The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation announced that Great-West Life has agreed to develop financial support for Aboriginal students totaling $1150,000 between 2009-2012. Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life will contribute $50,000 annually over three years to fund bursaries supporting students enrolled in post-secondary studies or training and development programs of at least one-year duration. These bursaries will fill a gap identified by the National Aboriginal Foundation, in financial support available to Aboriginal students interested in upgrading their education or taking part in one or two-year vocational programs.

For more information contact:
Jamie Monastyrski
NAAF Director of Communications & Media

Education & Development

Scholarship Winner

We would like to congratulate this year’s winning recipient, Angela Severight.

Angela grew up on Cote First Nation in Saskatchewan with her grandparents, Joe and Janet Severight & Mable and Delbert Whitehawk and her father, Hilliard Severight. She has 1 sister and 1 brother. She attended school in the town of Kamsack up to grade 10 (1989) after this time, Cote First Nation built their own school and she completed her high school at Chief Gabriel Cote Education Complex in 1992. She completed her management studies diploma in 2003. She then continued for her bachelor of administration in 2006 and currently finishing in April 2009.

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Scholarship Terms of Reference

The Many Nations / Maritime Life Assurance Award
This award was set up in 2004, and has been distributed to two successful applicants.

This award has been set up by Many Nations Financial Services Ltd. on behalf of one of its suppliers, The Maritime Life Assurance Company. Maritime Life contacted Many Nations Financial Services with an offer of a donation of $10,000 and asked its Board to determine where the donation would be most beneficial. The Board of Many Nations chose the First Nations University of Canada as the recipient of the donation.

The award is intended to encourage Aboriginal students to choose careers in areas of Administration with an emphasis on Finance and Accounting. The award is $2,000/year and is offered for 5 years.

Financial Information:

  • Total value of donation: $10,000
  • Value of award each time given: $2,000
  • Number of awards per year: 1
  • Frequency: Annually
  • Deadline: 28 February

Guidelines for granting award:

  • When considering eligible applications, the Scholarship Committee is asked to consider commitment to career area and financial need of prime importance.
  • Preference will be given to students in the following order:
    • 1st Choice: 3rd or 4th year students in Faculty of Administration
    • 2nd Choice: 1st or 2nd year students in Faculty of Administration
    • 3rd Choice: Pre-Administration students

Eligibility of Students: