Canadian Indigenous Students

Undergraduate: Awards for Continuing Students

Indigenous Undergraduate Awards Available:

Indigenous Community Engagement Award

Amount Awarded: Up to $5,000 annually

Term awarded:

Fall and Spring

How to apply:

Apply online at

Description & Supporting Documentation:

Awards, valued at a maximum of $5000 per year, are available to full-time undergraduate and graduate Indigenous students attending Simon Fraser University. Undergraduate students must have completed at least 18 units at the University in order to be eligible to apply. Students must have a demonstrated connection to the Indigenous community. Applicants must have a minimum 2.00 CGPA in the term of application (waived if first term at SFU), and have also demonstrated excellence in one or more of: community service and/or cultural contributions to the University, Indigenous and/or general community at large.

Indigenous peoples of Canada are defined in the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35 (2) as including the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada.  This definition has been taken from Statistics Canada, 2013.

The application must include:

  • a resume outlining the details of the applicant’s community service and/or cultural contributions
  • a one-page cover letter that responds to the following question – “How has/will your service and/or cultural contributions demonstrate a positive impact to the University, Indigenous, and/or general community?”
  • one or more letter(s) of reference from a community member who can verify the applicant’s involvement and/or contribution and speak to the positive impact of the applicant’s role.

All supporting documentation must be submitted to the Financial Aid and Awards ( by the application deadline.

This award will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee.


Application Instructions & Deadlines:

See the Undergraduate Awards page for instructions on how to apply, eligibility requirements, and deadlines.