Nicole Lacroix
Enrolment Management Advisor
t: 867-668-8844

Financial Awards

Students are at the heart of Yukon College and are an integral part of Yukon’s future. Our Financial Awards program can help you reach your educational goals. Yukon College and our generous donors understand the value of an education, so we supply a variety of awards to help you support your educational and living costs.

Awards can be based on academic or personal achievement, or financial need, along with other specialized criteria. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

How to apply

Click on each award below to see whether you are eligible to apply and what documents you need to submit.

Whether you are applying for one or many awards, you need to fill out the following two documents only once:

  1. Student Financial Award Application
  2. Student Financial Award Application Waiver

Each award has additional application requirements and additional documents you need to submit. For instance, some require a Budget Sheet and some require a letter or essay. Please read the information carefully, and if you have any questions feel free to contact the Student Services Centre at 867.668.8720.

Applications can be submitted in person at the Student Services Centre, Ayamdigut Campus or to


Audrey McLaughlin Award in Social Work: $500
Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Friends of Audrey McLaughlin established this $500 award in honour of her 80th birthday.

Born in Ontario, Audrey McLaughlin was executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association and a social worker in Toronto, prior to moving to Whitehorse in 1979. In the Yukon, Audrey opened a consulting business, working on projects such as child welfare legislation and research on land claims and Aboriginal self-government. In 1987, Audrey was recruited to run for the New Democratic Party nomination, which she won, going on to win the federal by-election later that year. The first New Democratic MP ever elected in Yukon, Audrey distinguished herself in the House. She was chosen Party Leader two years later - the first woman to lead a national political party in Canadian history. Audrey remained party leader until 1995 and represented Yukon as Member of Parliament until 1997. Audrey holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Toronto, Guelph, and Northern British Columbia. An Officer of the Order of Canada, Audrey continues to be an active community volunteer and a strong advocate for democracy, peace, and public service at home and in developing nations throughout the world.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a female student
  • Have been a Yukon resident for a minimum of two years immediately prior to this application
  • Be registered full-time in the Social Work degree program at Yukon College
  • Be an active community volunteer
  • Write a short essay describing (maximum two pages):
  • How long you have been in the Yukon prior to this application
  • Volunteer roles and responsibilities, including how this volunteer experience and your education will support democracy, public service and your career goals

Documents you need to submit: