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Rio Tinto renews support for indigenous students

Reference image courtesy of Rio Tinto.

Rio Tinto is renewing its support for Indspire, a Canadian indigenous charity that provides bursaries and scholarships to Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education or training.

Through its Rio Tinto Aluminium Fund Canada, the company will provide $450,000 over the next three years to Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures program. Indspire will use the fund for bursaries, scholarships, awards and its recognition and development events.

As part of the renewed partnership, Rio Tinto will continue to provide its Rio Tinto Award for Indigenous Students, offering financial support to Indigenous students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. This award has supported 720 students since 2015, and 94% of them completed the program they were enrolled in.

This story first appeared in the Canadian Mining Journal