Bursaries

 

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.

Use the Aboriginal Bursaries Search tool to get up-to-date information on bursaries, scholarships and incentives. Deadline: August 1st Must be a Six Nations Band Member registered in a nursing program. No application required just submit the required documents along with a brief note stating why you wish to be considered for this bursary, to the GRPSEO or your Funding Advisor. Value: To be determined.  Deadline: July 31st 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. Submit a completed application form along with a short essay (1-2 pages) explaining how your education or training can be applied to the renewable energy industry and how this bursary will be applied to that education, including a brief summary of the costs to be covered by this bursary. A completed application package should be submitted by email, fax or mail to the address listed:
 
Attention: Lana Taher Prowind Inc.
202-12 James St. N Hamilton,  ON L8P 2J9  
Phone: 905-528-1747
Fax: 866-203-6516 E-mail: ltaher@prowind.com  Website:  www.prowind.com Value: One $4,000.00 bursary may be awarded to a single applicant or up to four applicants may receive a bursary of at least $1,000.00 each
Deadline:  February 1st Successful applicants are chosen based on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need. Value: $1,000 Deadline: July 30th The Six Nations Police Bursary is presented to a Six Nations member that has successfully completed their first year in pursuing post secondary studies in Police Foundations. Submit the required documents along with a brief essay on your aspirations in policing to the Six Nations Police Station. Value: $1,000 for two students. 

 Scholarships

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:

Deadline:  July 15th To be awarded to a female student from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory who is enrolled at McMaster University in any undergraduate program. The award is tenable up to four years. For the purpose of Aid and Award criteria and eligibility, references to "Woman" or "Female" include students who identify as Woman/Female and references to "Man" or "Male" include all students who identify as a Man/Male. This scholarship is for McMaster University Students only. Please return completed applications by July 15 to:

 

Office of the Registrar,

Student Financial Aid & Scholarships,

Gilmour Hall 120 Value: $6000 ($1,500 each year) 

Deadline: August 1st In order to receive the Capital Power Scholarship you must be approved for GRPSEO funding for the upcoming academic year with success in all registered courses and continuing full-time studies. You must have submitted an official transcript showing most recent academic activity, a completed Community Service form and a Photo and commentary about your goals for school and future (maximum 150 words). Submit completed application and required documents to the GRPSEO or your Funding Advisor. Value: four annual scholarships of $2,500.00
Deadline: August 1st Applicant must be a Six Nations Band Member and enrolled full-time at a recognized university or community college within an engineering related program or discipline. Civil engineering is preferred but not necessary. Recipient should have successful completion of one year of program and a minimum grade average of a C+ or higher. There is no application required. The recipient is selected from Funding Advisor’s caseload by Funding Advisor.  Value: To be determined.
Deadline: August 1st
Each week the staff at the GRPSEO Dress Down and each contributes a dollar toward GRPSEO Scholarships. These funds are combined with the Grand Renewable Wind LP contribution.
In order to receive the GRPSEO Scholarship you must be approved for GRPSEO funding for the upcoming academic year with success in all registered courses and continuing full-time studies. You must have submitted an official transcript showing most recent academic activity and proof of completion of a minimum of 5 hours volunteerism within the past 12 months. Scholarship is available to college and university students only. Submit completed application and required documents to the GRPSEO or your Funding Advisor.
Value: A maximum of $2,000/ recipient
Deadline: August 1st
Each week the staff at the GRPSEO Dress Down and each contributes a dollar toward GRPSEO Scholarships. These funds are combined with Grand Renewable Wind LP to make possible the Haudenosaunee Recognitions Award.
This award is in recognition of students who utilize indigenous knowledge and languages in their studies. Submit completed application and required documents to the GRPSEO or your Funding Advisor. 
Value: To be determined by GRPSEO staff. 
Deadline: August 1st Awarded to a Six Nations member who has graduated high school in the year of application to this scholarship and has the highest GPA and has been accepted into a full-time Indigenous Studies program at college or university. Submit completed application and required documents to the GRPSEO or your Funding Advisor.  Value: Issued annually to a maximum of $500
Deadline: July 15th To be awarded to students who self-identify as Inuit, or as Status/Non-status First Nations from the Six Nations of the Grand River or the Mississaugas of the New Credit, who are entering a Level I baccalaureate degree program with a minimum average of 75%, and demonstrate financial need. The academic grant is renewable for three additional years at the same value for those who remain enrolled full-time and achieve a minimum Grade Point Average of 8.0. This scholarship is for McMaster University Students only. Please return completed applications by July 15 to:

Office of the Registrar,

Student Financial Aid & Scholarships,

Gilmour Hall 120 Value: $80,000 ($20,000 each year) 

Deadline: August 1st Providing financial support to a successful Six Nations post secondary student enrolled in an environmental study or related program at the college or university level. No application required just submit the required documents along with a one page biography that includes your program, year of study, and the institution you attend, how you see your responsibilities to Mother Earth, how you up hold them, and  how your education will contribute to a better environment for future generations, to the GRPSEO or your Funding Advisor. Value: $1,000
Deadline: Last Friday in August Applicant must have attended & completed one full year of elementary school on Six Nations Reservation and successfully completed at least one year at an educational institution and have enrolled in a subsequent year in full-time studies. Applications must be submitted to the Six Nations Council Office. Value: Not determined.
Deadline: August 1st For students pursuing education in Business Administration, Commerce, Accounting, Computer Science, Earth Science & related disciplines. Submit completed application to the GRPSEO or your Funding Advisor.  Value: Minimum scholarship amount $1,000
Deadline: August 1st Eligible to new high school graduates attending a post secondary program on a full time basis in the upcoming fall semester. No application required just submit required documents along with a summary of how you have demonstrated extra effort and perseverance to get to this point in your life and why you are in need of financial assistance, to the GRPSEO or your Funding Advisor.  Value: As determined by Mr. Styers
Deadline: August 1st Awarded to a Six Nations member in a full-time university program in the areas of Chemistry, Medicine, Biology or Law with the highest average. Submit completed application to the GRPSEO or your Funding Advisor.  Value: Undergraduate program to a maximum of $ 1,000. Graduate program to a maximum of $ 1,000 after completion of 1st year.
Deadline:  September 1st This award is new in 2019 and is given by the Rotary Club of Oakville and the Grand River Post Secondary Education Office. Value:  The value of the award to the recipient is $2,000 for a grade 12 student entering college and $2,000 for a grade 12 student entering university.