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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.

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 awards@yukoncollege.yk.ca. 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.


 

Award Application Deadline Amount
Alice Donald Bursary September 30, 2016 $300

This 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.

The purpose of this bursary, currently valued at $300, is to assist a second year physically disabled student at Yukon College with their education costs.  Secondarily, students studying in a health related program will also be considered.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • Registered in second year (or greater) studies;
  • Completed the previous semester at Yukon College.

Selection Criteria:

  • Ability to meet above criteria;
  • Preference given to students with a physical disability;
  • Second choice is for a student in the health field, with no physical disability.

Documents required:

  • Completed application form
Alkan Air Business Administration or Aviation Managment Bursary January 31, 2017 $1,000

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. 

Alkan Air would like to make a $1,000 bursary available to a full-time student in Yukon College's Business Administration Program, who is registered in the second semester.

Eligibility Criteria
• Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
• Registered as a full-time student in Yukon College's Business Administration certificate or diploma program;
• Successfully completed the previous semester of this program;
• Demonstrated financial need with a personal expenses budget.

Selection Criteria
• Ability to meet above criteria;
• In the event of a tie, the applicant with the highest GPA will be selected.

Aron Senkpiel Award September 30, 2016 $750

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
ATCO Electric Yukon Bursary September 30, 2016 $500

ATCO Electric Yukon wishes to make a bursary available to a full-time Yukon College student demonstrating financial need, who is able to demonstrate her/his community involvement

Eligibilty criteria:

  • Full-time Yukon College student;
  • Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.

Selection Criteria:

  • Write a short essay (max. one page) describing your community involvement, including examples of situations or occasions when you have been an ambassador for your community as well as volunteer activities that you are engaged in;
  • Describe your current financial circumstances, outlining all the funding that you receive.

Documents Required: 

  • Completed application package
  • Short essay
Audrey McLaughlin Award in Social Work January 26, 2018 $500.

Established in 2016 by the friends of Audrey McLaughlin in honour of her 80th birthday. 

Born in Ontario, Audrey McLaughlin was executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association and a social worker in Toronto, prior to moving to Whitehorse in 1979. In Yukon, Audrey opened a consulting business, working on projects such as child welfare legislation and research on land claims and Aboriginal self-government. In 1987, Audrey was recruited to run for the New Democratic Party nomination, which she won, going on to win the federal by-election later that year. The first New Democratic MP ever elected in Yukon, Audrey distinguished herself in the House. She was chosen Party Leader two years later - the first woman to lead a national political party in Canadian history. Audrey remained party leader until 1995 and represented Yukon as Member of Parliament until 1997. 

Audrey holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Toronto, Guelph, and Northern British Columbia. 

An Officer of the Order of Canada, Audrey continues to be an active community volunteer and a strong advocate for democracy, peace, and public service at home and in developing nations throughout the world. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a female Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Have been a Yukon resident for a minimum of two years as of the date of the award application(as evidenced on health care card);
  • Be registered full-time in the Social Work degree program at Yukon College;
  • Be an active community volunteer;
  • Provide a short essay (maximum two pages) describing volunteer roles and responsibilities, explaining how this experience and your education will support your career goals. 

Selection Criteria

  • Ability to meet the above mandatory criteria.
  • Preference will be given to a student whose community service and career goals reflect Audrey's passion for democracy and/or public service. 
  • Secondly, preference will be given to a mature student. 
Aurora Geosciences Award September 30, 2016 $1,000

To make things work North of 60, you need to know the land, and be ready for anything. Through 34 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. Our client base covers companies and governments engaged in mineral exploration, oil and gas exploration, and engineering.

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. The applicant could be enrolled in either year of the two-year program.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

• be Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
• be registered in the Geological Technology Diploma program;
• currently be an active community volunteer, and provide a letter outlining your responsibilities, the date you started working with the organization and the hours worked with the organization – weekly, monthly or total since starting;
• provide a 500 word piece describing your interest in and future plans with geology. How do you plan to be involved in the industry?

Selection Criteria

• Ability to meet above mandatory criteria;
• The level of volunteer engagement;
• Interest in and future plans with geology. Precedence will go to students with plans for working in mineral exploration.
• Asset to be a member of sports team or arts association

BDO Canada LLP Scholarship September 30, 2016 $2,000

For more than 90 years, BDO Canada LLP has been providing accounting, tax and advisory services to a broad range of clients across Canada. With offices in communities from Vancouver to St. John’s to Whitehorse, and in more than 1400 offices worldwide, their professionals combine personalized, local advice and service with national, and international, resources and experience.

As part of their commitment to Yukon and Yukoners, BDO Canada would like to provide a $2000 scholarship to a Yukon student enrolled full-time in the Business Administration Diploma.

Eligibility Criteria

• Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
• Registered in the Business Administration Diploma program;
• Successfully completed Introductory Financial Accounting I and II with a GPA of 3.0 or higher;
• Registered for Finance I and/or Finance II;
• Provide a maximum 200 word letter describing how the Business Administration program aligns with their career goals in accounting, finance or other relevant area.

Selection Criteria

• Ability to meet above criteria;
• Highest GPA of all eligible applicants;
• In the event of a tie, the letter can be used to break the tie.
 

Dylan Alexis Memorial Bursary September 30, 2016 $250

The Yukon College Student Union has made this bursary available to a Yukon First Nation student in the trades, with demonstrated financial need.

Dylan Alexis was a twenty-four year old carpentry student, from Kwanlin Dun First Nation, Crow Clan. He was also father to a three and a half month old son, when he suddenly passed away. He was determined to work as a carpenter and learn as much as he could about the trade. He was incredibly excited about starting his new career and he was a meticulous craftsperson. This bursary was established in his memory. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Yukon First Nation Student; 
  • Registered in any of the Yukon College Trade programs;
  • Demonstrated financial need.

Priority will be given to someone whose identify and situation is similar to Dylan's. 

Applications must include:

  • Complete Application Form;
  • Statement outlining financial need.
EDI Down to Earth Biology Award September 30, 2016 $1,000

EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc. (http://www.edynamics.com) focuses on living things and where they live. A consulting company with over two decades of experience, EDI offices can be found in 7 locations in western and northern Canada. In Yukon EDI has worked for developers, First Nations and governments and has developed a reputation for provide practical advice and effective results.  EDI would like to provide a $1,000 award to a second year Yukon College student in the Renewable Resources diploma or Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences degree program.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

• be Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
• be full-time Yukon College students;
• provide official transcripts with proof of registration for the current semester, showing a GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher;
• be enrolled in the second or subsequent year of Renewable Resources diploma or Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences degree program;
• provide 500 words on The Role of Environmental Consultants in in the Yukon. EDI’s website is a good starting place for your research. 

Selection Criteria

• Ability to meet above mandatory criteria
• Your understanding of the role of environmental consultants in the Yukon, as assessed by the selection committee

Geoey Shaw Bursary Fund September 30, 2016 $500

Sally Webber wishes to make a $500 bursary available to a Yukon First Nation student entering into the School of Visual Arts program.  This bursary was established in memory of Norman George Shaw, the late partner of Yukon College President, Sally Webber. Geoey, as he preferred to be called, spent many years working in First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada. He was especially committed to fostering indigenous artists and traditional art forms. He believed that the intergenerational transfer of traditional art forms and techniques was essential to the building and maintenance of healthy people and communities.

Eligibility Criteria:

• Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
• Current Yukon resident;
• Registered as a full-time student in Yukon College’s School of Visual Arts;
• Member of a Yukon First Nation;
• Demonstrated financial need.

Documents required:

  • Completed application form;
  • Demonstration of financial need; 
  • Proof of enrolment.
George Walker 8th International Congress on Circumpolar Health Scholarship September 30, 2018 $400

**THIS AWARD IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE**

Eligibility criteria:

  • Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • Enrolled as a full time student in health, social services, or sciences related field at Yukon College;
  • Provide evidence of 3.0 GPA or higher;
  • Paragraph detailing your community service. 
Haines Junction Campus Trades and Technology Bursary September 30, 2016 $500

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants will be a grader 12 graduate or a mature student. In either situation, the applicant must have attended the St. Elias Community School in Haines Junction for at least two years, within the grades of 9 through 12.

Applicant must be registered at Yukon College as a full time student in a Trades program.

Required documents:

  • Completed application form;
  • Verification of a least two years of attendance at St. Elias Community School in Hanes Junction, during the years grade 9 through grade 12;
  • Letter of support from a person other than a family member;
  • Verification as a full time registered student in a Trades related program at Yukon College.

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

Hazel Fekete Award September 30, 2016 $500

This award was established by the former Developmental Studies Division of Yukon College in 1995 in the name of Hazel Fekete on her retirement. The award recognizes her commitment from 1964 as an instructor, and later as dean, to the students in academic upgrading classes. The award recognizes, as well, the courage of those students who often overcome many obstacles to return to the classroom. The award is open to a full-time student in College Preparation at Yukon College.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Canadian citizen;
  • Have been a Yukon resident for a minimum of two years as of the date of the award application;
  • Enrolled as a full-time student in College Preparation programming at Yukon College;
  • Completed the previous semester at Yukon College.

Documents required:

  • Completed application form;
  • Proof of enrolment.
Hougen Business & Community Service Award September 30, 2016 $500


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.  

While business is Rolf‘s formal career, Rolf and Margaret have a passion for improving the lives of Yukoners by engaging in community service.  In the 1940’s while still in his teens and after starting his own retail business, he became a founder of the Young People’s Association, a community organization that focused on community activities and sports.  This was just the beginning.  He later started or participated in many Yukon community organizations from organizing the first Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous event to spearheading the establishment of 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.


Eligibility Criteria:

• Enrolled as a full-time student in the second year of the Business Administration diploma program at Yukon College;
• Provide a letter from a community organization stating that the student is a volunteer. The letter must include: confirmation that the student is currently volunteering with the organization; the date the student started to volunteer with this organization; an approximation of the number of hours he/she has volunteered; his/her duties.

Selection Criteria:

• Students may receive the award twice. Preference goes to those who have not received it in the past.
• Community service is assessed on a combination of hours, length of commitment to-date, and level of responsibility. The committee will assess this based on the perceived contribution to society.
• If there is more than one applicant with comparable societal contributions, the student with the highest GPA will be selected.

International Student Awards January 31, 2017 $500

General

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

Eligibility Criteria

  •  International Student
  •  Completion of  Yukon College Fall semester, full time, in any academic program (including ESL 050  and ESL 030) with a minimum GPA of 3.5
  •  Registration in Winter semester-full time
  •  Essay

Documents Required

  • Completed Award Application
  • Typed Essay 

                a. Describe one academic challenge you have experienced at Yukon College

                    (maximum 100 words). 

                b. Describe how you have overcome this challenge (maximum 100 words).

Selection criteria

The selection of the awards will be made based on the student’s academic excellence (GPA), the complexity of the academic challenge and the strategies used to overcome this challenge.

Janet and Pierre Berton Bursary September 30, 2016 $400

**THIS AWARD NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE **

Pierre Berton was a 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.

The Bennet Family Foundation would like to make a bursary available to a student in need, in the Berton’s name.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Currently registered in a full-time program at Yukon College;
  • Resided in the Yukon for not less than two years as of the date of award application;
  • Demonstrated financial need and indication of sources of funding that you receive.

Documents required:

  • Application form
JT Ritter Bursary September 30, 2016 $1,000


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


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Registered full time at Yukon College;
  • Returning to school after having been away from education for a minimum of three years;
  • Provide a paragraph, with name and planned program of study, identifying how this program aligns with the student’s goals;
  • Provide documentation of financial need.

Selection Criteria:

  • Meet all eligibility criteria;
  • Students may receive the award twice. Preference goes to those who have not received it in the past;
  • The award may be split and given to two students, if there are two that are equally qualified;
  • If students who have been out of the education system for a minimum of three years don’t apply, a student who has been out for a minimum of one year could receive this bursary.
Kathleen Thorpe, Selkirk First Nation Bursary September 30, 2016 $750

Kathleen Thorpe is the oldest Selkirk First Nation member and has spent most of her life volunteering for the Community, working in the school teaching sewing and providing support to numerous students and family members.  Kathleen’s dedication and support to Selkirk youth has been inspirational.  

Glaicar Sanford Wealth Partners of RBC Dominion Securities, would like to make a $750.00 bursary available to a student in need, in Kathleen Thorpe’s name.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
  • Enrolled as a full-time student at Yukon College;
  • Demonstrated financial need and indication sources of funding that you receive;
  • A 200 word description of your goals and career plans, including a description of how your program of choice will help meet these goals. 

Preference will be given to citizens of the Selkirk First Nation

Second preference is any Yukon First Nation. 

Lake Laberge Lions Club Bursary September 30, 2016 $500

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. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Canadian citizens;
  • Yukon resident for a minimum of two years as of the date of the award application;
  • Full-time student at Yukon College in a pre-apprentice trades program;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need with a personal expenses budget, indicating any funding received from other sources;
  • Be in good academic standing.

If no eligible pre-apprentice, other applicants from pre-employment programs may be considered upon consultation with the Lake Laberge Lions Club.

Ideally applicants will be able to demonstrate at least one year of attendance at a Yukon high school.

Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Awards September 30, 2016 $500

Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel wishes to make fifteen (15) 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 citizens or permanent residents;
  • Currently registered  in one of the five qualifying programs;
  • Be in good academic standing;
  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • Submit 200 words detailing how the program would help the student’s career.

Selection Criteria:

  • 10 awards will be available for distribution to citizens of Champagne Aishihik and Carcross Tagish First Nations, as first priority;
  • 5 awards will be available for distribution to citizens of any Yukon First Nation, as first priority;
  • Any of the 15 awards can be made available to citizens of the Daylu Dena Council, the Taku River Tlingit First Nation and the Gwich’in Tribal Council, as a second priority;
  • 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 demonstrated financial need. Citizenship takes precedence over demonstrated financial need.

Documents required:

  • Completed application form
  • Letter as detailed above
  • Proof of registration
Lorene Robertson Writing Award September 30, 2016 $2,000

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%
Mary Ellen Whyard Bursary September 30, 2016 $500

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

Eligibility criteria:

  • Attending Yukon College full-time in the Early Learning and Child Care Program;
  • Demonstrated financial need.

Documents required:

  • Cover letter stating what your goals are and the steps taken to achieve them;
  • Please also outline future plans in letter.
Nacho Nyak Dun Award $250

**THIS AWARD IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE**

The First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun understands the role and importance of post- secondary education in ensuring personal success.  It therefore wishes to support Nacho Nyak Dun citizens in their pursuit of post-secondary education.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nacho Nyak Dun citizen; 
  • Full-time student in a credit program at Yukon College;
  • Completed the application form.

Award recipients who fail to complete the term in which they received the award will be required to repay the award.

Completed application forms can be handed in to the Admissions and Registration Office.

 

Ni’iinlii Njik Renewable Resource Management Bursary January 31, 2017 $1,000

This award is provided by Natural Resources Department, Vuntut Gwitchin Government. 
 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Enrolled as a full-time student in the Renewable Resource Management program at Yukon College;
  • Vuntut Gwitchin Citizens;
  • If no Vuntut Gwitchin Citizens apply, preference will be given to applicants who are Yukon First Nations Citizens;
  • If no Yukon First Nations Citizens apply, other students in the Renewable Resource Management Program will be considered;
  • Must be Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • Demonstrated financial need.

Documents required:

  • Please attach a letter outlining your goals and career plans. Include in your letter a description of how the bursary will be used to further those plans.
  • Budget sheet, listing all funding that you receive. 
Northwestel Bursary September 30, 2016 $500

Northwestel wishes to make an annual bursary available to a full-time Yukon College student.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Enrolled as full-time students at Yukon College in the first year of either the Business Administration or Computer Support Technician program;
  • Completed two years of secondary education in the Yukon school system;
  • Submit proof of northern residency (British Columbia north of Fort St. John, Yukon, Northwest Territories or Nunavut) such as medical card, as well as proof of Canadian citizenship, such as SIN number, birth certificate, or passport.;
  • Provide evidence of financial need

Selection Criteria

  • Meet eleigibility requirements
  • Proivde transcripts showing two years of secondary education in the Yukon school system
  • The student demonstrating the greatest financial need, from among the qualified applicants, will be selected
Paul Flaherty Bursary September 29, 2017 $500

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

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

• be Canadian citizens or permanent resident;
• must currently reside in the Yukon;
• be enrolled as a student in College Access Pathways programming at Yukon College;
• provide evidence of financial need through the application budget;
• identify what program they plan to register in following College Access Pathways.

Selection Criteria

• Ability to meet above mandatory criteria;
• First priority will be given to demonstrated financial need;
• If tied, preference will be given to a mature student.
 

Rotary Club of Whitehorse Memorial Fund Bursary September 30, 2016 $500

These two awards are made possible by a generous donation from The Rotary Club of Whitehorse.


Eligibility criteria:

  • Enrolled as a full-time student in Yukon College’s Bachelor of Social Work program;
  • Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • Complete the application form and include a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s reasons for pursuing the Bachelor of Social work degree;
  • Include information about the applicant’s current financial circumstances, outlining all the funding that they receive
Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Elizabeth (Betty) Williams Award September 30, 2016 $1,000

Eligibility criteria:

  • Canadian citizen or permanant resident; 
  • Have been a Yukon resident for at least two years as of the date of the award application;
  • Registered as a full-time student in Yukon College's Culinary Arts Program;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • Provide a brief letter outlining:          
  1. the reasons why the student chose this program
  2. the students plans for the future
  3. a personal monthly expense budget, also indicating any funding that the student receives

Application must include:

  • Complete Application Form;
  • Letter outlining how the applicant meets the above criteria.
Ruth McIntyre Bursary September 30, 2016 $500

Ruth McIntyre, a former dean at Yukon College until 1986, would like to make an award available to a deserving student in need, who is enrolled full time in academic upgrading/college preparation courses at Yukon College.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:
• be Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
• have been a Yukon resident for a minimum of two years as of the date of award application;
• be currently registered full-time in college preparation/academic upgrading;
• demonstrate financial need and indicate sources of funding that you receive.

Selection Criteria
• Ability to meet all mandatory criteria
• Random selection from eligible candidate pool.

Shirley Lindstrom Memorial Award September 30, 2016 $500

Shirley Lindstrom was a member of the Carcross Tagish First Nation. For many years she and her family lived in Mayo. She spent years doing volunteer work for the First Nation of NaCho Nyak Dunn. She was a person with beautiful spiritual attributes and was much loved and respected by many First Nations of Canada. Shirley travelled the world, bringing a message of love and unity for all people.

 Eligibility criteria:

  • Canadian citizen
  • Have resided in the Yukon for a minimum of two years as of the date of the award
  • Be registered as a full-time student in two year program related to physical or mental health
  • Provide permission for the committee to review your academic performance
  • Provide a letter outlining:
    o The reasons why the student chose this program
    o The student’s plans for the future
    o A short paragraph detailing any community work the student has done

Documents required:

  • completed application form 
  • letter
  • proof of enrolment

Apply to:

email: awards@yukoncollege.yk.ca

or

mail: Yukon College Awards Committee
P.O. Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 5K4

Applications can also be dropped off at the Student Services Centre

SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd. Yukon Environmental and Conservation Sciences Bursary September 30, 2016 $1,000

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.  As an environmental consultancy, a bursary that aims to assist students in the Environmental and Conservation Sciences fits with our business focus and areas of interest.  An SLR bursary will help attract and retain students in the Yukon and support the integration of Indigenous persons into the local workforce.

SLR Consulting would like to make 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.


Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:
• be Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
• provide evidence of financial need through a thorough completion of the application budget;
• be registered in the Bachelor of Science in Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences program; or
• be registered in the Renewable Resources Management diploma program.

Selection Criteria

• Ability to meet above mandatory criteria;
• Students in the Bachelor of Science in Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences program will take first priority. Renewable Resources students will take second.
• Following that, First Nations, Inuit or Metis students will be first priority.

Small’s Expediting Business Administration Bursary September 30, 2016 $750

Small’s Expediting Services wishes to make a $750 bursary available to a mature student* enrolled in Yukon College’s Business Administration Certificate or Diploma program with an interest in business and entrepreneurship. 

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.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:
• be Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
• have been a Yukon resident for a minimum of two years as of the date of award application;
• be registered in Yukon College’s Business Administration Certificate or Diploma Program;
• be able to demonstrate financial need with a personal expenses budget;
• be a mature student as defined by Yukon College.

Selection Criteria

• Ability to meet above mandatory criteria;


* Mature Student Status is granted to those applicants 19 years of age or older, or 17 years of age and out of school for at least one year.

Stantec Scholarship September 30, 2016 $1,000

At Stantec, we believe that what we do has an impact on the world we live in. That’s an important responsibility and a great opportunity.

Stantec prioritizes support for higher education. We aim to make a difference in the places where we live and where we work. Through donations, sponsorships, and volunteering, Stantec employees connect with communities and help to strengthen them in meaningful ways.

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.

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 First Nations Governance and Public Administration program (the precursor to the degree), the degree in Indigenous governance (currently in approval stages, anticipated 2017-18 launch), or the post-graduate certificate in Climate Change Policy (fall 2017 launch).

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:
• be Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
• be registered part or full-time in First Nations Governance and Public Administration, the Indigenous governance degree (currently in approval stages), or the post-graduate certificate in Climate Change Policy;
• be registered for a minimum of two courses in one academic semester;
• demonstrate the ability to provide leadership or academic excellence through either a GPA of 3.0 ('B' average) in your most recent year of college or university studies, or a letter of reference from your employer addressing your ability to provide leadership in your area of study;
• demonstrate financial need.

Selection Criteria
      Ability to meet above mandatory criteria

Stephen and Debra Osborne Bursary September 30, 2016 $200

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.


Eligibility Criteria


Applicants must:
• have attended a Yukon high school for a minimum of two years;
• be returning to education after a period of absence;
• be enrolled full time in studies focused on northern environment or climate change; or programs for social work, nursing, health care assistant;
• demonstrate financial need, indicating other sources of funding.

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

Terry Weninger Award for Research September 30, 2016 $500
Dr. Terry Weininger would like to make a $500 award available to an aspiring researcher. Dr. Weninger was President at Yukon College from 2006-2011. He has also been President at College of New Caledonia in Prince George from 1990-2004, Deputy Minister of Education in Yukon, and Vice-President at Medicine Hat College. Dr. Weninger spent much of his career in education, with completion of a Bachelor and Master of Education, a Doctoral degree - Ed.D. - from Arizona State University and post-doctoral studies from the University of Washington. 
 
Eligibility criteria:
 
  •  Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time Yukon College student in a post-secondary program;
  •  Must be in the second year of a two-year program or continuing from one post-secondary program into another;
  • Provide approx. 200 words detailing research you have undertaken in the past year and how it relates to your program of study;
  •  a supporting letter from a Yukon College faculty member.

Documents required:

  • Completed application form
  • Supporting letter from a Yukon College faculty member
Watson Lake Student Assistance Endowment Fund June 25, 2016 $450

** THIS FUND IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.**

Background: The fund is a joint creation of the Watson Lake Community Campus Committee of Yukon College and the Watson Lake Training Advisory Board. This fund was created to supplement graduates, college level or mature students in the catchment area of Watson Lake, including Lower Post, Upper Liard and Two Mile who require assistance in continuing their education at either Yukon College or a recognized university or college or training centre.

 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Selection is based on need or merit, references and previous performance and suitability of goals.
  • You must have lived in the catchment area for at least 6 months.
  • Preference will be given to a student attending Yukon College.

Apply to: Coordinator of the Watson Lake Campus.
Application Deadline: June 24 and November 25 of each year.  

Whitehorse Motors Visual Arts Award September 30, 2016 $1,000

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.

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.

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must:

• Be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
• Have been a Yukon resident for a minimum of two years as of the date of award application.
• Be registered as a full-time student in a visual arts or visual arts business program.
• Demonstrate financial need and indicate sources of funding that you receive.
• Provide a 200 word description of your goals and career plans, including a description of how your program of choice will help you meet these goals.


Selection Criteria
• The successful applicant will be chosen based on ability to meet stated criteria and demonstrated financial need.
• In the event of a tie, the goals and career plans letter will be used to make a final decision.
• If no eligible Yukon students, other applicants may be considered upon consultation with Whitehorse Motors.

 

 


 

Yukon Chamber of Mines Bursaries September 30, 2016 $1,000

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 (in possession of a Yukon health care card);
• 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
• provide copy of Yukon health care card

Yukon College Board of Governors’ Scholarship September 30, 2016 $700

The Yukon College Board of Governors acts on behalf of the public. 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

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • be Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
  • be full time Yukon College students, enrolled in second year studies;
  • provide official transcripts showing GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last academic year;
  • provide proof of registration;
  • provide a 100 word paragraph describing how the program in which they are enrolled aligns with their career goals. 

 

Selection Criteria

  • ability to meet the above criteria
  • not have received this scholarship in the past five years
  • the highest GPA of all applicants
  • the 100 word paragraph may be used by the committee to break a tie
Yukon Fish and Game Award September 30, 2016 $500

The Yukon Fish and Game Association (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.

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.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:
• be Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
• have been a resident of the Yukon for past three months; (YT health care card for proof)
• be full-time Yukon College students;
• be current members of Yukon Fish and Game Association;
• be enrolled 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;
• provide a paragraph detailing your goals and what you want to do with this education.

Selection Criteria
• ability to meet above mandatory criteria;
• students with a passion for conservation are a priority

Yukon Outfitters Association Award September 30, 2016 $500

To commemorate the life of long-time Yukon outfitter Pete Jensen, Yukon Outfitters Association wishes to make an 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. 

Eligibility criteria:
applicants must:

  • be enrolled as fulltime students in Yukon College’s Renewable Resource Management or Tourism programs.
  • be Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents
  • write a short essay (max. one page) describing their values as they relate to the Yukon wilderness, and specifically how those values are expressed in the applicant’s activities and lifestyle. 

Documents required:

  • completed application form 
  • essay
Yukon School of Visual Arts Recruitment Scholarships September 30, 2016 Amount to be determined

**THESE AWARDS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD**

SOVA Yukon Scholarship
The award winner must:
• Provide proof of Canadian citizenship and permanent residence in the Yukon Territory
• Meet the entrance requirements for admission to the Yukon School of Visual Arts
• Register as a full-time student in the foundation year program at Yukon School of Visual Arts
• Complete the application form and submit it, along with any required documents and portfolio material, by the application deadline.
• Maintain full-time student status throughout the Fall and Winter terms (ie. 4 course minimum)
• Maintain a B average in the Fall and Winter terms

SOVA Canada/USA Scholarship
The award winner must:
• Provide proof of Canadian or American citizenship and permanent residence in Canada or America
• Meet the entrance requirements for admission to the Yukon School of Visual Arts
• Register as a full-time student in the foundation year program at Yukon School of Visual Arts
• Complete the application form and submit it, along with any required documents and portfolio material, by the application deadline.
• Maintain full-time student status throughout the Fall and Winter terms (ie. 4 course minimum)
• Maintain a B average in the Fall and Winter terms

The successful applicants will be notified by June 30th prior to each school year.  The scholarships will be awarded in two payments of $500 each on September 15th (Fall term) and January 15th (Winter term).

 

Faculty Nominated Awards

No application is necessary for the following awards.

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
September 30, 2016 $2,000

The winner of this award will be nominated by the program faculty, based on a combination of high academic standing and best all-round performance at the end the first year of the Geological Technology Program.

Rendezvous Rotary Club Culinary Arts Award
September 30, 2016 $1,000

The Rendezvous Rotary Club wishes to make one award available to full-time students in the Yukon College's Culinary Arts program.

Eligibility Criteria

The award winner must:
• be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
• have completed Yukon College’s Culinary Arts program as a full-time student;
• have demonstrated quality work, leadership and vision in food service, specifically in the area of food safety;
• be planning a career in the food service industry;
• be nominated by the coordinator and instructor of the Culinary Arts program.

This is a nominated award, no application necessary.

Rendezvous Rotary Club Food and Beverage Award
September 30, 2016 $250

Rendezvous Rotary Club wishes to make one award available to full-time students in the Yukon College's Food and Beverage Operations program.

Eligibility Criteria

The award winner must:
• be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
• have graduated from the Yukon College Food and Beverage Operations program as a full-time student;
• have demonstrated quality work, leadership and vision in food service, specifically in the area of food safety; 
• be planning a career in the food service industry;
• be nominated by the coordinator of the Food and Beverage Operations program

This is a nominated award, no application necessary. 

Sysco Edmonton Scholarship
September 30, 2016 $500
Sysco Edmonton wishes to make a scholarship available to a full-time student in Yukon College's Culinary Arts program.
 
Eligibility Criteria
 
The award winner must:
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • have completed Yukon College’s Culinary Arts program as a full-time student;
  • have demonstrated quality, leadership and vision in food service, specifically in the area of food safety;
  • be planning a career in the food service industry;
  • be nominated by the Culinary Arts program coordinator and the Culinary Arts program instructor.

This a nominated award, no application necessary.