Indspire announced the creation of the Chief Billy Diamond Scholarship, a new scholarship made possible with funding from the Cree Nation Government. The scholarship is aimed to provide additional support for Indigenous post-secondary students.
“The Chief Billy Diamond Scholarship is an endowment fund totalling $150,000 which will be distributed in perpetuity to bachelors or masters students enrolled in business, commerce, management or leadership programs,” said a March 3 press release.
Indspire will manage and distribute the scholarship through its Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program.
“This new scholarship is a living legacy, a tangible testament to the many contributions which Grand Chief Billy Diamond made to advance the rights and interests of Indigenous people across the country,” said Mike DeGagné, president and CEO of Indspire. “For First Nations, Inuit, and Métis business students who will benefit from this scholarship, it represents a significant new opportunity to pursue their dreams through education.”
The next application deadline for the bursaries is August 1. Those interested should apply for the bursaries directly through the Indspire website.