Strike’s scholarship program is part of our commitment to helping break through barriers and creating a positive impact on the community at large. We believe that everyone has a right to education, and we are committed to providing people in historically underrepresented groups with financial aid.
Annually we are offering a $2,000 scholarship for an Indigenous student living in Western Canada. For 2022, we are delighted to award the scholarship to David Sinclair!
David is of Cree descent and is a member of Peguis First Nation located 190 km north of Winnipeg, Manitoba. In the fall, he is going to start pursing a Bachelor of Business Administration at Mount Royal University with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. Strike’s team was incredibly impressed with his scholarship application and enjoyed getting to connect with him in person!
- Along with his peers, he is working on developing ideas that will help reduce barriers and help Indigenous businesses gain greater access to markets in Canada and Internationally.
- He has an ultimate goal of pursuing the trade of bison products and working with The Buffalo Treaty which is an initiative to re-establish bison herds across North America.
- His community leadership skills shine through with his work volunteering on a project sponsored by United Way. Through the project he is collecting stories from elders regarding their residential school experiences. These stories will later be compiled into a published book.
Strike wishes David all the best with his educational journey and future endeavours!