Canadian Aboriginal Students

SFU offers a variety of financial assistance opportunities to Canadian Aboriginal students.

Aboriginal heritage is defined as First Nations, M├ętis, and Inuit peoples of Canada (in accordance with Canada's 1982 Constitution).

 

Entrance Scholarships, Awards, & Bursaries

Entrance Scholarships, Entrance Awards, and Entrance Bursaries recognize and reward students entering SFU. Some are available specifically for Aboriginal students.

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Scholarships

Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of continuing SFU students. Some scholarships are available specifically for Aboriginal students.

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Awards

Awards generally acknowledge the outstanding contributions or achievements made to the community by continuing SFU students. Some awards are available specifically for Aboriginal students.

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Bursaries

Bursaries are awarded to continuing SFU students based on demonstrated financial need. Some bursaries are available specifically for Aboriginal students.

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Work-Study

The work-study program provides paid,part-time on-campus work opportunities for full-time students.

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Student Loans

Part-time students, BC and non-BC residents enrolled in eligible programs can apply to a variety of government assistance, student loans and grants, and student lines of credit.

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Sponsorship

Sponsorship is sometimes available to Canadian Aboriginal students.

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Additional Resources

SFU's Office for Aboriginal Peoples offers funding for graduate students attending and participating in a conference. For eligibility information and how to apply, please see the Office for Aboriginal Peoples.

Emergency funding may be available to students with a sudden exceptional circumstance. Please contact the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) for further information.

Funding opportunities are also available through sources external to SFU.  Please see the External Awards & Additional Resources handout.