Aboriginal Canada Portal

Awards, Scholarships, and Bursaries from the Government of Canada


Formerly known as the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF)
Bursaries and Scholarships for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Students


King's Gaudium et Specs (Joy and Hope) Entrance Awward

This award, made possible by the generosity of the Diocese of London, was established in 2013 to inspire change in Aboriginal communities in Canada. Its purpose is to instill confidence of a bright future for Aboriginal youth, so that they may discover richness in their lives and contribute meaningfully to their community, in joy and in hope. Gaudium et Spes (Joy and Hope) was one of the last documents published at the Vatican Council II. The name of the document is taken from the first line which reads: "the joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ."

This award is granted annually to a First Nations, Inuit or Métis student entering full-time or part-time study at King's University College in the next academic year.


King's Aboriginal Postsecondary Education and Training Bursary

Value of up to $2,500, deadline January 15.

First Generation Bursary

The Government of Ontario has allocated the funding to create a bursary fund for First Generation Students through the Ministry's Access and Opportunities Strategy. This bursary opportunity will provide direct support to students with financial need who are the first in their families to attend University. 


Scholarships Canada

Online database of scholarships, bursaries, and grants.