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NextEra Energy Canada energizes Indspire's bursary and scholarship program
TORONTO – NextEra Energy Canada, ULC announced today a new partnership with Indspire that will enable hundreds of Indigenous students to attend colleges or universities in Canada with the help of bursaries and scholarship awards.
Under a new 20-year partnership between NextEra Energy Canada and Indspire, at least 400 students will receive financial support for post-secondary education. The most significant corporate donation of its kind for Indspire, NextEra Energy Canada’s commitment to Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries and Scholarship Awards will help transform Indigenous education and support First Nation, Inuit and Métis youth across Canada as they pursue post-secondary education.
“NextEra Energy Canada’s generous contribution represents a huge commitment to our community and makes it possible for us to continue to innovate and support Indigenous education,” said Roberta Jamieson, president and CEO of Indspire. “Our youth are the future leaders of their communities and the country, and we are committed to supporting them in achieving their goals.”
Today’s partnership with NextEra Energy Canada represents a $1.1 million commitment over the next 20 years and will enable Indspire to award bursaries to youth annually. Bursaries will be available to eligible First Nations, Inuit and Métis students from across Canada, seeking to pursue post-secondary education in engineering, science, commerce, business or renewable energy. Bursaries will be awarded on an annual basis and the commitment will see that students receive bursaries through to April 2032.
“We believe in being a good corporate citizen and actively participating in the communities in which we operate,” said Mike O’Sullivan, senior vice president of development for NextEra Energy Resources. “Today’s announcement is the beginning of a long-term partnership with Indspire. We look forward to the success of future bursary and scholarship recipients and to supporting Indspire as they transform and continue to support Indigenous education.”
Indspire is the largest supporter of Indigenous education outside the federal government and has awarded more than $49 million in scholarships and bursaries to 14,000 First Nation, Inuit and Métis recipients nation-wide.
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