Métis Scholar Awards - Applications Now Available
Métis Scholar Awards - Applications Now Available

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Keith McLaughlin
Scholarships & Finance
November 8, 2012


Applications are now available for the 2013 Métis Scholar Awards.

There are a minimum of 6 awards for undergraduate students and a minimum of one award for graduate students. Award value is a minimum of $2,500 for undergraduate and $10,000 for graduate students.

To be eligible students must:

• Be enrolled full-time in any undergraduate (9 credits per term) or graduate degree program;

• Be a Canadian citizen;

• Provide proof of Métis heritage, with at least one of the following:

1. Photocopy of a valid Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) membership card (which can be obtained from the MNA) or,

2. Valid membership card in any one of the following organizations: Métis Settlements of Alberta, Métis Nation of Ontario, Manitoba Métis Federation, Métis Nation – Saskatchewan, Métis Nation British Columbia; or,

3. Photocopy of parent(s), aunt’s/uncle/s or sibling’s valid membership card in any of the above named Métis organizations;

• Submit a letter of no more than 400 words outlining your experience with the Métis community;

• Not be receiving funding from Rupertsland Institute – Métis Training to Employment Services;

• Not be a Registered or Treaty Indian under Canada’s Indian Act.

Selection will be made by the following criteria:

• Demonstrated financial need

• A minimum GPA of 2.3 in the immediate previous semester at UofL for undergraduate applicants and a minimum of 3.0 and satisfactory performance for graduate applicants (ranking is by higher to lower GPAs).

Completed applications with all required documentation must be received by 4:00 pm, January 9, 2013 at the Scholarships and Student Finance office, AH 151.

To obtain a .pdf application, please email fin.aid@uleth.ca or visit Scholarships and Student Finance.

Award recipients will be determined by committee in January and award payments made in February.

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