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 2023, we are delighted to award the scholarship to Libbey Pooyak.
Libbey is from the Sweetgrass First Nation in Saskatchewan and she is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Alberta, and once that is complete she has a goal of continuing on to law school.
To give back to her community, she:
- Worked as a Summer Camp Leader at the BGC Battlefords,
- Work with elementary-aged children through a before/after school program,
- Helped with a kid’s soccer program on Sundays, and
- Was a well-known leader and althlete within her high school.
Libbey wants to be known for giving back to those around her. In the past, she has been recognized as a leader through a Leadership Award from her high school, and by winning the Nutrien Indigenous Youth Financial Management Award where she got the opportunity to represent her reserve and school in Ottawa.
Strike wishes Libbey all the best with her educational journey and future endeavours!