Indigenous Graduate Award

Purpose:

To encourage Indigenous Albertans (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) to pursue graduate studies in Alberta. 

Value:

Minimum award of $7,500, and maximum of $15,000

Eligibility:

Students must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program approved by the Minister of Advanced Education at one of the following post-secondary schools:

        • Athabasca University
        • Concordia University of Edmonton
        • University of Alberta
        • University of Calgary
        • University of Lethbridge

To receive this award, you must also be enrolled in:

    • The Fall 2016 and/or Winter 2017 semester.
    • At least 60% of a full course load (40% of a full course load if you are a student with a permanent disability).

You must meet all of these eligibility criteria:

    • Be a Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis or Inuit and be able to provide a copy of proof of Indigenous ancestry
    • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or have protected person status under:
    • Be a resident of Alberta. For more on Alberta's residency requirements, see:

Selection:

Schools will select recipients based on:

    • The minimum eligibility criteria for the Indigenous Graduate Award
    • Any additional eligibility criteria set by the school

How to Apply:

Students must contact the Student Awards or Scholarships Offices at their schools, or visit their school websites for more information on how to apply.

Deadline:

As determined by each school.

Disbursement:

Students must contact their schools for disbursement information.