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Indigenous Graduate Awards

Award eligibility: 
MFA Student with Indigenous Ancestry
Award source: 
The Government of Alberta
Award criteria: 
Eligible MFA students must provide proof of their Indigenous ancestry to the Research and Graduate Studies Office before eligibility is determined.
Award details: 
Minimum award of $7,500, and maximum of $15,000
Number of awards: 
Award selection: 
Graduate Programs Awards Committee
Application process: 

Eligible MFA students must submit their Indigenous Ancestry proof directly to the ACAD Research and Graduate Studies Office by September 21st, 2018.

Submit/Submission : 

Acceptable forms of Indigenous Ancestry proof may include one of the following:

  • certificate of Indian Status, a status card or a band membership card
  • letter from their band verifying their status
  • membership card issued by a Métis organization the student is registered with (Metis organization must be a legal entity)
  • a certified copy of a Nunavut Trust Certificate card or Inuit beneficiary card
  • letter of support from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada or Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
  • a letter of support from an First Nation, Metis or Inuit organization (must be a legal entity) confirming the applicant’s aboriginal ancestry

Student must also meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis or Inuit and be able to provide a copy of proof of Indigenous ancestry
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or have protected person status under: Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be a resident of Alberta
  • Registered MFA student, in at least 60% of a full course load (40% of a full course load if you are a student with a permanent disability).

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