Faculty of Arts Indigenous Student Entrance Award

Award type: 
Entrance scholarships, Awards for Indigenous students
Award description: 

Two awards, valued at up to $20,000 paid over eight academic terms, will be provided to Indigenous undergraduate students entering Year One of any full-time degree program in the Faculty of Arts. For the purpose of this award, an Indigenous person is one who is a citizen or member of a First Nations community (Status/Non-Status), M├ętis, and/or Inuit. Selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement and community involvement through extracurricular and/or volunteer activities. Preference will be given to students who best demonstrate what receiving this award would mean to their pursuit of post-secondary studies. To be considered, students must submit an online award application by April 15. Recipients will receive $2,500 per full-time academic term for up to eight terms (1A-4B). Payments beyond Year One are dependent on maintaining a minimum overall average of 70% and full-time enrolment.

Value description: 

two awards, valued at up to $20,000 each

Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • Indigenous undergraduate students entering Year One of any program in the Faculty of Arts
  • demonstrated community involvement through extracurricular and/or volunteer activities
  • preference will be given to students who best demonstrate what receiving this award would mean to their pursuit of post-secondary studies
Program:
Arts→Accounting and Financial Management, Global Business and Digital Arts, Honours Arts, Honours Arts and Business
Citizenship: 
Canadian/Permanent resident
Application required?: 
Yes
Application details:
  • Complete the applicable online entrance award application.
    • Select the correct form, based on your identity:
      • Application for Entrance Awards Designated to Black Students
      • Application for Entrance Awards Designated to Indigenous Students
    • Access the application on our forms web page.
Application deadline: 
April 15
Contact:
  • Student Awards & Financial Aid
    • safainfo@uwaterloo.ca