Dec 17, 2015
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The Gabriel Dumont Institute and Cameco Corporation Renew Scholarship Agreement
The Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) and Cameco Corporation have entered into a renewed agreement to continue to offer scholarships to Metis post-secondary students in Saskatchewan. Cameco has committed to an annual donation of Ten Thousand dollars ($10,000) for five years for a total of Fifty Thousand dollars. GDI will contribute an additional Three Thousand dollars each year to the program.
The scholarships will be aimed towards Metis students from northern Saskatchewan who are studying in areas related to trades, business administration, commerce, computer science and other fields of study related to employment opportunities with Cameco. Director of Corporate Responsibility, Sean Willy, from Cameco commented on the renewal, “At Cameco, our success is built on strong partnerships with the communities near our operations. This scholarship initiative is another example of ways we can work with others to increase workforce opportunities for people in northern Saskatchewan.”
GDI and Cameco began their partnership in 2010, and together have awarded over $33,000 in scholarship funds. GDI Vice-Chair, Glenn Lafleur stated about the partnership, “With the rise of tuition and living costs, the need for scholarships is at an all time high. It’s partnerships like this one with Cameco that can help ease that burden and in turn recognizes leadership and academic achievement of our Metis students.”
An official signing ceremony will take place on Friday, December 18, 2015.
For more information, please contact:
Scholarship Foundation Coordinator
Gabriel Dumont Institute