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The following list of Ontario scholarships and bursaries has been compiled by Ontario Birchbark with the kind assistance of participating companies, schools and foundations. For a complete and up-to-date listing of Aboriginal scholarships and bursaries please check our online listings located at: www.ammsa.com.

ONTARIO

Dennis Cromarty 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, 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

Queen's University

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).

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

Information:

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

email: fnh.info@utoronto.ca

Nipissing University

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

Value: $500

Application required: Yes

Type: Award

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

Value: $150

Application required: Yes

Type: Scholarship

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

Value: $500

Application required: Yes

Type: Award

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

Information Contact:

Student Awards Coordinator

Nipissing University

100 College Drive, Box 5002

North Bay, ON P1B 8L7

Phone: (705) 474-3450 ext. 4311

Fax: (705) 474-5295

Internet: www.nipissingu.ca

Lakehead University

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).

Duration: Annual

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.)

Duration: Annual

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.

Amount: $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.

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

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

Amount: $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.

Duration: Annual.

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.

Duration: Annual

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.

Duration: Annual

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.

Duration: Annual

Information:

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

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

Toll-free: 1-800-329-9780

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: faayinfo@ccab.com

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.

Human Resources

1 Robert Speck Parkway, Suite 1600

Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 4B3

Phone: 905-5669511 ext. 270

Fax: 905-566-9696

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.

Deadline: Open

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

Value: varies

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

50 Driveway

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

Contact: 1-800-308-8306

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

Dominion Centre

201 Portage Avenue P.O. Box 7700

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3E7

Phone: (204) 988-2800

Baxter Corporation--Jean Goodwill Scholarship

Value: $5,000.00

Student must be of aboriginal ancestry and enrolled in a nursing program with the intention of serving in a northern aboriginal community. 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.

Millennium Bursaries

Value: Between $1,500 and $4,500, depending on the students' province or territory of residence and level of financial need.

Eligibility: To qualify for a millennium bursary, a students must: (a) be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, (b) be studying in an undergraduate program at a Canadian post-secondary institution, both of which must be recognized by the Canada Student Loans Program or the student's provincial/ territorial 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: 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 *

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
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