Application Guidelines

For Scholarships and Grants

Applying for Funds


  1. The Awards Season opens in April and in 2023 will be accepting applications until the end of May in 2023.

  2. Using the online application tool, you may edit your application up until the deadline.

  3. Please carefully review the list of funds that offer scholarships for students and grants for project funding

  4. Scholarship and grant applications must meet the terms of reference as set out by the fund(s) for which the applicant is applying. The scholarship application will screen for eligibility. 

  5. Failure to provide a complete application will result in its rejection.

  6. Notification about whether or not your application is successful will be sent out by email.


  1. Students are required to provide a copy of their most recent transcript with their application. In addition, a letter of acceptance or proof of enrolment document from your school or program is required. 

  2. Scholarships must be used during the school year (September to June) in which they are received.

  3. Scholarships are sent directly to the school, university, college or institute identified by the applicant. Alternate arrangements are also possible, with full proof of attendance.


  1. Project grant applicants must be institutions or organizations that are qualified donees and hold a Canada Revenue Agency Registered Charity Number.

  2. Projects that are of a lasting nature and which enrich Yukon society are encouraged. Projects must benefit and have direct relevance to the people of the Yukon.

  3. Project funds requested for materials and production costs will receive consideration over requests for administrative costs.

  4. Project funding is made in one payment. 

  5. Project grant recipients are asked to provide a brief statement about and photos of the project that the Yukon Foundation may use in social media posts.

  6. Project funds may be extended into the next fiscal year, with permission.

  7. Where possible, recognition shall be given to the donor and the Yukon Foundation by the grant recipient.


Reviewers, who may be either donors, volunteers, or members of the Yukon Foundation Board, make their recommendations to the Yukon Foundation Awards Committee.  The Awards Committee then reviews all the recommendations, and makes the final decisions on the grants and the scholarships.  The Award Committee decisions are formally approved by the Executive Committee of the Yukon Foundation's board of directors. 

If you need further information about the application process, please call the Foundation at (867) 393-2454 or e-mail before you submit your application.

Photo by Leslie Leong