Application Guidelines

For Scholarships and Grants

Applying for Funds


  1. The deadline for submission of applications is midnight on June 15th. Using the online application tool, you may edit your application up until the deadline.

  2. Please carefully review the list of funds that offer scholarships for students and grants for project funding. only choose the awards that are relevant to you or your organization.

  3. Scholarship and grant applications must meet the terms of reference as set out by the fund(s) for which the applicant is applying.

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

  5. 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. Statements and additional documents submitted with your application are very important. They set you apart as an individual. 

  3. Scholarships must be used during the school year in which they are received.

  4. Scholarships are sent directly to the school, university, college or institute chosen by the applicant and distributed after the deadline for withdrawal from studies has passed, approximately October 10th.


  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