Ontario Graduate Scholarship for Indigenous Students

Two $15,000 Ontario Graduate Scholarships are available for Indigenous students.

 

Also see: Harvey E. Longboat Graduate Scholarship 

How to apply

How to Apply: To be considered for an OGS-I Award

Deadline: February 20, 2020 at 9am 

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Incoming or returning graduate students (Master's or PhD) of First Nation, Inuit, or Métis descent,
  • who face significant financial hardship,
  • with particular priority given to women with family responsibilities.

Tenable for one academic year from September to August.

  • Applicants must be enrolling in (or applying for admission to) a McMaster University graduate program for the 2020-21 Academic Year (September start).
  • Students must intend to be enrolled for a minimum of two terms.

OGS for Indigenous Graduate Students

Description: The Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development outlines that “each university may allocate up to 2 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 criteria for the McMaster OGS-I has been established in consultation with the Indigenous Education Council (IEC) and is adjudicated by a committee chaired through the Indigenous Studies Program.

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.

Value: Two at $15,000

Questions? 

Graduate Scholarships

School of Graduate Studies

McMaster University

Gilmour Hall, Room 212

E-mail:  graduatescholarships@mcmaster.ca

 

OGS Past Recipients

Kimberleigh Schultz

Program: Geography

Level: PhD

Amount: $15,000

 

Marrissa Matthews

Program: Political Science

Level: PhD

Amount: $15,000

Kimberleigh Schultz

Program: Geography

Level: PhD

Amount: $15,000

 

Rachel Bomberry

Program: Health Studies

Level: PhD

Amount: $15,000

Intent and Value of Award

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 for the McMaster University OGS-I has been established in consultation with the Indigenous Education Council (IEC) and is adjudicated by a committee chaired through the Indigenous Studies Program.

Value: Two at $15,000

Eligibility: Incoming or returning graduate students (Master's or PhD) of First Nation, Inuit, or Métis descent, who face significant financial hardship, with particular priority given to women with family responsibilities.