Cameco and Indspire Announce New Scholarship to Support Indigenous Education

 Cameco and Indspire Announce New Scholarship to Support Indigenous Education  OHSWEKEN, ON, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Indspire, the largest funder of  Indigenous education outside the federal government, and Cameco, one of the  world's largest uranium producers, have announced the creation of the Cameco  Corporation Scholarship for First Nation and Métis Students, a new $200,000  scholarship fund to be offered over four years.  The Cameco Corporation Scholarship is part of Indspire's Building Brighter  Futures: Bursaries and Scholarship Awards program. Beginning in the 2014-2015  academic year, this scholarship will provide financial support to Indigenous  students as they strive to complete their post-secondary education.  The Building Brighter Futures program offers bursaries and scholarships for  students pursuing studies in the sciences, fine arts, trades and technology,  oil and gas, health careers and other post-secondary education. Upcoming  deadlines to apply for scholarships for this year are June 1, 2014 and  November 1, 2014.  "Research shows that lack of financial support is the most significant barrier  to success in attaining a post-secondary education for Indigenous students,"  said Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO of Indspire. "By partnering with  Indspire, Cameco is expanding the impact of its investment in students in  northern Saskatchewan."  "Cameco and Indspire share the belief that education is key to future  prosperity," said Tim Gitzel, Cameco President and CEO. "We are proud that our  contribution to Indspire's Building Brighter Futures program will  significantly increase the resources and opportunities available to First  Nation and Métis youth in northern Saskatchewan."  All Indigenous applicants from the Northern Administrative District will now  apply through Indspire's website at indspire.ca/apply.  About Indspire Indspire is the former National Aboriginal Achievement  Foundation. Its new name combines the key notions of Indigenous and  inspiration to highlight its exciting mandate. Indspire is best?known for its  many programs that help Indigenous youth succeed. In addition to bursaries and  scholarships, they offer career conferences for youth, interactive classroom  learning modules, the Indspire Institute and the Indspire Awards. Indspire's  focus is on supporting, innovating, and fundamentally transforming Indigenous  education. In 2012?2013, Indspire's Building Brighter Futures program provided  over $5 million to more than 2,000 Indigenous students across Canada.  About Cameco Cameco is one of the world's largest uranium producers. Its  success is built on strong partnerships in northern Saskatchewan. This region  is home to Cameco's largest producing operations and exciting new  opportunities. As Cameco mines, mills and explores for uranium, maintaining  and growing strong relationships continues to be a priority. Cameco has a  five-pillar approach which provides a strong foundation through business  development, workforce development, community engagement, environmental  stewardship and community investment with a focus on youth. About 50% of  Cameco's employees and contractors are residents of Saskatchewan's north, and  as they work to grow that percentage, education is more of a focus than ever.    SOURCE  Indspire  For media interviews and more information, please contact: Benita Aalto,  Communications Specialist, E: baalto@indspire.ca, Direct: 416.987.6015, C:  647.662.2469; Robert Gereghty, Media Relations Manager, E:  robert_gereghty@cameco.com, Direct: 306.956.6190  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2014/28/c2642.html  CO: Indspire ST: Ontario NI: EDU  
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