Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way.

McMaster offers financial aid to eligible students, as well as many scholarships and bursaries specifically for Indigenous students.

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Scholarships and Bursaries

Financial aid is available to you through scholarships, bursaries, government loans and Indigenous-specific scholarships and awards.

The following awards are available at McMaster:

  • The Adella Margaret Bragg Scholarship is an in-course scholarship awarded to a female student who is from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory and who is entering a full-time undergraduate degree. The value is $12,000 ($3,000 each year).
  • The Marjorie Anderson Financial Award for Indigenous Students is awarded to Indigenous students who self-identify as Inuit or First Nations from Six Nations of the Grand River or Mississauga of the Credit and are entering a full-time undergraduate degree. The value is $80,000 ($20,000 each year).
  • The Access Award helps academically qualified students from under-represented groups find pathways to higher education. Up to $25,000 is awarded per year toward tuition and other costs associated with attending McMaster. Email Celeste Licorish for more information.
  • The Indigenous Student Bursary is an in-course bursary that supports self-identified First Nations, Métis or Inuk (Inuit) students.

For more information about financial aid, view McMaster’s list of scholarships and bursaries, or visit the Indigenous Student Services.

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Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

A student loan through OSAP is 1 of the ways that you can finance your postsecondary education.

Visit McMaster’s Office of the Registrar for help applying for OSAP.

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Work-study Program and Part-time Work

McMaster Work Programs can help eligible students find part-time work at the university. Some of the jobs available include helping professors with research or working at campus organizations, such as the Aboriginal Student Centre.

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Financial Aid Services

For information about financial aid available specifically to Indigenous students, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships or McMaster’s Indigenous Student Services.

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