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Whether you are new to the city, or new to St. Lawrence College, the transition to postsecondary education can sometimes be overwhelming. The Eagle Learning Café, located in Room 33400 on the Kingston campus and in Room A103 on the Cornwall campus, is a comfortable space for Aboriginal students to relax, study, or interact with other Aboriginal students.

Eagle Learning Cafe logoThe Aboriginal Postsecondary Education and Training (PSET) bursary application is now available. You do not need proof of status to apply; you may simply self-identify as being of Aboriginal heritage (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit). Other eligibility criteria are outlined on the application.

Completed applications must be handed in to Mary Ann Lyons (Room 33400) on the Kingston Campus, Shirley Chaisson (Room A103) on the Cornwall campus, or Maggie Lance (Room 202) on the Brockville campus by Friday, November 29, 2013. Brockville and Kingston students may direct any questions to Mary Ann Lyons mlyons@sl.on.ca.  Cornwall students may contact Shirley Chaisson schaisson@sl.on.ca. Apply now!  Application

The Eagle Learning Café features:

  • Aboriginal resources
  • Computers
  • Enlarged screen for use with laptops
  • Areas for work and relaxation

Aboriginal Advisor Mary Ann Lyons is available to assist First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students on all three campuses by e-mail or phone, as well as in person where possible. Status is not required for college-related services; students need only self-identify as having Aboriginal ancestry.

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Watch our video on aboriginal supports at St. Lawrence College. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP3R1oImE74  (this is on our youtube channel).

The Aboriginal Advisor can provide:

  • Support with application and transition processes
  • Information about Aboriginal bursaries, scholarships, and other funding support, including band funding
  • Referrals to all college services and resources
  • Information about community services and resources
  • Social and cultural events at the Eagle Learning Café
  • Links to community social and cultural events
  • A safe environment in which to discuss and resolve issues important to Aboriginal students
  • Ongoing mentoring  opportunities among students
  • Opportunities for student feedback
  • Information about job opportunities of interest to Aboriginal students

Aboriginal youth are the fastest growing population in Canada. Having a college education provides the best possible chance of achieving a rewarding career.

You are not alone! Let us help ease your transition to St. Lawrence College and enrich your entire college experience.

Additional Aboriginal Bursaries:
The Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of more than 680 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada, offered by governments, universities and colleges, private and public companies, individual Canadians, organizations and others. Visit the site http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/bursaries

For more information:
Mary Ann Lyons
Aboriginal Student Advisor
St. Lawrence College
Eagle Learning Café, Room 33400, Kingston Campus
613-544-5400 ext. 1551
mlyons@sl.on.ca

Aboriginal Community Links (sites will open in a new tab or window):