Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and Grants

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Scholarships and are types of financial assistance for post-secondary education that you don’t have to pay back. Scholarships are usually based soley on merit, while grants typically also take financial need into consideration.

Bruce Power Indigenous Post-Secondary Scholarship

Bruce Power has announced a four-year, $100,000 Indigenous scholarship program, which will benefit First Nation and Métis students in our region.

Bruce Power’s investment of $100,000 triggered another $100,000 matching funds by the Government of Canada, making it a $200,000 fund.

The Bruce Power Indigenous Post-Secondary Scholarship will run from 2019-22, and will be administered by the Indspire program, which is dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs that provide the necessary tools for Indigenous peoples to achieve their potential. It is devoted to promoting, supporting and celebrating the achievement of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people – youth in particular.

The scholarship will focus students who are from the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, Historic Saugeen Métis and the Métis Nation of Ontario Region 7, and are pursuing post-secondary school, the trades or an apprenticeship program.

During the application process, students must demonstrate a financial need to maintain their studies, show evidence of involvement and contribution to their community, and demonstrate academic merit and performance.

A panel of jurists, made up of a fair representation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit professionals and/or those employed within the program category for which applications are being considered, will choose the recipients.

Applications must be received by Feb. 1, Aug. 1, and Nov. 1 of each year to be considered for funding. Applicants must complete their form online at

Seventh Generation Fund

Seventh Generation Fund

Indigenous Peoples’ Land Defenders and Water Protectors

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples’ Land Defenders and Water Protectors supports Native led actions against incursions, unwanted development, and extractive industries as well as threats to sacred sites in Indigenous communities, lands and territories. Land Defenders and Water Protectors grants will be available for Indigenous Peoples’ community based organizations doing community education, frontline advocacy and peaceful direct actions responding to the desecration of Mother Earth.

Grant Range: $500 to $10,000

Proposal Due Date:  Spring and Fall 2020 – Dates to be announced

Send to:

Seventh Generation Fund

ATTN: Land Defenders and Water Protectors

P.O. Box 4569

Arcata, CA 95518   OR   email:

 If you have any questions, please contact Carlrey Arroyo, Program Associate for Land Defenders and Water Protectors, directly at (707) 825-7640 x123 or at


Indspire Grant Application

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!

Post-Secondary Education

* online application for September 2019 to August 2020 academic year

(full-time studies in a post secondary education program)

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

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. EST

Indigenous Mentorship Network Program – Scholarships and Seed Grants 2019


The Indigenous Mentorship Network of Ontario (Ontario node of the CIHR funded Indigenous Mentorship Network Program) invites applications for scholarships from Indigenous students enrolled in an undergraduate program at an Ontario university. These awards are intended to support Indigenous students who are pursuing academic studies with the future goal of utilizing their degree within an applied Indigenous health community context. All scholarships are considered for a one-year term. Applicants may re-apply for each year of their program; however, awards are limited to two years per degree. The amount will be pro-rated at 50% for part-time students.

Seed Grants

The Indigenous Mentorship Network of Ontario (IMN-Ontario) provides financial support for Indigenous post-doctoral fellows and new investigators pursuing research in the area of applied community-based Indigenous health and well-being. Financial support is provided in the form of a research allowance. All seed grants are considered for a one-year term. Post-doctoral fellows and new investigators are eligible to receive a research allowance of up to $5,000 per year. The call for Applications for 2019 Scholarships and Seed Grants is now open.

Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2019.

For more information, please visit