2011 NIEEF Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2011 NIEEF Scholarship recipients! We wish them all the best in their future endeavours! Learn more about NIEEF and the application process.


Sydney Jordan Paul from Kingsclear First Nation, NB accepting her NIEEF Scholarship from Cando President, Paul Donald.

Sabrina Jordan
Batchewana First Nation, ON
Community Economic Social Development Program, Algoma University

Sabrina is entering her last year in the C.E.S.D. Program at Algoma University. Sabrina’s experience in the program has guided her choice to further her education and pursue law school at Western University. Sabrina has overcome several obstacles in her life in order to accomplish academic success; those obstacles have shaped Sabrina into the person she is today. "The road to success is not easy,” Sabrina says, "and each obstacle I am able to overcome makes me stronger.”

Sydney Jordan Paul
Kingsclear First Nation, NB
Bachelor of Business Administration, University of New Brunswick

Sydney is enrolled in the First Nations Business Administration Certificate Program at the Mi’kmaq Maliseet Institute at the University of New Brunswick. Sydney plans on going on to completing her degree in the Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Economic Development & Accounting after completing her program. Sydney spends a lot of time doing volunteer work; some of the organizations she volunteers for include: First Nations Youth Business Summit, Mi’kmaq Maliseet Atlantic Youth Council, Mi’kmaq Maliseet Healing Networking Centre and her own community, Kingsclear. Sydney hopes to continue working with her community because it is a passion of hers to help build a stronger community.

Crystal Smallface
Blood Tribe, AB
Finance / Human Resources & Labour Relations, University of Lethbridge

Crystal is currently a student at the Faculty of Management, University of Lethbridge with two majors: the first is in Finance and the second is in Human Resources & Labour Relations. Crystal is always polite and encouraging with her peers; her demonstrated skills and talents for both, tasks and people which resulted in her being appointed to leadership roles within her class. Academically, Crystal is always in the top quartile of the class.