Non-Western Awards and Bursaries

Annual Health Scholarship

Deadline to apply: May annually, please go to AIAI website for deadline updates.
AIAI Health Scholarship was created to recognize First Nations excellence in a Health or Traditional Healing post-secondary program. The successful applicants (2) will receive $1,500.00 with an honorable recognition by AIAI’s Grand Chief at the 2022 Annual General Assembly.
How to apply: Please submit application to Suzanne Nicholas, Health & Wellness Manager (, Fax: 519-675-105 or visit

Canada Post Awards for Indigenous Students

Deadline to apply: August 31st
Canada Post offers $2,000 grants for Indigenous students annually! This unique scholarship provides funding to students who are renewing their educational learning. If you’ve been out of school for a year or have already completed a full year of schooling, this is the scholarship for you!
How to apply:

Anita George Memorial Nursing Scholarship (Baccalaureate)

Deadline to apply: March 15
The Canadian Nurses Foundation is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting nursing education across Canada. We provide a wide range of scholarships to nursing students who are pursuing baccalaureate, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees. These scholarships are awarded based on merit and can range from $750 to $10,000, depending on the level of study. The Foundation is proud to offer more than 60 scholarships to deserving nursing students every year. These scholarships provide financial support to students who are committed to advancing their education and pursuing careers in nursing
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Cenovus Energy Indigenous Scholarship Program

Deadlines to apply: go to website for deadline updates
Scholarships for Indigenous students residing in Canada near our operating areas who are pursuing a full-time degree, diploma or certified trade. These scholarships are valued at $5,000 and are renewable for up to four years, or to the completion of your degree.
How to apply:

Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation

Deadline to apply: Mid-July and Mid-October
The Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation offers limited funding to Indigenous students in Ontario. A unique scholarship, this award can also be applied to purchase computers for special needs students, pay for organized school trips, and other educational circumstances.
How to apply: Read more about their requirements on their website

Helen Bassett Student Award

Deadline to apply: Summer 2024 please go to website for deadline updates.
The Helen Bassett Student Award for Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, or gender-diverse peoples pursuing post-secondary studies, (priority given to those in law or related fields) from each of the four directions: North, South, East, and West
How to apply: Students can find forms and more information at under “Scholarships & Bursaries” and send their applications to


Deadline to apply: August 1st, November 1st and February 1st
Supporting the enrolment and success of more Indigenous students is a priority for Western University. We are pleased to partner with Indspire to offer annual bursaries to Indigenous students enrolled in programs at Western who demonstrate financial need. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Offering nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, our 12 Faculties/Schools attract top students from 128 countries. As part of Western’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives, our Indigenous Student Centre supports Indigenous students in reaching their highest potential.
How to apply: Visit the bilingual Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program guidelines on the Indspire website to learn about all the funding offered to support post-secondary education. Please read the program guidelines before filling out the application form at

Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship

Deadline to apply: June
Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship supports Aboriginal students living in non-profit housing in Ontario. Each scholarship winner receives $2,000 for use towards their post-secondary education costs, like tuition, books, technology and transportation.
How to apply: For more information and to apply please visit

Lois Cornelius Education Scholarship

Deadline to apply: May annually, please go to AIAI website for deadline updates
The AIAI Lois Cornelius Education Scholarship was created to promote and recognize First Nations excellence in Education and to honor the memory of AIAI Elder Lois Cornelius.
How to apply: Please submit applications to: Kyla Stonefish, Education Manager (, Fax: 519-675-1053 or visit

Michael Melancon-Koffend Student Award

Deadline to apply: Summer
The Michael Melancon-Koffend Student Award for young Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, or gender-diverse students from each province and territory
How to apply: Students can find forms and more information at under “Scholarships & Bursaries” and send their applications to

Moss Bag Project Scholarship

Deadline to apply: Please go to website for deadline updates
We want to empower Indigenous mothers with the gift of education, to meet this need we created- The Moss Bag Scholarship. This is a post-secondary education scholarship for Indigenous mothers and Two-Spirit parents. Join our circles of support by becoming a donor for the Moss Bag Scholarship. Two scholarships at $2000 each. Eligibility Criteria: Indigenous mother or Two-Spirit parent attending or planning to attend a post-secondary institution who is driven to embody the idea of reciprocity and kindness.
How to apply: Questions and documents can be emailed to

FNIGC Student Bursary

Deadline: TBA
FNIGC will grant up to four $2,500 bursaries to First Nations students enrolled in a post-secondary institution in either health, social science, or applied science fields, or studying issues related to helping First Nations achieve data sovereignty. A focus on quantitative or mixed methods research in one or more of the following fields is considered an asset:
Population health,
Information Management,
Information Technology,
Indigenous studies
Interdisciplinary studies,
Environmental studies/science, or
Computer science
How to apply:

Nellie Makokis Carlson Commemorative Student Award

Deadline to apply: Summer
The Nellie Makokis Carlson Commemorative Student Award for Indigenous single mothers, two-spirited or gender diverse persons, attending a post-secondary institute.
How to apply: Students can find forms and more information at under “Scholarships & Bursaries” and send their applications to

Nelson Indigenous Student Scholarship

Deadline to apply: please check the website for deadline updates
Each year, Nelson awards a $10,000 scholarship to one Indigenous student in Canada! They look for student leaders who have demonstrated academic success, personal strength, and a commitment to preserving Indigenous languages and culture. 
How to apply:

NIB Trust Fund

Deadline to apply: April
NIB Trust Fund Announces 2024-2025 Call for Applications from individuals will open in the spring. Individuals may apply for funding in the form of a scholarship, bursary, or award from the NIB Trust Fund through the online application accessible at its website. NIB’s vision is for today’s youth and future generations to be grounded in language, culture and a way of life that fosters a strong identity and resiliency.
How to apply: For information and how to apply please go to

ONECA Post-Secondary Student Award

Deadline to apply: Summer
A $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded annually to an Indigenous (First Nations (Status and Non-status), Metis and Inuit) Post-Secondary COLLEGE student and to a post-secondary UNIVERSITY student, who have successfully completed their first year in a full-time program in a field of study that has a counselling component. These two (2) scholarships are administered by the Ontario Native Education Counselling Association.
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OUA Black and Indigenous Heritage Student Athlete Bursary

The BIHS Bursary provides additional financial support to student-athletes whose heritage is self-identified as either Black or Indigenous and who demonstrate financial need. Valued at $2000.00 per athlete
How to apply: Those looking to learn more about the Black or Indigenous Heritage Student-Athlete Bursary are encouraged to talk to their respective athletic departments for additional details as it pertains to their university.

RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth

Deadline to apply: Applications Open November 2023
The RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth will award 20 scholarships annually valued up to $10,000 each per year (up to 4 years) to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada demonstrating strong academic performance and community involvement. RBC has been providing a scholarship for Indigenous students to complete post-secondary education since 1992. To date, more than $1.8 million dollars have been awarded to 198 Indigenous youth across Canada pursuing post-secondary education.
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SISCO Emergency Assistance Bursary (SFNS Students)

With the generous support of Sisco & Associates Consulting Services Inc. (SISCO), the SFNS has launched the SISCO Emergency Assistance Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial supports to SFNS Post-Secondary students who are experiencing financial need due to an emergency. Students can access up to $1000 per year. Funding is limited and as a result we may not be able to assist all students who request financial support.
This fund supports the following communities:

· Aamjiwnaang First Nation,

· Chippewa of the Thames First Nation

· Chippewa’s of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation

· Eelünaapéewi Lahkéewiit Delaware Nation

· Munsee-Delaware Nation

· Oneida Nation of the Thames

How to apply:

TC Energy Scholarships

Deadline to apply: May 6th 2022 at 11:59pm (PST)
TC Energy Scholarships are a convenient way to get financial support for school. Now with 800+ scholarships available across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, you could receive a scholarship valued at up to $5,000. What TC Energy offers: STEM Scholarship, Indigenous Legacy Scholarship, Trades Scholarship.
How to apply: For more information and to apply please go to

TD Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples

Deadline to apply: Apply online by November 6th, 2023
Together with AFOA Canada, a not-for-profit led by Indigenous Peoples, we’ve worked to build a scholarship for Indigenous Peoples. Through it, 25 scholarships are available to be awarded annually, worth up to $60K over 4 years. Students from the Indigenous community face unique challenges and systemic barriers that can make getting a post-secondary education difficult. So, TD has worked closely with AFOA Canada to build a scholarship program that helps meets the unique needs of students from the Indigenous community. Valued at $10,000 toward tuition each year, for a maximum of 4 years, $5,000 towards living expenses each year, for a maximum of 4 years and employment opportunities at TD.
How to apply: For more information on eligibility requirements or to apply please got to

Tom Longboat Awards

Deadlines to apply: September 1st- August 31st
Tom Longboat Awards provide a forum for acknowledging the growth and strength of the Aboriginal sport movement in Canada and its tremendous impact on the sport development from community level participation to elite level competition. The Awards include a male and female category. All nomination packages will be forwarded directly to the Aboriginal Sport Circle, where a National Selection Working Group will determine the national recipients for the male and female category. The two national recipients will be presented their Awards at the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
How to apply: