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Seven Confederation College Students are Proud Recipients of this Year’s National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Bursaries

by NationTalk on March 8, 2012515 Views

(March, 8 2012) – A few Confederation College students can breathe a little bit easier when it comes to paying for their education. Recipients of this year’s National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) bursaries were awarded to seven students from Confederation College this year.

“All of us at Confederation College are very proud of all our students and we want to see them reach their full potential,” said College President Jim Madder. “Bursaries like these support our students in the pursuit of their career.”The NAAF student bursary recipients are as follows:

• Karla Kakegamic – Business-Human Resources
• Nathan LaBrie – Aviation Flight Management
• Sheldon Legaree – Business Accounting
• Kaiya Morriseau-Ferguson – Child & Youth Worker
• Lexie Solomon – Developmental Service Worker
• Patrick Levesque – Practical Nursing

Patrick Levesque, Practical Nursing student and bursary recipient said, “This bursary is going to help me so much, I couldn’t be happier for all of us.

“I am so happy to have been considered by NAAF for this bursary,” said Sheldon Legaree, Business Accounting student. “I am really excited about what the future has in store.”

The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation is the largest supporter of aboriginal education outside of the Federal Government. To date, the NAAF has awarded more than $42.7 million and over 11,500 bursaries and scholarships to First Nation, Inuit and Metis students.


For more information, please contact Sue Prodaniuk, Director of Communications, (807) 475-6139

Confederation College has been serving the citizens of Northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has eight regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa.

Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 11,400 combined full and part time students per year and currently has a total of 600 full and part time employees. Confederation’s regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $ 800 million annually.

The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) is a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to provide aboriginal people, and youth with the tools and programs required to help reach their full potential.

To date the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation has awarded more than $42.7 million in scholarships and bursaries to First Nation, Inuit and Metis students making them the largest supporter of aboriginal education outside of the federal government.

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