Alberta Scholarships

Scholarships and awards in this listing are offered by the Government of Alberta and administered by Student Aid Alberta.

Indigenous Graduate Award

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


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

Eligibility Criteria:

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: ◾Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

◾Be a resident of Alberta. For more on Alberta's residency requirements, see:

Student Aid Policy: Student Aid Alberta Operational Policy and Procedure Manual

Selection Process:

Schools will select recipients based on:
◾The minimum eligibility criteria for the Indigenous Graduate Award
◾Any additional eligibility criteria set by the school

Application Process:

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





Many other scholarships and awards are offered by other organizations – and we encourage you to visit Alberta’s university and college websites to research the scholarships that they offer. For a listing of Alberta’s public post-secondary institutions, visit: