In many cases deserving aboriginal youth are denied higher education soley because of lack of opportunity. The Job Yellowhead Memorial Education Fund is dedicated to the premise that an education must not be denied because of unavailable funds, and supports the concept that assiting a student to obtain an education is a wise investment in the future.
One objective of the Education Fund is to provide financial support at an accredited university for an aboriginal Canadian who is a resident of Manitoba and who falls into one of the following categories: status Indian, non-status Indian, Métis, Inuit. Tuition and books are provided for a maximum of 5 years of continuous study in the following areas: Liberal Arts or Science, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Law, Medicine, Business Administration, Journalism, Native Studies.
The primary objective of the Education Fund is to locate qualified candidates who, without the Fund's support, would likely not have access to a university education.
For more detailed information visit our web site at: www.jobyellowheadfund.org
About THE JOB YELLOWHEAD MEMORIAL EDUCATION FUND, INC.
Job Yellowhead was a status Native Canadian who had a fierce pride in his culture, a strong Native identity, a rapier wit, and an enourmous love for all people. Job was very intelligent and wise for his years. He was working very hard at developing the traits of character and responsibility that are criteria for students who will become recipients of the Job Yellowhead Memorial Education Fund. With all of his capabilities and untried potential, Job surely would have prospered academically if the opportunity for an education had been there for him. This scholarship for aboriginal youth has been established in memory of Job Yellowhead
Jim Finlayson, 1989