Student Awards

Graduate Awards

The Rathlyn Fellowship

Deadline: October 13, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of the Rathlyn Foundation, the Indigenous Studies Program and McGill Institute for the Study of Canada is pleased to offer one fellowship for $25,000 to a deserving Indigenous student currently enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral program at McGill University in 2017-2018. The applicant’s research must focus on some aspect of the study of Canada. Based on progress reports and participation in the activities of the Institute, the award is renewable.

The Rathlyn Fellowship Application

Undergraduate Awards

Best Paper in Indigenous Studies 

This award recognizes the most thought-provoking essay written by an undergraduate student in an Indigenous Studies Program course. Please note that the paper must come from a class that has an INDG course code. Papers will be nominated by a professor or teaching assistant. The award is valued at $500. It will be chosen at the end of the academic year.

Indigenous Community Engagement Award

This award is to recognize a dedicated and passionate undergraduate Indigenous student at McGill University who has shown distinguished leadership and involvement in an Indigenous community, organization, and/or community based-initiative. All activities on or off campus and paid or volunteer will be considered. The award is valued at $500 and is designed for a graduating student. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Please send applications to indigenous.studies [at]

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