top of page

"Indigenous Investment in Excellence" Scholarship

The "Indigenous Investment in Excellence" Scholarship is awarded to celebrate the hard work and determination of Indigenous peoples, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis students, who are pursuing their athletic dream.

The "Indigenous Investment in Excellence" Scholarship is a prestigious and meaningful initiative aimed at supporting young Indigenous athletes who demonstrate exceptional talent, dedication, and a strong commitment to both academics and the sport of hockey. This scholarship program seeks to provide Indigenous youth with opportunities to excel both on and off the ice, while also honouring and preserving their cultural heritage.

The scholarship offers financial assistance to talented Indigenous youth who are actively participating in organized hockey leagues and places a strong emphasis on academic excellence, encouraging both a well-rounded development that prioritizes athletic and educational growth.

Further, the scholarship acknowledges the unique cultural backgrounds of Indigenous youth and celebrates the achievements of those who share success within their cultural heritage and who serve as leaders and role models in both sports and other fields.

The overarching goal of the "Indigenous Investment in Excellence" youth hockey scholarship is to have a long-term impact on the lives of young Indigenous athletes. The scholarship aims to empower these athletes to achieve their full potential in hockey and beyond and represents a holistic approach to supporting Indigenous youth in their pursuit of excellence in both sports and education. It recognizes the value of cultural identity, academic achievement, and athletic skill, with the ultimate aim of nurturing well-rounded individuals who can make positive contributions to their communities and the world at large.

This PSI sponsorship opportunity offers a unique gateway to engage with one of the country's most rapidly growing demographics: Indigenous communities. With approximately 1.67 million Indigenous individuals in our nation, it's worth noting that a significant 44% of this population is under the age of 24. Numerous Canadian corporations have recognized the potential within this burgeoning segment of Indigenous youth, which is crucial for Canada's future economic prosperity. This sponsorship opportunity establishes a direct link to this upcoming workforce, contributing to the development of skilled professionals across all sectors.

Studies indicate that when Indigenous individuals attain the same level of education as their non-Indigenous counterparts, their employment rates become comparable. Investing in a single Indigenous student sets in motion a ripple effect that benefits not only them but also their family, community, and future generations. Supporting Indigenous education is, in essence, an investment in the future of our great nation.

This celebration of Indigenous achievement and culture serves as a platform to inspire young minds, foster connections with both corporate and Indigenous leaders, advocate for reconciliation, and harness the potential of a robust promotional and media campaign.

With your generous backing, PSI can provide scholarships to aspiring youth within our hockey community. You have the option to make a one-time contribution or, following the example of many of our supporters, opt for monthly donations. By contributing a small amount each month, you can aid us in nurturing the aspirations and dreams of countless young athletes throughout Canada and the United States. Whether your contribution is $20, $50, or $100, your gift will undoubtedly make a positive impact on the lives of many. Our secure online donation page simplifies the process, ensuring a hassle-free experience as you use your credit card to contribute.

bottom of page