Financial Resources and Support
Learn about scholarships, awards, and financial opportunities available to First Nations, Inuit and Métis post-secondary students
For information on awards and scholarships available to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students at the University of Saskatchewan through Central Awards please consult the USASK Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards webpages:
Tip: to search for the awards and scholarships specifically for Indigenous students follow the ‘Search Awards’ link and enter both the keywords ‘Indigenous’ and 'Aboriginal' — the terms of reference regarding candidates will be listed within each award criteria (e.g. for Métis or for First Nations students only, for Indigenous Students with Dependent Children, etc.)
There are many external scholarship and award programs that have the goal of supporting the success of First Nations, Inuit and Métis scholars through post-secondary education. Explore these links to find awards whose criteria apply to you!
- Indspire Institute of Canada
- Province of Saskatchewan
- Indigenous Services Canada — Post-secondary Support
- Post-secondary Student Support Program
- University and College Entrance Preparation Program
- Government of Canada — Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool
- MNS University Sponsorship Program
Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loans Program
The Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loans Program offers a needs based supplement to your existing resources to help you fund your education. For further information, contact the Student Financial Assistance Branch at 1-800-597-8278 (toll-free in Canada) or (306) 787-5620 (in Regina area or outside Canada) or by website.
First Nations & Métis Post-Secondary Education in Saskatchewan
You may be able to access post-secondary support through your respective First Nation or Tribal Council, or Métis Local. For further information, please contact your respective post-secondary program coordinator.
For Métis students: you may be able to access information on avenues of support for post-secondary study at the Gabriel Dumont Institute.