As an Indigenous or Aboriginal person of Ontario, you are eligible for financial aid through the Indigenous Student Bursary.
This bursary is meant to help students receive financial support for studying a postsecondary program at either a publicly assisted college or university, or an approved Aboriginal Institute in Ontario.
Candidates who satisfy all of the below requirements could be eligible for this bursary.
In order to be considered for the Indigenous Student Bursary, you don’t need to apply to either the OSAP for Full-Time Students or OSAP for Part-Time Students.
This step is pretty straightforward. You need to fill out the application for Indigenous Student Bursary provided by your school.This application will guide you through all the necessary documents required.
The deadlines for this bursary might differ from school to school. So, keep in touch with your school’s financial aid office for the correct details.
You could be eligible for an amount within the range of $1,000 to $3,500. However, the final amount will be decided by your school on a varying basis.
Again, the key is to contact your school’s financial aid office, because the most apt information will be available through your school. This is the best method for you to know the status of your application.