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Concordia Indigenous Scholar Awards

Concordia Indigenous Scholar Awards are open to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. 

Candidates must be registered full-time in a Master’s or Doctoral program at Concordia. Graduate Diplomas are not applicable.

Your application will be considered for all the scholarships and awards.

Available scholarships and Awards

Concordia Student Support Graduate Scholarship
There is one (1) scholarship available in the amount of $5,000.

Sarah Anne and Henry John Hemens Graduate Scholarship to Advance Indigenous Women
There is one (1) scholarship available in the amount of $10,000.

University Secretariat Indigenous Graduate Student Award
There is one (1) scholarship available in the amount of $5,000.

Richard Joly Scholarship for Indigenous Students
There is one (1) scholarship available in the amount of $5,000.

The scholarships and awards are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential taking into consideration the following:

  • Statement of purpose that demonstrates a clear research project: research goals, research questions, timeline, methods, contribution to the field, potential outcomes and how the funds will support research realization
  • All University transcripts
  • C.V. with relevant experience
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Proof of Indigenous identity is required


The awards are tenable within the first two years of a Master’s program or the first four years of a Doctoral program and it is renewable through competition within the limits of the terms of tenure.


The scholarship will be adjudicated by a committee from within the Indigenous Direction Leadership Council. Priority will be given to Indigenous focused research. The scholarship will be administered by the Graduate Awards office.

Submission deadline and location drop off

Submit your completed application by email at The deadline is Friday, September 15, 2023 at 5 pm. Address the application to: Concordia Indigenous Scholar Awards 2023-2024.

Late Submissions will not be accepted. 

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