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:

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 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:

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:

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

Deadline:

Your school will set their own deadline for applications.

Disbursement:

Contact your school for disbursement information.