External scholarships and awards
Governor General’s Academic Medals
The Governor General’s Academic Medals are awarded annually to a graduate student and an undergraduate student who achieve the highest academic standing upon graduation from a master's degree program (Gold Medal) and a bachelor's degree program (Silver Medal). The medals are awarded at the spring graduation ceremony on behalf, and in the name of, the governor general. No application is required.
Financial assistance for indigenous post-secondary students
Indspire disburses bursaries and scholarships through its Building Brighter Futures program to Indigenous students who are enrolled in post-secondary programs. Since 1985, Indspire has disbursed bursaries and scholarships to First Nation, Inuit, and Metis post-secondary students. It is the largest funder for Indigenous education outside of the federal government. For more information, visit the Indspire website. Deadlines vary.