Indspire releases report on BBF program, calls for more funding for Indigenous education 

July 15, 2020

Indspire has released the Building Brighter Futures (BBF) Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards Program Recipients’ Outcome report, which highlights the impact of BBF scholarships on recipients. Surveying over 6,500 individuals who received BBF funding in recent years, the report found that approximately 90% of recipients had graduated, 90% are employed, and nearly 50% work for an Indigenous community or an Indigenous-owned business. The report also found that while more Indigenous students are attending or want to attend post-secondary institutions, the funding is not there to adequately support them. “Right now, we are only able to meet 22% of the financial needs of the students who apply,” said Indspire President Roberta Jamieson. “Without more funding, the brighter futures promised to First Nation, Inuit and Métis students will fade.”   GlobalNewswire   | Indspire  (National)