11 Egg-cellent Scholarships For Aboriginal Students

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In the excitement of applying for post-secondary education, it’s easy to focus all of your attention on admission forms and applications – and end up neglecting some very valuable funding opportunities.

Funding opportunities are always worth checking out as there may be scholarships that were designed for specific schools and specific programs that will fit your needs exactly.

It’s all about knowing where to look, so TalentEgg has you covered with 11 egg-cellent scholarships to help get you started.

Aboriginal Studies

Tommy Prince Award for Native Studies

Provided by the Assembly of First Nations this $2,000 award is intended for students who have completed one year of Aboriginal Studies (and other similarly-named programs) and demonstrated academic excellence. If you’re involved in and are committed to extra-curricular activities then this is the award for you!

Agriculture

Ralph and Isabel Steinhauer Scholarship

In your first year at the University of Alberta studying Agriculture (or Animal Sciences, Hotel Industry and Tourism, Earth Sciences and Natural Resources)? There’s one $2,000 scholarship up for grabs that will be awarded on the basis of financial need and high academic achievement.

Arts

Lorne Joseph Simon Prize

This $1,000 bursary is awarded every year to the full-time First Nations student on the Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick who is deemed the most promising writer. Definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard).

Athletics

Aboriginal Athletic Award

If you’re a University of Regina Cougar or Ram athlete, then check out your eligibility for this $1,000 award! You don’t need to be in a specific program in order to receive this award.

Business and Administration

Bessie Silcox Scholarship for Dene Students

If you’re a Dene student studying Business and Administration, Social Services, or Education and would like to receive $500 towards an education that will help you hatch a career that will be of service to the citizens of Denendeh then you should consider applying for this scholarship! You can do this by sending a letter with your name, address, name of home community, and name of school you’re attending (along with proof of registration). You should also include a letter of support from your Chief, Councillor, or other suitable figure and a second letter of support from an academic contact.

Engineering and Natural Sciences

Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Supplement Program

Calling all engineers! These 3 awards are worth up to $5,000 and are intended for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students. You must be willing to visit Aboriginal schools and communities to share your experiences and help promote science and engineering.

Environmental Studies

Ted Parnell Memorial Scholarship

The Yukon Conservation Society wants to give $500 to any full-time student entering an environmental studies course in the Yukon. Sound like you? Check it out!

Marketing

CN Gold Medal Scholarship

The University of Northern British Columbia is offering one $2,500 award to students in Marketing (or Economics and Statistics, Management, and Transportation!). You must be a resident of Northern B.C. and have completed 60 credits.

Professional development

The Aboriginal Student Awards Program (ASAP)

Offering 10 scholarships of up to $4000 a year for two to four years, this student awards program from RBC supports Aboriginal youth in completing a post-secondary education program. RBC also considers scholarship recipients with an interest in financial services for summer or post-graduate employment – meaning there’s career-hatching potential here.

Skilled trades

Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board Family of Scholarships

Could you be the recipient of 1 of 13 $1,000 scholarships from the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board? Your answer might be yes if you’re of Aboriginal descent and are pursuing apprenticeship training!

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Rosie Hales was an Editorial and Marketing intern at TalentEgg in the summer of 2013. She recently hatched her career in Communications at her alma mater, Queen's University. Follow her on Twitter @rosieehales.