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Friends of Fred Carmichael Scholarship

The Yellowknife Community Foundation and Fred Carmichael are pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement in support of the Friends of Fred Carmichael Scholarship.

Students enrolled in Adult Learning Basic Education courses in the Beaufort Delta or Sahtu Regions of the NWT are eligible to apply. Scholarships may be awarded to individuals who:

  1. Persevere with academic pursuits while facing difficult social and economic challenges and obstacles to success.
  2. Demonstrate academic effort.
  3. Complete the prescribed application form and prescribed instructor’s referral form (both available from Student Counsellor, Aurora College, Inuvik).
  4. For greater certainty, this scholarship is for Adult Learning Basic Education students only and does not include “Access” or “Certificate/Diploma” students.

Annually the Inuvik Campus Student Counsellor will seek applications for scholarships when funds are available to make an award. Applications must be submitted by email, facsimile, or in hard copy to: Student Counsellor, Aurora College, Inuvik (NWT) by 5 p.m. the first Friday of April, annually. Applicants are eligible to receive the scholarship one time only.

On June 5, 2013 the University of Saskatchewan awarded Fred an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree. The convocation address outlined how the scholarship came to be.

“Friend Carmichael is a businessman, commerical pilot, political leader and Gwich’in Elder who exemplies the spirit of Aboriginal Northerners. From 2000-2008, Fred served as President of the Gwich’in Tribal Council and CEO of the Gwich’in Development Corporation. When Fred decided not to run for re-election in 2008, his business associates asked what type of gift Fred would like as a token of appreciation for his work with them. Fred asked that a scholarship fund be set up for adult students in the region who are returning to school to better their education.” (adapted from University of Saskatchewan)

Donations are still accepted for the Friends of Fred Carmichael Scholarship. They can be made to the Yellowknife Community Foundation on line through CanadaHelps.Org or you can use your credit card to make donations directly to the Foundation by mail, email or phone or in person at our office at the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre. You can also download and complete the donation form (please mark Friends of Fred Carmichael on the form) and mail it with a cheque to the Yellowknife Community Foundation at:

Yellowknife Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1620
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2P2

T: (867) 446 4527
E: info@YellowknifeCommunityFoundation.ca

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