Awarded annually to five Indigenous undergraduate students (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) studying full-time at Western's main campus based on their outstanding academic excellence and meaningful and impactful contribution toward Indigenous communities. Three scholarships will be awarded to students applying from Canadian high schools, and two scholarships to an Indigenous students applying from a postsecondary institution.
Recipients must meet the minimum academic averages for their programs, and will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, creative and innovative thinking, and previous or intended contributions to Indigenous communities (including, on and off reserve and as well as urban settings).
2 awards at $50,000 each to Indigenous students applying from Canadian high schools ($20,000 for year- one, $10,000 for years two to four based on ongoing registration)
1 award at $50,000 to an Indigenous student applying from a postsecondary institution ($20,000 for year-one, $10,000 for years two to four based on ongoing registration)