Financial Aid


Investing in your future may require some help along the way. Western 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. You can access Western’s list of scholarships and bursaries. You can also visit the Indigenous Services website for information about financial aid available specifically to Indigenous Students.

The Dr. Valio Markkanen Aboriginal Award of Excellence is awarded annually to 1 undergraduate studebt and 1 graduate student who have achieved excellence in academics and have actively contributed to the Indigenous community.

Interdisciplinary Initiatives are awards to support Indigenous students who are pursuing academic studies with the future goal of utilizing their degree within an Indigenous community context.

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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 Student Finances Office at Western can help you apply for OSAP.

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Work Study Program and Part-Time Work

The Work Study Program at Western 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 Indigenous Services.

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Financial Aid Services

To find information on other financial aid available specifically to Aboriginal students, contact Student Finances Office or Indigenous Services’ Financial Aid Advisor.

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