Aboriginal Awards

How to Apply

These are the application procedures for both NEW and RENEWING applicants.

Application deadline: March 31st

  • Apprenticeship/Trades Training/Certificates/Diplomas ($1,000 - programs a minimum of 9 weeks in length) ($2000 - programs over 12 weeks in length)
    • Visit the online application system here 
    • Create an account (or login, if you already have one). To start a new or renewal application, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your eligibility for an Award.
    • If you are found to be eligible, new applicants will automatically begin the application form. Renewing applicants will be advised by email if they are eligible to apply. Your work is saved as you go and you may continue to edit the application form until you submit your fully completed application.
    • New applicants must provide an email address for a Reference who will confirm your community involvement. The online application system will send an automatic email to your reference with a link to fill out the reference form on your behalf.
    • New applicants must also provide confirmation of your Aboriginal ancestry. You may do this by uploading a copy of your status/membership card, or by providing the email address of a Verifier at an Aboriginal organization who will be asked to complete an online form confirming your ancestry.
    • Once you have completed all components on the online form, AND have your reference and confirmation of Aboriginal ancestry, click “Submit”. You will NOT be able to submit an application that is missing any supporting documentation. Once you submit your application, you are no longer able to make edits.
    • If you are unable to complete an application online, please contact the Society at 1-844-478-4645 to make alternate arrangements.

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  • Undergraduate Degree ($2,000)
    • Visit the online application system here.
    • Create an account (or login, if you already have one).
      To start a new or renewal application, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your eligibility for an Award.
    • If you are found to be eligible, new applicants will automatically begin the application form. Renewing applicants will be advised by email if they are eligible to apply. Your work is saved as you go and you may continue to edit the application form until you submit your fully completed application.
    • New applicants must provide an email address for a Reference who will confirm your community involvement. The online application system will send an automatic email to your reference with a link to fill out the reference form on your behalf.
    • New applicants must also provide confirmation of your Aboriginal ancestry. You may do this by uploading a copy of your status/membership card, or by providing the email address of a Verifier at an Aboriginal organization who will be asked to complete an online form confirming your ancestry.
    • Once you have completed all components on the online form, AND have your reference and confirmation of Aboriginal ancestry, click “Submit”. You will NOT be able to submit an application that is missing any supporting documentation. Once you submit your application, you are no longer able to make edits.
    • If you are unable to complete an application online, please contact the Society at 1-844-478-4645 to make alternate arrangements.

    Apply Now

  • Master’s/Doctoral Degrees ($5,000)
    • Visit the online application system here.
    • Create an account (or login, if you already have one).
      To start a new application, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your eligibility for an Award.
    • If you are found to be eligible, new applicants will automatically begin the application form. Renewing applicants will be advised by email if they are eligible to apply. Your work is saved as you go and you may continue to edit the application form until you submit your fully completed application.
    • New applicants must provide an email address for a Reference who will confirm your community involvement. Renewing applicants must provide an institution-based email address (ie: @uvic.ca, not @gmail.ca) for their supervisor who can complete a progress report. The online application system will send an automatic email to your reference or supervisor with a link to fill out the reference/progress report form on your behalf.
    • New applicants must also provide confirmation of your Aboriginal ancestry. You may do this by uploading a copy of your status/membership card, or by providing the email address of a Verifier at an Aboriginal organization who will be asked to complete an online form confirming your ancestry.
    • Once you have completed all components on the online form, AND have your reference and confirmation of Aboriginal ancestry, new applicants click “Submit”. New applicants will NOT be able to submit an application that is missing any supporting documentation. Renewing applicants will be able to submit their application with their supervisor progress report still showing as “Pending.” Once you submit your application, you are no longer able to make edits.
    • If you are unable to complete an application online, please contact the Society at 1-844-478-4645 to make alternate arrangements.

    Apply Now

  • Teacher Education Award
    • Visit the online application system here.
    • Create an account (or login, if you already have one).
      To start a new application, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your eligibility for an Award.
    • If you are found to be eligible, new applicants will automatically begin the application form. Renewing applicants will be advised by email if they are eligible to apply. Your work is saved as you go and you may continue to edit the application form until you submit your fully completed application.
    • New applicants must provide an email address for a Reference who will confirm your community involvement. The online application system will send an automatic email to your reference with a link to fill out the reference form on your behalf.
    • New applicants must also provide confirmation of your Aboriginal ancestry. You may do this by uploading a copy of your status/membership card, or by providing the email address of a Verifier at an Aboriginal organization who will be asked to complete an online form confirming your ancestry.
    • Once you have completed all components on the online form, AND have your reference and confirmation of Aboriginal ancestry, click “Submit”. New applicants will NOT be able to submit an application that is missing any supporting documentation. Once you submit your application, you are no longer able to make edits.
    • If you are unable to complete an application online, please contact the Society at 1-844-478-4645 to make alternate arrangements.

    Apply Now