Scholarship for Students from Algonquin Communities
The Taggart Group is proud to partner with the Algonquins of Ontario to support young Algonquin students.
The Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) and the Taggart Group have officially announced the creation and launch of a new scholarship for students from Algonquin communities, The Taggart Award for Algonquin Students.
Created to support Algonquin students who require financial assistance for their postsecondary education, the AOO and Taggart have leveraged additional support through partnership with Indspire for up to 12 students to receive $3,000 each through the new award in 2022-23.
Although demonstrated financial need will be the primary consideration for successful applicants, other factors may also be considered such as contribution to the community as a whole and demonstrated academic merit and performance.
This award is to be distributed to eligible students of Algonquin heritage from the following Algonquin communities who are attending a college, university, technical college, or apprenticeship program in Canada:
• Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation
• Greater Golden Lake
• Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini (Bancroft)
• Mattawa/North Bay
• Shabot Obaadjiwan (Sharbot Lake)
• Snimikobi (Ardoch)
• Whitney and Area
A panel of jurists made up of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis professionals and/or those employed within the program category for which applicants are being considered will select the recipients.
“The Algonquins of Ontario are committed to creating the conditions for a successful future for our young people,” said Wendy Jocko, Chief of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation. “The last two years have been particularly difficult for all students. In partnership with Taggart, this scholarship is meant to provide Algonquin students support as they reach for their goals.”
“The Taggart Group is proud to be part of this special award recognizing the hard work of young Algonquins who are deeply committed to their education and giving back to their communities,” said Michelle Taggart, Vice President Land Development, Tamarack Developments & Taggart Investments.
“This award represents a significant new opportunity for Algonquin learners to pursue their dreams through education,” said Mike DeGagné, President & CEO of Indspire. “We are very pleased to be working in partnership with the Algonquins of Ontario and the Taggart Group to create this new avenue for Indigenous success.”