Who is eligible?
The Settlement is for each Day Scholar who attended an Indian Residential School (IRS) during the day only (but did not sleep there overnight) is eligible to apply for a $10,000 Day Scholar Compensation Payment.
In cases where a Day Scholar has died on or after May 30, 2005, a claim can be submitted on behalf of a deceased Day Scholar by the estate Executor/Administrator/Trustee/Liquidator, or if there is no estate Executor/Administrator/Trustee/Liquidator, the highest priority living heir.
For a list of Indian Residential Schools which had, or might have had Day Scholars, please see Schedule E. The list of IRSs that had, or could have had Day Scholars, and that are included in the settlement can also be found in the Long Form Notice. The full list is divided into two:
- List 1, which includes IRSs confirmed to have had Day Scholars; and
- List 2, which includes IRSs not known to have had Day Scholars
Survivor and Descendant Class Members (the natural or adopted children of Survivor Class Members) are also eligible to apply for funding from the Day Scholars Revitalization Fund to support healing, wellness, education, language, culture, and commemoration.