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.
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.
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Applications can be submitted in person at the Student Services Centre, Ayamdigut Campus, or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please contact the Student Services Centre at 867.668.8720.
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.
Hougen Business & Community Service Award: $500
Application Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017
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.
While business is Rolf‘s formal career, Rolf and Margaret have a passion for improving the lives of Yukoners by engaging in community service. In the 1940’s while still in his teens and after starting his own retail business, he became a founder of the Young People’s Association, a community organization that focused on community activities and sports. This was just the beginning. He later started or participated in many Yukon community organizations from organizing the first Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous event to spearheading the establishment of 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.
• Enrolled as a full-time student in the second year of the Business Administration diploma program at Yukon College;
• Provide a letter from a community organization stating that the student is a volunteer. The letter must include: confirmation that the student is currently volunteering with the organization; the date the student started to volunteer with this organization; an approximation of the number of hours he/she has volunteered; his/her duties.
• Students may receive the award twice. Preference goes to those who have not received it in the past.
• Community service is assessed on a combination of hours, length of commitment to-date, and level of responsibility. The committee will assess this based on the perceived contribution to society.
• If there is more than one applicant with comparable societal contributions, the student with the highest GPA will be selected.