National Indigenous Scholarship Program

The National Indigenous Scholarship Program is awarded annually to five incoming Indigenous undergraduate students (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) studying full-time at Western’s main campus based on their outstanding academic excellence. The National Indigenous Scholarship also recognizes the candidate’s academic achievements, creative and innovative thinking, and previous or intended contributions to Indigenous communities (on and off reserve as well as urban settings).

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Scholarship Values

3 awards at $50,000 each to Indigenous students applying from Canadian high schools ($20,000 for year-one, $10,000 for year’s two to four based on ongoing registration)

2 awards at $50,000 each to Indigenous students applying from a postsecondary institution ($20,000 for year-one, $10,000 for year’s two to four based on ongoing registration)

Eligibility

Awarded annually to five Indigenous undergraduate students (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) studying full-time at Western's main campus based on their outstanding academic excellence and meaningful and impactful contribution toward Indigenous communities. Three scholarships will be awarded to students applying from Canadian high schools, and two scholarships to Indigenous students applying from a postsecondary institution. Recipients must meet the minimum academic averages for their programs, and will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, creative and innovative thinking, and previous or intended contributions to Indigenous communities (including, on and off reserve and as well as urban settings).

Reference

In order to be considered for the National Indigenous Scholarship program, a reference is required.

For high school applicants. You are required to enter the name and email address of your reference (i.e. Principal, head of school, or designate such as a guidance counselor/officer, teacher, community leader, elder, or mentor).  Your school administrator will be sent an email (once you click on the "send email" button) with your request for a reference. Instructions to your school administrator on how to provide the reference and transcript will be included in the email.

For college transfer applicants. You are required to enter the name and email address of your reference (i.e. Professor, education counselor, professional reference, community leader, elder, or mentor). Your reference will be sent an email (once you click on the “send email” button) with your request for a reference. Instructions to your reference on how to provide the reference transcript will be included in the email.

Applications

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APPLICATION DEADLINE

March 14, 2022

National Indigenous Scholarship Checklist

The following is the checklist for a complete National Indigenous Scholarship Application:

  • On-line National Indigenous Scholarship Application
  • Verification of Indigenous Identity (Indian Status, Metis Citizenship, Inuit Trust card, a letter from band or community representative, or an affidavit)
  • Reference Letter (from school, teacher, community leader, elder, or mentor)
  • Essay

Contact and Mailing Address

Mailing Address
National Indigenous Scholarship Program
Room 2100, Indigenous Student Centre, Western Student Services Building
Western University
London, Ontario N6A 3K7

For more information about the Western National Indigenous Scholarship Program
Donna Noah
Tel: 519-661-2111 x86437 Email: dnoah@uwo.ca dnoah@uwo.ca