Taawga hala leeyga May Russ Memorial Bursary

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The Council of the Haida Nation has created the Taawga hala leeyga May Russ Memorial Bursary in loving memory of our dear Hereditary Chief, friend, and colleague, Taawga hala leeyga. Taawga hala leeyga was an instrumental leader with the CHN, dedicating nearly 20 years of her life to Administration for the Haida Nation. A $2,000 bursary will be offered to a female student who is continuing education at a college or university. This bursary is not specific to a field of study – any young female leader is encouraged to apply.

Submit a short video (maximum 2 minutes) or essay (maximum 500 words) explaining your educational goals, the field you are going into and why. Include Taawga hala leeyga Memorial Bursary in the subject line.

Send your applications to bursary@haidanation.com

SUBMIT BY: June 7th, 2024 at 4:30pm


  • Applicants must be of Haida ancestry
  • Enrolled in a post-secondary institution
  • The bursary will be awarded when the successful application submits a post-secondary acceptance letter.

A selection committee will be formed to choose the successful applicant.


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