Aboriginal Student Awards

ENTERING | CONTINUING

Entering Aboriginal Student Scholarships and Bursaries

Apply for these on the ENTERING STUDENT APPLICATION

ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGE ABORIGINAL ENTERING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

VALUE $1500

NUMBER OFFERED Up to 2

ELIGIBILITY Student must:

  • Be of Aboriginal ancestry*
  • Provide proof of Aboriginal ancestry

SELECTION CRITERIA University admission average

NOTE

*Aboriginal Ancestry: It is determined by reference to the Constitution Act of 1982 and includes Indian (non-status/status), Métis and Inuit persons of Canada as well as persons who are accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Saskatchewan as a member of their community.

DONOR St. Thomas More College
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ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGE ABORIGINAL ENTERING STUDENT BURSARY

VALUE $1500

NUMBER OFFERED Up to 7

ELIGIBILITY Student must:

  • Be of Aboriginal ancestry*
  • Provide proof of Aboriginal ancestry

SELECTION CRITERIA Financial need

NOTE
*Aboriginal Ancestry: It is determined by reference to the Constitution Act of 1982 and includes Indian (non-status/status), Métis and Inuit persons of Canada as well as persons who are accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Saskatchewan as a member of their community.

DONOR St. Thomas More College
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NORTHERN INDIGENOUS STUDENT ACCESS BURSARY

In January 2016, STM hosted a dialogue featuring Marie Battiste, Verna St. Denis, Erica Violet Lee, and John Merasty. As a response to a recurring theme in that dialogue, the STM Working Group for Indigenous Engagement has created a Bursary Fund to support the educational experience of Indigenous students from Northern Saskatchewan who are attending St. Thomas More College.        

VALUE $1000

NUMBER OFFERED 1

ELIGIBILITY Student must:

  • be in need of financial support as determined by the College’s Scholarship and Awards Committee

PREFERENCE

A. First, preference will be given to students who have completed high school within Saskatchewan, at a school located in or north of La Ronge, and are of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis ancestry (must provide proof of ancestry).

B. Second, preference will be given to students who have completed high school within Saskatchewan, at a school located in or north of Prince Albert, and are of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis ancestry (must provide proof of ancestry).

C. Third, preference will be given to students who are of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis ancestry (must provide proof of ancestry).

SELECTION CRITERIA  Financial need

NOTE Also open to continuing students
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Continuing Aboriginal Student Scholarships and Bursaries

Apply for these on the CONTINUNG STUDENT APPLICATION

DIELSCHNEIDER ABORIGINAL SCHOLARSHIP

VALUE $1000

NUMBER OFFERED At least 1

ELIGIBILITY Student must:

  • Be a Catholic student
  • Have an average of 65% or above
  • Be from Saskatchewan
  • Be of Aboriginal ancestry*
  • Provide proof of Aboriginal ancestry

SELECTION CRITERIA Academic achievement

NOTE
*Aboriginal Ancestry: It is determined by reference to the Constitution Act of 1982 and includes Indian (non-status/status), Métis and Inuit persons of Canada as well as persons who are accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Saskatchewan as a member of their community.

DONOR Peter Dielschneider
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SISTER IRENE POELZER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is intended to support the educational experience of Aboriginal students at St. Thomas More College by recognizing their academic achievements and resilience, and by facilitating -opportunities for them to:

  • Cultivate a cohort of support among their peers at STM
  • Make STM their "home" on Campus
  • Meet STM faculty
  • Take STM classes
  • Participate in positions of leadership at STM

VALUE $1000

NUMBER OFFERED 1

ELIGIBILITY Student must:

  • Be First Nations, Inuit, or Metis, and provide proof of Ancestry*
  • Demonstrate their connection to the Aboriginal community by submitting a letter of recommendation:
    • from their Aboriginal community or a group within this community, or
    • from the supervisor of work or other service they rendered to an Aboriginal community
  • Be a full-time STM student in their second or third year of study
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a member of the STM faculty, staff, or administration

PREFERENCE
Given to single parenting mothers and grandmothers and applicants maintaining a cumulative average of at least 65%

NOTE
Letters of recommendation must be delivered in a sealed envelope with the signature of the writer written across the seal.
*Aboriginal Ancestry: It is determined by reference to the Constitution Act of 1982 and includes Indian (non-status/status), Métis and Inuit persons of Canada as well as persons who are accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Saskatchewan as a member of their community.

DONOR Sister Irene Poelzer
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HENRY REMAI ABORIGINAL STUDENT BURSARY

VALUE $4000

NUMBER OFFERED 1 to 4

ELIGIBILITY Student must:

  • be self-declared as Aboriginal with the University of Saskatchewan
  • be in need of financial support as determined by the College Awards Committee
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PREFERENCE Given to students who have participated as a mentor in programs for new Aboriginal students.

SELECTION CRITERIA  Financial need

DONOR Henry Remai
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STM CONTINUING ABORIGINAL STUDENT BURSARY

VALUE $1500

NUMBER OFFERED At least 5

ELIGIBILITY Student must: 

  • Be of Aboriginal ancestry*
  • Provide proof of Aboriginal ancestry

SELECTION CRITERIA Financial need

NOTE
*Aboriginal Ancestry: It is determined by reference to the Constitution Act of 1982 and includes Indian (non-status/status), Métis and Inuit persons of Canada as well as persons who are accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Saskatchewan as a member of their community.

DONOR St. Thomas More College
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DIELSCHNEIDER ABORIGINAL BURSARY

VALUE $1000

NUMBER OFFERED At least 1

ELIGIBILITY Student must: 

  • Be a Catholic student
  • Have an average of 60% or above
  • Be from Saskatchewan
  • Be of Aboriginal ancestry*
  • Provide proof of Aboriginal ancestry

SELECTION CRITERIA Financial need

NOTE
*Aboriginal Ancestry: It is determined by reference to the Constitution Act of 1982 and includes Indian (non-status/status), Métis and Inuit persons of Canada as well as persons who are accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Saskatchewan as a member of their community.

DONOR Peter Dielschneider
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NORTHERN INDIGENOUS STUDENT ACCESS BURSARY

In January 2016, STM hosted a dialogue featuring Marie Battiste, Verna St. Denis, Erica Violet Lee, and John Merasty. As a response to a recurring theme in that dialogue, the STM Working Group for Indigenous Engagement has created a Bursary Fund to support the educational experience of Indigenous students from Northern Saskatchewan who are attending St. Thomas More College.        

VALUE $1000

NUMBER OFFERED 1

ELIGIBILITY Student must:

  • be in need of financial support as determined by the College’s Scholarship and Awards Committee

PREFERENCE

A. First, preference will be given to students who have completed high school within Saskatchewan, at a school located in or north of La Ronge, and are of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis ancestry (must provide proof of ancestry).

B. Second, preference will be given to students who have completed high school within Saskatchewan, at a school located in or north of Prince Albert, and are of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis ancestry (must provide proof of ancestry).

C. Third, preference will be given to students who are of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis ancestry (must provide proof of ancestry).

SELECTION CRITERIA  Financial need

NOTE Also open to entering students.
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