ON contributes $1.5 M to Indspire in support of Indigenous education

May 20, 2015

Ontario has committed $1.5 M to Indspire to support access to PSE for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students. The funding will support the Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program, providing support for up to 400 scholarships and awards. Funds will also be used to encourage more Aboriginal students to enter teaching and other education-related programs. ON is providing the funding through the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities; the province committed $5 M for the Postsecondary Fund for Aboriginal Learners in this year’s budget. A recent report showed that Aboriginal students who received an Indspire award have a 93% graduation rate and an 84% employment rate. ON News Release | Indspire News