Indspire is a national Indigenous-led charitable organization that invests in Indigenous Peoples to help reach their highest potential in education and by inspiring achievement. Our partnership with Indspire began with investments in Indigenous post-secondary education, but today it has evolved into a 360-degree approach where we focus on investing in K-12 programs, post-secondary scholarships and events that recognize Indigenous leaders.

Scholarships and Bursaries with Indspire

Shell provides post-secondary financial awards and supports delivery of Indspire programs for Indigenous students.

These programs were established for Indigenous students to pursue post-secondary education for possible future employment opportunities relevant to the oil and gas sector. Here is a snapshot of these two programs:

Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards

General Post-Secondary Education:

This program supports First Nation, Inuit and Métis people who are from communities and regions near Shell Canada operations in Alberta, British Columbia or Ontario to pursue Post-Secondary education. These programs are primarily awarded in the areas of Business, Engineering, Geosciences, Environmental Studies, and Commerce (Human Resources, Finance, Accounting, Energy Marketing, and Economics).

Apprenticeships, Skilled Trades & Technology:

This program supports First Nation, Inuit and Métis people who are from communities or regions of Alberta, British Columbia or Ontario near Shell Canada operations to pursue an education leading to a career in technology. Programs of study can include: general diplomas, applied diploma certificate programs, pre-trades training in skilled trades and technology fields.

To find out more or to apply: visit or call 1.855. INDSPIRE (463.7747)

Indspire Awards

The Indspire Awards recognize and honour Indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding achievement. Recipients of the awards motivate and serve as valuable role models for all Indigenous Peoples. Shell is proud to be the Indigenous Youth sponsor of the Indspire Awards.

Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering

The youth career conference brings high school students and industry experts together by connecting them with sponsors to learn about a myriad of career and post-secondary education options. Students participate in interactive workshops to learn about career opportunities, financial support, and meet leading industry experts. They also learn about Indigenous role models in their communities and meet the Indspire Youth Award recipients.

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