Indigenous Bar Association

The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) is a national professional organization for First Nation, Inuit and Métis persons trained in the field of law. Its membership is comprised of Indigenous lawyers (practicing and non-practicing), judges, law professors, legal consultants and academics, elders, articling clerks and law students, including graduate and postgraduate law students. The IBA is a not-for-profit federal corporation mandated, among other things, to promote the advancement of legal and social justice for Indigenous peoples in Canada, as well as the reform of laws and policies affecting Indigenous peoples.

The scholarship is provided by the Indigenous Bar Association Law Student Scholarship Foundation, a charitable organization formed by the IBA in honour of Ronald Peigan.

Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) Scholarship

Three scholarships will be awarded to students that have completed at least one year of Law or Legal Studies. Preference will be given to Indigenous students enrolled in law school. Students enrolled in other professional legal studies may also be considered for the scholarship (i.e. LL.M students, graduate students, and bar admission course students). All students receiving the Scholarship will also receive a certificate of recognition from the Indigenous Bar Association and be provided with funds directly from the IBA to attend its annual fall conference.

Awards Criteria

Awards Category: Post-Secondary
Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1
Program of Study: Law and legal studies
Level of Study: Any
Indigenous Affiliation: Any