Indigenous Graduate Award

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NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (October 6)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: October 6, 2017

Amount: 15,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External

Citizenship: Canadian, Permanent Resident

Program(s): Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, Master of Counselling, Master of Education, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Music, Master of Nursing, Master of Science, Master of Science (Management), PhD in Education

Purpose

  • The purpose is to support Indigenous Albertans in their pursuit of a master's degree or doctoral degree

Deadline 

  • Oct. 6th

Value

  • $7,500 - 15,000

Criteria

  • Students must be enrolled in a full time master's or doctoral program. 
  • Be a Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis, or Inuit
  • Be Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or have protected person status under Canada's Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be a resident of Alberta

Application

  • Include a one (1) page, single spaced research proposal
  • Include two (2) signed reference letters
  • A brief statement detailing leadership activities within your community

Download the application: Indigenous Graduate Award 2017-18 Application Form 

NOTE: 

Students must provide proof of their Indigenous ancestry to their institution before their eligibility is determined.  Acceptable forms of proof may include one of the following, however institutions may use discretion and accept other documentation (e.g. proof that an ancestor’s name has been entered in the Indian Registry according to the Indian Act or as a beneficiary of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement) on a case by case basis:

  • certificate of Indian Status, a status card or a band membership card 
  • letter from their band verifying their status
  • membership card issued by a Métis organization the student is registered with (Metis organization must be a legal entity)
  • a certified copy of a Nunavut Trust Certificate card or Inuit beneficiary card
  • letter of support from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada or Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporateda
  • letter of support from an First Nation, Metis or Inuit organization (must be a legal entity) confirming the applicant’s aboriginal ancestry