Gabriel Dumont Institue

Métis Nation University Sponsorship Program

The 2021-2026 Métis Nation University Sponsorship Program aims to assist Métis students to close the education gap by attending accredited University level programming. This program is funded by the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan and administered by the Gabriel Dumont Institute until March 31, 2026. Students are selected using a blind adjudication process and ranked on criteria to meet Métis Nation – Saskatchewan priority areas.

Selection Eligibility (2021-22)

To be eligible, students must:
be a registered Métis Nation – Saskatchewan citizen, or have an application in progress with the MN-S Citizenship Registry.  Click here for details on how to apply for Métis Nation – Saskatchewan citizenship
be attending full-time University level programming.
be applying for sponsorship for 2021-22 Academic year. 

Priority Order for Sponsorship Allocation
Funding is limited, and not all students may be approved for sponsorship. Sponsorship will be allocated as follows:

  1. First to students pursuing their first degree;
  2. Second to students pursuing a second, or advanced, degree (eg. second Bachelor’s or a Master’s);
  3. Third to students pursuing a third, and advanced, degree (eg. Master’s or Doctoral); and
  4. Fourth to students pursuing three or more degrees of any level.

Meeting the eligibility requirements and priority order does not guarantee approval.

Applications for Winter 2021 are now open and will close on October 1, 2021.

To start your Sponsorship Application, please complete the online application below. This application cannot be printed, when you have filled out all required fields, push the click to sign button and verify your email. A processed copy will be provided to you by email 4-6 weeks after applications close.


If you have any questions or have any difficulties with the application, please email


If you are using a mobile device or would like a full-screen version, please click this link to open it in a separate tab.


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