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Royal Bank Announces Educational Awards Program For Native Students

SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN      DECEMBER 1992      v21 n09 p18  
Montreal, November 26, 1992--Royal Bank today announced the launch of a special educational awards program for First Nations students attending university or college in Canada.

Five students will be selected as recipients of the Royal Bank Native Student Awards Program. They will be supported with $4,000 per year for their educational expenses up to a maximum of four years at university or two years at college in disciplines relevant to the banking industry.

All Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Inuit or Metis are eligible to apply. An independent committee of Native academics will review all applications and make their final selections based on each student's personal and academic achievement, as well as individual financial need.

In addition to this support, as part of the Royal Bank Native Student Awards program, recipients who indicate an interest in pursuing a banking career will also be given consideration for summer and post-graduate employment at Royal Bank.

"This program is a concrete example of how corporations can have a significant positive impact on the future success of our people," said Professor Corinne Mount Pleasant-Jette, Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science, Concordia University and a member of the selection committee. "By launching this program, Royal Bank is investing in the future of our young people, focusing on a pool of qualified potential employees, and also demonstrating its commitment to the importance of post secondary education."

Interested candidates may obtain information brochures about the Native brochures about the Native Student Awards by writing: Royal Bank Native Student Awards, Human Resources, Head Office Royal Bank, P.O. Box 6001, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 3A9.