Yukon College Student Financial Awards

Our Financial Awards program can help you reach your educational goals.

Yukon College and our generous donors understand the value of an education, so we supply a variety of awards to help you support your educational and living costs.

Awards can be based on academic or personal achievement, or financial need, along with other specialized criteria. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.


How to Apply

Click on each award below to see whether you are eligible to apply and what documents you need to submit.

You need fill out the following two documents once, no matter how many awards to which you are applying:

  1. Student Financial Award Application Form
  2. Student Financial Award Application Waiver Form

Please read the information on additional award requirements carefully.

Applications can be submitted in person at the Student Services Centre, Ayamdigut Campus or to awards@yukoncollege.yk.ca.

Entrance Awards
Application Deadline: April 15, 2020
Academic Potential Entrance Award Grade 12

Yukon College acknowledges and offers awards to students who show academic potential despite experiencing hardship(s). Two full academic year tuition waiver awards are available.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a Grade 12 Yukon high school student
  • Have applied for Yukon College full-time studies (minimum 9 credits) before April 15
  • Write a letter (maximum 300-words) describing:
    • How you have overcome hardship(s)
    • How your selected program at Yukon College will further your goals
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from administrators, teachers or counselors from your high school

Documents you need to submit:

Application deadline: April 15, 2020
Amount: Full year of tuition

 

    Yukon College Entrance Award

    Yukon College offers entrance awards for new full-time students who have been accepted into a Yukon College certificate, diploma or degree students and who demonstrate financial need. Three full academic year tuition waiver awards are available.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Have applied for the first time into a Yukon College full-time (minimum 9 credits) certificate, diploma or degree program  before April 15. (Note: partnership university programs and post-graduate certificates are not eligible).
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Write a letter (maximum 300-words) describing:
      • Your work and life goals
      • How your selected program at Yukon College will further your goals

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: April 15, 2020
    Amount: Full year of tuition
    Yukon College Entrance Scholarship Grade 12

    Yukon College acknowledges and offers scholarships to grade 12 students who have achieved higher academic standing in grade 12. Three full year tuition waiver scholarships are available.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be a Grade 12 high school student with a minimum average of 80% in grade 12
    • Have applied for Yukon College full-time studies (minimum 9 credits) before April 15
    • Write a letter (maximum 300-words) describing:
      • Your work and life goals
      • How your selected program at Yukon College will further your goals

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: April 15, 2020
    Amount: Full year of tuition
    General Awards
    Application deadline: January 31, 2020
    Alice Donald Bursary

    This $300 bursary has been made available through an endowment created by Alice H. Donald. Born in Victoria, BC in 1912, Mrs. Donald moved to Whitehorse in 1976 following brain surgery that left her without the use of her right arm, limited use of her right leg, and a severe speech impediment. She was well known for her production of hooked wall hangings, which she would craft with her non-dominant hand.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be one of:
    • A second year physically-disabled student at Yukon College (first priority for selection committee) OR
    • A student of a health-related program
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Have completed the previous semester at Yukon College

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: January 31, 2020
    Amount: $300
    Alkan Air Aviation Management Bursary

    Alkan Air would like to make a $1,000 bursary available to a full-time student in Yukon College's Aviation Management Diploma Program. Alkan Air is a flight solutions company, solving air logistics problems for clients, as well as providing pilot training programming. Based at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, Alkan Air provides a wide variety of aircarft to meet client needs.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time in Yukon College's Aviation Management Diploma Program
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Have successfully completed the previous semester of this program as a full time student

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: January 31, 2020
    Amount: $1000
    Golder Associates Bursary

    Golder Associates would like to invest in the future of the Yukon by making a $1000 bursary available to a student enrolled in a certificate, diploma, or degree studies in a program with environmental, geotechnical, or archaeological content.

    Golder strives to be the most respected global organization providing consulting, design, and construction services in earth, environment, and related areas of energy through technical excellence, innovative solutions and award winning client service. Golder clients span the world's major economic drivers: Oil and Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Power, Transportation by using a management system designed to deliver consistent global performance, while being responsive to local needs.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time in a certificate, diploma, or degree program with environmental, geotechnical, or archaeological content. Examples of related programs at Yukon College include: Geological TechnologyScience / Northern ScienceNorthern Environmental and Conservation SciencesNorthern Outdoor and Environmental SciencesNorthern First Nations Studies
    • Demonstrate financial need

    Documents you need to submit:

    NOTE: Preference will be given to an applicant from a First Nation

    Application deadline: January 31, 2020
    Amount: $1000
    Hazel Fekete Award

    This $500 award was established by the former Developmental Studies Division of Yukon College in 1995 at the time of Hazel Fekete’s retirement in order to recognize her commitment from 1964 as an instructor, and later as dean, to the students in academic upgrading classes. The award recognizes the courage of those students who often overcome many obstacles to return to the classroom.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time in College Access Pathways at Yukon College
    • Have completed the previous semester at Yukon College
    • Have been a Yukon resident for a minimum of two years as of the date of the award application

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline:  January 31, 2020
    Amount: $500
    International Student Awards

    Yukon College would like to provide two $500 awards to international students.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be an International student
    • Have completed a full-time fall semester at Yukon College in any academic program (including ESL 050  and ESL 030) with a minimum GPA of 3.5
    • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College Winter semester
    • Write an essay, describing a) one academic challenge you have experienced at Yukon College (maximum 100 words) and b) how you have overcome this challenge (maximum 100 words).


    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline:  January 31, 2020
    Amount: $500
    JDS Energy and Mining Inc. Scholarship

    JDS would like to invest in Yukon's next generation by making a $1,000 bursary available to a student enrolled in the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining, who has the intent on entering the mining industry and/or entering the field of mining engineering.

    JDS Energy and Mining Inc. creates value for clients, with an entrepreneurial approach to business where every project is treated as their own. With ongoing projects within the territory, JDS has built a strong reputation in the industry for fit-for-purpose design as well as leadership in developing mining projects around the world.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College trades program or the Geological Technology program
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Write a brief letter outlining why you have chosen this program and your future goals

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline:  January 31, 2020
    Amount: $1000
    Leith Wheeler Indigenous Self Determination Award

    Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel wishes to make a $1000 award available to students registered in one of Yukon College’s Indigenous Self Determination programs.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be a Yukon First Nation student
    • Be currently registered in one of the six qualifying programs: Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance, First Nations Governance and Public Administration, Heritage and Culture, First Nations Community Services Administration, Heritage and Culture Essential Skills, First Nations Leadership Training
    • Write an essay (200 words), describing your goals and career plans, including how your program of choice will help meet these goals
    • Demonstrate financial need

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: January 31, 2020
    Amount: $1000
    North American Caribou Workshop Research Award

    Established in 1983, the bi-annual North American Caribou Workshop brings together researchers, managers and stakeholders to discuss caribou conservation and management, and provides an opportunity for people to learn what’s happening with caribou in many different regions. The organizing committee of the 15th workshop, held in Whitehorse in 2014, established this award for an aspiring Yukon caribou researcher.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be registered full-time at an accredited academic institution
    • Provide official transcripts and proof of registration for the semester in which the award is to be provided
    • Provide a 500-word (maximum) summary detailing their proposed caribou-related research
    • Submit a supporting letter from a faculty member

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: January 31, 2020
    Amount: $1000
    Royal Canadian Legion Ladies' Auxiliary Elizabeth (Betty) Williams Award

    Usually available as a Fall term award

    The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary has created a $1000 award for a student in Yukon College’s Culinary Arts program.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Have resided in the Yukon for at least two years as of the date of the award application
    • Be registered full-time in the Yukon College Culinary Arts program
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Write a letter describing the reasons why you chose the program and your plans in the future. Also indicate whether you or your family is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion or the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion.

    Documents you need to submit:

    NOTE: Preference will be given to applicants who are members of either the Royal Canadian Legion or the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, or their families.

    Application deadline: January 31, 2020
    Amount: $1000
    Selkirk First Nation Leadership Award

    Respect. Responsibility. Accountability. Integrity. These high standards live in the heart of a leader and drive the transformation of a vision into action. Education provides the opportunities to develop these leadership qualities, as well as foster and adopt many more.

    Knowledge is most powerful when it is shared. One of the goals of this award is to foster the sharing of the knowledge garnered during studies at Yukon College with other citizens of the Selkirk First Nation.

    Steven Thornitt of TD Wealth Private Investment Counsel would like to make a $1000 award available to a Selkirk First Nation student. The purpose of this award is to assist this student with expenses over the course of his/her studies at Yukon College to a maximum of three years.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be a member of the Selkirk First Nation
    • Submit an audio or video file, or a written submission (max 200 words), answering the following questions:
      • What program are you pursuing at Yukon College?
      • How will this program help you be a leader in your community?
      • How do you plan to share your learnings with your community?

    Documents/files you need to submit:

    NOTE: If the Winter 2020 recipient remains registered at Yukon College in good standing, this award may be renewed up to two times (to a maximum of $3,000) without subsequent application. The Fall 2019 recipient of the Kathleen Thorpe – Selkirk First Nation Award is not permitted to apply for this award.

    Application deadline: January 31, 2020
    Amount: $1000
    Whitehorse Motors Visual Arts Award

    As part of their commitment to Yukon and Yukoners, Whitehorse Motors would like to provide a $1,000 award to a Yukon student enrolled full-time in a visual arts program at Yukon College.

    Whitehorse Motors is the official Ford Dealership serving Whitehorse and area. They are locally owned and operated and are active sponsors and volunteers in the community.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College visual arts or visual arts business program
    • Have resided in the Yukon for a minimum of two years as of the date of award application
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Write an essay (200 words) describing your goals and career plans, and how your program of choice will help you meet these goals

    Documents you need to submit:

    NOTE: If no eligible Yukon students, other applicants may be considered upon consultation with Whitehorse Motors.

    Application deadline: January 31, 2020
    Amount: $1000

     

    Yukon School of Visual Arts Award

    The Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) has established a $1,000 award for a full-time student in the Visual Arts Program.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be registered full-time in Yukon College’s School of Visual Arts program
    • Have a 3.0 GPA (‘B’ average) in the Fall term
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Provide a 200-word (maximum) essay describing how you believe the arts contribute to a healthy community
    • Provide examples of your involvement in the community

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: January 31, 2020
    Amount: $1000

     

     

    General Awards
    Application deadline: September 30th, 2019
    Aron Senkpiel Award

    Aron Senkpiel, a dean of Yukon College from 1982 to 1992, was passionate about the North and initiated the Northern Studies program. During his time, and largely due to his efforts, the territorial government awarded Yukon College with a one million dollar endowment fund to support northern and Yukon research. He also oversaw the development of the Renewable Resource Management program, the Bachelor of Social Work program, and Women's Studies. He also worked to introduce the Masters of Education and Masters of Public Administration in collaboration with Simon Fraser University and the University of Alaska Southeast respectively. Aron's vision of a 'higher education in the North, for the North, and by the North' is becoming a reality and is reflected in this $1000 award.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen
    • Have attended a Yukon high school for at least one year
    • Have completed at least one year of full-time studies at Yukon College immediately prior to this application
    • Be registered full-time at Yukon College or an alternate post-secondary education institution in a program that is focused on the North and includes Northern content
    • Write a letter stating your educational goal(s) and steps taken to achieve these goal(s)
    • Demonstrate financial need

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $1000
    ATCO Electric Yukon Bursary

    With a strong belief in fostering education, ATCO Electric Yukon is pleased to provide a $1000 award as part of their commitment to the territory. ATCO Electric Yukon recognizes its employees live, work and play in the Yukon and invests in organizations that are striving to improve its communities.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time at Yukon College
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Write an essay describing your community involvement, including examples of situations or occasions when you have been an ambassador for your community as well as volunteer activities in which you are engaged (max. one page)

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $1000
    Aurora Geosciences Award

    As part of their commitment to Yukon and Yukoners, Aurora Geosciences would like to provide a $1,000 award to a Yukon student enrolled full-time in the Geological Technology diploma program.

    To make things work North of 60, you need to know the land, and be ready for anything. Through 38 years of innovation and adaptation in the face of the North’s profound challenges, Aurora Geosciences Ltd. has carved out its reputation as true northern experts. The northern company with brains for rocks, Aurora Geosciences is the only company offering professional services in geology and geophysics that is both based in the North and operates across the North. With offices in Yellowknife, Whitehorse and Juneau, Aurora Geosciences delivers applied geosciences and exploration support services with northern savvy and innovative drive. Their client base covers companies and governments engaged in mineral exploration, oil and gas exploration, and engineering.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time in either year of the Geological Technology Diploma program
    • Be an active community volunteer
    • Write a letter describing:
    • Your responsibilities as a community volunteer, including the date you began volunteering with the organization and hours volunteered (weekly, monthly, or total)
    • Your interest in and future plans with geology, including your plans to be involved in the industry (preference given to mineral exploration) 
    • Any participation you may have with a sports team or arts association

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $1000
    EDI Down to Earth Biology Award

    EDI would like to provide a $1,000 award to a second year Yukon College student in the Renewable Resources Management diploma or Bachelor of Science in Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences program.

    EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc. focuses on living things and where they live. A consulting company with over two decades of experience, EDI offices can be found in seven locations in western and northern Canada. In the Yukon, EDI has worked for developers, First Nations and governments and has developed a reputation for providing practical advice and effective results.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full time in: second year of Renewable Resources Management diploma OR year 3 or 4 of Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences degree
    • Have a GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher
    • Write an essay on The Role of Environmental Consultants in in the Yukon (max. 500 words)

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $1000
    From VK to C in 50 Scholarship

    The VK to C in 50 Scholarships have been established by an anonymous donor to mark his 50th anniversary in Canada. Arriving here as a refugee, he benefited from Canada’s educational system and went on to become a world-class nation builder. Turning to philanthropy in his retirement, he has offered scholarships in every province and territory to mark this special occasion, and to thank Canada for the opportunities it has afforded him. VK is Velke Kapusany, Slovakia, the donor’s birthplace, while C signifies Canada. The Ottawa Community Foundation is pleased to facilitate this act of generosity from coast to coast to coast.

    The purpose of this scholarship, valued at $2,000 (to a maximum of $8,000*), is to assist a student beginning his/her studies in an undergraduate degree program at Yukon College. This award will begin in the fall of 2019 and will be available for up to four years.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be accepted for the first time into one of the following programs at Yukon College in the Fall of 2019: Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance; Bachelor of Business Administration; Northern Environmental and Conservation Studies; Social Work; Yukon Native Teacher Education; Yukon Native Teacher Education After Degree
    • Be registered full-time at Yukon College
    • Remain in good academic standing throughout your program
    • Demonstrate financial need

    Documents you need to submit:

    NOTE: As long as the first recipient continues to demonstrate financial need and remains registered in his/her program on a full-time basis in good academic standing, the award may be renewed up to three times (to a maximum of $8,000) without subsequent application.

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $2000
    George Walker 8th International Congress on Circumpolar Health Bursary

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time in a health, social services, or science-related program at Yukon College
    • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
    • Write a short essay detailing community service and future plans 

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $400
    Haines Junction Campus Trades and Technology Bursary

    This $500 bursary is designed to support a grade 12 or mature student from St. Elias Community School in Haines Junction.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Have attended at least two years at St. Elias Community School in Haines Junction, between grades 9 and 12
    • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College trades program
    • Provide a letter of support from a person other than a family member

    For more information and the documentation required, contact the Haines Junction Campus Committee by phone at 867-634-8800 or by email ychainesj@yukoncollege.yk.ca

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $500
    Hougen Business & Community Service Award

    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.

    Rolf was the founder of many Yukon community organizations, including: the Young People’s Association, the first Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous event, and 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.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time in second year of the Business Administration diploma program at Yukon College
    • Provide a letter from a community organization stating that you are a volunteer. The letter must include: confirmation that you are currently volunteering with the organization; the date you started to volunteer with this organization; an approximation of the number of hours you have volunteered; and your duties

    Documents you need to submit:

    NOTE: Students may receive the award twice. Preference goes to those who have not received it in the past. If there is more than one applicant with comparable societal contributions, the student with the highest GPA will be selected.

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $500
    Janet and Pierre Berton Bursary

    The Bennet Family Foundation would like to make a $400 bursary available to a student with demonstrated financial need in the Berton’s name.

    Pierre Berton was the chancellor at Yukon College from 1989 to 1993. He was born in Whitehorse, Yukon in 1920. Pierre was the son of a gold-seeker and worked in the Klondike mining camps during his university years. He went on to become an editor and columnist at newspapers and magazines, a television personality and an author. Pierre is now among Canada's most well-known authors with 50 published books, many of which are considered Canadian classics. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada and was inducted into Canada's Hall of Fame in 1998. Pierre passed away in 2004 in Toronto, Ontario after publishing his last book entitled, Pioneers of the North, which was a collection of biographical sketches on five of Canada's northern explorers.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time at Yukon College
    • Have resided in the Yukon for at least two years as of the date of award application
    • Demonstrate financial need

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $400
    JT Ritter Bursary

    JT Ritter wishes to make an annual bursary for $1,000 available in recognition of the difficulties of returning to school following an absence from educational pursuits.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time at Yukon College
    • Be returning to school after having been away from education for a minimum of three years (however, if no applicants apply with a break of three years, then the award may be given to a student who has been away from education for at least one year)
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Write a paragraph, identifying how your planned program of study aligns with your goals

    Documents you need to submit:

    NOTE: Students may receive the award twice, however, preference goes to those who have not received it in the past. The award may be split and given to two students.

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $1000
    Kathleen Thorpe – Selkirk First Nation Award

    Kathleen (Van Bibber) Thorpe was a lovely woman who lived an amazing life on the land, raised with a big family at Mica Creek, the Pelly, Yukon, Tay and MacMillan Rivers, Ta’Tla Mun Lake and the Ddhaw Grho mountain area.

    Her moccasins were high demand, and she also loved to paint. She had the best photo albums and journals, and her cozy house was full of paintings and old photos. At the time of her death on May 30, 2016, she was the oldest member of the Selkirk First Nation.

    Kathleen spent most of her life volunteering for the community of Pelly, working in the school teaching sewing and providing support to numerous students and family members. Kathleen’s dedication to and support of Selkirk youth was, and continues to be, inspirational.

    Dan Sanford and Jeff Glaicar, Glaicar Sanford Wealth Partners of RBC Dominion Securities, would like to make a $1000 award available to a Selkirk First Nation student, in Kathleen Thorpe’s name. The purpose of this award is to assist this student with expenses over the course of his/her studies at Yukon College to a maximum of three years.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be a member of the Selkirk First Nation
    • Submit an audio or video file, or a written submission (max 200 words), answering the following questions:
      • What program are you pursuing at Yukon College?
      • How do you plan to use this award?
      • How will your program help you be a leader in your community?

    Documents/files you need to submit:

    NOTE: If the Fall 2019 recipient remains registered at Yukon College in good standing, this award may be renewed up to two times (to a maximum of $3,000) without subsequent application.

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $1000
    kobayashi + zedda architects ltd. Bursary

    Jack Kobayashi and Antonio Zedda (KZA), together with their partner firm, 360° Design Build, would like to offer a $1000 bursary to women studying full-time in Yukon College trades programs.

    kobayashi + zedda architects ltd. believes that a gender balance in the construction trades, reflective of the general population, supports effective building projects. As the largest Yukon architectural firm, it offers 40 years of combined experience in every eco-region of the territory and its team includes urban planners, architects, general contractors and carpenters. 360° Design Build is an active private developer, having constructed over $10 million worth of multi-use commercial/residential projects in downtown Whitehorse in the past 8 years.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be a female student
    • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College trades program
    • Demonstrate financial need

    Documents you need to submit:

    NOTE: Preference given to applicants who have been in the Yukon for two years or longer

    Application deadline September 30, 2019
    Amount: $1000
    Lake Laberge Lions Club Bursary

    The Lake Laberge Lions Club would like to provide two $500 awards to students in financial need who are enrolled full-time in a pre-apprentice program.  If there is only one applicant, the two $500 awards will be combined to make a $1,000 award.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College pre-apprentice trades program
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Be a Yukon resident for a minimum of two years as of the date of the award application

    Documents you need to submit:

    NOTE: If no eligible pre-apprentice, other applicants from pre-employment programs might be considered. Preference given to those with at least one year of attendance at a Yukon high school.

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $500
    Lorene Robertson Writing Award

    The family of Lorene Robertson has created a $2,000 award for a Yukon College student who has completed upgrading courses and is currently registered in a Yukon College credit 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 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.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time or part-time (minimum 2 courses) in a Yukon College credit program
    • Have completed a minimum of three upgrading courses (ABE or equivalent program) at Yukon College (fewer courses may also be considered)
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Write a submission (maximum 600 words) with the theme – Our Northern Homeland (poetry is eligible)

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $2000
    Mary Ellen Whyard Bursary

    This $500 award is provided by The F.H. Collins Mary Ellen Whyard Committee and the Jim Whyard Memorial Fund.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time in Yukon College Early Learning and Child Care program
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Write a letter describing what your goals and future plans are, and the steps taken to achieve them

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $500
    Paul Flaherty Bursary

    Paul and Helen Flaherty have established a $500 bursary in support of a student enrolled in the College Access Pathways program who plans to enroll in a credit program at Yukon College.

    A long-time volunteer in the Whitehorse community, Paul joined the Yukon College Board of Governors in 2009. He became Chair of the Board in 2012, during which time the College began its path to becoming Canada’s first university north of 60.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered part-time or full-time in the Yukon College Access Pathways program
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Identify what program you plan to attend following College Access Pathways

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $500
    Pierre Lacasse Award

    Pierre Lacasse is a Senior Financial Planning Advisor and past member of the Yukon College Foundation Board. His family has firsthand experience with the barriers associated with learning challenges. He appreciates the opportunity to offer a $1000 award in order to help reduce financial barriers for a student with learning challenges.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
    • Be registered full-time with Yukon College (the award is applicable to those who are on a reduced course load)
    • Self-identify as a student with a permanent disability. For the purpose of this award, a permanent disability is a permanent functional limitation which affects your ability to participate fully in post-secondary education.
    • Write an essay (maximum 250 words) describing an academic challenge you have experienced at Yukon College and your plan and/or experience in overcoming this challenge

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $1000
    Rotary Club of Whitehorse Memorial Fund Awards

    Rotary Club of Whitehorse wishes to make two $500 awards available to full-time Yukon College students in the Bachelor of Social Work program.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time in the first year of Yukon College’s Bachelor of Social Work program
    • Write a letter outlining your reasons for pursuing a social work degree and describing your current financial circumstances, including a list of all funding you have secured

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $500
    Ruth McIntyre Bursary

    Ruth McIntyre, a dean at Yukon College until 1986, has made a $500 award available to a student enrolled in Yukon College upgrading programs.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Have resided in the Yukon for a minimum of two years as of the date of award application
    • Be registered full-time in College Access Pathways at Yukon College
    • Demonstrate financial need

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $500
    SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd. Yukon Environmental and Conservation Sciences Bursary

    SLR Consulting has created a $1,000 bursary available to students in the Bachelor of Northern Science in Environmental and Conservation Sciences, as the first priority, and second, if there are no degree applicants, to students in the Renewable Resources Management diploma program. As a business operating across Canada and in the Yukon, SLR recognizes that a qualified, educated workforce is integral to Canada's and the Yukon’s future. 


    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Have resided in the Yukon for a minimum of a year as of the date of the award application
    • Be registered full-time in either the Yukon College Bachelor of Science in Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences program (year 3 or 4) or the Renewable Resources Management diploma program
    • Demonstrate financial need

    Documents you need to submit:

    NOTE:  First Nations, Inuit or Metis students will be given first priority. 

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $1000
    Small's Expediting Business Administration Bursary

    Small's Expediting Services wishes to make a $750 bursary available to a student returning to school following an absence from educational pursuits. This bursary will be available to a student with an interest in business and entrepreneurship who is enrolling in Yukon College's Business Administration Certificate or Diploma program, or the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree program.

    Founded in 2004 by entrepreneur, and Yukon College alumnus, John Small, Small's Expediting Services is a Yukon company providing logistical and transportation support to exploration, mining and oil and gas
    industries in the Territory.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Have resided in the Yukon for a minimum of two years as of the date of award application
    • Be returning to school after having been away from education for a minimum of two years
    • Be registered in the Yukon College Business Administration Certificate or Diploma program, or the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree program
    • Demonstrate financial need

    Documents you need to submit:

    NOTE: If no applicants apply with a break of two years, the award may be given to a student who has been away from education for at least one year

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $750
    Stantec Scholarship

    Stantec is pleased to support Yukon College’s first made-in-the-Yukon degree and post graduate certificate. As such, we would like to provide a $1,000 award to a Yukon College student enrolled part or full-time in the Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance or the post-graduate certificate in Climate Change Policy.

    At Stantec, we aim to make a difference and impact the places where we live and where we work. Through donations, sponsorships, and volunteering, Stantec employees connect with communities and help to strengthen communities in meaningful ways such as supporting higher education. Stantec’s business objective is to be a top 10 global design firm. We do this by focusing on what we do best – providing architectural, engineering, and environmental services that solve tough challenges and make communities stronger.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered part-time or full-time in either Yukon College’s Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance or post-graduate certificate in Climate Change Policy program
    • Be registered for a minimum of two courses in one academic semester
    • Demonstrate your ability to provide leadership or academic excellence through either:
    • Having a GPA of 3.0 ('B' average) in your most recent year of college or university studies, or
    • Providing a letter of reference from your employer addressing your ability to provide leadership in your area of study
    • Demonstrate financial need

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $1000
    Stephen and Debra Osborne Bursary

    Stephen and Debra Osborne wish to encourage and support Yukon students returning to education in studies focused on the natural northern environment, including climate change, or the areas of social work, nursing and health care assistant. To that end, they will make a $200 bursary available to a full-time student who can demonstrate financial need.

    Stephen Osborne was a coordinator/instructor at the Haines Junction Campus for many years and continues to teach both Wilderness and Standard First Aid classes for the College.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Have attended a Yukon high school for a minimum of two years
    • Be returning to education after a period of absence
    • Be registered full-time in Yukon College programs focused on northern environment, climate change, social work, nursing, or health care
    • Demonstrate financial need

    Documents you need to submit:

    NOTE: If there are no applicants that have attended a Yukon high school, the bursary can be awarded to a student who has not.

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $200
    Terry Weninger Award for Research

    Dr. Terry Weninger has created a $500 award for an aspiring researcher. Dr. Weninger was the president at Yukon College from 2006-2011, and president at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George from 1990-2004. He was also Deputy Minister of Education in Yukon and vice-president at Medicine Hat College.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered in the second year of a full-time program at Yukon College, or progressing to another post-secondary program
    • Write a short essay (200 words maximum) describing the research you have undertaken in the past year and how it relates to your program of study
    • Provide a supporting letter from a Yukon College faculty member or a senior researcher at the Yukon Research Centre

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $500
    Yukon Chamber of Mines Bursaries

    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.

    The Yukon Chamber of Mines provides two separate awards of $1,000 to students in need. These awards are intended to foster interest in geology, trades and/or the life cycle of mining.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Reside in the Yukon
    • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining program for at least one semester
    • Demonstrate financial need

    Documents you need to submit:

    Note: Preference goes to female applicants of Yukon First Nations descent studying in a Yukon community outside of Whitehorse.

    Application deadline:  September 30, 2019
    Amount: $1000
    Yukon College Board of Governors’ Scholarship

    The Yukon College Board of Governors has created a $700 award. As representatives from both the College and community, their role is to set and govern the College's vision, mission and strategic plan. The Board is empowered by the Yukon College Act. For more information on the Board, see yukoncollege.yk.ca/about/bog

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time in second-year studies at Yukon College
    • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last academic year
    • Not have received the scholarship in the last five years
    • Write a paragraph (100 words) describing how your program aligns with your career goals

    Documents you need to submit:

    NOTE: The applicant with the highest GPA will receive the award.

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $700
    Yukon Fish and Game Association Award

    The Yukon Fish and Game Association (YFGA) would like to provide a $500 award to a student in one of the following programs: Renewable Resources Management diploma; Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences degree, Northern Outdoor and Environmental Studies diploma; or the Northern Science diploma.

    YFGA exists for the purpose of educating the public on participating in the environment in a responsible manner, specifically: better wildlife management; improving wildlife habitat; and promoting sportsmanship.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time at Yukon College in any year of the following programs - Renewable Resources Management diploma; Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences degree, Northern Outdoor and Environmental Studies diploma; or the Northern Science diploma
    • Have resided in the Yukon for the past three months
    • Be a current member of the Yukon Fish and Game Association
    • Write a paragraph describing your goals and what you want to do with this education. Note: students with a passion for conservation are a priority

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $500
    Yukon Outfitters Association Award

    To commemorate the life of long-time Yukon outfitter Pete Jensen, Yukon Outfitters Association wishes to make a $500 award available to a Yukon College student. Pete was in the Outfitting business for 45 years, delivering a high quality wilderness experience, along with his wife Sharon. "He was a legend," said Sharon and so many others.

    To apply, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time in the Yukon College Renewable Resources Management program
    • Write a short essay (max. one page) describing your values as they relate to the Yukon wilderness, and specifically how these values are expressed in your activities and lifestyle

    Documents you need to submit:

    Application deadline: September 30, 2019
    Amount: $500
    Faculty Nominated Awards
    No application is necessary for the following awards.
    David Jang Memorial Award

    Dave Jang lived his life in Vancouver, BC with a lot of spontaneity and with no regrets. A caring man, he was active in the BC Ataxia Society, Air Cadets, various support groups, and the Royal Canadian Legion. He loved outings with his family, friends and clan gatherings. A single parent to two sons in his forties, he empathized with people facing personal challenges.

    Dave and his wife Mary visited family in the Yukon in the fall of 2017. He had hoped to make more trips to the territory but he passed away suddenly in the summer of 2018. In loving memory of Dave, Mary created a student award of $1,000.

     

    The award recipient must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time at Yukon College
      • The award is open to those who are on a reduced course load
    • The recipient is facing/has faced a significant personal challenge and is pursuing education to better their lives and the lives of others
      • Living with a physical disability
      • Overcoming a life-threatening disease
      • Facing financial and other challenges as a single parent
    Recipient will be nominated in early January 2019.
    Mines for Minds - Yukon Party Award

    Members of the Yukon Party Executive came together to offer $2,000 annually to Yukon College students, especially those who reside in communities outside Whitehorse, to attain a meaningful, skilled education in the territory’s mineral exploration and development industry.

    The modular nature and remote locations of the courses in this program require scheduling outside of standard post-secondary timelines. This impacts the ability of some students to access grants, scholarships and/or bursaries, as the courses do not comply with traditional application criteria or procedures. Students are also expected to travel to remote locations and to possess industry-specific gear. The Mines for Minds Giving Circle Award will support students in the Environmental Monitoring Certificate program in the following ways:

    • Tuition bursaries
    • Remote location access grants
    • Gear grants

    The award recipient must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be one of:
      • A Yukon First Nation citizen
      • An Indigenous citizen
      • A resident of a Yukon community at least 50 kilometres outside of Whitehorse City Limits
    • Be registered in the Yukon College Environmental Monitoring program

    The Program Coordinator will coordinate disbursement.

    Rendezvous Rotary Club Culinary Arts Award

    The Rendezvous Rotary Club wishes to make one $1000 award available to a full-time student in the Yukon College's Culinary Arts program. The recipient will be nominated after the first term by the Culinary Arts Foodservice Department Head and the instructor of the Culinary Arts program.

    The award recipient must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time in the Yukon College Culinary Arts program
    • Demonstrate quality work, leadership and vision in food service, specifically in the area of food safety
    • Be planning a career in the food service industry
    • Ideally, have participated in the Rotary Wine Festival
    Recipient will be nominated in early 2019
    Sysco Edmonton Scholarship

    Sysco Edmonton wishes to make a $500 scholarship available to a full-time student in Yukon College's Culinary Arts program. The recipient will be nominated after the first term by the Culinary Arts Foodservice Department Head and the instructor of the Culinary Arts program.

    The award recipient must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be enrolled full-time in the Yukon College’s Culinary Arts program
    • Demonstrate quality work, leadership and vision in food service, specifically in the area of food safety
    • Be planning a career in the food service industry
    Recipient will be nominated in early 2019
    Wallace Chamberlain Toolbox Scholarships

    For over 60 years, friends, family and customers could count on Wally to get the job done right. Wally’s willingness to teach, open up his garage, go the extra mile, and lend a tool or toolbox to anyone who showed an interest in plumbing, mechanics, carpentry, and everything in between, allowed him to share what he loved with the people that he loved.

    In loving memory of Wallace (Wally) Chamberlain, his family would like to provide up to four $500 awards that trades students can put toward tools and equipment needed for the job. The recipient(s) will be nominated by program faculty based on the most significant improvement in grades over the past academic year.

    The award recipient must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College trades program
    Recipient will be nominated at the end of the Winter term 2019
    Amount: $500
    Yukon/Stikine Regional Science Fair Scholarship

    Yukon College awards three scholarships for students between grades 7 and 12, who have been chosen to represent the Yukon/Stikine Region at the Canada-Wide Science Fair.

    Award recipients must:

    • Be accepted into a full-time Yukon College program (minimum of 9 credits) within two years of high school graduation.
    • Undertake a minimum of two sequential semesters of study, in order to take advantage of the full scholarship.
    Tuition Waiver for 2 Semesters