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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. Indspire provides hundreds of scholarships, bursaries and awards to thousands of Indigenous students every year!


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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 postsecondaires

application 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 post-secondary who have a demonstrated commitment to the Friendship Centre Movement in Ontario.
Deadline: TBA – stay tuned!


Application Form

Red River College School of Indigenous Education Award

Must be enrolled in the following programs of study:

  • Cannabis 101 Course – February 4, 2019
  • Bud Tender Course – March 10, 2019
  • Intro to Trades – January 20, 2019
  • College Transition – January 20, 2019
  • Indigenous Language Course – March 2019


Application Form


Native Law Centre Summer Program

Deadline: May 1 at 11:59 p.m. PT


Application Form

Carleton University, Public Administration Post Graduate Diploma

Deadline: May 30  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




High School Bursary, Scholarships and 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