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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Enrolment Services
March 3, 2015

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Aboriginal Post Secondary Education and Training Bursary

The Aboriginal Post Secondary Education and Training (PSET) Bursaryis funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, to provide direct support to Aboriginal students with financial need to access support to aid their participation in postsecondary education and training.

2014/2015 PROGRAM:

For 2014/2015 the application will beavailable starting November 3, 2014.

DEADLINE:January 19, 2015 11:59 pm(no exceptions).

If you complete the online student profile (deadline September 30) and indicate that you are an Aboriginal student, the applicationwill automatically be listed on your "Student Awards/View My Applications" tab on LORISas ofNovember 3, 2014.

If you do not see this application on your account on LORIS by this date, or if you do not complete the student profile indicating that you are an Aboriginal student, youcane-mail the Student Awards Office ( after November 3, 2014 to request that the applicationis added to your record under LORIS.

All requests to have this application added to LORIS accounts must be submitted to by4:30 pmby January the 18th, 2015, at the latest.

Recipientsare notified bylate March, and notification is sent to the WLU e-mail account.

The Aboriginal Post Secondary Education and Training (PSET) bursary program requires a separate online application from the Laurier general tuition bursary program. Eligible studentsmay receive a Laurier general tuition bursary,a First Generation bursary, as well as a PSET bursary. The amount granted per student through the PSET program ranges in value between $1,000 and $3,500.

This program is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Due to the amount of available funding, not all eligible candidates may be granted funding through this program.

All full and part time graduate and undergraduate students who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for aPSET bursary, andare NOT required to complete an OSAP application for the PSET bursary program. While an OSAP application is not required, applicants are required to meet the residency requirements (long term resident of Ontario).

Program Requirements for 2014/2015:

1) completion of theonline copy application form on LORIS by the deadline; make sure that the application is showing as "submitted".

2) completion of the PSET essay question (included on the application on LORIS) by the stated deadline

3) completion of an online student financial statement (included on the general student profile) for the applicable academic year ,by the program deadline

Thefinancial statement is available either through the completion of the general online student profile(s), and/or through the PSET Bursary application; only one completed form is required per academic year.