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Indigenous Graduate Scholarship


The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has developed the Indigenous Graduate Scholarship (IGS) to increase Indigenous graduate students’ access to thesis-based programs and to support their academic success.

Value, duration and number of awards

Two IGS awards are available for the 2017-2018 academic year: one at the master’s level and one at the doctoral level. Each scholarship is valued at $10,000 per year for the standard length of program, normally two years for a master’s student and four years for a doctoral student.

These scholarships are over and above the university’s current levels of minimum funding. Minimum funding may vary from program to program.

This scholarship may be combined with other scholarships and awards.

Eligibility and GPA requirements

To be considered eligible for support, candidates must:

  • Be Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis or Inuit.
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Be enrolled or plan to enrol in a full-time UOIT research-based program that leads to a graduate degree during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Have obtained an A- average (GPA: 3.7 on a 4.3 scale or 80 to 84 per cent) as calculated for admission. Consideration will be given to the full range of academic, personal, professional and cultural knowledge that applicants bring to scholarship.

Selection process

Interested individuals should contact for more information.