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 
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 
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