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Bird announces three $1,500 winners of 2017 Aboriginal Scholarship Program

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Bird announces three $1,500 winners of 2017 Aboriginal Scholarship Program

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — Bird Construction has announced the three winners of this year’s Aboriginal Scholarship Program, valued at $1,500 dollars each.

The scholarship is designed to support the indigenous people of Canada with their career development and growth as they undertake post-secondary education, states a release.

Scholarship applications are accepted from students of aboriginal descent (First Nations, Metis or Inuit), who are either currently enrolled in a full-time post-secondary institution or are in Grade 12 and are planning to attend a full-time post-secondary education institution.

The winners are:

Alexandria Parsons, a Qalipu First Nations member from Burgeo, N.L. who is currently enrolled in the civil engineering technology program at the College of the North Atlantic in Corner Brook, N.L. She says she has always been interested in aspects of construction and design;

Rebecca Ramey, a NunatuKavut member from Happy Valley Goose, N.L. She is currently enrolled in the nursing program at the Centre for Nursing Studies at Memorial University in St. John’s, N.L. She says she has always wanted to help others; and

Maxwell Saksagiak, a Nunatsiavut member from Nain, N.L. who is currently enrolled in the carpentry program at Academy Canada in St. John’s, N.L. He says he chose his field of study based on the current housing crisis in his community, the release reads.

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