Our principle Pimȃcihowin refers to making a living, and we understand education and continued learning are essential ingredients in doing so. We also know training, upgrading and education programs cost money. That’s why we established our First Nations Scholarship Awards Program.
Each year our program awards more than $90,000 in scholarships to Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (SIIT) students and $5,000 to one Indigenous, full-time academic student who demonstrates extraordinary commitment to Indigenous culture, their community and their own education.
Hear what Andre has to say about receiving the 2019 Paul Favel Scholarship.
We partner with SIIT and receive matching funding from the province in awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships each year to about two dozen students across the province. We accept applications from June to the end of October. Why not give it a shot?
SIGA’s Paul Favel Scholarship
In 2018, we introduced the Justice Paul Favel Indigenous Award for Outstanding Leadership in Community Involvement. The annual $5,000 award goes to an Indigenous student in a full-time academic program who best exemplifies Justice Favel’s Indigenous activism and determination to represent the spirt of Indigenous people. Justice Favel is a member of Poundmaker Cree Nation, a federal court judge and Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.
If you’re an Indigenous student who meets these academic qualifications and you’re demonstrating a strong commitment to Indigenous culture, your community, and your own education, you may be eligible for this game-changing scholarship. Applications open each spring!
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