Kaizen Institute is pleased to announce a $50, 000 post-secondary scholarship program for Indigenous students enrolled in the fields of Engineering, Business and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
Over a five-year period, Kaizen Institute pledged to provide $25, 000 through the Indspire Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program, matched with a donation of $25, 000 from the Government of Canada.
Two awards will be distributed annually to Indigenous students attending post-secondary education. The bursary assists Indigenous students who would not have otherwise afforded the opportunity, to advance their education.
In partnership with Indspire
Indspire, a national Indigenous non-profit organization invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their communities and Canada. The organization was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 10 Impact Charities, three years running since 2017. A model of donor accountability, financial transparency and cost-efficiency, Indspire continues to deliver high impact for donor investments according to Charity Intelligence Canada.
Scholarship recipients will be eligible for an opportunity to gain valuable work experience through a co-op placement or internship, increasing job placement opportunities for the future of Indigenous students.
“This partnership is another step in the direction of supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis students to achieve their potential, so they can in turn transform their families, communities, and Canada,” said Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO of Indspire.
“We are grateful for the support from Kaizen Institute and for the work they are doing to advance Indigenous achievement and education.”
Daniel Simões, managing director of Kaizen Institute North America currently leads the expansion of operations in US and Canada meanwhile placing emphasis on our collective responsibility to improve the world around us.
Simões said, “We want to support the development of bright students, to help transform organizations, to be more competitive and innovative. When students see the world with KAIZEN™ eyes, they are trained to see waste, to see breakthroughs and bring transformative energy in all areas of their lives.”