Yukon Foundation is honoured to offer PROJECT GRANTS in memory or recognition of the following Yukon community members and organizations.
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A fund established to encourage the continued preservation of historical Yukon legends in an audio/musical/video format. It offers a scholarship for a Yukon post-secondary music student who will pursue the recording of compositions that feature Yukon history or legends. The applicant must be a three-year resident. Application must include a statement about musician career aspirations. OR. If there are no applicants for post-secondary studies, funding may be provided for a primary or secondary music student to purchase a musical instrument or to take private music instruction.
BELLE & CURLY DESROSIERS
An award established by bequest to provide funding for a scholarship or project grant for physically challenged people.
An award established by her husband to support a local women’s shelter and/or a local animal shelter.
CLAUDIA-ANN LOWRY (Not available for 2021)
An award established by family and friends to promote arts in Yukon through education and practice. Applicants for scholarships must be applying for a post-secondary art program OR applications for grants must be related to an art project in Yukon.
Note: In the event that there are no applicants, a scholarship can be awarded to a Yukon resident requiring assistance to attend an art program outside of Yukon.
This award offers a grant:
1. To support heart healthy initiatives that benefit the Yukon public and promote communities where people are trained in CPR techniques and have access to early defibrillation
2. To assist with the purchase of CPR training equipment including mannequins and AED trainers
3. To support training in CPR/AED/First Aid techniques for community organizations with a demonstrated need OR
4. To support CPR instructor/trainer development and continuing education.
Requirements: Applicants must clearly identify how their project will benefit/improve access to CPT/AED training for Yukon people. Applications should be related to the education of prevention of heart diseases, and/or first aid for heart attacks and strokes.
An award established by family and friends for a scholarship or a grant for:
a student attending art school
a musician attending an arts festival in Canada
the promotion of local arts skills enhancement OR
studio time for musicians.
An award to provide a grant for projects or group training programs related to cross-country skiing in Yukon.
DORREENE & HERB WAHL
An award for a scholarship for Yukon graduate students to continue their education in the fields of education or environmental studies. Or on occasion a project by a graduate student to increase the knowledge within the Yukon in education or environmental sciences. environmental sciences will include: climatology, meteorology, glaciology, permafrost, soils, vegetation, wildlife, and horticulture. OR From time to time, grant funding may considered for special projects to improve or update the knowledge in these fields as they pertain to Yukon.
DOUGLAS B. CRAIG
An award to provide financial support for students of environmental concerns, pursuing post-secondary training in the fields of environmental engineering, climate change or relevant studies. Student applicants must be attending a recognized university, college or trade school. OR. A grant to provide capital for an enterprise or project with a focus on sustainable energy, renewable local resource use, or northern agriculture.
A grant for Yukon charities committed to ensuring that people throughout the Yukon are provided with the accommodation and support required to reach their full potential.
An award for a scholarship to provide funds for a student going into post-secondary studies in biology related fields and/or geology. Students must have graduated from a Yukon high school. OR. A grant to support biological and/or geological related projects will also be considered.
An award established for Canadian post-secondary students who are conducting research or fieldwork in natural and cultural history, within the Yukon and Chilkoot Trail, with preference to studies that benefit national parks and national historic sites. Or to a student pursuing studies in natural or cultural history.
HOUGEN FAMILY FUND
An award for a scholarship and/or project grant for the scholarly study, preservation, and enhancement, of historical and cultural activities related to the life and progress of the Yukon. May be used as a scholarship, support of museum, archive or archaeology project. May be used to purchase, for public display, art works which reflect the history of the Yukon and the talent of its people.
IRA “SLIM” FOSTER
An award established for the Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society for the care of abused children.
A grant for any worthy project which contributes to the aesthetic enhancement of any properties owned or maintained by the City of Whitehorse.
JOHN & DORIS STENBRATEN
An award established to support:
a scholarship for veterinary studies
a scholarship for a Yukoner writing or publishing a work related to Yukon
a scholarship or project relating to mining in Yukon OR
a project relating to animal welfare in the Yukon.
KLONDIKE DEFENCE FORCE
An award established in the 1966 to battle the take-over of Klondike history by other parts of Canada. A scholarship or grant for research about or studies in Yukon history.
An award for a scholarship for a Yukon high-school graduate studying for a degree or certificate in journalism. Student must have good academic grades. OR. This award can also be a project grant for research or studies in Yukon history.
MAUREEN & GILLES FONTAINE
An award for a scholarship for physically challenged persons pursuing post-secondary studies, OR a project grant to provide special equipment for handicapped persons.
MAYO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
An award to provide a scholarship or a grant to support research projects designed to contribute to the ongoing acquisition of knowledge about the Mayo District. Seed money for this fund originated from the Mayo Historical Society's book, Gold & Galena.
NORTHERN WRITERS CIRCLE
An award established to promote Yukon writers of any genre who are previously published. Five-year Yukon residency required.
RICK & MAUREEN NIELSEN ACTION CANADA Northern Youth Research Award
An award for a community-based research project activity, or component of a research project, which demonstrates research and leadership skills. Research to be focused on climate change impacts and adaptation of the health and well-being of Northern communities. Research can be based upon natural, traditional, or social science topics.
ROBERT & JEAN CAMPBELL
An award for a scholarship for Yukon students, with a preference for students who have resided in Atlin, BC. Applicants must be studying in the field of business management or administration. OR Alternately, the funds can be used as a grant for educational projects, in Yukon or Atlin, designed to advance the business skills of participants. The applicant must have one-year Yukon or Atlin residency and must be registered in a recognized post-secondary institute of learning.
ROD TAIT MEMORIAL
An award established by family and friends for: a scholarship for a post-secondary student pursuing studies in agriculture or for an individual who is pursuing skills that support agriculture. OR. A grant to support a Yukon project involving agriculture.
An award to be granted to worthy applicants for the scholarly research and authorship of Yukon history or for the acquisition and preservation of Yukon related historical documents and artifacts.
An award for a scholarship to support individual applicants who are actively participating in competitive cross-country skiing or competitive swimming and are intending to pursue training and competitive opportunities over the coming year. OR. A grant to develop or promote competitive cross-country skiing or competitive swimming. Applications can be, but are not limited to, facility improvement, training opportunities, competition opportunities, equipment, officials training, coaching opportunities.
TANNER FAMILY FUND
An award established by family and friends for a scholarship and/or a grant. A scholarship for students pursuing environmental studies. Five-year residency is required. OR. A grant to fund a project for the protection of the natural environment of Yukon. Work to be done in the territory.
TED & NICKY HARRISON
An award to support the Ted Harrison Artist Retreat Society. Alternately, to support Yukon Artists.
A grant established by the Grey Mountain Lions Club to promote Special Olympics programs.
An award established by bequest to benefit senior citizens, particularly the Golden Age Society of Whitehorse.
WHITEHORSE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB YOUTH AWARDS
A grant to support Whitehorse projects which serve the needs of children ages 7 to 14 years. Projects may be, but are not limited to, the following:
Group travel to a special event.
Development in the arts.
A one-time capital item for a youth centre.
A conference for children.
Travel or fee assistance for children to attend a summer camp or special educational program.
Priority: For volunteer and non-profit groups.
YUKON INDIAN HERITAGE
An award established by donation from the original Yukon Indian Craft Shop for the education of Indian (First Nation) children and to preserve the cultural heritage of Yukon Indian (First Nation) people.
YUKON LEGACY FUND
Awards made possible from funds donated to the Yukon Foundation by the generosity of the Government of Yukon for: scholarships for Yukon students in any program of study or grants to assist groups with Yukon projects.
YUKON OUTDOORS CLUB
An award for a scholarship for a Yukon student in a recognized post-secondary course of study in the field of wildlife management, studies that qualifies a student to work in a national/territorial park or an historic preserve. OR. A grant for a non-government historical research project or a project related directly to the Chilkoot Trail or project related to the development of the Yukon portion of the Canada Trail.
YUKON SCOUT COUNCIL/SHAWN KITCHEN MEMORIAL
A grant established by the Council to assist Yukon scouting youth and registered Yukon scouter adults to attend Canadian jamborees and world jamborees.