Funding Information

Scholarships and bursaries for indigenous students

Indigenous candidates must be aware that proof of ancestry may be an additional requirement for scholarships and bursaries. The following is accepted as proof of ancestry:

  • A certified copy of a Status or Treaty card
  • A certified copy of a Métis membership card
  • A certified copy of a Nunavut Trust Certificate card, roll number or any other proof accepted by Inuit communities
  • Proof that an ancestor’s name has been entered:
    • From an official of a recognized Native organization
    • On the band list of an individual band
    • On the Inuit roll
  • Evidence of an ancestor who received a land grant or a scrip grant under the Manitoba Act or the Dominion Lands Act
  • Written confirmation of Aboriginal ancestry from the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Written confirmation of membership by a band council which has enacted to its own band membership code
  • A Statutory Declaration by an applicant attesting to Aboriginal ancestry, supplemented by letters or documentation supporting the Declaration:
    • From an official of a recognized Native organization
    • From a relative in an Aboriginal community
    • From the applicants describing involvement with Aboriginal issues