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Yellowknife Community Foundation

Adolph Duesterhus STEM Scholarship

Established in 2020 by the estate of Adolf Duesterhus, the Adolf Duesterhus STEM Scholarship Fund was established to support Yellowknife residents pursuing post-secondary studies in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).

Prerequisites 

Applicants must be:

  • Residents of Yellowknife for a minimum of two years
  • Pursuing post-secondary studies in Science, Techonology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) at an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Planning on returning to the North after studies are complete.

Applications 

Applicants must submit a personal essay outlining:

  • Why they are applying for the scholarship
  • The benefit they and the community they live in will obtain from the scholarship
  • Their community involvement and contribution
  • How the scholarship will assist them in achieving their STEM based goals

Applications must also include:

  • Confirmation of acceptance (letter of admission) in a STEM program at an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Information on the field of study being undertaken
  • One letter of reference from a teacher, STEM professional or community leader,
  • A Proof of Residency form must be submitted along with the application.
Past Recipients
  • 2021 Bethany Giovanetto

Established

2020

Purpose

Support Yellowknife residents pursuing post-secondary studies in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).