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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.

Application packages from student@gov.nt.ca

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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Email ganariver@pentnet.net

NorthwesTel

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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Email: caitlinlacey@yel.mackay.ca

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

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Success Stories

Grade 11 student Kyla Hbatum serves up a piping hot bowl of carrot and ginger soup during the elder lunch program at East Three Secondary School. The program provides a hot meal for students and physical activity. - Andrew Livingstone/NNSL photo

Elders and students meet with flavour
Connecting students at East Three Secondary School with elders in the community is something teacher Patrick Gauley-Gale believes is important.
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Don Pryzner and Heather Penny help prepare the monthly

IQ principles in action
A call to find out about the "Big Breakfast" staff at Peter Pitseolak High School in Cape Dorset held for their students Nov. 21 turned into a lesson on a breakfast program, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit guiding principles, the importance of a stellar and dedicated school staff and how one man's career is ending on the highest note possible.
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Collin Goyman presents his initiative to students at Kullik Ilihakvik in Cambridge Bay last week. Two hard-working and lucky students, drawn from all over the Kitikmeot, will travel to Edmonton to attend an NHL hockey game and meet LA Kings player Mike Richard as a reward for outstanding attendance and academic improvement. - photo courtesy of Brandon Kennedy

Paramedics give students incentive
Collin Goyman and Brandon Kennedy, their employer Advanced Medical Solutions Inc. (Medic North), First Air and Los Angeles Kings hockey player Mike Richards have teamed up to offer youth in the Kitikmeot the incentive to improve their attendance and performance in school over the winter months.
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