CFUW - Aboriginal Women's Award

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (January 10, 2024)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Amount: $10,000 - $25,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • Permanent Resident


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Management


  • School of Graduate Studies

In March 2015, the Education Council-Wolfville transferred the proceeds of their education fund to the CFUW Charitable Trust to establish a new award, the CFUW Aboriginal Women’s Award (AWA).

This award was designed to honour Dr. Marion Elder Grant’s life-long commitment to education of women. Dr. Grant has an outstanding record of leadership as the 11th CFUW President (1949-52), CFUW Wolfville President, and Dean of Women and Professor of Psychology, Acadia University.


  • January 10 at 1pm EST


  • $10,000 - $25,000 (renewable)


  • Canadian Aboriginal women.
  • Studying in Canada
  • Holds or will hold an undergraduate university degree or equivalent before the CFUW AWA for which she has applied is granted
  • Must have applied to be a full-time student in any year of an eligible program at a recognized or accredited Canadian post-secondary degree-granting institution

Eligible programs are the academic programs for which a CFUW AWA Applicant (or Renewal Applicant) may be studying. They include:

  1. Programs leading to a first degree in law – Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.); Juris Doctor (J.D.).
  2. Programs leading to the following first degrees in medicine – Medical Doctor (M.D.); Doctor of Optometry (O.D.).
  3. Programs leading to qualifying for a license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the province or territory of the graduate’s choice.
  4. Programs leading to a Master’s degree in fields dealing with important Canadian aboriginal issues at the time the AWA is given as defined by the most recent Canadian report by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples.

For applications, guidelines and instructions, visit the CFUW Guidelines

For any other information, visit the CFUW website