Financial aid

Indigenous students can apply for financial support in the form of scholarships (based on academic achievement) and bursaries (based on financial need).

For more information about financial supports, contact the or the .

INDIGENOUS GRADUATE AWARDS - Deadline September 13, 2019

The John Michael Brownutt Graduate Scholarship is an award to recognize and support graduate Indigenous students with an outstanding GPA who have demonstrated community leadership. One Master's level scholarship for $3,750 and one Doctoral level scholaraship for $3,750 will be awarded. Download the application form and submit to IACE at by September 13, 2019 at 4 p.m. to be eligible. 

The Norah & Calvin Banks Aboriginal Leadership Award in Sciences is an award for Indigenous students in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering or School of Environmental Studies who demonstrate leadership by encouraging and/or promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields of study in Indigenous communities. One or more scholarship for a total of $4,030 will be awarded. Download the application form and submit to IACE at by September 13, 2019 at 4 p.m. to be eligible. 

Scholarships & awards

Student Awards and Financial Aid maintains a list of Awards for Indigenous students. The application deadlines vary, but generally fall in the summer for the following academic year.

LE,NOṈET bursaries

LE,NOṈET bursaries are awarded annually to qualifying students. These bursaries are issued in the form of top-up funding and do not displace any existing funding for Indigenous students. They do not substitute for funding you may have already received or qualify for through participation in other LE,NOṈET programs.

LE,NOṈET graduate bursaries

LE,NONET graduate bursaries are intended to supplement existing financial resources for Indigenous (First Nations Status/non-Status, Inuit and Metis) students enrolled in full time graduate studies at the University of Victoria who demonstrate financial need.

Emergency funding

Emergency funds are intended to support Indigenous students by offering financial assistance in the event of an unforeseen emergency or circumstance while attending UVic. Any Indigenous (First Nations status or non-status, Métis or Inuit) student currently enrolled in a full-time or part-time credit program is eligible to apply.