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Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship

Value$20,000 total
Number offered1

As outlined in the CGPS policy on Centrally Administered Funding, a student may not hold two major internal institutional scholarships at the same time, or a major institutional scholarship and a major external scholarship.  A major scholarship is defined as equal to or more than $17,500 per year. Top-up awards and honorary scholarships at a reduced value may be combined with major scholarships. It is your responsibility to inform the College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies of any such funding that you are receiving.

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.

To be considered for The Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship, you must:

  • be a student of First Nations, Inuit, 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 project-based program.

The University is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and is proud to support academic opportunities for Indigenous students. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally and internationally, and value the unique perspective that Indigenous students provide to strengthen these relationships. Only Indigenous candidates will be considered for this award Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of receiving this award.  


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Upload the items below to the online Queen Elizabeth II Aboriginal scholarship application site.

  • The completed application form;
  • A one-page outline of your thesis or project topic or area of major research you intend to pursue for your graduate studies;
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended, including transcripts where you received transfer credit.

Two letters of reference must be sent confidentially to

Please note that incomplete application packages will not be accepted or considered. 

For additional information, visit the Government of Saskatchewan website at

DeadlineThe call for applications for this award is distributed annually in the Winter term.

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