The Indspire Scholarships are presently accepting applications. This call is only for Indigenous Canadian students who are full-time students at a post-secondary institution.
They must be pursuing one of the following majors. The prize money ranges from $1,000 to $25,000 for the winners. Entries must be submitted by February 1, August 1, and November 1 of each year to be considered.
Since 2004, Indspire has awarded over $153 million in financial aid to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students through over 49,000 bursaries, scholarships, and awards.
The Government of Canada matches all donations to Building Brighter Futures, allowing us to have a two-fold impact on kids.
Description of the Scholarship
The Building Brighter Futures Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards program at Indspire helps students cope with financial stress.
Indspire is a registered charity led by Indigenous peoples that invests in Indigenous people’s education for the long-term benefit of these people, their families and communities, as well as Canada.
- Target: The citizens of Canada
- Benefits: $1,000 to $25,000
- Level and Discipline: Post-secondary education in various subjects
- Host Institution: Any institution – Canada or abroad
- Deadline: February 1, August 1, November 1 every year.
Objectives of the Program
The Building Brighter Futures initiative has the following goals:
- As many Indigenous students as feasible should be supported;
- Provide financial assistance to each student;
- Increase the number of Indigenous graduates in Canada;
- Educate Indigenous people to increase their participation in the economy and workforce.
- Improve the lives of Indigenous peoples through education; and
- Gather and provide statistics on Indigenous education to aid in the development of sound public policy.
How does Indspire decide how to award bursaries, scholarships and awards?
Financial necessity, merit, and giving back are all factors considered when evaluating student applications (community involvement).
- Financial need, merit, and giving back are considered while making awards (community involvement).
- Bursaries are awarded based on financial need, merit, and the ability to give back (community involvement).
- Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit.
Value of the Award
Bursaries and scholarships come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Each application is considered on its own, and the amount disbursed is determined by the applicant’s assessed financial needs, the number of applicants, and the availability of cash; nevertheless, in the past, sums have ranged from $1,000 to $25,000.
Level and Subject Area of Study
Postsecondary education in business, science, law, engineering, computer studies, education, social work, social sciences, fine arts, veterinarian medicine, and technical studies.
Place of Study
The research will take place either in Canada or abroad.
Criteria & Eligibility for Indispire Scholarship
- be a member of the Indigenous peoples of Canada;
- be enrolled in a college or university that is accredited;
- At the time of applying for financing, you must not be a member of the staff, board, or jury.
Nationality of Applicants
Only students from Canada are eligible to apply.
To apply, go to the website below and fill out the online application.
Deadline for Submissions
At 11:59 p.m. on February 1, August 1, and November 1 every year.