Western welcomes first National Indigenous Scholarship recipients

September 09, 2021

Three Indigenous students will be the first recipients of Western’s new National Indigenous Scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year.

Established last year, the scholarships are part of the university’s expanded investment in Indigenous recruitment and financial aid. Awarded annually to three Indigenous students, the scholarships recognize academic excellence and previous or intended contributions toward Indigenous communities.

Each student receives $50,000 each ($20,000 for year one, and $10,000 annually thereafter for up to three years).

The 2021-22 National Indigenous Scholarship recipients and their faculties are: Nicholas Keller, Social Science, Ojibway from Walpole Island First Nation, Bkejwanong Territory; Delainey Mattern, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Métis, Sherwood Park, AB & Fort Smith Settlement, NWT; and Isabel Savard, Social Science, Naicatchewein First Nation.

Read the full story by Keri Ferguson on Western News