Indigenous Scholarships

Value: $1,500 (each)
Application deadline: January 31, 2023

Three (3) awards are available to post-secondary Indigenous students enrolled in, or accepted into a business program offered by an Alberta college, polytechnic, or university that offers the prerequisite courses required for entrance into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP); or a block (60 credit) transfer to an Alberta post-secondary institution that offers the prerequisite courses required to enter into the CPA PEP. Students must have satisfactory academic standing at time of application and preference will be given to students who intend to pursue a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Applicants must:

  • be a person who who self-identifies as indigenous (i.e. Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis or Inuit);
  • submit a letter or video (2 to 3 minutes maximum) outlining why they are planning to, or are currently pursuing, a career in business or as a professional accountant;
  • submit most recent transcripts to demonstrate academic achievement; and
  • submit one (1) letter of support from a current instructor.
How to Apply

Value: $1,500 (each)
Application deadline: May 1, 2023

Two (2) awards are available to grade 12 Indigenous students who are enrolled in or accepted into a business program offered by an Alberta college, polytechnic, or university that offers the prerequisite courses required for entrance into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). Preference is given to students who intend to pursue a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Applicants must:

  • be a person who self-identifies as indigenous (i.e. Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis or Inuit);
  • submit a letter or video (2 to 3 minutes maximum) outlining why they are planning to, or are currently pursuing, a career in business or as a professional accountant;
  • submit most recent transcripts to demonstrate academic achievement; and
  • submit one (1) letter of support from a current instructor.
How to Apply

Value: $1,500 (each)
Application deadline: January 31, 2023

Three (3) awards are available to Indigenous adults at least 21 years of age at time of application, who are beginning/returning to pursue a post-secondary education after a minimum three-year absence from the educational sector. Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted into a business program offered by an Alberta college, polytechnic, or university that offers the prerequisite courses required for entrance into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), or a block (60 credit) transfer to an Alberta post-secondary institution that offers the prerequisite courses required to enter into the CPA PEP. Preference is given to students who intend to pursue a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Applicants must:

  • be a person who self-identifies as indigenous (i.e. Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis or Inuit);
  • submit a letter or video (2 to 3 minutes maximum) outlining why they are planning to, or are currently pursuing, a career in business or as a professional accountant; and
  • submit one (1) letter of support from a current instructor or community leader.
How to Apply

Value: $3,000
Application deadline: January 31, 2023

Awarded annually to one (1) third or fourth-year Indigenous post-secondary student who is enrolled in a Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Management, or Bachelor of Commerce program at an Alberta post-secondary institution that offers the prerequisite courses required for entrance into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). The recipient of the Crowe MacKay LLP No Limits Award may be considered for work placement at the Edmonton office.

Applicants must: 

  • be a person who self-identifies as indigenous (i.e. Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis or Inuit);
  • submit a letter (500 words maximum) or video (2 to 3 minutes maximum) outlining why they are planning to pursue a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant;
  • submit most recent transcripts to demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement; and 
  • submit one letter of support from a current instructor.

About our donor

Crowe MacKay LLP is a mid-sized accounting firm across Western Canada that provides accounting and financial services to individuals and businesses of all sizes. 

How to Apply

Value: $2,500
Application deadline: January 31, 2023

One award is available to an Indigenous student enrolled in business or commerce at a degree-granting post-secondary institution in Alberta at the time of application. Preference will be given to individuals with an indicated financial need and satisfactory academic achievement.

Applicants must:

  • be a person who self-identifies as indigenous (i.e. Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis or Inuit);
  • submit a letter or video (2 to 3 minutes maximum) outlining why they are planning to, or are currently pursuing, a career in business or as a professional accountant;
  • submit most recent transcripts to demonstrate academic achievement; and
  • submit one (1) letter of support from a current instructor.
How to Apply

Value: $2,500
Application deadline: January 31, 2023

Awarded annually to one (1) Indigenous third or fourth-year post-secondary business student who has completed at least one Intermediate Financial Accounting course. Applicants must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Management, or Bachelor of Commerce program with a declared major in accounting at an Alberta post-secondary institution that offers the prerequisite courses for entrance into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). Selection is based on an indicated financial need and satisfactory academic achievement. Preference is given to students who intend to pursue a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

The recipient of the TELUS Award for Indigenous Post-Secondary Success will be considered for mentorship and co-op opportunities provided by TELUS.

Applicants must:

  • Be residents of Alberta;
  • Be a person who self-identifies as indigenous (i.e. Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis or Inuit);
  • Submit a letter (500 words maximum) or video (2 to 3 minutes maximum) outlining what your Indigenous heritage means to you;
  • Submit most recent transcripts to demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement; and
  • Submit one letter of support from a current instructor or community leader.

About our donor

TELUS is committed to building a better future for everyone through using their technology for good and giving back to the community. Social purpose and diversity and inclusion are at the heart of everything they do as a world-leading technology company.  In 2021, for the 12th time, TELUS was named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers — an annual competition that recognizes the nation’s leaders in creating diverse and inclusive workplaces. TELUS is committed to progressing the path of reconciliation and fulfilling its responsibilities in a deeply meaningful way, in partnership with Indigenous Peoples. TELUS’ Indigenous reconciliation action plan and targets can be found starting on page eight of their Indigenous Reconciliation and Connectivity Report.

 
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