Indigenous Student Technology Fund

Details

What: Apply for financial support to aid your online learning experience

Who: All Indigenous students (First Nations, Métis and Inuit)

Award: Within a single twelve-month time period, students will be awarded funding only once. The maximum amount available to eligible students is $500

For example, if a student applies in May and is funded, they will not be eligible to receive ISTF funds until May of the following year.

How: Before applying for ISTF, please ensure that you have reviewed the information on this page, and have opened and read the ISTF Eligibility Requirements

Application

Prior to submitting your application, we strongly encourage you to consider the following:

  • Successful applications must demonstrate a need for support in the provision of technology, including laptops, tablets, computer software, and peripheral needs as it relates to coursework.
  • Successful applications must provide details about their learning-specific needs, and express how financial support would benefit students in reaching their goals. 
  • Fund distribution is competitive. Applicants should ensure their application is thorough, in-depth, has been proofread and does not have spelling or grammatical errors.

If you have any questions about the application process, please email writingsymbolslodge@ucalgary.ca.

Application details

Application Deadline: Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on the 10th day of each month.*

Successful applicants will be notified by email with disbursement information.

*Please note, there will be no application submissions in either April or December.

Application Tips: Fund distribution is competitive. Applicants should ensure their application is thorough, goes into depth on each question asked, has been proofread and does not have spelling or grammatical errors. We encourage applicants to review an example of a strong ISTF application on this page. It is the responsibility of the applicant to know and adhere to all eligibility requirements.

Application Review: ISTF Applications are reviewed by Writing Symbols Lodge staff.