Faculty of Native Studies Undergraduate Scholarships & Awards

Scholastic Distinction Scholarships

Eric Newell Dean's Entrance Citation in Native Studies

Field of Study: Native Studies
Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded to a student entering an undergraduate degree program in the School of Native Studies from high school on the basis of superior academic achievement. Receipt of funding for the second, third, and fourth years is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a full normal course load in the Faculty of Native Studies each year.

Funded by: Endowed by Dr Eric Newell, LLD (Hon)
For more information on the Scholastic Distinction Scholarship please visit http://www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/en/Scholarships-and-Awards/Continuing-Undergraduate-Awards/Scholastic-Distinction-Scholarships.aspx

Native Studies Academic Excellence Scholarship (Automatic Consideration)

Students with an average of 90% or above could receive up to $6,000. The amount awarded depends on admission average and program of study.

Be entering the first year of full-time studies in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Alberta in September of the next academic year.

Be entering university in one of the following ways:

  • Directly from high school with fewer than 24 IB, AP or A-level credits
  • Directly from high school with fewer than 12 credits of university course-work taken during high school through Open Studies or a similar program at another accredited post-secondary institution
  • Following time taken off between high school and university, provided that no post-secondary credit was received during that time.

 


Research Award

 

Roger S. Smith Undergraduate Summer Research Award funded in partnership with Killam

Are you interested in:

  • gaining research experience in the summer?
  • acquiring valuable skills and experience?
  • working closely with a faculty mentor (supervisor) in a research capacity?
  • looking for a project to develop into an Honours Thesis (NS498)?
  • exploring future career possibilities?

Apply for a Roger S. Smith Undergraduate Student Research Award with the Faculty of Native Studies. 

What does the Roger S. Smith Undergraduate Student Research Award entail?

This award is intended to cultivate and support research collaboration between undergraduate students and faculty members. This award is an opportunity to conduct research and receive $6,000 to cover 15 weeks of full-time (normally May-August) research-based activity this summer. Your research efforts are not limited to collecting data or writing a literature review, but will result in a final product, such as: a paper, a data base, a memorandum, or a poster. Proposed activities might either (1) be a topic that the award holder (student) has designed; or (2) contribute to a faculty supervisor's existing research project. This award is not a job, but an internship with benefits.

Who is eligible to apply?

To be eligible you must meet all of these requirements:

  • senior undergraduate student
  • currently enrolled in the Faculty and continuing in a Native Studies program in the following year
  • minimum Faculty GPA of 3.3
  • entitled to work on campus 

How many awards will be made?

One or two awards are available annually. A faulty member can only mentor one student award holder at a time. An undergraduate student can only hold a Roger S. Smith Undergraduate Student Research Award once.

Applications closed for 2021

 


Awards

The Adrian Hope Prize in Cree Culture

Field of Study: Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies

Conditions: Granted annually to the student with outstanding academic achievement in Historical or Contemporary Perspective in Native Studies.

Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Native Studies

The Adrian Hope Prize in Cree Language

Field of Study: Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies

Conditions: To be awarded annually to the student with superior academic achievement in courses in Advanced Cree. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic standing in Advanced Cree.

Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Native Studies

BA(NS) / BSc (ENCS) Award

Field of Study: Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies / Bachelor of Science (Environmental and Conservation Sciences) combined degree

Conditions: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing continuing in a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies / Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Sciences combined degree. Students must have completed a minimum of 24 units of course weight towards the combined degree while registered in the Faculty of Native Studies. Selection based on academic standing. If no eligible students are found, these may be awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing continuing in an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Native Studies.
Funded by: Faculty of Native Studies
Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Native Studies

Faculty of Native Studies Medal

Field of Study: Native Studies

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement convocating with an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Native Studies. Selection based on academic standing.

Funded by: Annually funded by the Faculty of Native Studies

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Native Studies.

Dr Elsie Yanik Scholarship in Native Studies

Field of Study: Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies)

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement of Aboriginal descent as defined by the Constitition Act, 1982, Section 35(2) or persons accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Native Studies. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to students from northern Alberta.

 

 Harry J Strynadka Research Prize

Field of Study: Native Studies

Conditions: Awarded to a student in a 200, 300 or 400-level Native Studies course who writes the best research paper on one or more of the following 19th century topics: the Plains Indians, buffalo/bison, or the Environment.

Funded by: Harry J Strynadka, an active friend and philanthropist of the Faculty Native Studies
Procedure: Submit a research paper to the Faculty of Native Studies by April 30

 Maurice L'Hirondelle / Helen Tkachenko Award

Field of Study: Combined BA(NS)/BEd combined program in Native Studies

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in the combined BA/BEd Program in Native Studies. Recipients will be chosen on basis of academic standing.
Funded by: Endowed by the late Helen Tkachenko.
Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Native Studies

Tkachenko Prize in Native Studies 152 (Introductory Cree)

Field of Study: Native Studies

Conditions: To be awarded annually to the student achieving the highest academic standing in NS 152 (Introductory Cree).
Funded by: Endowed by the late Helen Tkachenko.
Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Native Studies 

Tkachenko Prize in Native Studies 252 (Intermediate Cree)

Field of Study: Native Studies

Conditions: To be awarded annually to the student achieving the highest academic standing in NS 252 (Intermediate Cree).
Funded by: Endowed by the late Helen Tkachenko.
Procedure: Nominations for this award will be made by the Faculty of Native Studies

Bruce Wilson Memorial Award in Native Studies

Johnny Samson Prize in Native Studies

Solidarity Through Scholarship Award

Dr John E Foster Memorial Award in Native Studies