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Scholarships & bursaries

Funding options for Indigenous students

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If you are an eligible First Nations or Inuit student, you may be entitled to financial assistance to help cover costs such as tuition fees, books, travel and living expenses. Wondering where to start?


Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries for Indigenous students

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Concordia offers scholarships and bursaries to Aboriginal 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. 

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

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.

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.

Ricci Family Scholarship and Bursary (new)  

Joe Ricci and Ellen Taylor are firmly committed to helping the next generation of citizens obtain the skills they need to succeed, and contribute to their community. Mr. Ricci started his education at Loyola College then graduated from Concordia University before obtaining a post-graduate degree. As a former scholarship recipient himself, he and his wife are pleased to create the Ricci Family Bursary and Scholarship to 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 Aboriginal students

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Concordia Student Support Graduate Scholarship

The Concordia Student Support Graduate Scholarship 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.

Need further details on Concordia’s Scholarships and Bursaries? Contact the Financial Aid and Awards Office online or at (514) 848-2424, ext. 3507

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


Other Aboriginal award programs

There are many scholarships available throughout the year; some are open to everyone while others are offered to Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal students:

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

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