External Financial Assistance

IMPORTANT REMINDER: remember to reach out to your band office, MNO office, Regional Inuit Association or local Indigenous Employment and Training agency well before you plan to attend Fleming, to ensure that you meet all necessary funding application deadlines!

The following bursaries and scholarships are offered outside of Fleming College to First Nation, Inuit and Métis students. You may apply for these in conjunction with the Fleming General Bursary Application and/or individually based on the eligibility requirements:

When applying for internal or external bursaries, you may be required to provide proof of your Social Insurance Number (ie. SIN card, Notice of Assessment form, etc.). If you currently do not have a SIN, please give yourself plenty of time to obtain appropriate documentation to avoid any barriers in applying for financial assistance. For information on applying for a Social Insurance Number or replacement documentation, visit: Service Canada

 Financial Support for First Nation, Inuit and Métis students

 The Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation

 Value: variable

The Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation is independent and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Foundation will contribute to eligible applicants in the areas of:

    • Sports And Recreation
    • Educational Support
    • Health
    • Arts And Culture

Ken Dryden Scholarship

Value: $3000

Application Deadline: March 5th


National Youth in Care Network
332-207 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N2


Indspire: Building Brighter Futures Award

Value: variable

Application Deadline: June 1st and November 1st each year


 Indspire Head Office
Box 5, Suite 100
50 Generations Drive
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, Ontario, N0A 1M0
 Rachel Hill, B.Ed
Post Secondary Education Coordinator
1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747) x020
fax: 866.433.3159

John Wesley Beaver Memorial Awards

To be awarded to those in the field of Business and Administration, Engineering and Architecture, Environmental Studies. Two awards of $4000.00 each are awarded each year. Applicants must have minimum B average; demonstrate strong communication skills and involvement in extracurricular activities, including volunteer work; be legally eligible to work in Canada upon graduation; must submit a brief (500 words) overview of their interest in Native culture and heritage.

Value: $4000

Application deadline: May 15th


Ontario Power Generation
700 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X6
416-592-2555 or

Four Directions Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for students graduating from an Ontario high school with 75% overall average. Applicants must show involvement in community and/or school extra-curricular activities, leadership qualities, dedication and good attendance.

One, $1000.00 scholarship is awarded each year to an Aboriginal student meeting the eligibility requirements.


Application Deadline: June 30th


Ontario Native Education Counselling Association
38 Reserve Rd. P.O. Box 220
Naughton, ON P0M 2M0

Gladys Watson Aboriginal Education Fund

To be awarded to Aboriginal students, including Status, Non-Status, Métis and Inuit students, enrolled in graduate programs at the master’s or doctoral level, and second-entry professional programs. All Aboriginal students in these programs are eligible to apply, full-time and part-time, with preference given to those students who demonstrate financial need.

Value: variable

Application Deadline: October 1st


First Nations House, Office of Aboriginal Student Services and Programs
563 Spadina Avenue, 3rd floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1A1

Fleming Aboriginal Student Bursary

The application is accessible through the Fleming Portal.

  1. Log in to the myCampus Portal
  2. Select the “Student Resource” tab
  3. Under “Bursaries and Scholarships”, you should see the link to the application

Value: variable

Application Deadline: November 18th


Financial Aid Office
Fleming College
Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1J2
T: 416-961-8663
F: 416-961-3995


Métis Student Bursary Program

Value: variable

Application Deadline: varies


Your local MNO Representative