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Applications now being accepted for the First Nations Information Governance Centre 2014 National Post-Secondary Student Bursary

by mmnationtalk on August 5, 20142043 Views


Applications now being accepted for the First Nations Information Governance Centre 2014 National Post-Secondary Student Bursary

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce that applications for its 2014 National Post-Secondary Student Bursary are now being accepted.

The FNIGC is awarding two (2) $1,000 bursaries for the 2014 – 2015 school year to First Nation students pursuing degrees in the field of epidemiology, population health, statistics, or information management technology. The deadline for applications is Monday, August 29, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

The FNIGC is a First Nations organization mandated to serve the information, research and training needs of First Nations. As Canada’s premier source of information about First Nations people living on reserve and in northern communities, FNIGC is committed to improving the health and well-being of people living in our 633 First Nations communities across the country. 

FNIGC recognizes that real change can come through sound, culturally relevant policy making, but only if it’s supported by quality information — information that is collected by First Nations people for First Nations people.

For more information please see the Bursary guidelines below, or visit


Eligible First Nation post-secondary students must complete an application (see below) and submit two (2) 300-word essays on topics chosen from the list below:

  1. Please explain how credible, relevant data benefits First Nations people and communities.
  2. Please describe what information governance means to First Nations people.
  3. Describe what OCAP™ is, and why it’s important to First Nations.
  4. Explain why information is an important resource in the 21st century.
  5. Discuss some of the barriers to the implementation of OCAP™ in non-First Nations organizations. 

Essays must be double-spaced, on 8 ½” by 11” format and compatible with Microsoft Word.

Essays and applications can be submitted electronically (via email to or in hard-copy, to the address below. 

  • Completed application packages must be received by Monday, August 29, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EST.
  • All fields on the application form must be completed in order for applications to be accepted.
  • Scholarship winners will be announced by September 30, 2014 and posted on FNIGC’s website. 
  • Applications are subject to verification for eligibility.
  • By submitting an application the winner consents to the use of his/her name and address (City/First Nation only) and a recent photograph in any related publicity.
  • Previous FNIGC scholarship/bursary recipients are not eligible to apply.


Who can apply for the Bursary?
Any First Nations citizen/member who is currently enrolled in college or university in a  full- or part-time capacity, and is pursuing a degree in the field of epidemiology, population health, statistics or information management technology.  

What is the award?
Two (2) recipients will receive a monetary award of $1,000.00 (One Thousand Dollars).

What is the deadline for submitting an application?
The deadline is 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday, August 29, 2014. Applications can be made via email, regular mail, fax, courier delivery, or in person. 

Where do I send my application?
Applications should be sent to:

Ms. Angela Ashawasegai
The First Nations Information Governance Centre
170 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 904
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V5
Fax:  613-231-7072
1-613-733-1916 (ext. 100)
Toll Free:  1-866-997-6248 

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