Indigenous Students’ Awards: application deadline February 15

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AU is pleased to announce the availability of  new awards supporting indigenous students—both graduates and undergraduates.

The awards include:

The Indigenous Graduate Award – at both the doctoral and master’s level; and The Indigenous Careers Award

Indigenous Graduate Award

The Faculty of Graduate Studies  is pleased to pleased to announce the availability of its newest award supporting graduate students, at both the Doctoral and Master’s-levels. The Indigenous Graduate Award is valued at a minimum of $7,500 (each semester, with a maximum award of $15,000 annually).

Sponsored by the Government of Alberta, the award is intended to encourage indigenous Albertans (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) to pursue and complete graduate studies in Alberta.

Eligibility

AU students must be or enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program for the 2015-16 academic year. Students must have been actively registered in courses applicable to their program for September 2015 and January 2016.

To receive this award, you must also meet all of these eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis or Inuit
  • Provide copies of proof of indigenous ancestry directly to your school
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or have protected person status under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 
  • Be a resident of Alberta
  • Be enrolled in at least 60 per cent of a full course load (40 per cent of a full course load if you are a student with a documented permanent disability)
  • Be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program approved by the Minister of Advanced Education

Recipients will be accepted based on:

  • The minimum eligibility criteria for the Indigenous Graduate Award
  • Essay response on a topic such as leadership, community engagement, volunteerism, career plans upon graduation etc.
  • Program GPA

How to Apply

Submit a completed Application Form to the AU Student Awards Unit by Monday, February 15, 2016.

For more information contact awardsinfo@athabascau.ca or 1800 788 9041, extension 6197

Indigenous Careers Award (for undergraduates)

AU is pleased to pleased to announce the availability of the new Indigenous Careers Award valued at a minimum of $2,000 (each semester, with a maximum award of $4,000 annually).

Sponsored by the Government of Alberta, the award is intended 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, leading to high-demand carer outcomes in Alberta. This award is a pilot project for the 2015-16 academic year.

Eligibility

AU students must be or enrolled FULL-TIME for the 2015-16 academic year in order to be considered for this award (September 2015 and January 2016).

To receive this award, you must also meet all of these eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis or Inuit
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or have protected person status under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 
  • Be a resident of Alberta
  • Be enrolled in at least 60 per cent of a full course load (40 per cent of a full course load if you are a student with a documented permanent disability)
  • Be enrolled in an applicable certificate, diploma, applied degree or bachelor’s degree program
  • Have satisfactory academic standing, as determined by AU

Recipients will be selected based on:

  • The minimum eligibility criteria for the Indigenous Careers Award
  • highest cumulative GPA (minimum required is 2.0)
  • applicant must have successfully completed a minimum of 9 AU credits

How to Apply

Submit a completed Application Form to the AU Student Awards Unit by Monday, February 15, 2016.

For more information contact awardsinfo@athabascau.ca or 1800 788 9041, extension 6197

 

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