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Education and Training Opportunities | Exploring options in the Northwest Territories & Nunavut
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Scholarships for Northern students

Qulliq Energy Corporation's Laura Ulluriaq Scholarship

The memorial scholarship is meant as a tribute to Laura Ulluriaq Gauthier and the contribution that she made to a Made-in-Nunavut Electricity Utility, while also supporting and encouraging Nunavummiut as they pursue a post-secondary education in a university, college or trade school. The $5000 scholarship may be awarded to one student annually. More info

Aviation Career Development Program
Every year, 12 students pursuing an aviation-related career in the North can each receive a $5,000 scholarship. More info

Health and Social Services bursary program
Students must be enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program at an accredited Canadian university or college. Application packages from More info

Association of Mackenzie Mountains Outfitters
Association of Mackenzie Mountains Outfitters is awarding four $1,000 scholarships to students of Mackenzie Valley communities.

Eligible students must be planning to pursue a career in some aspect of wildlife management or other professional careers related to the outdoors. More info

NorthwesTel
Ten scholarships each worth $2,500 - for post-secondary studies in: telecommunications, computer science, electrical engineering, business/commerce. More info

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
Support for Inuvialuit beneficiaries in these areas: tutor program, post-secondary financial assistance program, scholarship program and summer language camp program. Up to $500 a month. More info

Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut scholarships
The ICANT/NU awards up to two scholarships valued at $1,500 each. This scholarship is available to post-secondary students pursuing further education in the Chartered Accountancy profession. More info

Northern Aviation Scholarship Fund
The Northern Aviation Scholarship Fund was established to support individuals who intend to pursue post-secondary education in the aviation industry, for example, as a pilot, engineer or flight attendant. More info

Yellowknife Community Foundation
The Foundation administers a variety of following grant and scholarship funds. More info

More scholarships and bursaries for Northern students
The SFA Program does not provide scholarships or bursaries to postsecondary students, however, you may benefit from the opportunities listed pn this site. More info
Success Stories

Elder David Tuktudjuk shows a group of elementary students how to do string games during Heritage Day at Tusarvik School in Repulse Bay this past month. - photo courtesy of Julia MacPherson

Heritage Day on the Bay
Inuit culture was front and centre during Heritage Day at Tusarvik School in Repulse Bay (Naujaat) this past month.
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Shane Bleakney, Leesha Setzer and Jacob Israel are all members of the Inuvik Karate Club. They were on hand for the season-ending wrap-up at the Midnight Sun Recreation Centre May 27. - Shawn Giilck/NNSL photo

Karate club winds up good year
When you're talking to Bernice Lavoie and her students, it would be in your best interests to be polite. Very polite.
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Ivvavik National Park, shown here, is west of Inuvik in the Yukon. Grade 11 student Keenan Hunter has the chance to study the Porcupine caribou herd this week as it passes through. - photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Learning biology on the land
Keenan Hunter says visiting Ivvavik National Park this week is going to be the best biology class he's ever had. News LinkMore details

Gayla Meredith
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Gayla Meredith is the president of the Northwest Territories Teachers Association

I have three children in the school system. They never seem to bring textbooks home, usually copies of worksheets. Do they not use textbooks anymore?

Depending on the grade and subject area, teachers may be creating their own resources to support curriculum outcomes rather than using textbooks. ARROW  More details

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