Other Métis Funding Opportunities

There are many resources and funding opportunities available to support Métis students in Alberta.

Click through the menus below to learn more or download a PDF of Métis Funding Opportunities.

Our Awards

Métis Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries

  • 4 scholarship programs offering $500 to $1000
  • Deadline: October 31 annually
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  • Higher Learning Completion Program: Post-secondary and living expense funding for Métis students in the final two terms of studies.
  • Métis Scholar Awards: financial assistance in years one to three of studies.
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  • Contact: 1-888-48-MÉTIS (1-888-486-3847)
  • Since 2004, Indspire has provided over $115M in financial support to more than 37,500 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students.
  • Deadlines: February 1, August 1, November 1
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  • Contact: 1-855-INDSPIRE (463-7747), education@indspire.ca
  • The Settlement Education department is responsible for Strategic Training Initiatives (STIs). These provide training and education to Métis Settlement Members residing on Settlements.
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  • Métis Settlements STI funding coordinators
    • Buffalo Lake 780.689.2170
    • East Prairie 780.523.2594
    • Elizabeth 780.594.5026
    • Fishing Lake 780.943.2202
    • Gift Lake 780.767.3794
    • Kikino 780.623.7868
    • Paddle Prairie 780.981.2227
    • Peavine 780.523.2551
  • Funding for post-secondary studies for current and former youth in government care.
  • Deadline: February 1 annually
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  • Contact: 780-415-0085, advancingfutures@gov.ab.ca
  • $1000 awards for six (6) first year Métis students, one from each Métis region.
  • Deadline: Applications accepted January 1 through April 30 annually.
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  • Funding for post-secondary education, training, and certification, and for cultural, traditional, and language knowledge building.
  • Deadline: Apply annually in the spring.
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  • Contact: 1-888-268-0520, info@nibtrust.ca
  • First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Bursary: Three awards of $3,000, applied directly to tuition. There are also many other scholarships and bursaries to apply to.
  • Deadline: July 31 annually
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  • $2,000 per term, maximum $4,000 annually. For Indigenous peoples living in Alberta (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) to pursue and complete post-secondary studies.
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Scholarship Databases

  • Use the Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool to search more than 688 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada.
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  • Search their database for Métis scholarships and bursaries.
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  • Government website listing various bursaries and scholarships for students.
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Student Loans and Grants

  • Alberta Student Aid is for applying for Alberta and Canada student loans.
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Housing Supports

  • Belcourt Brosseau house is a six-bedroom co-ed home that is located within a short walk from the UAlberta campus with preference given to mature single Aboriginal students.
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  • Financial support for rent ($200/month) and security deposit ($850 max). Maximum is $2,400 annually.
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  • Contact: 780-452-6440