The RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 to assist Aboriginal students to complete post-secondary education, and provide an opportunity for RBC to strengthen its relationship with the Aboriginal community. Selected students are awarded up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses.
RBC awards 10 scholarships in two categories:
We also consider scholarship recipients who are interested in careers in financial services for summer and post-graduate employment.
To the Royal Bank of Canada, I would like to thank you for your extremely generous contribution to the continuation of my education. I know this money will go a long way in providing me with a head start to the extensive and long road ahead…. I feel very privileged and honoured to have been chosen as a successful candidate for this scholarship and hope to build on this achievement for success in the future.
Johnathan, 2008 Award Recipient
If this program sounds like it is right for you, we welcome your application.
RBC Royal Bank announces 2012 winners of Aboriginal Student Awards Program.
You are eligible to apply to the RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program if you are a Status Indian*, a Non-status Indian, Inuit or Métis and meet these criteria:
If you are already receiving partial funding from other sources, you may still apply to the RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program to cover additional educational and living expenses.
*Indian as defined in Section 2(1) of the Indian Act
A committee of Aboriginal academics and RBC representatives review all completed applications and makes the final selection of the award recipients primarily based on personal and academic achievements and individual financial need. Successful applicants are notified of the committee's decision by May 30 of each year. All decisions of the committee are final.
You will receive up to $4,000 per academic year for educational and living expenses for two to four years. To receive the full amount for all years of study, you must attend an accredited post-secondary institution, have at least two to four years remaining in your current program of study, remain in the program of study we awarded the scholarship for and maintain a full-time course load and good academic standing. RBC requests confirmation of your full course load and good academic standing at the beginning of every fall and winter semester. This confirmation will be collected in a way satisfactory to RBC. You will receive the first half of your scholarship at the beginning of the fall semester. If you maintain a good academic standing, you will receive the balance in January. Please note that RBC reserves the right to change or discontinue this program at any time. We will honour commitments already in place if the program changes or ends.
The 2013 Aboriginal Student awards application period is now closed. Selected winners will be notified of the committees decision by May 30.
Please contact us at the following email address if you have questions about the program.
If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation in order to successfully submit an application, please email us to make your accommodation request.