There are many resources and funding opportunities available to support Métis students in Alberta.
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Métis Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries
The deadline for scholarship applications is Wednesday, October 31st, 2020. Please submit application packages to Kaylee Townend at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Art L’Hirondelle ($1000): The Art L’Hirondelle Dedicated Service Scholarship is available to Métis students enrolled in construction, or trades programs.
- Delia Gray ($1000): The Delia Gray Memorial Scholarship is available to Métis students enrolled in any area of study.
- Pearl Calahasen ($1000): The Honourable Pearl Calahasen Scholarshipis available to Métis students enrolled in any area of study.
- Gary Pruden ($500): The Gary Pruden Scholarship is available to Métis students enrolled in any area of study.
- Ernest Poitras ($1000): The Ernest Poitras Scholarship is available to Métis students enrolled in any area of study.
Rupertsland Institute (RLI) provides post-secondary financial aid to Métis students to reduce the overall cost of education and the financial burden it can have.
Rupertsland Institute will now fund first to fourth year studies not just the final two terms
Rupertsland will fund Diplomas, Degrees, and PhD, MA, MBA or Professional Program at Colleges or Universities within Alberta
More information on the RLI website frequently asked questions
If you are you a full time Métis student in one of 17 post-secondary institutions in Alberta this is another option for funding.
This award provides financial support in years one to three of your certificate, diploma or undergraduate program.
Métis Scholar Awards are available at the following institutions and all applications must be submitted directly to the appropriate post-secondary institution:
- Athabasca University
- Bow Valley College
- Grande Prairie Regional College
- Lakeland College
- Lethbridge College
- MacEwan University
- Mount Royal University
- NorQuest College
- Northern Lakes College
- Portage College
- University of Alberta
- University of Calgary
Rupertsland Student Emergency Program (RSEP)
RSEP may provide support in the form of one of the following: rent subsidy, grocery support, distance learning support, tutoring support, or complimentary health services, such as health program enrolment or counselling support. To be eligible for this support, applicants must hold a Métis Nation of Alberta card, be enrolled in a post-secondary institution, and demonstrate financial need related to the pandemic.
- The Settlement Education department is responsible for Strategic Training Initiatives (STIs). These provide training and education to Métis Settlement Members residing on Settlements.
- 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
- $1000 awards for six (6) first year Métis students, one from each Métis region.
- Deadline: Applications accepted January 1 through April 30 annually.
- 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
- $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.
- To encourage Indigenous peoples living in Alberta (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) to pursue and complete postsecondary studies in certificate, diploma, applied degree and bachelor’s degree programs.
- Students must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program at one of the following post-secondary schools:
- Use the Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool to search more than 688 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada.
- Government website listing various bursaries and scholarships for students.
Student Loans and Grants
- 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.
- Financial support for rent ($200/month) and security deposit ($850 max). Maximum is $2,400 annually.
- Contact: 780-452-6440