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.


Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Awards: $500
Application Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017

Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel wishes to make eleven (11) five hundred dollar ($500) awards available to students registered in one of Yukon College’s Indigenous Self Determination Programs: First Nations Governance and Public Administration, Heritage and Culture, First Nations Community Services Administration, Heritage and Culture Essentials Skills, First Nations Leadership Training.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • currently registered  in one of the five qualifying programs;
  • good academic standing; and
  • 200-word submission detailing how the program will help your career.

Selection Criteria

  • Priority is 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.
  • The following assessment of the 200-word submission will be applied: 20% on spelling and grammar; 80% on alignment of career goals to the program.
  • The successful applicant will be chosen based on ability to meet stated criteria, citizenship, and where appropriate, demonstrated financial need. Citizenship takes precedence over demonstrated financial need.

Documents required

  •     Completed application form
  •     200-word letter as detailed above
  •     Proof of registration