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.


Yukon Chamber of Mines Bursaries: $1,000
Application Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017

The Yukon Chamber of Mines awards two students annually with $1,000 bursaries. These bursaries provide students in need with financial support and are intended to foster interest in geology, trades and/or the life cycle of mining. Both bursaries are available to students in programming that falls under the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining (CNIM).

One bursary is available for students studying in a Yukon community outside of Whitehorse, with preference for those of Yukon First Nations descent. The other is available to any CNIM student who meets the criteria stated below.

The Yukon Chamber of Mines represents a dynamic membership numbering over 400. Since its creation, the Yukon Chamber of Mines has worked to protect and promote the interests of Yukon’s mineral exploration, development and mining industry through clear initiatives and policies which encourage a safe, economically viable, socially and environmentally responsible industry.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:
• be Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
• be Yukon residents;
• be registered full time in a program that is within the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining and is for a minimum of one semester in duration;
• demonstrate financial need.

Selection Criteria
• ability to meet above mandatory criteria
• female students receive first priority
• First Nations students receive first priority in the communities, thus a female First Nation student would be the first choice for a community bursary