“This scholarship will have a positive impact on Indigenous enrolment and graduation at Humber.”

Jason Seright, dean, Indigenous Education & Engagement

The Humber College and University of Guelph-Humber community is blessed to include incredible Indigenous students and upcoming leaders. But IGNITE knows appreciation isn’t enough.

So, together with Humber Indigenous Education & Engagement (IE&E), we’re introducing the IGNITE Indigenous Scholarship.

 
 
 
 
 
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What is it?

This scholarship is a grant for Indigenous students at Humber and UofGH. And, it launches Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

Each year, the scholarship will give $1,000 to five Indigenous students who demonstrate leadership and community involvement.

Why was it created?

Because Indigenous students deserve IGNITE’s support now and always.

We developed this scholarship with IE&E because we want to help defy the unique barriers facing Indigenous students. For example, Indigenous students face a distinctive set of stigmas and a higher risk of financial insecurity — which the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified.

Essentially, we want you to focus on your future — and not your finances.

A red and blue heart that says "I got you."

“This new scholarship is important because we know the unsettling statistics and facts with Indigenous enrolment and graduation rates,” said Jason Seright, dean, Indigenous Education & Engagement. “This scholarship will have a positive impact on Indigenous enrolment and graduation at Humber. We are excited and thrilled for the IGNITE Indigenous Scholarship and this commitment speaks to their work on reconciliation and commitment to Indigenous education.”

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

A to-do list.

How can I apply?

Once you’ve qualified, all you need to do is apply online!

The application will ask you how you support your community, what your student life is like and what kind of financial support you need. You will also be asked to book a meeting with Liana Canzian, Indigenous Student Advisor to discuss your academic and career goals. Then, the selection committee will look over all the applications and pick five students to receive the scholarship.

You can apply for the IGNITE Indigenous Scholarship starting Monday, Oct. 4. And, don’t wait to submit yours — applications close on Monday, Nov. 1.

We will award the scholarships Friday, Nov. 15 at the IE&E Indigenous Knowledges Gathering.

If you have questions, please email them to Kristine Galvan, IGNITE’s Manager of Leadership & Advocacy.

 
 
 
 
 
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