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The following list of scholarships and bursaries has been compiled by Saskatchewan Sage 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:


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

Aboriginal women and be enrolled in a postsecondary 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

Gil Purcell Memorial Journalism Award - The Canadian Press

To a Native person studying journalism.

Value: One scholarship of $4,000 Eligibility: Native ancestry.

Studying journalism at a Canadian university or community college.

Deadline: November 15 of each year.

Mrs. Deborah McCartney Administrative Assistant - HR

The Canadian Press 36 King Street East Toronto, ON M5C 2L9

Tel: 416-507-2132 Fax: 416-507-2033


The Canadian Medical Foundation Dr. John Big Canoe Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Applications and supporting documentation for the 2009/2010 academic year must be received by October 2010.

During each year of the program, a $2000 scholarship may be awarded to an undergraduate Aboriginal student enrolled in the last or second to 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. (Applications and supporting documentation to:

Marie-Jeanne Schoueri, Office Manager The Canadian Medical Foundation, 1867 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON K1G 3H7

Phone: (613) 520-7681

Toll Free: 1-866-530-4979

Fax: (613) 520-7692


Web site:

Canadian Medical Association Special Bursary Program for Undergraduate Aboriginal Medical Students

Deadline: October 9

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.

Applications and supporting documentation to: Marie-Jeanne Schoueri, Office Manager (The Canadian Medical Foundation, 1867 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON K1G 3H7

Phone: (613) 520-7681

Toll Free: 1-866-530-4979

Fax: (613) 520-7692


Web site:

Heroes of our Time Scholarships - Assembly of First Nations

Sponsored by: Assembly of First Nations (Eligibility: First Nations Citizen (Value: TBA (Deadline Date: June 1 each year

Tommy Prince Award

Walter Dieter Award

Omer Peters Award

Robert Smallboy Award

James Gosnell Award

Applications submitted to: Selection Committee - Heroes of Our Time Awards The Assembly of First Nations - Education Sector 473 Albert Street - Suite 810

Ottawa, ON K1R 5B4

Toll-Free: 1-866-869-6789

Phone: (613) 241-6789

Fax: (613) 241-5808

Tom Longboat Award

Sponsored by: The Aboriginal Sport Circle (Eligibility: Nominations are invited from all levels of sport. To be eligible, nominees must meet the following criteria: (Must be of Aboriginal descent

Must have amateur status in the sport which they are nominated

Must be for athletic achievements within the awards calendar year

Must submit a completed Nomination Form to the appropriate Provincial/Territorial (Aboriginal Sport Body on or before the annual deadline. (Value: TBA

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

Deadline Date: January each year.

For more information contact:

Aboriginal Sport Circle


Ph: (613) 236-9624 ext. 223


Investing in the future growth of Aboriginal Youth - Canadian National

CN makes awards available to Inuit, status or non-status Indian or Metis students entering or enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program in Canada that leads to a career in the transportation industry. This includes fields such as engineering, business, computer science, communications and technical studies.

Deadline: June 1 of each year.

For more info. contact your band office, friendship centre or college of your choice

Web Site:

To obtain further information or an application form, please contact:

Aboriginal Awards Program

c/o National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

70 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 33A Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B9

Ph: 1-800-329-9780 toll-free

CN Scholarship For Women

Deadline: October 15 each year

CN encourages women to pursue non-traditional careers in areas such as trades, technology and operations. To date, participation by women in these fields has been limited. This is a special CN initiative aimed at promoting employment equity in Canada. Scholarships are awarded annually to women in selected community colleges and institutes of technology across Canada.

Web Site:

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

Department of Justice Canada Entrance Scholarships for Aboriginal Students

The Department of Justice Canada has made available three-year scholarships to Metis and non-status Indian students who wish to attend law school. Each year, ten or more pre-law scholarships will be made available to Metis and non-status Indians, to cover the cost of attending a summer orientation program offered by the Native Law Centre, University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon and a summer French language pre-law orientation program at the University of Ottawa. (In September, ten or more three-year law school scholarships will be made available to Metis and non-status applicants to defray their living costs, textbooks, tuition fees, and other costs. (The Department of Justice Canada is accepting applications for the summer pre-law program until 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, Department of Justice Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8

Similar financial assistance is available from Indian and Northern Affairs for registered Indian and Inuit students.

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 30 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.

Canadian Nurses Foundation

Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) is the only national foundation solely committed to promoting the health and patient care of Canadians by financially supporting Canadian nurses engaged in higher education, research, home health-care and specialty certification; advocating dissemination and utilization of nursing knowledge.

Awards are supported by contributions from corporate and individual donors. CNF gives nurses across Canada approximately $275,000 annually in scholarships and certification awards. The value of the scholarship awards ranges from $1,000-$6,000

The CNF TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund specifically supports First Nation Status or Non-status, Inuit or Metis nurses at the Bachelor, Master's, PhD and Nurse Practitioner levels.

In 2009 and 2010, CNF provided scholarship awards to a total of 32 aboriginal scholars.

Deadline for all applications is March 31st of each year for the following academic year.

Applicants for the CNA Certification awards must have confirmation of approval from CNA to write the exam.

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AltaLink Aboriginal Scholarship Program

Application deadline is November 30

In 2007, AltaLink launched its aboriginal scholarship program. This scholarship program is designed to recognize the aboriginal community and offer financial assistance to aboriginal students attending post-secondary institutions by offering four $2,000 scholarships.

ELIGIBILITY: This scholarship is open to all students who are Metis or members of Treaty 6, 7 or 8 and are currently enrolled in a post secondary institution.

HOW TO ENTER: Applicants can enter one of two ways, online or by mail. All applications must be received in full by November 30. Online application To apply online, applicants must fill out the online form please click here. In addition to this application form, applicants must arrange to have a copy of their official transcripts sent to:

ATTN: Megan Wolfinger AltaLink 2611 3rd Ave SE Calgary AB, T2A 7W7

National Union - Aboriginal Canadians Scholarship

Value: $1,500.00

Number Of Awards: 1


The award is available to all Aboriginal Canadian children (including foster children) of National Union of Public and General Employees members who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time. The winner will be determined on the basis of a 750-1000 words essay on: "The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal Canadians". An application form must be completed and accompany the essay.

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

Apply to: Scholarships, National Union of Public and General Employees, 15 Auriga Drive, Nepean, ON K2E 1B7

Phone: (613) 228-9800

Fax: (613) 228-9801


Canada Post Aboriginal Education

Area of Study: Any are of post secondary study, including vocational or trades

Eligibility: Aboriginal students who have returned to school after prolonged absence and have completed one year of post secondary education

Amount: $1000

Application Deadline: July 31



National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF)

Deadlines are as follows:

Fine Arts: Two deadlines annually on May 1 OFIFC Bursary: For Mature Aboriginal Women with Dependant Child(ren) Residing in an Urban Setting in Ontario May 1

Legal Studies for Aboriginal People (LSAP) PRE-LAW Bursary Award: May 15

Oil and Gas Aboriginal Trades ... Technology

Two deadlines anually on April 30 and November 30

Aboriginal Health Careers:

One deadline annually on June 1

Post-Secondary Education Awards:

One deadline annually on June 1

Imperial Oil Aboriginal Scholarship Awards Program - NAAF

Imperial Oil has formed a partnership with the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) to manage its Aboriginal Scholarship Awards Program (ASAP). (The purpose of the awards program is to encourage and assist people of Aboriginal ancestry to pursue post-secondary educational studies in disciplines relevant to the petroleum industry.

Please apply on-line at NAAF's post-secondary education bursary awards program or contact NAAF at 1-800-329-9780.

Aboriginal Health Careers Program Scholarship:

Deadline: May 1

Provides support for students who are pursuing accredited health studies leading to employment in the health professions and who have demonstrated the potential for academic success.

Eligible fields of study: medecine, nursing, dentistry, biology, chemistry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, clinical psychology, laboratory reasearch and technology and any other health field in which a study of the hard sciences is a pre-requisite.

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

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

Deadline: June 1

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.

The Alberta Museology Internship - NAAF

Value: Varies.

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.

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

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.

Shell Canada Aboriginal Scholarship Program - NAAF

Preference will be given to studies in business, science and engineering.

CIBC Achievers - NAAF

Fields of study an unlimited.

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 - NAAF

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 in 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 - NAAF

With these awards, 3M Canada is making a positive contribution to the lives of Aboriginal students who are pursuing careers in fields related to health care.

Sun Life Financial Careers in Health Awards - NAAF

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 - NAAF

Weyerhaeuser is pleased to offer scholarship assistance to Aboriginal students who are pursuing careers in business and science. (Contact individual schools for application forms.

For more information contact:

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Head Office

P.O. Box 759 2160 Fourth Line Rd.

Six Nations of the Grand River Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0

Toll free: 1-800-329-9780

Phone: (416) 926-0775

Fax: (416) 926-7554

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



First Nations University of Canada

First Nations University of Canada students are eligible for all awards offered by the First Nations University of Canada and the University of Regina.

Albert Bellegarde Memorial Scholarship Ayahkamimakan Pimatisiwin (Life Continues) Bursary

Bobby Bird Memorial Scholarship CIC Aboriginal Bursary

Cree Language Incentive Award Dr. Margaret P. Hess Award

Gary Bosgoed Scholarship for Aboriginals in Engineering

Dr. Oliver Brass Graduate Studies Award Drs. Lewis and Elisabeth Brandt Scholarship First Nations University of Canada Board of Governors

Graduate Entrance Scholarship

First Nations University of Canada (Molson) Entrance Scholarship

Grain Services Union Bursary

Hudson's Bay Company Student Achievement Award for Excellence

Indian Artist Award

Information Systems Management (ISM) Scholarship

Jack Adelman Scholarship

Jean Shoebridge Memorial Book Prize John B. Tootoosis Scholarship

Library Book Award

Many Nations/Maritime Life Assurance Award Margaret & Clare Sherrard Friendship Scholarship

Mary Ahenakew Memorial Scholarship Award Meyers Norris Penny LLP Scholarship

Public History Award

Saskatchewan Health Bursary Program SaskEnergy Scholarship

Sasktel Scholarship

SGI Stan Hamilton Scholarship Sharon Carrier Convocation Award

Solomon Mosquito Scholarship in English Talisman Energy Aboriginal Award

TD Bursary Program

Wendy Swenson Memorial Scholarship Weyerhaeuser Community Education Award Xerox Aboriginal Scholarship Program

Application forms for First Nations University of Canada awards are available from the First Nations University of Canada Student Success Services. General inquiries should be directed to:

First Nations University of Canada Scholarship Committee

1 First Nations Way

Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 7K2

Phone: 306 790-5950, extension 3100

Fax: 306 790-5996

Web site:

University of Regina

For complete information on any scholarships please go directly to the University of Regina's web site:

Aboriginal Kinesiology and Health Studies Award

Barber, Dr Lloyd Scholarships

Birks Family Foundation Bursary for the Aborginal Co-Operative Education Program and Employment Services **NEW**

Blakeney, A.E. SaskTel Bursary

Bosgoed, Gary Scholarship for Aboriginals in Engineering

CIC Aboriginal Bursary

Faculty of Business Administration Aboriginal Student Award

Howe, The CD Mature Student Achievement Awards for Excellence

Indigenous Peoples' Health Research Centre (IPHRC) Summer Undergraduate Research Awards 2006

John Deere Foundation of Canada Award Lowery, Teal Scholarship

Mike Jake Memorial Scholarship Fund Purcell, Gil Memorial Journalism Scholarship for Native Canadians

Regina Chamber of Commerce Award

Regina Research Park Aboriginal Scholarship

SaskWater Scholarship

Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians Shoebridge, Jean Memorial Prize

University of Regina Aboriginal Student Fine Arts Award

Wolstein, Dr Edward Award for Students of Aboriginal Ancestry

Wood, Morley Memorial Scholarship for Aboriginal Female Students

For complete information on any of the above scholarships please go directly to the University of Regina's web site:

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 @ $2,000 Eligibility: Varies

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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