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Indigenous Education Awards

Our Indigenous Education Awards Program supports students from First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities who demonstrate a balanced lifestyle and commitment in their quest for education. The Merit, Bursary, Scholarship and Bridging Awards are available to select students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their school and community.

There are four different awards available:

  • Merit Awards ($750) – for students completing Grades 10 – 12
  • Bursaries ($1200) – for students enrolled in trade/community technical college diploma or certificate program
  • Scholarships ($1800) – for students enrolled in degree or graduate programs
  • Bridging Awards ($1000) – for students registered in an upgrading program (Adult Basic Education) or University Preparation program

There is a maximum of one award per applicant per student year. Students may re-apply each year if they wish to be considered for another award.



You can apply for one of our Indigenous Education Awards if you:

  • Self-identify as Indigenous in Canada (First Nations, Inuit, or Métis);
  • Are enrolled full-time in junior/senior high school (including upgrading) or an accredited post-secondary institution or training/certificate program;
  • Are not a child of an ATCO employee.


Applications for the 2024 Indigenous Education Awards are now being accepted. The application deadline is August 16, 2024.

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