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Indigenous Student Bursary

The Indigenous Student Bursary is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, to provide direct support to Aboriginal students with financial need to access support to aid their participation in postsecondary education and training.

2017/18 PROGRAM

The application will be available online as of November 1, 2017.

  • Deadline: Thursday, January the 18th, 2018

If you complete the online student profile and indicate that you are an Aboriginal student, the application will automatically be listed on your "Student Awards/View My Applications" tab on LORIS as of early November 2017.

If you do not see this application on your account on LORIS by this date, or if you do 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 prior to the deadline. Recipients are notified by late February, and notification is sent to the Laurier email account.

The Indigenous Student Bursary requires a separate online application from the Laurier general tuition bursary program. Eligible students may receive a Laurier general tuition bursary, a First Generation bursary, as well as an Indigenous Student Bursary. The amount granted per student through the Indigenous Student Bursary program ranges in value between $1,000 and $3,500.

This program is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. 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 2017/18

  • 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.

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