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FAAY scholarships.

Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY) - Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Number of Awards: The number of awards is dependent on the sponsors of the program. In 2008 we disbursed 140 awards, 95 were scholarships and 45 were bursaries. (Award Amount: Scholarships for post-secondary applicants range from $2,500 - $5,000. Bursaries for high school applicants are $750. Eligibility Factors: Canadian residents of First Nations (Status or Non-status), Metis and Inuit Heritage attending High School or a Post-secondary Institution full-time within Canada. Mature students and adult education programs are included.

Deadline: Application must be postmarked on or before October 15th of each year.

No Faxes!

Applications are available for download from Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) website ( or contact CCAB office for a hard copy.

Contact Information/Mailing address: FAAY Coordinator

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business 250 The Esplanade, Suite 204

Toronto, ON M4C 1Y4 1-866-566-3229


The Northern Alberta Insituitute of Technology (NAIT)

Aboriginal Awards and Scholarships - please see our ad on page

A variety of Awards, scholarships and bursaries are available to NAIT Aboriginal students.

Deadline dates vary.

Office of the Registrar

Student Awards and Financial Aid The Northern Alberta Insituitute of Technology Suite 1000 11762-106 Street N.W. Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3H1

Grant McEwan University

Grant MacEwan University Foundation

Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary

Sylvia Schulze Memorial Bursary for Alex

Taylor School

Alberta Indian Arts and Craft Society Scholarship

Alberta Health Careers Bursary

Aboriginal Leadership Development Awards

Canative Housing Corp. Award

CFCW Ltd. Scholarships

92.5 CKNG FM Scholarship

Claudette Rendall Award

CN Bursary

Dreamcatcher Scholarship Eagle Feather Award Oldies 1260 CFRN/CFRB-The Bear Scholarship Robert Markle Scholarship Social Services Bursary Program Information: Student Awards Office Student Advising Centre Room 7-112A City Centre Campus Grant MacEwan University P.O.Box 1796 Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2P2 Phone: (780) 497-5063

Joe P Cardinal Bursary/Internship Award (Aboriginal Multi Media Society (AMMSA)

AMMSA is pleased to offer an annual Bursary/Internship Award to an Aboriginal student to further their education in communications specializing in broadcasting and/or journalism. This Bursary is intended to assist students in the 2nd or subsequent years of a degree program in radio broadcasting or journalism.

The Bursary is named to honour Joe P. Cardinal, Elder, AMMSA Board Member and leader who believed communications was key to greater understanding between people and cultures.

Applicants MUST: Be First Nations, Inuit or Metis, hold permanent Canadian resident status and have in Alberta (Be enrolled in the 2nd year (or beyond) of a Canadian post secondary Journalism or Radio ... Television Arts Program or Equivalent Certified Training Program (as recognized by Alberta Learning) and be able to produce a transcript of grades from the 1st year (Be available to participate in a 4 week internship program at AMMSA at the completion of the school year. (There is an opportunity for the internship to be extended to a 4 month paid internship.) (Be interested in acting as an ambassador for the broadcast industry and serving as a role model for other Aboriginal people to encourage them to pursue careers in broadcasting

Guidelines: One bursary valued at $4,000 will be awarded each year. This award may be applied to academic and/or living costs. An additional $1,000 will be awarded to the student for their participation in the AMMSA Internship program.

Bursary recipients are eligible for continued scholarship awards each year they continue in the approved programs in the amount of $2,500 annually to a maximum of $10,000 Selection Committee:

The management team of AMMSA will grade each application on the criteria outlined

Deadline for submissions: May 30 Please submit to Selection Committee AMMSA Bursary

13245 - 146 Street Edmonton, AB T5L 4S8 On-line:

The Belcourt Brosseau Metis Awards

Value: $2,000 - $9,000

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

Deadline: March 31

For more information call: 1-866-626-0015 Web site:

Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Scholarships for Aboriginal Students

Closing date: September 20

Value: Varies ($375 - $1,250 depending on institution)

Number of Awards: Three

Applicants must be Registered Indian, Inuit or Metis and must have been residentsm of Alberta during their previous year of study. Applicants must have just completed their final year of high school and be entering into the first year of post-secondary studies at an accredited Alberta post-secondary institution. Applicants will be evaluated based on the results as shown on their Alberta Education High School transcript. The top five courses with a minimum five credit value will be averaged to determine a percentage score. Financial need and community involvement will also be evaluated in determining the recipients of the scholarship. Students will be ineligible if receiving more than $3,500 in other scholarships or bursaries for the current academic year.

Applications should be sent to: Alberta Blue Cross Corporate Offices 10009-108 Street NW

Edmonton AB T5J 3C5

Fax: (780) 498-8096

web site:

Alberta Sweetgrass' Aboriginal Scholarship Guide only lists the portion of the funding currently available to Alberta Aboriginal students. There are many more listings posted online at

did not have room to include in this year's Guide.

Please visit our web site to get a comprehensive list:
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Date:May 1, 2011
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