Deadline: February 17, 2017
Anishinaabemowin-Teg Inc. is pleased to continue memorial scholarships. All students studying Aniahinaabemowin are encouraged to apply. Students can be in master-apprentice programs, community classes or in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary school classes.
Because it is so important that the language be celebrated and fluency be encouraged we have made a few changes this year. There will be two banquets. At the Friday Dinner Banquet we will celebrate students in the 7th grade and up. At the Saturday Lunch Banquet we will celebrate students from preschool to 6th grade. There will be an inspiring speaker using the language at each banquet and to keep the award ceremony simple we ask that scholarship winners be prepared to say something simple and from the heart, something they know so naturally and well that it is clear the language is alive within them. Teachers and mentors can help by having practice conversations with students, talking about the recording submitted to use each word in different ways and generally helping students speak naturally with confidence and without reading or memorization.
See Past Winners
- Must be presently enrolled in a language course;
- Must be enrolled as a full time student;
- Good attendance;
- Involvement in community and/or extra curricular activities;
- Recommended by an Education Counselor, Teacher, Elder, Principal and or Vice-Principal;
- Dedicated to maintain the continuum of Anishinaabemowin.
All applications are screened and reviewed by the Ateg Scholarship Review Committee.
Presentation of Awards:
The recipients for all scholarships will be notified by February 22, 2015. Each scholarship recipient will be invited to attend one of the two scholarship banquets to be held during the conference.
Note: Once the applicant is accepted the student is required to do a 3 minutes speech at the conference. Speech stating the following in Anishinaabemowin:
- Clan (if known: also Mother Clan)
- Parent / Parents
- First Nation or tribal affiliation
- One sentence: (why Anishinaabemowin is important and how it gives the student a sense of pride.)
Before you Begin
You will need:
- Language classes taken
- Name of Anishinaabemowin Teacher(s)
- How will you use Anishinaabemowin in the future?
- Letter of recommendation from the Education Counselor, Teacher, Elder, Principal or Vice Principal (PDF or Word format)
- Copies of awards, certificates, diplomas or other supporting documents which highlight your achievements (PDF or Word format)
- 3 Minute Audio file speech on why you feel the Anishinaabemowin is important and talk about ways of learning the language effectively (MP3 format)
- Most recent semester grades (PDF or Word format)
NOTE: The entire process should take less than five minutes. If you experience any technical difficulties with the uploads and submission we recommend that you exit the site and retry your submission. Please be sure you receive an email confirming your submission.