The National Indigenous Economic Education Foundation (NIEEF) is a charitable organization of Cando providing scholarships, training and research funding to students involved in Indigenous community economic development.

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The NIEEF Indigenous Scholarships ($2,000 each) will be awarded to 3 successful applicants at Cando’s upcoming Annual National Conference & AGM.

Deadline to apply: Extended to July 15, 2017 


Selection is based on passing Grade 12 marks or post secondary GPA (Grade Point Average). Please review eligibility requirements carefully.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Priority will be given to students enrolled in one of the Cando accredited institutions
  • Must be a current Cando Student member
  • Attending or currently enrolled as a full-time student in a post-secondary institution
  • Proof of Indigenous ancestry
  • Studying in the fields of: Business Administration / Economics, Business Finance, Business Management, Natural Resources or CED

 To qualify for this scholarship, please submit the following:

  • Completed NIEEF Scholarship Application Form
  • Cover letter outlining a personal introduction, educational level achieved to date and your community involvement
  • A copy of the most recent official transcripts
  • Proof of current enrollment
  • Two (2) Letters of Support
  • Essay describing career goals & aspirations
  • Proof of Indigenous Ancestry
  • Completed Cando Student Membership Form ($25+GST membership fee)

Mail completed scholarship application to:

NIEEF Scholarship Application
c/o Cando
9635 - 45 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6E 5Z8
Phone: 780.990.0303
Toll Free: 1.800.463.9300
Fax: 780.429.7487


Congratulations to 2016 NIEEF Scholarship recipients! We wish them all the best in their future endeavours!


Kluane AdamekKluane Adamek

Kluane First Nation, Yukon
Simon Fraser University - MBA, Aboriginal Business & Leadership
Read Kluane's story

Natasha BrooksNatasha Brooks

Cowichan Tribes, British Columbia
Vancouver Island University - Masters of Business Administration /
Master of Science in International Management
 Read Natasha's story

QuinnQuinn Meawasige

Serpent River First Nation, Ontario
Algoma University - Community Economic and Social Development

Read Quinn's story



To read about past NIEEF Scholarship recipients, click here.