Apply now for Longboat Graduate Scholarship for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis Students
Longboat Scholar Kaitlin Debicki leads a session at McMaster University. Debicki represented her graduating class as Valedictorian during McMaster's Fall 2017 Convocation.

January 19, 2018

Apply now for Longboat Graduate Scholarship for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis Students

Applications are open for the Harvey E. Longboat Graduate Scholarship for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis Students.

The Longboat Scholarship was established in 2009 to honour and recognize Harvey Longboat’s extraordinary contributions to McMaster University, the Six Nations of the Grand River and broader communities.

Longboat was instrumental in getting McMaster’s Indigenous Studies Program up and running, and remained involved with McMaster until his death in 2001. He was a school teacher and Superintendant of Education on Six Nations, and was active in encouraging post-secondary education in that community. 

Who is eligible

The award is open to incoming or returning Master’s or PhD students who identify as First Nation, Inuit, or Métis descent and will be attending McMaster University during the September 2018 to August 2019 academic year.

Applicants to the Longboat Scholarship must demonstrate:

  • exceptional promise in community leadership
  • mentorship to other Indigenous students
  • mentorship within First Nation, Inuit, or Métis communities
  • leadership to advance Indigenous education, either inside or outside of a university setting
  • high academic achievement

Longboat Scholars can receive the award more than once, but must re-apply each year. 

Deadline to apply for this scholarship: February 21, 2018

 

Watch Longboat Scholar Kaitlin Debicki as she addresses the graduating class at Fall 2017  Convocation