AU AWARDS DEADLINES EXTENDED
The deadlines on two AU offered awards, the Alberta Women’s Science Network Undergraduate Scholarship in Science and Computing Science and the Harold Cardinal Prize have been extended until December 1st.
Also extended, until October 15th (hurry!), are the Frank and Agnes Cardinal Neheyiwak Bursary and the First Peoples Technology Bursary. Details of some of these awards are below. See the AU Awards page for more AU awards: http://www.athabascau.ca/registrar/studawrds.php
Harold Cardinal Prize
Value: First Place: $3000 Second Place: $1500 Third Place: $500
Awarded to current AU undergraduate program or collaborative students in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of study who exhibit a commitment to Indigenous rights, a history of advocacy for Aboriginal people, and contributions to community, law, politics or government as they pertain to Aboriginal people. Applicants must be in good academic standing. Students are only eligible to receive this award once. Recipients must be of Aboriginal descent as defined by their Indigenous nation of origin. While proof of ancestry is not required, proof of community acceptance and participation should be addressed in the application.
Apply by submitting a letter of application and an essay (2500-3000 words) on the topic The Preservation of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights to the Office Of The Registrar. (Original works and essays formally submitted for coursework are considered eligible for submission.) The annual deadline is October 15.
First Peoples Technology Bursary
Donor: Athabasca University
Value: Up to $1250
Awarded to current AU undergraduate program or collaboration program students in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of study who are in good academic standing, who have demonstrated a financial need, and who possess identified technological obstacles to continuing academic study at Athabasca University. Recipients must be of Aboriginal descent as defined by their Indigenous nation of origin. While proof of ancestry is not required, proof of community acceptance and participation should be addressed in the application. Apply by submitting an up-to-date resume and letter of application outlining your qualifications to the Office of the Registrar. There is no application deadline for this bursary. Funding will be disbursed as required.
Frank and Agnes Cardinal Neheyiwak Bursary
Donor: Athabasca University, and friends of Frank and Agnes Cardinal
Value: $500 Number: One
Awarded annually to self-identifying Indigenous students enrolled in at least one AU course who are faced with circumstances which necessitate a financial expenditure without which, completion of their studies is impossible. Apply in writing by submitting a letter outlining their economic crisis. There is no application deadline for this award. Students may apply year round – when they meet the economic crisis criteria. Letters of application should be sent to: The Indigenous Education Awards Committee, c/o the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research, #1200, 10011 – 109 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org