The Nellie Makokis Carlson Commemorative Student Award honours indigenous activist Nellie Makois Carlson and all she has done for Indigenous rights. We celebrate her memory by awarding three hard-working mothers and/or primary caregivers who are working towards making a better future for their children.

Three successful applicants will be chosen for an award of $1,000.00 each.


Applicant must be:

  • a single mother, Two-Spirit, or gender-diverse person
  • attending a post-secondary institute
  • of Indigenous descent
  • able to demonstrate financial need

To apply:

  • Complete the application form
  • Provide proof of post-secondary enrollment
  • Write an essay of 250 words maximum

Application deadline is July 9, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

Application Form