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


You 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 University of Art (formerly 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 2018 and/or Winter 2019 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:

For more information on how to apply, contact the Student Awards or Scholarships Offices at your school, or visit your school's website.


Your school will set their own deadline for applications.


Contact your school for disbursement information.