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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

Applicants must be:

  • Residents of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut or Yukon for at least two years
  • 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
  • Planning on returning to the North after studies are complete

Applications must submit a personal essay outlining:

  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

Applications must also include:

  1. Confirmation of acceptance (letter of admission) 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 form must be submitted along with the application.
Past recipients
  • 2021 Lauren Eggenberger
  • 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.