Student Awards/Scholarships

The Faculty of Native Studies offers the following scholarships/awards. The award values may vary from previous years.

Undergraduate Awards

BA(NS) / BSc (ENCS) Award

Field of Study: Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies / Bachelor of Science (Environmental and Conservation Sciences) combined degree
Value: 2@$1000, 1@$500
Number: 3

Conditions: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing continuing in a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies / Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Sciences combined degree. Students must have completed a minimum of 24 units of course weight towards the combined degree while registered in the Faculty of Native Studies. Selection based on academic standing. If no eligible students are found, these may be awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing continuing in an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Native Studies.
Funded by: Faculty of Native Studies
Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Native Studies


Dr John E Foster Memorial Award in Native Studies

Field of Study: Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies)
Value: $750
Number: 1

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student of Aboriginal descent as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2) or persons who are accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community. Students must have satisfactory academic standing and be entering the second year of studies in the Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies) degree program. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic standing, involvement in the Native community, and financial need.

Funded by: Endowed through memorial donations from staff, friends, and colleagues
Procedure: By application to the Faculty of Native Studies

Maurice L'Hirondelle/Helen Tkachenko Award

Field of Study: Combined BA/BEd program in Native Studies
Value: $500
Number: 2

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in the combined BA/BEd Program in Native Studies. Recipients will be chosen on basis of academic standing.
Funded by: Endowed by the late Helen Tkachenko.
Procedure: By application to the Faculty of Native Studies

Johnny Samson Prize in Native Studies

Field of Study: Native Studies
Value: $1,250
Number: 1

Conditions: Offered annually to a student entering second, third or fourth year with superior academic achievement in two or more Native Studies courses. Financial need and extracurricular involvement will also be considered.
Funded by: Endowed by the family of the late J Edgar and Helen Duncan.
Procedure: By application to the Faculty of Native Studies

Harry J Strynadka Research Prize

Field of Study: Native Studies
Value: $500
Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded to a student in a 300 or 400-level Native Studies course who writes the best research paper on one or more of the following 19th century topics: the Plains Indians, buffalo/bison, or the Environment.
Funded by: Harry J Strynadka, an active friend and philanthropist of the Faculty Native Studies
Procedure: Submit a research paper to the Faculty of Native Studies by April 30

TAQA North Aboriginal Governance and Partnership Scholar Award

Field of Study: Open
Value: $2,000
Number: 5

Conditions: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing entering the second, third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree and enrolled in the Aboriginal Governance and Partnership Certificate Program. Selection based on academic standing with preference given to students who have completed a minimum of 6 credits toward the certificate program. If no eligible student is found to meet these criteria, this award may be given to a student entering the second, third, or fourth year of study for an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Native Studies.
Funded by: TAQA North
Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Native Studies

Tkachenko Prize in Native Studies 252 (Intermediate Cree)

Field of Study: Native Studies
Value: $500
Number: 3

Conditions: To be awarded annually to the student achieving the highest academic standing in NS 252 (Intermediate Cree).
Funded by: Endowed by the late Helen Tkachenko.
Procedure: Nominations for this award will be made by the Faculty of Native Studies

Tkachenko Prize in Native Studies 152 (Introductory Cree)

Field of Study: Native Studies
Value: $500
Number: 4

Conditions: To be awarded annually to the student achieving the highest academic standing in NS 152 (Introductory Cree).
Funded by: Endowed by the late Helen Tkachenko.
Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Native Studies


Scholastic Distinction Scholarships

Eric Newell Dean's Entrance Citation in Native Studies

Field of Study: Native Studies
Value: $10,000 payable over four years ($2,500 per year)
Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded to a student entering an undergraduate degree program in the School of Native Studies from high school on the basis of superior academic achievement (minimum award average of ~95% or equivalent) in Grades 10, 11, and 12. Receipt of funding for the second, third, and fourth years is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a full normal course load in the Faculty of Native Studies each year.

Funded by: Endowed by Dr Eric Newell, LLD (Hon)
For more information on the Scholastic Distinction Scholarship please visit http://www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/en/Scholarships-and-Awards/Continuing-Undergraduate-Awards/Scholastic-Distinction-Scholarships.aspx
 

Graduate Student Awards

Nuna Logistics MA Graduate Scholarship

Value: $4,000

Eligibility: One scholarship awarded annually to an Aboriginal student (preferably Inuit, or First Nation or Metis from North of 60) registered full-time in the Faculty of Native Studies MA graduate program who is in good academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or greater). In the event that a candidate cannot be found the scholarship may be awarded to an Aboriginal student not from North of 60 who is registered full-time in the Faculty of Native Studies MA program. This scholarship will be awarded to a different student each year.

Application: Eligible students should apply to the Faculty of Native Studies. The Faculty of Native Studies will forward the name of one nominee to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research for final approval.

Annually funded by Nuna Logistics