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Ontario Graduate Scholarship for Indigenous Students (OGS-I)


The Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development outlines that each university may allocate up to two OGS awards to Aboriginal graduate students. Each university will develop eligibility criteria to recognize excellence and promote equitable access and participation in the scholarship program by Aboriginal applicants for the purposes of the scholarship, an Aboriginal person is a person who self-identifies as a First Nations (Status/Non-Status), Metis, or Inuit (OGS and QEII-GSST Program Guidelines, version 1.0).


The two OGS-I scholarships are awarded to Indigenous graduate students at McMaster University who face significant financial hardship, with particular priority given to women with family responsibilities.

This criteria has been established in consultation with the Indigenous Education Council (IEC) and is adjudicated by a committee chaired through the Indigenous Studies Program.


$15,000 per award


Incoming or returning graduate students (Master’s or PhD) of First Nation, Inuit, or Métis descent.


Tenable for one full academic year (September to August)


If you have any questions, please email the School of Graduate Studies at and/or Senior Advisor, Indigenous Student Services at