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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.

For the 2019/20 academic year, the application was available from early December, and the deadline was January 3rd, 2020.  Applications are assessed after the deadline, and funding is released by the end of February 2020.  All recipients are notified by email, to the "mylaurier" email account.

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

All students who completed the General Student profile within these timelines, and who indicated that they are an Indigenous student, would have received the Indigenous Student Bursary application automatically.

If you did not see this application on your account on LORIS, or if you did not complete the student profile, you could email the Student Awards Office after the application has opened, to request that the application was added to your record under LORIS

All requests to have this application added to LORIS accounts must have been submitted to studentawards@wlu.ca by 4:30 p.m. on January 2nd, 2020.

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, and we have funding to grant this to approximately 21 eligible candidates.

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 was 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.