NWT Metis Nation Scholarships

Deadline: Nov 20th — Value: Various — The Northwest Territory Métis Nation leadership has established a scholarship program, for NWTMN members, to support their development through education and training. The program offers up to 21 scholarships annually with a total value of $15,750. They are available to high-school, trades, college and university students. Scholarship priority will be given to students who have not received a previous scholarship from the NWTMN. The Committee recognizes academic goals and achievements, career plans, contributions to ones’ community and financial need. Special consideration is provided to those students who demonstrate their interest in a respect for others by volunteering within their community. 

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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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UNW Local 32 Student Citizenship Award

Deadline: First Week of April — Value: $250-$500 — Applicants must be full-time Aurora College students at Yellowknife North Slave Campus in good academic standing. Applicants must have demonstrated citizenship roles such as participating and contributing to college life, helping others, community volunteer work, etc. If two applicants are chosen, each will receive $250. If only one is chosen, $500 will be awarded.

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Thebacha Campus Student Association Student of the Year Award

Deadline: March 31st — Value: $100 — Awarded for outstanding leadership in student interests, issues, and activities. Any student who is in a full-time program (a six-month-plus program and having a 60 percent class workload) is eligible for nomination. Staff and students are able to nominate students for this award. Nominators must give a brief summary of reasons why they feel the student qualifies. The award is dependent on the voting results of the Thebacha Campus student body. This award is by nomination by any Aurora College student member.

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Town of Fort Smith Academic Achievement Award

Deadline: March 31st — Value: $250 — This award is presented at Convocation by the Town of Fort Smith to a full-time Thebacha Campus student who has had excellent attendance, excellent academic achievement, and has demonstrated community involvement.

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Inuvialuit Regional Corporation – Various Scholarships

Deadline: Various — Value: Various — Inuvialuit Education Foundation (IEF) is a registered charitable organization that was established in 1990. One of its goals is to establish specific educational assistance goals and programs linked to beneficiary recruitment and career development within Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC), Inuvialuit Development Corporation and subsidiaries.

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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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UNW Local 29 Staff to Student Legacy

Deadline: Staff Nomination — Value: Varies — Local 29 would like to honour and reward the hard work of its clientele by establishing a financial prize. This prize is awarded annually to two (2) students of Aurora Campus who have demonstrated overall academic excellence as well as excellent citizenship. The faculty and staff of Local 29 represent the employees of Aurora Campus, its Learning Centre and Aurora Research Institute. Through their employment in the field of education and research they demonstrate that they are committed to education and its associated philosophies. This includes recognizing learning as a lifelong process, seeking excellence through fulfilling the goals and mission statement of the college and working towards promoting student success and serving students as they seek to maximize their education. Local 29 feels that it is important to reflect these beliefs and values in a tangible fashion through the establishment of the two awards.

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ATCO Developmental Studies Scholarships

Deadline: February 28th — Value: $1000 — ATCO supports the efforts of students in the Community Learning Centres in the Beaufort Delta and Sahtu regions with two $1000 scholarships. Students must be enrolled full-time in the Developmental Studies & Access programs at any Aurora Campus Learning Centre. Applicants should complete the questionnaire on financial need and prepare a one-page type-written summary describing career goals, why the student should receive the scholarship, and how funds will be utilized.

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