The Rebecca Kelln Métis Bursary Fund
Rebecca was a dedicated employee of Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc. who began working here in 2007. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and after a courageous battle, she succumbed to the illness in 2014. She will be fondly remembered for her kindness not only to her co-workers who had the pleasure of working alongside her but to anyone she met. Rebecca had an instinctive ability to make our clients feel welcome when they entered our doors and therefore she had a positive impact as a front line staff member.
Apeetogosan started offering bursaries for first year Métis students back in 2007 and it was Rebecca’s excitement and her full support of the bursary program that we will remember.
Therefore to remember and honor our colleague and friend, it is with great pleasure that we hereby name the bursary program in her memory.
You can download the Rebecca Kelln Métis Bursary Fund Application Form HERE.
Bursary applications are accepted annually from January 1st to April 30th.
All Applicants Must:
• Provide evidence that they are Métis;
• Have a financial need;
• Have been an Alberta resident for at least three years prior to applying; and
• Demonstrate an investment in, and a commitment to, a community in Alberta.
In addition to the above requirements, full-time applicants must:
• Complete the bursary application and attach a certified copy of transcripts;
• Be enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution (community college or
university in Canada); and
• Provide a “letter of acceptance” and confirmation of a full-time course load
(available from the school’s admissions or registrar’s office).
The funding is available to students for the first year while attending any recognized post secondary institute, and there are no restrictions on how the funds are expenses.
Bursaries are considered taxable income under the Income Tax Act, 1972 Canada.