Gabriel Dumont Institue

Métis Nation University Sponsorship Program

The 2020-2021 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, 2021. Students will be selected using a blind adjudication process, and ranked on criteria to meet Métis Nation – Saskatchewan priority areas.

Selection Eligibility (2020-21)

To be eligible, students must:
be a registered Métis Nation – Saskatchewan citizen.  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 2020-21 Fall and/or Winter semesters

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.

Please note that funding for this program is committed by the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan until March 31, 2021 only. Sponsorship past March 31, 2021 cannot be guaranteed until the program is renewed by the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan.

Applications for Winter 2020-21 opened September 1, 2020 and will close October 1, 2020.

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 submit button and a copy will be provided to you by email.


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


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

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