Scholarships, Awards, and Financial Support

Métis Education Foundation Awards

Value: up to $20,000

Two separate award categories are available as follows:

  • Métis Education Foundation Undergraduate Awards (number awarded varies of up to $5,000) consideration will be given to University of Alberta students enrolled in any year of study for any undergraduate degree program
  • Métis Education Foundation Scholars’ Award (number awarded varies of up to $20,000) consideration will only be given to University of Alberta students enrolled in a graduate program or professional undergraduate degree program with differential fees (Medicine, Dentistry, or Law)

Application Open: August 15, 2019
Closing Deadline: October 15, 2019

Variable number of awards available


Candidates must:

  • have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.0 and above;
  • demonstrate financial need;
  • provide proof of Métis heritage, such as:
    • a valid Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) membership card or a valid membership card from any of the following Métis Nation organizations: Métis Settlements of Alberta, Métis Nation of Ontario, Manitoba Métis Federation, Métis Nation – Saskatchewan, Métis Nation British Columbia, or
    • photocopy of parent’s/aunt’s/uncle’s or sibling’s valid membership card in any of the above named Métis organizations, along with a long form birth certificate(s) or baptismal certificate(s) that clearly shows the relationship to the person identified on the Métis card; or
    • other valid proof of Métis genealogy as verified by the Métis Nation of Alberta, or other nationally recognized Métis organization.

How to apply

For application-based awards administered by the Office of the Registrar, you can apply online:

Apply for Awards

You can also access the award application form via Bear Tracks.

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Completed applications, along with all mandatory documents, must be submitted by October 15, 2019.


Students will be notified in December.

To find out more about accepting and declining your award, financial information, and thanking your donor, please visit Information for Award Recipients