Indigenous Student Awards

To be considered for any of the awards listed below students must be enrolled full-time in a George Brown College Program and self-identify as an Indigenous student. 

If you are interested in helping us expand our awards program please contact the George Brown College Foundation by emailing gbc.foundation@georgebrown.ca.

Aditya Jha awards - Entrance Scholarship  

Aditya Jha / POA Educational Foundation has donated funds for the establishment of the Aditya Jha Entrance Scholarship. The award is available to students in all programs in their first year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Student must display financial need

Aditya Jha awards - Awards  

Aditya Jha / POA Educational Foundation has donated funds for the establishment of the Aditya Jha Awards.

The award is available to available to all full-time students.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Student must display financial need
  • Student must demonstrate professional attitude and interest in culinary arts

Aditya Jha Entrepreneurship Scholarship  

Aditya Jha / POA Educational Foundation has donated funds for the establishment of the Aditya Jha Entrepreneurship Scholarship. The award is available to students in all programs in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Student must display financial need
  • Student must display passion for field of study and entrepreneurship

Aditya Jha Scholarship  

Aditya Jha / POA Educational Foundation has donated funds for the establishment of the Aditya Jha Scholarship. The award is available to all full-time students who demonstrate their passion for their field of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Student must display financial need

BTY Indigenous Student Award

The BTY Indigenous Student Award is available to full-time domestic students at the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies. Students must be enrolled in one of the below programs:

  • Architectural Technician Program (T132)
  • Architectural Technology Program (T109/T169)
  • Interior Design Technology (T170)
  • Honours Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management (T312)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (T164)

To be eligible for this award applicants must self-identify as Indigenous and demonstrate community involvement through various means such as volunteer experience, involvement with the College, and/or their community. Applicants must also be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and demonstrate financial need.

Certain Affinity Game Developer Scholarship

The Certain Affinity Game Developer scholarship is available to full-time domestic students in two programs at the Centre for Arts, Design, and Information Technology (CADIT).

  • Game – Art (G119)
  • Game – Programming Program (T163)

To be eligible for the award, applicants must exhibit strong interest and commitment to their field of study through their extra-curricular activities, volunteer work, and involvement in the classroom. Applicants must also be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.

Based on Certain Affinity’s core value to be kind, considerate, and embrace diversity the student must be from one of the equity deserving groups, including but are not limited to those who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour, those living with a Disability, Female, Sole-Support Parents, and those from the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

The Experience Exchange by Huge Scholarship 

The Experience Exchange by Huge scholarship is available to full-time domestic students in seven programs at the Centre for Arts, Design, and Information Technology (CADIT) and the Project Management program (B415) at the Centre for Business.

  • Graphic Design (G102)
  • Honours Bachelor of Brand Design (G304)
  • Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design (G301)
  • Interaction Design (G113)
  • Interactive Media Management (Postgraduate) (G412)
  • Design Management (G401)
  • Interdisciplinary Design Strategy (G414)
  • Project Management (B415)

To be eligible for the award, applicants must exhibit strong interest and commitment to their field of study through their extra-curricular activities, volunteer work, and involvement in the classroom. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.

Preference will be given to students from underrepresented communities, including Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour (BIPOC), persons living with a disability, women, and 2SLGBTQIA+.

Hami Canada Student Scholarship 

The Hami Canada Student Scholarship is available to full-time students at George Brown College who are enrolled in a Work Integrated Learning program. 

To be eligible for this award, applicants must exhibit commitment and dedication to their field of study and be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.

Preference will be given to students who self-identify as Indigenous. 

For a list of eligible programs, please contact the Awards Office.

Indigenous Student Bursary

The Indigenous Student Bursary is an award provided to self-identified Indigenous students with financial need who are attending postsecondary programs and/or training programs at either Ontario publicly-assisted colleges and universities, or any of the nine Indigenous Institutes in Ontario.

This bursary was first established in the 2008-09 academic year as part of the Government of Ontario’s Indigenous Education Strategy.

McGrath Family Scholarship

The McGrath Family Scholarship is available to full-time students across George Brown College who self-identify as Indigenous. Students must demonstrate a commitment to their community through either volunteerism or mentorship.

Eligible students must also demonstrate financial need.

Métis Nation of Ontario Student Awards program

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) offers a range of support and services for the educational success of all Métis across Ontario. Recognizing the absence of dedicated post-secondary financial assistance for Métis students, MNO initiated a bursary program in 1998. The investments were made at 32 colleges and universities. Contact the financial aid office for more information.

Contact the Métis Nation of Ontario for more information on scholarships and bursaries.

Scholarship for Aboriginal Students

The Scholarship for Aboriginal Students is available to full-time students across George Brown College who self-identify as Indigenous. 

Eligible students will have shared how they have overcome personal and financial obstacles to attend their studies at GBC.

Preference will be given to students who exhibit a willingness to help others and an openness to learn from others (including but not limited to: in-class participation and assignments, co-op, field placements and other work experiences). 

Tao Solutions

The Tao Solutions Scholarship is available to full-time domestic students enrolled in the Information Systems Business Analysis program (T405) at George Brown College.

To be eligible for this award, students must self-identify as Black or Indigenous; exhibit a strong commitment to community service through their volunteer work; and demonstrate financial need. 

Tony Jelenic Scholarship

Mr. Anton Jelenic has donated funds for the establishment of the Tony Jelenic Scholarship. The award is available to students enrolled in the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, in any year of study.

The eligible student must self-identify as Indigenous and demonstrate financial need.