Dennis Cromarty Memorial Fund
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, Ontario P7C 4V8
Phone: (807) 623-5397
Fax: (807) 622-8271
Hydro One John Wesley Beaver Awards
The John Wesley Beaver educational award is equal to one years 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.
Deadline: Variable (please contact below).
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.
Queens University Awards Inuit Bursary--Queen's University
Value: One award of $100
Eligibility: Inuit student at Queen's. Financial need.
Deadline: December 1 each year.
Information: Student Awards Office
Victoria School Building
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2216
Fax: (613) 533-6409
University of Toronto
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, medecine, 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 Saran 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).
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.
City of Toronto Scholarships in Aboriginal Health--University of Toronto
Two scholarships awarded to Aboriqinal students studying in any of the health professional programs, under graduate or graduate, on the basis of financial need, academic merit and demonstrated community leadership skills.
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 scholastic 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 Motors 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.
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 pPolicy 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 a 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.
The Financial Aid Counsellor
First Nations House
University of Toronto
563 Spadina Avenue, 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1
Phone: (416) 978-1290
Toll Free: 1-800-810-8069
Phyllis Kathleen Hart Memorial Bursaries--Nipissing University
Value: Variable ($500 minimum)
Awarded on the basis of financial need to Aboriginal Nipissing University students. Complete a Nipissing University Application for Student Awards available from the Financial Aid Office.
Deadline: October 15
Nipissing University Arts and Science Aboriginal Award--Nipissing University
Application required: Yes
Presented annually to a second year fulltime Aboriginal student enrolled in an Arts and Science degree program who has a minimum overall average of 75% and demonstrates financial need. Apply on the Nipissing University Application for Student Awards available from the Financial Aid Office.
Deadline: October 15
Alan J. Johnson Memorial ScholarshipNipissing University
Application required: Yes
Awarded to the applicant of Native Canadian Ancestry enrolled in the full-time Bachelor of Education Program with the highest prerequisite qualifications. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.
Deadline: October 15
Nipissing University Faculty of Education Aboriginal Award--Nipissing University
Application required: Yes
Presented annually to a full-time Aboriginal student enrolled in the Faculty of Education who has a minimum admission average of 75% and demonstrates financial need. Apply on the Nipissing University Student Bursary application available from the Financial Aid Office.
Deadline: October 15
Student Awards Coordinator
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
Phone: (705) 474-3450 ext. 4311
Fax: (705) 474-5295
Ron 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.
Amount: 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.
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.
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.
Minhal Holding Limited--Native Access Program for Engineering--Lakehead University
An incentive award to an NAPE student on completion of the NAPE program.
Eligibility: Academic improvement.
Attendance.Commitment to the NAPE program and full-time 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.
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.
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.
One award of $200. Eligibility: Student of North American Native ancestry on the basis of satisfactory academic standing and financial need.
Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Officer
Financial Aid Office
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1
Phone: (807) 343-8923
Fax: (807) 346-7760
The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation administers Scholarships and Bursories on behalf of many clients.
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.
Indian & Inuit Health Careers Program Scholarship--NAAF
Several $1,000 scholarships are available to Canadian citizens of Aboriginal ancestry who have resided in Canada for the last 12 months. Individuals must meet the minimum enrollment requirements in a professional health career program.
Indian & Inuit Health Careers Program Bursary--NAAF
Bursaries are available to Canadian citizens of Aboriginal ancestry who have resided in Canada for the last 12 months.
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.
Business, Sciences and General Education Program--NAAF
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.
Diane Fowler Leblanc Aboriginal Social Work Scholarship--NAAF
Value: The amount of each scholarship is based on the individual needs of each candidate (tuition, course materials, living expenses, daycare, travel) up to a maximum of $10,000 per year for three or four years, depending on the institution 's course requirements.
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.
Arts Scholarship Program--NAAF
Value: Based on Budget needs. All areas related to the visual, performing, media, graphic and literary arts. Award decision based on merit of project, quality of raining and financial need. Art work samples will need to be sent with application.
Petro Canada Education Awards for Native Students--NAAF
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.
TransCanada Pipelines Leadership Awards--NAAF
With these awards, TransCanada Pipelines is helping Aboriginal students prepare themselves to play leading roles in the fields of engineering, business and commerce, law, science and technology, environment and communications.
BP Canada Aboriginal Young Achievers Scholarship--NAAF
Priority for these scholarships may be given to students who are pursuing careers in business, engineering, environmental studies and physical sciences.
Great-West Life Business Education Scholarship--NAAF
This scholarship was created to help Aboriginal students from across Canada to succeed in the areas of business and entrepreneurship.
TD Bank Financial Group Scholarships Through its support of the scholarship program, TD Bank Financial Group is helping to make it easier for Aboriginal students to realize their educational goals
UGG Agricultural Scholarships--NAAF
UGG is pleased to provide scholarships to encourage Aboriginal students from the Prairie Provinces to pursue careers in fields related to agriculture.
The CN Aboriginal Scholarships--NAAF
These scholarships provide funding assistance to Aboriginal students from across Canada who are engaged in studies that will prepare them for careers m the transportation industry such as engineering business, computer science, communications and technical studies.
Suncor Energy Foundation
"Shared Achievements" Aboriginal Scholarships--NAAF
These scholarships were created to assist Aboriginal students who are pursuing post-secondary education in business, teaching and science, particularly engineering, earth sciences, natural resource management, environmental studies and computer science. Preference will be given to students from Central and Northern Alberta, Northeastern and Southwestern British Columbia and the North West Territories
3M Canada Aboriginal Health Education Awards
With these awards 3M Canada is making a positive contribution to the lives at Aboriginal students who are pursuing careers in fields related to health care. Sun Life Financial Careers in Health Awards With these awards, Sun Life Financial is providing increased opportunities for Aboriginal students to receive training and education for careers in health care. Weyerhaeuser Aboriginal Scholarship Weyerhaeuser is pleased to offer scholarship assistance to Aboriginal students who are pursuing careers in business and science. Contact individual schools for application forms.
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
70 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 33A
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B9
Phone: (416) 926-0775
Fax: (416) 926-7554
FAAY Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY)
Corporate sponsors who support FAAY will award $160,500 in bursaries and Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY)
Corporate sponsors who support FAAY will award over $200,000 in scholarships and bursaries to Aboriginals (Status, Non-Status, Metis and Inuit).
To qualify for a bursary, students must be between the ages of 13 to 18 and be enrolled Grade 9 and up in high school. Students may re-apply each year. To qualify for a scholarship, students must be enrolled in a Canadian university, college or technical institute. There is no age restriction for post-secondary students.
Scholarships and bursaries are awarded on a national basis and are based on specific criteria, including contributions to the community, academic performance, career goals plus leadership and role model qualities.
Atuqtuarvik Corporation "Atii" Scholarship and bursary Program
Four (4) scholarships of $2500 per year for post-secondary students and Eight (8) bursaries of $750 per year for secondary students
Directed to students enrolled as beneficiaries under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Scholarship students are to be enrolled in any program of studies at any accredited educational institution in Canada and bursary students are to be enrolled in Nunavut High Schools.
BMO Financial Group "Canadian Aboriginal Youth" Bursary Program
Twenty One (21) bursaries of $750 each For Aboriginal high school students aged 13 to 18 and enrolled in Grade 9 and up.
Business Development Bank of Canada "Aboriginal Youth" Scholarship Program
Six (6) scholarships of $2000 each For Aboriginal youth enrolled in a business or commerce program at a Canadian college or university.
CHIP Hospitality "Leaders in Tourism" Scholarship Program
Six (6) scholarships of $2000 each Available to Canadian Aboriginal students enrolled in studies focusing on the hospitality industry at any accredited postsecondary educational institution in Canada.
Eurest Support Services Worldwide "Achieving Our Common Future" Scholarship and Bursary Program
Six (6) scholarships of $2500 each For Aboriginal students enrolled in studies for the food service and hospitality at any accredited Canadian college or university. One (1) bursary of $750
For a Aboriginal high school students aged 13 to 18 enrolled in Grade 9 and up.
Davis + Henderson "Aboriginal Youth" Scholarship and Bursary Program
Five 5) scholarships of $2500 each For Aboriginal students enrolled in a Canadian college, university or technical institute.
Ten (10) bursaries of $750 each For Aboriginal high school students aged 13 to 18 enrolled in Grade 9 and up.
GE Foundation "Bright Futures" Scholarship Program
Ten 10 scholarships of $2500 each For Aboriginal students enrolled in engineering or business program at a Canadian college, university or technical institute.
Great-West Life "Funding Futures" Scholarship Program
Six (6) scholarships of $2500 each For Aboriginal students enrolled in business, arts an science programs at a Canadian college, university or technical institute.
Hudson's Bay Company "Aboriginal Futures" Scholarship and Bursary Program
Four (4 scholarships of $2500 each For Aboriginal students enrolled in a Canadian college, university or technical institute.
Eight (8) bursaries of $750 each For Aboriginal high school students aged 13 to 18 enrolled in Grade 9 and up.
Husky Energy "Fueling the Future" Scholarship and Bursary Program
Three (3) scholarships of $2500 each Aboriginal students primarily residing in Alberta but not exclusively and are enrolled in a Canadian college, university or technical institute.
Six (6) bursaries of $750 each For Aboriginal high school students aged 13 to 18 enrolled in Grade 9 and up.
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) "Northern Lights" Bursary Program
In appreciation of the role Premier Paul Okalik played in making CCAB's first Circle for 2015 annual gala dinner such a success, we committed a portion of the proceed of the dinner to help Nunavut students. The recipients are chosen in cooperation with the Nunavut Department of Education.
Five (5) bursaries of $1000 each For Aboriginal high school students enrolled in Nunavut high schools aged 12 or 18 enrolled in Grade 9 and up.
Scotiabank "Futures in Business" Scholarship Program
Ten (10) scholarships of $2500 each For Aboriginal students enrolled in business or commerce program at a Canadian college or university.
Sodexho "Sodexho's Future Stars" Scholarship Program
Six (6) scholarships of $2000 each For Aboriginal students enrolled in programs in food services dietetics or hospitality at any accredited postsecondary educational institution in Canada. Among the scholarships, Sodexho will be giving consideration to Canada's North as their Remote Business Segment plays a major role within the organization.
TD Bank Financial Group "Aboriginal Youth" Scholarship Program
Six (6) scholarships of $2000 each For Aboriginal students enrolled in a accredited Canadian college or university
Closing date for submitting applications is October 15th, 2004
Applications are available at wwv.ccab.com
Results and awards are given mid-December
For further information contact:
FAAY c/o Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business 204A St. George Street Coach House, Main Floor Toronto, ON M5R 2N5 Phone: 416-961-8663 ext. 227 Fax: 416-961-3995 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alliance Pipeline Aboriginal Student Awards Program
Value: One award of cost of tuition, books and supplies to a maximum of $4,000 per academic year.
Deadline: April 30
Eligibility: Aboriginal students who are: residents of Saskatchewan, Alberta or British Columbia; enrolled in, or have applied to a technical school, college or university, in a program relevant to the oil and gas industry; relevant programs include: mechanical engineering technology, instrumentation engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, power engineering, mechanical engineering or business administration.
Coordinator, Aboriginal Student Awards Program
Alliance Pipeline Ltd.,
400 605 5th Avenue South West Calgary,
Alberta T2P 3H5
Imperial Oil Aboriginal Scholarships Awards Program
Value: $3,500 (maximum for college)and $4,500 (maximum for university) The awards are designed to cover tuition, textbooks, supplies and other compulsory fees.
Deadline: June 15 of each year Imperial Oil Resources offers four individual education awards each year to any person of Aboriginal ancestry entering post-secondary studies. The purpose of the awards program is to encourage people of Aboriginal ancestry to pursue undergraduate post-secondary educational studies in disciplines relevant to the petroleum industry. Applicants must reside in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories or the Yukon for at least one year immediately prior to applying for the award.
Application form, full program guidelines and eligibility details can be obtained by calling Imperial Oil Community and Aboriginal Affairs at 780-639-5194.
The Weather NeWark--Pelmorex Inc.
Value: One award of $500.00
Deadline: May 30
The Weather Network educational incentive award is to create interest among Aboriginal peoples in the Canadian Broadcasting industry.
Eligibility: A status or non-status Aboriginal full time student who demonstrates financial need. The applicant is enrolling in a Third or Fourth year Canadian Journalism or Radio and Television Arts program at a recognized College or University and has received passing marks (60% or better) in their previous year of study. Applicants are committed students with proven leadership ability, and enthusiasm for their chosen career path.
Requirement: Resume, official transcript from most recent year of study, successful interview with Pelmorex and good references.
Information: Pelmorex Inc.
1 Robert Speck Parkway, Suite 1600
Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 4B3
Phone: 905-5669511 ext. 270
Association of First Nations Women Scholarship
Value: Two awards: one in the fall, and one in the spring. Scholarships are awarded twice a year.
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.
Association of First Nations Women
1-245 East Broadway
Vancouver, B.C. V5T 1W4
Phone: (604) 873-1953
Fax: (604) 872-1845
The Canadian Nurses Foundation
Deadline: April 16, 2004.
The Canadian Nurses Foundation is the only national foundation solely committed to promoting the health and patient care of Canadians by financially supporting nurses through study awards, specialty certification, research grants and general support of educational endeavors that advance the nursing profession.
The criteria and 2004 application forms are presently on our website www.canadiannursesfoundation.com
We would appreciate your promoting these scholarships on your web site.
Canadian Nurses Foundation
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1E2
Toll Free: 1-800-361-8404
Fax: (613) 237-3520
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
General Motors of Canada
c/o Career Placement Officer
th Floor University Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-8880
National Film Board of Canada Film Crafts Awards
Value: 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 estblishing or furthering their careers in the Canadian film and television industry.
Deadline: July 31
Film Crafts Internship Awards
The National Film Board of Canada
P.O. Box 6100, Station A (A-25) Montreal,
Quebec H3C 3H5
Magna For Canada Scholarship Fund
Value: Various scholarships of $5,000 to $10,000.
Eligibility: Applicants must: be full-time students; and submit a proposal (maximum 2,500 words) on "lf l was Prime Minister of Canada, I would do the following to improve living standards and unite the country."
Deadline: May 15
Magna for Canada Scholarship Fund 36
Apple Creek Blvd
Markham, Ontario L3R 4Y4
National Union Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians
Value: One scholarship of $1,000.
Eligibility: The award is open to all Aboriginal Canadian students who plan to enter the first year of a public post-secondary education institution full-time, and who are children of, or foster children of, a National Union member. The award is given to the writer of the best 750-1000 word essay on "The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal Canadians."
Deadline: June 30
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 life of visible minorities."
Deadline: June 30
Scholarships National Union of Public and General Employees
15 Auriga Drive
Nepean, Ontario K2E 1B7
Phone: (613) 228-9800
Fax: (613) 228-9801
Public Service Commission of Canada Personnel Psychology Sponsorship Program
Value: One award of $15,000 per year, plus an opportunity, upon graduation, for employment with the Personnel Psychology Centre in Ottawa.
Eligibility: This program is open only to members of designated under-represented groups: Aboriginal people (Status or Non-Status Indian, Metis or Inuit); persons with disabilities; and members of visible minority groups. Preference is given to Canadian citizens.
Deadline: February 15
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
The Canadian Medical Association Special Bursary Program for Undergraduate Aboriginal Medical Students
Deadline: June 30
The bursary is awarded based on financial need and will provide a maximum of $4000 per academic year to each successful applicant. A total of up to $40,000 in bursaries may be awarded in each academic year of the program. Given that financial resources are often limited by the end of the academic year, bursaries will be awarded at this time. Bursary recipients will also receive memberships in the CMA, the relevant division of CMA (provincial or territorial) and the Native Physicians Association in Canada.
Darlene Brown, Manager
The Canadian Medical Foundation,
1867 Alta Vista Drive,
Ottawa, ON K1G 3H7
Phone: (613) 731-9331 x2291
Toll Free: 1-800-267-9703 x2291
Fax: (613) 731-9013
CanWest Global Aboriginal Internship Award
Deadline: September 2
Annual Internship Award for Aboriginal Canadian working in private television. THe award is valued up to $10,000 and places the award recipient in a 4 month Internship program at either the Global Television Network in Don Mills (Toronto) or STV-Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan where the-award recipient will be paid on a salry basis for the summer of 1998.
Canwest Global System
Broadcasters of the Future Awards
81 Barber Greene, Don Mills, Ontario M3C 2A2
Canada Trust Scholarship for Outstanding Community Leadership
Full tuition plus $3,500 toward riving expenses Guaranteed offer of summer employment at Canada Trust
The Arts Apprenticeship Program
Deadline: February 17
Intended to help provide opportunities for artists and arts administrators of diverse ethnocultural and Aboriginal backgrounds to pursue training and professional development in Canada s arts and cultural industries (including music, writing, visual arts, performance, dance, film, video, museum currating, etc.) Grants are available up to a max. of $15,000 for a ten month training period, or $1,500 per month to non-profit organizations or companies, private sector companies, other levels of government (non-federal) or individuals, groups and collectives
Contact: Marcelle Gibson, Senior Program Officer
Arts Apprenticeship Component
Department of Canadian Heritage
15 Eddy Street, 11th Floor
Hull, Quebec K1A 0M5
Phone: (819) 994-8995
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 reenrollment. For more info. fax (416)7336811 or write:
Contributions Administrator, Corporate
Affairs, Xerox Canada Ltd.
5650 Yonge Street, 10th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M2M 4G7
Educational Awards Program--Husky Oil
Deadline: May 31
Awards announced: July 31
Up to 7 Aboriginal students are selected each year. Awards of up to $3,000 per year will be granted to cover a portion of tuition, books, or living expenses. Aboriginal people (Inuit, Metis, Status and Non Status Indians) who meet the following qualifications: * Canadian citizen * in need of financial assistance demonstrate serious interest in furthering their educational and career development Preference will be given to applicants whose residence is located on or near one of Husky's exploration, development or operation 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 2002/ 03-Royal Bank
Deadline: January 31
Five (5) awards of up to $4,000/year for four (4) years at university or two years at college. Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Inuit or Metis are elligible to apply. You must be a permanent resident/citizen of Canada. For an application and brochure, write to:
Royal Bank Native Student Awards, 330
Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3B7
Legal Studies for Aboriginal People Program
Deadline: March 31 for Pre-Law Programs. The Department of Justice funds Metis and non-status Indians who wish to attend law school. Through the Legal Studies for Aboriginal People Program, the Department offers scholarships for the three-year law program and scholarships for a pre-law orientation course.
Value: Tuition fees, textbooks, living expenses, award based on financial need.
For more information:
Phone: (613) 957-9643
Web site: http://canada.justice.gc.ca
Polaris--Northern Star Program
This awards program recognizes the creative and innovative environmental actions by youth who have had an impact within their communities. Young people up to 25 years of age may be nominated for an award. Completed forms are due by March 31 of each year.
Information and a nomination form, call the Action 21 National Office toll free at: 1 800 668-6767.
Department of Indian Affairs or your Local Band Education Authority
Funding for status Indian students is available from the Department of Indian Affairs or your Local Band Education Authority. Legal Studies are generally considered separate from other undergraduate programs and therefore full funding will be available for the three years of legal studies. Metis, Inuit and non-status Indians may apply to the Department of Justice. The funding covers tuition, books and living expenses and is renewable for the two further years of law school. The funding also covers the Saskatchewan Summer program. For more information on whether you qualify and the applicable deadlines for funding, contact:
Program Administrator Legal Studies for Aboriginal Peoples Program Department of Justice
Ottawa, Ontario R1A OH8
Phone: (613) 957-9583
Native Women's Association of Canada Corbiere--Laval Two-Axe Early Student Awards
Aboriginal women and be enrolled in a post-secondary institution. Two (2) awards valued at $1,000.00 each For more information contact:
Native Women's Association 9 Melrose Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1T8
Phone: 613) 722-3033
Fax: (613) 722-7687
Chevron Canada Resources
Deadline: January 31
Number of scholarships varies, value up to $5,000 Available to students of Aboriginal heritage interested in undertaking a period of study in public administration and/or community affairs involving drug/alcohol education and rehabilitation. Special consideration given to residents of Northwest territories and other areas of concern.
Apply to: Canadian Universities for Northern Studies
201, 130 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4
Phone: (613) 238-3525
TD Bank and First Nations Bank of Canada Aboriginal Education Awards
Deadline: March 31
Value: Five awards of $1,000 each
Recipients will also receive consideration for summer employment and full-time employment once education is complete.
Criteria: Applicants must be of Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-Status, Inuit, Metis); full time student at recognized Canadian post secondary 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
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. For more information contact:
Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada
12 Stirling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1P8
Phone: (613) 724-4677
Fax: (613) 724-4718
Canada--US Fullbright Program
Student must be American or Canadian with Native Heritage and attending a postsecondary 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.
For more information contact:
Ste. 2015, 350 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1AP
Phone: (613) 237-5366
Fax: (613) 237-2029
Millennium Excellence Awards
Value: Local award winners will receive a one-time $4,000 award.
Provincial/territorial award winners will receive a $4,000 award, renewable up. to three times (for a possible total of $16,000). National award winners will receive a $5,000 award, renewable up to three times (for a possible total of $20,000).
Eligibility: The excellence awards recognize, support, and encourage talented Canadians who make positive and significant contributions to the betterment of communities across the country, who demonstrate the capacity for leadership, and are committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and innovation.
Value: Between $1,500 and $4,500, depending on the students' province or territory of residence and level of financial need.
Eligibility: To qualify for a millennium bursary, a students must: (a) be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, (b) be studying in an undergraduate program at a Canadian post-secondary institution, both of which must be recognized by the Canada Student Loans Program or the student's provincial/ territorial student financial assistance program, (c) successfully qualify for assistance from his/her province/territory of residence, and (d) have already completed 60 per cent of a year of postsecondary education.
Students have their level of financial need assessed by their province/territory of residence. Those who demonstrate the highest level of need and meet the Foundation s eligibility criteria qualify for a millennium bursary, which is paid either to the student or directly to the student's loan provider to reduce his/her student loan debt.
Application Deadline: Students must successfully apply for provincial/territorial financial assistance
Contact information: www.aimhigh.ca or Millennium Bursary Program
Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
1000 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 800
Montreal, Quebec H3A 3R2
Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (CMSF)
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.
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: email@example.com
Garfield Weston Merit Scholarships for Colleges (GWMSC) 1)
Be a resident of Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island *
National Award: Up to 20 available annually For 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, awardholders must: 1) Show continued evidence of character, leadership and service 2) Maintain an acceptable academic record under a full 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 onetime awards for use at any accredited community college in Canada.
Application: Annabelle DeGouveia, GWMSC P.O. Box 54563
1771 Avenue Rd
Toronto, Ontario M5M 4N5
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.
Contact: Communication Division Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
PO Box 1610
Ottawa, Ontario 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, Ontario P7B 6G9
Phone: (807) 343-7257 or 1-800-465-3957
For a complete listing of Aboriginal Scholarships and Bursaries, please check our online listings at: www.ammsa.com