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Funding options for Indigenous students

 

Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries for Indigenous students

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Concordia offers scholarships and bursaries to Indigenous students! Each award has different criteria. Below you will find a summary of awards.

For full details on how to apply to each of these awards follow the link below:


First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Bursary

The First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Bursary program is intended to recognize and reward full-time students in Bachelor's programs in any area of study, who are in financial need and acceptable academic standing. There are 2 bursaries available annually. The bursary is not renewable however recipients may reapply in subsequent years.

Emergence of the Chief Bursary

Preference will be given to First Nations students residing in Kahnawake, however, First Nations students residing outside of Kahnawake are also eligible for this bursary, which is renewable on the basis of continuing enrollment and satisfactory academic standing.

Marie-Rose Durocher Scholarship and Bursary

The Marie-Rose Durocher Scholarship is part of the Undergraduate In-Course Scholarships & Awards Program. No application is required. Candidates are considered and selected by the Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Committee in the Fall term every year on the basis of outstanding Last Annual GPA.

The Marie-Rose Durocher Bursary recipient is selected each year by the In-Course Bursary committee. This non-renewable bursary is open to First Nations women enrolled full-time in a Bachelor's program in any discipline of study.

CSU Student Parent Award

Eligible candidates will be student-parents who are studying on a part-time basis, with a preference for Indigenous students. The award may be renewable only if there are no other eligible candidates in a given year.

The Entwistle Family Bursary

Preference will be given to students studying at the Faculty of Fine Arts and coming from Indigenous communities. The bursary is renewable over a period of four years.

The KMLK Kelly Bursary, in support of Indigenous women is open to full-time and part-time Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.

Dorothy May Perrett Memorial Scholarship

This merit-based award is part of the Undergraduate In-Course Scholarships & Awards Program. No application is required. Candidates are considered and selected by the Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Committee in the fall term every year on the basis of outstanding Last Annual GPA.

Susan Pigott Memorial Award

This award is part of the Undergraduate In-Course Scholarships & Awards Program. Candidates are recommended to the Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Committee and the Financial Aid and Awards Office each year by the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.

Chadha Family Scholarship

This merit-based award is part of the Undergraduate In-Course Scholarships & Awards Program. No application is required. Candidates are considered and selected by the Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Committee in the Fall term every year on the basis of outstanding Last Annual GPA.

Orange Shirt Bursary for Indigenous Students

Candidates for this non-renewable bursary are selected by the In-Course Bursary Committee each year. The candidate must be in his/her final year of studies and registered with the Aboriginal Student Resource Centre (ASRC).

The Records Management and Archives Bursary

The Records Management and Archives Bursary is available to undergraduate Indigenous students with demonstrated financial need as well as enrollment in the First Peoples Studies program in the School of Community and Public Affairs, or in any program within the Department of Sociology & Anthropology.

Ricci Family Scholarship and Bursary support full-time (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit students)

Candidates for this scholarship are automatically selected each year by the Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Committee on the basis of top Assessment GPA. 

The bursary is available annually to a student in any area of study who is in financial need.


Graduate scholarships for Indigenous students

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Concordia Indigenous Graduate Awards

The Concordia Indigenous Graduate Awards is open to First Nations, Métis and Inuit students registered with the Concordia University Aboriginal Student Resource Centre. Candidates must be registered full-time in a Master or Doctoral program at the University.

 


Applications are now open! Click below for more information and to start the application.


Other Indigenous award programs

There are many scholarships available throughout the year; some are open to everyone while others are offered to Indigenous students in specific programs. We would like to encourage you to apply to scholarships open to the general population as well!

The ASRC tries its best to keep students informed via Facebook, the e-newsletter and bulletin boards. Stay connected by joining these communication tools! Research the following websites for key scholarship and bursary programs for Indigenous students:

Let us know if you need help preparing your application! We host scholarship and bursary workshops!

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