The Yukon Foundation is honoured to offer SCHOLARSHIPS in memory or in recognition of the following Yukon community members and organizations.
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A scholarship to assist Yukon post-secondary students who are studying education and/or the arts.
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 Yukon resident. Applicants must provide a statement about their musician career aspirations.
A scholarship for Yukon students studying social work, clinical research or counselling with a stated career goal of working or studying in a field related to addiction or the effects of addictions. One-year Yukon residency required. Preference will be given to students who abstain from alcohol and drug use, who are considered to be mature students, and who lack the financial resources to enter or complete their course of studies.
A scholarship to assist mature students working on post-graduate studies in mining, geology, metallurgical sciences.
A scholarship for a student pursuing studies in the field of geography, forestry, environmental studies, or urban/rural planning. Applicants must be enrolled in 2nd to 5th year or in post-graduate studies; must be a graduate of a Yukon secondary school; and must provide a statement describing their educational and personal goals with references to the qualities that Amanda exemplified. Please click HERE to read Amanda's biography.
A scholarship for students studying:
Any of the apprenticeship trades OR
Health care (nursing, medical technician, home care)
Applicants must be intending to return to the Yukon to practice, are required to be enrolled in a program, and entering into their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of their chosen field of study.
A scholarship for Yukon secondary school graduates who are in their 2nd to 5th year of study:
A scholarship for Yukon high school graduates pursuing post-secondary studies in child development. Preferably a Yukon high school graduate but if not then a resident for at least one-year.
BEA & GEORGE McLEOD
A scholarship for students studying in the field of aviation, and for students obtaining a commercial pilot’s license or an aircraft maintenance engineer license. One-year Yukon residency required.
A scholarship for a Yukon resident studying nursing or medicine.
BELLE & CURLY DESROSIERS
A fund established by bequest to provide a project grant or scholarship for physically challenged people.
A scholarship for a Yukon post-secondary student studying renewable resources or environmental studies. Applicants must be born and educated in Yukon. Rural students are encouraged to apply. Must demonstrate financial need and provide recommendation from school counsellor.
A scholarship to provide financial assistance to Yukon residents who are pursuing post-secondary education in:
business management OR
Applicants must provide evidence that they are dedicated and hard working.
A scholarship for a Yukon student studying medicine.
A scholarship for Yukon post-secondary residents pursuing studies in renewable resources. Priority for studies in forestry and/or forest management. One-year Yukon residency required. Preference will be given to Yukon high school graduates.
A scholarship for a deserving recipient interested in the study of alternate energy and who is attending a university or school of technology.
A scholarship for a Yukon student studying law.
A scholarship for Yukon graduates participating in post-secondary studies, in any field, to further their education in a certificate, diploma, under-graduate degree, or trades in-school training.
Bursaries to provide support and enhance the development of Yukon children furthering their studies in music. The Rotary Club of Whitehorse seeks applications and holds auditions in April/May each year.
A scholarship ($500) to assist Yukon residents engaged in an initial accredited trade programs, and further studies in any program associated with the trades.
A scholarship for a Yukon resident pursuing post-secondary studies in business or economics. Three-year Yukon residency required.
CLAUDIA-ANN LOWRY (Not available in 2022)
A scholarships for students pursuing a post-secondary art program.
COMMISSION SCOLAIRE FRANCOPHONE DU YUKON (Not available in 2022)
Scholarships for students who are Yukon residents, are graduating from a francophone school, and are undertaking post-secondary studies in French. Applicants are required to submit a letter describing their francophone experience in Yukon.
Scholarships established by Western Copper & Gold (Casino Mining), to provide financial support for Yukon students pursuing educational advancement in the fields of science and engineering, with a focus on mining.
A scholarship ($5,000) to encourage Dawson City women to pursue new and diverse skills sets through training, certification and other education by providing a small cash award towards these endeavours. Must currently be a resident of Dawson City or residing in the Klondike electoral district, and have lived in the community for a minimum of five years. Applicants must be planning to return to Dawson City (or other parts of the Klondike electoral district) after their course or program and use their skills in the community.
A scholarship for a post-secondary student who:
Must be a Canadian citizen
Must have lived in the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in for at least two years
Must be a undergraduate, graduate or doctoral student in a recognized certificate/diploma/degree program
Must be studying biology, ecology, environmental management, natural resource management, with preference going to students studying renewable resource management.
Two letters of reference are required.
A scholarship to assist women of the Yukon who require financial assistance to further their education at any recognized educational institution.
A scholarship for a student attending art school.
A scholarship for a youthful student studying music either in Yukon or outside of the territory. Applicant must be a youth and a resident of Yukon for five year and must demonstrate financial need.
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 includes: climatology, meteorology, glaciology, permafrost, soils, vegetation, wildlife, and horticulture.
A scholarship 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.
A scholarship for medical students specializing in family medicine. Five-year continuous Yukon residency required. Demonstrated financial need.
A scholarship for a Yukon resident who has demonstrated financial need, has been accepted into a medical school, and plans to practice medicine in Yukon. Applicants should prepare a short statement showing demonstrated interest and academic excellence with an intent to attend medical school, as well as some experience in volunteer or community work. Include a resume, proof of attendance at or graduation from a Yukon high school, and university transcripts when applicable.
A scholarship ($1,000) established in loving memory of Dr. Brent Slobodin, to foster study in the humanities and support an upper-year (second year and up) Yukon student with a demonstrated interest in, and intent to specialize, in one or more of the following Humanities subjects at a provincial university: History, Political Studies, Philosophy, Classics, English, Languages. Candidates for the Dr. Brent Slobodin Memorial Scholarship in the Humanities should prepare a short statement (no more than four pages, typed and double-spaced), showing demonstrated interest and academic excellence with an intent to specialize in one of the above subject areas, as well as some experience in volunteer or community work. Candidates should include their resume, and both high school and university transcripts. Two-year residency in the Yukon (including graduating year).
A scholarship established to assist Yukon post-graduate students (5th year education, master's degree or PhD) pursuing training or studies in:
environmental sciences OR
health related studies.
A scholarship established for Yukon residents enrolled in the drywall craft or any of the accredited apprenticeship trades training programs. Three year residency requirement.
A scholarship to help Yukon residents with expenses for post-secondary education in health sciences including health promotion, sports and fitness, medical technologies (radiology, x-ray technician, ultrasound technology), nursing, medicine, and physician training. Applicants must be Yukon residents and can be at any level of post-secondary education.
A scholarship for a woman studying journalism as a major and pursuing a career in journalism.
A scholarship for a Yukon student pursuing studies in nutrition, consumer studies, teaching or engineering. Preference given to 1st year Catholic students or any Yukon student attending St. Francis Xavier University. Successful recipients may re-apply but preference to new applicants. Preference given to those with demonstrated volunteer community service. Students must demonstrate financial need and have good grades.
A scholarship for a Yukon-born resident pursuing post-secondary training in nursing, or the humanity disciplines. Requirement: a letter to accompany the application setting out why the applicant has chosen their career path.
A scholarship for studies or training in:
accredited apprenticeship technical trades OR
home care nursing.
Two-year residency is required.
A scholarship for Yukon students in their 4th year or 5th year of studies, and Yukon post-graduate students, attending a post-secondary institute or studying by distance learning. Preference will go to students who are hard-working and have financial need.
Scholarships for Yukon students in 4th & 5th year or pursuing post-graduate degrees. The General Fund is made up of original funds that were invested when the Foundation was founded, as well as and a number of new, smaller funds.
ANN & STEVEN GEDROSE
CHECHAHKO CONSUMERS CO-OP LTD.
DIAMOND & JAMES QUONG MEMORIAL
DONALD FRIZZELL MEMORIAL
DOUGLAS JOHNSON MEMORIAL
DR. ALLAN DUNCAN MEMORIAL
DR. SALLY MACDONALD
ERIK NIELSEN MEMORIAL
FLO KITZ MEMORIAL
GRANT LIVINGSTON MEMORIAL
HELEN JANKO MEMORIAL
HENRY BESNER MEMORIAL
HERBIE BOUWMAN MEMORIAL
IVAN & DIANNA RAKETTI
JAEDYN AMANN MEMORIAL
JEFFERY YOUNG MEMORIAL
JIM DAVIE MEMORIAL
JOHN HOYT MEMORIAL
JOSHUA DAVID EBY MEMORIAL
MARJORIE ALMSTROM MEMORIAL
MEDICAL LABORATORY SCHOLARSHIP
NEDIEN HOGANSON MEMORIAL
NORMAN MATECHUK MEMORIAL
QUEENIE LEADER MEMORIAL
RED ROGERS MEMORIAL
ROBERT ARMSTRONG MEMORIAL
STEELE FAMILY MEMORIAL
VICTORIA BALDWIN MEMORIAL
WHITEHORSE SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB
A scholarship for a Canadian citizen enrolled in a Canadian university in the first or second year of a graduate Geology program and must be working on a thesis with a Yukon field component. An individual can be awarded the scholarship more than once. Priority is given to applicants who have not previously received the scholarship.
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.
A scholarship for Yukon graduates pursuing a degree in the field of education.
A scholarship to assist Yukon students in post-secondary education in the recreation field. One–year Yukon residency required.
Scholarships for Yukon students in any field of study - made possible from funds donated to the Yukon Foundation by the generosity of the Government of Yukon.
A scholarship for a student enrolled in a short-term (less than 6 months) arts and crafts program. Priority will be given to applicants who are: 21 years or younger, residents of the Campbell Region (Watson Lake to Carmacks), and/or members of a First Nation. Secondary students are eligible. Academic references are not a priority.
A scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in engineering sciences, with emphasis on geology. Must demonstrate financial need.
A scholarship for a Mayo student studying:
renewable resources OR
mechanics, including apprenticeship programs.
Students from Mayo have priority, but Yukon students can apply as well.
A scholarship for a student who has been a resident in Yukon for at least two years and enrolled in one of the following:
heavy duty mechanics or any registered apprenticeship trade
A scholarship established for Canadian post-secondary students who are studying or conducting research in natural and cultural history, with preference to studies that benefit national parks and national historic sites and that benefit the Chilkoot Trail or the Yukon.
A scholarship established for Yukon residents engaged in accredited apprentice trades training programs.
A scholarship for a student involved in the scholarly study, preservation, and enhancement, of historical and cultural activities related to the life and progress of the Yukon.
A scholarship for a students pursuing a career in the trades or working on project management qualifications.
A scholarship for a Yukon First Nation student enrolled in post-secondary certificate, diploma, degree, or accredited trades programs. Submit a brief essay describing your educational goals and demonstrated financial need. Provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counsellor or principal which speaks to hard work, dedication and commitment to educational goals.
A scholarship for post-secondary Yukon students studying:
business management OR
A scholarship for a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year post-secondary student studying for a university degree in mining or geology. Also eligible: post-graduate students studying mining engineering, geological engineering.
JAMES W. MURDOCH
A scholarship for a Yukon resident studying music, drama, or the fine arts.
A scholarship for students who are studying in the fields of geology, mining-related engineering, geophysics or earth sciences. Applicants must be a Yukon resident, attending Yukon University, or working for a placer mining / exploration company; and must provide a statement about their connection to the Yukon's mining industry.
A scholarship for a student who has graduated from Dawson City senior secondary school or Dawson City Campus of Yukon College and has been accepted at an accredited post-secondary institute. Applicants must demonstrate active involvement in volunteer work in their community. Academic achievement will be considered.
A scholarship to assist a Yukon student studying in the fields of:
museum studies OR
A scholarship for a Yukon student studying at a college or university in the field of social sciences, particularly humanities.
A scholarship to assist Yukon students enrolled in post-secondary education outside of the Yukon and who is studying medicine, specifically sports medicine. Applicants must have graduated from a Yukon high school.
A scholarship for a student pursuing studies in mining and a second scholarship for a student studying animal husbandry.
A scholarship for a Yukon student to pursue post-secondary studies in the fields of:
health sciences OR
Preferences for students who can demonstrate financial need. High academic grades are not a requirement.
A scholarship established by the Rowan family for post-secondary studies in:
teacher training or
registered apprenticeship trades training programs.
A scholarship for a Yukon resident pursuing either aircraft restoration or aircraft maintenance engineering. Must demonstrate financial need and have resided in Yukon for minimum of 5 years.
A scholarship for a student who is conducting research about, or studies in, Yukon history. This fund established in 1966 to battle the take-over of Klondike history by other parts of Canada.
A scholarship open to members of the KPMA and their immediate families. Requirements:
Yukon graduate enrolled in post-secondary studies
A letter of recommendation from any professional person aware of your career goals.
A brief essay on placer mining what it means and what it has done for you.
A scholarship for post-secondary students enrolled in architecture or drafting. Three-year Yukon residency required.
A scholarship for a Yukon high-school graduate studying for a degree or certificate in journalism. Student must have good academic grades.
A scholarship for a Yukon graduate pursuing a certificate or degree in:
Two-year Yukon residency required.
A scholarship for a Yukon resident pursuing post-secondary studies in business (e.g. business management, accounting). Applicants must demonstrate financial need and good grades. Five-year Yukon residency required.
A scholarship for Yukon students attending an accredited art or music school.
A scholarship for an established Yukon resident, who has exhibited mechanical abilities, to further his/her/their skills in refrigeration, air conditioning, or allied mechanical trades at a properly recognized educational institution or factory training facility sponsored by equipment manufacturers.
MARY & OLE LUNDE
A scholarship for Yukon post-secondary students enrolled in: full-time studies in the fields of medical technologies, health sciences or medical studies (medicine or nursing). Two-year Yukon residency required.
A scholarship for Yukon post-secondary students studying scientific research or medicine.
A scholarship for a Yukon resident studying trades, design, or construction at a technical school or apprenticeship program. Two-year Yukon residency required. Two letters of reference demonstrating creativity, diligence, and enthusiasm.
A scholarship for physically challenged persons pursuing post-secondary studies.
A scholarship for students who are contributing to the ongoing acquisition of knowledge about the Mayo District.
A scholarship ($2,000) established for a Yukon First Nation student who is pursuing a law degree and enrolled in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year studies.
A scholarship for a student pursuing post-secondary studies in STEM education at a trades school, technical college or university. Applicants must provide a statement about their passion for innovation and their possible involvement in Robotics, and/or Destination Imagination, and/or a STEM program. Additional statements about community contributions, financial need, and intent to return to the Yukon will be requested in the application.
A scholarship for post-secondary students. Applicants are to submit a 500 word essay on how their education will make a contribution to the well-being of Northern Canadians.
A fund established to promote Yukon writers of any genre who are previously published. Five-year Yukon residency required.
A scholarship for a Yukon school graduate pursuing post-secondary studies in:
trades training OR
Yukon environment's natural resources.
Demonstrated financial need. Three years residency required.
A scholarship for a young person to receive extra training in dance. Three-years Yukon residency and a letter of reference from your dance teacher is required.
A scholarship for a post-secondary student specializing in:
art-related studies OR
mining or geology or gemology.
A travel bursary to assist F.H. Collins Grade 11 and Grade 12 students participating in secondary school international travel. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Must be a good citizen who is respected by her/his peers, teachers, and other members of the community. Must have a letter of support from the educator responsible for the travel program.
A scholarship for post-secondary or post-graduate Yukon students pursuing studies in Renewable Resources. Must be a Canadian Citizen living in the Na’cho Nyak Dun/Northern Tutchone district. Two-year residency required unless applicant has been living outside of the territory for educational purposes.
A scholarship to assist graduates of Porter Creek Secondary School who are entering a university or vocational/technical/trade school and have been a resident of Porter Creek for a minimum of two years at the time they complete their last year of high school. Proof of residency must be submitted in the form of a letter from the School Principal. Candidates will be evaluated on the following attributes:
Good Citizenship: Participation in school and community affairs.
Good Character: Interpersonal relationships, attitudes to fellow students and teachers and personal traits.
Conduct: Punctuality/attendance/behaviour/ work habits/attitude.
Two letters of reference required.
A scholarship ($1,000) to support the vocational development of Yukon students, in particular a student pursuing a career in a health-related field. Applicants must submit a statement about: how their values reflect those of Rotary; and how their communications skills and volunteerism. Requirements:
statement about applicant's communication skills, volunteerism, and how their values reflect Rotary values
minimum 2-year health related program
two letters of reference
RICK & MAUREEN NIELSEN ACTION CANADA Northern Youth Research Award
A scholarship for a student who is working on 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.
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. Applicants must have one-year Yukon or Atlin residency and must be registered in a recognized post-secondary institute of learning.
A scholarship established to provide financial support for a Yukon student who is enrolled full-time in a trade or technical program or school.
A scholarship for a post-secondary student pursuing studies in agriculture or who is pursuing skills that support agriculture.
A scholarship to be granted to worthy applicants for the scholarly research and authorship of Yukon history.
A scholarship to support students 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.
A scholarship for women studying law. Demonstrated financial need and good grades required. Five-year Yukon residency required. Established by Ballarat Mines and the family in memory of Marion & Harold Schmidt and their son Craig Anthony.
SENATORS STUDENT TRAVEL BURSARY (Not available for 2022)
A travel bursary to assist Yukon senior secondary students to attend events in Ottawa to learn about Canadian political leadership. A letter of recommendation from a leader in your community is required.
A scholarship ($500) for a student studying forensic identification, criminology (criminal justice), or forensic sciences, who is enrolled in their 2nd year of studies or higher. Preference will be given to RCMP family members, followed by family members of other police forces.
A scholarship for a Yukon resident who is pursuing post-secondary training in the field of education. A high school or university transcript is required, whichever is most recent. Applicants are also asked to submit information about their community activities.
A scholarship for a veteran or a Yukoner who has been a cadet. Proof required. One-year Yukon residency required.
A scholarship ($1,000) for a:
1. Yukon resident who has completed a Trades Training Certificate and who is enrolled in registered course studies to further their education.
2. Yukon resident who has completed a Trades Training Certificate and who is enrolled in a Construction Design program.
A scholarship for studies in any area which would be of benefit to the development of northern communities, including but not limited to:
the areas of justice
alternate dispute resolution
This fund was established to honour the the spirit and work of Judge Barry Stuart and Bill Sim.
A scholarship ($1000) to support students who are furthering their education in any field of social justice, and to encourage study in social justice and global solidarity. Applicants must submit a short essay describing their educational goals and how these contribute to social justice.
A scholarship for a student enrolled in post-secondary studies in dance, and another scholarship for a student of social sciences or the trades.
A scholarship for students pursuing environmental studies. Five-year residency is required.
A scholarship to support a Porter Creek Secondary School graduate enrolled in post-secondary environmental studies.
A scholarship to assist Yukon post-secondary and post-graduate students in electrical engineering, electrical technology or any electrical-enhanced studies and who are attending or planning to attend a post-secondary institution and /or continue studies by distance learning. Apprenticeship graduates may apply to this fund if their studies are a continuation of their apprenticeship and who wish to enhance their careers by furthering their education.
TONY DE LA MARE
A scholarship for studies in the health sciences fields. The intention of the fund is to provide support for students who are seeking training for future work in order to turn their lives around. Three year residency is required and an intention to return to Yukon.
A scholarship to provide financial support for a post-secondary Yukon student who has been accepted into an accredited trades training program. Five-year Yukon residency required.
A scholarship developed to support Yukon graduates who are pursuing post-secondary studies and pursuing Varsity-level sports. Applicants must have graduated from a Yukon high school. The student must be competing in a varsity level sports program. Preference will be given to students competing in CCAA or CIS leagues. Participation in any sport is acceptable.
A scholarship to benefit senior citizens.
A scholarship for a Yukon student pursuing advanced musical studies.
VILLAGE OF MAYO HERITAGE
A scholarship for a Mayo-area (Mayo, Stewart Crossing, Elsa, Keno) student pursuing post-secondary studies (college, university or trade school). Applicants to provide a short essay on how their education plans will benefit the community and Yukon as a whole.
A scholarship awarded to a woman furthering her education at any recognized educational institution. Demonstrated financial need. Two-year Yukon residency required.
A scholarship for a graduate of a Yukon high school who is studying in a discipline related to mining. Applicants must be entering into their second year of studies, at a minimum.
A scholarship to assist current or past club members with post-secondary education at a recognized university, college or trade school. Must have been a member of Glacier Bears for three consecutive seasons.
WHITEHORSE LIONS CLUB BURSARY
A bursary ($1,000) to assist a Yukoner who graduated from a Yukon high school and is attending post-secondary education.
A scholarship ($1,000) to assist a Yukoner with flight or ground school.
A scholarship ($1,000) to assist Yukon residents engaged in accredited apprentice trades training programs.
A scholarship for a woman, 25 years of age or over, requiring financial assistance to further their education. Five-year Yukon residency required. Demonstrated financial need.
A scholarship to fund Yukon students pursuing tourism-related studies: e.g., tourism management, administration, marketing, hospitality, mountain rescue, ski patrol, avalanche control, search/rescue, camp expediters. One-year continuous Yukon residency required. Applicants must submit an essay how about how this award will provide future benefits to and/or support for Yukon tourism industry.
A scholarship for Yukon First Nations students. Established by donation from the original Yukon Indian Craft Shop for the education of Yukon First Nations children and to preserve the cultural heritage of Yukon First Nations people.
Three scholarships (each for $1,000) for Yukon residents are awarded through this fund each year. Applicants must be graduates of a Yukon secondary school and are pursuing post-graduate work (master’s degree or PhD) at a recognized Canadian University. Applications must include the following:
a letter of admission indicating the university and the post-graduate program
a current transcript
a resume indicating the Yukon school from which you graduated and relevant educational and work experience, and your career objectives.
A scholarship for a Yukon student attending a recognized post-secondary course of study in the field of wildlife management or whose studies qualify them to work in a national/territorial park or an historic preserve.
YUKON RECYCLING RESEARCH
A scholarship ($2,500*) to support a student to research and study activities to promote and enhance recycling and other strategies to reduce waste in the Yukon. Students may apply more than once.
*This award is either a scholarship or a grant each year.
YUKON SCOUT COUNCIL - SHAWN KITCHEN (Not available in 2022)
A travel bursary to assist Yukon scouting youth and registered Yukon scouter adults to attend Canadian jamborees and world jamborees.