Thank you to all of our applicants. The scholarship competition deadlines have passed and are now closed. The winning recipients will be notified by SIGA in mid-November. Thank you to all of our applicants and we look forward to our scholarships re-opening in Summer 2023.

Helping to build a brighter future

SIGA is a progressive organization with guiding principles rooted in our First Nations heritage. Our principle Pimȃcihowin refers to making a living, and we understand education and continuous learning are essential ingredients in doing so. We also know training, upgrading and education programs cost money.
That’s why we established our SIGA First Nations Scholarship Awards Program.


In 2022, SIGA’s Scholarship Program will award more than $50,000 to Saskatchewan Indigenous post-secondary students. These awards will be distributed through three the following scholarships: SIGA Justice Paul Favel Indigenous Award for Outstanding Leadership in Community Involvement, Shauna Bear Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Indigenous Human Resources Professionals, and SIGA Scholarships for Saskatchewan First Nations Post-Secondary Students.


SIGA’s mission is to strengthen the lives of First Nations peoples in Saskatchewan through employment, economic growth and community relations. By establishing strategic alliances, SIGA will be well positioned to fulfilling its mission as an organization. By sharing success, all people will benefit and bring about many positive relationships to meet our mission as an organization.


We accept applications from all post-secondary school programs but please note that priority will be given to those in:

  • Business
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Law
  • Communications
  • Project Management
  • Social Work
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Gaming
  • Culinary Arts, or
  • Education



As of August 29, 2022, applications are open!
All applications must be submitted via our online application no later than 11:59 P.M. (Saskatchewan time) on October 14, 2022.



Please include the following documents with your application:


1. Resume.
2. Unofficial academic transcripts. If you are a selected candidate, you will need to submit your official transcripts prior to receiving the scholarship funds.
3. One (1) letter of reference.


SIGA Justice Paul Favel Indigenous Award for Outstanding Leadership in Community Involvement

SIGA is pleased to offer this scholarship award of $5,000, which will be presented to an Indigenous student in a full-time academic program, who is studying at a Saskatchewan post-secondary institution. This award will honour a student who has shown tremendous commitment to Indigenous culture, their community and their education. The chosen student will exemplify the qualities that Justice Favel has demonstrated over his career; including a commitment to Indigenous activism and to representing the spirit of Indigenous Peoples.


Shauna Bear Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Indigenous Human Resources Professionals

SIGA remembers the loss of a member of the SIGA family, with the passing of former Vice President (VP) of Human Resources (HR), Shauna Bear. Shauna, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.

SIGA and Shauna Bear’s family are honouring her memory with the creation of two post-secondary scholarship awards valued at $5,000 each for Indigenous students in her honour. We are looking for students who embody Shauna’s passion for lifelong learning, creating spaces for Indigenous Peoples, and for pursuing a Human Resources profession.


SIGA Scholarships for Saskatchewan First Nations Post-Secondary Students

SIGA is pleased to offer 40 scholarship awards valued at $1,000. These scholarships are designed to celebrate First Nations students pursuing post-secondary education within Saskatchewan and Sharing Success within our communities.

The recipients selected display commitment to their academic studies, exhibit community commitment through volunteerism or advocacy, have demonstrated commitment to First Nations culture and language, and/or demonstrate financial need.


Questions? See our scholarship FAQs.


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