Indspire - Inspiring Aboriginal student success

Indspire is a national charitable organization that supports the educational goals of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students through its scholarships and bursaries program.

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Dr. Amy Bombay, Postdoctoral Fellow, Indspire Recipient

Indspire is a national charity that's based in Toronto…that was created by and for Indigenous people.

It delivers all kinds of educational programs to First Nations, Métis and Inuit students from across Canada… from major cities to remote communities.

Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO, Indspire

You know our kids… we're the fastest growing demographic group in Canada and the least likely to get out of high school.

So we need to change that picture.

Dr. Amy Bombay, Postdoctoral Fellow, Indspire Recipient

One of Indspire's most important programs is scholarships and bursaries.

Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO, Indspire

We support our young people at the post-secondary level now having provided more than fifty-four million dollars to sixteen thousand students.

Melissa Commandant, Criminology Student, University of Ottawa, Indspire Recipient

I applied for a scholarship from Indspire because I know that they have a lot of scholarships and bursaries available for Aboriginal people …

…and I thought it was a good opportunity for some money for school.

Indspire has a website… and I clicked onto their online application form…and I sent it off and I got good news back.

Ryan Johnson, Media and Broadcasting Student, Mohawk College, Indspire Recipient

Basically they funded whatever I needed …equipment for school…

…being in broadcasting, there's a lot of things you need…

…Mohawk offers a lot of the equipment there, but sometimes it's used up so…

…Indspire actually allowed me to purchase my own equipment … work at home… I could take the time … get things done right.

Eulene Bomberry, Health and Aboriginal Affairs Student, McMaster U/ Indspire Recipient

It's an opportunity for us to get some extra money to go back to school …

I'm a single mother so it's helped me focus on my school work so I don't need a part-time job.

My goal is to go back to Six Nations to be a registered dietician…

… and to help our community become stronger… to help our community make healthier choices.

Dr. Amy Bombay, Postdoctoral Fellow, Indspire Recipient

I applied for an Indspire scholarship during the last year of my undergraduate degree, and I got one …

…so I applied for the rest of my graduate studies- that includes my Masters, and my Phd so almost 10 years- and I was able to get a scholarship from Indspire for all of those years…

… and it was a really big help to me.

I am an adjunct professor here at Carleton right now, and so I'm here a lot working with my former Phd supervisors and supervising new upcoming graduate students.

Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO Indsprie

The 2013 federal budget announced ten million dollars in new funding for Indspire to distribute to the students who apply to us…

… on the condition that we go out and match it from the private sector…

I know there are many other partners out there who also want to invest in our youth and the future of the country.

Amy Bombay, Postdoctoral Fellow, Indspire Recipient

Education is key to promoting the best leadership in our Aboriginal young population and we need those leaders to contribute to improving the health of Aboriginal people.

Dr. Amy Bombay, Postdoctoral Fellow, Indspire Recipient

Indspireis a national charity that's based in Toronto…that was created by and for Indigenous people.

It delivers all kinds of educational programs to First Nations, Métis and Inuit students from across Canada… from major cities to remote communities.

Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO, Indspire

You know our kids… we're the fastest growing demographic group in Canada and the least likely to get out of high school.

So we need to change that picture.

Dr. Amy Bombay, Postdoctoral Fellow, Indspire Recipient

One of Indspire's most important programs is scholarships and bursaries.

Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO Indspire

We support our young people at the post-secondary level now having provided more than fifty-four million dollars to sixteen thousand students.

Melissa Commandant, Indspire Recipient

I applied for a scholarship from Indspire because I know that they have a lot of scholarships and bursaries available for Aboriginal people …

…and I thought it was a good opportunity for some money for school.
Indspire has a website… and I clicked onto their online application form…and I sent it off and I got good news back.

Ryan Johnson, Media and Broadcasting Student, Mohawk College/Indspire Recipient

Basically they funded whatever I needed …equipment for school…

…being in broadcasting, there's a lot of things you need…

…Mohawk offers a lot of the equipment there, but sometimes it's used up so…

…Indspire actually allowed me to purchase my own equipment … work at home… I could take the time … get things done right.

Eulene Bomberry, Health and Aboriginal Affairs Student, McMaster U/ Indspire Recipient

It's an opportunity for us to get some extra money to go back to school …

I'm a single mother so it's helped me focus on my school work so I don't need a part-time job.

My goal is to go back to Six Nations to be a registered dietician…

… and to help our community become stronger… to help our community make healthier choices.

Dr. Amy Bombay, Postdoctoral Fellow, Indspire Recipient

I applied for an Indspire scholarship during the last year of my undergraduate degree, and I got one …

…so I applied for the rest of my graduate studies- that includes my Masters, and my Phd so almost 10 years- and I was able to get a scholarship from Indspire for all of those years…

… and it was a really big help to me.

I am an adjunct professor here at Carleton right now, and so I'm here a lot working with my former Phd supervisors and supervising new upcoming graduate students.

Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO, Indspire

The 2013 federal budget announced ten million dollars in new funding for Indspire to distribute to the students who apply to us…

… on the condition that we go out and match it from the private sector…

I know there are many other partners out there who also want to invest in our youth and the future of the country.

Dr. Amy Bombay, Postdoctoral Fellow, Indspire Recipient

Education is key to promoting the best leadership in our Aboriginal young population and we need those leaders to contribute to improving the health of Aboriginal people.

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