Scholarships, awards & bursaries for Aboriginal students

To apply for the scholarships listed below, fill out a Student Financial Profile (SFP) by May 1. The SFP opens for applications in December and can be viewed through MyFile once you have applied.

Award     Scholarship Amount     Eligibility
Award for Aboriginal Students     $20,000 ($5,000 x 4 years)    
  • Students of Aboriginal ancestry with one award recipient selected from each of the Provincial Territorial Organizations in Ontario (currently Nishnabwe-Aski Nation, Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres, Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians, Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, Grand Council Treaty No. 3, Métis Nation of Ontario).
  • Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and residents of Ontario who demonstrate financial need and who present a minimum admission average of 70 per cent.
  • Recipients of the award will be required to take part in a mentorship program.

York University Entrance Bursary for Aboriginal Students

    $8,800 ($2,200 x 4 years)    
  • Available to status and non-status undergraduate students of Aboriginal ancestry who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and are residents of Ontario who demonstrate financial need.
  • The bursary is renewable for a maximum of three additional years provided the student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 5.00 (C+) and enrolment in a minimum of 18 credits.