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Indigenous Post-Secondary Awards and Scholarships

This list includes some of the funding opportunities available to help Indigenous students pursue studies after high school. This is not a complete list.

Click the links for award amounts, eligibility criteria, applications and submission deadlines. Students should declare their Indigenous status on any awards or scholarship they apply for as many have special considerations for Indigenous students. For help applying, connect with your high school counsellor/guidance office.​

Application deadlines are different. Most deadlines are in the spring but others occur throughout the entire year.

There is never a bad time to begin. Start today!​​​​​​​​


Candidates must be of Aboriginal descent and pursuing apprenticeship training in a skilled trade.
Scholarship for Indigenous students to address the education inequity faced by Indigenous peoples in Alberta by making post-secondary studies more financially accessible.
The Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta offers 2 of these awards to eligible students to support Indigenous youth.
These awards, bursaries and scholarships are given to students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their schools and communities.
Established by members of the Thorner/Johnston/DiMarzo Family. Applies to all areas of study.
Cenovus Energy is a Canadian-based energy company headquartered in Calgary. We offer scholarships for Indigenous students residing in Canada near our operating areas who are pursuing a full-time degree, diploma or certified trade.
Eaton Electrical Canada has partnered with Indigenous Clean Energy to offer a scholarship and internship opportunity to Indigenous students striving for a career in electrical work who enjoy traveling.
Award designed to meet the increasing needs of Indigenous students financially to pursue a post-secondary education. Open to Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School District students.
The purpose of this award is to encourage First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students, who have demonstrated involvement in their school and Indigenous communities, to pursue post-secondary education.
Post-secondary funding available for First Nation Students.
This program provides bursaries, scholarships, and awards for Indigenous students’ post-secondary education in college, university, skilled trades, apprenticeships, and technology programs.
All Mount Royal students can apply for awards listed at from Nov. 1 to March 1. Be sure to declare your Indigenous status on the awards application to also be considered for these specific awards.
This program provides funding to reduce the financial burden of a post-secondary education for Métis students.
Various awards available where preference is given to Indigenous students. Chinook Lodge Indigenous Academic Upgrading: Specifically for an Indigenous student who demonstrates financial need, exhibits leadership, and a career plan.
The TC Energy Award offers the Indigenous Legacy Award in support of Indigenous students (First Nation, Métis, Inuit or Non-Status) pursuing any full-time, post-secondary program at a registered education institute.
Seven (7) bursaries for Indigenous students attending post-secondary institutions – college or university. Three (3) bursaries for students training in the trades – technical college or apprenticeship program.
Business and Administration; Management

To report broken links or new awards and scholarships that could be included on this list, please email the Indigenous Education team​.

Find More Opportunities

The Indigenous bursaries search tool is a searchable list of hundreds of bursaries, scholarships and incentives aimed at Indigenous students across Canada.

Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool​​​

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