We are proud to announce the creation of the BDO Canada Telfer MBA Aboriginal Scholarship.  

"BDO believes in cultivating the talent of tomorrow.  We also understand that for many deserving students, a post-secondary education is simply beyond reach.  To ensure more students get the opportunity to excel, we’ve established a scholarship in conjunction with the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management.  Designed to inspire and support outstanding Aboriginal students in the Telfer MBA program, the scholarship includes monetary assistance in addition to a 4-month paid internship at select BDO offices.  The goal of the scholarship is to provide an opportunity to an exceptional Aboriginal student interested in improving the economic well-being of Aboriginal communities." states BDO Partner, Harry Lake.

Since 2009, BDO has partnered with Telfer School to establish a public sector research fellowship, a public sector performance management research cluster and an MSc scholarship.  BDO’s partnership with Telfer also includes scholarships and CO-OP placements for students in the undergraduate BCom accounting program.  

When asked why this scholarship is so meaningful to the Telfer School, MBA Program Director Gregory Richards says, “We expect that our MBAs will have an impact once they graduate, and it’s great to be able to offer a scholarship that will provide assistance to students focused on working in our Aboriginal communities. We are so thankful to BDO for their leadership on this initiative”.

In order to be eligible for this $30,000 admission scholarship, students who apply to the MBA program at the Telfer School of Management must submit a 500-word letter explaining why they believe they are the ideal candidate for the scholarship. This letter is to be submitted with the program application. For more information, please contact the Graduate Studies Office by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 613-562-5884.

BDO Canada LLP is one of many organizations who continue to stay connected with and give back to the Telfer School to support the programs and projects that matter most to them, while helping the School achieve its goals.

Across a diverse range of projects and programs, the top priorities for the Telfer School’s fundraising campaign are to transform how we learn; invest in globalization; generate new knowledge; foster experiential learning; support scholarships and fund emerging strategic priorities.