Canadian Indigenous Students

Undergraduate: Entrance Scholarships, Awards, & Bursaries

Indigenous Undergraduate Entrance Funding Available:

Indigenous Undergraduate Student Entrance Award

Amount Awarded: $5,000

Description:

The SFU Indigenous Undergraduate Student Entrance Award is offered to Indigenous Canadian students entering Simon Fraser University from a Canadian secondary school or BC college/university program. The applicant will have demonstrated involvement within the Indigenous community through service and/or cultural contribution. Regular secondary school applicants must have grades in the 80% range in the courses required for their selected program, IB diploma applicants must have the minimum IB diploma score required for admission, and college/university applicants must have a minimum 2.50 transfer GPA (not rounded up).

Entrance Award and Bursary Applicants coming from a BC/Yukon regular secondary school must self-report their grades by the deadline date.

  • Value: $5,000 (one installment)
  • Number: varies
  • Citizenship: Canadian Indigenous
  • Term: Fall only
  • Applicants will have demonstrated involvement within the Indigenous community through service and/or cultural contribution. Recipients would demonstrate this through their commitment to engagement, leadership and social justice within their community and would be selected based on their ability to demonstrate how their current and future experience(s) are inclusive of the 4Rs (Kirkness & Barnhardt, 1991): Respect, Relevance, Reciprocity, and Responsibility. 

Supporting Documents Required:

  • One (1) Community Reference Letter 
  • Documentation of your Indigenous heritage: photocopy or scan of your Status or M├ętis card (front & back)

For those who do not have membership or documentation that verifies Indigenous ancestry for various reasons (i.e., due to colonization, displacement, non-status, adoption, etc.), we acknowledge that this may be a difficult or upsetting process. We will make every effort to ensure it is done in a culturally safe and trauma-informed way. Please contact the Indigenous Student Recruitment team, at indigenous_students@sfu.ca, or call (778) 782-5428 for support.

Application Period for Fall 2024:

November 1st, 2023 - April 30th, 2024 (11:59pm PDT)

Application Status: Closed