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SkipTheDishes launches bursary for Indigenous students

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June 21, 2023
By Talent Canada

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SkipTheDishes, well known as a food delivery network across Canada, has created a bursary for Indigenous students.

The SkipTheDishes Bursary for Indigenous Students recipients will be selected and awarded by Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program, which is open to Indigenous students across Canada, it said in a press release.

The program was created to empower and uplift First Nations, Inuit and Métis students interested in pursuing post-secondary education, and will provide financial assistance, resources and mentorship opportunities to help Indigenous youth overcome barriers and achieve their career goals.

“As a proud Canadian brand, Skip is committed to improving diversity and equality in the communities we serve, and creating a more inclusive future for all,” said Melanie Fatourous-Richardson, head of communications, SkipTheDishes. “Through this program with Indspire, we hope to open more doors and create greater opportunities for Indigenous youth across Canada, while contributing to the empowerment of Indigenous communities.”

Through its contributions, SkipTheDishes will support multiple bursary awards worth more than $4,000 per student. The bursary program will be made available to all Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education, including college and university programs, with a focus on education in computer science and information technology related studies. Indigenous Peoples continue to be underrepresented in the technology sector, and this investment to fund Indigenous students in this field will help many to realize their goals.

“The work Indspire does would not be possible without the support of partners like SkipTheDishes,” said Mike DeGagné, president & CEO of Indspire. “This investment not only helps us support more Indigenous learners on their educational journeys, but also represents a commitment to reconciliation through education – one which we hope will similarly inspire other organizations.”

The call for applications for The SkipTheDishes Bursary for Indigenous Students is open until Aug. 1, 2023. The bursary is available to students from any Indigenous affiliation at an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada.

Applications and detailed eligibility requirements can be found at: www.indspire.ca/programs/students/bursaries-scholarships/

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