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Upcoming Scholarships & Bursaries

CIBC NIEEF Scholarships

The National Indigenous Economic Education Foundation (NIEEF) is a charitable organization of Cando providing scholarships, training and research funding to students involved in Indigenous community economic development.

Deadline: August 31, 2023

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Edward Two-Axe Earley Fund

IFS Scholastic Awards will also be presented to gifted, Indigenous student athletes in these fields. IFS wishes to grant exceptional Indigenous students with financial aid, as to make their educational dreams a reality.

Applications Open: July 1 2023 | Deadline: August 31, 2023

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Arctic Physical Therapy scholarship

1) Be attending college or university no later than January of 2024.
2) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by January of 2024.
3) Have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or greater during their last academic year.
4) Be a U.S. or Canadian resident

Deadline: August 31, 2023

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Energy NL-Hibernia Scholarship

For students graduating from high school in June 2023 and pursuing post-secondary studies in the 2023-2024 academic year, with the goal of a career in the energy industry.

Deadline: September 4 2023

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Co-op Excellent in Agriculture Program

Scholarship and Intern opportunities available. Scholarships are awarded in instalments of $2000–$4000 annually up to a maximum of $16,000 towards an applicable degree and completion of the program. See website for eligibility.

Applications Open: July 1 2023 | Deadline: September 15 2023

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IBA Law Foundation Scholarship Foundation

Indigenous law student (i.e. First Nations, Métis or Inuit) currently enrolled in law school who, at a minimum, has substantially completed their first year of legal studies; and has demonstrated interest in serving the Indigenous community and the Creator with honour and integrity.

Deadline: September 30 2023

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Cyril Tobias Memorial Aboriginal Award

This award is intended for students in second, third or fourth year of undergraduate studies or graduate students. The selection is based on financial need and academic merit.

Deadline: October 1 2023

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AIST Foundation Steel Intern Scholarship

For students studying engineering, engineering technology, computer science, data science, safety or industrial hygiene. Scholarships require a commitment for summer 2024 internship.

Deadline: October 2 2023

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Dreamcatcher Fund

Dreamcatcher funds provide individual funding for aboriginal youth in the areas of education, sports & recreation, health & medical and arts and culture

Applications Open: mid-October for January start & mid-July for September start

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SaskEnergy Scholarship

Indigenous students studying Business and Administration; Engineering and Architecture; Environmental Studies.

Deadline: October 31 2023

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Gillis Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarship

Indigenous Peoples (status or non-status Indian, Metis or Inuit) enrolled at a Canadian university or college, or post-secondary institution enrolled in a journalism program or actively involved with a news organization associated with the institution (e.g. student paper or broadcast station).

Deadline: November 1 2023

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College of Education Scholarship Fund

Candidates must be full time students entering their first year of study in a Master in Education (M.Ed.), or Master of Continuing Education (M.C.Ed) degree with a specialization in Education, as determined by the Award Committee. Full time is a minimum of 3 courses in a semester.

Deadline: November 1 2023

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Live Your Dream Award

Post secondary mothers with financial need who have dependents. See website for criteria.

Applications Open August 1 2023 | Deadline: November 15 2023

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Canadian Nurses Foundation

Provides scholarships for nursing students across Canada at the baccalaureate, masters and PhD levels. These scholarships are awarded based on merit and range from $750 to $10,000.

Applications Open: July 2023 | Deadline: December 2023

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RBC Future Launch

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) offers funding for youth 15-29 years old and enrolled part time in school or not in school at all. Grades and transcripts are not required.
Over 500 scholarships available annually. This $1,500 scholarship is flexible and can be used for any learning opportunity including short-term courses, certificates as well as necessary equipment.

Applications Open All Year Round

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2024 Scholarships & Bursaries

Michael C. Sifton Memorial Scholarship

Open to entering students in any degree program at the University of Saskatchewan. Preference may be given to students who plan to pursue programs that facilitate marketing, communications, or journalism.

Deadline: March 1 2024

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Additional Scholarship & Bursary Resources

Closed Scholarships & Bursaries

SIGA Indigenous Scholarships Awards Program

The Saskatchewan Indigenous Gamin Authority (SIGA) Indigenous Scholarship Awards Program will be awarding $55,000 in scholarships in 2023. These awards will be distributed through three scholarships: SIGA Justice Paul Favel Indigenous Award for Outstanding Leadership in Community Involvement, Shauna Bear Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Indigenous Human Resources Professionals, and SIGA Scholarships for First Nations Post-Secondary Students.

Applications Open: July 1 2023 | Deadline: August 13 2023

Registration Closed

ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Program

Supports students from First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities who demonstrate a balanced lifestyle and commitment in their quest for education. The Merit, Bursary, Scholarship and Bridging Awards are available to select students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their school and community.

Deadline: August 15 2023

Registration Closed

Please Note: All the information contained on this page is to spread awareness about the different opportunities announced for Indigenous academics. The contents of this site are provided as a free information resource for opportunities seekers. While we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we have no control over, and no liability for any third party scholarship or financial aid providers, including the legality of any scholarships or awards, the truth or accuracy of any listings, and the ability of scholarship providers to provide scholarships or grants. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.