Nunavut business student wins scholarships

Trent University student Laura Arngna’naaq is working towards a career as a managerial accountant


Laura Arngna’naaq

Laura Arngna’naaq


Laura Arngna’naaq, a university student who lives in Kingston, Ont. has earned two prestigious scholarships, one, a Sun Life financial scholarship from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, and the other from the Royal Bank of Canada’s Aboriginal Student Awards Program.

“Education helps lay the groundwork for the future success of Aboriginal youth. By providing financial support, we can help create positive change and prepare them to be our leaders of tomorrow,” said Dale Sturges, national director of the RBC’s aboriginal markets, in an Aug. 31 news release about the award.

Arngna’naaq, originally from Nunavut’s Kivalliq region, finished her a Bachelor of Business Administration at Trent University, and is now attending graduate school at the Univ. of Toronto. Her goal is to become a chartered accountant.

The annual RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 and has awarded over $1.2 million dollars to 108 students in Aboriginal communities across Canada. Each year, 10 scholarships are awarded to students majoring in all disciplines. The program provides $4,000 annually, for a maximum of four years, to selected students pursuing a post-secondary education.

The CCAB Sun Life award to Arngna’naaq was announced earlier this summer.

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