Financial Aid


Investing in your future may require some help along the way. McMaster offers financial aid to eligible students, as well as a number of scholarships and bursaries specifically for Aboriginal learners.

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Scholarships and Bursaries

Financial aid is available to you through scholarships, bursaries, government loans and Aboriginal-specific scholarships and awards. The following are 3 awards available at McMaster.

The HATCH Scholarship for Aboriginal Students is available to Aboriginal students in any undergraduate program, with preference given to Faculty of Engineering students.

The Adella Margaret Bragg Scholarship is 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 Aboriginal Postsecondary Education and Training Bursary (PSET) is granted to Aboriginal students who demonstrate financial need.

Check out McMaster’s list of scholarships and bursaries, or visit the Indigenous Studies Office for information about financial aid available to you.

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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. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at McMaster can help you apply to 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 to you might include helping professors with research or working at campus organizations such as the Aboriginal Student Centre.

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Financial Aid Services

To find information on other financial aid available specifically to Aboriginal students, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships or McMaster’s Indigenous Studies Office.

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