Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries
If you are eligible for money from the band for postsecondary education, please apply for that funding first through Matawa.
For post secondary assistance, students must apply directly to Matawa. Contact:
Georgette O’Nabigon, Post Secondary Coordinator
call: (807) 768-3300
drop in: Matawa
233 Court Street South Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2X9
If the band funding doesn’t cover all of your costs, you can apply for OSAP. When you apply, OSAP will take into account any band funding you receive.
Other Funding Programs
Douglas Legarde Memorial Minor’s Trust
Members can also check to see if they are eligible.
A searchable list of bursaries, scholarships and incentives for Aboriginal students.
Federal government funding for Status Indian and Inuit students enrolled in eligible postsecondary programs.
Funding for Métis students enrolled in postsecondary education. Apply for this funding through the financial aid office, Aboriginal student liaison centre or student support services at your college or university.
The Canada Apprentice Loan and Canada Apprenticeship Grant are initiatives of the Government of Canada to help you complete your apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade.
Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)’s University and College Entrance Preparation Program (UCEPP) provides financial assistance to First Nation and eligible Inuit students enrolled in university or college entrance programs to help them obtain the academic level required to enter a degree or diploma program.
A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a special savings account for parents who want to save for their child’s education after high school.