John J. Sark Memorial Scholarships

The scholarship program was established in the name of distinguished Mi'kmaq Islander John James Sark in September 2009. He earned a post-secondary education at St. Dunstan's University, and was the Island's first Mi'kmaq teacher.

What is the scholarship?

The program awards three $1,000 scholarships to Aboriginal students at the University of Prince Edward Island.  

Who qualifies for the scholarship?

To be eligible for the scholarships, the applicant must be:

  • Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis or Inuit)
  • Registered in full time in an undergraduate studies program at UPEI

Students will be reviewed based on their level of involvement and leadership in their aboriginal community, as detailed in a personal statement with supporting reference letters and additional material as outline on the application form.

How do I apply?

Download the application form and submit it to the UPEI Scholarships and Awards Committee. 

Contact Us

Telephone: (902) 368-6895


Published date: 
September 22, 2023