Scholarships, Bursaries & Other Financial Support

Here you will find information on scholarships, bursaries and other financial support for first nation students.

Bursaries & Scholarships

Aboriginal Scholarship Guide
A guide on Aboriginal scholarships.

Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool
The Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of more than 750 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada.

Algonquin College Aboriginal Bursaries and Awards
Various awards for First Nations, Metis and Inuit students.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships
The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students.

Annual Student Achievement Awards
Annually supports four awards through a bursary of $1000.00 for First Nations students in the field of Science and Technology.

Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards
All Aboriginal Canadians (First Nations, Métis 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.

Canadian Nurses Foundation- Scholarships and Bursaries
The Canadian Nurses Foundation grants more than $275,000 annually to nurses and nursing students in all areas of nursing practice.

Casino Rama’s Awards for Excellence program
Provides financial support to Aboriginal students from Ontario who are pursuing a graduate degree (i.e. Masters or Ph.D.), professional degree (i.e. law, medicine, dentistry, etc.) or post-secondary education (which includes an undergraduate degree).

Hilary M. Weston Scholarship
Two scholarships each year to graduate students in social work with an interest in mental health.

Humber College Aboriginal Health Careers Bursary and Scholarship Awards
Awarded to First Nations (status or non-status), Inuit or Métis students in health science programs of at least two years duration who have demonstrated financial need while excelling academically (GPA > 80%) and are involved in their community.

Indspire -Further Your Education
Apply for a Bursary or Scholarship

Ontario Clean Water Agency
Environmental entrance scholarship for an aboriginal student entering their first year of an environmental coop program at a post-secondary level. Other scholarships also available.

Post Secondary Education: Potential Funding Sources
This brochure is a guide that highlights various websites where Anishinabek students can search for funding to assist with the financial challenges associated with obtaining a post-secondary education.

Queens University Aboriginal Awards
Aboriginal awards for future and current students attending Queens.

RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program
The RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 to assist Aboriginal students to complete post-secondary education, and provide an opportunity for RBC to strengthen its relationship with the Aboriginal community.

Rose Nolan Scholarship
For First Nations women who are pursuing post-secondary studies in any field and completed at least one year of full time studies at any accredited post-secondary educational or training institution. 

Ryerson University Aboriginal Scholarships/Bursaries
Various awards for First Nations, Inuit or Metis students.

SAE Awards
Global association of engineers and technical experts.

 Scholarships for Aboriginal Nursing Students
TD Bank Financial Group and the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) are partnering once again to offer scholarships for Aboriginal nursing students studying at the Bachelor, Master, Nurse Practitioner and PhD levels.

Student Loans, Grants and Scholarships
Learn about student loans.

The University of British Columbia Institute for Aboriginal Health Awards and Scholarships
The Institute for Aboriginal Health awards two scholarships in the field of Health Sciences.

Other Financial Support

Canada Student Grants Program
The new Canada Student Grants Program (CSGP) consolidates federal student financial assistance grants into a single program that will provide more effective support for students and families.

Canada Student Loans Program
The Government of Canada offers Canada Student Loans to full and part-time post-secondary students who demonstrate financial need in most provinces and territories across Canada.

Career Focus – Youth Employment Strategy – Synopsis
This program provides funding for employers and organizations to create career-related work experiences for post-secondary graduates.

Post Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)
This program provides financial assistance to Status Indian and Inuit students who are enrolled in eligible post-secondary programs, which includes: community college and CEGEP diploma or certificate programs; undergraduate programs; and advanced or professional degree programs.

Repayment Assistance
Different programs to help students with repayment of government student loans.

University College Entrance Preparation Program (UCEPP)
This program is intended to provide financial assistance to Status Indian and Inuit students enrolled in university or college entrance programs to help them achieve the academic level required to enter degree or diploma programs.


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