Metis Scholar Award

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2025

Amount: $10,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: Internal


  • Canadian


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • 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

Established to help alleviate financial need and to encourage post-secondary achievement on the part of Métis students studying at the University of Lethbridge


  • $10,000
  • NOTE: this award receives final approval of recipients from the Rupertsland Organization and therefore results are delayed until late fall/early spring term. Payment is a single installment for February 1st.


  • Full time continuing graduate student (Masters and PhD)
  • Canadian citizen
  • Métis heritage
  • Cannot be receiving funding from Rupertsland Institute-Metis Training Employment Services
  • Financial need
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 and satisfactory performance


  • Apply online through the University of Lethbridge’s awards, scholarships and bursary application portal.   
  • A completed application requires specific award questions as well as portions of the Graduate Application:
    • Research/project Title
    • Project or Research Proposal/Intent
  • Please be aware, you must provide proof of Métis ancestry by submitting one of the following:
    • photocopy of a valid Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) citizenship card (which can be obtained by applying to the MNA) or a valid Métis citizenship card in any of the following governing members of the Métis National Council: Métis Nation of Ontario, Manitoba Métis Federation, Métis Nation – Saskatchewan, Métis Nation British Columbia; or
    • photocopy of parent’s, grandparent’s or sibling’s valid citizenship card in any of the above named Métis organizations (along with proof of this kinship connection); or
    • other valid proof of Métis genealogy linking to the Métis Homeland (as validated by either MNA/RLI);