Celebrating our 2024 Indigenous Scholarships on Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous scholarships

As we celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, we are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2024 corporate Indigenous scholarships, each valued at $1,500. Congratulations to Thessa Mysko, Emma Ludwig, Dylan Twidale, Tia De Groot and Emma Pflanz. At Paper Excellence, we believe in the power of education to transform lives and communities. Our scholarships are designed to support and uplift Indigenous youth on their educational journey.

Recipients explain how our scholarships will make a difference to them:

“This scholarship will help me focus on my studies more as I currently work two jobs to help put myself through school. Less stress!” – Tia De Groot.

“Beyond professional benefits, higher education offers intrinsic value, fostering self-discovery, creativity, and community engagement. It’s a transformative journey that empowers me to make meaningful contributions, pursue passions with purpose, and embrace lifelong learning. This scholarship will fuel my sustainable agriculture degree by easing financial strain, enabling focused research and practical experience” – Emma Pflanz.

“The Paper Excellence scholarship will help alleviate some of the financial stress of university and it will allow me to focus on my studies.” – Emma Ludwig

“I would like to eventually become a Red Seal instrument mechanic as well and use both trades to hopefully get a maintenance position in industry—possibly pulp and paper if the job opportunity presents itself. By receiving this scholarship, it will help me with the expenses of going to school and living away from home.” – Dylan Twidale

In addition to our corporate Indigenous Scholarships, each of our mills awards both community and Indigenous scholarships to students who live in those mill communities and are attending post-secondary institutions. Our mill scholarships are still being finalized and awarded. All scholarships combined total up to an estimated $45,000.