A supportive environment for First Nations students
Dalhousie welcomes students of Native ancestry to discover outstanding educational opportunities that will inspire you and help shape your future. At Dalhousie, you’ll find many other students who share your Native background. You’ll also find personal and educational support services that will help make your university education the best it can be.
The Native Post Secondary Education Counselling Unit assists Native students. A division of the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq Education Department, it’s open to all Native students in the greater Metro area.
We can help you form support networks in studies relating to arts, sciences, law and health. We also host social activities, including potlucks, cultural events and information sessions.
Visit our office to enjoy some coffee or tea, take advantage of academic advising, and meet other Native students.
6286 South Street, 2nd Floor
Telephone: (902) 494-8863
Fax: (902) 494-3875
We’re committed to helping you find ways to fund your education. Below are a few scholarships available specifically for Native students. For a complete listing of scholarships and bursaries, please contact our office or visit Money Matters.
Apart from Dalhousie’s regular merit-based entrance scholarships, some are specifically for Native students:
First Nations & Indigenous Black Students Scholarships (Undergraduate)
- $3,000 renewable entrance scholarships
- available to First Nations and Indigenous Black students from the Maritime provinces
Nova Scotia Black and First Nations Graduate Entrance Scholarships
- $15,000 renewable scholarships
- available to Nova Scotia Black and First Nations graduate students (master’s or doctoral level)
Morris Saffron Award
- available to Status or Non-Status Native graduates of Dalhousie’s Transition Year Program
The University of King’s College scholarships
- available specifically for Native students studying at the University of King’s College, including the Dr. Carrie Best Scholarship, the Alumni Media Scholarship, and the ATV Media Scholarship
Dalhousie can also help all eligible students financially through non-repayable bursaries.