University of Calgary, Writing Symbols Lodge

The Indigenous Summer Student Program (ISSP) is an opportunity for Indigenous post-secondary students to contribute to our Indigenization, while also gaining valuable work experience. This program is in partnership with Community Futures Treaty 7 and the Rupertsland Institute. As per funding rules, these roles are only available to First Nation treaty-status or Métis students.
If you have any questions, please email Lauren Remple at
Available opportunities (visit website for more information):
• Communications Coordinator Summer Student, Office of Advancement
• Indigenous Human Resources Summer Student, VP Finance and Services
• Summer Research Student, Family Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine (Métis applicants only)
• Alumni Ambassador, Office of Advancement
• Student Liason, Indigenous Land-based Education Initiatives, Biogeoscience Institute, Faculty of Science
• Research Projects and Course Development Assistant, Department of Classics and Religion, Faculty of Arts
• Continuing Education Indigenous Summer Student, Continuing Education
• Indigenous Sky-lore Ambassador, Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science
• Minds in Motion Instructor, Active Living
• Engagement Coordinator, Campus Programs, Office of Sustainability

TC Energy scholarships — up to $10,000 available
Students are invited to apply for the Indigenous Legacy awards (open to First Nation, Métis, Inuit or Non-Status individuals enrolled in a post-secondary institution).
TC Energy has a quick and convenient tool to see if you’re eligible. Check their website for more information.

Husky scholarships for Indigenous students — up to $5,000 per academic year
Husky’s scholarship program helps Indigenous students living near or around its areas of operations pursue post-secondary studies. Husky also provides opportunities for work experience and professional development through the Indigenous Mentorship Program.
Learn more about eligibility and selection criteria here. Deadline to apply is June 1.

Calgary Foundation: First Nations, Métis and Inuit undergraduate bursaries — $3,000, three available
The Calgary Foundation is happy to announce that applications are open for their student awards. These bursaries will be awarded to Indigenous students planning to pursue or currently enrolled in undergraduate post-secondary education.
Applicants must:
• Demonstrate financial need.
• Be attending any year of study at an Alberta post-secondary pursuing an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate program.
• Write a short essay sharing their connection to First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit culture and community, describing their future plans and aspirations and how financial support will help them achieve their goals.
Learn more about the bursaries here. The deadline to apply is July 31.

Status of Women Grant Program

The Alberta Status of Women Grant Program provides funds to non-profit and charitable organizations.  The funds are for projects and activities that improve the lives of women and girls in Alberta and relate to the three priority areas of Status of Women:

  • increasing women’s economic security
  • preventing and ending gender-based violence
  • increasing women in leadership and democratic participation

For more information, visit the website.

Canada-Alberta Job Grants

Responding to what employers asked for, the number of training hours required to qualify for the Canada-Alberta Job have been lowered. As of Monday, April 18, 2016, training programs that are a minimum of 21 hours in length will be considered for funding. Applications signed and submitted on or after April 18 will be processed according to the new requirement.

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant supports Alberta employers of all sizes, in developing a strong workforce through better trained workers. The application process is simple. You determine the training that your current or new employees require and a third-party trainer to deliver the training, and apply for funding. If approved, the Canada-Alberta Job Grant will cover up to 2/3 of the direct cost of training.

Since the Canada-Alberta Job Grant launched in October 2014, more than 2,000 Alberta employers have been approved for over 14,000 different training programs.

Find out if you qualify and apply now at