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Mines for Minds - Yukon Party Award
The modular nature and remote locations of the courses in the Environmental Monitoring program require scheduling outside of standard post-secondary timelines. This impacts the ability of some students to access grants, scholarships and/or bursaries, as the courses do not comply with traditional application criteria or procedures. Students are also expected to travel to remote locations and to possess industry-specific gear. The Mines for Minds Giving Circle Award will support students in this program in the following ways:
- Tuition bursaries
- Remote location access grants
- Gear grants
Members of the Yukon Party Executive came together to offer $2,000 annually to Yukon University students enrolled in the Environmental Monitoring program, especially those who reside in communities outside Whitehorse, to attain a meaningful, skilled education in the territory’s mineral exploration and development industry.
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Be one of:
- A Yukon First Nation citizen
- An Indigenous citizen
- A resident of a Yukon community at least 50 kilometres outside of Whitehorse City Limits
- Be registered in the Yukon University's Environmental Monitoring program
NOTE: No application is required for this award. The Environmental Monitoring Program Coordinator will facilitate disbursement of these funds.