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.

2023 key dates

1 April, 12.01am

Scholarship application portal opens. 

15 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. 

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

For students that are applying to the Butler-Hushagen Health Education Fund, here are some things that you will be including in your application:

  • A personal essay 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
  • A description of your academic achievement and academic ability to be successful in your chosen field
  • A letter of reference related to your academic achievement and ability
  • A letter of reference from a health care professional or community leader

Please keep in mind that all applications to YKCF scholarships require the applicant to submit a proof of residency affidavit (which you will be able to find when you create an account on our application portal), and a confirmation of acceptance (or a letter of admission) to a post-secondary institution.

You can apply through our scholarship application portal

Please note you will need to create an account, and complete our eligibility quiz to see which Fund you are eligible to apply.

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

  • 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 information@ykcf.ca or by phone at +1-867 446 4527.