You are eligible to apply to the RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program if you are a Status Indian*, a Non-status Indian, Inuit or M├ętis and meet these criteria:

  • *Indian as defined in Section 2(1) of the Indian Act
  • You are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada
  • You have been accepted to or are currently attending an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada
  • You maintain a full course load that leads to a recognized degree, certificate or diploma
  • You have two to four years remaining in your current academic program
  • You require financial assistance to pursue your education


  • Grades
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, employer of member of your community

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