There are many scholarships and awards available that recognize academic excellence and may take into account community involvement, leadership, creativity and other qualities. For example:
The President’s Awards for the Outstanding Indigenous Student of the Year are presented to students of Indigenous ancestry (Status, Non-Status, Metis, Inuit). Recipients are selected based on academic achievement and previous and/or intended contribution to the Indigenous community. Students must be studying full-time and involved in course work.
The Dr. Lillian McGregor Aboriginal Award of Excellence and the Marilyn Van Norman Aboriginal Student Leadership Award are granted to Indigenous Students studying full/part-time at the University of Toronto, on the basis of financial need and Ontario residency. Preference is given to applicants who can demonstrate a contribution to the Indigenous community.