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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Awards, Bursaries, Funding and Scholarships

Financials are a significant component to consider when exploring post secondary. Financial commitments vary and will look different for all learners. Indigenous students are often unaware of their eligibility for funding courses, understanding the application process, submitting documentation, and/or not knowing where to start that independent research.

There are many Indigenous-specific scholarships and bursaries available to students, whether you are a current Ontario Tech student, incoming Ontario Tech student or community member looking for community organizations that can help fund your post-secondary education journey.

Bursaries are awarded to students based on their financial need. Occasionally, there may be other requirements or qualifications such as:

  • Enrolment in a specific program.
  • Membership in a certain organization.

Scholarships are non-repayable awards given to recognize the high level of excellence a student has achieved in their studies.

Awards are funding provided to students who have met specific criteria. Awards can be a combination of scholarships and bursaries and do not have to be repaid. Learn more about awards.

For a complete list of terminology, visit Student Awards and Financial Aid.

Ontario Tech Financial Aid

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External Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships

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