Scholarships / Internships

Completed SABAR Scholarship application forms and accompanying information must be received no later than Midnight EST, May 16, 2014!


SABAR is pleased to offer our annual Scholarship to an Aboriginal student in Journalism or Radio/Television Arts. SABAR is particularly proud to play an important part in supporting the development of a future community leader who may have the potential to help us meet our primary goal of increasing Aboriginal reflection in Canadian broadcasting.


  1. First Nations, Inuit or Métis permanent Canadian resident;
  2. Desire to follow a path to a career in the broadcast industry;
  3. Enrollment in Canadian post secondary Journalism or Radio and Television Arts Program or Equivalent Certified Training Program; and
  4. Interest in acting as an ambassador for the broadcasting industry and serving as a role model for other Aboriginal people to encourage them to pursue careers in broadcasting.


One scholarship valued at $5,000.00 will be awarded. This award may be applied to academic and/or living costs.

NOTE: Previous SABAR Scholarship recipients are eligible for continued scholarship awards each year they continue in their approved programs in the amount of $2,500.00 annually to a maximum total scholarship value of $10,000.00.
Continued scholarship application is due by July 20, 2014.


Your application will be reviewed by a cross-Canada panel that includes representation from SABAR members.  Please note, finalists will be required to participate in an interview (by phone or in person) as part of the selection process.  Decisions of the judging panel are final.


    • If applicant does not meet the eligibility criteria, the application will be removed from contention.
    • Completed application form and accompanying information must be received no later than Midnight EST, May 16, 2014.
    • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.


The recipient of the SABAR Scholarship for 2013 is Kelsey Solway.

Kelsey Solway – 2013 SABAR Scholarship recipient


Kelsey Solway is the 2013 SABAR Scholarship Award winner.  Journalism has always been a passion for Kelsey since she was very young so Journalism as a course of study seemed a natural choice for her to pursue.  She is enrolled in her second year at Mount Royal University  in Calgary, Alberta where she plans to complete a Communications B.A. majoring in Journalism.  Kelsey hopes to be reporter.  SABAR is thrilled to be able to support Kelsey’s aspirations.







The recipient of the SABAR Scholarship for 2012 is Teevi McKay.

Teevi Mackay – 2012 SABAR Scholarship recipient


Teevi Mackay is our scholarship winner for 2012. Teevi Mackay was born  in Arctic Bay, Nunavut – the Northern tip of Baffin Island in Canada’s High Arctic. Mackay is currently studying journalism at Carleton  University in Ottawa. She expects to graduate with a journalism honours degree, with a minor in law, in April 2013. Mackay’s focus is in radio  broadcast production.  During the summer of 2012, Mackay helped produce  Angiqatigingniq, Deciding Together,  a radio series hosted by Isuma  Productions under their Digital Indigenous Democracy project. The radio  series informs Inuit audiences about their rights with regard to the  current mining exploration activity in the North Baffin region of  Nunavut.  Mackay is also taking a full year course in political  reporting.  Mackay’s ultimate goal is to become a television broadcaster.

Congratulations Teevi on being SABAR’s scholarship winner  for 2012!







The recipient of the SABAR Scholarship for 2011 is Lauren McComber.

Lauren McComber – 2011 SABAR scholarship recipient


Lauren Karonhiaronkwas McComber is the 2011 recipient of the SABAR Scholarship. She is a Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) of the Bear Clan who grew up on the Kahnawake First Nation just outside of Montreal, Quebec. She is majoring in journalism at Concordia University with a minor in First Peoples studies.

Over the years, Lauren has received several honours for her role in journalism and her community. She was the 2011 recipient of the Ted Nolan Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship; she was accepted into and graduated from the 2011 Indigenous Women in Community Leadership (IWCL) certificate program at the Coady International Institute; and she was the 2012 recipient of the Jesse Deer Memorial Media Scholarship, which honours an exemplary Kahnawake student pursuing an education in the media field.

Lauren has worked for every media outlet in her community of Kahnawake over the past 10 years. She is currently the news anchor at K103 Radio Station and an intern at The Eastern Door newspaper. She is also the founder of the Kahnawake women’s group Carrying Our Roots to Empowerment (CORE). CORE aims to give its members a strengthened sense of what it means to be a Kanien’kehá:ka woman, inspiring them to implement programs or projects that will pass this message on to and strengthen the identity of the future generations of Kanien’kehá:ka women to come.




Tchadas Leo – SABAR Scholarship recipient


Tchadas Leo

Tchadas Leo is originally from the Xwemalhkwu First Nations reserve in Campbell River BC and is currently in his fourth year majoring in Digital Media studies at the Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC.  Tchadas is enthusiastic about his scholarly pursuits, and is ready to pursue a career in the TV and movie industry. Having already worked in the TV industry as a Assistant Producer since the age of 16 at CRTV and Shaw TV at a young age, Tchadas hopes to continue that career path he is currently on, and become a director or main producer of a television station in due course.











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