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How To Apply For The CFUW Aboriginal Women’s Award


For the 2020 – 2021 school year, the CFUW Aboriginal Women’s Award (AWA) offers a value of $10,000 – $25,000. This award will also be renewable. So, how can you apply for the CFUW Aboriginal Women’s Award?

How To Apply

Firstly, students must register to access and fill out the online application for the CFUW Aboriginal Women’s Award. Secondly, create an account with a login email and password. Thirdly, applicants are able to track the status of their applications at any time through the online active programs for fellowships and awards. 

Required Documents That Are Necessary For Submission 

Therefore, include all of the essential documents below as part of your submission: 

  • Online Application Form
  • Personal Information Consent
  • Two sections of required information:
    • Section I: Statement of Intent
    • Section II: Curriculum Vitae 
  • Confirmation of Enrolment in a graduate program from the institution.
  • Letter of Acceptance into the program of proposed study from the host institution.
  • Proof of Ethics Application/Approval. Or, include the approximate date of the projected application. However, if you are uncertain about whether you are required to obtain this approval by the Research Ethics Board, please consult your post-secondary institution. 
  • CFUW Referee Assessment Form: signed by the referee. This indicates the referee’s name, position, and email address clearly. An applicant requires three references, and preferably academic referees. 
  • Application filing fee payment by credit card OR manual payment by cheque or money order. 

What is the “Filing Fee”? 

Also, each application requires a “Filing Fee” for every CFUW Fellowship or Award. It is $60.

Read Over The Award’s Eligibility Details

Before you apply, please review the eligibility criteria for the CFUW AWA. To be eligible, an applicant must be:

  • A Canadian Aboriginal woman;
  • Canadian Citizen or hold a Permanent Residence Status in Canada;
  • Studying in Canada;
  • Holding or will be holding an undergraduate university degree or its equivalent by a recognized university before the CFUW Aboriginal Women’s Award is granted;
  • Applying to be a full-time student in the 2020-2021 school year of an eligible program at a recognized Canadian post-secondary degree-granting institution. 

Eligible Programs 

Basically, CFUW AWA eligible programs are the academic programs that an applicant is studying. Therefore, this would be the programs leading to:

  • A first degree in law: Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD)
  • First degrees in medicine: Medical Doctor (MD) and Doctor of Optometry (OD)
  • Qualifying for a license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the province or territory of the graduate’s choice.
  • A Master’s degree in fields that deal with important Canadian aboriginal issues. These issues will be defined by the most recent Canadian report by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples. 

Important Deadlines

CFUW Fellowship and Award applications close on December 14, 2020, by 11:59 PM EST. Use this link to learn more about the CFUW Aboriginal Women’s Award. However, please be aware that the CFUW Aboriginal Women’s Award is currently closed for applications in 2020. So, the next open date is June 2021. 

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