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 Indigenous students.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Financial aid is available to you through scholarships, bursaries, government loans and Indigenous-specific scholarships and awards.
The Dr. Valio Markkanen Aboriginal Award of Excellence is awarded annually to 1 Indigenous undergraduate student and 1 Indigenous graduate student who have achieved excellence in academics and have actively contributed to the Indigenous community.
For more information about financial aid available specifically to Indigenous students, visit the Indigenous Student Centre.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
A student loan through OSAP is one of the ways that you can finance your postsecondary education.
Work Study Program and Part-Time Work
Western’s Work Study Program can help eligible students find part-time work at the university. Some of the jobs available to you include helping professors with research or working at campus organizations, such as the Indigenous Student Centre.
Financial Aid Services
To find information about other financial aid available specifically to Indigenous students, contact the Office of the Registrar.