Award Detail Information

Name Rio Tinto Endowment Scholarship
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 Scholarship
Amount of Award $500.00
Number of Awards 1
Application Deadline December 31, 2023
Essay Required Yes
Eligibility Open to all full-time First Nations students, who have achieved top academic grades in any program, first or second year of study, at the College of New Caledonia, any campus. Proof of Aboriginal identity required.