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NWAC Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award 2016 for Aboriginal Women.

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Submission Deadline: July 15, 2016 at 11:59PM EST. 

Every year, NWAC coordinates the Helen Bassett Commemorative Award granted to four young Aboriginal women in the amount of $1,000 each. The awards are made possible by the generous donation of Helen Bassett. Helen Bassett was an Ontario artist and an amazing woman who tried to make a difference as an individual and engage the government into fair solutions to Aboriginal land claim issues.

The Challenge

 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.

The Program

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:

Applicants must:

  • 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

The Opportunity

Applications for the 2016 Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award are open now!

Complete the application form – NWAC Helen Bassett Application Form 2016

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the NWAC Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award 201

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