Award Detail Information

Name Rio Tinto Endowment Bursary
Description Rio Tinto has established this award in recognition of the Cheslatta Carrier Nation members, who worked so diligently to bring about a historical land transfer agreement. In August 2011 a dream became a reality when Rio Tinto transferred 12,000 acres of land to the Cheslatta Carrier Nation. These lands included the return of reserve land alienated during the original building of the Kitimat/Kemano project in the early 1950s, and non-reserve lands within the Cheslatta Carrier Nation traditional territories. It is to honour those members' dedication and spirit in the 10 years of discussion towards making a positive difference for their people that Rio Tinto has established this award to assist First Nations students in advancing their educational and employment skills to help them make a difference in their lives and those around them.
Type of Award Bursary
Amount of Award $500.00
Number of Awards 1
Application Deadline December 31, 2023
Essay Required Yes
Eligibility Open to all full-time, first or second year First Nations students registered in any program of study at the College of New Caledonia, any campus. Proof of Aboriginal identity required.