Northwestel Northern Futures Scholarship

Deadline: August 15 — Value: $4000 — Northwestel is excited to provide six scholarships in the amount of $4000.00 each to eligible applicants who are residents within our Northern British Columbia, Northern Alberta, Yukon, NWT, and Nunavut operating areas who are attending post-secondary schools in Commerce/Business or who are pursuing post-secondary education in Engineering, Electrical/Telecommunications, and Computer Sciences! Their goal is to award at least three scholarships to Indigenous students. The winners will be presented with a letter of offer guaranteeing them a position as a summer student for the upcoming summer. To be eligible, applicants must be: Enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies in a two-year diploma program or a four-year degree program with your major declared; pursuing an education in Engineering, Commerce/Business, Computer Science or Electrical/Telecommunications; Northern resident – residing within Northwestel’s Operating Areas.

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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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Mitch Landry (Corbeau) Memorial Award

Deadline: June 30th — Value: $3000 — This award was established to honour Mitch Landry (Corbeau), a well-respected Elder of the Dehcho. Mitch was born in Fort Providence in 1930 and was raised traditionally in the Dehcho Territory. Mitch attended the Indian Residential School where he learned to speak French and English. Mitch served on various councils, boards and committees. In his political career, Mitch was very passionate about the land and the future of our youth. Mitch opened many meetings and gatherings with strong prayers. He held the highest regard for the land and respect for the Dene. $3,000 each will be awarded annually to two Dehcho Dene post-secondary students pursuing studies in Environment & Resource Management, Humanities/Social Sciences, Aboriginal Languages and/or Linguistics.

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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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Rio Tinto Diavik Diamond Mine Community Scholarship

Deadline: May 15th — Value: $2000 — Established in 2013 by Rio Tinto Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., this Fund was established to assist individuals pursuing a career in mining or resource development. Three scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded provided suitable applicants are selected. The first scholarship (Mining) will be available for students whose area of study has a focus on mining, mineral, geological, or geomatics engineering, and/or mining-related trades. The second scholarship (Mining Support) will be available for students whose area of study has a focus on geology, environmental or earth sciences, communities, communications, finance, or procurement. The third scholarship (STEM) will be available for female students whose area of focus is in fields related to science, technology, engineering, or math.

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Luke Charpentier Memorial Fund

Deadline: May 15th — Value: TBA — Established in memory of Luke Charpentier in 2015, the Luke Charpentier Memorial Fund Scholarship was established to assist post-secondary or trades students from the City of Yellowknife with their studies. To be eligible, individuals must be residents of the City of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (NWT), pursuing post-secondary education or trades training in any field, and must demonstrate these guiding values for the fund: the qualities of compassion, kindness, generosity, of being a positive influence on their peer group, and demonstrating sportsmanship and a love of the outdoors. Organizations from the City of Yellowknife with projects that benefit the community are also eligible to apply and so the scholarship is not awarded to a student every year.

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Lena Gosselin Memorial Fund

Deadline: May 15th — Value: TBA — Established in memory of Lena Gosselin in 2019, the Lena Gosselin Memorial Fund was established to support individuals seeking training in the area of executive office administration and management with a continued interest to work within the Northwest Territories. To be eligible, applicants must be a Northwest Territories (NWT) resident (minimum of two years); enrolled in an office administration/executive assistant program in the Northwest Territories or be currently in an administrative role, and must submit a personal essay: tell us who you are, personal accomplishments, indicate why such a program is of interest, motivation for entering the field, and career aspirations/interests/goals related to the Northwest Territories.

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