About the FNIGC National Student Bursary
Established in 2011, FNIGC’s National Student Bursary is awarded annually to outstanding First Nations students enrolled in a post-secondary institution (university or college) in health, social sciences, applied sciences, or studying issues related to helping First Nations achieve data sovereignty.
Since it was established nearly a decade ago, FNIGC’s bursary program has awarded more than $23,000 to 15 First Nations post-secondary students across Canada.
“FNIGC’s National Student Bursary is intended to make First Nations students’ lives a little easier while they are away at school” says Bonnie Healy, Chair of the FNIGC Board of Directors. “We understand the disproportionate number of barriers our students face when it comes to completing their education. Our hope is that this bursary will reduce some of the stress and allow them to focus on their studies.”
For 2019, FNIGC will grant up to four $2,500 bursaries to qualifying First Nations students, as well as free registration (a $250 value) to The Fundamentals of OCAP®, FNIGC’s online training program that helps students, researchers, government, and others better understand the First Nations principles of ownership, control, access, and possession as they relate to data sovereignty, information governance, and ethical community-based research.
The application deadline for the 2019 FNIGC National Student Bursary ended on November 29, 2019. The recepients of the 2019 FNIGC National Student Bursary will be announced in early 2020.
For more information on the bursary application process, contact Erin Corston, Senior Advisor, Partnerships & Capacity, at 613-733-1916 ext. 128 or at ecorston [at] fnigc [dot] ca.
For more information on FNIGC, visit FNIGC.ca or contact Brad Mackay, Manager, Communications, at 613-733-1916 ext. 109 or bmackay [at] fnigc [dot] ca.