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Financial Aid Office under Learner Support Services

Everyone knows education in healthcare professions is expensive. The Office of Financial Aid at NOSM University is here to help.

Updated information on financial aid is currently in development for all NOSM University programs. If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Undergraduate Medical Education

Attention: Final Year Medical School Bursary (FYMB) Application is now OPEN

The Final Year Medical Student Bursary (FYMSB) application is now open for 4th-year medical students at NOSMU. Students who have previously received the bursary and those who are sponsored by the Canadian Forces are not eligible for the Bursary.

Please complete: The FYMSB Application Form
For the timely disbursement of the first installment, ensure that you submit your application by September 1, 2023*. Submit your completed application by emailing it to with the subject line FYMSB Submission. 

*Students who miss the initial due date can submit an application before October 15, 2023.

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) Payments

OSAP payments to NOSM University students will be applied directly to your NOSM University student account. Any amount of OSAP that you have been awarded that is above the amount of the first installment of tuition and fees will be sent directly to you.


OSAP Allocation $15,000

1st Installment − $11,023.24 – applied to NOSM University student account.

                                 $3976.76 – sent directly to the student

Inquiries regarding student accounts should be directed to

NOSM University Financial Aid Information Sessions

NOSM University’s Financial Aid Office will be holding financial aid presentations throughout the year. These presentations will take place in person or via an interactive webcast for those who cannot be present.

Session 1: Applying for Student Aid

In this session, we examine the cost of Medical School and identify the various resources available to assist you with these costs. To view the presentation, follow this link.

Session 2: NOSM U Bursary application presentation

In this session, we will go through the process of filling out the NOSM U Bursary application, budget information, and selecting the bursaries that are right for you. NOSM U bursaries are based on financial need.

Session 3: Financial Wellness

In this session, we will help you forecast expected costs for Medical Education. We then look at budgeting and corrective measures. By the end of this session, you should know how much Medical Education will cost, and understand the impact of applying for Provincial Student aid (such as OSAP) and NOSM U Bursaries.

Session 4: Graduating with Debt

In this session we, will help you understand the options available to you upon graduation. We will provide a list of programs that will assist you with debt reduction, interest payments, and overall lowering the amount you will have to pay back on loans.

Estimated Student Yearly Costs

The estimated total cost for the first year of schooling at the NOSM University for 2022-23 for a single student with no dependents is approximately $65,000. This total includes tuition, ancillary fees, books, equipment, etc. plus living expenses.

We know that living expenses can be expensive. The following mechanisms are currently in place to minimize the impact of direct educational expenses for NOSM University students:

  • In first and second year, accommodations and travel reimbursements are provided for modules that are completed outside of the students’ home campus.
  • The third year of medical education at NOSM University is a comprehensive community clerkship (CCC) in a community outside of Sudbury and Thunder Bay. Students are eligible for reimbursement for up to $9,000 in direct costs (*subject to change) through NOSM University on behalf of the Ministry of Health, in recognition of the costs incurred during their time at a new community.
  • Fourth year at NOSM University is a clerkship which includes core rotations at the hospitals in Sudbury or Thunder Bay and electives (as required). Students are eligible to participate in the Clerkship Stipend Program (Known publicly as the Final Year Medical Student Bursary Program-FYMB) through NOSM University on behalf of the Ministry of Health, which provides a $9,000 stipend (provided in quarterly payments of $2,250 *subject to change) for their final year of medical school. Information on this program will be provided when you enter your final year.

Financial Aid Resources

For most students, it will be necessary to incur some debt, through access to government student assistance programs and/or a private Line of Credit with a financial institution. Many banks have professional student Lines of Credit designed specifically for medical students. On average a single student, with no dependents, will spend $240,000 over the 4 years of the MD program. Most banks and financial institutions are offering a $300,000 -$350,000 Line of Credit for Medical Students with low interest rates.

You may be eligible for provincial student loans from your province of residence. For Ontario students, this is the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). There are Financial Aid Officers at NOSM University who will be able to assist you with your provincial loans, as well as NOSM University bursaries, external awards & bursaries, and budgeting. When applying for provincial assistance such as OSAP, please choose NOSM University as your institution. Our Financial Aid Officers are dedicated to serving the needs of our medical students and is very familiar with the costs of medical school and the resources available.

NOSM University has General Bursary and Named Bursary programs. For the 2021-22 academic year the total bursary amount awarded was approximately $1,316,818 to 234 recipients. The average bursary provided to the students was $5,627. Bursaries are granted on the basis of demonstrated financial need and are intended to assist students when their own resources (including student loans, summer work savings and other personal sources of funds, etc.) are insufficient for the academic year. Students applying for bursaries must have applied for provincial student loans in the year of application for bursaries. Students will be required to demonstrate an unfunded need beyond their provincial assistance and personal resources. Application information for bursaries will be provided in the first week of classes.

Postgraduate Medical Education

For many post graduate residents at NOSM University, incurring some debt from their undergraduate program through professional student line of credit and government student assistance programs is a common reality. However, the university recognizes the financial challenges that new residents encounter and offers a variety of financial aid options to assist you on your academic path.

Loan Forgiveness Program

The Canadian Government initiated a loan forgiveness program for residents who are considering working in rural or remote areas. This initiative aims to incentivize healthcare professionals to serve in underserved communities. Doctors who opt to work in small communities that are registered for this program can quality for significant financial support, receiving up to $8,000 per year. In exchange for this financial support, participating doctors are typically required to fulfil a service commitment of a specific number of hours in these underserved communities. For more detailed information about the loan forgiveness program and to check eligibility criteria, visit:
Apply for Canada Student Loan Forgiveness for Family Doctors and Nurses – Eligibility –

Postgraduate residents who have received a loan through the Alberta Student Assistance Program may be eligible to maintain an interest-free status on their loans throughout their medical training.

Travel Funding

NOSM University provides funding for travel to clinical placement sites for core rotations and for electives in Northern Ontario. Additionally, travel expenses for mandatory academic sessions are also covered. It is important to adhere to the NOSM University Travel Management and General Expenses Policy for all travel and accommodation arrangements. To learn more about travel funding, visit: Travel for NOSMU Residents

Expense Reimbursement

NOSM University’s Finance Unit is responsible for reimbursing expenses incurred by residents throughout their academic year. This includes expenses related to travel, professional development, and other eligible items as deemed by the program. Resident representatives on the NOSMU PGME Budget Subcommittee have developed a comprehensive overview of all available funding resources and the process for accessing them. This resource serves as a valuable guide to help residents navigate the various financial aid options. For more information regarding Resident reimbursement Funding at NOSMU, visit the Expense reimbursement Submission tab at the PGME Office.

Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship

As you begin your internship at NOSMU, we recognize that financing your internship year can be challenging.  To assist you in managing the financial burden and maximizing your experience, here are some financial aid suggestions to consider:

Government Financial Assistance

While NODIP interns are not eligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program, there are other avenues for government financial assistance. Past learners have benefitted from the National Student Loans Service Centre Repayment Assistance Program (RAP), which offers negligible monthly payments during the repayment period.

External Awards and Bursaries

Explore the Financial Aid Office’s list of external awards and bursaries below that include options tailored for dietetic interns, including the Ignite Dietetic Internship Scholarship. There are also other opportunities that are applicable to all learners, including dietetic interns such as the RBC Future Launch Scholarship.

Financial Institution Student Loan

At NOSMU, we recognize the significance of financial assistance during your internship year. If you opt to apply for a student loan or line of credit through your financial institution, you may require a letter indicating that you are a full time student. These letters can be issued by the Registrar’s Office by making a request to

Masters of Medical Science

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

OSAP is available to MMS Students who are residents of Ontario registered in the Fall, Winter or Spring/Summer sessions. Individual application for each term is required.

  • Fall application opens in July for the September start date
  • Winter application open in November for the January start date
  • Spring/Summer application opens in March for the May start date

OSAP payments to NOSM University students will be applied directly to your NOSM University student account. Any amount of OSAP that you have been awarded that is above the amount of the first installment of tuition and fees will be sent directly to you.


OSAP Allocation $5,000

1st Installment − $3983 – applied to NOSM University student account.

                                 $1017 – sent directly to the student.

Inquiries regarding student accounts should be directed to

External Bursaries

The Office of NOSM University Financial Aid has a variety of external funding opportunities available to medical students at NOSM University. These opportunities have different timelines than regular NOSM University bursaries, and emails will be sent out weekly to keep you informed of upcoming bursaries. Our list of available external bursaries is also hosted here so you can look ahead to opportunities that will come later in the year.

If you intend to apply for an external bursary, please be sure to follow the link to the original website and read the details of the award application thoroughly. If you have questions, please reach out to us at

Medical Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships

Medicine, Conflict, and Survival
The Holdstock-Piachaud Student Essay Prize – TBD
The Holdstock-Piachaud Essay Prize was set up to encourage students to explore the themes covered by the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival, in memory of Douglas Holdstock and Jack Piachaud who were for many years inspirational editors of the Journal. They are keen to receive essays that explore insights, concerns and original perspectives on issues relevant to the aims of the journal, from students who will be shaping the future. Whichever title you choose to tackle, you are encouraged to base your argument on relevant literature and to develop it drawing on your own experience and reflections.

Social Eyecare Scholarship 2023 – TBD
FORSEE are offering an $8000.00 scholarship to a student that is passionate about undertaking a social eye care project.

1. First or Second year medical students, or
2. Undergraduate or Graduate students in Public Health or Allied Health fields.

Application Process:
1. Submit CV and Cover letter at FORSEE online portal.
2. Submit a Social Eyecare Proposal (500 words) that includes the following:
a. Identify an unmet vision need in a vulnerable population.
b. Include a project outline that will include purpose, methodology, and requirements necessary to complete this project in a twelve-month time frame.

Submissions can be completed by uploading requested documents to the online portal, or emailed to

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Award for Medical Students – TBD

Laureates of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame cite qualities such as perseverance, collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit as contributors to their success as national and world health leaders. The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award recognizes medical students who demonstrate these qualities and show outstanding potential as future leaders and innovators of health care in Canada. Each Canadian medical school is invited to nominate one (1) medical student, completing their second undergraduate year of study at the time of application.


  • Must be a medical student in good standing completing the second year of study or beginning clerkship the following semester
  • Demonstrated leadership through school involvement and/or community-based volunteer projects or extracurricular activities
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Academic excellence with a demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge

Application forms will be emailed to NOSM University learners. Please submit your application to

Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (CAPM&R)
Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (CAPM&R ) Awards and Grants

Medical Student Essay Contest – TBD
Any medical student enrolled in a Canadian Medical School at the time of the essay deadline can apply. The essay should review a topic relevant to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Medical Student Research Contest – TBD
Applicants must submit an original investigation in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (CARO)
Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (CARO) Pamela Catton Summer Studentship Award – TBD
These studentships provide Canadian medical students with Radiation Oncology experience. Studentships will take place in participating cancer programs across Canada and are open to any student in a Canadian medical school. They may be held after completion of the first medical year, and before graduation.

Ontario College of Family Physicians
Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) – TBD

Medical Student of the Year award  – TBD
This award recognizes a medical student who is an emerging leader and advocate for family medicine. To qualify, applicants must be a student enrolled in an Ontario medical school and demonstrate a recognized interest in family medicine and/or primary care.

Medical Council of Canada
Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Awards 

Dr. M. Ian Bowmer Award for Leadership in Social Accountability – TBD
In the spirit of Dr. Bowmer’s advocacy work, this award is given to one medical student and one resident who have demonstrated leadership in social accountability within the Schools of Medicine in Canada.

Dr. W. Dale Dauphinee Award for Excellence in Medical Education and Assessment – TBD
In support of Dr. Dauphinee’s commitment to learning, this award is given to one medical student and one resident who have demonstrated excellence in medical education and assessment within the Schools of Medicine in Canada.

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) – Opportunities for Medical Students

CFPC Medical Student Scholarship – TBD
Nominees must demonstrate an interest in or commitment to a career in family medicine, and be in their second-last year of study. Submissions must be emailed to your Financial Aid Officer ( by April 19, 2023. 

CFPC Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship – TBD
This award recognizes a top First Nations, Metis, or Inuit medical student in Canada who has shown an interest in or commitment to a career in family medicine. Nominees must be in their second-last year of study.

Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians
Annual Undergraduate Narrative Award for Pallative Medicine – TBD
This award is open to all undergraduate medical students in the penultimate year of their programs and will be promoted to them through the CSPCP Undergraduate Committee members.

Canadian Society of Internal Medicine 
Canadian Society of Internal Medicine (CSIM) Awards, Abstracts and Funding

CSIM Residents and Medical Student Associates – Ted Giles Clinical Vignettes – TBD
Applicants must be a CSIM Student Associate. Applicants are welcomed to submit a clinical vignette, a concise presentation of a unique, unusual, or complex clinical problem in the management of which the trainee has played an active role. It should summarize the admission complaint or symptoms, relevant history, physical and laboratory findings, tentative diagnosis, diagnostic investigation, treatment, and outcome.

CSIM Resident and Medical Student Associates – Postgraduate Research and QI Oral and Poster Competition – TBD
Applicants must be a CSIM Student Associate. Abstracts must present a clear, concise summary of the work. Abstracts must be no more than 350 words and must be submitted in English. Abstract topics must be IM- or GIM-related. QI abstracts must use QI methodology. Abstracts must be submitted online.

Canadian Association of Pathologists
Canadian Association of Pathologists (Association canadienne des pathologistes) (CCCPA)

Student Award – TBD
Cash awards will be presented to a student in pathology and a member of CAP-ACP presenting the best proffered paper or the best poster at the Annual Meeting of the Association. There will be one award. A notice of these Awards and the call for abstracts is sent to the CAP-ACP Members.

Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS)
Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) Leadership Award – TBD
The CFMS and MD Financial Management want to recognize some of the passionate, dedicated and caring medical student leaders across Canada who have made innovative contributions to their schools and communities.

MD Travel Awards – TBD
Each year the CFMS and MD Financial Management set aside funds to provide financial assistance for CFMS member medical students who wish to attend their Annual Meetings.

Canadian Psychiatric Association
Canadian Psychiatric Association(CPA-APC) COUPE Best Paper Award for Medical Students  – TBD
Recognizes a student in undergraduate medical training who demonstrates an enhanced level of understanding and interest in mental health. Essay required. Submissions must be emailed to your Financial Aid Officer (

Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine
Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM-SMCA) Student Travel Bursary – TBD
Funding is available for students to attend the CSAM-SMCA Conference. Please fill out the application at the link above.

Health Force Ontario
Health Force Ontario – Clerkship Travel Program – TBD
Ontario medical students in the final two years of their program (including those who participated in an extended/advanced clerkship program after September 1, 2017) may receive up to $1,500 (taxes included) in travel and accommodation expense reimbursement for one rotation per academic year at an Academic Health Science Centre in Ontario that is 100 kilometres or further from the clerk’s home medical school.

Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO)
Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) Citizenship Award – TBD
Awarded to individuals who have made a significant contribution towards improving the general welfare of medical students. Applicants must be in adequate academic standing. For more details, inquire with your Financial Aid Officer (


Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society – Closed
Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) Medical Student Prize
This essay competition seeks to increase awareness among undergraduate medical students of the specialty of anesthesia and the role of anesthesiologists in modern healthcare. Please see the attached poster for more details. Essays should be submitted to Sara Cover (

Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership – Closed
The purpose of these annual awards is to encourage the development of future leaders in medicine, through public recognition and financial support of undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees who have demonstrated interest in/aptitude for leadership. Please follow the above link to apply.

CAME Rising Star Certificate of Excellence – Closed

This award is intended to recognize learners who have demonstrated a commitment and/or passion for health professions education. This could be education research, curriculum or workshop development, leadership, advocacy, etc, that has had a positive impact on the health professions education community at their school or beyond.

In 300 words or less, please let us know how the individual has demonstrated a commitment and/or passion for health professions education. This could be education research, curriculum or workshop development, leadership, advocacy, etc., that has had a positive impact on the health professions education community at their school or beyond.

The Canadian Geriatrics Society
The Canadian Geriatrics Society – Student Poster Award – Closed
At each CGS Annual Scientific Meeting, three awards will be presented for the best posters. Any trainee or student is eligible for this award. Those who are eligible are automatically considered upon abstract submission.

Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CSPT) – Travel Awards – Closed 
A limited number of travel awards are available students who are presenting their work at the CSPT Annual Conference. Applicants must be CSPT members in good standing at the time of application.

Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB)
Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) – Awards

Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Research Awards – Closed
Awards are available for students who would like to participate in the CSMB annual meeting.

Canadian Rheumatology Association
Canadian Rheumatology Association Best Abstract by a Medical Student Award Closed

This Award has been established to recognize exceptional research presented as an oral or poster presentation and to encourage participation of medical students at the CRA Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).

Canadian Sleep Society
Canadian Sleep Society (CSS) Student awards

CSS Outstanding Trainee Achievement Award – TBD
Applicants must have published in a peer-reviewed journal, and be first author of the article. Must be a current member of the CSS.

CSS Student Abstract Competition – TBD
Each year the CSS holds a competition for CSS student members for the best abstract submitted (to either SLEEP in the U.S., or CSS when conferences are held in Canada

The Canadian Medical Association
Awards for Young Leaders – Closed
Recipients of this award will have demonstrated exemplary dedication, commitment and leadership in one of the following areas: political, clinical, educational, or research and community service. Self-nominations are ineligble, and will be handled by NOSM University. Nominees must be members of the CMA.

Dr. Brian Brodie Organizational Leadership Development Award – Closed
The award is granted to one student and one resident who demonstrate exemplary dedication, commitment and leadership. The award is intended to help pursue further leadership development opportunities. Nominees must be members of the CMA. To apply, you must provide

  • a detailed letter of nomination accompanied by two letters of support (letters must be no longer than 2 pages in length) and your curriculum vitae or bio (3 page maximum).
  • a 200-word statement describing how you plan to continue Dr. Brodie’s legacy in leadership development. Please describe how your experience, passion and leadership experience and commitment to furthering that experience to date will facilitate the training and development of others in the medical profession.

City of Thunder Bay
City of Thunder Bay Medical Student and Resident Book Grant  – Closed
Students are eligible to receive a grant once during their first year of a Canadian MD program, and once during their first year of a Canadian residency program. Must have attended high school within the District of the City of Thunder Bay.

Eye Foundation of Canada
Eye Foundation of Canada Summer Scholarship  – Closed
This program consists of education and research experience in the diagnosis and management of eye disease. It is conducted at the Eye Associates and Greater Toronto Area with portions at various University of Toronto teaching hospitals, encompassing all sub-specialty areas in ophthalmology. Each student will become involved in at least one research project that is supported by the Foundation. We ask that applicants write to us expressing their interest and include their Curriculum Vitae and the dates of their availability for the summer of 2023. Applicants are to write to

Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC)
Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) – Awards

Student Leadership Award – Closed
This award recognizes the FMWC medical student member showing the most potential in the realm of leadership. Particular interest is given to candidates who demonstrate leadership in support of the FMWC mission statement. Both the nominee and nominator are required to be current FMWC members.

Summer Research Scholarship – Closed
This is awarded to the student who has expressed an interest in further exploring the field of Ophthalmology through both research and clinical
venues. Successful candidates will be chosen based on their academic merit, prior research experience, their expressed interest in the field of Ophthalmology, and a full-time commitment to the 8 week scholarship program during the summer of 2023. This $8000.00 scholarship is provided to the successful candidate to engage in a clinical research project with the aim of presenting this scientific work through a presentation at an accredited Ophthalmology Conference. Applicants must have completed second year of medical studies.

You must submit a CV and Cover Letter to the FORSEE online portal. For more information on how to apply, please email

Ontario Medical Association (OMA)
OMA Awards Program: Medical Student Achievement Award – Closed

The OMA Awards Program recognizes the work of physicians, residents, medical students and community members in Ontario. The Medical Student Achievement Award is awarded for significant contributions at the political and/or community level that helps advance the life and/or education of all medical students.

OMA Ontario Medical Named Student Bursary Fund – Closed

All applicants must be an active member of the OMA. There are a number of bursaries available, we have listed the ones most likely to be relevant to you as a NOSM University medical student.

Dr. Stephen J. and Barbara Kosar Memorial Bursary
Applicants must be from Northeastern Ontario (Algoma District, Cochrane District, Manitoulin District, Sudbury District, Timiskaming District, or the single-tier municipality of Greater Sudbury) and attending NOSM University.

Dr. Arlene MacIntyre Medical Student Bursary
Applicants must be in their final year of study and plan to pursue family medicine.

Dr. Ronald Twiddy Medical Student Bursary
Applicants must be in their final year of study and plan to pursue family medicine.

Dr. Gilbert Hopson Medical Student Bursary
Applicants must be a current resident or high school graduate of Sault Ste. Marie.

OMA District 11 and BPAO Medical Student Award
Applicants must self-identify as Black, and provide a 500 word essay on “why you deserve this award, how you think receiving it will make a positive impact on you and your community”.

Citizenship Award
– Closed

The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who, in addition to maintaining an adequate academic standing, has made a significant contribution towards improving the general welfare of medical students. The successful candidate will have demonstrated creative, innovative leadership in one or more of the following areas:

1) curriculum development;
2) student well-being;
3) faculty liaison; and,
4) community involvement.

You are required to submit

  • A current CV
  • One letter of nomination from a member of the NOSM University community (staff, faculty, or peer). Please do not solicit deans, assistant deans, or associate deans for this letter of nomination.
  • A personal essay outlining how you meet the above criteria (500 words).

Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC)
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC)

Rural Student Leadership and Rural Resident Leadership Awards  – Closed
The Rural Student/Resident Leadership Awards are presented to students and residents in good academic standing who have demonstrated a sustained interest in rural medicine. Must be a member of the SRPC.

Student and Resident Essay Award – Closed
Each year the SRPC’s Nominations and Awards Committee hosts a rural essay contest for medical students and residents. The winning essays will be added to the SRPC website and considered for publication in the CJRM. Must be a member of the SRPC.

Indigenous Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships

Indigenous Bursary Search Tool (Government of Canada)
The Indigenous bursaries search tool is a searchable list of bursaries, scholarships and incentives aimed at Indigenous students across Canada.

Building Brighter Futures – Due August 1st, November 1st, and February 1st, 2023
Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards (BBF) program opens doors through education. There is one application for most of Indspire’s bursaries, scholarships, and awards. You only need to complete the application once to be considered for all applicable bursaries, scholarships, and awards.

ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Program  – Due August 15, 2023
These awards, bursaries and scholarships are given to students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their schools and communities.

Canada Post
Canada Post Awards for Indigenous People – Due August 31st, 2023

Canada Post gives $2,000 grants to Indigenous Peoples who have renewed their educational learning. Those eligible will have: been out of school for 1 year or more and are returning, and are already returned to school and completed 1 full year of studies.

Modern Métis Woman
Modern Métis Woman Scholarship – Due October 31, 2023
Modern Métis Woman has incorporated a scholarship opportunity that can further assist Métis identifying women that are, or will be, attending a University in Canada. The application requires you provide a 1,000 -1,500 essay on one of the following questions:
1. What is your definition of the Modern Métis Woman?
2. How has your Métis Heritage affected you on a personal level?
3. A topic of your choice that relates to Métis Women.

Métis Nation of Ontario
MNO Metis Student Bursary Program – Due December 31, 2023
The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Métis Student Bursary Program provides bursaries to registered students who are verified Métis citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Applicants will be required to complete the MNO Metis Student Bursary Application and consent to an MNO citizenship verification check to confirm eligibility for these awards. If you have any questions, please direct all inquiries to:

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) – Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship – TBD
This award recognizes a top First Nations, Metis, or Inuit medical student in Canada who has shown an interest in or commitment to a career in family medicine. Nominees must be in their second-last year of study.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
Post-Secondary Student Support Program – PSSSP
The program aims to improve the socio-economic outcomes for First Nations by supporting First Nations in providing eligible students with funding to access education opportunities at the post-secondary level. First Nations students who want to pursue post-secondary studies and access available funding programs should contact their local band office or ISC regional office.

RBC Future Launch Scholarships – Closed, will re-open September 2023
The RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth will award 20 scholarships annually valued up to $10,000 each per year (up to 4 years) to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada demonstrating strong academic performance and community involvement.

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society
Jordan’s Principle Scholarship – Closed
Jordan’s Principle Scholarship supports First Nations students who are studying children’s health or children’s disabilities at a Canadian Post-secondary institution. Recipients will  demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous children’s health and community service as well as academic commitment and achievement

Ontario Non-profit Housing Association
The Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship Fund – Closed
To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • must identify as an Indigenous person
  • must be living in non-profit housing in Ontario during the school term
  • must be enrolled in a program at a recognized college, university or private trade school for the 2022-2023 school year, or program equivalent

Native Women’s Association Canada
Helen Basset Commemorative Student Award – Closed
Every year, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) provides the Helen Bassett Commemorative Award to four Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, or gender-diverse students, in the amount of $1,000 each. Applications for 2022-2023 are closed.

Francophone Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships

Fondation Baxter & Alma Ricard
Fondation Baxter & Alma Ricard – Fermé
Le programme de bourses de la Fondation s’adresse aux étudiants et étudiantes ayant terminé un Bac ou inscrits à l’obtention d’un deuxième Bac, d’une Maîtrise ou d’un Doctorat et vivant en permanence dans une situation linguistique francophone minoritaire au Canada « francophones hors Québec ».

Other Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships

Student Awards
This website provides a list of scholarships, bursaries, and awards available from a variety of places.

Scholarships Canada
This website provides a list of scholarships available from a variety of places.

Storwell – Foster Child Bursary Program – Due December 31, 2023
Applicant must have been a foster child with an official Canadian or American foster care program and agrees to having the above organization verify the same.  Applicant must be 24 years of age or less at the time of application.

American Osler Society – William B Bean Student Research Award – TBD
The Bean Award Committee is seeking student projects that expand the knowledge of medical history and the use of literature and the arts to improve medical practice. Projects can be either literature research or active studies in medical education and practice.

Other Information

Timelines for Financial Aid

OSAP or Provincial Loans Application After June 30, 2023 and before March 2024
NOSM University Bursaries and Awards Fall 2023 and some in Spring 2024
External Bursaries, Awards and Scholarships Vary depending on organization.

Applications for provincial loans may begin June 30, 2023. Please check provincial loan program websites for deadline dates.


If you have questions regarding your sponsorship, please visit the Sponsored Learners webpage or contact directly.

Out of Province Loans

Province Name of Agency Address Contact Information Website
Alberta Alberta Student Loans Students Finance
P.O. Box 28000 STN MAIN
Edmonton, AB T5J 4R4
Ph: 1-800-222-485
British Columbia StudentAid BC Ministry of Advanced Education
P.O. Box 9173, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9H7
Ph: 1-800-561-1818

Fax: 1-250-356-9455
Manitoba Manitoba Student Aid Student Aid Office
409 – 1181 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0T3
Ph: 1-800-204-1685 (in Manitoba)

Ph: 204-945-2313 (outside Manitoba)
New Brunswick New Brunswick Student Financial Assistance Program Student Financial Services
Department of Education
P.O. Box 6000, 548 York St.
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Ph: 1-800-667-5626
Newfoundland Newfoundland & Labrador Student Financial Services Division Department of Youth Services & Post-Secondary Education
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6
Ph: 1-888-657-0800
Northwest Territories NWT Student Financial Assistance Program Education, Culture & Employment
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Ph: 1-800-661-0793
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Student Assistance Student Assistance Office
P.O. Box 2290, Halifax Central
Halifax, NS B3J 3C8
Ph: 1-800-565-8420
Prince Edward Island Student Financial Assistance Programs Student Financial Services

Department of Education
P.O. Box 2000, 16 Fitzroy St.
Sullivan Building, 3rd Floor
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8

Ph: 902-368-4640
Québec Aide Financière aux Études Service de L’accueil et des Renseignements
1035, rue De La Chevrotiere
Québec, QC G1R 5A5
Ph: 1-877-643-3750
Saskatchewan Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loans Program Student Financial Assistance Branch
Saskatchewan Learning B21
3085 Alberta St.
Regina, SK S4P 3V7
Ph: 1-800-597-8278
Yukon Student Financial Assistance – Advanced Education Department of Education
Government of Yukon
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, YK Y1A 2C6
Ph: 867-667-5929

Contact Us

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Financial Aid Officers at:

(807) 766-7474

1-800-461-8777 (Canada wide toll free number ext. 7474)

or via email at