Strike Group Indigenous Scholarship

Strike Group
June 30, 2024

Strike Group believes everyone has a right to education, and are committed to providing people in historically underrepresented groups with financial aid.

Strike Group aims to help build meaningful careers for Canada’s Indigenous communities. They believe in supporting learning and training opportunities to help promote success for the up-and-coming Indigenous workforce.

Annually they are offering a $2,000 scholarship for an Indigenous student living in Western Canada. If you are Indigenous and are pursuing an education in the trades or post-secondary, you are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To be eligible for the Strike Group Canadian Indigenous Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a person with Indigenous ancestry, affiliation or status.

Answering Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Make sure to include all of the following documents:

  • Proof of enrollment in either post-secondary or trades program that is specific to the Energy and/or Construction industry (e.g. electrical, instrumentation, pipefitter, welder,millwright, projectmanagement, administration, finance, accounting, safety, marketing, human resources, etc.);
  • Verification of Indigenous affiliation or status;
  • Two reference letters; and
  • Completed Strike Group EDI Scholarship Application Form. In your application, provide examples of how you have been involved in, supported, or given back to your Indigenous community.

Submit all documents together in one email to prior to the deadline.

To verify your Indigenous affiliation or status, please submit a current copy of one of the following:

  • Certificate of Indian Status (Status Card), issued by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).
  • Letter from a government-registered First Nations community verifying the student is a member of that First Nation.
  • Band Members who do not have Status can provide a letter from their Band or First Nation on appropriate letterhead and signed by a Band Administrator.
  • Non-status individuals with a Status parent or grandparent, may provide a long-form birth certificate with supporting documents of Indigenous identity from a parent or grandparent.
  • Métis card issued by a member Nation of Métis National Council of Canada, including Métis Nation British Columbia, the Métis Nation of Alberta, Métis Nation Saskatchewan, Manitoba Métis Federation, Métis Nation of Ontario and the Northwest Territory Métis Nation.
  • Letter or membership card from one of the member Nations of the Métis Settlements General Council including Buffalo Lake, East Prairie, Elizabeth Lake, Fishing Lake, Gift Lake, Kikino, Paddle Prairie and Peavine.
  • Letter from a government organization such as Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Nunavut Tunngavik, Makivik Corporation or Nunatsiavut in Labrador.

A panel of Strike Group employees will select the recipient of the scholarship. The panel will consider:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • Program of study (priority will be given to students in programs that support our industry);
  • Academic and career goals;
  • Community and volunteer participation;
  • Contents of application; and
  • Reference letters.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Strike reserves the right to award scholarships at the sole discretion of the company, and will base the decision on several factors, including eligibility, reference letters and information contained within the required essays. Strike in no way implies or guarantees that a scholarship will be provided to all applicants, regardless of eligibility.