Aboriginal Initiatives

Scholarships and Bursaries

There are many opportunities to access scholarships and bursaries through various organizations. We strongly encourage students to apply for any awards they are eligible for - many scholarships/bursaries go unclaimed each year due to lack of student response/applications.

The University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing has established a $5,000 entrance scholarship for incoming first year graduate students of Aboriginal ancestry. Students of Aboriginal ancestry are automatically considered for the scholarship upon acceptance into a graduate nursing program and do not need to apply separately.

For helpful tips on application success, please see our Tips for Success PDF document.

Aboriginal Specific Awards/Scholarships

Awards/Scholarships Number of Awards Deadlines
Aboriginal Multi-Media Society (AMMSA) Multiple Varies
Arts & Science Aboriginal Awards Multiple Varies
Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) Multiple Varies
Gov't of Canada: Aboriginal Bursaries Search Engine Multiple Varies
Indspire: Indigenous Education, Canada's Future Varies June 1, November 1
Nels, Anna and Evelyn Dahl Nursing Education Fund Award - Saskatoon Community Foundation One June 15
Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship $20,000 February 28
Royal Bank of Canada Aboriginal Student Awards Up to $4,000/yr February 28

General and Aboriginal Awards/Scholarships

Awards/Scholarships Number of Awards Deadlines
College of Nursing Scholarships & Bursaries Multiple April 15
U of S Scholarships & Bursaries Multiple June 1
Student Awards Multiple Varies
Canadian Nurses Foundation of Canada Multiple March 31

If you need any help with your applications, we are happy to assist.