The five-year agreement will fund 10 scholarships valued at $2,500 each for Indigenous students in post-secondary education or training institutions
July 6, 2023 – TORONTO – Securian Canada, a leading insurance provider of innovative, life-ready insurance solutions in Canada, is proud to announce it has entered a scholarship agreement with Indspire, a national charity that invests in enhancing the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples by distributing academic funding through scholarships and resources for Indigenous students.
Through this agreement, Securian Canada will contribute $25,000 over a five-year period to fund two scholarships per year for Indigenous students attending any Canadian post-secondary academic or training institutions. Students can apply for scholarships here: https://indspire.ca/programs/students/bursaries-scholarships/.
“Education is a cornerstone of empowerment, security and success,” said Nigel Branker, Chief Executive Officer, Securian Canada. “Through this agreement, we are proud to help foster opportunities for Indigenous youth to reach their full potential by investing in their futures.”
For more than 25 years, Indspire has provided over $190 million in financial support through more than 59,000 bursaries, scholarships and awards to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. The funding is made available to those applying to both full- and part-time post-secondary studies in college, university, skilled trades, apprenticeships and technology programs.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Securian Canada to continue our mission to provide post-secondary education scholarships to Indigenous students,” said Mike DeGagné, President and CEO of Indspire. “By supporting their education, we are putting Indigenous students on the path to financial sustainability with lasting impacts.”
As part of its ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Securian Canada continues to seek opportunities to sponsor and partner with purpose-driven organizations and causes that support communities within Canada.