Tepperman Family Creates Graduate Scholarships For Indigenous Peoples

Wednesday October 13th, 2021

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Tepperman’s announced Wednesday a multi-year financial commitment to provide post-graduate scholarship opportunities to Indigenous Peoples looking to reach the highest levels of education.

The Tepperman Family Graduate Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples will award two fully-funded scholarships annually – one each for qualifying students in Masters and PhD programs.

“We believe this program fills an important educational gap that will empower these graduate students to be better equipped to make a difference within their communities and Canada,” says Andrew Tepperman, president.

University of Windsor President and Vice-Chancellor Rob Gordon says systemic bias and lack of financial supports are among the many reasons Indigenous Peoples are not appropriately represented in academia.

“Students in graduate programs need financial support and personal encouragement to continue their educational path and eventually share their own expertise through teaching, research, and creative activity,” Dr. Gordon says.

The Teppermans’ commitment to academic opportunity has provided more than 700 students with post-secondary tuition funding since 1988. This latest community partnership aligns with the company’s corporate Vision 2025.

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