Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

 

The Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the Ted Nolan Foundation in 2004. The Fund aims to assist First Nations women in achieving their educational and training goals, while maintaining strong community involvement.

“Collectively, we need to support our First Nations women to ensure they get the opportunities they rightly deserve. Inspiration is the seed that blooms into a Rose.”

– Ted Nolan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarship Details

 

Bursary Amount

$2500 (2) awards available per member Indigenous Institute.

Who can apply?

  • First Nations Women/Female-identifying only
  • Students enrolled full-time at an Ontario Indigenous Institute, full list here
  • Applicants may be enrolled in any program of study

Deadlines

August 1, November 1, and February 1

11:59PM EST

How to Apply

Please register or sign in to complete Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures general application process. Space is available to list an Indigenous Institute as your education institution.

Once you’re signed in or registered, apply through Indspire here.

 

 

 

 

History of the Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship Fund with IIC

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In dedication to Rose Nolan
November 16, 1922 — February 13, 1981

 

This scholarship was named after Ted Nolan’s mother, Rose Nolan. One of Ted’s key beliefs is that the real strength in our world comes from women. He knows firsthand the influence his mother, Rose, had on himself and he realizes he would not have become the person he is today without her guidance and love.

The untimely death of Rose by a drunk driver in 1981 was a pivotal moment in Ted’s life. She had a strong and profound influence on his family’s life. They were guided, strengthened, and encouraged by the importance and value she placed on family, education, and the community.

The IIC was honoured to have accepted the Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship Fund donation in the amount of $125,000, from the Ted Nolan Foundation in 2019. Following the generous donation the IIC partnered with Indspire through the Building Brighter Futures program to secure additional matched funding for the scholarship.

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Rose Nolan Scholarship Fund Recipients

2023 - 2024 Recipients

 

Anishinabek Educational Institute

  • Crystal Tegosh, Social Work
  • Paige Sego, Nursing

Iohahi:io Akwesasne Education & Training Institute

  • Chanelle Smoke, Personal Support Worker
  • Kayla Cook, Early Childhood Education
  • Olivia LaFrance, Early Childhood Education
  • Sierra White, Early Childhood Education

Kenjgewin Teg

  • Jessica Sky, Welding
  • Leah King, Trades

Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre (OSTTC)

  • Loretta Hill, Metal Fabrication
  • Kylee Miller, Construction

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute

  • Alysha Wesley, Social Work
  • Vanessa Moskotaywenene-Trimble, Wellness and Addiction

Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig

  • Madison Mitchell, Aboriginal and Northern Studies
  • Nina Toulouse, Indigenous Studies

Six Nations Polytechnic

  • Riley Hill, Ogwehoweh Languages
  • Laura Couchie, Indigenous Languages
2022-2023 Recipients

 

Anishinabek Educational Institute

  • Kelsey Borgford, Counselling
  • Shoshanna Johnston, Community Worker

Iohahi:io Akwesasne Education & Training Institute

  • Alaina Oakes, General Studies

Kenjgewin Teg

  • Sarah Migwans-Bayer, Carpentry
  • Dana Mandamin, Nursing

Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre (OSTTC)

  • Lesley Hill, Metal Fabrication
  • Heather Jamieson, Academic Upgrading
  • Roxanne Kakapshe-Lewis, Social Service Worker
  • Cynthia Lalonde, Office Administration

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute

  • Donna Belesky, Nursing

Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig

  • Christina Binguis, Indigenous Studies
  • Sarah Daybutch, Indigenous Studies
  • Madison Mitchell, Aboriginal and Northern Studies
  • Lee Boissoneau, Indigenous Studies
  • Cassidi Webkamigad, Indigenous Studies

Six Nations Polytechnic

  • Riley Hill, Ogwehoweh Languages
  • Elizabeth Clause, Ogwehoweh Languages
2021 - 2022 Recipients

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Anishinabek Educational Institute

  • Jessica Carey-Cool | Nursing
  • Sarah Gorrie | Aboriginal & Northern Counselling

Iohahi:io Akwesasne Education & Training Institute

  • Sara Bero | Carpentry

Kenjgewin Teg

  • Megan Corbiere | Personal Support Work
  • Katelyn Johnson | Educational Assistant

“It is my hopes to complete this program in the spring of 2022 and further my education in the Practical Nursing Field. My goal is always to give back to my people and my community and to become a role model for my children and the future generations to come. Miigwetch!”

Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre (OSTTC)

  • Alyssa Martin | Aesthetics

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute

  • Donna Belesky | Nursing
  • Megan Waboose | Social Services Worker

Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig

  • Makayla Webkamigad | Indigenous Studies
  • Starr Wemigwans | Indigenous Languages

“I returned to school and studied Addictions and Mental Health, then I took a Nursing Refresher Program and I chose Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig to learn the language because the teachings are in the language. It was our culture and our traditional ways of living, bimaadiziwin that brought me to this place I call home, where the heart is. I will continue on this journey of learning the language and the teachings so that the next generations will also have this for them as well.”

Six Nations Polytechnic

  • Rosslyn Hachey | University Studies
  • Lindsay Porter | Cayuga Language
2020 - 2021 Recipients

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Anishinabek Educational Institute

  • Mary Carruthers | Child and Family Services
    “My future aspirations are to work in the social welfare field as a First Nation Child Welfare Advocate as I feel this is important to the First Nation children in Children Aid Society care as there are not many First Nation people working in the social welfare field as a voice for the First Nation children.”
  • Candace Noah | Child and Family Services

Iohahi:io Akwesasne Education and Training Institute

  • Margaret Arquette | Early Childhood Education
    “After I get my diploma, I will be looking forward to getting hired full time in the field. I have a strong desire to be of assistance, to watch and help young children grow and learn.”
  • Joelle Porter | Early Childhood Education
    “I’m overjoyed and excited to show my accomplishments in the next coming years. The support is gonna help me greatly. It will help me accomplish my goals and dreams and help make everything a little less stressful on me and my family.”
  • Alicia Thompson | Early Childhood Education

Kenjgewin Teg

  • Cara Fisher-­‐Abram | Early Childhood Education
  • Katelyn Johnson | Educational Assistant
  • Bethany Williams | Early Childhood Education

Oshki Pimache-­‐O-­‐Win: The Wenjack Education Institute

  • Sariane Fiddler | Social Service Worker
  • Destiny Tait | Pre-­Health Sciences

Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre

  • Kendra Burning | Office Administration
  • Jade Thomas | Office Administration
  • Natasha Claus | Office Administration

Six Nations Polytechnic

  • Rebekka Hill | Bachelor in Ogwehoweh Languages
  • Markie Styres | Bachelor in Ogwehoweh Languages – Cayuga Language
2019 - 2020 Recipients

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Anishinabek Educational Institute

  • Melanie Hill-Jackson Social Services
    “I want to work with mental health, addictions and homelessness, I want to share my knowledge and be a helper to our people. In this society addictions, mental health and homelessness is increasing at a rapid rate in indigenous and non indigenous populations. I want to help people to help themselves to heal and to find alternative ways to cope and live as best they can. I dedicate my life and knowledge to helping all people where ever I go as much as possible. The world needs more caring non judgmental helpers and sometimes all a person needs is just one person to believe in them. I can be that person.”
  • Kayla Jacobs | Personal Support Work
    “I choose this field [personal support work] because a lot of our community members who need the help and taken care of aren’t getting it & I want to improve those odds and make a difference for people who truly need it.”

Iohahi:io Akwesasne Education & Training Institute

  • Teiosakentison Elijah Mental Health and Wellness
    “I started out as wanting to be a child and Youth worker when I was 12 years old so wanting to help and heal was always a part of me. I grew up in a disadvantage community so I know first hand the struggling experiences and witnessing individuals and families suffer with substance abuse, of addictions, poverty, negative impacts of the residential school, lack or resources for like housing and jobs the people. I wanted to learn as much as I could so I could help my people.”

Kenjgewin Teg

  • Jessica Aguonie |Trades
    “I have decided to get into the trades because I was basically born into it. I’m a daddy’s girl, and he always had me helping around the house when needed. He taught me a lot of my knowledge in the trades. I worked a year in an office setting and learned that it wasn’t for me, I need to be hands on building or fixing things to keep me happy and satisfied. I’ve always had a strong interest in the trades.”

Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig

  • Samantha Pine Fine Arts
    “This support makes it possible to buy extra supplies and continue my practice throughout the summer. And as a young mother of two it helps to ease the burden of financial stress.”

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute

  • Shannon Courchene | Social Services
    “My recent experiences since attending post-secondary schooling is realizing how many of our people don’t know their history. Having this understanding, feeling and knowledge lightens my heart; that I want my people to feel and learn for a successful future.”
  • Shalon AdamsSocial Services
    “Initially, I attempted Nursing. I attended a Native Nurses Entry Program and failed Chemistry. This destroyed what little self-esteem I had. In 2018, I finally received my Grade 12 diploma which lifted a huge weight off of my shoulders. Achieving this milestone reinvigorated my motivation. I chose a different path, Social Work and I believe this is where I am meant to be”

Six Nations Polytechnic

  • Kayla Skye Arts and Culture
    “I applied for a Cayuga language program. I’ve decided to learn because it’s important to me, my people, and our future generations.”
  • Courtney Skye | Cayuga Language
    “In the past, I struggled with racism, sexism, and lack of support in the university I previously attended. Going to a community-based university has been a significant change in community and the level of support I receive. I think that returning to school after a number of years has provided me with perspective on my experiences and made me more tolerant to the challenges I encountered in the past.”
  • Stefanie Lickers Accounting
    “I decided to pursue my current certificate in order to diversify my resume, in hopes of finding stable employment. I am planning on building an established career, and also hope to build a forever home for me and my children on the land I currently own on-reserve. I feel that I have learned from past mistakes, and want to motivate my children to achieve the same level of success that I do.”