University of Alberta

Funding for this program is made possible in part by the generosity and commitment of our donors. The list below represents individual Awards contributing to the funding available. As an applicant, you only need to apply to the scholarship or bursary program listed, or based on the application procedures indicated on the specified program page. Should you be selected as a recipient, you would then be notified as to which individual Award(s) you have received.

First Peoples' House

The following scholarships are part of the Faculty/Department Scholarship Competition.

Susan Aglukark Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to a student who is a First Nation, Inuit, or Métis person of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) entering the University of Alberta from high school with satisfactory academic standing. Selection based on demonstrated interest in the preservation of traditional Indigenous culture and/or demonstrated leadership within an Indigenous community. Preference given to an Inuit student with demonstrated interest in environmental issues.

Funded by: Multiple donors

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from First Peoples' House

Carl Amrhein Aboriginal Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students who are First Nation, Inuit, or Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree. Selection based on academic standing and/or demonstrated involvement in the Indigenous community.

Funded by: The Carl Amrhein Aboriginal Fund Endowment

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from First Peoples' House

Kay Anderson Entrance Bursary for Aboriginal Students

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to a student who is First Nation, Inuit, or Métis person of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) entering the University of Alberta from high school on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement (70% or better). Selection based on demonstrated financial need and academic standing.

Funded by: Kay Anderson

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from First Peoples' House

Lorraine Courtrille Memorial Bursary

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students who are First Nation, Inuit, or Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) on the basis of financial need and involvement in the Indigenous community

Funded by: Endowed through memorial donations from family and friends.

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply to First Peoples' House

Liz Crockford Award

Field of Study: Kinesiology or Education

Conditions: Awarded to a student who is a First Nation, Inuit, or Métis person of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with satisfactory academic standing entering the fourth year of a Bachelor of Kinesiology or Bachelor of Education. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated leadership within the Indigenous community.

Funded by: Annually funded by Peter Rockford

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from First Peoples' House

Barbara Nielsen De Luna Memorial Scholarship

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students who are First Nation, Inuit, or Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with superior academic achievement enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement.

Funded by: Endowed by the estate of Barbara Nielsen De Luna

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply to First Peoples' House

Ken and Bettie Ditzler Award for Aboriginal Students

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students who are First Nation, Inuit, or Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with satisfactory academic standing continuing in an undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta. Selection based on demonstrated involvement in the preservation of traditional Indigenous culture and/or leadership within an Indigenous community.

Funded by: Endowed by Ken (BSc Agriculture 1960) and Bettie (BSc Home Economics 1962) Ditzler

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from First Peoples' House

Métis Elder Marge Friedel Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to a full-time student who is a Métis person of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with satisfactory academic standing continuing in an undergraduate degree. Selection based on academic standing. Primary preference given to a graduate of Amiskwaciy Academy, and secondary preference given to a student with demonstrated involvement in First Nation, Métis and/or Inuit (FNMI) university and/or community events.

Funded by: Endowed by the family and friends, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, in honor of the late Métis Elder Marge Friedel, associate of the U of A Faculty of Native Studies, Elder of the U of A Aboriginal Student Services Centre, and founding Elder of Amiskwaciy Academy.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from First Peoples' House

Harry A and Frances Lepofsky Friedman Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students who are First Nation, Inuit, or Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) entering the University of Alberta from high school on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement (70% or better).

Funded by: Endowed by Ruth Bernice Friedman, daughter of Harry A and Frances Lepofsky Friedman.

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply to First Peoples' House

Gwiizii ts¿àt gwitàatsàh (We Will Make it Better Award)

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to a student who is a First Nation, Inuit, or Métis person of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta. Selection based on academic standing, indicated financial need, and demonstrated leadership within an Indigenous community, participation in Indigenous cultural resurgence initiatives, and/or raising awareness of Indigenous rights in the community at large.

Funded by: Annually funded by 150 Acts of Reconciliation (Crystal Gail Fraser and Sara Komarnisky)

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to First Peoples¿ House

Indigenous Student Living Allowance

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to a student who is a First Nation, Inuit, or Métis person of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta living in Campus Housing. Selection based on indicated financial need.

Funded by: These scholarships were made possible through proceeds from the Sports Wall of Fame dinner and through funds provided by Coca-Cola Limited as part of the 'Thirst for Knowledge' single source beverage initiative and Athletic Alumni

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from First Peoples¿ House

Dorothy Leslie Memorial Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students who are First Nation, Inuit, or Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with satisfactory academic standing. Selection will be made on the basis of academic standing.

Funded by: Endowed through the Estate of Dorothy Leslie

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply to First Peoples' House

Dr William Morrison MacKay Memorial Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students who are First Nation, Inuit, or Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) on the basis of satisfactory academic standing of at least 2.7. Financial need and involvement in the Indigenous community will also be considered.

Funded by: Endowed by the Dr William Morrison MacKay Chapter IODE. The Chapter was organized in May of 1946, by Dr MacKay's 5 daughters, 4 grand-daughters and 8 other members of the Dr Wm Morrison MacKay Chapter IODE in honor of Dr MacKay who was a pioneer medical doctor in the NorthWest. Dr MacKay was the first resident doctor in what is now Alberta and became the first President of the Northern Alberta Medical Association.

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply to First Peoples' House

Elizabeth Merle Martin Memorial Indigenous Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to student who is a First Nation, Inuit or Métis person of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated involvement in the Indigenous community. Preference given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Funded by: Annually funded by the family and friends of Elizabeth Merle Martin

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to First Peoples' House

Métis Nation of Alberta Undergraduate Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students who are Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in an undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta. Selection based on academic standing, indicated financial need and demonstrated involvement in the Métis community. In order to qualify for these awards, students cannot also be eligible for awards or funding designated for registered or treaty Indians. A student cannot receive this award and the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Labour Market Development sponsorship in the same academic year.

Funded by: Métis Education Foundation (MEF), an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA)

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from First Peoples' House

Métis Scholars' Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students who are Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in a professional or graduate program with differential fees (non-direct entry) at the University of Alberta. Selection based on academic standing, indicated financial need and demonstrated involvement in the Métis community. In order to qualify for these awards, students cannot also be eligible for awards or funding designated for registered or treaty Indians. A student cannot receive this award and the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Labour Market Development sponsorship in the same academic year.

Funded by: Métis Education Foundation (MEF), an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA)

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from First Peoples' House

Billy Mills Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students who are First Nation, Inuit, or Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in preparation of a thesis or major paper.

Funded by: Endowed by Englander Productions Inc.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from First Peoples' House

Potentier Family Bursary in Arts

Field of Study: Faculty of Arts

Conditions: Awarded to students who is a First Nation, Inuit, or Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with satisfactory academic standing entering the University of Alberta directly from high school in the first year of an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts. Selection based on demonstrated financial need.

Funded by: Annually funded by Jane Potentier

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from First Peoples' House

Saddle Lake Steinhauer Entrance Scholarship

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program. Recipient will be selected on the basis of demonstrated community service with or among Indigenous peoples. Preference will be given to students who are First Nation, Inuit, or Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2).

Funded by: Endowed Anonymously

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply to First Peoples' House

Cathy Sewell Indigenous Scholars Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to undergraduate students who are First Nation, Inuit, or Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with satisfactory academic standing. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing, family commitment, community involvement, and activities that foster the revitalization of Indigenous Arts, Indigenous Arts, Indigenous languages, and indigenous cultural traditions.

Funded by: Endowed by friends and family of Cathy Sewell to honour her living memory and her pursuit of the Aboriginal indigenous perspective in all fields of study at the University of Alberta.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from First Peoples' House

Dr Harry Sherk Memorial Scholarship

Field of Study: Education

Conditions: Awarded to students who are First Nation, Inuit, or Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with superior academic standing entering the second, third or fourth year of study in a Bachelor of Education degree. Selection based on academic achievement.

Funded by: Endowed by Edna Sherk, in memory of her late husband, Dr Harry Sherk, who earned his B.Ed (1962) and M.Ed (1964) from the University of Alberta and earned his PhD from the University of Colorado (1970). As an Associate Director with Alberta Education, Dr Sherk helped to initiate collaborative curriculum development projects with Aboriginal communities.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from First Peoples' House

Ralph and Isabel Steinhauer Scholarship

Field of Study: Agriculture and Forestry, Home Economics, Agricultural Engineering or Animal Science

Conditions: Awarded to an Aboriginal student with superior academic achievement entering the first year at the University of Alberta on the basis of superior academic achievement and indicated financial need.

Funded by: Endowed by the Steinhauer family.

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply to First Peoples' House

Cyril Herbert Tobias Bursary

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to Alberta, Manitoba, and/or Saskatchewan residents who are First Nation, Inuit, or Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with satisfactory academic standing entering or enrolled in the second, third, or fourth year of an undergraduate degree program. Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic standing.

Funded by: Endowed by the estate of Cyril Herbert Tobias

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply to First Peoples' House

Transition Year Program (TYP) Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students who are First Nation, Inuit, or Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with satisfactory academic standing entering the TYP or completing the TYP and continuing in any undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta. Selection based on academic standing.

Funded by: Annually funded by the University of Alberta

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from First Peoples' House

Transition Year Program (TYP) Completion Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing entering an undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta who have successfully completed the Transition Year Program (TYP). Preference given to students who did not receive third party support during their period of study in the Transition Year Program.

Funded by: Annually funded by the Dean of Students Office

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from First Peoples' House