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Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship

The Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship is a $20,000 scholarship awarded annually on the basis of academic excellence to First Nations and Métis students pursuing graduate and post-graduate studies in any field at an accredited Saskatchewan university.


1. Benefits

This $20,000 scholarship benefits First Nations and Métis graduate and post-graduate students and can go towards any expenses needed to meet your academic goals including but not limited to:

  • Tuition and books
  • Living expenses
  • Travel

2. Eligibility

Every candidate must:

  • be a student of First Nations or Métis heritage;
  • have graduated from a Saskatchewan university (preference given to students who have attended the First Nations University of Canada);
  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • have an undergraduate degree in any discipline;
  • have applied for admission or be enrolled in graduate or post-graduate studies at an accredited Saskatchewan university for the upcoming year; and
  • have applied for a thesis or non-thesis (project-based) program.

3. How To Apply

In addition to the completed application form, applicants need to provide the following documents:

  • a one-page outline of your thesis or project topic or area of major research you intend to pursue for your graduate or post-graduate studies;
  • your official transcripts from all universities attended, including transcripts where you received transfer credit;
  • two signed Letter of Reference Forms (one for each reference), along with two sealed letters of reference, each signed across the seal by the person providing the reference; and
  • the completed application form for the Saskatchewan university where you have applied for your graduate or post-graduate studies.

The two reference letters are to be from persons who can critically assess your intellectual and scholarly strengths (potential and demonstrated), as well as your personal qualifications, strengths and achievements that, collectively, describe the exceptional attributes suited for this scholarship. At least one letter must be from a current or former university professor, and the letters (using the approved form on the website) must be received in a sealed envelope with the referee's signature across the seal. Each letter must be accompanied with a signed Letter of Reference Form.

Application Deadline

  • February 28th of each year

4. Apply

Download the Scholarship Application

Download the Letter of Reference Form

ATTN: Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Paskwāw Tower 110.2
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK S4S 0A2

Email: grad.funding@uregina.ca

ATTN: Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship
College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116.6 Thorvaldson Building
University of Saskatchewan
110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C9

Phone: (306) 966-5760

Email: gradstudies.awards@usask.ca



5. Further Information

In the event of two equally deserving applicants, the award will be split equally between these candidates.


All application information will be shared with the adjudication committee for the purpose of administering the scholarship.

If you have any questions about your eligibility for this scholarship, please contact the graduate studies office at the Saskatchewan university where you have applied for your program. Refer to the contact information above.

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