Eugène Roach Memorial Fund

About the Eugène Roach Memorial Fund

Established in 2022, the purpose of the Eugène Roach Memorial Fund is to support residents of the Northwest Territories pursuing post-secondary or trades studies in any field.

Applicants must exemplify a strong love for their community through leadership, strong work ethic and involvement in sport. 

Application process

Individuals interested in applying must create a profile on our application portal. Once your profile is created, you will need to complete our eligibility quiz and then submit a scholarship application to the Eugène Roach Memorial 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 Eugene Roach Memorial Fund was created by Eugene’s family in memory of his legacy in education, coaching and supporting sports and recreation in the North. Eugene was a physical educations teacher at Ecole Saint Joseph School for 18 years, where his time was spent organizing, coaching or traveling to sports tournaments with students. His involvement as coach for the NWT Archery Team at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games and the 2019 Canada Winter Games brought the first NWT athletes to the sport in those Games. Eugene also highly valued community connection, spending 16 years with the Yellowknife WIMPS Hockey Association, and creating/performing music to honour his Acadian culture. His relentless work ethic to his passions, commitment to the community and steadfast dedication are values and traits that this Fund hopes to uphold.


Please note that award amounts vary year by year.

In order to be eligible to apply for the Eugene Roach Memorial Fund, you must be:

  • A resident of the Northwest Territories for at least 12 consecutive months
  • Pursuing post-secondary studies in any 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 involvement in sport and recreation, your community involvement, your work ethic and community leadership
  • You will provide the email address of a reference to support your application. Your reference can be a teacher, mentor, guidance counselor, 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 Effie Lockhart

For more information

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

Yellowknife Community Foundation


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