Butler-Hushagen Health Education Fund

About the Butler Hushagen Health Education Fund

Established in 2020, the purpose of the Butler-Hushagen Health Education Fund is to support residents of the Northwest Territories, Yukon or Nunavut (for at least the last two years) pursuing post-secondary studies in a health-related field. 

Applicants must be pursuing or already 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. 

Application process

Individuals interested in applying must create a profile on our scholarship application portal. Once your profile is created, you will need to complete our eligibility quiz and then submit a scholarship application to the Butler-Hushagen Health Education Fund.

2024 key dates

2 April, 12.01am

Scholarship application portal opens. 

31 May, 11.59pm

Scholarship application portal closes. Late applications not accepted.

Mid- to late July

Funding distributed to scholarship recipients. 

Please find the application process below, including some frequently asked questions. 

The Butler-Hushagen Health Education Fund was established in 2020 by Rob Butler and Tannis Hushagen. 


Please note that award amounts vary year by year.

In order to be eligible to apply for the Butler-Hushagen Health Education Fund, you must be:

  • A resident of the Northwest Territories for at least the last 24 consecutive months (2 years)
  • Pursuing or registered in post-secondary studies at a University, College or Technical Insitute (e.g. SAIT) or an accredited program leading to a Degree or Diploma in a health-related field

All of our scholarship application forms and additional materials need to be submitted on our scholarship application portal.

  • You will complete a questionnaire describing your past, current and future community contributions, how receiving this scholarship will benefit the north, and your plans on returning to the North after your studies are complete.
  • You will write a brief statement describing your academic achievement and academic ability to be successful in your chosen field
  • You will provide the email address of a reference to describe your academic achievement. Your reference can be a teacher, mentor, employer, etc. We will email your reference a recommendation form to fill out.

You must be an eligible resident to apply for a scholarship.
As such, YKCF requires you to make a residency declaration and have a witness sign off.
However, you do not need to print out any forms!
Each residency declaration is a one-click question embedded within the application process.
You just need to provide the email address of your residency witness, and they will be emailed directly.

You can only apply through our online application portal. In 2024, the application portal opens on April 2nd.

Access it here: https://www.grantinterface.ca/Home/Logon?urlkey=yellowknifescholarship

Mailed and emailed applications will not be accepted barring extreme circumstances.

If you have more questions, check back to our FAQs on our scholarship page!

  • 2023 Nicole Fradette
  • 2022 Samantha Goodwin
  • 2021 Lauren Eggenberger
  • 2020 Kleinberg Fernandez and Zahir Hirani

For more information

If you require assistance or have questions about the Butler-Hushagen Health Education Fund, please do hesitate to contact the Yellowknife Community Foundation office at grants@ykcf.ca or by phone at +1-867 446 4527.