SIGA’s Justice Paul Favel Indigenous Award for Outstanding Leadership in Community Involvement

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority is pleased to offer this scholarship award of $5,000, which will be presented to an Indigenous student in a full-time academic program, who is studying at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, First Nations University of Canada, University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, or Gabriel Dumont Institute. The award will honour a student who has shown tremendous commitment to Indigenous culture, their community and their own education. The chosen student will exemplify the qualities that Justice Paul Favel has demonstrated over his career, including a commitment to Indigenous activism and to representing the spirit of Indigenous people.

Judge Favel has served as Deputy Chief Commissioner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission since 2011 and as a member of the Oversight Committee on the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement since 2010.

Justice Favel is a member of the Poundmaker Cree Nation and former partner at McKercher LLP in Saskatoon. He was appointed by the Canadian Department of Justice and began his role as a federal court judge on December 11, 2017.

Application Deadlines

As of May 12, 2019, applications are closed!

All applicants will be notified via email by the end of June and the successful applicant will be notified by telephone.

More information

For questions about your Paul Favel Scholarship application, please visit SIGAScholarships.ca, or contact SIGA Community Investment at Scholarships@SIGA.sk.ca, or 306-477-7557.

Past recipients

2018 Paul Favel Indigenous Award – Samantha Waditaka. Read the media release.


Resources:  For Other Educational Institution Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards:

First Nations University of Canada Scholarships and Awards
First Nations University of Canada students are eligible for all awards offered by the First Nations University of Canada and the University of Regina.

Indspire Bursuries & Scholarships
Through its “Building Brighter Futures” program, Indspire is the largest supporter of Indigenous education outside of the federal government of Canada.

SAMS (Student Awards Management System) – University of Regina
An online tool that you can use to search for and apply for awards at the University of Regina. 

U of S Scholarship, Bursaries and Awards – University of Saskatchewan
An online tool that you can use to search, and apply for awards at the University of Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus.

Other Scholarship, Bursaries and Awards Search Engines:

Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool – Government of Canada
The Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of more than 750 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada, offered by governments, universities and colleges, private and public companies, individual Canadians, organizations and others. The majority of bursaries on this list target Aboriginal students but could vary by group such as First Nation, Métis or Inuit. Also, some bursaries are specific to a region, place of residence, a school, or a field of study.

This is a scholarship and award matching service that is free of charge. Students will need to register an account and can find money and support to help fund their post-secondary education.

This is an extensive database of scholarships across Canada that is free of charge. Students will need to register an account and can find money and support to help fund their post-secondary education.