Post Secondary

Post Secondary Student Assistance Program

The objective of the Student Assistance Program is to assist the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation members and community members to gain access to post-secondary education.

Member and community member applicants may refer to the Education Assistance Program, Policy and Procedures (2019) to learn more about eligible types of post-secondary assistance and application procedures. 

There are three annual application deadlines for post-secondary assistance:

June 1 for programs that start in the Fall semester (September)

November 1 for programs that start in the Winter semester (January)

March 15 for programs that start in the Spring semester (May)

Post-Secondary Graduate Employment Subsidy Program

This program will help recent MSIFN post-secondary graduates obtain employment experience in their respective fields through the provision of a temporary wage subsidy to employers.  The MSIFN, in partnership with the Ogemawahj Tribal Training and Employment Resources program (OTTER), will subsidize the employment of eligible graduates on an annual basis.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis (approvals are first-come, first-serve).  MSIFN graduates may access the policy guidelines and application procedures for this program on the Member's Portal.

Special Requests for Education Outreach Program

The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN) will accept requests for partial financial assistance from post-secondary students, excluding those who are eligible or in receipt of assistance through the MSIFN Education Assistance Program.  This financial assistance is made possible by the Maada'ookii Donations Committee, the charitable arm of the Great Blue Heron Charity Casino.  The purpose of the program is to assist the non-MSIFN post-secondary students who are experiencing a shortfall in their education funds.  The assistance is not intended to cover all education costs.

Special Requests for Education Outreach Application Package (PDF Version)

Contact for Education:

Julie Pigeon
Phone: 905-244-6686