Students for Canada's North

The Students for Canada’s North (SCN) Program provides funding for students to participate in service learning projects in Northern and Aboriginal communities. 

The SCN Program objectives are:

  • To increase the knowledge exchange, skills, career experience and networks of uOttawa, Northern and Aboriginal students
  • To enhance the ability to plan and implement projects benefitting Northern and Aboriginal communities in the North 
  • To increase awareness among uOttawa students and the broader community of the challenges, opportunities and innovations in Aboriginal and Northern communities, and
  • To continue building on mutually beneficial campus-community relationships in areas of common interest

Take a look at a video on past projects of this scholarship.


uOttawa and local student involvement: Open to full-time or part-time students. Projects must involve at least one uOttawa student.  Projects preferably involve at least one high school student or recent graduate from the community where the project is being carried out.

Project Location:  SCN defines Northern Canada as the three territories plus Northern areas of BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador.  Priority will be given to projects involving First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.

Funding amount:  Total project funding varies depending on project scope, length and the number of uOttawa students involved, but can go to a maximum of $15,000 per project. The project must be led by at least one uOttawa student and the amount covers living and travel expenses for that student as well as the costs for a student or recently graduated student from the community to work as well as small some project materials related expenses. 

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