Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way.

Western offers financial aid to eligible students, as well as many scholarships and bursaries specifically for Indigenous students.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Financial aid is available to you through scholarships, bursaries, government loans and Indigenous-specific scholarships and awards. These awards are designed to help you finance your education and travel to your home community while away at school.

The Indigenous Student Centre’s financial aid coordinator can support you with researching and applying to Western scholarships and bursaries, as well as external funding opportunities.

Financial aid opportunities at Western include:

  • National Indigenous Scholarship Program: 3 per year at $50,000
  • Dr. Valio Markkanen Aboriginal Award of Excellence: 2 per year at $1,000
  • Margery Baldwin Memorial Bursary: 5 at $3,000
  • Indigenous Student Mobility Travel Grant: Up to $5,000
  • Indigenous Medical Continuing Scholarship: 1 at $7,500 continuously for 4 years
  • Lorna Cuthbert Bursary in Law: 2 at $5,000

View Western’s list of scholarships and bursaries.

For more information about financial aid available specifically to Indigenous students, visit the Indigenous Student Centre.

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Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

A student loan through OSAP is one of the ways that you can finance your postsecondary education.

Get help applying for OSAP.

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Work Study Program and Part-time Work

Western’s Work Study Program can help eligible students find part-time work at the university. Some of the jobs available to you include helping professors with research or working at campus organizations, such as the Indigenous Student Centre.

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Financial Aid Coordinator

To find information about other financial aid available specifically to Indigenous students, email the Financial Aid Coordinator.

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