As part of the path to reconciliation, we’ve taken steps to put our Indigenous Relations Policy into practice. We’ve partnered with two post-secondary institutions in Alberta, arranging for grants and scholarships available to Indigenous students to help their reach their education and career goals.
Earlier this year, we announced our partnership with NorQuest College, where we arranged for two scholarships of $1,000.00 each to any NorQuest credit program. Successful applicants will be those with Indigenous Heritage (First Nation status or non-status, Metis, or Inuit), with an academic standing of 75% or higher, and who have supplied a personal letter describing their education and career goals. These scholarships are now open for application.
We’re also partnering with NAIT, and will be offering an additional two $1,000 grants for the 2023/2024 disbursement year. The first grant will be made available to Indigenous students enrolled in the Power Engineering Program, while the second will be available to those in the skilled trades, enrolled in the Electrician, Plumber or Carpentry programs. These grants will be open for application soon, so those who are eligible and interested should keep an eye out for them HERE. Again, the successful applicants will be Canadian citizens with First Nations status or non-status, Metis, or Inuit heritage.
We are very excited to be able to announce these grants in conjunction with National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day for highlighting and celebrating the history and heritage of Canada’s First Nations Peoples.
We wish all applicants the best of luck and hope our contributions help you reach your goals.