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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 (2023-24)

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); part-time enrollment may be considered pending funding.
be applying for sponsorship for 2023-24 Academic year (August 2023 to August 2024)

Métis Nation–Saskatchewan has set priorities for 2023-24

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

  1. Full-time Undergraduate/Bachelor’s Degree Students in tuitioned (student-paid) programs (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. Full-time Undergraduate/Bachelor’s Degree Students in tuition-free programs (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);
  3. Professional Studies (Law, Advanced Commerce or Accounting, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine etc.);
  4. Graduate/Master’s Degree, or second Bachelor’s Degree (Law, Health, Education, Medicine, Nursing, Public Administration, Indigenous Self-Government, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, etc.);
  5. Postgraduate/Doctoral Degree.

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


Applications for the 2023-24 academic year closed on July 1, 2023.

The Selection Committee met on July 26th, 2023, and approved the following distribution of the $7,920,000 available to commit:

Priority 1 – $3750 per term, plus $10/day Daycare, and Accessibility Supports to all 811 priority 1 students to a maximum of $6,446,604.

Priority 1a (Part-Time) – $3750 per term, plus $10/day Daycare, and Accessibility Supports to all 36 priority 1a students pending confirmation of Full-Time studies, else Education Benefit only to a maximum of $266,864.

Priority 2 – $1750 per term, plus $10/day Daycare, and Accessibility Supports to all 181 priority 2 students to a maximum of $758,062.

Priority 3 – up $3750 per term for tuition and books (with receipts) only to all 62 priority 3 students to a maximum of $465,000

Priority 4 – up $3500 per term for tuition and books (with receipts) only to all 95 priority 4 students to a maximum of $630,000.

Priority 5 – up $3750 per term for tuition and books (with receipts) only to all 11 priority 5 students to a maximum of $82,500

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