Submission Deadline: July 15, 2016 at 11:59PM EST.
Previous years have shown over 60 to 80 applications for 4 awards. This overwhelming response shows that Aboriginal women require more funding resources. As the only support available is provided by Helen Bassett’s estate, the NWAC Youth Department continuously looks for ways to increase the award amount.
Awards are provided to 4 Aboriginal youth from each of the four directions as per NWAC’s cultural framework: North, South, East, and West. The NWAC Youth Helen Bassett Commemorative Award is coordinated by the Youth Department and the selection process and committee are led by Aboriginal youth. Eligibility criteria for the Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award:
- Be currently pursuing post-secondary studies (priority is given to students who are studying law or are in a law related field)
- Demonstrate financial need
- Be an Aboriginal woman under 31 years of age
- Demonstrate a commitment to improving the situation of Aboriginal women and youth in Canada politically, culturally, economically or otherwise
Applications for the 2016 Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award are open now!
Complete the application form – NWAC Helen Bassett Application Form 2016
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