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Indigenous Student Scholarships

April 10, 2023

Important Resources for Indigenous Students:

  • Winnipeg School Division Scholarship Website: Scholarships and bursaries for Indigenous students are listed here, along with many other financial aid opportunities.

  • Indspire (Formerly The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation): Provide Indigenous peoples, especially youth, with the funds and tools required to achieve their potential. There are scholarships and bursaries available for Aboriginal students at different levels of academic study. These financial opportunities include:

  • Aboriginal Health Careers Bursary and Scholarship Award

  • First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Post-Secondary Education Bursary Award

  • Legal Studies for Aboriginal People (LSAP) Pre-Law Bursary Award

  • First Nations, Inuit and Metis Fine Arts Bursary Awards for Undergraduate Study and for Training/Lessons/Internships

Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Hydro offers a number of scholarships and bursaries each year, many of which provide opportunities for Indigenous students. These financial opportunities include:

  • Mathematics Award

  • Science Fair Award

  • First Year Engineering Bursary

  • First Year Information Technology Bursary

  • Employment Equity Bursary

  • Trio Award

  • Generating Futures Scholarships

  • Certificate Program Award

  • The Frank Wesley Award

  • Visit the MB Hydro website for more information on available opportunities.

Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation

The Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation, created in her memory as a fitting tribute to her life, provides financial assistance to Aboriginal persons enrolled in post-secondary studies in Manitoba. The Foundation also recognizes deserving students who are making a difference in eliminating barriers of racism, sexism and indifference in our society.

  • Visit the website for more information about available bursaries

Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth

The Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY) is a national scholarship and bursary program administered by CCAB that responds to the critical need to assist Aboriginal high school and post secondary students with bursaries and scholarships — through the generous support of program sponsors.

  • Visit the website for more information on available opportunities

Louis Riel Institute

The Louis Riel Institute administers a number of bursaries and awards on behalf of the MMF. Working with post-secondary institutions, partners and stakeholders, the Louis Riel Institute works to ensure Red River Métis students are informed and have ease of access to apply to these funds. The bursaries and awards offered are aimed toward Red River Métis students who can successfully prove Manitoba Métis Federation Citizenship, who are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in Manitoba, and who meet all qualifying factors of the funding.

Find more information on their website: 

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