Gord Wickham Scholarship

The Gord Wickham Scholarship is funded by Mr. Gord Wickham, who strongly supports post-secondary education for Matawa youth and supports students in realizing their dreams of post-secondary education.

Requirements

  • A graduating student who is beginning their post-secondary pathway.
  • Applicant must be a member of a Matawa First Nation and be able to show proof (i.e. Status Card).
  • Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement and/or excellence.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a high school and have received acceptance into a recognized post-secondary program in Canada OR enrolled in their first year of post-secondary education.

Colliers Project Leaders Scholarship

The Colliers Project Leaders Scholarship was created and funded through Colliers Project Leaders, who strongly support Matawa youth. Colliers Project Leaders continue to help students realize their dreams of post-secondary education.

Requirements

  • A graduating student who is beginning their post-secondary pathway.
  • Applicant must be a member of a Matawa First Nation and be able to show proof (i.e. Status Card).
  • Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement and/or excellence.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a high school and have received acceptance into a recognized post-secondary program in Canada OR enrolled in their first year of post-secondary education.

The Courage (Alex Missewace) Bursary

In 2022, The Courage (Alex Missewace) Bursary was created and funded by the staff of Matawa Education Department as a gift to the Executive Director of Education, Sharon Nate. The donation was made to show sincere appreciation for Ms. Nate's endless dedication and leadership to Matawa Education, students, and the Matawa First Nations. More importantly, the donation was to signify a community of courage as Ms. Nate's brother, Alex Missewace, fought cancer. The Matawa Education staff wanted the bursary to be awarded to a student who demonstrates courage, strength, and perseverance during trying times, as Alex continued to do every day. In 2023, Alex began his journey into the Spirit World with courage, he was celebrated and supported through the love and guidance of his family, friends, and community of Eabametoong First Nation. His perseverance and strength lives on in all of the Matawa youth through the Courage Bursary. Since 2022, several Donors have come forward wanting to support the Courage Bursary and the many youth who continue to demonstrates courage, strength, and perseverance everyday.

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a member of a Matawa First Nation and be able to show proof (i.e. Status Card).
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a high school, elementary school, or post-secondary institute.
  • Based on financial need.

Jamie Campbell Bursary

The Jamie Campbell Bursary is awarded to a student who is pursuing their dreams through post-secondary education. Mr. Jamie Campbell, a sportscaster for Rogers Sportsnet and the Toronto Blue Jays Central show host, created the bursary. He made the Jamie Campbell Bursary in 2018 to support Matawa Education & Care Centre students wanting to pursue their dreams after high school. He raised the money for the bursary by selling individual sports cards from his collection. Mr. Jamie Campbell strongly supports Matawa youth and is equally passionate about helping students in realizing their dreams after high school.

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a member of a Matawa First Nation and be able to show proof (i.e. Status Card).
  • Applicant must a graduating student from Matawa Education and Care Centre.
  • Based on financial need.

Bonnie Moore and Blanche Swalwell Sisters Bursary

The Bonnie Moore and Blanche Swalwell Sister’s Bursary was created and funded by Bonnie Moore and Blanche Swalwell, who, as sisters, are strong supporters of Matawa youth. They understand the varying career pathways and demands needed to be successful in any occupation. Ms. Moore and Ms. Swalwel are passionate about supporting students in realizing their dreams after high school.

Requirements

  • A graduating student who is beginning their journey into the workplace. Funding must be used for workplace supplies, such as clothing, PPE, work boots, tools, cooking supplies, etc.
  • Must indicate how the purchase of items will lead to success in the workplace.
  • Applicant must be a member of a Matawa First Nation and be able to show proof (i.e. Status Card).
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a high school.
  • Based on financial need.

Application Resources

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