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 (2022-23)

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 (3 classes per term or more – or having course reduction accommodations in place).
be applying for sponsorship for 2022-23 Academic year (August 2022 to August 2023)

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

  1. Undergraduate/Bachelor’s Degree (Early Learning, Education, Finance & Commerce, Business Administration, Indigenous Self-Governance, Health Sciences, Social Services, Housing, Public Administration, Information Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Justice, Environment, Métis Studies & Michif Language, Arts & Science);
  2. Professional Studies (Law, Advanced Commerce or Accounting, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine etc.);
  3. Graduate/Master’s Degree (Law, Health, Education, Medicine, Nursing, Public Administration, Indigenous Self-Government, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, etc.);
  4. Postgraduate/Doctoral Degree.

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

**Applications for WINTER 2023 will close on October 1, 2022**

If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact

To assist in gathering the information needed to apply online, a worksheet has been created that can be printed: Sponsorship Worksheet (NOT APPLICATION)


To start your Sponsorship Application, please complete the online application below. This application must be completed and submitted online, when you have filled out all required fields, including signature fields, push the “click to sign” button, verify your email is correct, and a copy will be provided to you by email. You will also be provided with a unique client ID by email from the USponsorship Team after the application period closes, and given instructions to submit any outstanding documents at that time.


**Please Note: you cannot save your progress on this application once you have started.**

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