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Scholarships for Northern students

Qulliq Energy Corporation's Laura Ulluriaq Post-Secondary Scholarship

TThe 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.

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Aviation Career Development Program

Every year, 12 students pursuing an aviation-related career in the North can each receive a $5,000 scholarship.

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Health and Social Services bursary program

Students must be enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program at an accredited Canadian university or college.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Yellowknife Community Foundation

The Foundation administers a variety of following grant and scholarship funds

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Gayla MeredithASK A TEACHER 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


My daughter is in Grade 7 and was not doing so well earlier in the year. With help from her teachers, she was starting to complete her homework and get projects in on time...SEE MORE

My son is in Grade 10 French immersion and wants to switch to English. Should the decision be his or the school's? SEE MORE

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Success Stories

Lourdes Hernandez, left, waves a Canadian flag as her daughter Gianna, 3, hides shyly behind one. The Hernandez family was celebrating their second year as Canadian citizens after Hernandez moved to Rankin Inlet to work as a nurse nine years ago, and brought her family over two years later. - Candace Thomson/NNSL photo

Youth take action against tobacco
With 59 per cent of residents 12 years and older using tobacco products, Nunavut's anti-smoking advocates have a lot of work to do. News LinkMore details

Eight students from Fort Providence and Fort McPherson spent seven days on the Mackenzie River on a canoe trip that was part of the Keepers Program. The participants included Delaney Vandell, left, Brandon Thom, Max Stewart, river guide Ben Vandell, Dina Blake and group leader Jim Snider. - photo courtesy of Julie Latremouille

Youth learn on the river
A group of eight students from Fort Providence and Fort McPherson challenged their limits and developed their leadership skills during a recent canoe trip on the Mackenzie River.
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Peter Curran, a co-organizer on the Sir John Franklin School graduation committee, prepares for this week's prom and grad for the students. Curran and Cynthia Roach were involved in organizing the event which included decorating the Ed Jeske Arena ice surface as an enchanted forest. - Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo

Sir John students prepare for Enchanted Forest graduation
They aren't quite out of the woods yet, but 111 new Sir John Franklin graduates are expected to pour into Ed Jeske Arena today for an enchanted forest-themed prom and graduation ceremony.
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