The Marjorie Anderson Academic Grant for Indigenous Students

McMaster University

Established in 2017 by McMaster University in honour of Marjorie Anderson (Class of ‘35), from the Six Nations of the Grand River, who was the first Indigenous woman to graduate from McMaster.

The establishment of the academic grant allows McMaster University to recognize and acknowledge that it is located on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee nations, and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement. It also allows the University to recognize the City of Hamilton’s role in treating Inuit peoples with tuberculosis after the Second World War. The Hamilton Sanatorium on the Mountain was once home to the largest year-round community of Inuit anywhere in the country.

Requirements: To be awarded to students who self-identify as Inuit, or as Status/Non-status First Nations from the Six Nations of the Grand River or the Mississaugas of the New Credit, who are entering a Level I baccalaureate degree program with a minimum average of 75%, and demonstrate financial need. The academic grant is renewable for 3 additional years at the same value for those who remain enrolled full-time and achieve a minimum grade point average of 8.0.

Overview

Scholarship Summary

Quantity 2
Application Required No
Value $20,000 per year ($80,000)
Renewable? Yes
Deadline Mar. 15, 2023