Indigenous Careers Award

Awarded to students who are First Nation, Inuit, or Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) and who are Alberta residents with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta. Selection based on academic standing. This award is competitive and additional criteria may be applied by the University of Alberta depending on the applicant pool.

Supplemental Questions
  1. The Indigenous Careers Award competition is available for students who are First Nation, Métis, or Inuit people of Canada. This award is funded by the Government of Alberta and is designed to encourage Indigenous learners who are Alberta Residents, as defined by the Alberta Scholarship Act, to pursue and complete post-secondary studies in degree programs leading to high-demand career outcomes in Alberta.

    Students enrolled in a minimum of 24 credits from September to April, students registered with an approved accommodation through Accessibility Resources, or students in the Transition Year Program are encouraged to apply. This competition is competitive and applicants will be assessed based on the minimum eligibility criteria found here with a preference given to students in the upper years of their program. Additional eligibility criteria may be set by the University of Alberta.
    To receive funds, students will need to be enrolled full time in the upcoming academic year.

    I have read the information above and would like to be considered for the Indigenous Careers Award:
  2. Applicants must be able to provide documentation of First Nations, Métis, or Inuit identity. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable documentation.

    Students who have previously provided documentation of First Nations, Metis or Inuit identity may not be required to submit documentation again. Student Financial Support will contact those students for whom documentation is required. Failure to submit acceptable documentation will result in ineligibility for this award.

    By accepting the following statement, you confirm that you are able to submit an acceptable form of documentation to the University of Alberta. Failure to submit this documentation will result in ineligibility for this Award.

    I am able to submit First Nations, Métis or Inuit documentation to the University of Alberta to be considered for financial supports where the selection criteria requires Indigeneity. I understand that failure to provide valid documentation will result in my ineligibility for this competition. I understand that the presentation of one of the documents does not guarantee award selection, as selection is competitive.