The Joseph Morrison Legacy Fund offers a bursary to Aboriginal students in need who exemplify the values and dedication of the late Justice and Elder Joseph Donald Morrison.
Joseph devoted his life to family, community and nation, promoting cultural understanding and lifelong learning. He encouraged young people along the way to be strong and proud as Aboriginal peoples, to show respect and care for themselves and others.
The bursary, established on Mr. Morrison’s passing in 2012, supports Aboriginal youth who have overcome adversity to achieve their goals toward a better life. The generosity of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) and other donors makes this award possible from year to year.
The Smith‐Morrison family reviews applications and selects the recipients. The awards are publicly announced in October and posted on the Good Life website. One male and one female student will be chosen to receive $1,500 each.
To apply, students must:
- Be First Nations, Metis or Inuit residents of Ontario, age 16 – 30 years;
- Be registered full‐time as a returning student in a post‐secondary accredited institution;
- Have good academic standing (B average);
- Relate how they have met life challenges and kept moving toward their goals;
- Have demonstrated financial need.
The deadline to apply for the bursary is September 18th, 2015, with an official press release announcing the successful recipients scheduled for October 1st, 2015.
Completed and signed applications can be submitted by email or by mail to:
Joseph Morrison Legacy Fund c/o Danielle Morrison
5‐111 Furby Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 2A4