Congratulations Gracie Crafts, Indspire Scholarship Recipient

Our heartfelt congratulations to Gracie Crafts who received one of Paper Excellence’s scholarships funded through Indspire. Gracie began her Master of Science in Forestry at the University of British Columbia last fall. Her research is focused on the use of Indigenous fire stewardship and cultural fire to revitalize culturally significant plants, foods and medicines. It will take place within the traditional territory of the Syilx People of the Okanagan Nation in the southern interior of BC.

Paper Excellence donated $50,000 to Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards program which was then matched by the Government of Canada bringing the total to $100,000. Indspire provides funding to Indigenous students in full and part time studies in college, university, skilled trades, apprenticeships, and technology programs. Since 1996, Indspire has provided over $217 million in financial support through more than 66,000 bursaries, scholarships and awards to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students.

“The work that Indspire does to support Indigenous students in their educational journey is an excellent fit with our own ambitions as a company and speaks to our role in reconciliation,” said Lana Wilhelm, Director, Indigenous Relations.

How to apply for an Indspire bursary, scholarship or award:

Visit Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards page and click on the “Apply Now” button. You only need to complete the application once to be considered for all applicable bursaries, scholarships, and awards. The next application deadline is November 1, 2023.