A total of $30,000 will be awarded to students living on First Nations in the province as part of BHP Billiton’s annual scholarship program for 2017.

The Indigenous recipients are:

  • Chenessa Gardipy, Kellsie Gamble, Brittani Gamble and Kelsey Desjarlais from Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation
  • Kennedy Kewistep, Brandon Sunrise and Keisha Desjarlais from Fishing Lake First Nation
  • Shanai Bitternose, Adrienne Missens and Tyrell Jacob Sinclair from George Gordon First Nation
  • Dawnis McIvor from Kawacatoose First Nation
  • Royce Bigsky from Muskowekwan First Nation
  • Shawna LaPlante, Christina Kinequon, Olivia Crowe-Buffalo, Tatiana Crowe- Buffalo and Tyler Buffalo from Day Star First Nation

The scholarship program for 2017 will distribute a total of $75,000 to students in Saskatchewan.

Carlton Trail College works together with BHP Billiton to administer and evaluate applications.

Applications for this year’s scholarships are scheduled to open in the spring and can be made on Carlton Trail College’s website.

(PHOTO: BHP’s mineshaft in Jansen, Saskatchewan.Photo courtesy of bhp.com)