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


Lorene Robertson Writing Award: $2,000
Application Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017

The family of Lorene Robertson has created a $2,000 award for a Yukon College student who has completed upgrading courses and is currently registered in a Yukon College credit program. 

Lorene grew up in the suburbs of Vancouver but always dreamed of living near the wilderness in the North. She moved to Whitehorse at age 33 in 1988 where she was able to pursue her twin passions of paddling the Yukon rivers and riding her horse in dressage competitions or with her partner Hugh Monaghan in the hills above Lake Laberge.  Lorene was a creative and engaging English teacher for over 25 years at Yukon College teaching primarily in the Adult Basic Education program.  She was an excellent writer, editor and mentor and particularly loved teaching and writing poetry.  She also developed curriculum for the Northern Institute of Social Justice. 

She received two awards from the College – one in 1995 for her innovative teaching and one in 2014 for her many contributions to the College.  She was particularly proud of establishing the College Writing Centre where students could receive individual mentoring to improve their writing.   She passed away in August 2014 due to a tragic fall from her much-loved horse.

This writing award in Lorene’s name, hopes to continue her legacy of inspiring others to find their voice and tell their stories especially about their experience of living in the North.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time or part-time (minimum 2 courses) in a Yukon College credit program
  • Have completed a minimum of three upgrading courses (ABE or equivalent program) at Yukon College (less courses may also be considered)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Write a submission (maximum 600 words) with the theme – Our Northern Homeland (poetry is eligible)

Documents you need to submit: