What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering. Considered the “opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals rally for their favourite causes. The giving community comes together for Giving Tuesday.
This year, Giving Tuesday is on November 29th, and we are encouraging our Nipissing community to support Indigenous students through scholarships and bursaries. Your support and generosity will make a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of our students.
Who does my donation help?
The Mino-Bimaadiziwin Cultural Development Bursary is designed to support Indigenous student cultural revitalization as a way of creating space where balance can be pursued through Indigenous ways of knowing and learning.
The establishment of the Nipissing First Nation Scholarship will help to remove financial barriers and to ensure Nipissing First Nation students have access to an enriching and supportive education from Nipissing University.
Did you know:
A lack of financial resources is one of the greatest barriers to completing post-secondary education for Canadian Indigenous people. Many students travel from remote First Nations to attend Nipissing, which can be costly. Many of Nipissing’s Indigenous learners are also mature students and parents who must balance the costs of attending university with those of raising a family. Nipissing’s priority is to respond to this need by providing scholarships and bursaries to eligible Indigenous students. Advancing the educational outcomes for Indigenous students and eliminating financial barriers is critical work that must be done to fulfill the promise of reconciliation.
Here are the ways you can help:
- On Giving Tuesday, please share our Giving Tuesday posts on social media with your network.
- Create a unique post to share your personal commitment and invite your network to join you in donating.
- Make a personal gift in support of Indigenous bursaries and scholarships.
If you'd like to get in touch with someone about our Giving Tuesday campaign or learn more about how you can support student scholarships, bursaries and awards at Nipissing, please contact: