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Nicole Lacroix
Enrolment Management Advisor
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awards@yukoncollege.yk.ca

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 awards@yukoncollege.yk.ca.


 

Hougen Business & Community Service Award: $500
Application Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017

In recognition of the valuable contributions students make to their community when volunteering their time, Rolf and Margaret Hougen would like to provide a $500 award to a Yukon College student enrolled in the second year of the Business Diploma program.

Rolf and Margaret Hougen have been pillars of the North for their entire adult lives. In a book documenting their history, they provided advice to their own grandchildren and would like to share this advice with applicants for the scholarship:
Education is important and will give you an excellent foundation for all of your endeavours in the years ahead.  Build yourself into a person of integrity and trustworthiness, and ensure you have a reputation for honesty.  Seek advice from those around you but in the end make up your own mind.  When starting out in your career, be prepared to live simply until you can reduce your debts and are successful enough to afford some luxuries.

Rolf was the founder of many Yukon community organizations, including: the Young People’s Association, the first Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous event, and the Yukon Foundation. Nationally, Rolf chaired the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and co-founded the satellite delivery network Cancom, the first company in the world to provide a unique system to deliver radio and television to remote and underserved regions of Canada. Rolf is also a recipient of the Order of Canada. To this day, both Rolf and Margaret remain committed contributors to the arts community in the Yukon and to the preservation of the territory’s unique heritage.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in second year of the Business Administration diploma program at Yukon College
  • Provide a letter from a community organization stating that you are a volunteer. The letter must include: confirmation that you are currently volunteering with the organization; the date you started to volunteer with this organization; an approximation of the number of hours you have volunteered; and your duties

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: Students may receive the award twice. Preference goes to those who have not received it in the past. If there is more than one applicant with comparable societal contributions, the student with the highest GPA will be selected.