Skip to main contentSkip Navigation or Skip to Content
Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Awards for Indigenous Graduate Students

Tri-Agency Indigenous Scholars Awards and Supplements Pilot Initiative

Deadline: Dec. 1

The Indigenous Scholars Awards and Supplements Pilot Initiative offered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council will further support Indigenous students pursuing master’s level studies. Students can submit their application using the same application process as the Canada Graduate Scholarships—Master’s program.

The Indigenous Scholars Awards and Supplements Pilot Initiative will provide, to the limit of available funding, a $5,000 supplement to eligible Indigenous CGS M award holders, and provide meritorious Indigenous candidates who are on the wait list for the CGS M program a $17,500 award and a $5,000 supplement.

Students apply via the Canada Graduate Scholarships — Master’s program

» More information

Post-Secondary Student Support Program for First Nations Students

Applications: As determined by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres

The Post-Secondary Student Support Program provides eligible First Nations students with funding to access education opportunities at the post-secondary level, including university and college entrance preparation programs.

» For more information visit the program site

New Relationship Trust, Bursaries and Scholarships

Applications: Two Calls each Calendar year (typically in May and September)

The bursaries and scholarships program provides financial support to First Nation students to assist them in achieving success in their post-secondary journey. (status or non-status) member of a BC First Nation Community and planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution on a full-time basis anywhere in the world.

» Please visit New Relationship Trust for more information

BC Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) Scholarships

Applications: Masters Scholarship Program due February 2023

The objective of the BC NEIHR Master’s Scholarship program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) Master’s students in British Columbia (BC) institutions, who demonstrate achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies and partnership potential with Indigenous communities, collectives and organizations. The BC NEIHR launches an annual competition for Master’s Scholarships valued at $17,500 each. Each year, recipients are invited to a Learning and Sharing Circle (with funded Indigenous communities, collectives and organizations), where they present their work and speak about their participation in this Scholarship program.


Canadian Nurses Foundation Scholarships

Applications: Annually between January 1 and March 15

The Canadian Nurses Foundation offers over $400,000 annually in scholarships to advance nursing practice and knowledge in Canada. Supporting Canada’s best and brightest nursing students will ultimately lead to better patient outcomes and a stronger Canadian health care system. As Canada’s only national nursing foundation, we proudly accept applications from students across the country, in all regions of Canada.

» Scholarships for Indigenous Nursing Students

Search To Top