This scholarship was established by the Native Law Students Association of Canada in 1981. It provides four awards of $250 each, to be paid each year to students of Aboriginal Canadian ancestry entering second or third year of law school in Canada. This scholarship is awarded in honour of Roger Carter, Q.C., founder of the Program of Legal Studies for Native People in 1973 and the Native Law Centre in 1975. He was Director of the Centre until 1981.
The students receiving the awards are to be selected by a committee of Trustees of the Scholarship Trust Fund, made up of four Aboriginal law graduates and a representative of the University of Saskatchewan Native Law Centre.
The criteria that the committee is to apply in arriving at its decision is as follows:
- The student’s academic record in his or her law studies.
- The student’s past and expected contribution to furthering the needs, concerns and aspirations of Aboriginal people and their communities in Canada.
- The student must be entering second or third year law.
Applications should include a cover letter, transcripts of marks in law schook, and a resume of career and education.
Students interested should apply in writing to:
The Scholarship Committee
Native Law Centre, University of Saskatchewan
160 Law Building, 15 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK 57A 5A6
The deadline for this application is July 31.
(Winner(s) will be posted on the Native Law Centre website and law deans will be advised).