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Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor's Indigenous Scholarship

Value: $20,000
Number offered: 1

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 Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor's Indigenous Scholarship is a $20,000 scholarship awarded annually based on academic excellence to one student, or split between deserving candidates, who are pursuing graduate or post-graduate studies in any field at the University of Saskatchewan or University of Regina.

To be considered for the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor's Indigenous Scholarship, you must:

  • be First Nations, Métis or Inuit;
  • have graduated from a Saskatchewan university;
  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • reside in Saskatchewan for the duration of their graduate or post-graduate studies. Any research involving out-of-province fieldwork is only permitted by maintaining a principal residence in Saskatchewan;
  • have an undergraduate degree in any discipline (at the time of commencement of the scholarship);
  • have applied for admission or be enrolled in graduate or post-graduate studies for the upcoming academic year at either the University of Saskatchewan or the University of Regina;
  • have applied for a thesis or non-thesis (project-based) program. Note – course-based programs are not eligible.
  • preference (added points) will be given to students in fields of study that support Saskatchewan's Growth Plan and address complex challenges that impact the citizens of Saskatchewan; and
  • preference (added points) will be given to applicants who are in the early stage of their degree or have not received other substantial awards, the values of which, are aligned with the national standards of the Tri-Council Canada Graduate Scholarships.

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.  



Upload the items below to the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor Indigenous Scholarship online 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 

Deadline: The call for applications for this award is distributed annually in the Winter term.

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