From VK to C in 50 Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship, valued at $2,000 (to a maximum of $8,000), is to assist a student beginning his/her/their studies in an undergraduate degree program at Yukon University. This award will begin in the fall of 2023 and will be available for up to four years.


The VK to C in 50 Scholarships were established by an anonymous donor to mark his 50th anniversary in Canada. Arriving here as a refugee, he benefited from Canada’s educational system and went on to become a world-class nation builder. Turning to philanthropy in his retirement, he has offered scholarships in every province and territory to mark this special occasion, and to thank Canada for the opportunities it has afforded him. VK is Velke Kapusany, Slovakia, the donor’s birthplace, while C signifies Canada. The Ottawa Community Foundation is pleased to facilitate this act of generosity from coast to coast to coast.


  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be accepted for the first time into one of the following programs at Yukon University in the Fall of 2023: Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance; Bachelor of Business Administration; Northern Environmental and Conservation Studies; Social Work; Yukon Native Teacher Education; Yukon Native Teacher Education After Degree
  • Be registered full-time at Yukon University
  • Remain in good academic standing throughout your program
  • Demonstrate financial need


Completed Student Financial Award Application Form
Application deadline