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Indigenous Scholarship allows Emily Antonio to discover ways she can contribute to her community – UM Today

October 24, 2023 — The Early Years Education Program student is one of three recipients of the Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship in Education. The scholarship was established to reward the academic achievement of Indigenous students who are pursuing Education degrees in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. Scholarships will be made available annually, beginning in 2023, undergraduate and the masters award is for $5,000 per year for two years.

“By receiving this scholarship, it alleviates the financial stress and worries I have with paying tuition. This scholarship also motivates and reassures me that I do have a place within the community and inspires me to try and discover more ways I can contribute to giving back to the environment that raised me,” says Antonio.

Each recipient is chosen based on their academic achievement, community engagement and demonstrated experience with Indigenous education as volunteers, supporters or promoters of Indigenous peoples and issues.

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