ii’taa’poh’to’p Graduate Scholarship
ii’taa’poh’to’p is the Blackfoot name of the University of Calgary’s 2017 Indigenous Strategy. This scholarship is established to help fulfil commitments in that strategy by providing funding for outstanding Indigenous graduate students.
Donor Faculty of Graduate Studies
Field of Study Unrestricted
Value $18,000 Doctoral, $13,000 Master’s
Number Variable
Duration One year
Eligibility Open to self-identified Indigenous students from Canada registered full-time in a thesis-based graduate program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Students must include proof of their Indigenous ancestry. Acceptable forms of proof include one of the following:
• Certificate of Indian Status, a status card or a valid band membership card
• Letter from their band verifying their status
• Métis membership card or letter issued by the Métis Nation he or she is registered with
• Letter or membership card from the Métis Settlements General Council
• A certified copy of a Nunavut Trust Certificate card or Inuit beneficiary card
• Letter of support from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) or Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
• For a non-status person, a letter of support from a First Nation, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) organization

Students winning major awards, including the Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship – Indigenous, will have the ii’taa’poh’to’p Graduate Scholarship value adjusted to the $5,000 top-up value.
Citizenship Canadian Citizen
Where Tenable University of Calgary, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Category Special Awards
Apply Students should consult the Graduate Award Competition Guidelines at https://grad.ucalgary.ca/awards/opportunities/gac and complete the Graduate Award Scholarship application through the Student Centre.
Deadline Competition opens November 1. Deadlines vary by program. Contact your Graduate Program Administrator.
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