Aid & Awards for Indigenous Students


There are a variety of financial aid and awards available specifically to students that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit or Métis). Additionally, Indigenous students may also be eligible for McMaster University’s Work Program, bursaries, scholarships and various federal and provincial student loan programs.

Get more information on general aid and awards


No. Indigenous students do not have to declare funding they receive from PSSSP on their OSAP application. Also, scholarships and bursaries will not affect your PSSSP or OSAP entitlement.

Find out key dates and deadlines for all aid and awards here.

You do not need to receive OSAP to apply for scholarships via Mosaic. To apply, you must first complete an online aid personal profile. You can then and find all the scholarships you are eligible for and click ‘apply’ for each.

Indigenous students experiencing a financial emergency may visit Indigenous Student Services (L.R.W Hall, 1811)  or Student Services (GH, 108) to discuss and explore solutions.

Important Dates & Deadlines

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