Aboriginal Multi Media Society Bursary/Internship Award: CFWE Radio




Joe P Cardinal Bursary/Internship Award

Aboriginal Multi Media Society / CFWE Radio


AMMSA is pleased to offer an annual Bursary/Internship Award to an Indigenous student to further their education in communications and/or media. This Bursary is intended to assist students in the 2nd or subsequent years of a degree/certificate program in a multi-media discipline.


The Bursary is named to honour Joe P. Cardinal, Elder, AMMSA Board Member and

leader who believed communications was key to a greater understanding between

people and cultures.


Applicants MUST:

  • Be First Nations, Inuit or Métis, hold permanent Canadian resident status and

reside in Alberta.

  • Be enrolled in the 2nd year (or beyond) of a Canadian post-secondary MULTI

MEDIA Program or Equivalent Certified Training Program (as recognized by Alberta Learning) and be able to produce a transcript of grades from the 1st year.

  • Be available to participate in a 4-week internship program at AMMSA at the

completion of the school year relevant to their chosen discipline (There is an opportunity for a 4 month paid internship program for the applicant).

  • Be interested in acting as an ambassador for the MEDIA industry and serving as

a role model for other Aboriginal people to encourage them to pursue careers in multimedia including journalism, broadcasting or publishing.



  • One bursary valued at $ 4,000 will be awarded each year. This award may be applied to academic and/or living costs. An additional $1,000 will be awarded for participation in the Internship program.
  • Bursary winners are eligible for continued scholarship awards each year they continue in the approved programs in the amount of $2,500 annually to a maximum of $10,000


Selection Committee: The management team of AMMSA will grade each application on

the criteria outlined. Completed applications form an accompanying information must be received no later than November 30th (late or incomplete applications will NOT be accepted).


Joe P Cardinal Bursary Award – APPLICATION FORM


Name: ______________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________

City: _______________ Province: _____ Postal Code: ___________

Phone#: _________________ Cell Phone: ___________________

Email: _________________________________________________

Name of institution of certified training program you are currently attending, enrolled in

or have applied to and Diploma/Certificate Name:




Please provide the following in support of your application:

Proof of First Nations, Inuit or Métis status, Canadian resident status and reside in Alberta

Completed application form

Proof of application into second (or subsequent) year of a Canadian Multi Media Program or

Certified Training Program (proof of enrollment MUST be provided prior to receiving award

Transcript of marks from the 1st year

2 letters of reference from two different fields (i.e. work, community, school) which are relevant to

the nature of the bursary. References should be non-relatives (Full contact information is required)


One-page statement / essay outlining your career goals, why you want to work in the

communication industry, how this scholarship would affect your goals, how you feel you can

affect your community through your career in media and any other information that you feel is

relevant top this application

Any other relevant documents or materials, such as published articles, audio/visual projects etc., that you feel will strengthen your application


I declare that the information supplied in this application is true (All information will be kept

confidential and used only for the purpose of selecting the bursary winner)


I agree to allow AMMSA/CFWE Radio to use my photo and name for promotional purposes and

will be available for an interview.


__________________________ ______________________

Applicant Date


Deadline for submissions: November 30th

Please submit to Selection Committee

Joe P Cardinal Bursary

c/o CFWE Radio / AMMSA

13245 – 146 Street

Edmonton, AB T5L 4S8

Email ca****@am***.com




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