Scholarships for Indigenous Students

By Tess Campbell Modified on September 15, 2021

Are you an Indigenous student looking for help funding your education? Check out these awards!

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A Canadian student searches for scholarships and bursaries for Indigenous students in Canada.

School costs can be expensive, but if you're Indigenous, there are plenty of scholarships designed to help you.

To help with your scholarship search, we’ve gathered some of the most exciting awards for Indigenous students on ScholarshipsCanada.com.

With more than 900 scholarships available and more being added every day, there is more than $1.3 million in awards to be won!


Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards

$2,000 | Deadline: Aug. 31 Annually

The Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards celebrate the hard work and determination of individuals of Aboriginal heritage who have embraced a renewed pursuit of learning. The awards are open to all Aboriginal Canadians who have been out of school for at least one year, who have since decided to return to an educational system, and who have been back at school for at least one full year.

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Don McBain Memorial Award

$5,000 | Deadline: Aug. 31 Annually

Are you a leader? Do you have big dreams and goals to change your community and help others?

This award is comprised of two $5,000 awards that will be distributed annually to two Indigenous students from Ontario pursuing their first year of post-secondary studies.

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Scholarship and Work Placement Program

$4,000 | Deadline: Aug. 8, 2022

The Bank of Canada’s Scholarship and Work Placement Program is designed to assist students with disabilities and Indigenous students in furthering their education and to encourage them to take an interest in the work performed by the Bank of Canada. The initial $4,000 CAD is disbursed in one instalment once the recipient has accepted the scholarship award. The scholarship is renewable for up to a maximum of $16,000 CAD over four years.

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There are more great awards to catalogue, so tune into this page for updates! And don't forget to check out the schools you're interested in directly, as many offer general and specific scholarships to students.


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