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Indigenous Graduate Scholarship

The Indigenous Graduate Student Awards are a suite of awards and bursaries established by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies to support Indigenous students in pursuing graduate education at Toronto Met. These awards recognize excellence and/or alleviate some of the financial burden associated with graduate education.

The expendable funds will provide up to three (3) $5,000 awards annually commencing in the 2020/2021 academic year. Funding for the award will be confirmed annually in March of each year and will be made available to eligible students in the fall. Results will be announced mid-September.

Note: the Internal Adjudication Committee is experiencing a delay in releasing the results of the competition. Results will be communicated soon.

September 25, 2023

To be eligible for this award, students must:

  • Be registered as a full-time student in a graduate degree program at Toronto Metropolitan University and have clear academic standing;
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 over the previous 2 years of study;
  • Self-identify as an Indigenous person to the land we know as Canada (including First Nations (Status/Non-Status), Metis, or Inuit cultural and/or ancestral background)
  • GPA for the past two academic years;
  • A written statement (250-500 words) from the applicant outlining their academic focus and post-graduate academic or career goals;
  • Two letters of reference with at least one being from an academic familiar with the student's work/research.
  • CV that outlines relevant experience and academic achievements, including publications, professional, academic, and extracurricular activities, teaching, coaching, community outreach, volunteer work and civic engagement.

Applications open on August 24, and students can apply via Award Spring (external link) .

Award recipients