We are pleased to announce that all available funding has been distributed to deserving students.
This program is now closed for the 2023-24 school. Applications will re-open on April 1, 2024.
The MNO is pleased to offer eligible Post-Secondary Education Students access to the MNO’s PSE Travel Support Program. This initiative will provide eligible applicants with a one-time travel subsidy to assist with the costs of travel to school.
To be eligible for this program an applicant must:
• Currently be a Métis student enrolled into an accredited post-secondary program at a recognized University or College in Canada
• Be an MNO citizen with a complete file or have a letter of eligibility from the MNO Registry (for more information on MNO Citizenship policies and MNO Registry please click here.)
• Be required to travel more than 300 kilometers, one way, to their Post-Secondary Institution
Travel subsidies are determined by using a rate of $0.59/km for a maximum one-time subsidy per school year of up to $500 and are available on a first come first served basis until available funding is allocated.
No, this is a one-time subsidy per school year designed to offset some of the costs of having to travel to attend school and can only be accessed by eligible applicants one time per academic year.
This subsidy can be used for any travel related expense be it air travel, fuel, or hotel accommodations.
No, once an application has been approved there is no need to submit receipts.
No, this subsidy can only be accessed by those that are not already receiving funds for travel through another MNO support program.
It depends. This one-time subsidy is available to eligible applicants that are required to travel over 300KM to attend school. When and how they choose to allocate these funds is at the applicant’s discretion.
Yes. This program is open only to Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizens. This includes those who are currently in the registration process and will receive their citizenship before the application deadline. You will be required to upload a copy of your card or letter from the MNO Registry confirming your MNO citizenship during the program application process and consent to have your Citizenship information verified by MNO’s Registry. More information on MNO’s Registry and policies can be found here.
During the application process you will be asked to consent to have your citizenship information, and file status confirmed by MNO’s Registry. MNO Staff will send your information over on your behalf and will notify you if there are any issues directing you to follow up with Registry directly. If you would like more information about your citizenship file, or on MNO citizenship policies and the MNO Registry, please click here.
For more information on obtaining MNO citizenship, please visit the MNO Registry Webpage or call their toll-free number at 1-855-798-1006
If you have questions about your MNO Citizenship application, please contact the MNO Registry. You can advise them that your are applying for citizenship in order to access the PSE Travel Support Program, and your file may be prioritized. To contact MNO Registry, please email email@example.com or call their toll-free number 1-855-798-1006.
If approved, funds will be deposited directly into an applicant’s bank account after provision of banking information by the applicant.