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First Nation People’s Scholarship Fund Submission Deadline is April 15

by NationTalk on April 9, 2008492 Views

Background Information

The First Nations People’s Scholarship Fund was established by an anonymous donor in 2005 to provide financial assistance to enable students from the First Nations in Grey and Bruce to pursue their studies in post secondary education.Criteria

The income available, from the First Nation People’s Scholarship Fund, is to be distributed to those wishing to further their post secondary education with priority going to:

Chippewas of Nawash
Saugeen First Nations
First Nation’s People living off the reserves in Grey and Bruce Counties
Applicant must be registered with a recognized college or university for the upcoming school year.
The Community Foundation encourages the participation of other funding agencies, and might consider matching or challenging grants to stimulate such participation.
Selection Procedure
All applications for the First Nations People’s Scholarship will be reviewed after April 15th to determine their eligibility. It is important to fill out the application in full as incomplete applications will be rejected. All eligible applications will be reviewed in concert with John Landen, the Band Chiefs in conjunction and/or education administrators. Funds will be distributed to educational institutions and organizational sponsor only.

Additional information may be requested. Grantees will be required to enter into an agreement with the Community Foundation which sets out the terms of the award.

Note: scholarships will be available for more than one student. Successful candidates will be contacted by a representative of the Community Foundation Grey Bruce.

Requirements

Applicants must fill out the following form. Mail 2 copies of the completed application form to the address or fax to the number below
A follow-up report is required at the end of the school year outlining accomplishments
If the student is not accepted in a course at college/university or if the student drops out of the course, the grant must be returned to Community Foundation Grey Bruce.

Note: applications may be submitted for each year that the student is attending the media course at college/university

In order to be considered, applications must be received by April 15th of the current year at:

By Mail:

Community Foundation Grey Bruce
P.O. Box 81
Owen Sound, ONN4K 5P1
By Fax: (519) 470-4744

Download Application Form (pdf) – 16 kb

Further information can be obtained at or 519-371-7203, or the First Nations Educational Officer.

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