Academic Perseverance Scholarships

Native Montreal, in partnership with Fonds 1804, is proud to offer scholarships ranging from $250 to $500 to encourage Indigenous high school students to stay in school.                                      

Are you?

  • An Indigenous youth striving to stay in school?
  • A parent of an Indigenous child or youth wanting to encourage your child to pursue his or her studies?
  • An Indigenous adult persevering to stay in high school?

This scholarship is for you!

"For young people who are persevering in their studies, a scholarship is often the first unexpected recognition that fosters self-confidence. The Fonds 1804 scholarships are a factor to empowerment, awareness and encouragement.” - Fonds 1804

Admission Criteria:

  • The candidate must be enrolled in a secondary school, in a general or special education program, recognized by the Ministry of Education;
  • The candidate has demonstrated perseverance and a sustained effort throughout the school year;
  • The candidate must be continuing her or his studies the year following the reception of the scholarship or have obtained a DES or DEP during the year in question.
  • The recipient must also participate in the Fonds 1804 Gala on June 3rd, 2018 at the Palais des congrès.

Registration (Deadline: end of May) 

  • Call us and we will fill out the registration form with you and support your nomination! 
  • Or you can register yourself or your child by clicking here
  • You must act quickly, scholarships are limited. 

Contact Alicia at 514 331-6587 ext 205 or by email at

**When applying as a candidate, on the first page where you must indicate the name of school or organization please write Native Montreal as the organization as we have bursaries that are put aside for our members**

What is the Fonds 1804?
It is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to students, particularly those from ethnocultural minorities, who have persistent in their studies despite difficulties encountered in their academic career. Since its inception three years ago, the Fonds 1804 has awarded 230 scholarships. To find out more, click here

First Nation scholarships for years to come
Our partnership with Fonds 1804 will enable us to submit nominations each year for scholarships reserved for Aboriginal people who are doing their best to stay in school. We believe that as an urban Aboriginal community, it is vital that we rally around our young people to speak about the importance of making an effort, persevering, and of the benefits of a high school education as well as the risks of dropping out.