Awards for Indigenous Students

    Apply for an education grant from Canada Post

    Canada Post gives $2,000 grants to Indigenous Peoples who have renewed their educational learning. Find out how to apply for the award.

    Who can apply?

    You’re eligible to apply if you:

    • Are a Canadian and a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit community
    • Have been out of school for 1 year or more and are returning
    • Have already returned to school and completed 1 full year of studies
    • Have never received this award in the past (you can apply as many times as you want, but you can only receive the award once)
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    How to get started

    Here’s what you need to do to apply:

    1. Complete the application form
    2. Write an essay
    3. Provide school transcripts or a letter from an academic supporter (photocopies are acceptable)
    4. Include a photocopy of a community membership card or an official letter from a community member

    Award due dates and recipients

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    Important deadlines

    May 1st: Application process begins

    August 31st: Deadline for applications

    December: Decision is communicated to applicants

    January: Public announcement of award recipients

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    How award recipients are selected

    A panel of Canada Post representatives and a member of the Indigenous community read and evaluate all submissions and select the winners.

    See past reward recipients

    Get more information on the Canada Post Awards for Indigenous Students