Northern Lakes and Métis Education Foundation establish award fund

June 3, 2015

Alberta’s Northern Lakes College has partnered with the Métis Education Foundation to create a $200,000 Special Purpose Fund that will provide scholarships and bursaries to Métis students at the college. Northern Lakes has experienced a steady increase of Métis learners over the last several years, with 279 students self-identified as Métis enrolled in 2013­–14. Chair of the Métis Education Foundation Audrey Poitras noted that only 10 years ago there were very few financial opportunities for Métis students in the province, but endowment funds now established at 14 PSE institutions in AB will result in increased enrolment and graduation rates. Northern Lakes News Release