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About Ted Nolan Foundation

The Rose Nolan Scholarship, named after Ted Nolan’s mother, and was established to help First Nations women achieve their educational and training goals, while maintaining strong community involvement.

Rose Nolan Scholarship

The Ted Nolan Foundation annually invites women attending post-secondary educational institutions to apply for a $5,000 Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship.

Seven Grandfather Teachings

Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility and Truth.

Leadership Camp

The  Ted Nolan Foundation and Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation send Aboriginal youth to leadership camp.

Our Community

The drum is the reminder of the heartbeat of the women whose strength keeps our culture alive.

 

  A dream has become reality. I would like to extend my gratitude to my family and friends who have helped me realize my dream.

Ted Nolan – Ted Nolan Foundation

Our Team

We believe in a diverse range of personel to bring creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to the Foundation, so that our recipients go on to experience great successes and see their dreams become a reality.

Mission Statement

Through our philosophy of healthy Lifestyle, the Ted Nolan Foundation is committed to the healing process to renew and revitalize the mind, body and spirit of our young people. We will explore to help train a new cadre of Aboriginal leaders today, to take their rightful place in Canadian society tomorrow. We will raise scholarship funds for First Nation Women wishing to complete their education.

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Scholarships Since 2002

8

Graduates in 2013

23

Graduates Since 2011

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Kids Sent to Camp

  • Tim Hortons
  • Tim Hortons Childrens Foundation
  • CN
  • BHH Benefits
  • Moncton Wildcats
  • RBC
  • CIBC Wood Gundy
  • BDO
  • 3 | Nolans
  • Remsoft
  • Soo Greyhounds
  • EMC
  • Little NHL
  • Renaissance Investments
  • City of Sault Ste Marie
  • Water Tower Inn
  •  
  • Ted Nolan Foundation
  • Sponsorship

Our Goal

Since 2002, the Ted Nolan Foundation goal has been to encourage Aboriginal youth to pursue academic growth for a better future.

 

 

Scholarships

The Rose Nolan Scholarship was established to recognize Aboriginal First Nation women who are achieving their educational and training goals while maintaining strong community involvement.

2002 – 2006 Winners

2006 Rose Nolan Scholarship Award Winners
Jessica Montana – Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Ontario
Faith Manitowabi – Wikwmikong First Nation, Ontario
Janna Dykstra – Pictou Landing, NS
Christy Rochelle Bresette – Kettle & Stoney Point First Nation, Ontario

2005 Rose Nolan Scholarship Award Winners
Shelby Montour – Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Ontario
Candace Polson – Timiskaming First Nation, QC
Keri Nicole Sampson – Walpole Island First Nation, Ontario
Precious Anderson – Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation, Ontario
Shelley Denny – Chapel Island First Nation, NS
Cherryl Smiley – Lower Nicola Indian Band, BC
Laura Michelle John – Bridge River First Nation, BC

2004 Rose Nolan Scholarship Award Winners
Kayla Restoule – Dokis First Nation, Ontario
Paige Restoule – Dokis First Nation, Ontario
Marcia Peters – Walpole Island First Nation, Ontario
Ramona Neckoway – Nisichaywayasuhk Cree Nation, Manitoba
Judy Desmoulin – Long Lake #58 First Nation, Ontario
Edna Cottrelle – Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Ontario

2003 Rose Nolan Scholarship Award Winners
Alicia Sayers – Garden River First Nation, Ontario
Melissa Robinson – Batchewana First Nation, Ontario
Kristen Helin – Tsimshian Nation, BC
Linda Smith – Chilcotin Nation, BC
Trudy Edith Lynn Bayer – Batchewan First Nation, Ontario
Alexandra Patricia Darnay – Garden River First Nation, Ontario

2002 Rose Nolan Scholarship Award Winners
Jessica Jacobs – Delaware First Nation, Ontario
Sara Jamieson – Seneca Oshweken, Ontario
Bethany Jamieson – Seneca, Oshweken, Ontario
Nathena Potts-Letendres – Alexis First Nation, Alberta
Elizabeth Steven – Chippewas of Kettle & Stoney Point, Ontario
Melanie Krahn – Lake Nipigon Ojibway First Nation, Ontario
Carrie Rogers – Aamjiwnanng First Nation, Ontario
Karen Andreson – Algonquins of Pikwakanagan, Ontario
Jennifer Vording – Upper Mohawks, Six Nations, Ontario
Darlene Corbiere – Batchewana First Nation, Ontario

2014 Eligibility

Once again the Ted Nolan Foundation will be awarding scholarships to Aboriginal First Nation women in honour of Ted Nolan’s mother – Rose Nolan.

How do I qualify?

  1. Be an Aboriginal women (First Nation Status)
  2. Be a member of a First Nation community in Canada
  3. Be a Canadian Resident
  4. Have recently completed one year of full-time studies at any post-secondary educational or training institution.

Thank you for your interest in the Rose Nolan Scholarship.  The 2014 winners have already been announced.  Please look for our 2015 requirements in March 2015.

 

2007 – 2010 Winners

2010 Rose Nolan Scholarship Award Winners
Suzanne Blaney – Sliammon First Nations, British Columbia
Janine Manning – Chippewas of Nawash First Nation, Ontario
Emma Wilkin – Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve First Nation, Ontario
Alicia Sayers – Garden River First Nation, Ontario
Abby Morning Bull – Piikani Nation, Alberta
Heather Jones – Saugeen First Nation, Ontario
Melissa Phillips – Oneida Nation of the Thames, Ontario

2009 Rose Nolan Scholarship Award Winners
Cheryl Recollet – Wikwem’ikong First Nation, Ontario
Alyssa Whiteduck – Algonquins of Pikwakenegan First Nation, Ontario
Dessa Gottfriedson – Tk’emlups Indian Band, BC
Samantha Dumas – Norway House Cree Nation, Manitoba
Catesby Jennifer Bolton – Beausoleil First Nation, Ontario
Caitlin Davey – Lower Cayuga Six Nations, Ontario

2008 Rose Nolan Scholarship Award Winners
Stephanie Behrens – Tlicho resident of Bechoko, NT
Christine Fraser – Eskasoni First Nation
Pam Naponse-Corbiere – Anishnabe Kwe, Atikmeksheng Anishnawbek
Jessie Elizabeth Denny – Eskasoni First Nation, Ontario
Carolyn Brown – Tsimshian Nation of Kitsumkalum, BC
Jeannine Marlys Corbiere – Batchewana First Nation, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

2007 Rose Nolan Scholarship Award Winners
Pam Plain – Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Ontario
Norma Bolduc – Batchewana First Nation, Ontario
Kyla Bernard – Eskasoni First Nation, Nova Scotia
Jennifer Jocko – Pikwakanagan First Nation, Ontario

 

About Rose Nolan

The untimely death of his mother, Rose Nolan, by a drunk driver in 1981, hit the young Ted Nolan hard. But as often happens, the closing of one door led to the opening of another. While it took Ted awhile to put it all together the idea of honouring the memory of his mother gradually emerged over the years. He readily admits she had a profound impact on his life.

Through her, he had acquired the strength to persevere in times of hardship. Her wisdom, patience and faith in the Anishinabek was passed on to Ted and he wanted to honour her contribution to him and, ultimately, to all those young First Nation kids who saw her son make it in the NHL as a player and coach of the year. He has said, “Mother had a strong and profound influence on my life.

My siblings and I were guided, strengthened and encouraged by the importance and value that she placed on an education and contributing to our community.” She was an unschooled person who did not make it beyond the primary grades. Not one to allow her schooling to interfere with her education, Rose’s community work was recognized by leaders in her home community of Garden River First Nation and in nearby Sault Ste. Marie.

She represented Garden River on the local school Board and also served on the Board of Education in the Soo. She was connected to the Algoma University College based in the old Shingwauk Institute, founded by the great Anishinabek Chief Shingwauk back in the late 1800s. To honour her in 1994, Ted established the Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship Fund to aid in the success of the educational and training goals of First Nations women throughout Canada. For a decade, Ted held a summer golf fundraiser for the scholarship fund which was enthusiastically supported by First Nation organizations and others across the provinces.

2014 Applications

The Ted Nolan Foundation is pleased to announce that the Rose Nolan Scholarship and criteria for 2014 are now available.

Read carefully the eligibility requirements as the application has been revised. As well, note the dead-line for submission is June 30, 2014. The scholarship is valued at $5,000. The successful applicant will receive $3,000 immediately and $2,000 upon successful completion of her current program.

Thank you for your interest in the Rose Nolan Scholarship.  The 2014 winners have already been announced.  Please look for our 2015 applications in March 2015.

2011 – 2014 Winners

2014 Rose Nolan Scholarship Award Winners
Caitlin Tolley – Algonquin-Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Quebec
Christena Dykstra – Pictou Landing First Nation, Nova Scotia
Courtney Purcer – Saugeen First Nation, Ontario
Jennifer Sylliboy – Eskasoni First Nation, Nova Scotia
Rebekah Elkerton – Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Ontario
Geraldine King – Gull Bay First Nation, Ontario
Taylor Morriseau – Peguis First Nation, Manitoba
Elecktra Charles – Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Saskatchewan
Lesley Belleau – Garden River First Nation, Ontario
Shelby Caplin – Gesgapegiag First Nation, Quebec

2013 Rose Nolan Scholarship Award Winners
Joanne Francis – Tetlit Gwich’in Council, North West Territory
Kathrina Chief Moon-Riley – Blood Tribe Reserve, Alberta
Ursula Doxtator – First Nations, Oneida Nation of the Thames, Ontario
Ashley Knockwood – Fort Folly First Nation, New Brunswick
Hannah St.Denis-Katz – Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation, Saskatchewan
Nicole Iaci – Kwantlen First Nation, British Columbia
Kirstin Scansen – Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Saskatchewan
Charlene Carson – Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation, Ontario
Shauna Kormendy – Tr’ondek Hwech’in, Yukon

2012 Rose Nolan Scholarship Award Winners
Stephanie Bedo – Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation, NL
Miranda Mitchell – Esgenoopetitj First Nation, New Brunswick
Keira Eval Cappo – Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation, Saskatchewan
Alicia Beth Metallic Isaac – Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation, Quebec
Abigail McCue – Curve Lake First Nation, Ontario
Dawn Goo Goo – Waycobah First Nation, Nova Scotia
Kim Gabriel – Kanehsatake Mohawk First Nation, Quebec
Alanna Jones – Garden River First Nation, Ontario
Alicia Moulton – Tobique First Nation, New Brunswick
Cassandra Manitowabi-Trudeau – Wikwemikong First Nation – Ontario

2011 Rose Nolan Scholarship Award Winners
Vicki Sahanatien – Wahta Mohawk First Nation, Ontario
Rhoda Heimbecker – Montreal Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan
Lauren McComber – Mohawk First Nation of Kahnawake, Quebec
Chantai Minet – Teslin Tlingit Council, Yukon
Jennifer Brant – Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario
Starlit Simon – Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick
Shauna Turner – Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba
Deborah Pine – Garden River First Nation, Ontario
Cara-Faye Merasty – Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, Saskatchewan
Terri Nicole Fisher – Chippewa of the Thames First Nation – Ontario

Connect With The Ted Nolan Foundation

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Testimonials/Sponsors

The Ted Nolan Foundation would like to thank our generous Sponsors for their continued support.

  • Faith Manitowabi, BScN

    Reading Rose Nolan’s story has inspired me to complete my degree in knowing that learning is a life long process. Rose Nolan has empowered me to be a strong and resilient Anishnaabe-kwe.

    Faith Manitowabi, BScN
  • Cheryl Recollet

    I would like to thank and acknowledge the Ted Nolan Foundation for supporting First Nation academics. I am truly honored and humbled to receive such recognition.

    Cheryl Recollet
  • Cindy Ncuyen

    If I could talk to Ted Nolan for a minute, I give him a hug. I would tell him that he really has made a difference in the world and he should be proud of himself.

    Cindy Ncuyen
  • Carolyn Brown

    As I begin my career, I reflect with gratitude on the Rose Nolan scholarship and all it has meant to me. The benefits have extended beyond academics and have touched all aspects of my life.

    Carolyn Brown
  • Laura John

    I have nothing but great thankfulness to your foundation.

    Laura John
  • Curt Styres

    Ted Nolan has been an inspiration for First Nations/Native American youth for many years.

    Curt Styres
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  • Daniel Stronges

    His childhood memories of working hard and not having the basic necessities shows me just how lucky I really am. 

    Daniel Stronges
  • Faith Manitowabi, BScN

    Reading Rose Nolan’s story has inspired me to complete my degree in knowing that learning is a life long process. Rose Nolan has empowered me to be a strong and resilient Anishnaabe-kwe.

    Faith Manitowabi, BScN
  • Cheryl Recollet

    I would like to thank and acknowledge the Ted Nolan Foundation for supporting First Nation academics. I am truly honored and humbled to receive such recognition.

    Cheryl Recollet
  • Cindy Ncuyen

    If I could talk to Ted Nolan for a minute, I give him a hug. I would tell him that he really has made a difference in the world and he should be proud of himself.

    Cindy Ncuyen
  • Carolyn Brown

    As I begin my career, I reflect with gratitude on the Rose Nolan scholarship and all it has meant to me. The benefits have extended beyond academics and have touched all aspects of my life.

    Carolyn Brown
  • Laura John

    I have nothing but great thankfulness to your foundation.

    Laura John
  • Curt Styres

    Ted Nolan has been an inspiration for First Nations/Native American youth for many years.

    Curt Styres
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  • Daniel Stronges

    His childhood memories of working hard and not having the basic necessities shows me just how lucky I really am. 

    Daniel Stronges
  • Tim Hortons
  • Tim Hortons Childrens Foundation
  • CN
  • BHH Benefits
  • Moncton Wildcats
  • RBC
  • CIBC Wood Gundy
  • BDO
  • 3 | Nolans
  • Remsoft
  • Soo Greyhounds
  • EMC
  • Little NHL
  • Renaissance Investments
  • City of Sault Ste Marie
  • Water Tower Inn
  •  
  • Ted Nolan Foundation
  • Sponsorship

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