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Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards

Successful futures are created through hard work, creativity, and perseverance. Each one of us has a unique potential to achieve, and for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students, Indspire is here to help make that happen.

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Indspire provides hundreds of scholarships and bursaries to thousands of students every year.

Post-Secondary Education

Post-Secondary Education *online application for September 2018 to August 2019 academic year
(full-time studies in a post-secondary education program)
Deadlines: February 1, August 1, November 1, at 11:59 p.m. PT
Application Form

Études postsecondairesapplication en ligne maintenant disponible pour l’année scolaire de Septembre 2018 à Août 2019
(programmes d’études postsecondaires à plein temps.)
Dates limite: 1er février , 1er août , 1er novembre, à 11:59 
Formulaire d’application

The Bill Messenger Scholarship provides up to $10,000 to support self-identifying Indigenous men attending postsecondary who have a demonstrated commitment to the Friendship Centre Movement in Ontario.”
Deadline: November 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT
Application Form

The Strong Women’s Scholarship provides up to $10,000 to support self-identifying Indigenous women attending postsecondary who live with their dependents in an urban area. The spirit of the scholarship is intended to encourage urban Indigenous women who are caring for dependents to actively pursue their post-secondary goals in their chosen field of study or practice.
Deadline: November 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT
Application Form

Native Law Centre Summer Program
Deadline: March 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT
Application Form

Carleton University, Public Administration Post Graduate Diploma
The deadline is May 30  11.59 p.m. PT
Application Form 

Wayfinder *only open to Wayfinder students 
The deadline is August 1  11.59 p.m. PT

Red River College School of Indigenous Education Award
Must be enrolled in the following programs of study:
• ACCESS Health Pathway Program
• ACCESS Engineering Pathway Program
• Social Enterprise Diploma Program
• Indigenous Languages Certificate Program
• Indigenous Culinary Skills Certificate
Deadline: August 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PT
Application Form

Post-Secondary Education: Skilled Trades

Apprenticeships, Skilled Trades, and Technology Programs
Post-Secondary Education Programs: part-time or full-time certificate or diploma programs (1 month to 4 year programs)
Deadlines: February 1, August 1, November 1, at 11:59 p.m. PT
Application Form 

Incentives: Only available for skilled trades program completed within last 3 months
No deadline: open all year
Application Form

High School Bursary, Scholarships & Awards

Petro-Canada Award for Indigenous Students
(high school students who live in communities with Petro-Canada sites)
Deadlines: June 1, at 11:59 p.m. PT
Application Form

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For more information, please email or call 1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747) ext 253 or bilingual support ext 039