Dehcho First Nations Scholarships

Deadline: June 30th — Value: Various — Dehcho First Nations Memorial Awards & Scholarships were established in 1995 by the Dehcho First Nations Leadership. It was the vision then, and continues today, that Dehcho Dene descendants confidently pursue post-secondary education. The Dehcho First Nations’ goal is for Dehcho descendants to take advantage of post-secondary education and achieve equitable representation in post-secondary institutions. These Memorial Awards and Scholarships provides support for advancement of Dehcho Dene. The goals for Dehcho descendants are self-reliance, self-determination and well-being. This goal is achieved by supporting the education and training of our Dehcho descendants in post-secondary education. It is the hope these individuals will come home to the Dehcho to help build capacity and lead our First Nation into a healthy future.

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Mary Cazon Memorial Award

Deadline: June 30th — Value: $3000 — This award was established to honour Mary Cazon, a well-respected Elder of the Dehcho. Mary was born in Fort Providence in 1939 and was raised in the Dehcho Territory. She lived a very traditional life and raised her children within the values of the Dene lifestyle. Her traditional knowledge expertise was comprised of tanning animal hides, medicinal remedies, and traditional sewing. Mary was passionate about instilling traditional knowledge and values to the new generations. She provided political advice to the Dehcho Leadership and had the highest priority for land protection as she believed that the land defines you as Dene. $3,000 each will be awarded annually to two Dehcho Dene post-secondary students pursuing studies in Environmental Sciences, Health & Wellness and/or Naturopathy.

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Marilyn Sanderson Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: See Website — Value: $1000 — Our ancestors make reference to, “As long as the sun shines, the grass grows, and the rivers flow…” that this will be followed because this is what the creator and elders want. Marilyn did as they advised; she always used wise and knowledgeable judgment. During Marilyn’s life with us, she dedicated her time to promoting, preserving, and enhancing Treaty #8. ATG honours, acknowledges, and promotes the contributions of the late Marilyn Sanderson by providing one scholarship of $1,000 in her memory. You must be a Treaty 8 member registered to one of the five (5) Dene First Nations of Deninu Kue, Lutsel K’e, Smith’s Landing, Yellowknives Dene (Dettah or Ndilo); enrolled in a post-secondary or a recognized college or institution and/or employed and require training within the Member First Nation in the field of business management, accounting; and must return to your First Nation community for employment

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Akaitcho Treaty 8 Scholarship/ Bursary

Deadline: See Website — Value: $1000 — NWT Treaty 8 members from the Akaitcho Territory Government First Nations enrolled in a post-secondary university degree or a college certificate education program on a full-time basis are eligible to apply for the ten (10) scholarships in the amount of $1,000.

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Clark Builders Scholarship for Apprenticeship Students

Deadline: June 30th — Value: $1000 — “Clark Builders” has established one $1,000 scholarship for Apprenticeship students attending Aurora College. The applicant must be a member of the Salt River First Nation, enrolled into Apprenticeship Training during the 2020-2021 Academic year and maintained/achieved academic or scholastic average of 80%. Awards will be determined jointly by “Clark Builders.” and Aurora College.

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Gwich’in Education Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Various — Value: Various — Education and training is a priority to the Gwich’in Tribal Council and is evident in the establishment of the Education Foundation Fund in April 2002. This fund is designed to help meet the education and training objectives outlined in the implementation plan for the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement.

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Gwich’in Education Foundation Bursary

Deadline: March 31st — Value: Various — Education and training is a priority to the Gwich’in Tribal Council and is evident in the establishment of the Education Foundation Fund in April 2002. This fund is designed to help meet the education and training objectives outlined in the implementation plan for the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement.

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