Undergraduate Award for Indigenous Students in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies

This award is valued at $1,000 for the 2022/2023 academic year.

Application deadline: October 31, 2022 or until the Award has been given. 

Terms and Eligibility

Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies to an outstanding Indigenous student proceeding from one year to another in an undergraduate program within the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies. Preference will be given to a student in the Combined Honours in Indigenous Studies program with consideration given to those students taking a minor in the program. Application is required. Established in 2020 by faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the School. 

The aim of this scholarship is to support outstanding Indigenous undergraduate students in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies with a priority given to students from Algonquins of Pikwakanagan FN or Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, or the urban Indigenous community(ies) in Ottawa. 

Carleton’s School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies has a long history of advancing cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and teaching on Canada, its colonial history, Indigenous peoples, and the various groups who occupy the country. In particular, our pedagogy and scholarship considers the conjoined histories of Indigenous peoples and Canadians as a complex and ambiguous relationship which continues to impact every resident of the country. The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls for reconciliation through an active process of decolonization. This is a shared undertaking in which Carleton and all other educational institutions will play a leading role. In keeping with this, our teaching and research is driven by a commitment to critical analysis and to fostering the growth of diverse, sustainable, and just communities. 

General Eligibility Criteria 

  • Indigenous undergraduate students enrolled full-time in a program within the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.
  • Demonstrated academic excellence. 


  1. This is a fillable form. Please prepare your personal statement answers separately and copy and paste them here. If you choose to submit a video, email it to sics@carleton.ca.
  2. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Section 1: Personal Information

  • Do you identify as Indigenous? (This means that you identify as a member of the First Peoples of Canada, meaning, in general terms, First Nation, Metis, Inuit, Indigenous, or specifically by your home community or Nation.)
  • Are you a student from Algonquins of Pikwakanagan FN or Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, or the urban Indigenous community (ities) in Ottawa.
  • The selection committee for the Indigenous Studies Undergraduate Award follows the university’s guidelines on Indigenous identification and encourages applicants to submit appropriate documentation (optional).

  • Section 2: Personal Statements

    You may submit your answers in written form or in a video. Please limit written answers to no more than 250 words per question (500 words total.) Please limit video answers to no more than 2 minutes per question (4 minutes total.) Send us a link to your video or email the video to sics@carleton.ca.
  • Section 3: Student Declaration

  • At Carleton University, we recognize and respect the importance of privacy. Personal information that we collect is kept confidential. In accordance with section 41 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Carleton University will only use the information in its custody or control in the following circumstances: where the individual identifies the particular information and consents to its use; for the purpose for which it was collected or a consistent purpose (i.e. a purpose which the individual might have reasonably expected).

School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies Lead: 

Andrés López
Indigenous Studies Undergraduate Supervisor
School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, DT 1202
Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6