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Scholarships and Bursaries FAQ

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.

GDI Scholarship Frequent Asked Questions

How do I apply for a scholarship?

All scholarships must be applied for through the online scholarship application form. Apply online now!

Am I eligible for a scholarship through GDI?

If you are Métis and a resident of Saskatchewan pursing post-secondary education, you may be eligible for a scholarship through the Gabriel Dumont Scholarship Foundation. Please visit our scholarship information page for a list of eligibility criteria.

Do I have to be a Métis citizen of Saskatchewan to be eligible?

Yes. At this time, all GDI scholarships are only open to Saskatchewan residents who are Métis. You DO NOT require a Métis Nation – Saskatchewan citizenship card to apply however proof of ancestry may be requested if you are selected for a scholarship.

GDI holds an exemption from the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission to provide programs, services, and employment affirmatively for Métis people (EX93-15).

Do I need to fill out an application for each scholarship I apply for?

Yes. You will need to fill out a separate application for each scholarship you want to apply for. However, the application will reuse some of the information such as your name, address, etc.

Do I need to send original transcripts?

Yes. Original transcripts from your most recent year of study must be sent directly to the Scholarship Coordinator. Unofficial transcripts and transcripts not received in a sealed envelop from the institution will not be accepted. Transcripts will be accepted up to 14 days past the deadline however, if transcripts are not received by this date, your scholarship applications will automatically be deemed incomplete.

Where do I have my transcripts sent to?

Scholarship Coordinator
917 22nd Street West
Saskatoon, SK  S7M 0R9

Saskatoon, SK S7M 0R9


If your institute uses MyCreds – share the link with scholarships@gdins.org

Can I send in a paper application form?

No. As of January 1st, 2014, all scholarship applications must be submitted though the online application from. Paper applications will no longer be accepted and only applications submitted through the website will be considered for a scholarship.

Note – this does not apply to the GDC Graduate Student Bursary which still requires a paper application.

 What are the application deadlines?

May 1st and October 1st of each year.

How early can I apply?

The online application will open six weeks prior to the application deadline. You can apply for scholarships at any time once the applications are open until 11:59pm on the deadline date.

I missed the deadline. Can I still apply for scholarships?

No. Once the applications have closed, you will not be able to submit any applications until the next scholarship deadline. The application will automatically close at 11:59pm on the deadline date and any applications in progress will lost.

Should I apply for all scholarships even if I’m not eligible?

Applying for scholarship that you are not eligible for is not recommended. Each scholarship has it’s own required documents and you may end up doing additional assignments for scholarships you won’t be considered for. Eligibility requirements are listed under each scholarship’s information tab.

I’m currently in high school, am I eligible for any scholarships?

High school students are only eligible for a scholarship if they have been accepted to an accredited post-secondary institution. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will not receive your award until you are actively in your program.

What is the difference between a scholarship and a bursary?

With the exception of the Napoleon Lafontaine Graduate Scholarship, and the GDI Training & Employment Scholarship (open to Dumont Technical Institute Adult Basic Education Levels 3 & 4 students), scholarships are open to Métis students pursing post-secondary education at an accredited institution up to the undergraduate level. The Gabriel Dumont College Graduate Student Bursary is open to Métis graduate students pursing education at the Master’s or Doctorate level.

I’m a Graduate student. How do I apply for a bursary?

The Gabriel Dumont College Graduate Student Bursary must be submitted using the paper application found here.

 I’ve already received a scholarship from GDI. Can I apply again?

Some scholarships have a maximum number of consecutive or non-consecutive awards you can receive. If you’ve not exceeded the maximum, you are eligible to continue applying for scholarships.

Can I receive more than one scholarship in one deadline?

Depending on your program, you may be eligible for and could possibly receive more than one scholarship.

How do I know if my application was received?

You will receive a confirmation email that your application was received. If you do not receive an email, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator, scholarships@gdi.gdins.org.

I missed the deadline; will you still accept my application?

No. Once the deadline has passed, the online application will be closed and no longer available on the website.

How are scholarship recipients selected?

The Gabriel Dumont Scholarship Foundation selection committee meets twice per year to award scholarships.

When will I know if I was awarded a scholarship?

Please allow up to eight weeks past the deadline for a letter regarding your application.

How will I receive my scholarship money?

The preferred method of scholarship payment is Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) deposited directly into your bank account.

I’ve moved, who do I notify of my new address?

Please notify the Scholarship Coordinator of an address change as soon as possible by email, scholarships@gdi.gdins.org.

What if I withdraw from my program after receiving a scholarship?

Students who withdraw from a program in the academic period for which they received a scholarship may be required to repay all or a portion of the scholarship they received.

Where can I receive more information on GDI scholarships and bursaries?

Please forward all inquiries to scholarships@gdi.gdins.org.

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