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We help thousands of Indigenous students complete their education. We can help you too.

Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

Successful futures are created through hard work, creativity, and perseverance. Each one of us has a unique potential to achieve, and for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students, Indspire is here to help make that happen.

Program Guide

Check out our bilingual Building Brighter Futures Guide to learn about the awards we offer. Also, read our guidelines before you begin filling out the application form. Version française : Directives pour une demande de bourse.

Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards policy

For the February 15 application deadline,  there are specific awards available for students enrolled in the following institutions/programs: 

  • Apprenticeships, trades in Ontario, BC, and Alberta
  • Business students studying in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City
  • Broadcast journalism
  • PSE students from Frog Lake, Alberta
  • University of Toronto
  • York University
  • 2-year Health programs
  • Engineering, Geosciences, Environment Studies, Oil & Gas Technical and Trades, Business, Finance, Accounting, Commerce, Human Resources, Energy Marketing, Economics in certain communities in Alberta, BC, Northwest Territories.
  • Students working at a Petro Canada station (8 available for high school students)

Post-Secondary Education students in other programs are welcome to apply. Limited funds are available.


Post-Secondary Education
(full-time studies in a post-secondary education program)
Deadlines: February 15, 2016, June 1, 2016, November 1, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. PT
Application form coming soon

Petro-Canada Award for Indigenous Students
(high school students who are working at Petro-Canada stations)
Deadline: February 15, 2016, June 1, 2016, November 1, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. PT
Application Form | Formulaire de demande

Apprenticeships, Skilled Trades, and Technology Programs
Post-Secondary Education Programs:
(part-time or full-time certificate or diploma programs (1 month to 4 year programs)
Deadline: February 15, 2016
Application form coming soon

(i.e on-the-job training)
No deadline: open all year
Application form

(completed program within last 3 months)
No deadline: open all year
Application form


Legal Studies for Aboriginal People (LSAP) Pre-Law Bursary
Deadline: May 15, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. PT
Application form to come

Questions? We can help.

Listen to a webinar about how to complete your application.

For more information, please email or call 1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747) x 223

Our Supporters

Learn about out our many corporate, government, and individual supporters who are committed to helping enrich the lives of Indigenous students across Canada.

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