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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of the Registrar
April 20, 2014
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Aboriginal Post Secondary Education and Training Bursary

The Aboriginal Post Secondary Education and Training (PSET) Bursary is 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.

2013/2014 PROGRAM

Applications for the 2013/2014 academic year will be available the week of November 4, 2013.

If you completed the online student profile (deadline October 16), and indicated that you are an Aboriginal student, the application will automatically be listed on your "Student Awards/View My Applications" tab on LORIS on November 4. 

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, you can e-mail the Student Awards Office ( after November 4, 2013 to request that the application is added to your record under LORIS.

All requests to have this application added to LORIS accounts MUST be submitted to by 4:30 pm on January the 17th, 2014, at the latest.

Application Available: November 4, 2013.

DEADLINE: January 20, 2014, 11:59 pm (no exceptions)

Recipients will be notified by late March, and notification will be 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 students may receive a Laurier general tuition bursary, a First Generation bursary, as well as a PSET bursary.  The amount granted per student 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 a PSET bursary, and are 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 2013/2014:

1) completion of the online copy application form on LORIS by the deadline

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

3) completion of an online student financial statement (included on the general student profile) for the 2013/14 academic year by the deadline 

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