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Indigenous Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards

If you require assistance in understanding the opportunities available or how to apply, please visit us in APIWIN or contact one of our Indigenous Student Navigators.


General:

  • Confederation College In-Program awards and bursaries - Deadline: December
  • www.confederationc.on.ca/financialaid/awards
  • Ontario Aboriginal Student Bursary - Deadline: December
    www.confederationc.on.ca/financialaid/awards
  • Metis Nation of Ontario Bursary - Deadline: December
    www.confederationc.on.ca/financialaid/awards
  • Ontario First Generation Bursary - Deadline: December
  • http://www.confederationc.on.ca/financialaid/awards
  • Indspire Bursaries … (Various bursaries with different deadlines)
  • Four Directions Scholarship - Deadline: June
  • www.oneca.com/four-directions-scholarships.html
  • Aboriginal Youth Achievement and Recognition Awards (AYARA) - Deadline: March
    www.ayara.ca
    (Students under the age of 29) Recognition awards for the following:
    Personal achievement, apprenticeship award, community involvement, entrepreneurship award, education
  • Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge - Our Story - Deadline: March
  • www.our-story.ca
    This challenge is a short story contest for Aboriginal youth ages 14-29.
  • Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Award - Deadline: August
  • www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/aboutus/community/aboriginaleducation/default.jsf
    All Aboriginal Canadians (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) who have resumed studies after a minimum of 12 months out of school and who have completed one full year or more of studies. Four bursaries of $1000.00 will be awarded annually to graduating Aboriginal (status, non-status, Metis, Inuit) secondary school/adult students. These awards are administered by the Ontario Native Education Counseling Association.
    The Ontario First Generation Bursary is an award provided to Ontario students with financial need who are the first generation in their family to attend post-secondary education.

    The Ontario Aboriginal Student Bursary is an award provided to Aboriginal students with financial need who are attending post-secondary programs.


For Engineering Technology Programs:

  • Hydro One FNMI Bursary - Deadline: December (in previous years)
  • www.hydroone.com/Careers/NewGrads/Pages/OneAwards.aspxfirst, second, or third year of Electrical, Mechanical, Civil or Engineering/Technology, Computer Science, Forestry, Business, Information Technology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science/Studies - or a combination of these programs.
    • OFNTSC Student Achievement Awards - Deadline: July (in previous years)
    • www.ofntsc.org/student-achievement-awards
      We invite you to nominate a student from your community who is currently enrolled in the field of Science and Technology by mailing or faxing the application to OFNTSC. From the nominations received, two students’ from northern Ontario and southern Ontario meeting the outlined criteria will be selected. Only those persons who are selected will be contacted.
    • John Wesley Beaver Memorial Award (Ontario Power Generation) - Deadline: June (in previous years)
    • First Nations/Metis/Inuit students in good academic standing currently in their

    http://www.mypowercareer.com/Content/Students/StudentAwards/Index.html

    Business and Administration; Engineering and Architecture; Environmental Studies

    Applicants must have minimum B average; demonstrate strong communication skills and involvement in extracurricular activities, including volunteer work; be legally eligible to work in Canada upon graduation; must submit a brief (500 words) overview of their interest in Native culture and heritage.

    Husky Energy Aboriginal Education Awards - Deadline: May of each year

    http://www.huskyenergy.com/socialresponsibility/aboriginalaffairs/educationawards.asp

    Earth Sciences and Natural Resources

    The bursaries are awarded to each recipient during the last week of August. Once selected, each recipient receives a bursary each year until his or her program of study is completed, provided that the criteria for Educational Awards Program is met (i.e., one year for a secondary diploma, two years for a college/technical school diploma or four years for a university degree).

    For Skilled Trades Programs:

    • Trans Alta Aboriginal Bursary Program - Deadline: Sept of each year

    http://www.transalta.com/communities/aboriginal

    You may apply if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

    1.You are an Aboriginal person, and can provide proof of your status;

    2.You are enrolled in a full-time post-secondary or trades program and will

    maintain satisfactory academic standing throughout your program;

    3. You have a plan for achieving your education and career goals;

    4. You commit to updating TransAlta on your progress throughout the duration

    of your studies; and

    5. You complete and provide the information as requested by TransAlta.

    For Business Programs:

    • RBC Aboriginal Award Program - Deadline: February (in previous years)

    http://www.rbc.com/careers/aboriginal_student_awards.html

    RBC awards 10 scholarships in two categories:

    For students majoring in disciplines related to the financial services industry

    For students majoring in disciplines unrelated to the financial services industry

    We also consider scholarship recipients who are interested in careers in financial services for summer and post-graduate employment

    • John Wesley Beaver Memorial Award (Ontario Power Generation) - Deadline: June (in previous years)

    http://www.mypowercareer.com/Content/Students/StudentAwards/Index.html

    Business and Administration; Engineering and Architecture; Environmental Studies

    Applicants must have minimum B average; demonstrate strong communication skills and involvement in extracurricular activities, including volunteer work; be legally eligible to work in Canada upon graduation; must submit a brief (500 words) overview of their interest in Native culture and heritage.

    For Indigenous Women:

    • Women’s Opportunity Awards Program - Deadline: December (in previous years)

    http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/awards.html

    The Women’s Opportunity Awards program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Women’s Opportunity Award recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation.

    • Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship - Deadline: June (in previous years)

    http://www.tednolanfoundation.com/rose-nolan/

    Each year scholarship awards are handed out that will assist First Nations women in their educational and training aspirations and enable Aboriginal youth of today, to become leaders of tomorrow.

    -Be an Aboriginal Woman (First Nation Status) and a member of a First Nation community in Canada;

    -Must be a resident of Canada;

    -Must have completed one year of full-time educational study.

    • Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award - Deadline: July (in previous years)

    http://www.nwac.ca/nwac-helen-bassett-commemorative-student-award

    Student must be currently pursuing post-secondary studies (Priority placed to Law studies). Demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be an Aboriginal woman under 30 years of age. Must demonstrate commitment to improving the situation of Aboriginal women and youth in Canada politically, culturally, economically or otherwise. Former Youth Council members are not eligible to apply.

    For Health Programs (Nursing):

    • Canadian Nurse’s Foundation - Deadline: March(in previous years)

    http://cnf-fiic.ca/what-we-do/scholarships-and-bursaries/#.UqXTSZiEjIV

    The Canadian Nurses Foundation is proud to offer more than 50 scholarships in support of nursing education. These awards have different values, depending on the level or area of practice.

    • Charlotte Carter Memorial Scholarship - Deadline: November (in previous years)

    https://student.ftlams.com/result.aspx?surl=1a4248ad-333d-4384-a410-5dd892bbd545&sa=CART

    Available to a full-time student of Native descent (Status, Non-Status, Inuit or Metis) enrolled in the second-year of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at either a college or a university in Ontario that is recognized by the Ontario College of Nursing. A 2-page essay must be submitted that describes the applicant’s qualifications for the award. The applicant must provide two letters of reference from native-community leaders.

    • The Baxter Corporation - Jean Goodwill Scholarship - Deadline: July of each year

    http://www.anac.on.ca/web/scholarships.htm

    The aim of the scholarships is to encourage nurses of Aboriginal ancestry to obtain the specialized knowledge they will require.

    For Nishinabe-Aski Nation (NAN) Members

    • The Dennis Franklin Cromarty Memorial Fund Bursary - Deadline: Each year on the Friday of Canadian Thanksgiving

    http://www.cromartyfund.ca/pursuing.html

    Must be a student from the NAN Territory, or Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug. Four Categories: High School, College, University, and Mature Student.

    • The Paul R. Trivett Bursary Program - Deadline: August (in previous years)

    See Student Life Navigators for application

    Open to students from NAN territory, preference given to those entering the fields of policing or law. See Student Life Navigators for information and application form.

    • Matawa Education and Rotary Club Bursary - Deadline: May (in previous years)

    See Student Life Navigators for application

    Two $1000.00 bursaries for college students. Open to all Matawa First Nations Students.


    In addition to these opportunities, there are many more scholarships, bursaries and awards available to ALL students of Confederation College. Please visit our Financial Aid web page … for more information.