Tips for Funding Post-Secondary Education

  • Entrance Awards – Our deadline was mid-May have your student/s contact the school they will be attending for information on funding and deadlines
  • Entrance Scholarships – usually based on high school grades with no need to apply, but be sure to check!
  • OSAP – you’ve likely heard about the changes
  • In course funding – Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, Indigenous Student Bursaries, Ontario First General Bursary, etc

Application for Post-Secondary Education Financial Assistance

To apply for Post-Secondary Education Financial Assistance, you must complete and return this Application for Post-Secondary Education Financial Assistance (Application) by mail or email to the Dokis First Nation Education Department. The deadline to submit this Application is on or before January 31st of the school year that you wish to attend.

Late Applications will not be accepted.

Indspire Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards

Since 1996, Indspire has provided over $190 million in financial support through more than 59,000 bursaries, scholarships and awards to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. All Building Brighter Futures donations are matched by the Government of Canada allowing us to be double the impact for students.
Application deadlines are February 1, August 1 and November 1.

Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool

Use the Indigenous bursaries search tool to search bursaries, scholarships and incentives offered by governments, universities, colleges, private and public companies, individual Canadians, organizations and others, aimed at Indigenous students across Canada.

Indigenous Student Bursary

The Indigenous Student Bursary provides aid to Indigenous students with financial need who are attending either:

  • a publicly–assisted colleges and universities in Ontario
  • an approved Aboriginal institute in Ontario

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program that can help you pay for college or university.

OSAP offers funding through:

  • grants: money you don’t have to pay back
  • a student loan: money you need to repay once you’re done school