Indigenous Education

Financing Your Education

First Nation, Inuit & Métis Funding

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First Nation and Inuit Funding

  • You will be required to fill out a funding application.
  • Contact your respective post-secondary education department.
  • Funding may be available for tuition, books, fees and a living allowance.
  • Application deadlines vary. To avoid disappointment apply early in the year.
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Métis Funding

Zarah Rogan, Esthetician Graduate

"After graduating with my Esthetician Diploma, I plan to continue my education specifically in the area of Makeup Artistry by attending the College of Makeup Art and Design in Toronto. I am enrolled in the Comprehensive Makeup Artist Diploma and the Special FX Makeup Artist Diploma and have received a $10,000 Avenues for Access Scholarship in partnership with Warner Brothers Canada. "

Lambton College student Zarah Rogan
Awarded a $10,000 Avenues for Access Scholarship

Funding Opportunities


Government of Ontario loan and grants available. Please note that these loans must be re-paid; grants are free money. Application assistance is available in the Indigenous Student Centre.


Provides hundreds of scholarships and bursaries to thousands of students every year.

Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation
Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool
Lambton College

Offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries, and on-campus employment.

Indigenous Student Council

Offers funding information - contact for more info.

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Robyn Gray, Office Administration student

Aamjiwnaang First Nation woman awarded OPG scholarship

Robyn Gray was one of only six Indigenous students to receive $10,000 to further her education as part of the John Wesley Beaver Memorial Scholarship program.

"Being a voice for my community and having the ability to advocate is a key focus for me," said Gray. "Using the proceeds of this scholarship to help continue my formal education will allow me to serve my community in a role aimed at streamlining processes to increase productivity in a variety of settings."