SIGA Indigenous Scholarship Awards Program FAQs

Can I apply for more than one of the scholarships being offered?

Yes, you can apply for all scholarships you are eligible for.

Will I need to completely redo all my information on each separate application?

No, there is an option to copy parts from previous applications onto new ones. There is a linked document on the first question that asks you, “Which scholarship are you applying for?” that shows you how to do this. Please note that your essay questions will be different for each scholarship and you must ensure that the scholarship question is changed for each new application.

Will I need a new reference for each scholarship I apply for?

We strongly recommend getting a different reference for each scholarship you apply for. However, if you need to use just one, we will still accept this.

Do I need to submit my official transcripts?

No, you do not. While we will accept an electronic copy of your official transcripts, we only require your unofficial transcripts for the application. However, if you are selected for one of our scholarships, you will need to send your official transcripts to our Central Office to confirm your scholarship.

How do I get my unofficial transcripts?

Each institution is slightly different but if you log into your institutions account, you should be able to find a webpage of your unofficial transcript. From there, you can either download it as a PDF or screen capture the page and upload this. There are sometimes other options to send us a link to view your transcript that we will accept so long as the proper code is provided. Refer to the instructional document above the transcript question on the application form.

Who should I ask to be my reference?

We recommend asking a reference from your place of employment, someone from your community, a representative from your post-secondary institution, or whomever you believe is the best person to attest to how you embody the values of the scholarship you are applying for.

When will we know if we are selected?

Dates are subject change based on the timelines of the Scholarship Advisory Committee. Our target is to have decisions sent out in early September.

Is the eligibility the same for all three awards?

No, eligibility is slightly different depending on the award. However, all awards are not open to employees of Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority.

  • The SIGA Justice Paul Favel Indigenous Award for Outstanding Leadership in Community Involvement is open to Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education at a recognized institution in Saskatchewan.
  • The Shauna Bear Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Indigenous Human Resources Professionals is open to Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education in a Human Resources related program at a recognized institution in Saskatchewan.
  • The SIGA Scholarships for Saskatchewan First Nations Post-Secondary Students are open to any students who are members of a recognized Saskatchewan First Nations band or community and enrolled in a full-time program at a post-secondary institute in Canada OR member of a recognized First Nations band or community in Canada and enrolled in a full-time program at a Saskatchewan post-secondary institute.
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