Scholarships and Awards

First Nations University of Canada students are eligible for all awards offered by the First Nations University of Canada and the University of Regina. Application forms for First Nations University of Canada awards are available from the First Nations University of Canada Student Success Services or by clicking the links below. General inquiries should be directed to:

First Nations University of Canada Scholarship Committee

1 First Nations Way

Regina, SK S4S 7K2

Phone: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Email: First Nations University of Canada Scholarship Committee

Download the application forms:

February 28 Application Form

October 31 Application Form

For more scholarships, awards and bursaries please visit the University of Regina Scholarship website.

FNUniv is pleased to feature AANDC’s new Aboriginal Bursary Widget which features a searchable list of more than 680 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada, offered by governments, universities and colleges, private and public companies, individual Canadians, organizations and others. The majority of bursaries on this list target Aboriginal students but could vary by group such as First Nation, Métis or Inuit. Also, some bursaries are specific to a region, place of residence, a school, or a field of study.

Visit the Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool home page.

Jack Adilman Scholarship

Deadline: February 28

Donor:

Value: $750

Number of Scholarships: One

Field(s) of Study: Administration

Year(s) Study:

Minimum Credit Hours:

Minimum Academic Standing:

Designation:

Criteria: Must be a First Nations University of Canada student who successfully completed the Administration Qualifying Program and successfully transferred into the Bachelor of Administration Program. Selection of recipient is based on highest transfer GPA. In the event of a tie, the award will be shared among the qualifying students.

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application

Application Details: Must submit program sheet from Academic Advisor and two letters of reference outside of the First Nations University of Canada with application.

Grain & General Services Union Bursary

Deadline: February 28

Donor: Grain & General Services Union (ILWU-Canada)

Value: $ 2,000

Number of Scholarships: One

Field(s) of Study: Any area of study leading to a degree

Year(s) Study: Minimum of 30 credit hours to a maximum of 60 credit hours (not including ENGL 90, ENGL 91, and AMTH 001,002,003).

Minimum Credit Hours: Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Minimum Academic Standing: 70%

Designation: Aboriginal

Criteria: Open to an Aboriginal student enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours at the First Nations University of Canada. Must have successfully completed a minimum of 30 credit hours (not including ENGL 90/91 and AMTH 001/002/003 classes) to a maximum of 60 credit hours in any area of study leading to a degree. Financial need, leadership, participation and involvement in on-campus and student activities will be considered in the selection of recipient.

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application and complete this Budget

Application Details: Must submit transcripts, budget, and a cover letter indicating involvement in on-campus and student activities with application.

Library Book Award

Deadline: February 28

Donor:

Value: $ 300 Gift Certificate (to a relevant bookstore)

Number of Scholarships: One

Field(s) of Study:

Year(s) Study: Minimum of 24 to a maximum of 60 completed credit hours

Minimum Credit Hours:

Minimum Academic Standing:

Designation:

Criteria: Must be a responsible frequent user of the First Nations University of Canada Library. Award will be given to the applicant with the highest GPA. In the event of a tie, this award will be given to the student with the most number of credit hours completed.

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application

Application Details: Must submit transcripts and a letter of reference from the Head Librarian at the First Nations University of Canada.

Adam Dreamhealer Prize

Deadline: February 28

Donor: Adam Dreamhealer

Value: $580

Number of Scholarships: One

Field(s) of Study: Bachelor of Science; Applied Science

Year(s) Study:

Minimum Credit Hours:

Minimum Academic Standing: 65%

Designation: First Nations ancestry

Criteria: Students must be registered as a FNUniv student in either a Bachelor of Science or Applied Science program. Students will be selected based upon a combination of academic merit and financial need.

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application and complete this Budget

Bobby Bird Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: October 31

Donor: Trust fund has been established in commemoration of the late FSIN Chief Bobby Bird.

Value: $810

Number of Scholarships: One

Field(s) of Study: Administration Qualifying; Administration

Year(s) Study: Must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Minimum Credit Hours:

Minimum Academic Standing: 67%

Designation: Saskatchewan Treaty Indian

Criteria: Must be a Treaty Indian registered in the Administration Qualifying Program or First Nations University of Canada School of Business and Public Administration. Must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 67%. Must be pursuing a career in the field of Indigenous Management and Administration. Need is a prime importance.

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application and compete this Budget

Application Details: Submit transcripts and a budget with application.

Drs. Lewis and Elisabeth Brandt Scholarship

Deadline: October 31st for Bachelor of Indigenous Education - Elementary

July 10th for First Nations Language Instructors Certificate Program

Donor: South Saskatchewan Community Foundation Inc.

Value: TBA

Number of Scholarships: TBD annually

Field(s) of Study: First Nations Language Certificate Program and Bachelor of Indigenous Education - Elementary

Year(s) Study:

Minimum Credit Hours: Must have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours.

Minimum Academic Standing: N/A

Designation:

Criteria: Students must be registered at the First Nations University of Canada and fall within one of the following two categories:

  1. Be enrolled in the Bachelor of Indigenous Education - Elementary Program and completed a minimum of 6 credit hours in Indigenous Language courses; or
  2. Be enrolled in the First Nations Language Certificate Program.

Preference will be given to students who meet the above qualifications, are over 30 years of age, and intend to teach a Canadian Indigenous language at the primary or elementary level. Students may be Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal.
Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application

Application Details: Submit application, program sheet to be completed by an Academic Advisor, budget, and cover letter expressing interest in teaching an Indian language at the primary or elementary level.

Hudson’s Bay Company Student Achievement Award for Excellence

Deadline: October 31

Donor: A gift from the Hudson’s Bay Charitable Foundation

Value: 2 awards of $3,300

Number of Scholarships: Two

Field(s) of Study: Indigenous Studies; Administration

Year(s) Study: 60 credit hours in Indigenous Studies Program

90 credit hours in Administration Program

Minimum Credit Hours: Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours

Minimum Academic Standing: 75%

Designation: Aboriginal

Criteria: Applicant must be of Aboriginal ancestry. Must be a First Nations University of Canada student. One award will be given to a student who has completed the 60 credit hours in the Indigenous Studies program, and one given to a student who has completed 90 credit hours in the School of Business and Public Administration Program.

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application

Application Details: Transcripts to be included with application

Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy Award

Deadline: October 31

Donor: Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Value: $1,000 (paid in 2 installments - $500 in the first semester and $500 paid in the second semester providing the student maintains a 65% GPA)

Number of Scholarships: One

Field(s) of Study: Indigenous Studies

Year(s) Study:

Minimum Credit Hours:

Minimum Academic Standing: 65% in the semester during which they apply for the award and they must maintain 65% average in the following semester in order to receive the second installment

Designation:

Criteria: Registered student at the First Nations University of Canada. Must be registered in at least 9 credit hours in the semester during which you apply for the award. Financial need will be taken into consideration.

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: Download See above application and complete this Budget

Application Details: Submit a completed application form, a budget indicating financial need, a brief resume (outlining education institutes, community involvement, volunteer and work experience) with application.

Margaret & Clare Sherrard Friendship Scholarship

Deadline: October 31

Donor: Gerald Sherrard

Value: $1,600 ($800 each)

Number of Scholarships: Two

Field(s) of Study: Indian Education; Indian Social Work

Year(s) Study: 4th Year

Minimum Credit Hours:

Minimum Academic Standing: 75%

Designation: Treaty/Status Indian

Criteria: Must be a Treaty/Status Indian from Western Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, or Yukon). Must express commitment to return to his/her community upon completion of degree. One scholarship will be awarded in the discipline of Indian Education, and one scholarship will be awarded in the discipline of Indian Social Work.

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application

Application Details: Transcripts must accompany the application. Must submit two letters of reference from outside the First Nations University of Canada, and cover letter from applicant indicating a strong commitment to First Nations’ communities.

John B. Tootoosis Scholarship

Deadline: October 31

Donor:

Value: $850.00

Number of Scholarships: One

Field(s) of Study: Indigenous Studies

Year(s) Study: Completed a minimum of 60 credit hours towards degree

Minimum Credit Hours:

Minimum Academic Standing: 70%

Designation:

Criteria: Awarded to a First Nations University of Canada student who has successfully completed a minimum of 60 credit hours towards completing a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies. Recipient will have demonstrated a commitment to First Nations government development.

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application

Application Details: Applicant must submit cover letter demonstrating a commitment to First Nations government development, transcripts, and two letters of reference outside of the First Nations University of Canada.

Jean Shoebridge Memorial Book Prize

Deadline: February 28 and October 31

Donor: Clifford and Elizabeth Blight

Value: $150

Number of Scholarships: Four (Two to be awarded for the fall semester, two for the winter semester)

Field(s) of Study: Any field of study

Year(s) Study: Must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours

Minimum Credit Hours:

Minimum Academic Standing:

Designation: Aboriginal

Criteria: Applicant must be of Aboriginal ancestry full or part-time student enrolled in any field of study. Must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours and be committed to studies. Must indicate a desire to work within their community after convocation. Need is of secondary importance.

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application and complete this Budget

Application Details: Submit transcripts with application, and a cover letter indicating a desire to work within your community.

SaskEnergy Scholarship

Deadline: October 31

Donor: SaskEnergy

Value: $10,000

Number of Scholarships: Two scholarships each in the amount of $5,000, or ten scholarships each in the amount of $1,000, or a combination of such to a total of $10,000 annually.

Field(s) of Study: Engineering, Sciences/Environmental Sciences, Arts (those areas of study that lead to entry into engineering and/or sciences), or Administration.

Year(s) Study:

Minimum Credit Hours: Must be a full-time student registering or registered in a full course load (15 credit hours) for $5,000 scholarship.

Must be a full-time student registering or registered in a full course load (12 credit hours) for $1,000 scholarship.

Minimum Academic Standing: 80% for $5,000 scholarship

75% for $1,000 scholarship

Designation: Aboriginal

Criteria: Applicant must be a Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Inuit, or Métis. Need is of primary importance. Must be a Saskatchewan resident, or have been a Saskatchewan resident at least two years prior to application. Successful applicants will be paid in two equal installments: First installment to be paid in November, and second installment to be paid in February as per continued academic excellence.

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application

Application Details: Submit budget and transcripts with application.

Edna Irene Allen Estate Scholarship

Deadline: February 28

Donor: A generous bequest from the estate of Edna Irene Allen.

Value: $700

Number of Scholarships: One

Field(s) of Study: Any field of study

Year(s) Study:

Minimum Credit Hours: Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours in the semester in which the application is made.

Minimum Academic Standing: UPGA of at least 65%

Designation: Must be a First Nations University of Canada student of Aboriginal ancestry.

Criteria:

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application

Application Details: Submit transcripts with application.

Indigenous Authors Award

Deadline: October 31

Donor:

Value: $350

Number of Scholarships: One

Field(s) of Study:

Year(s) Study:

Minimum Credit Hours:

Minimum Academic Standing:

Designation: Must be a First Nations University of Canada student

Criteria: Must be of Indian Ancestry registered in full- or part-time studies. Applicant must submit 8 poems, or 2 pieces of fiction, or 1 play

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application

K + S Potash Canada Scholarship

Deadline: October 31 and February 28

Donor: K + S Potash Canada

Value: $1, 250

Number of Scholarships: 2 (two) per semester

Field(s) of Study: Any program that leads to one of the following disciplines: Engineering, Sciences, Business Administration and Entrepreneurship (many 1st year Arts programs can lead to these disciplines).

Year(s) Study:

Minimum Credit Hours: Must be enrolled in a minimum of (9) credit hours

Minimum Academic Standing: 65%

Designation: Full-time registered student of FNUniv

Criteria: Must be a Saskatchewan resident for at least two years prior to application First Nation, Status, non-Status Indian, Métis or Inuit. Able to demonstrate financial need.

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application and complete this Budget

Application Details: Applicant must submit a cover letter that addresses financial need (including budget) and academic goals.

TD Bank Financial Group Bursary

Deadline: October 31 and February 28

Donor: TD Bank Financial Group

Value: Maximum of 50% of recipient’s tuition fee per term

Number of Scholarships: (16-20) awards each semester

Field(s) of Study: Any field of study

Year(s) Study: Entrance

Minimum Credit Hours: Full or part-time students

Minimum Academic Standing: N/A

Designation: Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students

Criteria: Award qualifications are based solely on need. Students must be registered as a full or part-time student at FNUniv. Recipients may be residents of any province or territory in Canada and must qualify as entitled to the Canadian Resident Tuition Fee Structure (i.e. must be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or designated as a protected person).

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application and complete this Budget

Application Details: Applicants are asked to submit a First Nations University of Canada General Scholarship Application package which includes:

  • A completed First Nations University of Canada Scholarship application form
  • A one page statement of academic and career goals which includes a budget indicating financial need and tuition fee amount.

Albert Bellegarde Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: October 31

Donor:

Value: $2,000

Number of Scholarships: One per semester

Field(s) of Study: Any field of study

Year(s) Study: Must have completed 2 years of study in any post-secondary institution.

Minimum Credit Hours:

Minimum Academic Standing:

Designation: Saskatchewan Treaty Indian

Criteria: Must be Treaty Indian born in Saskatchewan. Must have demonstrative active involvement in the development of Indian self-determination. Must also demonstrate competence in his/her field of study.

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application

Application Details: Application must include two (2) letters of recommendation from 1 person of recognized authority with the Saskatchewan Indian community and 1 person of professional status in applicant’s field of study.

Joely Bigeagle-Kequahtooway Award

Deadline: October 31st and February 28th

Donor:

Value: $500

Number of Scholarships: One per semester

Field(s) of Study: Any field of study but preference given to students studying in areas of math and sciences

Year(s) Study:

Minimum Credit Hours:

Minimum Academic Standing:

Designation: Status or Non-Status First Nation

Criteria: Must be a single parent, full-time student attending the First Nations University of Canada. Must demonstrate commitment to community or cultural involvement and/or volunteer work. Must outline how they have overcome adversity to succeed.

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application

Application Details: Submit one-page letter with application, outlining how they have overcome adversity to succeed.

Indigenous Artist Award

Deadline: Prior to Spring and Fall Convocation

Donor:

Value: $400

Number of Scholarships: One

Field(s) of Study: Indian Art

Year(s) Study:

Minimum Credit Hours:

Minimum Academic Standing:

Designation:

Criteria: Presented at the First Nations University of Canada convocation to a 4th year Indian Art History graduate. Selection is based on highest GPA in required core classes (INAH 100, INAH 200, INAH 202, INAH 204, INAH 300 level).

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: No application required

Application Details: Student Success Services email hyperlink:

info@fnuniv.ca

Dr. Oliver Brass Graduate Studies Award

Deadline: February 28th

Donor:

Value: $1,000

Number of Scholarships: One

Field(s) of Study: Award to be given to a Masters Student or a PhD Student

Year(s) Study:

Minimum Credit Hours:

Minimum Academic Standing:

Designation: Aboriginal

Criteria: Available to a person of Aboriginal Heritage who is a Canadian citizen and a graduate of the First Nations University of Canada or the University of Regina who is enrolled in a Masters or PhD program at a recognized post-secondary institution. Selection for this award will be based upon academic achievement. Presented at the First Nations University of Canada spring convocation.

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application and complete this Nomination Form

Application Details: Applicant must submit an application form in full, nomination form from his/her faculty advisor, confirmation of enrolment duly endorsed by that institution, academic letter of reference (separate from faculty advisor nominator), personal letter of reference, and an official transcript of marks from previous post-secondary institutions. Successful applicant can apply for this award only once.

First Nations University of Canada Board of Governors Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Deadline: October 31

Donor: First Nations University of Canada Board of Governors

Value: $1,000

Number of Scholarships: One

Field(s) of Study: Special Case Masters Program

Year(s) Study:

Minimum Credit Hours:

Minimum Academic Standing:

Designation:

Criteria: Must be a graduate of the First Nations University of Canada with the highest GPA accepted into full-time graduate studies in a joint First Nations University of Canada/University of Regina Special Case Masters Program.

Contact: Student Success Services

Details: First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134

Fax: 306-790-5996

Application: See above application

Application Details: Submit transcripts with application.

Ayahkamimakan Pimatisiwin (Life Continues) Bursary

Deadline: October 31

Donor: Deanna Christensen

Value: $100

Number of Scholarships: One

Field(s) of Study: Any field

Year(s) Study: Completed first year of studies

Minimum Credit Hours: Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours

Minimum Academic Standing:

Designation: Treaty/Status Indian

Criteria: Applicant must be a single parent student who is a Saskatchewan Treaty/StatusIndian registered in full time classes in any field of study, and who has completed his/her first year of study. Selection of recipient will be based on need.

Contact: Student Success Services

First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: (306)790-5950 extension 3100; Fax (306) 790-5996

Application: Available at www.firstnationsuniversity.ca or Student Success Services.

Application Details: Must submit a letter of recommendation from his/her academic advisor, application, transcripts and budget.

Viola Anaquod Single Parent Bursary

Deadline: February 28

Donor: Del Anaquod

Value: $2,000

Number of Scholarships: One annually

Field(s) of Study: Any field

Year(s) Study: Open

Minimum Academic Standing: GPA 60%

Criteria: Applicants must be a full-time registered student attending FNUniv and must be a single parent; male or female, First Nations or non First Nations. A single parent is defined as an individual who is raising a child(s) under the age of 18 years and has been doing so for at least two years.

Background: This Bursary recognizes the struggles and dreams of single parents who want a better life for their children. Although the bursary is in the name of Viola Anaquod, the award recognizes all single parents and their accomplishments. Ms. Anaquod successfully raised eight children as a single parent.

Contact: Student Success Services

First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way

Regina SK S4S 7K2

Tel: (306)790-5950 extension 3100; Fax (306) 790-5996

Application: Available at www.firstnationsuniversity.ca or Student Success Services.

Application Details: Applicants must submit a First Nations University of Canada General Scholarship Application package by the February 28th deadline which includes:

  • A completed application form
  • A copy of current transcripts
  • A 500-700 word essay highlighting the applicant’s struggles and accomplishments, academic merit and financial barriers. This is an opportunity for applicants to reflect on their success, both personally and academically and to highlight the success of their children. The applicant may want to emphasize the barriers being a single parent has presented in achieving academic goals. What was done to overcome these barriers? What are your hopes for your children; how does your success as a student impact your children?