ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Program

August 15, 2023

ATCO’s Indigenous Education Awards Program supports First Nation, Métis and Inuit students across Canada by providing financial assistance to help them in their quest for higher education. The Merit, Bursary, Scholarship and Bridging Awards are given to students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their school and community.

There are four different awards available:

  • Merit Awards ($750) – for students completing Grades 9 – 12
  • Bursaries ($1200) – for students enrolled in trade/community technical college diploma or certificate program
  • Scholarship ($1800) – for students enrolled in degree or graduate programs
  • Bridging Awards ($1000) – for students registered in an upgrading program (Adult Basic Education) or University Preparation program

How to Apply

You can apply for the Indigenous Education Awards if you:

  • Are a Canadian Indigenous person;
  • Are enrolled full-time in junior/senior high school (including upgrading) or an accredited post-secondary institution or training/certificate program;
  • Are not a child of an ATCO employee.

To apply, complete the application form, and submit the following required documentation;

  • Merit Awards – Attach one reference letter from a current teacher
  • Bursary, Scholarship, Bridging Awards – Attach one reference letter from current academic
    professional (teacher), AND current Community Elected official, Education Director or
    Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Enrolment Office
  • Proof of enrolment for upcoming school semester
  • Transcript from most recent completed year
  • Proof of Indigenous identity (Status Card, Métis Card or Inuvialuit Beneficiary Card)

There is a maximum of one award per applicant per year. Students must re-apply each year if they wish to be considered.