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Scholarships for Northern students

NWT Chamber of Commerce

The NWT Chamber of Commerce is pleased to again offer a one-time scholarship grant to a qualified NWT student in an accredited business program for the upcoming school year.
2011 submission deadline unknown at this time
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Akaitcho Treaty 8/BHP Billiton beneficiaries scholarship

Akaitcho Territory Government Treaty 8/BHP Billiton IBA Implementation Office is now accepting applications for scholarships for the academic year 2010/2011.
This scholarship is intended to support Yellowknives Dene First Nation and Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation beneficiaries.
2011 submission date unknown
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Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists

The Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG) Education Foundation may award two scholarships in each academic year to an amount of $1,600.
Applicant will be a Northwest Territories or a Nunavut student entering or attending post secondary studies leading to a degree in Engineering or Geoscience at an undergraduate level in a recognized university.
2011 submission deadline unknown at this time
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Elks Club

The scholarship program is designed to encourage and support students with strong scholastic backgrounds and leadership qualities who are going to attend or are currently attending a Canadian University, accredited college, technical school or institute of technology.

The maximum number of years a student can benefit from this program is four. A successful student will receive a scholarship award of up to $1,000 for the academic year.

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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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Nasittuq Corporation

Nasittuq Corporation has been offering an Aboriginal scholarship since 1995 to beneficiaries/members of the Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, Nunavut and Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The Scholarship is designed to encourage students to pursue and explore advanced education in Electrical, Computer Science, Electronics, Environmental Studies, Business, and Aboriginal Studies disciplines.
2011 submission deadline unknown at this time
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Yellowknives Dene First Nation/De Beers Canada Inc

This scholarship is an award program jointly sponsored by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and De Beers Canada Inc. For beneficiaries who are enrolled in a recognized educational institution in secondary, technical or adult education program.

2011 submission date unknown More info

Email: Sarah Plotner

KeTe Whii/Procon

KeTe Whii/Procon will offer seven $1,500 scholarships to band members of Treaty 8 and 11.

2011 submission deadline unknown at this time

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Email: careers@detoncho.com

Department of Community and Government Services, Government of Nunavut

Eligible fields of study are engineering, informatics, community planning, business studies, college programs of fire fighting, and land administration.

2011 submission deadline unknown at this time

Email: clevi@gov.nu.ca

The Kenn Borek Memorial Scholarship

The Borek Group of Companies has established an annual scholarship in the amount of $4,000.

The scholarship is administered by the Northern Air Transport Association.

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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.

2011 submission deadline unknown at this time

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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

Sport North

A total of 10 scholarships, nine for $1,000 plus the Scott McAdam Scholarship for $1,500.

2011 submission deadline unknown at this time

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NorthwesTel

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

2011 submission deadline unknown at this time

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NWT and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists

Scholarships for post secondary scholarships in each academic year to an amount of $1,600.

2011 submission deadline unknown at this time

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Nunasi Corporation

Nunavut beneficiaries pursuing a post secondary education may be eligible for $2,500.

2011 submission deadline unknown at this time

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Department of Community and Government Services, GN

Students in the fields of engineering, informatics, community planning, business studies, college programs of fire fighting, and land administration can apply.

2011 submission deadline unknown at this time

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Call 867-975-5332 or email clevi@gov.nu.ca

Aber Scholarship

$25,000 over four years (two scholarships available).

Must have accepted an offer of admission to or be enrolled in the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto.

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Kivalliq Inuit Association: Meadowbank Project Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be enrolled as a beneficiary of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

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Email: dio@kivalliqinuit.ca

Imperial Oil

Two scholarships available to individuals from the Sahtu, $3,500 for college/tech school and $4,500 for university.

2011 submission deadline unknown at this time

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Email: sandy.j.whiteman@esso.ca

Al Woodhouse Bursary

A $3,000 bursary to assist Nunavut students enrolling in science, technology, engineering, or application of traditional knowledge in science.

2011 submission deadline unknown at this time

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For more info, contact rarmstrong@nac.nu.ca

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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Marilyn Sanderson Memorial Scholarship

For Treaty 8 members enrolled in recognized program. Must return to community.

2011 submission deadline unknown at this time

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Email: Akaitcho Territory Government

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.

2011 submission deadline unknown at this time

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Email: caitlinlacey@yel.mackay.ca

Yellowknife Direct Charge Coop

The Yellowknife Direct Charge Co-op Scholarship Program is designed to encourage and support students who display strong leadership qualities, who are active participants in school and community extra-curricular activities, and who have shown a strong academic performance.

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Yellowknife Catholic Schools

The Northern Peoples' Education Scholarship is awarded to two northern students annually.

The scholarships will be given to individuals who have met all of the criteria and who intend to become teachers.

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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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Zaida Sanguez happily displays the popcorn popper that she won at the Nutrition Fair that Louie Norwegian School held in Jean Marie River March 28. - photo courtesy of Louie Norwegian School

School puts healthy food on the menu
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Students make the grade
The accomplishments of 19 adult students were celebrated in Fort Providence March 28.
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