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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Sundance Indigenous Award

The SUNDANCe Indigenous Award was established to recognize students who give back to their communities. It is available to full-time students attending Laurier, Conrad Grebel College, Renison College, St. Jerome's University, St. Paul's College, University of Guelph, University of Waterloo and Martin Luther University College.

Application Requirements

  • Full-time registration at one of the above mentioned institutions.
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident (landed immigrant) or Protected Person.
  • Long-term resident of Ontario.


The following documentation must be submitted as part of your application:

  • Two letters of reference addressing your involvement with the Indigenous community.
  • An essay submission answering the question, "What is your involvement with the Indigenous community?" Include details about your accomplishments and volunteer work." The essay must meet the following requirements:
    • minimum 1,000 words
    • two pages double-spaced
    • minimum size nine font
    • PDF format 
  • Completed student budget form, Making Ends Meet Worksheet, to demonstrate financial need. Email for a copy of the worksheet.

Application Submission

The completed documents can be submitted by email to by the program deadline, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. List the SUNDANCe Award in the subject line, and make sure that all documents include your name, student ID and school of registration.

SEEDS Program

Our SEEDS program is a scholarship incentive program to help you succeed at Laurier. If you self-identify as an Indigenous student entering into your first year of study at either the Brantford or Waterloo campus and fulfill the requirements, you’ll receive a $250 scholarship each semester to help with your school expenses.

Indigenous Postsecondary Education and Training Bursary 

The Indigenous Postsecondary Education and Training bursary supports Indigenous students with financial need in their postsecondary education and training.

Other Scholarships and Bursaries

You may also qualify for other awards. Search for funding opportunities using our Scholarship and Awards Search Engine.


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