Helen Bassett Commemorative Scholarships

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Commemorative Scholarships
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Helen Bassett

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is pleased to offer four Student Scholarships in the amount of $1000.00 to young Aboriginal Women seeking to further their education. The awards are distributed through NWAC’s Youth Program and are made possible through the generous donations of Helen Bassett. Helen Bassett was an Ontario artist and an amazing woman who tried to make a difference as an individual and engage the government into fair solutions to Aboriginal land claim issues. After befriending an Aboriginal artist and learning through him about the plight of Aboriginal people, she became passionate about the issue and had special concern for advancement of Aboriginal women. In her selflessness, she specified NWAC as one of the beneficiaries of her estate in her will, which helped us sustain our post-secondary student scholarships program to this day. Eligibility Requirements:• Pursuing post-secondary studies • Under 31 year of age• Demonstrated financial need • Demonstrated a commitment to improving the situation of Aboriginal Women in Canada politically, culturally, economically or otherwise• Former Youth Council members are not eligible to apply 

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