Scholarships

* Scholarships are administered by the Native Law Centre

HARVEY BELL MEMORIAL PRIZE (for Native Graduates in Law)

This prize was established in memory of the late Harvey Bell, Q.C. It provides one or more awards up to $1,000 (at the discretion of the committee) to be paid each year, to one or more students of Native Canadian ancestry receiving his or her LL.B. degree in Canada. Mr. Bell practiced law in the City of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, for many years. During his lifetime he took a keen interest in Native people and their communities. In a variety of ways he sought to assist them.

The students receiving the awards are to be selected by a committee of not more than five members made up of representatives from the Indigenous Bar Association, Bell representatives and a representative of the University of Saskatchewan Native Law Centre.

The criteria which the committee is to apply in arriving at its decision is as follows:

(a) The probable contribution which the individual student might be expected to make, as a lawyer, in establishing the rights of Native people in Canada and towards the solution of problems faced by Native persons and their communities within the Canadian legal system.
(b) The student's academic record in his or her law studies.
(c) In the event that the committee, in considering the above criteria, is unable to reach a decision in judging between two or more eligible students then the committee may give preference to a student who is a Saskatchewan resident.

Students interested in applying for the prize should apply in writing to:

Research Director
Native Law Centre
University of Saskatchewan
Room 160 Law Building
15 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A6 Canada

Students should enclose a resume of their career and education. Letters of application should give information concerning the student's academic record (transcripts are required) and should also comment on those matters listed in (a). Letters of application should be sent by July 31st.


ROGER CARTER SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

This Scholarship was established by the Native Law Students Association of Canada in 1981. It provides four awards of $250 each, to be paid each year to students of Native Canadian ancestry entering second or third year of law school in Canada. This Scholarship is awarded in honour of Roger Carter, Q.C., founder of the Program of Legal Studies for Native People in 1973 and the Native Law Centre in 1975. He was Director of the Centre until 1981.

The students receiving the awards are to be selected by a committee of Trustees of the Scholarship Trust Fund, made up of four Aboriginal law graduates and a representative of the University of Saskatchewan Native Law Centre.

The criteria which the committee is to apply in arriving at its decision is as follows:

(a) The students' academic record in his or her law studies.
(b) The student's past and expected contribution to furthering the needs, concerns and aspirations of native people and their communities in Canada.
(c) The student must be entering second or third year law.

Students interested in applying for the Scholarship should apply in writing to:

Roger Carter Scholarship Trust Fund Committee
Native Law Centre
University of Saskatchewan
Room 160 Law Building
15 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A6 Canada

Students should enclose transcripts of their marks in law school and a resume of their career and education. The deadline date for applications is July 31st.


POUNDMAKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Poundmaker Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $750.00, is awarded annually to a status Indian student born in Saskatchewan. To be considered for the Scholarship a student must have completed two years of a direct entry teacher education program or now be in his/her third or fourth year of a four year program at the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina or the First Nations University of Canada.

The Poundmaker Memorial Scholarship was established through the generosity of Mrs. Eileen Bell of White Rock, British Columbia. Mrs. Bell taught in Saskatchewan for many years. Her husband practiced law in the Cut Knife and North Battleford areas of Saskatchewan.

In awarding the Scholarship, the Scholarship Committee will consider a student's academic performance, and a student's contributions and aspirations to the Indian community (see Guidelines [PDF]).

Students interested in the Scholarship should apply in writing to the following address by July 31:

Poundmaker Memorial Scholarship Committee
Native Law Centre
University of Saskatchewan
Room 160 Law Building
15 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK  S7N 5A6 Canada