Indspire’s Former President and CEO Roberta Jamieson Uses $50,000 Lynn Factor Stand Up For Kids National Award to Create Bursary
January 25, 2021.
Indspire is pleased to announce that former President and CEO Roberta Jamieson has generously given her 2020 Lynn Factor Stand Up For Kids Award from the Children’s Aid Foundation to Indspire, creating a bursary which will enable First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students to achieve their highest potential through education.
The newly created $50,000.00 Dudah Cares (DML) Bursary will be managed and distributed through Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards program, and the amount will be matched by funds from the Government of Canada.
Preference will be given to Indigenous post-secondary students who have been raised by their grandparents or extended family, to students who have been “in care,” and then to those students studying in fields that support children’s mental health such as child and family services, child and youth care, child and youth counselling, and child studies.
The creation of the Dudah Cares (DML) Bursary symbolizes Roberta Jamieson’s ongoing determination to create systemic change for Indigenous youth, and to establish equal access to educational opportunities that will not only change the lives of students, but their families, communities, and Canada.
“Every Indigenous child enters this world with unique gifts and talents,” says Jamieson. “This bursary will support those who face particular challenges, enabling them to share their gifts, to realize their potential and to soar.”
Indspire is an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire provides financial awards, delivers programs and shares resources so that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students will achieve their highest potential. Anchored by its mission and mandate, Indspire’s North Star vision is that, within a generation, every Indigenous student will graduate. In 2019-2020, Indspire provided over $17.8 million through 5,124 bursaries and scholarships to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada. For more information, visit indspire.ca.
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