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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

Grade 9 students Jayda Pilakapsi, from left, Karen Ancher (teacher), Avaala Sabourin, AJ Curley, Inuujaq Ignerdjuk, Leonie Sammurtok, Lynda Curley, Cathy Arnarauyak, Precious Maningas, Kyla Kent, Ethel Ford, Damian Kabvitok, Silas Gordon and Joy Gawor (teacher) hauled 30 bags of garbage away from behind the old Ilagiiktut building at Melvin Bay in Rankin Inlet this past month. - photo courtesy of Joy Gawor

Taking aim at garbage
A group of Grade 9 science students did their best to make Rankin Inlet look a little cleaner this past week.
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Early childhood education instructor Myna Ishulutak teaches traditional string games to childcare workers in Arviat. - photo courtesy of Nunavut Arctic College

Shaping minds for the future
Childcare workers in Arviat are getting the chance this summer to take part in a new pilot program offered by Nunavut Arctic College (NAC). News LinkMore details

Mia Otokiak, the new DJ at 97.7 FM, Cambridge Bay's own local radio station, is growing her on-air personality in preparation for attending Northern Alberta Institute of Technology's radio and television program in Edmonton next year. - photo courtesy of Fred Muise

Dream leads to on-air career
A radiant new voice is taking the Cambridge Bay airwaves by storm, and her name is Mia Otokiak.
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