Nicole Lacroix
Enrolment Management Advisor
t: 867-668-8844

Financial Awards

We can help you achieve your educational goals. A lack of financial support can be a barrier. Yukon College and our donors understand the value of an education. That's why we offer several financial awards to help support your educational and living costs. There are three types of awards:

Scholarship: A scholarship is given in recognition of academic excellence.

Bursary: A bursary is given based on demonstrated financial need.

Award: An award is a general category that may include a number of criteria such as community contributions, leadership, extra-curricular activities, academic achievement or financial need, among others.

All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

To learn more about an award and see whether you are eligible to apply, click on the award name. Each award has different criteria.

How to apply

To apply for any award or for multiple awards, there is a single application and waiver. Students will complete ONE application and waiver, identify the awards to which they are applying, and submit any additional application materials separately.

CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY! New awards are frequently added to this page.

Applications can be submitted in person at the Student Services Centre, Ayamdigut Campus, or electronically to For more information please contact the Student Services Centre at 867.668.8720.

Other funding

In addition to the awards listed here, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance through Yukon Government programs and First Nation Funding programs. Visit the Financial Assistance page to learn more.


Audrey McLaughlin Award in Social Work: $500.
Application Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018

Established in 2016 by the friends of Audrey McLaughlin 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 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. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a female Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Have been a Yukon resident for a minimum of two years as of the date of the award application(as evidenced on health care card);
  • Be registered full-time in the Social Work degree program at Yukon College;
  • Be an active community volunteer;
  • Provide a short essay (maximum two pages) describing volunteer roles and responsibilities, explaining how this experience and your education will support your career goals. 

Selection Criteria

  • Ability to meet the above mandatory criteria.
  • Preference will be given to a student whose community service and career goals reflect Audrey's passion for democracy and/or public service. 
  • Secondly, preference will be given to a mature student.