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Indigenous Student Bursary

The Indigenous Student Bursary is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), to provide direct support to Indigenous students with financial need to access support to aid their participation in postsecondary education and training.

2019/20 Program

  • Funding for this program is conditional on funding received by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, and has not yet been confirmed for the 2019/20 academic year.  Details will be provided once confirmation of funding has been received.

If you completed the General Student profile and indicated that you are an Indigenous student, the application will automatically be listed on your "Student Awards/View My Applications" tab on LORIS.

The General Student Profile was online on LORIS from August 1st through September 26, 2019.

You will receive an email notification as soon as the application is online.

If you do not see this application on your account on LORIS during the program timelines, or if you did not complete the student profile, you can email the Student Awards Office after the application has opened, to request that the application is added to your record under LORIS

All requests to have this application added to LORIS accounts must be submitted to by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline. Recipients should be notified by late February (dependent the application deadline), and notification is sent to the Laurier email account.

The Indigenous Student Bursary requires a separate online application from the Laurier Tuition Bursary program. Eligible students may receive a Laurier Tuition Bursary, a First Generation bursary, as well as an Indigenous Student Bursary. The amount granted per student through the Indigenous Student Bursary program is approximately $1,000.

Due to the amount of available funding, not all eligible candidates may be granted funding through this program. 

All full- and part-time graduate and undergraduate students who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for this bursary, and are not required to complete an OSAP application. While an OSAP application is not required, applicants are required to meet the residency requirements (long term resident of Ontario). 

Program Requirements for 2019/20

  • Completion of the online copy application form on LORIS by the deadline; make sure that the application is showing as "submitted."
  • Completion of the Indigenous Student Bursary essay question (included on the application on LORIS) by the stated deadline.
  • Completion of an online student financial statement (included on the general student profile) for the applicable academic year, by the program deadline. The financial statement is available either through the completion of the general online student profile(s), and/or through the Indigenous Student Bursary application; only one completed form is required per academic year.