Bursaries & Scholarships

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University of Waterloo

Title Description Value
Indigenous Student Bursary

“The Government of Ontario provides bursary assistance for Indigenous students with financial need, as assessed by the educational institution. The bursary is open to eligible students enrolled at the University of Waterloo in full- or part-time studies in any degree program in any year of study.”

Learn more about the Indigenous Student Bursary. 

Master of Mathematics for Teachers (MMT) Indigenous Scholarship

“Up to five scholarships will be awarded annually to students entering into the Master of Mathematics for Teachers (MMT) program at the University of Waterloo. Each scholarship is valued at a maximum of $15,000. 

In order to be considered for the scholarship, candidates must be active mathematics teachers, demonstrate a strong connection to an Indigenous community, and show an ability to impact Indigenous students. Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.”

Learn more about the Master of Mathematics for Teachers Indigenous Scholarship. 

Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary  

“Bursaries, valued at $1,000 or more, are awarded annually to full- or part-time undergraduate Métis students from Ontario enrolled in any program of any year at the University of Waterloo who are in good academic standing and who have demonstrated financial need.”

Learn more about the Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary. 

Ontario Power Generation Engineering Award  

Applicants must be entering Year Two of Chemical, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical or Software Engineering. Eligible candidates “will be women, Indigenous Canadians, persons with disabilities or visible minorities.”

Learn more about the Ontario Power Generation Engineering Award. 

Scotiabank Entrance Scholarship for Black and Indigenous Students  

“One scholarship, valued at $10,000, will be awarded annually to a Black or Indigenous student entering Year One of any program within the Faculty of Mathematics (excluding Software Engineering).”

Learn more about the Scotiabank Entrance Scholarship for Black and Indigenous Students. 


Agibcona Masters of Mathematics for Teachers Awards

An award of $4,200 will be awarded annually to a part-time graduate student enrolled in the Master of Mathematics for Teachers program through the Centre of Education in Mathematics & Computing (CEMC) in the Faculty of Mathematics.

Selection is based on current experience teaching in an Indigenous or northern/remote community in Canada. Preference will be given to a student entering their first year of the Master of Mathematics for Teachers program.

Learn more about the Agibcona Masters of Mathematics for Teachers Awards



Affiliated and Federated Institutions of Waterloo

Title Description Value
Indigenous Student Leadership Bursary - Renison University College  

“This bursary seeks to address systemic barriers to post-secondary education that Indigenous students face as a direct result of history and ongoing processes of colonization.  

Set up by Renison’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee, the bursary further recognizes that Indigenous students actively involved on campus often do extra labour related to their Indigeneity and connections to community, both in our classrooms and as part of other university processes.  

These bursaries are an effort to recognize that labour and to develop a committed and reciprocal relationship with Indigenous students that supports their aspirations and development, fosters their leadership, builds their connections and networks, and supports the contribution of their gifts, passions, and energies at Renison and beyond.”

Learn more about the Indigenous Student Leadership Bursary

up to $1,000 per student
SDS Equity and Diversity Scholarship – Renison University College 

“The ultimate aim of those who engage in Social Development Studies is to help people, communities, and nations flourish. Renison University College values diversity and equity in our student body, and has designed this scholarship to address historical and contemporary injustices that have created barriers to higher education for members of marginalized groups (with priority going to self-identified Indigenous students; Black students; students of colour; LGBTQ+, queer, trans*, and/or Two-Spirit students; and students with disabilities)”

Learn more about the SDS Equity and Diversity Scholarship. 

WPIRG Campus Legacy Award for Indigenous Students – St. Paul's University College 

During a nearly 50-year legacy at UW and the Affiliated and Federated Institutions of the University of Waterloo, student members of WPIRG took action on many issues and were particularly strong advocates and allies for Indigenous students. 

In recognition of this long history the current Board of WPIRG intends for this gift to further enhance a legacy of cooperation, advocacy and social justice by providing annual awards available exclusively to Indigenous students at Waterloo who are working to advance causes related to social and or environmental change. 

St. Paul’s will give three awards valued at up to $3,000 annually to a full-time Indigenous graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in any program or Faculty on the basis of participation in actions, demonstrations, conferences or forums regarding social/environmental research and justice (Inclusive of virtual conferences and gatherings).”

Learn more about the WPIRG Campus Award for Indigenous Students. 




Title Description Value

Indspire is a national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. 

Our vision is to enrich Canada through Indigenous education and by inspiring achievement. In partnership with Indigenous, private, and public sector stakeholders, Indspire educates, connects and invests in Indigenous people so they will achieve their highest potential.”

Learn more about Indspire. 

Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship

“ONPHA’s Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship supports Aboriginal students living in non-profit housing in Ontario. Each scholarship winner receives $2,000 for use towards their post-secondary education costs, like tuition, books, technology and transportation.”

Learn more about the Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship.