OCAD University

Scotiabank Indigenous Bursary

The Scotiabank Student Bursary provides financial assistance to students. The Bursary is intended to be used toward standard tuition, student fees, books and materials. Four awards of $8,800 each will be distributed annually for the first 4 years of the scholarship with two awards of $8,800 each awarded in year 5 of the program to Indigenous students who are attending OCAD University.

Awards Criteria

Awards Category: Post-Secondary
Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1
Program of Study: Any program at OCAD University
Level of Study: Any
Indigenous Affiliation: Any


Accerta Graduate Health Studies Scholarship

AccertaClaim Servicorp Inc. (Accerta) donated to OCAD University. Accerta’s donation will be used in the form of a scholarship: the Accerta Graduate Health Studies Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to support Indigenous students in the Design for Health (MDes) graduate program. Peter Owsiany, President & CEO says “As a certified B Corp, Accerta’s purpose and mission is to enable healthcare equality for all Canadians. Our desired outcome is this grant will provide the ability for an Indigenous student to assist in improving the healthcare delivery services to the Indigenous people of Canada.”

The Design for Health program, the only health focused MDes in Canada, combines critical thinking, in-depth research skills and an active studio practice. As such, our students graduate as design professionals who have flexible and transferable skills to meet pressing and complex health design challenges, including: increases in chronic diseases; an aging population; health inequities; social and environmental determinants of health; growing cultural diversity; patient-centered health care planning and delivery; and the spread of digital health and wellness technologies.

Awards Criteria

Awards Category: Post-Secondary
Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1
Program of Study: Design for Health at OCAD University
Level of Study: Graduate
Indigenous Affiliation: Any