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Nelson Scholarship

At Nelson, we are proud to celebrate and empower student success across Canada. This year, we are excited to launch a new Indigenous scholarship in partnership with Inspire to recognize Grade 12 students for their innovative and inspiring accomplishments.

Recipients of these awards are Indigenous young leaders of tomorrow with a commitment to their community and academic achievement.

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The Impact

Nelson Scholarship Amount  $10,000

Average full time tuition for undergraduate students in Canada $6,580

This scholarship, in collaboration with Inspire, offers meaningful monetary awards that significantly benefit students across their post-secondary education.

Program Success

Total amount awarded through the Nelson Scholarship Program: $108,000

Total number of scholarships provided by Nelson through the years: 22

Scholarship Winners 2022

Morgan Janes

Indigenous Scholarship Winner

Combining her passion for the arts and education is Morgan Janes’ key to a fulfilling future. Nelson’s Indigenous Scholarship Recipient, Morgan, grew up in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL. As a proud member of the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nations band, Morgan is currently enrolled at York University, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Bachelor of Education in the Concurrent Program. Recognized for her academic excellence and leadership in her community, Morgan was awarded a $10,000 scholarship.

Morgan’s Leadership:

Growing up in a community predominantly comprised of Indigenous peoples, Morgan had the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of various Indigenous groups. She was deeply engaged in teaching and learning from others not only in extra-curricular activities in school, but in sharing her passion for dance. Morgan further supported youth in by mentoring students academically providing resources and mentorship to succeed. Through her leadership, Morgan has formed lasting friendships and continues to connect with students from her hometown today.

The Impact:

This scholarship alleviated a financial burden for Morgan allowing her to focus studies and share her story through the art of dance. She notes, “Beyond the financial impact of this scholarship, Nelson is demonstrating support to Indigenous students to pursue their passions and academic goals. I am so grateful for the support.”
In the future, Morgan is planning to take her learnings from York University back to Newfoundland and Labrador to teach junior and intermediate students dance and math. Simultaneously, to combine her passions, Morgan would like to open her own dance studio to continue sharing her love for the sport and mentoring others.
We asked Morgan what is one piece of advice she would give to Indigenous high school students and she shared, “Always dream big and never allow limitations to define your potential."


Neel Patel

Scholarship Winner