$22,200 in financial support available to YukonU students; Oct. 1 deadline approaches

$22,200 in financial support available to YukonU students; Oct. 1 deadline approaches 

WHITEHORSE, YT—Yukon University students can access $22,200 in financial support from generous donors, including several being offered for the very first time. Many award deadlines are October 1, with a further $24,300 available January 31. 

The $500 Andrew G. Smith Scholarship for Commitment and Vision is available to full-time students enrolled in the Renewable Resources Management (RRM) or Northern Science programs. Smith graduated from the RRM program in 2015 and has since created this award for students with drive and vision to excel. 

"It's important for me to give back to the program and school that has given me so much. The leaders of the workforce of tomorrow are the leaders in the classroom today, and those outstanding individuals deserve to be recognized," said Smith. 

The $500 Hougen Business and Community Service Award created by Rolf and Margaret Hougen is available to students enrolled in the second year of the Business Administration program who are actively volunteering with a local community organization. 

The $1000 Kobayashi+Zedda Architects Bursary is available to female students studying full-time in any trades program. 

Three bursaries—two $500 awards and one $1,000 award—are available to students in the University Access Pathways program. These awards were made possible by family and friends coming together with Bell Canada and NorthwesTel to honour the memory of Paul Flaherty, former board chair and long-time supporter of Yukon University and its students. 

Students are encouraged to explore the awards available to them at yukonu.ca/awards/ and apply by Friday, October 1.

For more information, please contact

Bunne Palamar

Financial Aid Advisor

Student Support Services
Office of the Registrar

Blake Buckle

Director, Development

Governance and External

Michael Vernon

Communications Coordinator

Governance and External

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