Scholarships & bursaries
Funding options for Indigenous students
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Self-Identification: The online application will give you the option to self- identify as a First Nations, Inuit or Métis person. Self-identification helps us help you! Concordia has a number of unique programs and services specifically for Indigenous students including scholarships and bursaries.
Applying for Concordia’s In-Course Bursaries: Each year in March, all undergraduate students who have at least one school year complete are eligible to apply for the bursaries. See the Financial Aid and Awards Office website each year starting in early spring with the specific criteria and guide on how to apply on your student portal.
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.
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:
- Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award
- RBC Indigenous Student Awards Program
- The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) National Student Bursary
- Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
- Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool
Let us know if you need help preparing your application! We host scholarship and bursary workshops!