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Funding Opportunities for Indigenous
& Métis Students

Funding Opportunities for Indigenous & Metis StudentsDid You Know?

Statistics Canada reports that only 10% of Indigenous people graduate from university, compared to 27% of non-Indigenous people. Research conducted by (external), an organization that invests in education, shows that lack of financial resources is the number one barrier for Indigenous students in completing their post-secondary education. Fortunately, there are a growing number of funding resources and programs available for Indigenous people's post-secondary studies, and not just in Calgary.

Financial Help is Available!

  • First Nation, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Bursary is a return-service bursary for students in pre-apprenticeship training, or in a certificate or diploma studies program who can access up to $6,000 for their studies. Students in a Bachelor’s, Masters’ or PhD program can access $10,000 per year for any year of their studies.

    Application Deadline June 1:

  • Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of bursaries, scholarships and incentives that is maintained by the Government of Canada.

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