20 years of working with Indspire to build brighter futures for Indigenous youth
Celebrating 20 years of supporting Indspire
A two-decade journey of investing in Indigenous education through scholarships, bursaries, and more.
This year marks 20 years of our partnership between Imperial and Indspire – an Indigenous-led national charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people and helps break down barriers for Indigenous youth as they pursue education to achieve their highest potential.
Since 2003, we have provided more than $1.8 million to Indspire – most of which has directly supported Indigenous students through the Building Brighter Futures program. Through this program, Imperial has provided more than 500 Indigenous students with scholarships or bursaries as they pursue further education.
Brett Clark – Vancouver Island University
Bachelor’s Degree – Geoscience
Cayla Gillis – Aurora College
Office Administration Diploma
Dorin Clough – University of Alberta
Bachelor’s Degree – Engineering
Bachelor’s Degree – Commerce
Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering
Imperial Indigenous Scholarship Program
The Imperial Indigenous Scholarships are distributed annually through Indspire to Indigenous students who are attending post-secondary institutions in Canada with demonstrated financial need for contribution to education costs and with a preference to students studying in the following academic programs:
- STEM, geology, geophysics, chemistry, computer science, business, and accounting.
- Diploma technology programs including petroleum, mechanical, instrumentation and electrical and chemical production.
- Other programs related to the energy industry.