Established in memory of Elaine (Sweet) Whitford
The Elaine (Sweet) Whitford Scholarship Fund was established to support Northwest Territories (NWT) residents pursuing post secondary studies in social work or nursing.
Applications for the scholarship are open to individuals resident in the Northwest Territories for at least two years. To be eligible, an individual must be entering their second or subsequent year of post secondary studies in social work or nursing at a recognized College or University.
Factors taken into consideration in reviewing grant applications from individuals include:
- An understanding of the important role they play in community development as a professional social worker or nurse,
- Community involvement,
- Commitment to social work or nursing, and
- Economic need.
First priority will be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry who have lived in the Northwest Territories for at least one half of their lives; second priority will be given to other individuals who have lived in the Northwest Territories for at least one half of their lives.
The deadline for applications is May 15 of each year. Applications must include a written essay of at least 500 words on why they are applying for the grant. Applications must also include written confirmation of acceptance in a second year of post secondary studies in social work and nursing and documentation confirming residency. A Proof of Residency (PDF 65kb) form must be submitted along with the application.