Gabriel Dumont Institue

Scholarships & Bursaries

As of January 1st, 2014, all scholarship applications must be submitted though the online application form. Paper applications will no longer be accepted and only applications submitted through the website will be considered for a scholarship.  This does not apply to the Gabriel Dumont College Graduate Student bursary which still must be submitted as a paper application.  Please refer to the FAQ page for information on the application process.

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The Gabriel Dumont Institute has been administering scholarships for Saskatchewan’s Métis since the early 1980s through the Gabriel Dumont Scholarship Foundation.

Scholarships are awarded to Métis students who are Saskatchewan residents and are registered as full-time students at an accredited post-secondary institution.

The programs are intended to recognize leadership, academic ability, financial need, and community involvement of students who meet the eligibility criteria for any or all scholarship programs.

The scholarship fund is based on a $2.5 million capital investment and scholarships are awarded on the interest earned on the fund’s principle and through individual corporate partnership donations.

Award decisions are made by a scholarship trustee and selection committee comprised of five members; three members are selected from within the institute while two members are external appointees from the Métis community.

GDI welcomes the opportunity to build partnerships with corporate and independent businesses, and has the potential for matching GDI-partner contributions. Contact the Scholarship Coordinator for more information at scholarships@gdi.gdins.org.

Deadline: May 1 and Oct. 1 annually.

The Napoleon LaFontaine Economic Development Scholarship Program is open to  Métis students pursuing full-time education and training in academic studies that lead toward their social, cultural, and economic development.

Currently Napoleon LaFontaine scholarships are awarded as:

  • Entrance scholarships
  • Undergraduate scholarships
  • Graduate scholarships
  • Graduation scholarships
  • Loan remission scholarships
  • Special scholarships

Items required for these scholarships:

  • A copy of your valid Saskatchewan health card
  • A personal photo
  • Enrollment confirmation or acceptance letter
  • 50 word personal biography
  • 2 sentences on your career goals

Apply online now!

Deadline: May 1 and Oct. 1 annually.

The Gabriel Dumont Institute has been granted funds from the Ministry of Advance Education through the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship Program in order to provide targeted scholarships to students in the following programs:

  • Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program
  • Gabriel Dumont College
  • Dumont Technical Institute Skills and Trades Programs

Priority areas, as per GDI’s strategic plan, include trades, business, health, transportation, and university. Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate leadership, academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement.

Apply online now!

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Deadline: May 1 and Oct. 1 annually.

The Adult Basic Education Scholarship program is open to Métis students who demonstrate leadership, academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement while pursuing ABE Level 3 or Level 4 accreditation.

Apply online now!

Deadline: May 1 and Oct. 1 annually.

The SaskTel Métis Scholarship is open to full-time, Métis students who demonstrate leadership, academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement while pursuing post secondary accreditation in one of the following:

  • Engineering (electrical, electronic, or telecommunications)
  • Business administration/commerce
  • Computer science
  • Other field of study related to SaskTel

Apply online now!

SaskTel

Deadline: May 1 and Oct. 1 annually.

The SaskEnergy Incorporated Scholarship Program is open to full-time, Métis students who demonstrate leadership, academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement while pursuing post secondary accreditation in one of the following:

  • Engineering
  • Business administration/commerce
  • Computer science
  • Other field of study related to SaskEnergy

Apply online now!

SaskEnergy

Deadline: May 1 annually.

The Cameco Scholarship is open to full-time, Métis students who demonstrate leadership, academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement while pursuing post secondary accreditation in one of the following:

  • Trades
  • Business administration/commerce
  • Computer science
  • Other fields of study related to Cameco

Apply online now!

Cameco

Deadline: May 1 and Oct. 1 annually

The AREVA Resources – GDI Scholarship is open to Métis students who demonstrate leadership, academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement and are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution pursuing a degree, diploma, certificate, or apprentice/journey level in:

  • Trades
  • Business Administration
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Any other fields that relate to the industry of AREVA Resources Canada in Saskatchewan

 

Matching funds for this program made possible by the
Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education through the Saskatchewan
Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship Program

Apply online now!

 

Deadline: May 1 and Oct. 1 annually

The K + S Potash Legacy GP Inc. – GDI Scholarship is open to Métis students who demonstrate leadership, academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement and are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution pursuing a degree, diploma, certificate, or apprentice/journey level in:

  • Trades
  • Business Administration
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Science
  • Any other fields that relate to the industry of K + S Potash Canada GP in Saskatchewan.

Matching funds for this program made possible by the
Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education through the Saskatchewan
Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship Program

Apply online now!

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The purpose of the GDC Graduate Student Bursary Program is to provide financial assistance and encourage Saskatchewan Métis to pursue full time graduate studies and conduct research in fields related to Métis people. It was developed to increase Métis employment in Saskatchewan and internally at Gabriel Dumont Institute.

The GDC Graduate Student Bursary is open to Métis students who are pursuing full-time academics at the Post-Graduate level, Master’s or Doctorate.

Please use the forms below to submit a complete application package.
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GDC_Bursary_Financial_Declaration
GDC_Bursary_Information

 

The Conexus Credit Union Métis Scholarship is open to full-time, Métis students who demonstrate leadership, academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement while pursuing post secondary accreditation in one of the following:

  • Engineering (electrical, electronic, or telecommunications)
  • Business administration/commerce
  • Computer science
  • Other field of study related to Connexus Credit Union

Apply online now!

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Deadline: May 1 and Oct. 1 annually

The Bradyn Parisian Future Leaders Scholarship is open to Métis students set to graduate within one year of the application deadline, pursuing full-time post secondary accreditation (degree) in the careers with priorities on:

  •  Management
  • Business Administration
  • Commerce

This scholarship is an investment and it is intended to recognize the Metis business leaders of tomorrow.  It is a conscious effort to build an army of confident and capable citizens, in hopes that they too will one day reach back and pull others forward with them.

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch, former GE chairman and CEO

Matching funds for this program are made possible by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education through the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship Program.

Apply online now!

Deadline: May 1 and Oct. 1 annually

The Leland and Shari Parisian Scholarship is open to Metis students enrolled in Dumont Technical Institutes Licensed Practical Nursing Program in Regina.

This scholarship was inspired by the unwavering dedication and commitment of the two loving parents it is named after.  Their impeccable character and enumerable sacrifices have served as guideposts for their children, and the success they have achieved in life thus far.  The intent of the scholarship is to honour Leland & Shari, and to provide a helping hand to future generations that want to create a better life for themselves and their own children.

Matching funds for this program are made possible by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education through the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship Program.

 

Apply online now!

Deadline: Ongoing during the program year.

The GDI-FCC Aboriginal Student Empowerment Fund is open to students attending the Office Administration Program at Dumont Technical Institute in Regina. This bursary aims to provide support for basic needs such as bus pass, childcare, rent, groceries, etc., so that students can focus on their education and worry less about finances.

To apply for this scholarship, students must meet with their Instructor, Councillor, or Program Coordinator to discuss their need for the funds and request an application form.

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Deadline: May 1 and Oct. 1 annually

The PotashCorp – GDI Scholarship is open to Métis students who demonstrate leadership, academic achievement, financial need and community involvement and are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution pursuing a degree, diploma, certificate, or apprentice/journey level in:

  • Trades
  • Business Administration
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Any other field that relates to the Potash Industry

Priority will be given to students who identify an interest in employment with PotashCorp.

Matching funds for this program made possible by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education through the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship Program.

Apply online now!

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Deadline: May 1 and Oct. 1 annually

The Alan George Tremayne Memorial Scholarship is open to Métis post-secondary students studying at the Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI), including Dumont Technical Institute (DTI), Gabriel Dumont College (GDC), and the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP). Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate leadership, academic achievement, financial need and community.

This scholarship is a memorial tribute to honour the memory of the late, Alan George Tremayne (1953-2016). Mr. Tremayne was a passionate leader and advocate who was dedicated to his family and faith and was a strong supporter of Indigenous Education and equitable opportunities for Canada’s Métis.

Apply online now!

Deadline: May 1 and Oct. 1 annually
The Westwood Electric Scholarship is open to full-time Métis students who demonstrate leadership, academic achievement, financial need and community involvement and pursuing post-secondary education in:
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology

Apply online now!

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