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Ardoch Algonquin First Nation Bursary and Scholarship Program

by NationTalk on April 8, 2007565 Views

General Information: Ardoch Algonquin First Nation has begun a fundraising drive through WATE Community and Cultural Development Services to provide bursaries and scholarships to members of the community who are pursuing postsecondary education or training in a college, university, or other training or educational program. These bursaries and scholarships are contingent on funding but we do expect to be able to provide modest funds to members on a year to year basis. This year’s bursaries and scholarships will be announced at the annual Wild Game Dinner and the funds will be available for students at the start of classes in the fall.

Application Process: Members of the community may apply by filling out the form below and e-mailing it back to the scholarship and bursary program at the following e-mail account: aafna.scholarships@hotmail.comApplication Due Date: All applications are due by May 1, 2007. Applications received after this date will not be considered for this year’s bursaries or scholarships.

Requirements: Students are required to use the funds they receive to support postsecondary training or education. This includes tuition, housing, books and materials, and other related expenses. Members who use the funds for purposes other than those expenses related to their pursuit of postsecondary training or education will jeopardize their chances for future awards.

Community Involvement: Ka-Pishkawandemin, The Family Head’s Council is determined to support the post-secondary education and training for members of the community so that they can attend college, university, training school, or other educational programs. This determination on the part of the Council is the result of many years of struggling to articulate the autonomy and sovereignty of the community and of Indigenous peoples in general. The Council will do its best to provide these bursaries and scholarships for community members so that they can pursue higher education and hopefully bring those graduates with their knowledge and skills back to the community to help with the future development of the community. The goal is a safe and sustainable community with a distinct identity as Algonquin people. Our children are the key to making that happen so we want to provide as much support as we can while they are in postsecondary education.

Note: Students who receive a bursary or scholarship should be willing to support their community by volunteering to be available for various events, gatherings, and fundraising initiatives throughout the year. If distance prevents a student from volunteering to work in person at an event, there are other ways of helping that can be arranged. Community participation will also be one of the things that the postsecondary committee considers when making final decisions on bursary or scholarship applications in the future.

Members of the community may apply by filling out the form below and e-mailing it back to the scholarship and bursary program at the following e-mail account: aafna.scholarships@hotmail.com

*Note: Be sure to e-mail your application prior to May 1, 2007. You may also fax your application to Membership: 1-613-375-6485.

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