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Bird Heavy Civil Ltd. announces winners of its Aboriginal Scholarship Program for 2017

By Corinne Lynds   

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Bird Heavy Civil Ltd. awarded three scholarships valued at $1,500 dollars each earlier this month. The recipients are:

Alexandria Parsons is a Qalipu First Nations member from Burgeo, NL and is currently enrolled in the civil engineering technology program at the College of the North Atlantic (CONA) in Corner Brook, NL. She describes herself as a hands-on person and has always been interested in aspects of construction and design of infrastructure.

Rebecca Ramey is a NunatuKavut member from Happy Valley Goose, NL and is currently enrolled in the nursing program at the Centre for Nursing Studies at Memorial University in St. John’s, NL. Living an active lifestyle through organized sports such as hockey, Rebecca believes once she is a certified nurse she will find great satisfaction helping others.

Maxwell Saksagiak is a Nunatsiavut member from Nain, NL and is currently enrolled in the carpentry program at Academy Canada in St. John’s, NL. He says he chose his field of study based on the current housing crisis in his community. Maxwell wants to develop his community land, while also preserving the culture.


“We would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit applications this year and we are confident that the individuals who have been selected will contribute to their future employers and communities for years to come,” said the company website. “Once again congratulations to the three winners and we are looking forward to continuing this important initiative in 2018.”

 About the Bird Heavy Civil Ltd. Aboriginal Scholarship Program

Bird Heavy Civil’s Aboriginal Scholarship is designed to assist and support the indigenous people of Canada with their career development and growth as they attend post-secondary education.

Scholarship applications are accepted from students, either who are currently enrolled in a full-time post-secondary institution or students in Grade 12 who are planning to attend a full-time post-secondary education institution, that are of Aboriginal descent (First Nations, Métis or Inuit).\
SOURCE Bird Construction


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