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Painting a Brighter Future through our Education Program
(Toronto, ON) - The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation is proud to announce the new Annual deadlines of May 1st for Fine Arts and Cultural Projects and June 1st for Health Careers and Post-Secondary Education.
"We are always looking at new ways to offer innovative programming and new initiatives that can best help propel our Aboriginal youth into whatever career field they have chosen." stated NAAF CEO, Roberta Jamieson. "After careful deliberation, the new deadlines of May 1st and June 1st were selected to meet the needs of the students and potential recipients or our scholarship programs."
The Scholarship programs that the Foundation offers:
The Fine Arts Scholarship Program - Fine arts and performing arts studies including visual, performing, media, graphic, and literary arts. Through this program, funding is also provided for the Cultural Projects; this enables Aboriginal organizations, groups, or accredited individual programs to access funds to promote Aboriginal arts, cultures, and languages, particularly those aimed at youth. The objective of the Cultural Projects Program is to assist in providing a hands-on arts or cultural experience to community members, especially youth, and to promote the retention of Aboriginal languages. NAAF supports programs that encourage an appreciation of art, culture and language as a source of personal enrichment.
New Deadline is May 1st
The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) offers financial assistance to Aboriginal students through our Education Program's bursaries and scholarships. Providing upwards of $2.8 million, annually. NAAF prides itself by investing in the future of First Nation, Métis and Inuit youth, to excel in their educational and career goals. The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) provides Aboriginal Youth with additional opportunities in the following areas:
Post-secondary Education Bursary Awards Program – study in business, science, law, engineering, technical studies, computer science, education, social work and social sciences. New Deadline June 1st
Aboriginal Health Careers Bursary and Scholarship Program – studies in medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, lab research, lab technology, dietetics, nutrition, health, administration, public health policy and other health fields.
New Deadline June 1st
Scholarship and bursary applications can be accessed on the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation website at www.naaf.ca under the Education Programs link.
For more information regarding The Education Program contact:
Education Analyst: Rachel Hill 1 -800- 329-9780 ext: or firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) is a nationally registered non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs that provide the tools necessary for Aboriginal youth to realize their potential. NAAF is a financially accountable organization that has been providing invaluable support to Aboriginal Peoples across Canada for over 22 years. The Foundation has grown rapidly over the years due to the demands and needs of Aboriginal youth
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Government of Canada
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For further information, please contact:
Billie Jo Tabobondung,
NAAF Communications Coordinator