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.

Aboriginal Student Services

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

Susan Aglukark Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to a student of Aboriginal descent, as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35 (2) or a person accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community, who is entering the University of Alberta from high school with satisfactory academic standing. Selection based on demonstrated interest in the preservation of traditional Aboriginal culture and/or demonstrated leadership within an Aboriginal community. Preference given to an Inuit student with demonstrated interest in environmental issues.

Funded by: Multiple donors

Application/Nomination Procedure: By October 16 to the Aboriginal Student Services Centre

Carl Amrhein Aboriginal Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree who are of Aboriginal descent under the Constitution Act, 1982, Sections 35(2) or persons accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community. Selection based on academic standing and/or demonstrated involvement in the aboriginal community.

Funded by: The Carl Amrhein Aboriginal Fund Endowment

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Aboriginal Student Services Centre

Kay Anderson Entrance Bursary for Aboriginal Students

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to a student of Aboriginal descent, as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35 (2) or a person accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community, who is 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: Apply by October 16 to the Aboriginal Student Services Centre

Lorraine Courtrille Memorial Bursary

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to a student of aboriginal descent, as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2) or persons accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community, on the basis of financial need and involvement in the native community

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

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply by October 16 to the Aboriginal Student Services Centre

Liz Crockford Award

Field of Study: Physical Education or Education

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering the fourth year of a Bachelor of Kinesiolog, Bachelor of Kinesiology or Bachelor of Education who is of Aboriginal descent as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2) or a person accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated leadership within the Aboriginal community.

Funded by: Annually funded by Peter Rockford

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Aboriginal Student Service Center. Check with ASSC for deadline.

Barbara Nielsen De Luna Memorial Scholarship

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students with superior academic achievement who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program who are of aboriginal descent as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2) or are accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as members of their community. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement.

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

Application/Nomination Procedure: By October 16 to the Aboriginal Student Services Centre

Ken and Bettie Ditzler Award for Aboriginal Students

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to a student of Aboriginal descent (as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2), or a person accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community) with satisfactory academic standing continuing in an undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta. Selection based on demonstrated involvement in the preservation of traditional Aboriginal culture and/or leadership within an Aboriginal community.

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

Application/Nomination Procedure: By October 16 to the Aboriginal Student Services Office

Métis Elder Marge Friedel Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to a full-time student of Métis ancestry 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 application to the Aboriginal Student Services Centre

Harry A and Frances Lepofsky Friedman Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to a student of Aboriginal descent, as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35 (2) or a person accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community, who is 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 by October 16 to the Aboriginal Student Services Centre

Dorothy Leslie Memorial Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a University of Alberta student with satisfactory academic standing who is of Aboriginal descent as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2) or persons accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community. Selection will be made on the basis of academic standing.

Funded by: Endowed through the Estate of Dorothy Leslie

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply by October 16 to the Aboriginal Student Services Centre

Dr William Morrison MacKay Memorial Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a University of Alberta student who is of Aboriginal descent as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2) or persons accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community, on the basis of satisfactory academic standing of at least 2.7 . Financial need and involvement in the Aboriginal 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 by October 16 to the Aboriginal Student Services Centre

Métis Nation of Alberta Undergraduate Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to full-time students of Métis ancestry with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree. Selection based on demonstrated involvement in the Métis community, academic standing and demonstrated financial need. 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: Apply by October 14 to the Aboriginal Student Services Centre. Applications can be found by visiting http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/aboriginalservices/ScholarshipsAwardsBursaries.cfm

Métis Scholars' Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students of Métis ancestry with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in a graduate program or professional program with differential fees (non-direct entry). Selection based on demonstrated involvement in the Métis community, academic standing and demonstrated financial need. 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: Apply by October 14 to the Aboriginal Student Services Centre. Applications can be found by visiting http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/aboriginalservices/ScholarshipsAwardsBursaries.cfm

Billy Mills Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program who are of Aboriginal descent as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Sections 35(2) or persons accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community; in preparation of a thesis or major paper.

Funded by:

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from Aboriginal Student Services Centre

Potentier Family Bursary in Arts

Field of Study: Faculty of Arts

Conditions: Awarded to a student 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 who is of Aboriginal descent as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2) or a person(s) accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community. Selection based on demonstrated financial need.

Funded by: Annually funded by Jane Potentier

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply by October 16 to the Aboriginal Student Services Centre

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 Aboriginal peoples. Preference will be given to Aboriginal students.

Funded by: Endowed Anonymously

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply by October 16 to the Aboriginal Student Services Centre

Dr Harry Sherk Memorial Scholarship

Field of Study: Education

Conditions: Awarded to the student with superior academic standing entering the second, third or fourth year of study in a Bachelor of Education degree program who is of Aboriginal descent as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2) or persons accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community. 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 October 15 using the Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) application form, available at the ASSC, 2-400 SUB.

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 financial need.

Funded by: Endowed by the Steinhauer family.

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply by October 16 to the Aboriginal Student Services Centre

Cyril Herbert Tobias Bursary

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to Alberta, Manitoba, and/or Saskatchewan residents with satisfactory academic standing entering or enrolled in the second, third, or fourth year of an undergraduate degree program who are of aboriginal descent as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2) or persons accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community. 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: By October 15 to Aboriginal Student Services Centre, 2-400 SUB

Transition Year Program (TYP) Award

Field of Study: Open

Conditions: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing who are of Aboriginal descent under the Constitution Act, 1982, Sections 35(2) or persons accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community and are 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 Aboriginal Student Services Centre