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.


Aron Senkpiel Award: $750
Application Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017

Aron Senkpiel was a former Yukon College dean from 1982 to 1992. He 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. He would be proud. 

Eligibility criteria:

• Attendance at a Yukon high school for at least one year;
• Completed at least one year of full time studies at Yukon College immediately prior to this application;
• Registered for Yukon College or an alternate post-secondary education institution;
• Canadian citizen;
• Enrolled as a full-time student in a program that is focused on the North and includes Northern content, as determined by the selection committee;
• Letter with a statement of their educational goal(s) and steps taken to achieve the goal(s);
• Previous year’s transcripts;
• Demonstrated financial need with a personal expenses budget.

Selection Criteria:

  • Ability to meet all the mandatory stated selection criteria