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.


Lorene Robertson Writing Award: $2,000
Application Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017

The family of Lorene Robertson would like to make a $2,000/annum award available to a Yukon College student who has ideally completed a minimum of three upgrading courses at Yukon College, and is now registered full or part-time (minimum 2 courses) in a Yukon College 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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
  • Full-time or part-time (minimum 2 courses) Yukon College student, enrolled in a credit program – any year of study;
  • Ideally, have completed a minimum of three upgrading courses (ABE or equivalent program) at Yukon College; (at the discretion of the committee)
  • Provide official transcripts showing completion of courses as per above, and proof of registration for the current semester;
  • Provide a written submission (poetry is eligible as well) of up to 600 words, with the theme – Our Northern Homeland; 
  • Provide a budget, detailing other sources of income.

Selection Criteria:

  • Ability to meet above mandatory criteria.
  • If there is a tie, financial need will be additional criteria used to determine the successful recipient.

Written Submission Scoring Breakdown:

  • Spelling and grammar 20%
  • Sentence construction 20%
  • Demonstration of personal connection to and passion for the North 60%