University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Graduate Leadership Award

University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Graduate Leadership Award

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Indigenous graduate students in Canada who are pursuing master's and doctoral degrees and who exhibit leadership through active participation in the community are eligible to apply for the Indigenous Graduate Leadership Awards.

Offered by  University of Saskatchewan 
Amount granted  INR 16,66,547 for Graduation and INR 20,83,183 for Doctoral
Type of scholarship  Merit-based 
Level of program Graduate and doctorate 
Application deadline February, 28, 2025
International students  Yes 
Official url  Saskatchewan Indigenous Graduate Leadership Award

 

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What are the benefits of University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Graduate Leadership Award

The University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Graduate Leadership Award grants INR 16,66,547 for graduation and INR 20,83,183 for doctoral students. The award may be retained by students who transfer for a maximum of 24 months at the Master's level and a maximum of 36 months at the PhD level from a Master's programme. 

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What is the eligibility criteria for University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Graduate Leadership Award

A student may not hold two major institutional scholarships within their institution at the same time, or one major institutional scholarship and one major external scholarship, as specified in the CGPS policy on Centrally Administered Funding. A major scholarship is one that pays at least INR 14,58,228 annually. Major scholarships may be combined with top-up awards and discounted honorary scholarships. Any such funding that you receive must be reported to the College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.

The applicant must be a graduate student who is enrolled in classes at the University of Saskatchewan or who is submitting an application for admission. To qualify, the applicant needs to:

  • list items Be a Canadian Métis, Inuit, or First Nations person, regardless of status.
  • list items Obtain admission to or register with a Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies College a PhD or master's degree
  • list items Possess a GPA of at least 75%.
  • list items Show off your leadership by getting involved in the community and/or engaging in active engagement (see examples below) 
  • list items Receive the award during the first 60 months of a PhD programme or the first 36 months of a Master's programme.
  • Leadership may include: 

  • list items Band counseling or other roles
  • list items Participation in the community
  • list items Achievements in entrepreneurship
  • list items Significant participation and accomplishment in professional or academic associations, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, in fields like business, science, sports, and the arts
  • list items Apprenticeships, internships, or other programmes involving experiential learning
  • list items Involvement in committees, teams, the senate, boards, ethics committees, and other academic communities or student government
  • list items Roles in a family, culture, or Indigenous community as leaders
  • list items Experience in teaching, mentoring, and supervising
  • list items Planning of community events, conferences, meetings, and courses
  • list items Initiatives for cooperation, capacity building, and project management
  • list items Positions in professional and academic societies
  • list items Study and travel in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous nations and communities
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    What is the application process for University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Graduate Leadership Award

    To apply for University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Graduate Leadership Award, visit the link for the application form, https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/IGLA 

  • list items Fill in your personal information, degree program and indigenous identity.
  • list items After that, fill in your reference information.
  • list items Once you have filled your reference information, fill out your scholarships, awards and sources of funding.
  • list items Attach your documentation after that and submit. 
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    What are the documents required for University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Graduate Leadership Award

    The documents required for University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Graduate Leadership Award are- 

  • list items A one-page written submission outlining how you satisfy the eligibility requirements
  • list items An oral presentation detailing your eligibility requirements and lasting no more than five minutes (video or audio only). To show reverence and respect for Indigenous communities' oral traditions, oral submissions may involve drumming, dancing, singing, talking, or showcasing cultural artifacts.
  • list items Two reference letters (one from the community and one from the academic community)
  • list items A one-page synopsis of your academic work and/or research contributions
  • list items copies of the official transcripts from every university attended; the University of Saskatchewan may accept unofficial transcripts.
  • All written submissions need to adhere to the following formatting specifications:

  • list items One page at most, measuring no more than 8 ½" by 11". All text needs to be in 12 point font. Condensed typefaces will not be accepted; use Times New Roman instead.
  • list items The maximum margin that can be used is 1.
  • list items Reference letters can be sent to [email protected] in confidence via email. All written applications must adhere to the instructions provided in the application package.
  • Applications that are not complete won't be accepted or taken into consideration.

    The oral submission can be made via a YouTube link on the application and needs to be formatted as an mp4 (video submission) or an mp3 (audio submission). [email protected] is another way to get in touch with them, and they will send you a link to a secure document-sharing website. 

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    What is the selection process for University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Graduate Leadership Award?

    The selection of applicants will be made on the basis of: 

  • list items Leadership, that can be found in any group, including academic, indigenous, and
  • list items Average of grades
  • list items Productivity in Research
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    How can you contact the University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Graduate Leadership Award?

    You can contact the University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Graduate Leadership Award at [email protected]

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    Frequently asked questions 

    Why should I choose the University of Saskatchewan ?

    University of Saskatchewan is a good option as it provides high quality and affordable education. 

    Is life easy in Saskatchewan ?

    Saskatchewan is a fantastic place to start a business, find a home and raise a family.

    Does the University of Saskatchewan give scholarships to international students?

    Based on academic performance, these prizes are given to international students. The deadline for submitting an application to be considered for admission is February 15.