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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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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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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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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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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