Due to the lack of available resources to fund all applicants, we provide information about other sources of funding in order for students to further their post-secondary education. From time to time there is assistance in the form of incentives and/or scholarships. These are available through the GRPSEO only when budget allows. Student incentives funded directly through the GRPSEO are subject to the availability of funds. Any incentives, bursaries and/or scholarships directly sponsored by the GRPSEO will be made known through a public schedule. Additional information is located in the scholarship drawer at GRPSEO.

Bursaries are a gift of money given to a student who demonstrates a genuine financial need. Application is required and marks are not often prime consideration.

  • Prowind Gunn's Hill Wind Farm Renewable Energy Educational Bursary for members of the Six Nations of the Grand River.  Bursaries intended to promote the success of Ontario's indigenous students involved in post-secondary education and job training relating to the renewable energy industry.
  • Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool- Use the Aboriginal Bursaries Search tool to get up-to-date information on bursary, scholarship and incentive.
  • Kin Canada Bursaries - Kinsmen and Kinette members from across Canada are pleased to award 45 deserving students with a $1,000 bursary from Kin Canada Bursaries, a program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund. Successful applicants are chosen based on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need.
  • Post Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) - provides financial assistance to Status Indian and Inuit students who are enrolled in eligible post-secondary programs, which includes: community college and CEGEP diploma or certificate programs; undergraduate programs; and advanced or professional degree programs.
  • Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY) - FAAY is a scholarship and bursary program that is dedicated to developing the next generation of Aboriginal leaders.

Scholarships are gifts of money given to students most often based on academic achievements. Possible sources where scholarships can be found include schools, companies, charities and through the government. Several significant scholarships and awards are available each year through organizations like Indspire and Dreamcatcher. Information is provided below about additional scholarships: 

  • The Capital Power Scholarship for Haudenosaunee students of Grand River Territory lineage was established to support Haudenosaunee students to pursue their post  secondary education aspirations in the field of environmental studies, engineering or business (accounting, finance, human resources). Individuals pursuing a college diploma, an undergraduate degree or a graduate degree are encouraged to apply. Community volunteerism and strong academic standing will be considered in the award  of 4 annual scholarships of $2500.00 by the Grand River Post Secondary Education Office on behalf of Capital Power.
    This annual scholarship was negotiated on behalf of GRPSEO and Capital Power by Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation, as part of a Community Benefit Agreement resulting from the development of the Nanticoke & Port Dover Wind Project.
    Please note that only applicants meeting the criteria will be considered. All scholarship applications will be reviewed in September.
  • The Ron Jamieson BMO Financial Group Aboriginal Scholarship – to apply visit the Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth website seen above.
  • Florence M. Sheridan Bursary – Nursing (Six Nations Member) - Due August 1st.
  • Grand River Post Secondary Education (GRPSEO) Scholarship - Each week the staff at the GRPSEO Dress Down and contribute towards GRPSEO Scholarships. These funds are combined with proceeds from the Annual Norm's Golf for Grads tournament. The amount of the scholarships depends on the proceeds from both fundraisers – Due August 1st. Click here for the application.
  • Grand River Employment and Training Bursary – successful recipient of assistance/sponsorship from GREAT.
  • Haudenosaunee Recognition Award – Indigenous language/culture– Due August 1st.
  • Isaac Durham Scholarship-awarded to a Six Nations member with the highest marks for entrance into a university undergraduate program in Ontario.  Click here for the application.
  • Norm Jacobs Scholarship- Environmental studies– Due August 1st.  
  • Ruby Smith Sears Scholarship – applicant must have attended & completed one full year of elementary school on Six Nations Reservation- Due the last Friday in August.
  • SEED Imperial Oil Scholarship – Business administration, commerce, accounting, computer science, earth science & related disciplines– Due Aug 1st.  Click here for application
  • Six Nations Police Memorial Award – Completed first year in post secondary Policing program - Due by June 15th.
  • Styers Family Effort Award – new high school graduate & attending a post secondary program on a full time basis in the upcoming fall semester—Due August 1st.
  • Wilma General Memorial Scholarship – Social Work program—Due Sept 1st.
  • William Wellington Scholarship - Open to a Six Nations member who is in their 2nd or 3rd year of Post Secondary Studies in the computer sciences area with the highest academic average.  For more details please  contact GRPSEO.
  • William and Sarah Smith Scholarship - The William and Sarah Smith Scholarship will be awarded to a Six Nations member in a full time university program in the areas of Chemistry, Medicine, Biology or Law.  The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant with the highest GPA in each of the following categories:
    • Undergraduate program to a maximum of $ 1,000.
    • Graduate program to a maximum of $ 1,000 after completion of 1st year.
    • Click here for the application.

Click here for the Web Links to College and University Institutions Scholarship Listing

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