Technology and Entrepreneurship Scholarships For Indigenous Youth
Part of our organizational mission is to encourage and inspire Indigenous youth to choose a career in entrepreneurship or technology. 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 post-secondary program with a focus on either technology or entrepreneurship. The school program does not have to be a 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.
The Animikii team and our Impact Circle review each completed scholarship application 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. The scholarship application deadline is October 31st. Award winners are selected by November 30th of every year.