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Yellowknife Community Foundation

Butler-Hushagen Health Education Fund

Established in by 2020 Rob Butler and Tannis Hushagen, the Butler-Hushagen Health Education Fund was established to support Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon residents pursuing post-secondary studies in a health related field.

Prerequisites Applications for the scholarship are open to individuals who are a resident of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut or Yukon for a minimum of two years. To be eligible, an individual must be registered to attend a University, College or Technical Institute (e.g. SAIT) or an accredited program leading to a Degree or Diploma in a health-related field and planning on returning to the North after studies are complete.

Applications The deadline for applications is May 15 of each year. Applications must include a written essay of a maximum of 500 words on:

  1. How they have demonstrated the academic ability to be successful in their chosen field,
  2. How providing the scholarship to the applicant will benefit the north,
  3. The applicant’s past/current involvement in and contribution(s) to their community,
  4. Willingness to be involved in promotional activities in relation to this grant.

Applications must also include:

  1. Written confirmation of acceptance in a University, College or Technical Institute (e.g. SAIT) or an accredited program leading to a Degree or Diploma in a health-related field,
  2. Information on the field of study being undertaken,
  3. Educational transcripts for the most recent year of study,
  4. One letter of reference from a teacher, health care professional or community leader,
  5. A Proof of Residency (PDF 65kb) form must be submitted along with the application.
Past recipients
  • 2020 Kleinberg Fernandez and Zahir Hirani

Established

2020

Purpose

Support Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon residents pursuing post-secondary studies in a health related field.

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