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


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:

        • Alberta College of Art and Design
        • 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 2017 and/or Winter 2018 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:


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.


As determined by each school.


Students must contact their schools for disbursement information.