CONNECTING YOUR POST SECONDARY EDUCATION TO THE FINANCIAL RESOURCES YOU NEED
The National Indigenous Economic Education Foundation (NIEEF) is a charitable organization of Cando providing scholarships, training and research funding to students involved in Indigenous community economic development.
The NIEEF Indigenous Scholarships ($2,000 each) will be awarded to 3 successful applicants at Cando’s upcoming Annual National Conference & AGM.
Selection is based on passing Grade 12 marks or post secondary GPA (Grade Point Average). Please review eligibility requirements carefully.
- Priority will be given to students enrolled in one of the Cando accredited institutions
- Must be a current Cando Student member
- Attending or currently enrolled as a full-time student in a post-secondary institution
- Proof of Indigenous ancestry
- Studying in the fields of: Business Administration / Economics, Business Finance, Business Management, Natural Resources or CED
To qualify for this scholarship, please submit the following:
- Completed NIEEF Scholarship Application Form
- Cover letter outlining a personal introduction, educational level achieved to date and your community involvement
- A copy of the most recent official transcripts
- Proof of current enrollment
- Two (2) Letters of Support
- Essay describing career goals & aspirations
- Proof of Indigenous Ancestry
- Completed Cando Student Membership Form ($25+applicable taxes)
Deadline to apply - July 31, 2019.
Mail completed scholarship application to:
NIEEF Scholarship Recipients for 2018
Inspiring Success - Time management is key for mother who also juggles work and schooling
Rosemarie Hill is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology.
Rosemarie Hill has become an expert in time management.
For starters, the 39-year-old member of Cook’s Ferry Indian Band in British Columbia is a single mother of four. Her oldest child is 13 while her youngest is just one.
Hill is also working part-time as a receptionist in Merritt, B.C. for the Nicola Tribal Association, which represents seven First Nations, including her own.
Plus she’s also a full-time student now at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. The Merritt-based school is British Columbia’s Aboriginal post-secondary institute.
Inspiring Success - Indigenous scholarship winner pursuing Master’s degree
Courtney Bear, a member of Manitoba's Peguis First Nation, is currently pursuing her Master's degree at the University of Winnipeg.
Courtney Bear is keen to make a difference.
The 33-year-old, a member of Manitoba’s Peguis First Nation, is currently pursuing her Master’s degree via the Development Practice program from the University of Winnipeg.
“I know the importance of education,” she said. “It will help me be successful.”
Bear, a mother of six children ranging in age from eight months to 17 years old, eventually wants to work with Indigenous people who have experienced hardship.
Bear certainly knows what that is all about.
Inspiring Success - PhD and law school might be in future for Cree student
Though she's in her first year Master's course, Taylor Wilson is already considering future options, including a PhD and law schoo
Taylor Wilson has some rather lofty ambitions.
But the 24-year-old, a member of Manitoba’s Fisher River Cree Nation, is not quite sure where life will be taking her in the coming years.
“I’m passionate about human rights law,” Wilson said. “I’d love to potentially go to law school.”
Wilson graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology in 2016. She also met all of the requirements to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Resolution but the university does not offer a double major option.