Indigenous Student Bursaries/Scholarships

a)  The Indigenous Students' Bursary Application and b)  Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary Application are closed for 2016/2017. 

Notification of the bursary application becoming available will be made through myInfo, communication notices, emails to your Lakehead University account as well as physical advertising campaigns posted at locations throughout the Lakehead University.

Students completing the above applications for are encouraged to apply for the online Fall/Winter Bursary in order to be considered for other donor-funded bursaries. We strongly recommend all students to self-identify when filling out any applications.

Successful applicants for the Indigenous Students Bursary will need to complete a Notice of Collection of Personal Information form.

First Generation Bursary

The Ontario First Generation Bursary provides aid to post-secondary students with financial need who are attending publicly-assisted colleges and universities in Ontario. This bursary is specifically for students whose parents have never attended post-secondary studies.

You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to be considered for this bursary:

  • You’re attending a publicly-assisted college or university in Ontario

  • Your parent(s) have never completed a post-secondary diploma, degree or certificate anywhere in the world.

  • You’re enrolled in a first-entry undergraduate program. Second entry programs like law or medicine, as well as graduate programs, are not eligible.

  • You do not already have a post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate.

  • You meet citizenship and Ontario residency requirements as outlined on the OSAP Application for Full-Time Students.

  • You have demonstrated financial need based on the criteria as set out by your school.


  • Applying for either OSAP for Full-Time Students or OSAP for Part-Time Students is not a requirement of this bursary.

Please note: The Ontario First Generation Bursary will be available through the Fall/Winter Bursary Application in myInfo August 15 - October 15

Scotiabank Student Excellence Award - Anishinabek Evening of Excellence

Five scholarships in the amount of $2500 each will be awarded to Anishinabek First Nations students. Click here for more details. 

Indspire is a Supporter of Indigenous Education who has offered a Bursary, and Scholarships/Awards program since 1985. Approximately $65 million dollars through 20000 scholarships and bursaries has been awarded to First Nation, Inuit and Metis students across Canada. Please apply by clicking here or for more information please click the link above.

"For further information on entrance (no previous post-secondary) and in-course (continuing) full-time student scholarships and awards available to all undergraduate students not administered by Student Awards and Financial Aid, please refer to donor-funds available by application by clicking here.

Recipients of the Ministry`s Aboriginal Bursary must print, complete, and sign the Notice of Collection of Personal Information Form, available after the awarding has completed. 



Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada provide funding for tuition, books and living costs while their members attain a degree. For more Information please click the link below to be redirected to AANDC