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Call for Applicants for 11th annual Jesse Deer Memorial Media Scholarship Fund


Forwarded on behalf of the Jesse Deer Memorial Media Scholarship Fund

Kahnaw�:ke�s local media are pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2021 Jesse Deer Memorial Media Scholarship Fund for $1000.

The bursary is for the 2021 Fall Semester and will be awarded to one successful post-secondary student who is pursuing media-related studies. Candidates should exemplify Jesse�s values by demonstrating a sound work ethic, good grades, great motivation, and community involvement.

�Even if it has been over a decade since our friend Jesse passed away, we will never forget him and his impact on the Kahnawake mediascape,� said Steve Bonspiel, editor/publisher of the Eastern Door and Co-chair of the scholarship. �He will always be remembered through this scholarship in his name, and we are hoping a new generation gets to hear and learn about his impact as more and more students get to the university level from Kahnawake.�

�It�s important for us to help promote the need for our community members to pursue an education in media-related fields,� said Greg Horn of Ior�:wase and Co-Chair of the scholarship. �It is more and more important to be able to tell our own stories.�

Applicants are asked to produce a two (2) minute video or write a 500-word essay explaining their reasons for applying, and submit it along with an up-to-date transcript and letter of reference by email to or by mail to:  

Jesse Deer Memorial Media Scholarship
Post Office Box 1616
Kahnaw�:ke Mohawk Territory, J0L 1B0

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 26, 2021, at 11:59pm.

K1037 Radio, The Eastern Door, KTV, Ior�:wase, and First Nations TV created the Fund to pay tribute to media personality and community enthusiast Jesse Deer, who passed away on November 24, 2009, at the age of 23.

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