he Northwest Territories, is offering assistance to northerners who wish to pursue a career in community planning. These scholarships are to assist qualifying students obtain post-secondary education in planning for potential employment in the Northwest Territories.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must: have resided in the N.W.T. for at least two years; be attending an approved undergraduate university or college planning program; and show proof of acceptance into an approved planning program as a full-time student prior to commencement of classes.

Information: Igal Roth Memorial Scholarship Community Planning Division.

Department of Municipal and Community Affairs Government of the Northwest Territories Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 2L9

Hudson Mining and Smelting Company Ltd. Engineering Degree

Value: One scholarship of $1,500.

Eligibility: Available to a student of Native ancestry at any accredited university in a course leading to a degree in engineering used in mining and metallurgical industry. Applicants must: be of Native ancestry; and be Northern residents living in or attending high school north of the 53-degree latitude, and residing in north-central or northwestern Manitoba or northeastern Saskatchewan.

Deadline: Spring Information: Personnel Superintendent Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd. P.O. Box 1500 Flin Flon, Manitoba R8A 1N9 Phone: (204) 687-2119 Fax: (204) 687-3582

Metis Heritage Association Scholarships

1. Ted Trindell Memorial Scholarship $1,5002. Lena Harrington Memorial Scholarship $1,0003. Mary Firth Memorial Scholarship $1,0004. Modeste Mandeville Memorial Scholarship $1,000

Harry Camsell Memorial Scholarship $1,000

Louis Mercredi Memorial Scholarship $1,000

Billy Bourque Memorial Scholarship Varies

Eligibility: Eligible applicants will be assessed by an awards selection committee based upon: academic merit; and financial need. Interested applicants should submit the following: A covering letter including any pertinent information the applicant feels is warranted; statement of intent including area of study, course load, why he or she enrolled in the discipline, benefit to self and community, and other information that will support his or her request for a scholarship; a letter stating Metis Local affiliation; a letter from the post-secondary institution signed by the registrar indicating year of enrollment and discipline of study; letters of reference from the instructors; and additional information the applicant feels is pertinent.

Deadline: Mid-October

Information: Metis Heritage Association Memorial Scholarship Fund Box 1375 Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 2P1 Phone: (867) 873-2878 Fax: (867) 873-3395

Nunavut Implementation Training Committee Nunavut Beneficiaries Scholarships

Value: The award for each student in a full-time program will be allocated as follows: 1. Full-time degree program away from home $2,400 per year 2. Full-time diploma away from home $1,500 per year 3. Full-time degree or diploma program at home $1,000 per year

As an integral part of implementing he Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and building Nunavut, several Inuit organizations initiated a scholarship program to encourage Land Claims beneficiaries to pursue advanced education in selected fields related to business, management, resource management, community development, culture and the social sciences. The allocation of the scholarships is done on a regional basis based upon he proportion of the beneficiaries and contributions received. If the region does not allocate all seats in that region, unused seats are allocated by the Nunavut Implementation Training Committee on the regional needs basis.

Eligibility: To be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must meet he following criteria: be enrolled as a beneficiary in the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement; be enrolled in (or accepted by) a recognized, full-time, accredited university or college degree or certificate program of at least two years duration; be considered a full-time student in a chosen program; maintain a full course load for the program; have maintained an overall average of 65% in the previous year of academic studies undertaken; and maintain an overall average of 75% while receiving the scholarship.

Deadline: August 1; December 1

Information: Nunavut Implementation Training Committee P.O. Box 469 Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0 Phone: (867) 645-2888 Fax: (867)645-3878

Skookum Jim Trust Fund Education Bursary -- Yukon College

Value: Four bursaries of $500.

Eligibility: Four bursaries are awarded based on financial need as well as good standing. A signature from one of the Admissions staff is required to confirm your standing. Applicants must: be students of Yukon Aboriginal ancestry; be enrolled as full or part-time students; be enrolled in a developmental studies or pre-employment training/trades; and include a breakdown of personal budget with completed application. (Budget to show total monthly income and monthly expenses.)

Deadline: February 28

Information: Registrar's Office Yukon College 500 College Drive Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5K4 Phone: (867)668-8710

Chief George Kodakin (Behcho) Environment Scholarship

Award: $1,000 / year (2 awards at $500 each)

Deadline: None.

Eligibility: Student of Dene descent entering or continuing post-secondary education in science, environment or resource management field. Based on satisfactory academic performance, school and community involvement, and financial need.

Phone: (867) 873-4081 for more information.

Acuns -- James W. Bourque Studentship in Northern Geography

Award: $10,000

Deadline: January 31.

Eligibility: Outstanding students in northern geographical research at a Canadian university. Studies relating to advancing the knowledge and appreciation of the Geography of Northern Regions. Phone: (613)562-0515 for further information.

Acuns -- Research Support Opportunity in Arctic Environmental Studies

Award: Varies

Deadline: January 31.

Eligibility: Graduate students at a Canadian university. Preference given to environmental research proposals in the physical and/or biological sciences for which location at the High Arctic Weather Station at Eureka is demonstrably advantageous.

Information: Phone: (613)562-0515

Memorial Scholarships -- Metis Nation -- Northwest Territories

To assist Metis and Non-Status Indians from the Northwest Territories to pursue post-secondary education full-time.

Value: Five awards of $1,000 each and one award of $1,500

Eligibility: Metis or Non-Status Indian. Academic achievement. Financial need.

Deadline: Varies

Information: Metis Heritage Association Memorial Scholarship Fund Box 1375 Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 2P1 Phone: (867) 873-2878 Fax: (867) 873-3395

Billy Bourque Memorial Scholarship -- Metis Nation -- Northwest Territories

To assist Metis and Non-Status Indians from the Northwest Territories to pursue studies in aviation.

Value: One scholarship of $5,000 Information: Metis Heritage Association Memorial Scholarship Fund Box 1375 Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 2P1 Phone: (867) 873-2878 Fax: (867) 873-3395

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, Ontario K1N 9J6 Phone: (613) 562-0515 Fax: (613) 562-0533

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 Northwest Territories. Applicants who are not northern residents must be full-time students at the Co-operative College of Canada, a recognized Canadian community college or a Canadian university. Preference will be given to northern residents.

Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies 17 York Street, Suite 405 Ottawa, ON K1N 9J6 Phone: (613) 562-0515 Fax: (613) 562-0533

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. Preference is given to environmental research proposals in the physical and/or biological sciences for which a location at a high arctic weather station (Eureka or Mould Bay) would be advantageous. Opportunities are not confined to students engaged in weather-related studies.

Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies 17 York Street, Suite 405 Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J6 Phone: (613) 562-0515 Fax: (613) 562-0533

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society Studentship in Northern Geography

Outstanding students in northern geographical research at a Canadian university are eligible for this award. While applications normally come from students in geography departments, careful consideration will be given to students in closely related fields whose studies have significance for advancing the knowledge and appreciation of the geography of northern regions.

Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies 17 York Street, Suite 405 Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J6 Phone: (613) 562-0515 Fax: (613) 562-0533

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. The objective is to permit northerners to undertake studies in a field of interest that will further their careers in the north or assist their local communities. The program of study can be flexible and may not necessarily lead to a degree or diploma.

Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies 17 York Street, Suite 405 Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J6 Phone: (613) 562-0515 Fax: (613) 562-0533

Canada's Northern Scientific Training Program

Funds are available to Canadian universities with an officially recognized institute or committee for northern studies to help support students. (Priority is given to graduate students.) However, senior undergraduate students entering their final year and intending to undertake an honour's thesis based on northern field work or research which will be continued in subsequent graduate studies are also eligible. Post-doctoral students are not supported.

The program helps pay for transportation and living costs while obtaining practical field work experience in Canada's north, developing interest and expertise on northern issues, and improving research skills.

You are eligible to apply if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident enrolled in a Canadian university and are interested in northern studies with field experience in Canada's north.

Information: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Northern Scientific Training Program Committee, Sectoral Policy Division Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H4 Phone: (819} 997-0660 Fax: (819) 994-6419

USA

American Planning Association APA Planning Fellowship

Value: Several scholarships from $2,000 to $5,000.

Deadline: May 15

Information: Assistant for Division and Student Services APA Planning Fellowship Program American Planning Association 1776 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. Washington, DC 20036 U.S.A.
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