Aboriginal Scholarships

Aboriginal Student Awards Program

The RBC Royal Bank 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.

All status Indians, non-status Indians, Inuit, or Metis are eligible to apply. An independent committee of aboriginal academics reviews all applications and makes its final selections based on each individual’s financial need.

In addition, recipients who indicate an interest in pursuing a banking career are considered for summer and postgraduate employment at RBC.

For more information and to apply follow this link: http://www.rbc.com/uniquecareers/campus/aboriginal-student-awards.html

Aboriginal Scholarship Awards Program

Value: Various
Number: Various
Eligibility: Must be of aboriginal ancestry and enrolled in full course load leading to diploma or degree in the petroleum industry in Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C., and the territories.
Donor: Imperial Oil Limited
Deadline: June 15
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
Apply on line at http://www.naaf.ca/html/post_secondary_e.html
NAAF’s post-secondary education bursary awards program or by phoning

Cameco Corporation Scholarship for First Nation and Métis Students

Cameco is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with Indspire, the largest supporter of Indigenous education outside the federal government.

Indspire is a national charity that is dedicated to raising funds that deliver programs and provide the necessary tools for Indigenous peoples, especially youth, to achieve their potential. Indspire believes that Canada's future prosperity is dependent on Indigenous education.

Cameco is a long-time supporter of Aboriginal education through Indspire and a number of scholarships including our previous Northern Scholarship Program for students from communities within the Northern Administrative District (NAD).

Beginning this spring, Cameco's new partnership with Indspire will allow Aboriginal students in northern Saskatchewan even greater access to scholarships and bursaries, as well as networking and mentoring opportunities.

Cameco's financial support of the Indspire's Building Brighter Futures program has established the Cameco Corporation Scholarship for First Nation and Métis Students which will help Indspire disburse much-needed financial support so young Aboriginal people from northern Saskatchewan can reach their full potential.

To date, Indspire has awarded more than $54 million in scholarships and bursaries to First Nation, Inuit and Métis recipients across Canada.

Non-Aboriginal students from northern Saskatchewan will continue to be supported by a variety of Cameco-sponsored scholarships that will require direct application through the University of Saskatchewan and SIAST. All students who are residents of Northern Saskatchewan will remain eligible for Cameco's employee dependent scholarship program as well.

Please see http://www.cameco.com/northernsk/news/?id=49 for more information.

Napoleon LaFontaine Economic Development Scholarship Program

The Napoleon LaFontaine Economic Development Scholarship Program was established to encourage Saskatchewan’s Métis is to pursue full-time education and training in academic studies that lead toward their social, cultural and economic development.

Napoleon LaFontaine was instrumental in organizing the Association of Métis and Non-Status Indians of Saskatchewan. Over the years, he devoted himself to developing social and educational policy for Aboriginal People. These scholarships are so named in recognition of his many contributions.

Currently Napoleon LaFontaine Scholarships are awarded as Entrance Scholarships, Undergraduate Scholarships, Graduate Scholarships, Graduation Scholarships, Loan Remission Scholarships, and Special Scholarships.

Select: NLS BrochureNLS Application

Canadian Medical Association Special Bursary Program For Aboriginal Medical Students

Amount: $4,000
Number: Several Canada wide
Eligibility: Undergraduate medical students of Aboriginal ancestry (status, non-status, Inuit and Metis).
Requirements: Applicants must be accepted into first year of medical school or be enrolled in second, third or forth year. The selection will be based on those who require financial need. First year students will need official transcripts, proof of Aboriginal ancestry, and an acceptance letter from college of medicine upon applying. It’s optional to write a brief summary about your reason for applying for the CMA special bursary.
Deadline: February 5
Contact: Canadian Medical Association
Coordinator, Special Bursary Program
For Aboriginal Medical Students
1867 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, ON K1G 3Y6

Chase Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,700
Number: 6
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Requirements: Applicants must be of Aboriginal decent and a resident of Saskatchewan. The applicants with needs of financial assistance will be considered. You must be attending the University of Saskatchewan.
Deadline: February 15
University of Saskatchewan, Student Awards
105 Administration Pl.
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A2

D.R. Simmons Memorial Scholarships

There are two scholarships of $500 available annually to graduating Grade 12 Saskatchewan students of First Nations or Métis ancestry who are continuing studies at the post-secondary level.

Applications are available from Student Services or print application below. Deadline for application is October 15.

-Donald R Simmons Scholarship Application