Indigenous Careers Award (Alberta Scholarship Program)
The Indigenous Careers Award is designed to encourage Indigenous Albertans (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) to pursue and complete post-secondary studies in certificate, diploma, applied degree, and bachelor’s degree programs.
Indigenous Ancestry and Residency Requirements:
- You must be Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis, or Inuit and be able to provide proof of Indigenous ancestry.
- You must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada and an Alberta resident.
Course Load and Study Requirements:
- You must be enrolled in the Fall and/or Winter term in order to be considered for this award. Students enrolled in both terms are eligible for $2,000 per term for a total of $4,000. Students enrolled in only the Fall or the Winter term are eligible for $2,000.
- You must be enrolled in at least 60% (full time studies, 9.0 credits per term) of a full course load. If you are a student with a documented permanent disability, you can be eligible if you are enrolled in at least 40% (less than full time enrolment) of a full course load.
- Co-op students, students in brokered programs, and students who are participating in an official exchange may be eligible.
- Criteria for continuing UofL undergraduate students: You must have completed at least a combined 18 credits and have earned a minimum combined 2.0 GPA in the previous Fall and Spring semesters.
- Criteria for new transfer students: You must have transferred at least 18 credits and have at least 2.0 GPA for a transfer admission average.
- Criteria for new students entering from High School: You must have a final high school admission average of 65%.
- Schools may also establish additional eligibility criteria.
- You are not eligible to receive the award if you withdraw from studies or drop from full-time to part-time studies before the award is paid.
You must be enrolled in a certificate, diploma, applied or bachelor’s degree program.