Indigenous Awards

How to Apply

These are the application procedures for NEW  applicants.

(To renew a previously granted Award, please see the HOW TO RENEW section of this website.)

The 2022 Indigenous Awards Program is now closed.  Late applications are not considered.

 

  • Apprenticeship/Trades Training/Certificates/Diplomas ($1,000 - programs a minimum of 7 continuous weeks) ($2000 - programs over 12 continuous weeks)
    • Create an account (or login, if you already have one) on the SM Apply website HERE and provide responses to a series of questions regarding your eligibility for an Award.
    • If you are found to be eligible, you will automatically begin the application form. 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 provide confirmation of Indigenous identity. You may do this by uploading documentation such as a status/membership card, or by providing the email address of a Verifier from an Indigenous 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 Indigenous identity, 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.

    The 2022 Indigenous Awards Program is now closed. 

    Late applications are not considered.

  • Undergraduate Degree ($3,000)
    • Create an account (or login, if you already have one) on the SM Apply website HERE and provide responses to a series of questions regarding your eligibility for an Award.
    • If you are found to be eligible, you will automatically begin the application form. 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 Indigenous identity. You may do this by uploading documentation such as a status/membership card, or by providing the email address of a Verifier at an Indigenous organization who will be asked to complete an online form confirming your Indigenous identity.
    • Once you have completed all components on the online form, AND have your reference and confirmation of Indigenous identity, 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.

    The 2022 Indigenous Awards Program is now closed. 

    Late applications are not considered.

  • Master’s/Doctoral Degrees ($5,000)
    • Create an account (or login, if you already have one) on the SM Apply website HERE and provide responses to a series of questions regarding your eligibility for an Award.
    • If you are found to be eligible, you will automatically begin the application form. 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.
    • New applicants must also provide confirmation of Indigenous identity. You may do this by uploading documentation such as a status/membership card, or by providing the email address of a Verifier at an Indigenous organization who will be asked to complete an online form confirming your identity.
    • Once you have completed all components on the online form, AND have your reference and confirmation of Indigenous identity, new applicants 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.

    The 2022 Indigenous Awards Program is now closed. 

    Late applications are not considered.