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Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards

Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program opens doors through education.

Since 2004, Indspire has provided over $115 million in financial support to more than 37,500 First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. For a complete listing of Building Brighter Futures Supports, please visit indspirefunding.ca.

Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards for Post-Secondary Education

Post-secondary Education Programs

Full and part time studies in college, university, skilled trades, apprenticeships, and technology programs.

There is one application for all of Indspire’s bursaries, scholarships, and awards (with a few exceptions that you’ll see below). You only need to complete the application once to be considered for all applicable bursaries, scholarships, and awards. September 2019 to August 2020 academic year.

Indspire’s post-secondary application is now closed for the 2019 – 2020 academic year.  Indspire’s post-secondary application will be open in May 2020 for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. Thank you and congratulations to all applicants who submitted this year!

Deadlines: February 1, August 1, November 1, at 11:59 p.m. EST

Bâtir un avenir meilleur : Bourses d’études, bourses d’excellence et primes

Études à temps plein dans des programmes de niveau collégial, universitaire, de métiers spécialisés, d’apprentissage et de technologie. Il existe une seule demande pour toutes les bourses d’études, bourses et récompenses Indspire (à quelques exceptions près, que vous verrez ci-dessous). Il vous suffit de remplir la demande une fois pour être pris en compte pour toutes les bourses, bourses et prix applicables. Application disponible pour l’année scolaire de Septembre 2019 à Août 2020.

Indspire a fermé la période de soumission des demandes de bourse pour les études postsecondaires pour l’année scolaire 2019-2020. La période de soumission des demandes de bourse pour les études postsecondaires sera ouverte en mai 2020 pour l’année universitaire 2020-2021. Merci et félicitations à toutes les personnes qui ont soumis leur candidature pour une bourse cette année!

Dates limite: 1er février, 1er août, 1er novembre, à 11:59 

Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards with unique deadlines

Petro-Canada High School Application

Deadline to apply is June 1, 2020.

Carleton University Indigenous Public Policy and Administration Award Application

Indigenous students who are attending Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration’s Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Policy and Administration.

Deadline to apply is June 1, 2020.

Ted Rogers Scholarship

The Ted Rogers Application is now closed for 2020.  Indspire post-secondary application will be open in May 2020. Thank you, and congratulations, to all applicants who submitted this year! We are currently in the process of deciding this year’s scholarship recipients, and will announce them in mid-late March.


Post-Secondary Education – Skilled Trades

Post-Secondary Education – Skilled Trades

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. EST

Indspire’s post-secondary application is now closed for the 2019 – 2020 academic year.  Indspire’s post-secondary application will be open in May 2020 for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. Thank you and congratulations to all applicants who submitted this year!


Student Success Stories

Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures program is helping them realize their educational dreams. Hear from students, in their own words, how Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures program is helping them through their educational journey.


Questions?

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For more information or if you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page, or email education@indspire.ca or call 1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747) x253 (bilingual support x039).

BBF Program Policy

If you would like to review our Program Policy, you can access the document below.


Building Brighter Futures Sponsors

$5 Million +

$2 Million – $4,999,999

$1 Million – $1,999,999

Allan & Gill Gray Foundation

Estate of Norma Panaro Dietz

$500,000 – $999,999

Bill and Penny Eakin

The Rick George Family

Robert and Shirley Metka

$250,000 – $499,999

Hilary Pearson Award

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