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RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth

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Are you an Indigenous youth in Canada looking to pursue post-secondary education? The RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth could help you achieve your post-secondary goals.

Scholarship Recipients

  • Lisa Boyko
    Minitonas, MB

  • Dante Carter
    Loon Lake, SK

  • Charles-Étienne Chrétien
    Amos, QC

  • Troy Crow Shoe
    Fort Macleod, AB

  • Jordan Evans
    Long Sault, ON

  • Pier-Luc Filiatrault
    Quebec City, QC

  • Daniel Kennedy
    North Vancouver, BC

  • Elias Laing
    Calgary, AB

  • James Lavallee
    Trois-Rivières, QC

  • Olivia Beausoleil
    Midland, ON

  • Leah Bodnar-McLeod
    Inuvik, NT

  • Brynn Wuttunee
    Saskatoon, SK

  • Austin Ezekiel-Turnbull
    Holyrood, NL

  • George Hayter
    Fort St. James, BC

  • Jesse Lafontaine
    Edmonton, AB

  • Sophia Orth
    Abbotsford, BC

  • Joshua Seymour
    Fort Alexander, MB

  • Taya Suttill
    Surrey, BC

  • Anya Jackson
    Dauphin, MB

  • Autum Jules
    Teslin, YK

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About the Scholarship

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.

RBC has been providing a scholarship for Indigenous students to complete post-secondary education since 1992. To date, more than $1.9 million dollars have been awarded to 218 Indigenous youth across Canada pursuing post-secondary education.


  • Students who are Status Indian*, Non-Status Indian, Inuit or Métis.

  • You are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

  • You have applied 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 shown strong potential to successfully complete the post-secondary program.

  • You require financial assistance to pursue your education.

  • You are not an RBC employee or a dependent of an RBC employee.

  • You are between the ages of 15-29 at the time of application.

Eligible Institutions

Canadian educational institutions which have recognized provincial degree/diploma-granting powers, or their affiliates (e.g. vocational schools, colleges, universities)

Field of Study/Program

  • There are no restrictions on the discipline or field of study

  • The program must be a minimum of one year in duration

  • University preparatory programs in any jurisdiction are not eligible

*Indian as defined in Section 2(1) of the Indian Act

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