Indigenous Student Scholarships and Awards

NLPS Indigenous Achievement Award

   
Audience
Indigenous youth graduating from an NLPS school

Sponsored by 
NLPS Board of Trustees

Eligibility
Indigenous youth pursuing post-secondary studies with the ultimate objective of obtaining a university degree, a college diploma, or a certificate from a technical institute.

Deadline

June 10

Application Information Indigenous Achievement Award

 

   
Audience Indigenous students completing high school and mature students entering their first year of study.
Sponsored by Alberta Blue Cross
Eligibility students who are completing their high school education and entering their first year of post-secondary study at an accredited institution and individuals, deemed as mature by their post-secondary institution, entering their first year of study at an accredited institution.
Value $1,500
Deadline January 16
Application Information Alberta Blue Cross Indigenous Scholarships

 

   
Audience First Nations, Inuit, and Metis students across Canada who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their schools and communities.
Sponsored by ATCO
Eligibility Applicants must be enrolled in full-time high school (including upgrading) or an accredited post-secondary institution or training program, and cannot be the child of an ATCO employee.
Value Merit Awards - $500 (students completing Grades 10-12)
Bursaries - $1,000 (students enrolled in trade, diploma or certificate programs)
Scholarships - $1,500 (students enrolled in degree or graduate programs)
Deadline Applications open in March 2023.
Application Information ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Program

 

 

 

Audience These awards recognize First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students who model strength and commitment in the pursuit of their personal education path and embrace their own gifts, strengths and potential while celebrating the ways of their people.
Sponsored by Alberta School Boards' Association
Eligibility
Awards are open to all students in Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Value  
Deadline Feb. 3, 2023
Application Information Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards

 

 

Audience First Nation, Metis and Inuit graduating students
Sponsored by Nelson
Eligibility
First Nation, Metis and Inuit student leaders who have demonstrated academic success, personal strength, with the intent to pursue post-secondary studies in Education.

Value $10,000
Deadline Usually August
Application Information Nelson Indigenous Student Scholarship

 

 

 

Audience Students enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution for the upcoming academic year.
Sponsored by TC Energy
Eligibility Must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution and located in a community near TC Energy's operations or projects.
Value $5,000
Deadline May 5, 2023
Application Information TC Energy Scholarships

 

   
Audience
Students renewing their educational studies

Sponsored by Canada Post
Eligibility
  •  Canadian and a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit community
  • Have been out of school for 1 year or more and are returning
  • Have already returned to school and completed 1 full year of studies
  • Have never received this award in the past (you can apply as many times as you want, but you can only receive the award once)
Value $2,000
Deadline August 31
Application Information Canada Post Awards for Indigenous Students

   
Audience
First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada demonstrating strong academic performance and community involvement

Sponsored by RBC
Eligibility Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education 
Value
Up to $10,000 per year for up to 4 years

Deadline December
Application Information RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth

 

 

 

Audience Indigenous students pursuing full and part time studies in college, university, skilled trades, apprenticeships, and technology programs.
Sponsored by  Indspire
Eligibility There is one application for all of Indspire's bursaries, scholarships and awards (with a few exceptions). You only need to complete the application once to be considered for all applicable bursaries, scholarships and awards.
Value Depends on which bursary or scholarship is awarded.
Deadline August 1, November 1, February 1
Application Information Indspire Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

   
Audience Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education
Sponsored by  Bird Construction
Eligibility Three scholarships available 
Value $1,500 - $3,000
Deadline July
Application Information Bird Construction Indigenous Scholarships

   
Audience Students in grades 11 and 12
Sponsored by  Verna J. Kirkness Education Foundation
Eligibility Indigenous students in grades 11 and 12 to spend a week at a Canadian university, interacting with scientists in their research laboratories. During the week of instruction on campus, students have the opportunity to meet role models, learn about the support systems available on campus and experience the excitement of doing research.
Value Monetary scholarships available for students who have completed the VJFK program.
Deadline January
Application Information Verna J. Kirkness Education Foundation