Wolseley Canada Indigenous Student Bursary hits $150,000
October 4, 2023 | By HPAC Magazine
The bursary provides funding for individual First Nation, Inuit and Metis students enrolled in college, university, skilled trades, apprenticeships and technology programs.
Wolseley Canada’s Indigenous Student Bursary has reached the $150,000 milestone in its third year providing support for indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education.
Launched in 2021 in partnership with Indspire as part of Wolseley Canada’s recognition of Truth and Reconciliation Day, the Indigenous Student Bursary is part of the Building Brighter Futures program.
The bursary provides funding for individual First Nation, Inuit and Metis students enrolled in full- and part-time studies in college, university, skilled trades, apprenticeships and technology programs.
“It is important to Wolseley Canada that we give back to the communities where we work and live,” says Kim Forgues, vice president of human resources at Wolseley Canada. “We feel strongly that it is our corporate responsibility to help build stronger communities, and a key part of that is creating opportunities for young people to start a career. With this bursary program, we reflect on history and consider how we can better support Indigenous youth for a brighter future.”
Wolseley Canada annually contributes $25,000 to the fund, which the Government of Canada matches for a total of $50,000 each year.
Applications deadlines are November 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024.
For more information about the Wolseley Canada Indigenous Student Bursary or to apply, visit indspirefunding.ca.