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Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

Rabbi Abraham Silverstein Aboriginal Student Award

The award is open to a Status, Non-Status, Métis or Inuit student entering the first year of a full-time undergraduate degree program, with final high school grades of 80% or better and who demonstrate a financial need. The award is renewable.

Mature students entering their first year of a four-year program will be considered for this award if no suitable qualifying direct-entry students apply.

Ann and Bill Mackay Entrance Award for Aboriginal Students in Recognition of Joanne Dallaire (Ryerson’s First Elder)

This award is open to students who are registered as full-time or part-time undergraduate students at Ryerson. They must be in the first year of their program and have a clear academic standing. In addition, they must be a mature student (21 years of age or older by December 31 of the year in which you begin studies and have been away from formal education for at least two years).

To apply, the student must submit a statement (up to 1,000 words) on why they entered into their current program at Ryerson and what they hope to accomplish from it.

Ann and Bill Mackay Entrance Scholarship for Aboriginal Students in Recognition of Monica McKay (Founding Director of Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services)

The scholarship is open to high school students with clear academic standing, entering as full-time or part-time undergraduate students at Ryerson University. They must be of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Métis, non-Status or Status). The scholarship is granted to the Aboriginal student with the highest incoming grade 12 average. 

Frank H. Hori Award for Aboriginal Students

This award is open to students who are officially enrolled and attending classes in any full-time undergraduate degree program or graduate studies program, or post-graduate program. They must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a protected person, and must self-identify as an Aboriginal person (including First Nations, Status or Non-Status, Métis, or Inuit cultural and/or ancestral background). They must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 or higher and a clear academic standing. They must demonstrate financial need through completion of detailed budget submission and must provide a written statement (1,200-word maximum) describing their connection to their Aboriginal community.

Indigenous Student Bursary

This bursary is open to Indigenous students with financial need who are attending postsecondary programs and/or training programs at either Ontario publicly-assisted colleges and universities or approved Indigenous postsecondary education and training institutions.

Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary

This bursary is open to students who self-identify as Métis and are residents of Ontario. They must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, demonstrate financial need and satisfactory academic performance. Students may apply for and receive the bursary on an annual basis until they have completed their studies. 

Ryerson Faculty Association’s Aboriginal Student Award

This award is open to students who self-identify as Aboriginal, Inuit or Métis, are residents of Ontario. They must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, demonstrate financial need and satisfactory academic performance. Students may apply for and receive the bursary on an annual basis until they have completed their studies. 

Learn more

Learn more about the award and scholarship opportunities for Indigenous students at Ryerson.

Questions?

For more information, please contact Samantha Mandamin at smandamin@ryerson.ca