Métis Nation of Ontario Bursaries & Scholarships Program

Métis students can apply for the Métis Student Bursary Program (MSBP) at the Financial Aid Office, Aboriginal Student Liaison Centre or through Student Support Services at the participating college or university. Bursary applications are available to students following registration in the fall. Deadlines are school specific and bursary recipients are announced in the winter. Students may reapply for bursaries and/or scholarships each year when they register for school. The amount of bursaries will vary depending on the accumulation of interest each year.

The MNO strives to expand and enhance the program to create more opportunities for Métis students in post-secondary education.

Who to Contact:

Call 1-800-263-4889 or email education@metisnation.org.


Bursary Reporting Results

The MNO bursary program is currently available through 42 post-secondary institutions across Ontario. The following is a highlight of the bursary reporting results for the past six years:

Bursaries and Scholarships

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Colleges and universities that offer MNO bursaries

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The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Statement of Prime Purpose states: “We aspire to achieve our highest potential.” MNO recognizes the priority of education and skills development and in 1997, the MNO established its Bursary Endowment Fund to assist Métis students. Today, the MNO Métis Student Bursary is available at 42 Ontario post-secondary institutions and additional MNO-partner bursaries continue to be established across the province

The MNO Bursary Endowment Fund provides bursaries to Métis students in 42 Ontario post-secondary institutions. Students can apply for the bursaries at the Financial Aid/Awards Offices, Aboriginal Student Centres or other Student Service Centres in each participating institution.

The following is a description of major bursaries and a list of participating post-secondary institutions.

Hydro One Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary for Energy Education
(available at Northern College):
This bursary is available to Métis students who; demonstrate financial need; are Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Ontario; are at least 18 years of age; are currently enrolled in the undergraduate program, Electrical Engineering Technician Program or Technology Program at Northern College. A short essay may be required.

Métis Nation of Ontario and Detour Gold Bursary
(available at Northern College):
This bursary is available for MNO citizens who; live in Region 3; are not registered as an “Indian” under the Indian Act or as an Inuk on an Inuit registry; are pursuing education and training that relates to, or supports, the mining sector in Ontario – this includes students who will commonly find mining-related employment upon graduation. A written component may be required.

Métis Nation of Ontario and Detour Gold Bursary
(available at Collège Boréal):
This bursary is available to MNO citizens who; live in Region 3; are not registered as an “Indian” under the Indian Act or as an Inuk on an Inuit registry; are pursuing education and training that relates to, or supports, the mining sector in Ontario – this includes students who will commonly find mining-related employment upon graduation. A written component may be required.

Sault College MNO Powley Electrical Award
(available at Sault College):
This bursary is available for Métis students who; demonstrate financial need; are Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Ontario; are at least 18 years of age; are currently enrolled at Sault College pursuing studies in the electrical sector. A short essay may be required.

Métis Nation of Ontario and Ontario Power Generation Energy Sector Award
(available at Cambrian College):
This bursary is available for Métis students who; demonstrate financial need; are Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Ontario; demonstrate current involvement in extracurricular activities; have a minimum B-average at Cambrian College & enrolled in one of the following programs: A short essay may be required.

Dr. Tony Belcourt Endowment Fund for Métis in the Arts
(available at Ontario College of Art & Design):
Established in 2010, this bursary is available for Métis students who have demonstrated financial need; are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons; are residents of Ontario; are enrolled in full-time or part-time undergraduate studies. Preference will be given to a Métis student pursuing research in the area of Aboriginal Visual Culture.

Listing by institution:

Region 2:

Confederation College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Lakehead University
• MNO Métis Student Bursary
• New Gold-MNO Student Bursary

Region 3:

Northern College 
• MNO Métis Student Bursary
• Hydro One Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary for Energy Education
• Métis Nation of Ontario & Detour Gold Bursary

Region 4:

Algoma University
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Sault College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary
• Sault College MNO Powley Electrical Award

Region 5:

Cambrian College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary
• Métis Nation of Ontario and Ontario Power Generation Energy Sector Award

Canadore College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

College Boreal
• MNO Métis Student Bursary
• Métis Nation of Ontario & Detour Gold Bursary

Laurentian University
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Nipissing University
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

University of Sudbury
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Region 6:

Algonquin College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Carleton University
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Sir Sanford Fleming College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Loyalist College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Queen's University
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

St.Lawrence College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Trent University
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

University of Ottawa
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Region 7:

Georgian College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Region 8:

Durham College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

George Brown College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Humber College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)
• MNO Métis Student Bursary
• Dr. Tony Belcourt Endowment Fund for Métis in the Arts

Ryerson University
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Seneca College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Sheridan College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

University of Toronto
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

York University
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Region 9:

Brock University
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Conestoga College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Fanshawe College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Lambton College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

McMaster University
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Mohawk College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Niagara College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

St.Clair College
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

University of Guelph
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

University of Waterloo
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

University of Western Ontario
• MNO Métis Student Bursary

Wilfrid Laurier University
• MNO Métis Student

Other Scholarships & Bursaries

Updated on: June 2, 2017