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Nicole Lacroix
Enrolment Management Advisor
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awards@yukoncollege.yk.ca

Financial Awards

Students are at the heart of Yukon College and are an integral part of Yukon’s future. Our Financial Awards program can help you reach your educational goals. Yukon College and our generous donors understand the value of an education, so we supply a variety of awards to help you support your educational and living costs.

Awards can be based on academic or personal achievement, or financial need, along with other specialized criteria. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

How to apply

Click on each award below to see whether you are eligible to apply and what documents you need to submit.

Whether you are applying for one or many awards, you need to fill out the following two documents only once:

  1. Student Financial Award Application
  2. Student Financial Award Application Waiver

Each award has additional application requirements and additional documents you need to submit. For instance, some require a Budget Sheet and some require a letter or essay. Please read the information carefully, and if you have any questions feel free to contact the Student Services Centre at 867.668.8720.

Applications can be submitted in person at the Student Services Centre, Ayamdigut Campus or to awards@yukoncollege.yk.ca.


 

Entrance awards

Award Application Deadline Amount
Yukon College Academic Potential Entrance Award Grade 12
March 15, 2017 Full year of tuition

Yukon College acknowledges and offers awards to students who show academic potential despite experiencing hardship(s). Two full academic year tuition waiver awards are available.

Applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Have a Yukon College letter of acceptance into full-time studies (minimum 9 credits);
  • Be a current Grade 12 Yukon high school student;
  • Complete the Award Application;
  • Provide a 300-word (approx.) letter outlining how you have overcome hardship(s) and how the selected program at Yukon College will further these goals; and
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from either an administrator, teacher or counselor from your secondary school.
Yukon College Entrance Award
March 15, 2017 Full year of tuition

Yukon College offers entrance awards for new full-time students who have been accepted into a Yukon College certificate, diploma or degree students and who demonstrate financial need. Three full academic year tuition waiver awards are available.

Applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Have a Yukon College letter of acceptance into a certificate, diploma or degree program. (Note: partnership university programs and post-graduate certificates are not eligible);
  • Be entering for the first time full-time studies at Yukon College (minimum 9 credits);
  • Complete the Award Application;
  • Provide a completed budget demonstrating your financial need; and
  • Provide a 300-word (approx.) letter detailing work and life goals and how your selected program at Yukon College will further these goals.
Yukon College Entrance Scholarship Grade 12
March 15, 2017 Full year of tuition

Yukon College acknowledges and offers scholarships to grade 12 students who have achieved higher academic standing in grade 12. Three full year tuition waiver awards are available.

Applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Have a Yukon College letter of acceptance into full-time studies (minimum 9 credits);
  • Be a current grade 12 student with a minimum average of 80% in grade 12;
  • Provide an official copy of interim transcript;
  • Complete the Award Application; and
  • Provide a 300-word (approx.) letter detailing work and life goals and how your selected program at Yukon College will further these goals.

 

General awards

Award Application Deadline Amount
Alice Donald Bursary September 29, 2017 $300

This $300 bursary has been made available through an endowment created by Alice H. Donald. Born in Victoria, BC in 1912, Mrs. Donald moved to Whitehorse in 1976 following brain surgery that left her without the use of her right arm, limited use of her right leg, and a severe speech impediment. She was well known for her production of hooked wall hangings, which she would craft with her non-dominant hand.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be one of:
  • A second year physically-disabled student at Yukon College (first priority for selection committee) OR
  • A student of a health-related program
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have completed the previous semester at Yukon College

Documents you need to submit:

Alkan Air Aviation Management Bursary January 31, 2018 $1,000

Alkan Air would like to make a $1,000 bursary available to a full-time student in Yukon College's Aviation Management Diploma Program. Alkan Air is a flight solutions company, solving air logistics problems for clients, as well as providing pilot training programming. Based at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, Alkan Air provides a wide variety of aircarft to meet client needs.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in Yukon College's Aviation Management Diploma Program
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have successfully completed the previous semester of this program as a full time student

Documents you need to submit:

Aron Senkpiel Award January 31, 2018 $750

(Usually available as a Fall term award)

Aron Senkpiel, a former dean of Yukon College from 1982 to 1992, was passionate about the North and initiated the Northern Studies program. During his time, the territorial government awarded Yukon College with a one million dollar endowment fund to support northern and Yukon research, largely due to Aron's efforts. Under Aron's leadership, he also oversaw the development of the Renewable Resource Management program, the Bachelor of Social Work program, and Women's Studies. In conjunction with the University of Alaska Southeast, he also worked to introduce the Masters of Education and a Masters of Public Administration. Aron's vision of a 'higher education in the North, for the North, and by the North' is becoming a reality and is reflected in this $750 award.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Have attended both a Yukon high school for at least one year
  • Have completed at least one year of full-time studies at Yukon College immediately prior to this application
  • Be registered full-time at Yukon College or an alternate post-secondary education institution in a program that is focused on the North and includes Northern content
  • Write a letter stating your educational goal(s) and steps taken to achieve these goal(s)
  • Demonstrate financial need

Documents you need to submit:

ATCO Electric Yukon Bursary September 29, 2017 $1000

With a strong belief in fostering education, ATCO Electric Yukon is pleased to provide a $1000 award as part of their commitment to the territory. ATCO Electric Yukon recognizes its employees live, work and play in the Yukon and invests in organizations that are striving to improve its communities.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time at Yukon College
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Write an essay describing your community involvement, including examples of situations or occasions when you have been an ambassador for your community as well as volunteer activities in which you are engaged (max. one page)

Documents you need to submit:

Audrey McLaughlin Award in Social Work January 31, 2018 $500

Friends of Audrey McLaughlin established this $500 award in honour of her 80th birthday.

Born in Ontario, Audrey McLaughlin was executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association and a social worker in Toronto, prior to moving to Whitehorse in 1979. In the Yukon, Audrey opened a consulting business, working on projects such as child welfare legislation and research on land claims and Aboriginal self-government. In 1987, Audrey was recruited to run for the New Democratic Party nomination, which she won, going on to win the federal by-election later that year. The first New Democratic MP ever elected in Yukon, Audrey distinguished herself in the House. She was chosen Party Leader two years later - the first woman to lead a national political party in Canadian history. Audrey remained party leader until 1995 and represented Yukon as Member of Parliament until 1997. Audrey holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Toronto, Guelph, and Northern British Columbia. An Officer of the Order of Canada, Audrey continues to be an active community volunteer and a strong advocate for democracy, peace, and public service at home and in developing nations throughout the world.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a female student
  • Have been a Yukon resident for a minimum of two years immediately prior to this application
  • Be registered full-time in the Social Work degree program at Yukon College
  • Be an active community volunteer
  • Write a short essay describing (maximum two pages):
  • How long you have been in the Yukon prior to this application
  • Volunteer roles and responsibilities, including how this volunteer experience and your education will support democracy, public service and your career goals

Documents you need to submit:

Aurora Geosciences Award September 29, 2017 $1,000

As part of their commitment to Yukon and Yukoners, Aurora Geosciences would like to provide a $1,000 award to a Yukon student enrolled full-time in the Geological Technology diploma program.

To make things work North of 60, you need to know the land, and be ready for anything. Through 34 years of innovation and adaptation in the face of the North’s profound challenges, Aurora Geosciences Ltd. has carved out its reputation as true northern experts. The northern company with brains for rocks, Aurora Geosciences is the only company offering professional services in geology and geophysics that is both based in the North and operates across the North. With offices in Yellowknife, Whitehorse and Juneau, Aurora Geosciences delivers applied geosciences and exploration support services with northern savvy and innovative drive. Their client base covers companies and governments engaged in mineral exploration, oil and gas exploration, and engineering.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in either year of the Geological Technology Diploma program
  • Currently be an active community volunteer
  • Write a letter describing:
  • Your responsibilities as a community volunteer, including the date you began volunteering with the organization and hours volunteered (weekly, monthly, or total)
  • Your interest in and future plans with geology, including whether you plan to be involved in mineral exploration (500 words)
  • Any participation you may have with a sports team or arts association

Documents you need to submit:

BDO Canada LLP Scholarship September 29, 2017 $2,000

As part of their commitment to Yukon and Yukoners, BDO Canada would like to provide a $2000 scholarship to a Yukon student enrolled full-time in the Business Administration Diploma. For more than 90 years, BDO Canada LLP has been providing accounting, tax and advisory services to a broad range of clients across Canada. With offices in communities from Vancouver to St. John’s to Whitehorse, and in more than 1400 offices worldwide, their professionals combine personalized, local advice and service with national, and international, resources and experience.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in the Business Administration Diploma program
  • Have successfully completed Introductory Financial Accounting I and II with a GPA of 3.0 or higher – selection is primarily based on GPA
  • Be registered for Finance I and/or Finance II
  • Write a letter describing how the Business Administration program aligns with your career goals in accounting, finance or related area of interest (maximum 200 words)

Documents you need to submit:

Dylan Alexis Memorial Bursary September 29, 2017 $250

The Yukon College Student Union has created this $250 bursary in memory of Dylan Alexis, and is available to a Yukon First Nation student in the trades with demonstrated financial need.

Dylan Alexis was a twenty-four year old carpentry student, from Kwanlin Dun First Nation, Crow Clan. When he suddenly passed away, he was also father to a three and a half month old son. Determined to work as a carpenter and learn as much as he could about the trade, he was incredibly excited about starting his new career and he was a meticulous craftsperson.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a Yukon First Nation student
  • Be registered in any of the Yukon College trade programs
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: Priority will be given to someone whose identify and situation is similar to Dylan's.

EDI Down to Earth Biology Award September 29, 2017 $1,000

EDI would like to provide a $1,000 award to a second year Yukon College student in the Renewable Resources diploma or Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences degree program.

EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc. focuses on living things and where they live. A consulting company with over two decades of experience, EDI offices can be found in seven locations in western and northern Canada. In the Yukon, EDI has worked for developers, First Nations and governments and has developed a reputation for providing practical advice and effective results.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full time in: second year of Renewable Resources Management diploma OR year 3 or 4 of Northern Environmental And Conservation Sciences degree
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher
  • Write an essay (500 words) on The Role of Environmental Consultants in in the Yukon. EDI’s website is a good starting place for your research.

Documents you need to submit:

Geoey Shaw Bursary Fund September 29, 2017 $500

Sally Webber wishes to make a $500 bursary available to a Yukon First Nation student entering into the School of Visual Arts program.  This bursary was established in memory of Norman George Shaw, the late partner of Yukon College President, Sally Webber. Geoey, as he preferred to be called, spent many years working in First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada. He was especially committed to fostering indigenous artists and traditional art forms. He believed that the intergenerational transfer of traditional art forms and techniques was essential to the building and maintenance of healthy people and communities.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a current Yukon resident
  • Be registered full-time in Yukon College’s School of Visual Arts program
  • Be a member of a Yukon First Nation
  • Demonstrate financial need

Documents you need to submit:

George Walker 8th International Congress on Circumpolar Health Scholarship $400

**THIS AWARD IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE**

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in a health, social services, or science-related program at Yukon College
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Write a paragraph detailing your community service

Documents you need to submit:

Golder Associates Bursary January 31, 2018 $1,000

Golder Associates would like to invest in the future of the Yukon by making a $1000 bursary available to a student enrolled in enrolled in a certificate, diploma, or degree studies in a program with environmental, geotechnical, or archaeology content.

Golder strives to be the most respected global organization providing consulting, design, and construction services in earth, environment, and related areas of energy through technical excellence, innovative solutions and award winning client service. Golder clients span the world's major economic drivers: Oil and Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Power, Transportation by using a management system designed to deliver consistent global performance, while being responsive to local needs.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in in a certificate, diploma, or degree program with environmental, geotechnical, or archaeological content program. Examples of related programs at Yukon College include: Geological Technology, Science / Northern Science, Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences, Northern Outdoor and Environmental Sciences, Northern First Nations Studies
  • Demonstrate financial need

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: Preference will be given to an applicant from a First Nation

Haines Junction Campus Trades and Technology Bursary September 29, 2017 $500

This $500 bursary is designed to support a grade 12 or mature student from St. Elias Community School in Haines Junction.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Have attended a least two years at St. Elias Community School in Hanes Junction, between grades 9 and 12
  • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College trades program
  • Provide a letter of support from a person other than a family member

For more information and the documentation required, contact the Haines Junction Campus Committee by phone at 867-634-8800 or by email ychainesj@yukoncollege.yk.ca

Hazel Fekete Award September 29, 2017 $500

This $500 award was established by the former Developmental Studies Division of Yukon College in 1995 at the time of Hazel Fekete’s retirement in order to recognize her commitment from 1964 as an instructor, and later as dean, to the students in academic upgrading classes. The award recognizes the courage of those students who often overcome many obstacles to return to the classroom.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in College Access Pathways at Yukon College
  • Have completed the previous semester at Yukon College
  • Have been a Yukon resident for a minimum of two years as of the date of the award application

Documents you need to submit:

Hougen Business & Community Service Award September 29, 2017 $500

In recognition of the valuable contributions students make to their community when volunteering their time, Rolf and Margaret Hougen would like to provide a $500 award to a Yukon College student enrolled in the second year of the Business Diploma program.

Rolf and Margaret Hougen have been pillars of the North for their entire adult lives. In a book documenting their history, they provided advice to their own grandchildren and would like to share this advice with applicants for the scholarship:
Education is important and will give you an excellent foundation for all of your endeavours in the years ahead.  Build yourself into a person of integrity and trustworthiness, and ensure you have a reputation for honesty.  Seek advice from those around you but in the end make up your own mind.  When starting out in your career, be prepared to live simply until you can reduce your debts and are successful enough to afford some luxuries.

Rolf was the founder of many Yukon community organizations, including: the Young People’s Association, the first Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous event, and the Yukon Foundation. Nationally, Rolf chaired the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and co-founded the satellite delivery network Cancom, the first company in the world to provide a unique system to deliver radio and television to remote and underserved regions of Canada. Rolf is also a recipient of the Order of Canada. To this day, both Rolf and Margaret remain committed contributors to the arts community in the Yukon and to the preservation of the territory’s unique heritage.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in second year of the Business Administration diploma program at Yukon College
  • Provide a letter from a community organization stating that you are a volunteer. The letter must include: confirmation that you are currently volunteering with the organization; the date you started to volunteer with this organization; an approximation of the number of hours you have volunteered; and your duties

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: Students may receive the award twice. Preference goes to those who have not received it in the past. If there is more than one applicant with comparable societal contributions, the student with the highest GPA will be selected.

Hugh and Debora Kitchen Aviation Management Bursary September 29, 2017 $500

Hugh and Debra Kitchen are long-time Yukon residents, business owners and community volunteers who wish to make a $500 bursary available annually to students wishing to pursue a career in northern aviation.

For the Kitchen’s, aviation has been both a passion and a career. Hugh jumped at the opportunity to earn his pilot’s license as a young man working with White Pass, eventually becoming a partner with local airline Alkan Air. While no longer engaged in day-to-day operations of the airline, Hugh continues to be an avid pilot and community volunteer.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in Yukon College’s Aviation Management Diploma program
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Write a 200 word letter outlining why you have chosen aviation as a career, including how this will support your goal to live and work in the North

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: First preference to a student from a Yukon community outside of Whitehorse. Second preference will be given according to the following order: 1) Yukon students, 2) Northern students (those whose permanent address is above 50 degrees latitude), including residents of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut as well as northern British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador and 3) Students from elsewhere.

International Student Awards January 31, 2018 $500

Yukon College would like to provide two $500 awards to international students.

To apply, you must:

  • Be an International student
  • Have completed a full-time fall semester at Yukon College in any academic program (including ESL 050  and ESL 030) with a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College Winter semester
  • Write an essay, describing a) one academic challenge you have experienced at Yukon College (maximum 100 words) and b) how you have overcome this challenge (maximum 100 words).


Documents you need to submit:

Janet and Pierre Berton Bursary $400

**THIS AWARD IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE**

The Bennet Family Foundation would like to make a $400 bursary available to a student with demonstrated financial need in Pierre Berton’s name.

Pierre Berton was a chancellor at Yukon College from 1989 to 1993. He was born in Whitehorse, Yukon in 1920. Pierre was the son of a gold-seeker and worked in the Klondike mining camps during his university years. He went on to become an editor and columnist at newspapers and magazines, a television personality and an author. Pierre is now among Canada's most well-known authors with 50 published books, many of which are considered Canadian classics. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada and was inducted into Canada's Hall of Fame in 1998. Pierre passed away in 2004 in Toronto, Ontario after publishing his last book entitled, Pioneers of the North, which was a collection of biographical sketches on five of Canada's northern explorers.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time at Yukon College
  • Have resided in the Yukon for at least two years as of the date of award application
  • Demonstrate financial need

Documents you need to submit:

JDS Energy and Mining Inc. Scholarship January 31, 2018 $1,000

JDS would like to invest in Yukon's next generation by making a $1,000 bursary available to a student enrolled in the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining, who has the intent on entering the mining industry and/or entering the field of mining engineering.

JDS Energy and Mining Inc. creates value for clients, with an entrepreneurial approach to business where every project is treated as their own. With ongoing projects within the territory, JDS has built a strong reputation in the industry for fit-for-purpose design as well as leadership in developing mining projects around the world.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College trades program
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Write a brief letter outlining why you have chosen this program and your future goals

Documents you need to submit:

JT Ritter Bursary September 29, 2017 $1,000

JT Ritter wishes to make an annual bursary for $1,000 available in recognition of the difficulties of returning to school following an absence from educational pursuits.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time at Yukon College
  • Be returning to school after having been away from education for a minimum of three years (however, if no applicants apply with a break of three years, then the award may be given to a student who has been away from education for at least one year)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Write a paragraph, identifying how your planned program of study aligns with your goals

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: Students may receive the award twice, however, preference goes to those who have not received it in the past. The award may be split and given to two students.

Kathleen Thorpe, Selkirk First Nation Bursary September 29, 2017 $750

Glaicar Sanford Wealth Partners of RBC Dominion Securities, would like to make a $750 bursary available to a student in need, in Kathleen Thorpe’s name.

Kathleen Thorpe is the oldest Selkirk First Nation member and has spent most of her life volunteering for the Community, working in the school teaching sewing and providing support to numerous students and family members.  Kathleen’s dedication and support to Selkirk youth has been inspirational.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time at Yukon College
  • Be a citizen of any Yukon First Nation - priority is given to a citizen of Selkirk First Nation
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Write an essay (200 words), describing your goals and career plans, including how your program of choice will help meet these goals

Documents you need to submit:

kobayashi + zedda architects Bursary September 29, 2017 $1000

Jack Kobayashi and Antonio Zedda (KZA), together with their partner firm, 360° Design Build, would like to offer a $1000 bursary to women studying full-time in Yukon College trades programs.

Kobayashi + Zedda Architects believes that a gender balance in the construction trades, reflective of the general population, supports effective building projects. As the largest Yukon architecture firm, it offers combined experience of 40 years in every eco-region of the Territory and includes a team that includes urban planners, architects, general contractor and carpenters. 360° Design Build is an active private developer, having constructed over $10 million worth of multi-use commercial/residential projects in downtown Whitehorse in the past 8 years.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a female student
  • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College trades program
  • Demonstrate financial need

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: Preference given to applicants who have been in the Yukon for two years or longer

Lake Laberge Lions Club Bursary September 29, 2017 $500

The Lake Laberge Lions Club would like to provide two $500 awards to students in financial need who are enrolled full-time in a pre-apprentice program.  If there is only one applicant, the two $500 awards will be combined to make a $1,000 award.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College pre-apprentice trades program
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a Yukon resident for a minimum of two years as of the date of the award application

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: If no eligible pre-apprentice, other applicants from pre-employment programs might be considered. Preference given to those with at least one year of attendance at a Yukon high school.

Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Awards September 29, 2017 $500

Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel wishes to make eleven separate $500 awards available to students registered in one of Yukon College’s Indigenous Self Determination Programs.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be currently registered  in one of the five qualifying programs: First Nations Governance and Public Administration, Heritage and Culture, First Nations Community Services Administration, Heritage and Culture Essentials Skills, First Nations Leadership Training
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Write an essay (200 words) describing how the program will help your career

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE:  Priority is given to citizens of Champagne Aishihik and Carcross Tagish First Nations, and second priority is to any Yukon First Nation and those First Nations that border the Yukon – Daylu Dena Council, the Taku River Tlingit First Nation, and the Gwich’in Tribal Council.

Lorene Robertson Writing Award September 29, 2017 $2,000

The family of Lorene Robertson has created a $2,000 award for a Yukon College student who has completed upgrading courses and is currently registered in a Yukon College credit program. 

Lorene grew up in the suburbs of Vancouver but always dreamed of living near the wilderness in the North. She moved to Whitehorse at age 33 in 1988 where she was able to pursue her twin passions of paddling the Yukon rivers and riding her horse in dressage competitions or with her partner Hugh Monaghan in the hills above Lake Laberge.  Lorene was a creative and engaging English teacher for over 25 years at Yukon College teaching primarily in the Adult Basic Education program.  She was an excellent writer, editor and mentor and particularly loved teaching and writing poetry.  She also developed curriculum for the Northern Institute of Social Justice. 

She received two awards from the College – one in 1995 for her innovative teaching and one in 2014 for her many contributions to the College.  She was particularly proud of establishing the College Writing Centre where students could receive individual mentoring to improve their writing.   She passed away in August 2014 due to a tragic fall from her much-loved horse.

This writing award in Lorene’s name, hopes to continue her legacy of inspiring others to find their voice and tell their stories especially about their experience of living in the North.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time or part-time (minimum 2 courses) in a Yukon College credit program
  • Have completed a minimum of three upgrading courses (ABE or equivalent program) at Yukon College (less courses may also be considered)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Write a submission (maximum 600 words) with the theme – Our Northern Homeland (poetry is eligible)

Documents you need to submit:

Mary Ellen Whyard Bursary September 29, 2017 $500

This $500 award is provided by The F.H. Collins Mary Ellen Whyard Committee and the Jim Whyard Memorial Fund

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in Yukon College Early Learning and Child Care program
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Write a letter describing what your goals and future plans are, and the steps taken to achieve them

Documents you need to submit:

Nacho Nyak Dun Award $250

**THIS AWARD IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE**

The First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun would like to offer a $250 award to a Nacho Nyak Dun citizen pursuing post-secondary education. They believe post- secondary education can help ensure personal success.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Nacho Nyak Dun citizen
  • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College credit program

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: Award recipients who fail to complete the term in which they received the award will be required to repay the award.

Ni’iinlii Njik Renewable Resource Management Bursary January 31, 2017 $1,000

This $1000 award is provided by Natural Resources Department, Vuntut Gwitchin Government.
 
To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in Yukon College’s Renewable Resource Management program
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Write a letter, describing your goals and career plans, including how the award will further these plans

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: Order of award priority: 1) citizen of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, 2) citizen of any Yukon First Nation, and 3) any student in the Renewable Resource Management Program

Northwestel Bursary September 29, 2017 $500

Northwestel wishes to make a $500 bursary available to a full-time Yukon College student.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in the first year of either the Yukon College Business Administration or Computer Support Technician program
  • Have completed two years of secondary education in the Yukon school system
  • Be a northern resident (British Columbia north of Fort St. John, Yukon, Northwest Territories or Nunavut)
  • Demonstrate financial need

Documents you need to submit:

Paul Flaherty Bursary September 29, 2017 $500

PPaul and Helen Flaherty have established a $500 bursary in support of a student enrolled in the College Access Pathways program who plans to enroll in a credit program at Yukon College.

A long-time volunteer in the Whitehorse community, Paul joined the Yukon College Board of Governors in 2009. He became Chair of the Board in 2012, during which time the College began its path to becoming Canada’s first university north of 60.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered part-time or full-time in the Yukon College Access Pathways program
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Identify what program you plan to attend following College Access Pathways

Documents you need to submit:

Prochazka Family Youth-in Care Bursary January 31, 2018 $500

The Prochazka family offers a $500 bursary for a student pursuing post-secondary education at Yukon College who has also been a youth-in-care.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Have been a youth-in-care in the Yukon child welfare system
  • Currently reside in the Yukon
  • Be registered full-time in the second semester of any credit program at Yukon College except College Access Pathways
  • Demonstrate financial need

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: First priority is your demonstrated financial need, the second priority is if you are a member of a First Nation without a modern-day treaty, and third priority is if you work to support your education.

Rotary Club of Whitehorse Memorial Fund Bursary September 29, 2017 $500

Two awards of $500 are made possible by a generous donation from The Rotary Club of Whitehorse.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in the Yukon College Bachelor of Social Work program
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Write a letter describing the reasons for pursuing the program

Documents you need to submit:

Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Elizabeth (Betty) Williams Award September 29, 2017 $1,000

The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary has created a $1000 award for a student in Yukon College’s Culinary Arts program.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in the Yukon College Culinary Arts program
  • Have resided in the Yukon for at least two years as of the date of the award application
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Write a letter describing the reasons why you chose the program and your plans in the future. Also indicate whether you or your family is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion or the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: Preference will be given to applicants who are members of either the Royal Canadian Legion or the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, or their families.

Ruth McIntyre Bursary September 29, 2017 $500

Ruth McIntyre, a former dean at Yukon College until 1986, has made a $500 award available to a student enrolled in Yukon College upgrading programs.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College upgrading program
  • Have resided in the Yukon for a minimum of two years as of the date of award application
  • Demonstrate financial need

Documents you need to submit:

SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd. Yukon Environmental and Conservation Sciences Bursary September 29, 2017 $1,000

SLR Consulting has created a $1,000 bursary available to students in the Bachelor of Northern Science in Environmental and Conservation Sciences, as the first priority, and second, if there are no degree applicants, to students in the Renewable Resources Management diploma program. As a business operating across Canada and in the Yukon, SLR recognizes that a qualified, educated workforce is integral to Canada's and the Yukon’s future. 


To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in either the Yukon College Bachelor of Science in Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences program (year 3 or 4) or the Renewable Resources Management diploma program
  • Demonstrate financial need

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: Students in the Bachelor of Science in Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences program will take first priority. Renewable Resources students will take second. Following that, First Nations, Inuit or Metis students will be first priority. 

Small’s Expediting Business Administration Bursary September 29, 2017 $750

Small’s Expediting Services has created a $750 bursary for a mature student* enrolled in Yukon College’s Business Administration Certificate or Diploma program with an interest in business and entrepreneurship.

Founded in 2004 by entrepreneur, and Yukon College alumnus, John Small, Small’s Expediting Services is a Yukon company providing logistical and transportation support to exploration, mining and oil and gas industries in the Territory.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered in the Yukon College Business Administration Certificate or Diploma program
  • Have resided in the Yukon for a minimum of two years as of the date of award application
  • Be a mature student* as defined by Yukon College
  • Demonstrate financial need

Documents you need to submit:

* Mature Student Status is granted to those applicants 19 years of age or older, or 17 years of age and out of school for at least one year.

Stantec Scholarship September 29, 2017 $1,000

Stantec is pleased to support Yukon College’s first made-in-the-Yukon degree and post graduate certificate. As such, we would like to provide a $1,000 award to a Yukon College student enrolled part or full-time in the First Nations Governance and Public Administration program (the precursor to the degree), the degree in Indigenous governance (launch date to be announced) or the new post-graduate certificate in Climate Change Policy.

At Stantec, we aim to make a difference and impact the places where we live and where we work. Through donations, sponsorships, and volunteering, Stantec employees connect with communities and help to strengthen communities in meaningful ways such as supporting higher education. Stantec’s business objective is to be a top 10 global design firm. We do this by focusing on what we do best – providing architectural, engineering, and environmental services that solve tough challenges and make communities stronger.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered part-time or full-time in one of Yukon College’s First Nations Governance and Public Administration program, the Indigenous governance degree (currently in approval stages), or the post-graduate certificate in Climate Change Policy
  • Be registered for a minimum of two courses in one academic semester
  • Demonstrate your ability to provide leadership or academic excellence through either:
  • Having a GPA of 3.0 ('B' average) in your most recent year of college or university studies, or
  • Providing a letter of reference from your employer addressing your ability to provide leadership in your area of study
  • Demonstrate financial need

Documents you need to submit:

Stephen and Debra Osborne Bursary September 29, 2017 $200

Stephen and Debra Osborne wish to encourage and support Yukon students returning to education in studies focused on the natural northern environment, including climate change, or the areas of social work, nursing and health care assistant. To that end, they will make a $200 bursary available to a full-time student who can demonstrate financial need. Stephen Osborne was a coordinator/instructor at the Haines Junction Campus for many years and continues to teach both Wilderness and Standard First Aid classes for the college.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in Yukon College programs focused on northern environment, climate change, social work, nursing, or health care
  • Have ideally attended a Yukon high school for a minimum of two years
  • Be returning to education after a period of absence
  • Demonstrate financial need

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: If there are no applicants that have attended a Yukon high school, the bursary can be awarded to a student who has not.

Terry Weninger Award for Research September 29, 2017 $500

Dr. Terry Weninger has created a $500 award for an aspiring researcher. Dr. Weninger was the president at Yukon College from 2006-2011, and president at College of New Caledonia in Prince George from 1990-2004. He was also Deputy Minister of Education in Yukon and vice-president at Medicine Hat College.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered in the second year of a full-time program at Yukon College, or progressing to another post-secondary program
  • Write a short essay (200 words maximum) describing the research you have undertaken in the past year and how it relates to your program of study
  • Provide a supporting letter from a Yukon College faculty member

Documents you need to submit:

Watson Lake Student Assistance Endowment Fund $450

** THIS FUND IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.**

Background: The fund is a joint creation of the Watson Lake Community Campus Committee of Yukon College and the Watson Lake Training Advisory Board. This fund was created to supplement graduates, college level or mature students in the catchment area of Watson Lake, including Lower Post, Upper Liard and Two Mile who require assistance in continuing their education at either Yukon College or a recognized university or college or training centre.

 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Selection is based on need or merit, references and previous performance and suitability of goals.
  • You must have lived in the catchment area for at least 6 months.
  • Preference will be given to a student attending Yukon College.

Apply to: Coordinator of the Watson Lake Campus.
Application Deadline: June 24 and November 25 of each year.  

Whitehorse Motors Visual Arts Award January 31, 2018 $1,000

As part of their commitment to Yukon and Yukoners, Whitehorse Motors would like to provide a $1,000 award to a Yukon student enrolled full-time in a visual arts program at Yukon College.

Whitehorse Motors is the official Ford Dealership serving Whitehorse and area. They are locally owned and operated and are active sponsors and volunteers in the community.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College visual arts or visual arts business program
  • Have resided in the Yukon for a minimum of two years as of the date of award application
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Write an essay (200 words) describing your goals and career plans, and how your program of choice will help you meet these goals

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: If no eligible Yukon students, other applicants may be considered upon consultation with Whitehorse Motors.

Yukon Chamber of Mines Bursaries September 29, 2017 $1,000

The Yukon Chamber of Mines provide two separate awards of $1,000 to students in need with financial support and are intended to foster interest in geology, trades and/or the life cycle of mining.

The Yukon Chamber of Mines represents a dynamic membership numbering over 400. Since its creation, the Yukon Chamber of Mines has worked to protect and promote the interests of Yukon’s mineral exploration, development and mining industry through clear initiatives and policies which encourage a safe, economically viable, socially and environmentally responsible industry.

PLEASE NOTE: There are two different bursaries

  • The first bursary is available to a student, preferably female, registered in Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining (CNIM) programs.
  • The second bursary is available to a student, preferably female, who is registered in a CNIM program within a Yukon community outside of Whitehorse, with preference for an applicant of Yukon First Nations descent.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Reside in the Yukon
  • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining program for at least one semester
  • Demonstrate financial need

Documents you need to submit:

Yukon College Board of Governors’ Scholarship September 29, 2017 $1000

The Yukon College Board of Governors has created a $1000 award. As representatives from both the College and community, their role is to set and govern the College's vision, mission and strategic plan. The Board is empowered by the Yukon College Act. For more information on the Board, see yukoncollege.yk.ca/about/bog

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in second-year studies at Yukon College
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last academic year
  • Not have received the scholarship in the last five years
  • Write a paragraph (100 words) describing how your program aligns with your career goals

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: The applicant with the highest GPA will receive the award

Yukon Fish and Game Award September 29, 2017 $500

The Yukon Fish and Game Association (YFGA) would like to provide a $500 award to a student in one of the following programs: Renewable Resources Management diploma; Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences degree, Northern Outdoor and Environmental Studies diploma; or the Northern Science diploma.

YFGA exists for the purpose of educating the public on participating in the environment in a responsible manner, specifically: better wildlife management; improving wildlife habitat; and promoting sportsmanship.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time at Yukon College in any year of the following programs - Renewable Resources Management diploma; Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences degree, Northern Outdoor and Environmental Studies diploma; or the Northern Science diploma
  • Have resided in the Yukon for the past three months
  • Be a current member of the Yukon Fish and Game Association
  • Write a paragraph describing your goals and what you want to do with this education. Note: students with a passion for conservation are a priority

Documents you need to submit:

Yukon Outfitters Association Award September 29, 2017 $500

To commemorate the life of long-time Yukon outfitter Pete Jensen, Yukon Outfitters Association wishes to make an $500 award available to a Yukon College student. Pete was in the Outfitting business for 45 years, delivering a high quality wilderness experience, along with his wife Sharon. "He was a legend," said Sharon and so many others.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in the Yukon College Renewable Resource Management program
  • Write a short essay (max. one page) describing your values as they relate to the Yukon wilderness, and specifically how these values are expressed in your activities and lifestyle

Documents you need to submit:

Yukon School of Visual Arts Recruitment Scholarships September 30, 2016 Amount to be determined

**THESE AWARDS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD**

SOVA Yukon Scholarship
The award winner must:
• Provide proof of Canadian citizenship and permanent residence in the Yukon Territory
• Meet the entrance requirements for admission to the Yukon School of Visual Arts
• Register as a full-time student in the foundation year program at Yukon School of Visual Arts
• Complete the application form and submit it, along with any required documents and portfolio material, by the application deadline.
• Maintain full-time student status throughout the Fall and Winter terms (ie. 4 course minimum)
• Maintain a B average in the Fall and Winter terms

SOVA Canada/USA Scholarship
The award winner must:
• Provide proof of Canadian or American citizenship and permanent residence in Canada or America
• Meet the entrance requirements for admission to the Yukon School of Visual Arts
• Register as a full-time student in the foundation year program at Yukon School of Visual Arts
• Complete the application form and submit it, along with any required documents and portfolio material, by the application deadline.
• Maintain full-time student status throughout the Fall and Winter terms (ie. 4 course minimum)
• Maintain a B average in the Fall and Winter terms

The successful applicants will be notified by June 30th prior to each school year.  The scholarships will be awarded in two payments of $500 each on September 15th (Fall term) and January 15th (Winter term).

 

Faculty Nominated Awards

No application is necessary for the following awards.

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
September 28, 2018 $2,000

The winner of this award will be nominated by the program faculty, based on a combination of high academic standing and best all-round performance at the end the first year of the Geological Technology Program.

Rendezvous Rotary Club Culinary Arts Award
January 31, 2018 $1,000

The Rendezvous Rotary Club wishes to make one award available to a full-time student in the Yukon College's Culinary Arts program.

Eligibility Criteria

The award winner must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • have completed Yukon College’s Culinary Arts program as a full-time student;
  • have demonstrated quality work, leadership and vision in food service, specifically in the area of food safety;
  • be planning a career in the food service industry;
  • be nominated by the Culinary Arts Foodservice Department Head and instructor of the Culinary Arts program. Ideally, a participation in the Rotary Wine Festival.

This is a nominated award, no application necessary.

Sysco Edmonton Scholarship
January 31, 2018 $500
Sysco Edmonton wishes to make a scholarship available to a full-time student in Yukon College's Culinary Arts program.
 
The award winner must:
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Have completed Yukon College’s Culinary Arts program as a full-time student
  • Have demonstrated quality, leadership and vision in food service, specifically in the area of food safety
  • Be planning a career in the food service industry
  • Be nominated by the Culinary Arts program coordinator and the Culinary Arts program instructor

This a nominated award, no application necessary.

Yukon/Stikine Regional Science Fair Scholarship
Tuition waiver for 2 semesters

Yukon College wishes to foster a community of scientists in the North and offers scholarships for grade 7-12 students who have been chosen to represent the Yukon/Stikine Region at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. Three students will be chosen at the Yukon/Stikine Regional Science Fair to be awarded a tuition waiver for two sequential semesters at Yukon College.

Award recipients must:

  • Be accepted into a full-time Yukon College program (minimum of 9 credits) within ten years of high school graduation.