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Part of our organizational mission is to encourage and inspire Indigenous youth to choose entrepreneurship and technology as a career path. In 2015, Animikii launched the Technology and Entrepreneurship Scholarships for Indigenous Youth.
This scholarship provides Indigenous youth in a post-secondary setting with a $500 scholarship for books, tuition, supplies or any other cost-of-living expenses related to their time in school.
Our scholarships are available to Indigenous youth (Status and non-Status First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) ages 17-30 who are attending a postsecondary program with a focus on either technology or entrepreneurship. The school program does not have to be a four-year Bachelor’s degree, Master's degree, or Ph.D., but we do ask for proof of enrollment. Additionally, as part of our application, we ask students to provide a professional, academic, or volunteer reference letter. This letter can be written by a teacher, school administrator, manager, supervisor, coach, mentor, volunteer coordinator, or Counsellor.
For more information and to apply for one of the scholarships, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
The Animikii team and our Impact Circle review each completed scholarship application that we receive. We accept applications throughout the year and consider previous applicants for each new award period for as long as each applicant is eligible. Award winners are selected by Oct 30th of every year.
For tips on how to make your application stand out, check out our blog mini-series on how to write a scholarship application for Indigenous students.